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Aug
23

Okay as promised, a Photoshop CS2 tutorial that could also be used as a Photoshop CS3 tutorial.

It is another logo style tutorial that I thought you guys would enjoy that I found at tutorialoutpost.com and decided to post here for everyone’s benefit.

Fire-balls illustration:

Make a new file with parameters 600×236 and 72 dpi. Paint it with white.

Use the instrument adobe photoshop pen tool and draw the outline of the flame. Paint it. The code is indicate.

Choose then Blending Options on this background and set out consecutive the indicated parameters.

We’ll get the next:

Then clicking on Ctrl and holding it, click also on our background with a lot of extra-effects:

Create a new background and using the right button of the mouse we’ll have the menu list:

Choose Stroke and:

You must get the next one:

Using the instrument adobe photoshop pen tool , draw a element of the flame and paint it with ff8137:

Do the same but with the color ffa545:

Using the same instrument adobe photoshop pen tool, draw another element of the flame and paint it with the color ff9025

Do the same, but with the color f6b245

Using the instrument adobe photoshop Eliptical Marque tool on a new background, make a circle of white color and one more inside the first one. The circle inside must have the color fdd8a7. Using the instrument adobe photoshop Eliptical Marque tool , move off the interior part. Using the eraser clean out a part of the circles, like in the picture:

Our final result!

Let me know if you guys liked this one!

Edward


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Aug
22

Today seems to be a day for giving you information on plugins and resources! However, I promise that I will be posting a Photoshop CS2 tutorial or Photoshop CS3 tutorial today as well for you.

I wanted to speak to some of the painters out there that are looking to use Photoshop as a digital medium for their artwork or to just test the power of Photoshop for an artist.

Someone emailed me today about a new product that covers everything you need to know about how a real watercolor looks like and explains in a step by step demonstration how to manipulate a few Photoshop filters and tools to achieve the desired results in many of your photographic images.

It gives you information on:

• how to manipulate a photographic image without loss of focus, enhancing color and edges, creating a lifelike watercolor look while preserving the essential elements of the image

• how to make your digital painting look like you’ve spent countless hours creating brushwork and texture by working with only a few Photoshop filters

• how to create the shimmering hues and values that great watercolorists use

• which filters to use and how to combine them to create the illusion of a handpainted watercolor picture

 

I was very impressed at how realistic you could make a picture in Photoshop look like a watercolor painting. Anyways, for more information you can check it out at this link.

 

Let me know how it works for you, and I’d love to see what you created with it!

Edward

 


Aug
22

I use this site as an informative site for Photoshop CS2 tutorials and Photoshop CS3 tutorials, but at times I enjoy sharing with you all of the great resource sites for content and information out there too.

A large part of my time when creating websites for people is designing the overall look and feel of the website to define the template that I will use for the website. This involves creating a new image in Photoshop in a standard 800×600 format, reviewing it with the client, modifying the image, or in the worst case, start all over.

Today I am sharing a resource site that most of you will find very useful since most of us use Photoshop for photography and website development.

BoxedArt.com offers a wide selection of graphic products for a variety of needs. They offer complete web templates and website interfaces for webmasters and businesses that are looking to save time and money on the look, appearance, and layout of their website. These designs can be edited with most HTML editing software, but can also contain some advanced features, such as PSD (Photoshop) files for more advanced customization. BoxedArt also offers high quality characters and images that are suitable for website design, commercial printing, presentations, brochures, newsletters, reports, etc.

Their products are delivered in a variety of formats. Some come in vector formats (.eps and .wmf), some in high quality raster jpg with high DPIs, some in PSD (Photoshop) format, some in CDR format(Corel Draw 10), some in Macromedia Flash 6/MX (FLA and SWF) and some come as HTML files with images sliced to fit the design. Additionally, many of their templates now include blank jpgs or gifs for easy customization.

You should check either the individual image description, or read the descriptive paragraph at the top of each category page to determine what is in the product that you are interested in for the exact description of what type of files are included with that specific graphic.

For more information, you can check them out at this link: boxedart.com

Let me know how it works, it has sure saved me a lot of time and effort.

Edward


Aug
21

I just saw the Bourne Ultimatum, and what a great movie! One thing I really liked about the posters was the blur effect they used with the photo images so I started looking around for some Photoshop CS2 tutorials or even Photoshop CS3 tutorials that would match that effect.

