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For our Tuts+ Digital Painting 101 series , we are determined to break down digital painting to a language you can understand. Today’s post is dedicated to painting in grayscale, a favored approach by many artists to carve out the essentials before moving on to color. Why Paint in Grayscale? Painting in grayscale, or painting in “black and white”, means that you’re using a limited range of gray values as opposed to a full spectrum of color.
I have a photography themed Photoshop tutorial for you today, showing how to create a washed out matte photo effect that mimics the analog photography techniques of split toning. With just a few steps we can transform a photo into a moody image with unusual tones. Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: Matte Split Toning Effect in Photoshop appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
I have a brand new resource for my Access All Areas members this week, courtesy of Sivioco . Brush Lab is a collection of over 90 Brushes and 5 Actions, but these aren’t your average Photoshop brushes! The problem with a typical texture brush is it doesn’t really behave much like a brush at all. Rather than being able to paint with them, you usually have to click repeatedly across your canvas, building up areas of texture click by click. With Brush Lab, Sivioco has created a unique set of Photoshop brushes that solves this problem, giving you the ability to effectively “paint” texture onto your canvas for a quicker, smoother, more natural experience. Sam Jones of Sivioco creates simple tools and resources to help designers work better, faster, and smarter. His popular Creative Market store contains some exceptional resources for Photoshop and Illustrator…
Advertise here with BSA Adobe Photoshop has come a long way since it was originally released in 1990. While Adobe has put out their latest “monthly subscription” suite of Creative Cloud, many designers choose to stick with the last iteration of CS6. The CS6 pack is still incredibly powerful and there’s not much of a difference from CS6 to CC. However going back in time there is a tremendous difference between CS6 and CS2 or CS3. So it’s worth getting up to speed with all the new tools and techniques for the CS6/CC collection. This how-to guide will focus on how to manipulate shapes in Photoshop CS6. The options bar has some new tools and there are brand new techniques for creating shapes at manual width/height values. If you’re using either CS6 or CC then these tips will dramatically improve your workflow. Creating Shapes Quickly First is the creation of new shapes in Photoshop CS6. In older versions you would need to grab a shape tool and drag out the shape you want. This wouldn’t always guarantee a perfect size but you could set the size manually in the shape options bar. In older versions of Photoshop this would be in a different location on the options bar. But…
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Basic Shape Manipulation Techniques in Photoshop CS6
In today’s video tutorial I explain how to create a realistic painted watercolor effect in Photoshop. We’ll use a variety of filters to replicate the mottled appearance of real life watercolour paintings. This technique works particularly well with landscape images, which are also a popular subject for real life watercolour paintings. If you want to save some time, check out my free Artistic Photo Effect Actions , which includes a ready made script for this watercolour effect, along with other painted, inked and sketched styles. Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: Painted Watercolor Effect in Photoshop appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
Since posting this showcase of inspiring artwork combining geometry & photography back in 2014 I’ve wanted to give this trendy style of art a try myself. I finally sat down with Illustrator & Photoshop and devised a method of transforming a photograph into an abstract collage of geometric shapes. We’ll begin with Illustrator to build up a series of geometric lines, then cut up an image in Photoshop to create an interesting composition. A series of textures and curves adjustments will then help give the design a trendy retro style with plenty of processed colours and grain. See the full size geometric photo collage artwork The artwork we’ll be creating in this tutorial has an old retro collage vibe with snippets of a…
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How To Create Abstract Geometric Photo Collage Art
I have a brand new video tutorial for you today based on one of my popular posts from 2011. This time we’re going to play around with Illustrator to create some retro style geometric lines that interweave and loop around each other to form an intriguing composition, which kinda reminds me of a crazy scalextric track! We’ll use the power of Illustrator Art Brushes to create the effect, then we’ll switch over to Photoshop to add some finishing touches to texture and distress the design to give it that awesome aged look. Download the paper background texture and my free Dust & Scratches textures to follow along with this tutorial. Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: Retro Style Geometric Lines Artwork appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
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Video Tutorial: Retro Style Geometric Lines Artwork
Access All Areas members are in for a real treat this week. Ian Barnard of Vintage Design Co. has kindly donated his complete InkBuddie PSD kit for members to download. This kit not only contains a PSD template, it also contains Photoshop Brushes, multiple textures and loads of configurable options to create a variety of screen printing effects. Produce amazing art with inspiration from 1950s print design, with effects including Halftones, Ink Rollers, Offset Print, Edge Bleed, Roughened Edges and Print Knockouts. Ian Barnard is a talented logo designer & illustrator who creates and sells amazing hand crafted resources in his Vintage Design Co shop . His marketplace is packed full of resources that allow designers to easily create authentic vintage style works, and are often featured as best selling items on the whole of Creative Market. Find out more about Vintage Design Co. InkBuddie PSD Kit for Premium Members InkBuddie uses Photoshop smart layers, so all you have to do is paste your compound artwork in to the smart layer, save and you’re done. You’re then free to alter the colours of the design and toggle on various textures to capture the exact retro print style you desire. This massive InkBuddie kit is a best selling premium resource so I really appreciate Ian donating the full product for Access All Areas members to download as part of their membership. Download the source file The post InkBuddie Instant Screen Printing PSD Kit for Members
I’ve posted articles about topographic maps before on my blog, namely my contour map effect Illustrator tutorial and my free pack of topographic map patterns . My first tutorial used Illustrator’s Blend tool to draw a series of concentric lines. It worked pretty well, but I went on to develop a technique that would help create more detailed and repeatable patterns, which I used to create that freebie pack. I never explained those new techniques in a tutorial, so that’s the topic for today! Follow this how-to guide to learn how to create a detailed topographic map effect, then convert the design into a seamless pattern. The effect we’ll be creating in this tutorial is a realistic topographic map. My original tutorial involved manually drawing the outlines, but this new technique generates much more complex designs with ease. I’ll also show how you can customise the effect to create a range of map styles, and convert the design into a seamless repeating pattern for use as backgrounds in your outdoors themed designs. This tutorial…
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How To Create a Seamless Topographic Map Pattern
What You’ll Be Creating Water is a complicated structure. It is transparent, and despite it being so clear, we can see it somehow. And even in its most “normal” state, liquid, water has many forms, so different from each other. Although water looks so simple—and is simple in its construction—you can’t learn how to paint it once and for all. It’s because you don’t really paint water, but the effect it has on the world seen through it. In this tutorial you’re going to learn how to render liquid water in many forms: drops, lakes, puddles, rain, and waterfalls. I’ll show you how to use a variety of Adobe Photoshop tools to accelerate the process of painting. I’ll also explain the rules behind all of these, so that you can modify my examples to your needs. The most important lesson from …
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Harness the Elements: Paint Liquid Water in All Its Forms