Create Texture Effects

How To : Apply a grain texture effect using Photoshop

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make grain textures in Photoshop. First, click add layer mask to an open image. Add a filter to this mask and by going to the texturizer option. Adjust the settings to your liking. Click okay to continue. The mask will make the textu ...more

How To : Design a 1960's retro poster in Adobe Illustrator

Embrace the current retro revival in fashion and design by creating this cool midcentury-chic poster. You can create this psychedelic wavy pattern for a band poster, a movie, or just as a piece of art to hang up on your wall. This Adobe Illustrator tutorial utilizes vectors h ...more

How To : Create a demon face warp effect in After Effects

To bring demons back from the dead is tricky business, and what you need to do is get some candles, a blanket, and a book of spells. Also, possibly some snacks in case you do bring those demons into the living world, because they're going to be hungry, and you don't want them ...more

How To : Animate text in LiveType

LiveType ships with many sophisticated design elements so that you can add movement to your static text. You can access them in the media browser. Choosing, editing, applying, and previewing an effect is easy using the media browser and canvas. Live fonts are as easily manipul ...more

How To : Create a custom shape extruder in After Effects

In this video tutorial, Jerzy Drozda Jr (aka Maltaannon) demonstrates how you can extrude any vector based layer to give it a real 3D look inside After Effects. Above all other features... it consists only of one layer. Not only can it be textured, but it can also reflect the ...more

How To : Create animated frozen titles in After Effects

This After Effects tutorial will show how to create a nice, smooth animated text effect, which turns your icy font into a frozen font. This is a great animation that can be easily learned, whether you're an AE pro or novice. Laurence Grayson chills out as he shows you how to c ...more

How To : Create object trails in Houdini 10

This quick tutorial demonstrates how to create object trails in Houdini, and then add a turbulence effect to them. Whether you're new to Side Effects Software's popular 3D production program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with the a ...more

How To : Create a wood photo frame in Photoshop

In this video tutorial by photoshopuniverse you learn how to create a wood photo frame in Photoshop for your photos. Take the photo that you want to add a frame to, open it in Photoshop. Open the layers palette and double click to convert to a regular layer and increase the ca ...more

How To : Create 3D text with Boris FX for After Effects

Check out this CreativeCow video on creating extruded or 3D text using After Effects. This new video tutorial from Paul Ezzy shows you the basics of using BCC Extruded Text in Adobe After Effects. BCC Extruded Text belongs to the 3D Objects category of filters which is new to ...more

How To : Create realistic smoke and dust particles in Maya

The key to being able to animate realistic smoke or dust is being able to master the particle texture rate technique in Maya. Once you have gotten this down, you can create any sort of particle effect, such as sand or bubbles in addition to smoke and dust. This three part tuto ...more

How To : Convert a Vector Logo to a 3D Logo with Cinema4D

In this tutorial, Broadcast Designer Jason Brown will show you how to knock out a vector logo from Adobe Illustrator into a 3D logo in Maxons Cinema 4D. The tutorial also touches on basic texturing, lighting and animation. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video ...more

How To : Create a magical enchanted dagger in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Use and work with surface shaders in Houdini 10

An introduction to building a surface shader in VOPs that combines an image texture with procedural shading. This is a rather longer set of videos than normal as it is a complete walk through of creating a shader. The videos are in total are roughly an hour long. Whether you'r ...more

How To : Motion track using a variety of software programs

Most of the 3D modeling tutorial videos out there work within one program or at most two, often Photoshop in conjunction with a 3D modeling program like Maya. This video will walk you through a complete project using four program: 3DS MAX for modeling, Boujou for 3D tracking, ...more

How To : Design lower thirds in Adobe Photoshop

This is a two part video tutorial. Be sure to click on Chapters 2 as well to get the full tutorial. Taking a look at the popular technique of designing lower thirds and the process it takes to design these using Photoshop. Photoshop is the perfect solution for this task with ...more

How To : Recreate a Toys "R" Us display in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Build an Egyptian Pharaoh's room in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Use Photoshop to create an exploding planet

Planet are cool and explosions are awesome so what could be better than an exploding planet. This tutorial will how you how you can create an exciting and adrenaline invoking exploding planet in Adobe Photoshop without too much work. First, start Photoshop and open this textu ...more

How To : Create an old faded newspaper effect in Photoshop

The video is about how an old stalled photographic image with faded backgrounds to a normal image. A nice clean digital image is taken and is mixed with a texture of a paper and produces a final composite image of all effects combined. The procedure is not that difficult but i ...more

How To : Favourite Tutorial of This Week!

Word 2007 Rocks! but... Are you getting the most out of Microsoft's Word 2007? Have a look at this video tutorial (below) on how to add fill effects in word 2007. We go through the process of adding textures, gradients and images to shapes. Once you get the hang of using the ...more

How To : Make a haunted house

Ditch those namby-pamby clichés like skeleton decals and peeled-grape eyeballs. This year, give your guests a real scare. WARNING: Pregnant women, people with heart conditions, and those who are photosensitive to flashing lights, like some epileptics, should not visit haunted ...more

How To : Build and animate a CG snake in After Effects

In this video tutorial, Jerzy Drozda Jr demonstrates how to create a dynamic animation based on a 'chain rig'. You'll learn how to animate one layer using keyframes, expressions, or both, and make other layers follow the leading layer. The rest of this After Effects tutorial i ...more

