I’m not very good at video games, therefore I don’t play a lot. But I do pay close attention to video game art and design. I take a lot of inspiration from these dynamic illustrations and incredible graphics. I recently came across a promo poster for a game called Prototype 2, and fell in love with the design. I was curious to see if I could create something similar with a touch of my own style and design. Below is a walk through on how I created my own Prototype 2 promo art.
I have a collection of old books that I’ve never read. I have them because I love the look of the engraved style illustrations found within the pages. There’s something about that look that is incredible. The cross hatched lines that go from thick to thin to make up the shadows and highlights. It’s a very distinctive style that has a vintage appeal.
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or, more commonly, Chamonix is a commune in the Haute-Savoie departement in the Rhone-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It was the site of the 1924 Winter Olympics, the first Winter Olympics. In this step-by-step Photoshop tutorial, I will show you how to create a vintage style ski poster design. We will combine stock photos, textures and brushes with blend mode techniques and filters on our way to achive the final design.
I love photographing light. You can get some really random and cool effects from aiming your lens at the sun. You can also create some really fun effects using filters in Photoshop. And sometimes these effects are so simple to achieve it almost feels like cheating. Lets take a look at one such effect… adding light rays to a photo.
It’s amazing what you can accomplish with layer styles. It’s a feature of Photoshop that is fun to play and experiment with. The short tutorial below is the result of some of my experimentation spending a few minutes with layer styles.
Ever wondered what the Lens Blur Filter in Photoshop actually does? It’s pretty interesting, actually. Unlike the other blur filters you can actually control the amount of depth and where it’s applied in an image using alpha channels. Lets take a look at how this works.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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