This is what I found for you:

 

Step 1: Duplicate The Background Layer

As is often the case with many of our Photoshop tutorials (and also a good habit to get into), the first thing we want to do in creating this effect is duplicate our Background layer. Photoshop’s Layers palette is currently showing us that we have only one layer, the “Background” layer, which contains our original image:

The Layers palette in Photoshop showing us the Background layer.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: The Layers palette showing the original image on the Background layer.

Let’s duplicate the layer using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+J (Win) / Command+J (Mac). When I look in my Layers palette now, I can see that Photoshop has copied my Background layer and has named the copy “Layer 1”. The copy is also above the original Background layer:

Photoshop's Layers palette now showing the duplicate of the Background layer, named 'Layer 1'.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Press “Ctrl+J” (Win) / “Command+J” (Mac) to duplicate the Background layer.

 

Step 2: Set The Color You Want To Colorize The Image With As Your Foreground Color

We’re going to use a “Hue/Saturation” adjustment layer to colorize the image in a moment, but to make things easier, let’s choose the color we’re going to use first by setting it as our Foreground color. This way, we won’t have to fumble around with any sliders in the Hue/Saturation dialog box trying to find the color we want. To do that, click on the Foreground color swatch in the Tools palette:

Clicking on the Foreground color swatch in the Tools palette in Photoshop.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Click on the Foreground color swatch near the bottom of the Tools palette.

When you click on it, Photoshop’s Color Picker will appear. You’re of course free to use whichever color you want for your effect. I’ve gone ahead and sampled a color directly from the movie poster, so if you want to use the same color I’ll be using, look on the bottom right side of the Color Picker for the RGB options and enter 48 for the R value (which stands for Red), 94 for the G value (Green), and 116 for the B value (Blue):

Choosing a color to colorize the image with in Photoshop's Color Picker.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Use the Color Picker to choose the color you want to colorize the image with.

Click OK when you’re done to exit out of the dialog box.

 

Step 3: Colorize The Image With A Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer

Now that we’ve selected the color we’re going to use to colorize the image, this next step is going to be easy. Click on the New Adjustment Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers palette:

Clicking the New Adjustment Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers palette in Photoshop.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Click on the “New Adjustment Layer” icon.

Then choose Hue/Saturation from the list that appears:

Selecting a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer from the list.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Choose “Hue/Saturation” from the list.

This will bring up Photoshop’s Hue/Saturation dialog box. Since we’ve already chosen the color we want to colorize the image with, all we need to do here is select the Colorize option in the bottom right corner of the dialog box:

Checking the 'Colorize' option in the bottom right corner of the Hue/Saturation dialog box.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Check the “Colorize” option.

As soon as you check the option, Photoshop goes ahead and colorizes the image using our chosen Foreground color:

The image is now colorized with our Foreground color.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Photoshop colorizes the image with our chosen Foreground color.

Click OK to exit out of the Hue/Saturation dialog box.

 

 

Step 4: Select Your Brush Tool

In the movie poster for the “Bourne Ultimatum”, the entire image is colorized except for Matt Damon’s face and hands, which have some of his original flesh tone showing through, and we can do the same thing with our image very easily. First, we need the Brush Tool, so either select it from the Tools palette or press B on your keyboard:

Selecting the Brush Tool from the Tools palette in Photoshop.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Select the Brush Tool.

 

Step 5: Set Your Foreground Color To Black

In order to bring back some of the color from the original image, we’re going to use our brush to paint with black on the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer’s layer mask. Anywhere we paint with black is going to hide the effects of the adjustment layer and bring back our original color. In order to paint with black, we need black as our Foreground color, and we can get that easily by pressing D on the keyboard, which resets Photoshop’s Foreground and Background colors, making black our new Foreground color (white becomes the Background color). We can see this if we look at the Foreground and Background color swatches in the Tools palette:

Resetting the Foreground and Background colors in Photoshop.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Reset the Foreground color to black by pressing “D” on your keyboard.

 

Step 6: Lower The Opacity Of The Brush To About 30%

We only want to bring back a subtle amount of color, so we need to lower the opacity of our brush before we begin painting. To do that, with the Brush Tool selected, go up to the Opacity option in the Options Bar at the top of the screen and lower the opacity of the brush to around 30%:

Lowering the opacity of the brush in the Options Bar.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Lower the opacity of your brush to around 30%.