How To : Create metallic text in Photoshop CS3

In this text effects tutorial you will learn how to create shiny, metallic looking text with reflections in Adobe Photoshop CS3. This is a beginners tutorial that will show you how to work with layers in Photoshop CS3, add texture and reflections to text and work with some ver ...more

How To : Create industrial textures in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Learn to use stock photos and blending modes to create a grungy, industrial texture in Adobe Photoshop CS4. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing program or a seasoned graphic design professional just looking to your bag of tricks, you're sure to be well served b ...more

How To : Create a quick grunge effect in Photoshop CS3

Here is another cool photo manipulation you can do using Photoshop CS3. You can take a normal photo you’ve taken and really make it look unique by giving it harder edges and some more texture to the shot. Mix up your photos with this effect. To start, open a texture photo. Go ...more

How To : Create a deadbolt tortured Halloween makeup look

This fantastic Halloween special effect makeup tutorial teaches you how to create a bloody bolt look using mostly MAC products. The artists teaches you how to create texture and create a distressed look with the base and color makeup. He applies the adhesive and attached the s ...more

How To : Create a watercolor technique with ink pads

This how-to video demonstrates the right skills for stamping with a watercolor technique. You will need non-running inks to stamp the initial image, a specialty brush pen, and watercolor paper. This watercolor effect is pretty, and can add some different texture to your stampe ...more

How To : Create a painterly photo montage in Photoshop

This image editing software tutorial shows you how to create a painterly looking photo montage in Photoshop CS3. See how to create a textured, painterly type photo montage and set it up to be gallery wrapped. This tutorial assumes you know how to use the basics of Photoshop an ...more

How To : Paint on plexiglass

Watch this instructional painting video to begin painting on plexiglass. Create some cool effects using spray paint, paint thinner, acrylic paint. Make marks and unique textures using your finger, scratching tools and stencils.

How To : Paint the texture of water

Watch this instructional painting video to create a water like effect on the surface of canvas, wood or paper. Use acrylic paint and a spray bottle with some paint thinner. Spray the turpentine onto wet paint and watch the paint separate into shapes that look like the surface ...more

How To : Use the hypershade in Maya to create materials

First off, a bit of explanation. The hypershade in Maya is a quick way to create and connect rendering nodes, which include textures, materials, lights, and special effects. Hypershade is one of the most important features in Maya to learn and master. In this Maya tutorial, y ...more

How To : Work with cloth in CINEMA 4D

This tutorial shows you how to learn some basics of using cloth textures and effects in Maxon CINEMA 4D R10. Work with cloth in CINEMA 4D. Click through to watch this video on filmmakingcentral.com

How To : Create seemless textures in ZBrush 3

When you use an image as a texture map, usually the object you are applying the texture to is larger than the image, so it gets mapped repeatedly onto the object. When this happens you get a "tiling" effect and that's not usually desired. This tutorial shows you how to create ...more

How To : Edit textures for 3D models in Photoshop CS3

This video shows you how to edit textures of 3D objects and how to apply layer style effects to them using Photoshop CS3. This is a great video for anyone that has to work with alot of 3D models in their compositions. Edit textures for 3D models in Photoshop CS3. Click through ...more

How To : Retouch or add digital makeup using Photoshop

If you want to retouch or add digital make up using Photoshop you should first erase and cover up any blemishes you see on the surface of the skin. This can be bruises, blemishes, or even acne marks and bumps. Do this anywhere you feel necessary such as the face or on the body ...more

How To : Make a tasty cupcake

Throughout this video, The Cupcake Special, with Realizing Nuala, you listen to the song "Happy" as you watch a young woman demonstrate the correct and incorrect methods of baking and icing cupcakes. She begins the video by baking several dozen chocolate cupcakes in small pape ...more

News : The Greatest Artist in the Universe

Who other than Mother Earth? Below, a selection of 10 images from the USGS' Earth as Art, a collection of stunning photographs from the Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites. The bright color is a false effect produced by satellite sensors, but the texture, shapes, patterns, scal ...more

How To : Wear a belt with Julie G

In this video, we learn how to wear a belt with Julie G. Try finding belts with different textures, which will add another dimension to your outfits. If you are full figured, wide belts work really well to give your body shape and hide a bigger stomach. Don't wear at your wais ...more

How To : Create a flying camera rig in Blender 2.4 or 2.5

Blender is really cool in that you can mix your modes of editing between projections of that video in 3D space, 2D-based compositing, and 2D-based mixing in the VSE, all at the same time. An über-cool idea is to use your video to texture something - a plane, or a sphere common ...more

How To : Create a realistic rock texture using Photoshop

In this how to video, you will learn how to create a rock texture in Photoshop. First, open the program. Select your foreground as a gray color and the background as a darker gray. Go to filter and render clouds. Go to filter and noise to add noise. Add about 3 percent and cli ...more

How To : Create a Matrix background effect in Photoshop

First thing to do is to create a new pic image called matrix. The next thing you want to do is to change the width and the height of your picture, as well as the resolution. Pick any background color you want, take the paint bucket tool and fill the background. To get the matr ...more

How To : Make a raw kale & avocado salad

The raw food coach will take you through the process of making a fantastic salad made of kale and avocados perfect for any one who follows a raw vegan diet. Avocado is full of healthy oils and just tastes fantastic. Kale is chocked full of vitamins and nutrients. By adding oil ...more

How To : Texture in 3ds Max

The third dimension has finally arrived to internet browsing! Be sure to catch the wave of innovation with this series of tutorials. Initially, we'll be examining the importance of texturing basic 3D objects. Watch as the almost magical effects of texturing in 3ds Max transfor ...more

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