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.

Photoshop Quick Tip: Create a Lomo Effect in 3 Simple Steps

Photoshop Quick Tip: Create a Lomo Effect in 3 Simple Steps

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.

Create a Dramatic Film Poster in 5 Minutes Using Photoshop

Create a Dramatic Film Poster in 5 Minutes Using Photoshop

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.

Photoshop Quick Tip: Create a Dragan Style Portrait Effect in 5 Steps

Photoshop Quick Tip: Create a Dragan Style Portrait Effect in 5 Steps

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.

Photoshop Quick Tip: How to Use a Tilt / Shift Effect on Portraits

Photoshop Quick Tip: How to Use a Tilt / Shift Effect on Portraits

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.

Using Custom Photoshop Brushes to Create an Immersive Lighting Effect

Using Custom Photoshop Brushes to Create an Immersive Lighting Effect

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.

How to Create a Steampunk Type Treatment in Photoshop

How to Create a Steampunk Type Treatment in Photoshop

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.

Photoshop Quick Tip: Using The Adjustment Brush in Camera Raw

Photoshop Quick Tip: Using The Adjustment Brush in Camera Raw

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.

Photoshop Quick Tip: Creating Film Edge Burns

Photoshop Quick Tip: Creating Film Edge Burns

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.

Using HDR Toning in Photoshop to Create a Fantasy Forest Scene

Using HDR Toning in Photoshop to Create a Fantasy Forest Scene

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.

Photoshop Quick Tip: Using Content-Aware Scale

Photoshop Quick Tip: Using Content-Aware Scale

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.

How to Illustrate a Realistic Guitar Using Photoshop

How to Illustrate a Realistic Guitar Using Photoshop

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.

How to Create A Detailed Cassette Tape in Photoshop

How to Create A Detailed Cassette Tape in Photoshop

Anyone remember audio cassettes? Back in the day, when I was a kid, we were listening to music from audio tapes and vinyl records. In this step-by-step tutorial we will reinvent the tape … again! I will walk you through the process of creating a detailed audio cassette, from scratch, in Photoshop using shapes, layer styles and filters. Interested? Let’s start!

How to Create a Unique Fantasy World Featuring Your Logo

How to Create a Unique Fantasy World Featuring Your Logo

In this tutorial we’re going to explore some techniques for compositing images to make a fantasy world scene. We’ll also look at a method for converting the composition into a creative logo mockup.

Photoshop Quick Tip: Working with Smart Text

Photoshop Quick Tip: Working with Smart Text

While working in Photoshop I’m sure you’ve run into a situation where you needed to apply a filter to a text layer, and received a notification from PS telling you that you need to rasterize the text in order to apply the filter. Well, that’s fine if you don’t plan to edit the text any further, but what if you do? What if you decide the text should be bigger, or should say something else? If you utilize Smart Objects you can get around the need to rasterize text to apply filters.

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