This way we’ll only be bringing back 30% of the original color rather than the full amount.

 

Step 7: Select The Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer’s Layer Mask

As I mentioned, we’re going to paint with black on the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer’s layer mask, rather than on the image itself, so let’s select the layer mask by clicking on the layer mask thumbnail in the Layers palette:

Clicking on the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer's layer mask thumbnail.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Select the layer mask by clicking on its thumbnail in the Layers palette.

You’ll know that the layer mask is selected because it will have a white highlight border around the thumbnail, as we can see in the image above.

 

Step 8: Paint On The Image To Bring Back Some Of The Skin Tone

We have our Brush Tool with our Foreground color set to black, we’ve lowered the opacity of the brush to 30%, and we’ve selected the layer mask for the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer in the Layers palette. All we need to do now is paint over any areas where we want to bring back some of the color from the original image. I want to bring back some color in the skin tones of both people in my image, so I’m going to paint over their faces and hands to bring back some skin color. To resize my brush as needed, I’ll use the left and right bracket keys on my keyboard. The left bracket key makes the brush smaller and the right bracket key makes it larger. Here’ I’m painting over the guy’s face and you can see that his skin tone is showing through:

Painting with black on the layer mask to reveal some of the original skin tone.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Paint with black to reveal some of the original skin tone.

If you accidentally paint over an area you didn’t mean to paint over, simply press X on your keyboard to switch your Foreground color to white and paint over the mistake, then press X again to switch back to black and continue painting.

The image after bringing back some of the skin tones.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: The image after bringing back some of the skin tones.

At this point, we’re done colorizing our image. Next, we’re going to add the motion blur effect.

 

 

Step 9: Apply The Motion Blur Filter To The Background Copy Layer (“Layer 1”)

We’re going to add our motion blur effect to the image, and we’ll use Photoshop’s classic and appropriately named “Motion Blur” filter to do it. We want to apply the motion blur to the copy of the Background layer that we created back at the beginning of this tutorial, so click on “Layer 1” in the Layers palette to select it. You’ll know it’s selected because it will appear highlighted in blue:

 

Clicking on 'Layer 1' in the Layers palette to select it.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Click on “Layer 1” in the Layers palette to select it.

Now that we have the correct layer selected, let’s go up to the Filter menu at the top of the screen, choose Blur, and then choose Motion Blur. This will bring up the Motion Blur filter’s dialog box. Set your Angle to around -40°. Then drag the slider at the bottom to adjust the Distance of the motion blur. The value you set this to is going to depend a lot on the size of your image. I’m using a small image for this tutorial, and for me, a value of about 35 pixels gives me roughly the same effect used in the Bourne Ultimatum movie poster:

Photoshop's Motion Blur filter.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Set the “Angle” to -40°, then adjust the blur distance with the slider at the bottom.

If you’re using a large, high resolution image, you’ll want to set your Distance value higher. Use my image below as a guide for the blur distance you’re aiming for:

The image after applying the mption blur using Photoshop's Motion Blur filter.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: The image after applying the Motion Blur filter.

 

Step 10: Add A Layer Mask To The Motion Blur Layer

What I’m going to do next is allow the two people in the image to show through the motion blur effect, and I’m going to once again use a layer mask for that. With “Layer 1” still selected, I’m going to click on the Layer Mask icon at the bottom of the Layers palette:

Clicking on the 'Layer Mask' icon at the bottom of the Layers palette.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Click the “Layer Mask” icon.

This adds a layer mask to our motion blurred layer, and it also adds a layer mask thumbnail in the Layers palette. I can tell from the white highlight border around the thumbnail that the layer mask is already selected for me:

Photoshop's Layers palette showing the layer mask thumbnail on 'Layer 1'.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: The Layers palette now showing the layer mask thumbnail on “Layer 1”.

I can now use this layer mask to hide the motion blur from in front of the two people in my image, which I’ll do next.

 

Step 11: Paint With Black On The Layer Mask To Hide The Motion Blur

With black still as my Foreground color and the layer mask on “Layer 1” selected, I’m going to use my Brush Tool again to paint over the areas in the image where I want to hide the motion blur, which in my case is in front of the two people. I want to use a soft-edged brush for this, so I’m going to hold down my Shift key and press the left bracket key on my keyboard a few times, which will give me a nice soft edge for my brush. Before I begin painting, I’m going to go back up to the Options Bar and set the opacity of my brush back up to 100%:

Setting the opacity of the Brush Tool back to 100%.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Set the opacity of the Brush Tool back to a full 100% in the Options Bar.

