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How to Create a Photorealistic Troll Using Photoshop

How to Create a Photorealistic Troll Using Photoshop

Sometimes, just opening Photoshop and playing around for a few minutes, can be the most fun. When you have no purpose, or deadline to contend with, just pure experimentation on the brain, you can create some interesting effects. Below is a tutorial, that I created doing just that. How to create a photorealistic troll in just a few minutes. Lets take a look.

Illustrator Quick Tip: Exporting Layered Files to Photoshop

Illustrator Quick Tip: Exporting Layered Files to Photoshop

Most of the time when I transfer a vector from Illustrator to Photoshop, I use a simple copy and paste. But if you have a more complex vector with multiple layers, there’s actually a much better way by exporting the file to a PSD. Lets take a look at how to do this.

Photoshop Mastery: 25 MORE Techniques Every Designer Must Know

Photoshop Mastery: 25 MORE Techniques Every Designer Must Know

As I stated at the beginning of our first Photoshop Mastery post, it seems that you never really stop learning Photoshop. There are always new tools and new techniques being shared. In that spirit of sharing, we decided to put together another 25 tips and techniques that every Photoshop designer must know. So sit back and take a peak at this new collection of Photoshop goodies.

Illustrator Quick Tip: Adjusting Line Width with Stroke Profiles

Illustrator Quick Tip: Adjusting Line Width with Stroke Profiles

I’m constantly in search of adding hand drawn touches to vector illustrations. I recently stumbled across stroke profiles, which are new to Illustrator CS5. Using stroke profiles you can instantly adjust line weight from think to thin, giving it a hand drawn calligraphy appearance.

How to Create a Watercolor Portrait in 3 Simple Steps

How to Create a Watercolor Portrait in 3 Simple Steps

Recently I began experimenting with a quick technique for creating a watercolor style portrait with some of the brushes that we’ve created here at WeGraphics. After some trial and error I’ve come up with a 3 step process that ends in a nice effect that works on just about any portrait.

Create a Dynamic Particle Explosion in Photoshop

Create a Dynamic Particle Explosion in Photoshop

Lately, I’ve received several requests for tutorials on how to use some of our resources, or more specifically, how to achieve the look in the preview images. In this tutorial, I’m going to explain my process for using our latest freebie brush set to create a particle explosion.

Photoshop Quick Tip: Enhancing Your Portraits with Textures

Photoshop Quick Tip: Enhancing Your Portraits with Textures

One incredibly useful, but often overlooked uses for textures is to enhance portraits. Typically you might think of portraits as being soft in light and hues, but often just the addition of a textured overlay can punch the colors and contrast in very interesting ways. Lets take a quick look at some examples.

How to Create an Easy Dispersion Effect in Photoshop

How to Create an Easy Dispersion Effect in Photoshop

Giving a subject a dispersion or splatter effect can create an incredibly dynamic image. The best part is, it’s very quick and easy to do with a few Photoshop brushes, but the end result can look very complex as if it took you hours to create. In this tutorial, I’m going to walk you through 3 easy steps to create this dispersion effect.

How to Make a Metallic Transformers-Style Logo

How to Make a Metallic Transformers-Style Logo

Yesterday I was browsing through the movie section at the local grocery store, and the logo graphic on this new Transformers movie box set caught my eye. It’s just a simple TF, but the shape and the use of light and texture are striking. After studying it for a moment, I thought it would make an excellent tutorial here at WeGraphics.

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