Weekly top quality Photoshop tutorials #54


Weekly top quality Photoshop tutorials #54

Christmas is almost here but the Photoshop tutorials keep on coming… somehow like the snowflakes We have to thank the guys who have written them. The next PS tuts article will be in 2010. Keep on learning Photoshop till then.

Painting Perfect Skin

Painting Perfect Skin in Photoshop

Painting skin is one of the hardest tasks faced by every photorealistic painter, due to the number of factors that make up a final effect – colour choices, blending techniques, special brush usage and custom texturing are all equally important to achieve a truly realistic effect. It’s also crucial to remember that different types of skin require a different approach and therefore a different combination of these elements. A delicate porcelain skin tone will require a similar technique to the transparent skin typical for babies, but will drastically differ to darker skin rendition methods.

Ridiculously Realistic Scorching Fire Effect

Ridiculously Realistic Scorching Fire Effect Photoshop tutorial

Are you a pyro? Even if you’re not, this flame effect photoshop tutorial is awesome! We take you step-by-step as you learn how to color dodge, take flame images using channels and much more. This tutorial is sure to take your Photoshop skills to the next level

Design a Dante’s Inferno Game Inspired Dark Flaming Hell Scene in Photoshop

Design a Dante’s Inferno Game Inspired Dark Flaming Hell Scene

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this really awesome looking, dark flaming hell scene in Photoshop, inspired by the Dante’s Inferno game artworks. This tutorial is designed for intermediate to advance Photoshop users so some steps can be a bit tricky, but why not have a try!
Along the way, we will be using tons of layer blending techniques, filter effects, image adjustments, and various tools from the toolbox. You will learn how to combine those techniques into one and make awesome looking artwork in Photoshop.

How to Make a Highly-Textured Site Layout in Photoshop

How to Make a Highly-Textured Site Layout in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll create a textured site layout by layering multiple images. Creating highly-textured web design layouts is easier than you may think. You can learn to build image intensive designs rapidly. For intermediate Photoshop designers creating this design will take less than an hour, and you’ll learn some professional tips along the way.

Create a Seamless Pattern Tile for Christmas

Create a Seamless Pattern Tile for Christmas

This tutorial will show how we can make a seamless pattern with Christmas theme from scratch. We will focus on using guides and defining patterns. Explore interesting effects that we can see from interleaving different colored stripes.

Create a Zoomed In Effect in Photoshop

Create a Zoomed In Effect in Photoshop

This tutorial will walk you through a simple process of giving a zoomed-in effect for your illustrations. This can be used in numerous ways, but primarily for designing instructional visual material.

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will learn how to made an illustration for Merry Christmas.

How to Create an Envelope Icon in Photoshop

How to Create an Envelope Icon in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you’ll go through easy steps for creating a nice envelope icon. There’s a light use of the Pen Tool in the tutorial, but most of it uses Selection Tools to create this icon. The stamp is also explained in a simple manner.

Basic Candy Cane Text Effect in Photoshop

Basic Candy Cane Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a candy cane like text effect with the help of some simple Photoshop techniques.

Create a Relief Etching Type Photo Effect in Photoshop

Create a Relief Etching Type Photo Effect in Photoshop

This tutorial we will learn to do some etching work, which will give us a closer result to Relief sculpture. Relief works are “Semi 3D. These are various way and style in which a relief work can be done. Its generally done on metal, plaster of paris, thermocole, wood etc. We will create a similar effect of that in photoshop using some filters and other tools

Create Awesome Abstract Text Effect with Brush Dynamics and Filters in Photoshop

Create Awesome Abstract Text Effect with Brush Dynamics and Filters in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this really great-looking, abstract style text effect by using custom brushset (which we will be making one of our own) with dynamics, plus adding artistic effect with Photoshop filters

Create frozen liquid effects

Create frozen liquid effects in Photoshop

Sergio Vichique shows how you can bring the coolest of effects to your illustrations
Some time ago, while working on an advertisement for a new bottled water, I was having problems trying to recreate the image with a 3D model.
I had little time to finish, so I decided to experiment with trying to get the required effects using Adobe Photoshop – and I was shocked when I realised that I had developed a new technique by which to transform almost anything into what looks like water or frozen fluid. Since then, I’ve appreciated the importance of experimentation.
When you’re running out of time, you have to be more creative, trying to find the best and easiest ways to meet your objectives without losing quality. Sometimes the less complicated techniques can give you better results. In this tutorial I will show you some techniques to give almost anything a liquid or frozen fluid effect. I’ll also reveal the easiest way to extract liquid images and keep them transparent.

How to Create a Colorful Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

How to Create a Colorful Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

In this tutorial I will show you how I created a colorful photo manipulation using Photoshop brushes, different adjustment layers, and more

Hair painting tutorial

Hair painting tutorial in Photoshop

Unusual Christmas Card

Unusual Christmas Card Photoshop tutorial

Painting Faces Tutorial

Painting Faces Photoshop tutorial

I can’t believe i made a tutorial, ive only been colouring for two weeks. Nonetheless, Ive had a few requests for a how-to with this painting so i thought i would whip one together real quick using my saves along the way. Its not the most in-depth tutorial, but it gives you an idea of my process. Im a newbie to this and pretty much taught myself so i dont know if my methods are a hard way of doing things. I find that you may discover new methods and techniques if you teach yourself. Tutorial and painting in Photoshop 7.

Making of Eastern Dragon Rider

Making of Eastern Dragon Rider Photoshop tutorial

There are two things that was in my mind from start. I wanted to bring a tension and conflict between dragon and the evil rider as essence to push the emotional feeling in piece and second thing was the eastern look to give him more unique and special look that differentiate him from others.
I started the rough sketches with these two things in my mind. I usually stared my sketch`s with markers and pencils. Markers for blocking the large shapes and making a good silhouette and pencils for adding a details and designs meanwhile I add a thumbnail so that show a composition beside almost every good concept that I have.

Magic lamp in the old room

Magic lamp in the old room Photoshop tutorial

Create a Cute X’mas Candle in Photoshop from scratch

Create a Cute X’mas Candle in Photoshop from scratch

In this tutorial we will create a cute Xmas candle glowing from scratch, using filters , shapes overlay, textures and mixing different techniques.

How To Create Realistic Cat Fur

How To Create Realistic Cat Fur in Photoshopx

In this tutorial I will show you how to create realistic cat fur. It takes some patience to get to the desired result, but eventually you’ll end up with a super cute, furry kitten! This tutorial is written for beginners.

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