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Create a Chaotic Disintegration Effect on a Face

This tutorial will show you a quick and easy way in creating a stunning disintegration effect in photoshop.

I created this work on Photoshop CS5 but earlier versions will work as well.The sources:
1. The face
2. Shatter glass brushes
3. Bird brushes
4. The branchYou can see the hi-res of this work here

Let’s just get started!

End result:
Create a Chaotic Disintegration Effect on a Face Final Image

Step 1

First of all, go to file and then hit new to create a new canvas (Ctrl+N) . This new canvas will be the background layer in the layers palette Continue reading

Create Beautiful Custom Brushes for Painting Trees

In this tutorial, I will explain how I create my own custom brushes and how I use them in order to save an incredible amount of time for painting trees, bushes & grasses.

I used Adobe Photoshop CS5 & Wacom Cintiq. You could use any other graphic tablet for Pen Pressure capability.Let’s create something great, shall we?

End result:
Create Beautiful Custom Brushes for Painting Trees Final Image

Step 1

The first thing to do is create a blank canvas; I usually make sure it’s set at 300 dpi resolution, around 500 by 500 pixels, so the brush itself doesn’t become pixelated or incapable of scaling to larger sizes when working on a large image. Continue reading

How to Digitally Paint a Colorful Warrior Angel

This tutorial will go through the steps to paint an angel.

It goes into the detailed brushes, colors, and paint brushes to use. Basic portrait painting techniques covered including painting hair, skin, and facial features.

Program Used: Photoshop 7

End result:
How to Digitally Paint a Colorful Warrior Angel Final Image

Step 1

Open a new project 15 x 20 inches at 300 pixels/inch. Continue reading

Create A Warm and Serene Portrait

Combining various source pictures to be manipulated into a single image is one of interesting things to do in photoshop. In this photoshop tutorial, we will learn how to do that. What we are going to create is a warm and serene portrait of panorama.

There are not any special techniques involved, so this will be very easy to follow even for the fresh new photoshop users. In the process of creating this photo manipulation, we will just use basic essential techniques on how to compose a portrait like free transform, layer mask, clipping mask, extract any image from the background using color range or pen tool, and some color adjustments.

No special high class techniques required and I will be fussy like my grumpy mom to tell you this and that (LOL) so this tutorial be clear like the eyes of a child hehehe…. Let’s get started…

Here are the source pictures needed :
1. Source 1
2. Source 2
3. Source 3
4. Source 4
5. Source 5
6. Source 6
7. Source 7
8. Source 8
9. Source 9
10. Source 10
11. Source 11

End result:
Create A Warm and Serene Portrait Final Image

Step 1

First of all, create a white document (Ctrl+Shift+N) of 1400 pxl wide and 1626 pxl high. Continue reading

Create a Christmas Holiday Portrait

This tutorial explains step-by-step how to paint a holiday-themed portrait.

The reference photo comes from stock photography website dreamstime.com.

Go in-depth into painting eyes, nose, lips, clothes, and more, all with a holiday theme! Use only one brush, and the Smudge, Line, Burn, and Dodge tools.

Happy Holidays!

End result:
Create a Christmas Holiday Portrait Final Image

Step 1

Begin by picking a reference photo. In this case I chose a photo from dreamstime.com. Continue reading

Create an Emotional Post War Scene

In this photoshop tutorial, we will learn how to create an emotional post war scene photo manipulation. We will combine some picture to be manipulated into something unique and create scene with the feel of post apocalyptic war.

Here are the stock images we need :
» Misty land
» Texture
» Gun
» Old gun
» Cloud
» Destroyed city
» Building
» Soldier
» Cat
» Child
» Soil
» gear (rims)

End result:
Create an Emotional Post War Scene Final Image

Step 1

Preparing the source

All you need to do is selecting good stock pictures, doing experiment on using Free Transform Tool and Adjustment layers to set the mood and lightning. Here are the stocks needed to manipulate the thing I called machine: Continue reading

Create an Awesome Wooden Fantasy Dragon

This tutorial shows the step by step process to turn a normal photo of a wood stock into a wooden dragon image, just by using creativity and some intermediate technical knowledge.

You’ll learn how to transform a photo of a bunch of wood nto a fantasy image of a wooden dragon. Some intermediate photoshop knowledge is required to follow this tutorial.

I’ve used photoshop CS5 to create this image.

The only source used was the image ‘To Burn’ provided by pxleyes.

End result:
Create an Awesome Wooden Fantasy Dragon Final Image

Step 1

In the first step, you must draw a sketch. This sketch will be the base to our work.

You can save this image to your pc and use it as your base. Continue reading

Create a Beautiful Purple Syringa from Scratch

In this tutorial I will describe with detail how I have made my work called Syringa – lilac, using one source only. This tutorial will be for beginners very useful I hope and maybe even the more advanced users find it helpful. I have used photoshop CS5 but you can create this kind of images even when u use very early versions of photoshop.

I will mention the shortkeys of the tools when there are any so you can get familiar with those too. I shall describe how to use move tool, lasso tool, warp, transform and free transform, type tool, burn and dodge, color adjustments, brightness/contrast and more.

End result:
Create a Beautiful Purple Syringa from Scratch Final Image

Step 1

The first step is to create a new file (CTRL+N) 1156 pixels width and 1156 pixels high Continue reading

Create a Colorful Vibrant 3D Text Effect using Illustrator CS3

In this tutorial we will create an awesome cool 3D text effect using Illustrator CS3 and make it a more vibrant image using Photoshop CS5.In this tutorial we will learn
1) Creating a 3D text effect in illustrator
2) Creating an awesome background in photoshop.

This image is a fun image. It is perfect for greeting cards, posters, advertising and various purposes.

End result:
Create a Colorful Vibrant 3D Text Effect Final Image

Step 1

Open Illustrator.
Go to File> New. Continue reading