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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
Advertise here with BSA Icon design is one of the most tricky fields of digital design. It often requires some understanding of composition and other art fundamentals like symmetry, lighting, and color. The best way to learn icon design is by studying under the best of the best. Unfortunately they probably don’t have time to teach you so it’s important to learn how to practice on your own. In this how-to guide I want to explain the basics of tracing existing icons using Photoshop. This requires some knowledge of the pen tool because you need to edit paths and anchor points according to existing shapes. But everyone has to start somewhere so I highly recommend using the pen tool at every opportunity. I’ll demonstrate how to trace the camera icon found in Apple’s iOS 8 SMS app. This uses a flat design style which is traditional and great for beginners. Preparing the Document To begin click the image…
Trace Existing Icons to Create New Shapes in Photoshop
Advertise here with BSA Here are a nice set of PhotoShop Brushes from BittBox. I’m constantly going back and forth between Illustrator and Photoshop in my projects, and I’m starting to pretty much make everything from scratch. I often have trouble finding brushes that are big enough for what I’m doing, so I just made my own. The smallest Brush in this set is 1989px! I was limited by CS2 to 2500 pixels, so that is as big as they get. The set contains 18 brushes. Download below: I write mostly about Illustrator in this blog, but the truth is, Illustrator is only the beggining. I usually start off in vector and almost every time end up in Photoshop when it’s all said and done. Combining the vector shapes I create with…
Free Hi-Res Watercolor Photoshop Brushes
Are you new to digital painting? Today we’re going to go over basic features in Adobe Photoshop’s Brush panel to introduce you to this incredible medium. Learn the essentials before becoming a master, or use these tips to refresh your memory. Meet… Your Brush Panel Let’s name it, “Jack”.
My most popular tutorial of 2014 was my guide to creating a realistic money effect in Photoshop , which explained the steps to achieve an authentic engraved illustration style. The process is quite time consuming, so I figured it would be useful to follow it up with a ready made Photoshop Action that produces the effect automatically with just the click of a button. Choose from 3 levels of detail for your image, then the Action will transform your photo into a realistic engraved illustration. This free Photoshop Action transforms your photographs into realistic engraved illustrations with the click of a button, allowing you to easily create money
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Free Engraved Illustration Effect Action for Photoshop