Saturday, September 6, 2008

Create Line Drawings from Photos with Photoshop

Here's another good and short tip, this time taking pictures and rendering them to look like line drawings.

Photoshop Tutorials - Photo To Line Drawing — YouTube

Friday, September 5, 2008

Create Comic Book Effect with Photoshop

Here's a quickie but a goodie. I used a picture of my sons to apply this comic book effect. Here's the video tutorial:

Photoshop: Comic Book Effect — YouTube

Thursday, August 7, 2008

How to Make a Sunburst Shape Vector

Slick Tutorials has a marvelously easy tutorial on creating a vector sunburst. It's a text-based tutorial (no video, sorry), but is probably the best sunburst tutorial out there.

This tutorial does more than teach you how to create the sunburst; it gives you some terrific tips like these:
  • Holding the shift key while using the transform tool will maintain a shape's proportions.
  • Holding the alt key while using the transform tool will resize the image from its center.
The best part about this tutorial is that it creates a sunburst shape tool. No more creating sunbursts from scratch every time. Check it out!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

How to Use the Path Tools in Photoshop: Part 1

I've meant to learn more about the path tools in Photoshop. YouTube has a decent series of basic tutorials for using the path tools. In this first in the series, desktoppublishingsr gives an overview of the all the pen and selection tools:

Photoshop Path Tool Video Tutorial #1 — YouTube

I knew what all of these tools did, with one exception: the convert tool. I always wondered how you could choose only one of the handles. Now I know!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Creating Glass Balls

Here's a nice and easy way to create some glass balls.

Glass Effect Tutorial — YouTube

I created the orange one like him, then a blue one. I feathered the top spot of white. Tomorrow, I think I'm going to create one of every major color of the rainbow.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Superimpose an Image onto Text - Photoshop Tutorial

Want to superimpose an image onto text? In this Photoshop video tutorial, we learn how to make text that has a planet Earth coloration:

Photoshop text on path plus superimpose pic on text — YouTube

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Mirrored Text Effect - Photoshop Tutorial

This Photoshop video tutorial shows you how to easily mirror your text.

Photoshop text Mirror effect — YouTube