Once again, I’m going to resize my brush as needed using the left and right bracket keys, and I’m simply going to paint with black over the two people in my image, allowing them to show through the motion blur. As I approach the edges of the people, I’m going to keep my brush just inside the edge to give me a nice blend between the people and the motion blur around them. If I make a mistake and accidentally paint over an area I didn’t mean to, I can simply press X on my keyboard to switch my Foreground color to white, just as I did when painting on the Hue/Saturation layer mask, and paint over the mistake. Then I’d press X again to switch back to black and continue painting away the motion blur:

Painting with black over the guy to hide the motion blur in front of him.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Paint with black over areas to hide the motion blur.

I’m going to continue painting over the guy until I’ve removed all of the motion blur in front of him, leaving a nice effect around the edges:

The image after painting away the motion blur effect in front of the guy.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: The image after painting away the motion blur effect in front of the guy.

And here’s my image after painting away the motion blur effect in front of the woman behind him as well:

The image after painting away the motion blur effect in front of the woman.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Both people are now showing through the motion blur.

 

 

 

Step 12: Add A New Layer At The Top Of The Layers Palette

At this point, our effect is pretty much complete. We’ve colorized the image, brought back some of the original skin tone, added our motion blur, and then painted away the motion blur in front of the two people. Let’s finish things off by adding a little grunge to the image. First, click on the Hue/Saturation layer in the Layers palette to select it so we can add a new blank layer above it. Then click on the New Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers palette:

Clicking on the 'New Layer' icon at the bottom of the Layers palette.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Select the Hue/Saturation layer in the Layers palette, then click on the “New Layer” icon.

Photoshop will add a new blank layer at the top of the Layers palette, and will name it “Layer 2”:

Photoshop's Layers palette showing the new blank layer at the top.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: A new blank layer is added to the top of the Layers palette.

 

Step 13: Fill The New Layer With White

We need to fill this new layer with white, and since white is currently our Background color, we can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Backspace (Win) / Command+Delete (Mac), which tells Photoshop to fill the layer with the Background color. The image will now appear completely filled with white.

I won’t bother showing a screenshot, since a white image on a white background wouldn’t look very interesting.

 

Step 14: Apply Photoshop’s “Add Noise” Filter To The Layer

Go up to the Filter menu at the top of the screen, choose Noise, and then choose Add Noise. This brings up the “Add Noise” filter’s dialog box. I’m going to use the slider to set my Amount value to around 100% or so, giving me quite a bit of noise. You may want to set yours even higher if you’re using a high resolution image. Also, make sure that the Gaussian and Monochromatic options are both selected at the bottom of the dialog box:

Photoshop's 'Add Noise' filter.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise to bring up the Add Noise dialog box.

Click OK when you’re done to exit out of the dialog box. Your image will now be filled with noise:

The image is now filled with noise.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: The image after filling the top layer with noise.

 

Step 15: Change The Blend Mode Of The Noise Layer To “Color Burn”

Our image is filled completely with noise, which isn’t what we want. Let’s blend the noise in with the image by first changing the blend mode of the noise layer. Go up to the blend mode options in the top left corner of the Layers palette, click on the down-pointing arrow to the right of the word “Normal” and change the blend mode to Color Burn:

Changing the blend mode of the noise layer to 'Color Burn'.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Change the blend mode of the noise layer to “Color Burn”.

Step 16: Lower The Opacity Of The Noise Layer To 10% Or Less

The noise is now blending in with the image but it’s much too intense. To fix that and complete our effect, go over to the Opacity option in the top right of the Layers palette (directly beside the blend mode option) and lower the opacity of the layer all the way down to 10% or less. I’m going to set mine to 8%, leaving the noise barely visible but enough to add a little “dirt” to the image:

Lowering the opacity of the noise layer to 8%.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: Lower the opacity of the noise layer to 10% or less so the noise is just barely visible.

Once you’ve blended in your noise with the image, you’re done!

Here, for comparison, is my original image once again:

The original image once again for comparison.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: The original image once again.

