Create Book Covers on Photoshop

How To : Make a book cover in Photoshop

In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to make a book cover in Photoshop. Go to file -> new. Give it a name, set width 900, height 1200 and resolution 300 and click OK. You can change these settings if you like. Go to your paint bucket tool and paint the background ...more

How To : Make book covers and bookmarks

In this series of diy home crafts videos, our gift expert and fellow avid reader Karen Weisman gives us a few ideas for returning the affection of our fine paper friends. Coddle them with presents that show our appreciation! Make a new fabric cover for one of your favorites an ...more

News : The Magic of Book Covers

I love books almost as much for their book covers as I do their actual books. A well-designed book cover matches the intent and spirit of the story, and can often enhance the experience of reading it. Below, I've listed a few places that collect beautiful, gorgeous book cover ...more

How To : Create a comic book effect in Photoshop

This Adobe Photoshop tutorial shows you ho to give an image a comic book look. Sure, most people draw comic books from scratch, but you don't have to when you have this tutorial to show you how to create a 'comic book' effect in Photoshop.

How To : Create a comic book style cloud in Photoshop

Do you want to learn how to create a comic book style cloud using Photoshop? Now you can with this video. First of all, create a blue colored layer. Next, create a few white shapes on this background. Now duplicated this layer. Go to the bottom layer and make it black. Go back ...more

How To : Top 7 Surface Book Hacks for Artists

The Microsoft Surface has been the go-to device for many professional artists since its initial release back in 2012. Since then, the Surface line has continued to offer customers a portable, high-powered machine that's a near perfect value for both casual and professional art ...more

How To : Create comic-style text in Adobe Illustrator CS2

Create some cool comic vectored effects! Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to learn how to make some comic styled text. You will learn how to break text down and add gradients. You will also learn how to create a fake 3D effect as well as some stroke options. All of these ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/14 - 03/20)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : Create, align, and sync 3D image planes in Maya

This video from accredited Maya 3D instructor Andrew Klein is a part of his wonderful series of videos covering different aspects of 3D digital art. It covers how to use Photoshop and Maya together to create, align, and sync image planes properly. Take some pictures of your ce ...more

How To : Create watercolor and ink art in Photoshop

This three part tutorial shows you how to create artistic images that look like watercolor and ink drawings. Part 1 covers overlaying scanned texture and edges to give a photo an artistic flair in Photoshop. Part 2 covers adding the ink to this digital watercolor. Part 3 cover ...more

How To : Fix Blurry Photos in Photoshop

It's very easy to get a slightly blurry photograph due to a moving subject, camera shake, or just an incorrect auto-focus, but you don’t have to let that ruin an otherwise terrific picture. All it takes is a little finesse in Photoshop or another photo editing software. This g ...more

How To : Create a custom designed photo book in Aperture

Instead of using Photoshop, why not give Apple's Aperture a try? Aperture is designed more for post-production work for professional photographers, letting you cull through shoots, enhance images, manage massive libraries, and deliver stunning photos. Watch this video tutoria ...more

How To : Use Rembrandt lighting for images in Photoshop

This Photoshop video series is going to explain how to create a chiaroscuro lighting effect on an image. This art form was made famous by the Italian artist Rembrandt. Part one covers the origin of terms and how to create chiaroscuro dramatic lighting. Part two has instruction ...more

How To : Use the Adobe Acrobat article tool

RC covers the use of Acrobat’s Article tool. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Dreamweave ...more

How To : Watermark photos in Lightroom 2

Get your dose of the coolest Adobe Lightroom tutorials, tips, time-saving shortcuts, photographic inspiration, and undocumented tricks with Matt Kloskowski from Photoshop User TV. Photoshop Lightroom is the leading photo management software solution. See what leading photograp ...more

How To : Draw a detailed, cartoon dog

In this in depth, four part series learn how to draw a cartoon dog. The adorable puppy you will be learning to draw is top notch and would fit in nicely in any children's book or comic strip. Cartoon dog drawing is really easy, and this tutorial will show you just how to do it ...more

How To : Model with photographs in Google SketchUp

This video series shows you everything you need to know about completing a model from photographs in SketchUp. It follows Chapter 7 of the book Google SketchUp for Dummies. PART 1 shows you how to add photos to faces. PART 2 explains how to move, scale, rotate, shear and disto ...more

