Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past 10 years then you’re probably familiar with the look of Lomography or “Lomo” style photos. These photos typically feature unique coloring, high contrast, soft focus and dark vignettes. The movement was started in the early nineties when the founders were inspired by the images produced from cheap Russian toy cameras like the Lomo LC-A.
If you’re a fan of of Andy Warhol, then you’re familiar with the screen printed look of pop art. Screen prints typically have a limited number of colors. Those colors are specifically chosen to represent shadows, highlights and midtones. Pop art is typically very bright and colorful which makes it very appealing and fun to create.
Designing a film poster is pure fun. There’s no question about it. It’s one of those projects that you look forward to as a designer. Designing a film poster can also be incredibly fast and easy… Given the right reference photos and subject matter, a stunning poster can be created in minutes. In this tutorial I will walk you through some easy steps to do just that.
If you’re a photo buff of any level, you’ve most likely heard of or seen the amazing work of Andrzej Dragan. His portraits have a very high contrast and color style all their own. The effect is stunning and eye catching. It reveals a lot about the subject that the naked eye doesn’t get to see. A similar effect can be created in Photoshop with just a few simple steps. Lets take a look.
I’m sure you’ve seen a tilt shift effect before, and how it makes images appear as though the subjects are miniature sized. Usually these are photos taken from an upward angle as though you are viewing a model set. In this quick tip we’re going to take a look at how the same blur effect can be applied to a portrait to give the subject an appearance as if they are closer than they appear.
In this this tutorial I’m going to walk you through a few steps on how to use custom Photoshop brushes along with a few vector elements to create this immersive lighting effect composition. You’ll be surprised at how easy the steps are to create this piece.
The perspective grid in Illustrator is a powerful tool, but when you throw in a little type and 3D beveling you can create some very appealing typography for posters, book covers or whatever you choose. This quick tip will walk you through placing type on the perspective grid and applying a 3D effect.
I don’t know what it is about steampunk style that’s so appealing. Maybe it’s the mix of old world and imaginative technology, or the distressed grungy style that attracts me. Either way, it’s a lot of fun to create steampunk imagery, and in this tutorial, I’m going to walk through the techniques I used to create this steampunk type treatment in Photoshop.
In the past I’ve only used Camera Raw for making image wide adjustments. Then recently I discovered the Adjustment Brush, which is new as of Photoshop CS4. Below I’m going to run through a quick tutorial on how the adjustment brush works, and how it can be used for some powerful editing directly in Camera Raw.
In this quick tip we’re going to take a look at using the Quick Mask Mode to define areas of a photo to apply a film edge burn. The technique is very easy to follow and can be applied quickly to any photo.
In this tutorial I’m going to show you my process for utilizing the HDR Toning feature of Photoshop CS5 in combination with a few lighting effects to create a fantasy forest scene.
In this Illustrator tip I’m going to show you how easy it is to paint vector shapes with the Blob Brush. This brush was new to Illustrator CS4, and allows for very fast and easy creation of vector shapes using a “Photoshop style” of painting.
Vintage style typography is classic and remains popular still today. There’s something about the hand drawn and hand placed feel of these types of layouts that is appealing and draws your eye. Lets take a look at how to create a vintage style type layout in Adobe Illustrator.
Have you ever run into a situation where your image isn’t quit wide or tall enough to fit in the space you need? Sure, you can always use the Clone Tool to try and fill it in, but there’s actually a much easier and faster way to fill the empty space using Content-Aware Scale.
In this tutorial we’re going to explore how easy it is to illustrate a guitar in Photoshop using tiny shapes, gradients and subtle shadows. Using these techniques and a good reference photo you can create an amazing amount of detail and realism. Lets jump right in.
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