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What You’ll Be Creating If you haven’t seen Taylor Swift’s video for her hit song, Style , then do yourself a favor and check it out! Not surprisingly it’s a “stylistic” video, and it contains some wonderfully inspiring effects using silhouettes and double exposures. In this series of tutorials I’m deconstructing some of those effects and showing you how to reproduce them in Adobe Photoshop. Taylor Swift’s video for her song Style
What You’ll Be Creating Giving a nod to the golden era of French cinema, this New Wave-inspired poster picks up on the graphic elements and je-ne-sais-quoi charm of 1960s independent film.
In an ideal world, we would have beautiful, correctly exposed RAW images to work with all the time. What we have in reality, for a variety of reasons, is often an incorrectly exposed JPEG. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to bring some lost detail back into an under-exposed JPEG image using Adobe Photoshop. The Challenge of JPEG Images There are many situations where you might have to work with a less-than-ideal JPEG image. I advise always shooting in RAW when you can but sometimes that isn’t
Advertise here with BSA Adobe Photoshop is one of the more complicated programs because it can be used for a wide array of purposes. But once you nail down the fundamental tools it becomes a lot easier to envision how you might create certain effects in future work. One of the confusing ideas that often trips new users is the difference between a layer mask and a clipping mask. They behave similarly but should be used for different purposes. This guide will cover the basics of both layer masks & clipping masks while demonstrating how you might use them in real-world projects. Both should be useful at different times and if you want to master Photoshop then you’ll need to understand these crucial differences. General Masking The term “mask” is used in digital compositing to represent elements which are hidden or partially hidden from view. Both clipping & layer masks perform similar functions: they show/hide pixels in a non-destructive manner. For example if you want to remove the sky from a photo you can do this with a number of tools like magic wand or magic eraser. However both of those methods will permanently remove the pixels. In many cases this would be fine but other times you’ll prefer to mask those pixels instead of delete them. Generally speaking, layer masks provide more control over …
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The Difference Between Layer Masks & Clipping Masks in Photoshop
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In this Pop Art Vector tutorial we are going to learn how to recreate the illustration style used for Pop Art . This type of illustration is taken from a printing process named “ Ben-Day dots “. The difference between the Ben-Day effect vs halftone effect is that for the first, the dots are always of equal size and distribution. To create this pop art vector effect, we’re going to be using custom patterns and experimenting with different color combinations to achieve a truly pop art effect for our avatar. Lastly we are going to learn how to keep a pop art style consistent in your avatar no matter the image size. Let’s begin! Tutorial Details: Pop Art Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Shape Tools, Custom Swatches, Pattern Fills, Pattern Coloration, Pathfinder Tools, Brushes. Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour. Final Image: Pop Art Vector Step 1: Pop Art Vector To start out our pop art vector tutorial, we will start from a line drawing of the face in close up. This line drawing could be with simple strokes, nothing too complicated. Next we’ll create the shadows with objects filled with solid black. Use the Pen Tool (P) to draw the objects and try to give…
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What You’ll Be Creating If you follow my tutorials on a regular basis, you’ll know that I’m no stranger to a silhouette scene . I love creating them, as they’re easy to do and you can learn some new techniques along the way. I try to vary the tips you could pick up from them. In this silhouette tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create an easy swan silhouette swamp scene in Adobe Illustrator. With some creative tricks using the Twirl Tool, Scribble effect and some of Illustrator’s own brushes, I’ll show you how easy it is to create a Pen Tool free silhouette scene in a short amount of time. Tutorial Asset For this tutorial, I’m going to be using a stock image from PhotoDune. However, if you’re able to confidently draw a swan, or anything else present on a lake, you’re free to create this on your own and skip the swan step. Swan stock image 1.
What You’ll Be Creating You’ve probably seen this interesting effect of two or more overlapping photos on the covers of music albums, in modern magazines and in advertisements. In this tutorial we’ll create a trendy double exposure effect in Adobe Photoshop with the help of Blending Modes and Clipping Masks in a few steps. Let’s do it! In photography and cinematography, multiple exposure is a combination of two or more exposures to create a single image. Initially, this is a technique in which the camera shutter is opened more than once to expose the film multiple times, usually to different images. However, with our modern software, we can easily recreate a similar effect in Adobe Photoshop. 1. Prepare the Main Photo Step 1 For the base of our image, we’ll be using the following photo of a young man from Stockvault.net . You can use any photo to your liking, for example, from your personal archive. However, make sure that the background of your photo
What You’ll Be Creating The real world is dirty. Really dirty. Look closely enough at almost any surface that surrounds us, and you will find some degree of dirt or grime, or decay, or weathering. It’s all a part of the natural chaos of this world.
What You’ll Be Creating Hi there fellow icon lovers, today’s quick tip sheds light on the process of creating convincing icons in Adobe Illustrator. As a subject for our little case study, I’ve chosen a fruit, more precisely a strawberry, which we will have dipped in chocolate. I chose the reference image from PhotoDune’s large library of images and it can be found on