How To : Find good Camtasia recording settings for YouTube

Photoshop Mama is here to make all your software tutorials you want to post on YouTube so much better! She shares info on the products and where to get them and also covers how shes produce vids and specifically her post production procedure for saving vids for upload to YouTu ...more

How To : Make a book cover with a paper bag

Need to protect your school books? This free video guide has got you covered. With its help, you will learn how to make perfect custom book covers using a brown paper grocery bag. For more information, including step-by-step instructions on how to cut and fold your own custom ...more

How To : Apply leather dressing to a dry leather-bound book

Avid readers may be wearing out the covers of their leather bound books, but fret not, this video tutorial shows how to care for the leather bound covers. Learn how to apply leather dressing to leather book covers to preserve that binding and ready for another reading.

How To : Fix colorcasts in Photoshop CS2

This Adobe Photoshop tutorial covers using adjustment layers in Photoshop CS2 to help out a badly desaturated photo from the early '70s. Learn to use Photoshop levels, curves and color balance tools to color correct and fix faded old photos.

How To : Make a small stitchbound book

Interested in getting started binding your own mini books? In this video from TV Weekly, Tricia stitches together mini file folders for the pages and covers the book boards with lovely paper to create a professional looking bound book. Fill this journal with photos and memorie ...more

How To : Import images with transparency into After Effects

In this software tutorial you will learn how to manipulate images in Photoshop to remove the background and then bring that transparent background image into After Effects without loosing the transparency. The Photoshop section covers the use of the Magnetic Lasso tool and Qui ...more

How To : Select colors in Photoshop

This Photoshop tutorial covers color selection. Part one is about using the Color Picker and part two is about the color and swatches palettes. Part 1 of 2 - How to Select colors in Photoshop. Part 2 of 2 - How to Select colors in Photoshop.

News : Color Your Life

Want to be happy every day? here is some tips and techniques to help you keep the good mood using some Colors =). Step 1 The Green House Have you ever felt happy when you go out to nature, watching trees and flowers, smelling good , adding to that the fresh air. Im not going ...more

How To : Use Photoshop smart objects to design albums

This Photoshop CS3 tutorial covers the benefits of designing your albums with smart objects. Learn how to use Photoshop smart objects in a flush mount album design scenario. Using smart objects makes it easy to replace images with other images without ruining the layers and la ...more

How To : Use the eraser tools in Photoshop

Surprisingly, in single layer mode the Eraser Tool doesn't really erase. Part one of this Photoshop podcast covers Eraser Modes and Background Colors. Part two covers the other Eraser Tools include the Magic Eraser and Background Eraser. And these eraser tools really do erase. ...more

How To : CreateSin City-style images in Adobe Photoshop

In this clip, you'll learn how to create a Sin City comic book effect within Adobe Photoshop. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various features an ...more

How To : Color in line art in Photoshop

This Adobe Photoshop tutorial is a demonstration of coloring technique using Photoshop CS2's layer masks, adjustment layers, and blend modes. Just like in a coloring book, you can use Photoshop to color in line art as shown in this video.

How To : Use the extract filter in Photoshop

This image editing software tutorial covers using the extract filter in Photoshop. In Photoshop CS3 there are many ways to remove an image from the background, and the extract filter is one of them. Learn the pros and cons of using the extract filter in Photoshop in this video ...more

How To : Appreciate the ballet

Got ballet tickets? Learn to appreciate and enjoy the performance with these steps. You Will Need * A ticket to a ballet performance * Internet access * A book on ballet (optional) * Binoculars (optional) Step 1 Prepare for the performance by learning about the ballet you wil ...more

How To : Use the magic eraser tool in Photoshop

This tutorial covers the basics of using the magic eraser tool in Photoshop. It is similar to the magic wand or paint button, except it erases instead of selecting or filling. Use the magic eraser tool in Photoshop. Click through to watch this video on vtutorial.com

News : Floating to Space

Some Background Floating to Space - The Airship to Orbit Program by John M. Powell is the fascinating account of "America's other space program". Since 1993, John Powell of JP Aerospace and a large group of volunteers have been sending balloons to the edge of space, 100,000 fe ...more

How To : Resample an image to print size in Photoshop CS3

This image editing software tutorial covers resampling an image down to an optimal print size in Photoshop CS3 so you can bring it to a lab for printing. It's nice to take pictures as large as possible, but it's not always so easy to get that data out of your computer and into ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/21 - 03/27)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

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