MAKING OF YUKA by Lukasz Szeflinski, Poland
After receiving some positive feedback to my last work “yuka” I decided to write a detailed tutorial about creating process. My main goal was to create a painting which was really detailed. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to do it without a real photograph so I started to look for something that would interest me and make me want to spent a lot of hours painting it in photoshop. And I found a perfect picture on http://img10.picsplace.to/2/yukahanedamaid.jpg . I received a lot of e-mails saying that it’s not a big deal to just paint something like this using a real photograph. What can I say, if you don’t like it don’t look at it or try to do it and you will see how much time it takes to create it like I did.
Program: Adobe Photoshop /Illustrator
Time: 2 to 4 hours
Presentation: Creating Movie Posters in Photoshop
Each month, we try to bring you a design-related presentation or speech from around the web. Today, our friend and Adobe Design Master, Martin Perhiniak led a seminar organized by Academy Class, the leading training company in the UK as part of their Digital Photography Club. In the seminar, Martin demonstrates how to create a movie poster in Photoshop. This video is about an hour and fifteen minutes long. Please take a moment to review Martin’s excellent presentation and if you’d like to learn more from Martin, check out the Photoshop Basix Series he did for Psdtuts or his personal blog Yes I’m a Designer.
Program: Adobe Photoshop
Completion time: 18 minute video
How to Create a Delicious Green Apple Illustration
In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to draw a shiny green apple. We’ll have a look at various painting techniques throughout this tutorial. It will be fun and you’ll learn something new – let’s started! Conclusion: You’ll see some distortion on the edges which are caused by the Warp transform. To get rid of them Command-click the “Apple” layer, go to Select > Modify > Feather, and set the Radius to 1 pixel. Next, go to Select > Inverse and hit Delete three or four times to clear the distorted area from the edges. And you finished!
Completion Time: 1-2 hours
Creating a Stunning Digital Smoke Effect
Some time ago I came up with a technique to create digital smoke using the Liquify filter in Photoshop. Although it was a simple and efficient way to achieve that sort of effect, people sent me emails asking how to customize it or that it wasn’t so easy to follow. Using Illustrator’s Blend Tool gives a lot of flexibility so it’s possible to create all sorts of shapes and blend them, even creating blends with four different shapes. Then in Photoshop with the Smart Objects and Smart Filters we can apply, change, and test all kinds of filters and combinations. It’s all about playing with the tool.
Program: Photoshop, Illustrator
Completion Time: 1-2 hours
This is a common task using Photoshop in works for clients. They give you their source image and you must “clean it”. This require of patience and analyzing the image you will work with. In this tutorial I will show you a very simple technique to do it.
In this tutorial I will show you a very simple technique to remove objects from an image
This is a task in photoshop that will benefit you the most! In this photoshop tutorial we’ll learn how to use the Magic wand. For this method is functional if we have a uniform background and the figure does not contain complicated edges.
Additional photoshop tutorials on learning to use the Magic Wand tool: SitePoint
Have you ever wanted to learn how to use and excell at Adobe Photoshop, but had no idea where to start? The amount of buttons and all sort of editing options can be very intimidating and overwhelming. Most Photoshop tutorials for beginners are really for people who are already familiar with the photoshop. This easy to use tutorial goes right back to the basics and soon you will be an Expert on PHOTOSHOP! Click the link below to go to the tutorial
You can also find additional Beginners Photoshop tutorials at SitePoint: “Getting Started with Photoshop Article”