Archive for the Effects Category

Swirl Texture/Background

Posted in Design, Effects, Photoshop on May 25, 2010 by Carol

Create this glowing swirl texture/background in a few easy steps using only Photoshop’s built-in tools.

Swirl Texture

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Photoshop Tutorial – Photo to Painting

Posted in Effects, Photo Manipulation, Photoshop on March 26, 2010 by Carol

Turn a photo into a painting using Photoshop’s filter effects. Click here to view the full size image

Photo to Painting

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Photoshop Tutorial – Tint a Pencil Sketch

Posted in Effects, Photoshop on March 1, 2010 by Carol

With the permission of the artist, this tutorial takes you through the steps involved in adding subtle tinting to a pencil sketch. It is not a difficult tutorial, but it is time consuming, however, the original artwork is so good that it deserves some time and love spent on it. Click here to view the full size image.

Tinted Pencil Sketch

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Photoshop Tutorial – Bronzed Lettering

Posted in Effects, Photoshop, Text Effects on February 9, 2010 by Carol

Make this lovely ornate font look bronze-embossed using Photoshop’s blending options.

Bronzed Lettering

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Photoshop Tutorial – Grunge Brush Set

Posted in Effects, Photoshop on November 25, 2009 by Carol

Create a set of Grunge Brushes using the default shapes and filters in Photoshop. The end result will never be the same twice, but this tutorial will show you how to manipulate almost any shape to create a brush.

The image below shows each brush created 4 times using the same method. Some are very similar while others are completely different each time.

Grunge Brushes

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Photoshop Tutorials – Lighting Effects

Posted in Effects, Photoshop on August 21, 2009 by Carol

Here are a couple of lighting effects in Photoshop. They can easily be manipulated to your own liking. Click on the pictures to view the tutorials.

Abstract Lights in Photoshop

Abstract Lights in Photoshop

Electric Light effect in Photoshop

Electric Light effect in Photoshop