And here is the final “Bourne Ultimatum movie poster” color and motion blur effect:

The final result.

Photoshop photo effects tutorial: The final effect.

Anyone interested in some other great tutorial resources, I highly recommend checking out this link. They have great tutorials for those of you that are using Photoshop and also learning how to use graphics in web design.

Let me know how it goes!

Edward


Aug
21

Being a photographer and a designer in Photoshop and addict of Photoshop CS3 tutorials, I just had to share this review I came across on Photoshop CS3 from a photographer’s perspective.

The article I read was from www.adorama.com and the author made mentioned that:

“Photoshop CS3 has dramatically improved alignment and merging capabilities. The revamped panorama stitcher is a great improvement (File > Automate > Photomerge.) The new auto layer alignment and blending is incredible (Edit > Auto Align Layers.) Just stack several shots of the same scene as layers in the same image. Photoshop will move, rotate and distort as needed to get the best overlap, then leave them as layers so you can blend them with masks. This is great for compositing the best expressions from several exposures of a group shot, or for several exposures of a near-to-far scene at different focal points. Look at Help: Automatically align image layers for further information.”

The author makes great reference to Photoshop and its use in photography as well as his overall impressions with the product.

I highly recommend you check out the article here…

Let me know if it was useful!

Edward


Aug
21

Are you as amazed as I am about the success of the Apple iPhone?!

Well for all of those new iPhone users out there, this tutorial is going to be right up your alley. If you’re like me, you like to customize all of the funky techno toys you have and when it comes to phones, wallpaper is first and foremost.

This tutorial teaches you how to create a simple iPhone wallpapers in a few easy steps and is definitely worth checking out. I recommend you try this first then get very creative with our ideas!

1. Open a new file with following dimensions 320 x 480 pixels and make a new layer.

2. Make a gradient #0f6bac to #57a9cf.

Photoshop tutorials. iPhone Wallpaper.

3. then with the Elliptical Marquee Tool make a selection as you can see below and using the Gradient Tool fill it with White to Transparent.

Photoshop tutorials. iPhone Wallpaper.

4. Change the Blending Options to Soft Light.

Photoshop tutorials. iPhone Wallpaper.

5. Do the step 3 and 4 again.

Photoshop tutorials. iPhone Wallpaper.

6. And again.

Photoshop tutorials. iPhone Wallpaper.

7. And once again but now change its Opacity to 30%.

Photoshop tutorials. iPhone Wallpaper.

8. Now using the font Segoe add some text.

9. Then we’ll be adding some minimal details, open the Layer Style’s window and go to Drop Shadow.

Photoshop tutorials. iPhone Wallpaper.

10. After that go to Gradient Overlay and a Gradient of #f6f6f6 to #ffffff. And you should have something similar to this:

Photoshop tutorials. iPhone Wallpaper.

11. Finally we’re going to reflect it. First duplicate the layer and change the fill to 0% then right click over the layer and Rasterize it and go to Edit/Transform/Flip Vertical and move it down. Make a selection with the Rectangle Marquee Tool and right click over it and Feather and put 20px. Delete it about 4 times and that’s it your own iPhone Wallpaper.

Photoshop tutorials. iPhone Wallpaper.

Let me know what you think!

Edward


Aug
20

I was speaking to a friend of mine in the design industry the other day about all of the options out there to learn with Photoshop CS2 tutorials and Photoshop CS3 tutorials.

He personally went the route of going to Art School for how to use Photoshop, which was not a cheap path to take by any means!

In his company, he usually employees people that are fresh out of school but at times he will hire people that just have raw talent. He asked me if I knew any ways to bring students up to speed quickly and easily for his business.

I started doing some looking around and I came across the following article on online tutorials:

“The main mistake many newbie Photoshop users make is that they try to learn everything about Photoshop from a manual or book, which as we all know can be a task in it’s self, as opposed to learning by doing specific tasks.

That is why David Peters recommends interactive tutorials for learning Photoshop. This is because the user will learn instantly from the video tutorials, and if they have any problems, they can just replay the videos until they understand.

By learning from tutorials it allows the persons knowledge of photoshop to grow over time, and become easier.”

I ended up finding a few tutorial options online for my friend to train his staff.

The first is an instructional style of tutorial that you can find at this link.

The other was more around the modifications and touch-ups that professional photographers use in Photoshop to get that airbrushed look and fell. The link to this is here.

Hope these help you master Photoshop sooner!

Edward


Aug
20

Many of us Photoshop users out there are also professional or amateur photographers who are looking for Photoshop CS2 tutorials, or Photoshop CS3 tutorials, on how to first shoot a quality image with a digital camera, then retouch the image or add it into our logo and graphic designs.

A colleague of mine and I were sitting down the other day discussing a few photographers I took while I was attending a wedding event that ended up with a slight blur effect due to poor lighting conditions.

We started discussing various methods on how this could be corrected at which point he mentioned a book/tutorial video he came across while searching the Internet. It is called “Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers” by Martin Evening.

The book’s highlights read as:

Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers begins with an introduction to all the new features in Photoshop CS3, followed by an overview of the Photoshop interface and the fundamentals of how to use Photoshop, followed by how to configure and optimize your computer’s performance to run the program and then it dives straight into the essentials of image editing. The basic pixel image editing chapter outlines how to work with all the basic image adjustment tools that are in the program, some of which have been there since the very beginning. The following chapter then goes on to explain the alternative options such as when you use Camera Raw in Photoshop to process your digital capture images.”

After reading more it sounds like an ideal candidate for us amateur photographers out there who want to learn how to retouch our digital pictures!Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers: A Professional Image Editor’s Guide to the Creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC
Would love to hear your opinions and how it works for you.

Edward


Aug
20

I’ve been thinking about doing a new design for my desktop wallpaper today and I came across a tutorial that can be used as a Photoshop CS2 tutorial or even a Photoshop CS3 tutorial.

Check this out, I think you’ll really like it:

STEP1:

Creat a new document (Ctrl+N)

Size at 800x600px or 1024x768px that suitable for your monitor.

Pick Gradient Tool

Choose this gradient from the Gradient Editor

If you can’t see this gradient, please go to “Load…” ~> Point to gradient preset folder inside Photoshop folder ~> Load “Special effect”

Hold your left mouse and drag from A to B :

And you’ll have this result :

STEP 2:

Download and load this brush into your photoshop : Land_brush

Choose any “island” inside this brush set that you like :

I choose this one :

Creat a new layer on the top, brush in the middle :

Creat a new layer and put it under “island layer”

Pick Eliptical Marquee Tool

Make an eliptical selection :

Fill this selection with color #12a80d

Continue making creat new layer and fill selection like this :

Result :

STEP 3:

Download and load this brush into your Photoshop : Tree_brush

Pick any brush inside this brush set that you like, creat new layer on the top and start brushing….

Download and load this brush into your Photoshop : AK_VectorPeople

Pick any people you like and put them on the grass :

Download and load this brush into your Photoshop : Cloud Brush

Creat a new layer under “island layer” and brush a little…

You’ve already finished this tut with sample details.

This is my final pic with some other details :

You’ve already finished this tutorial. Good luck!

I also wanted to mention that I highly recommend you check out this book called Adobe Photoshop CS3 Studio Techniques and if you don’t already have it, you need to get the Adobe Photoshop CS3 Upgrade, it’s amazing.

Let me know how it works!

Edward


Aug
19

A friend of mine sent me a great article the other day after I sent him one of my Photoshop CS2 tutorials which he actually converted into a Photoshop CS3 tutorial.It was from gadgetell.com and it was their review of Photoshop CS3:

“Over the years that Adobe Photoshop has had to mature into a professional product, it has gained impressive features with each new release. The release of Photoshop CS3 is no exception.”

“Photoshop CS3 is a great upgrade in the 17 year old product line. The updates in the user interface, combined with new powerful tools like Smart Filters, allow you to be more efficient in your design work without taking away any key features from past versions of the product. I’m definitely a fan of Adobe Photoshop CS3, and highly recommend the upgrade. However if you’re a new user, Photoshop may still be a little overwhelming at first. Just make sure to scout out some tutorials online for your daunting tasks, and you’ll be Photoshopping in no time.”

He also was asking me check out some of the add-ons that were on the market these days since his a clients want their digital media presented on CDs.

I came across one add-on I just had to share. Not so much a tutorial, but a easy step-by-step product to help you make it all happen.

To learn more of the add-on tool for making CD covers, click here.

Let me know what you think!

Edward