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How To : Create cool backgrounds with Photoshop gradient maps

By experimenting with the Gradient Editor, you can create interesting backgrounds that can be used behind your portraits, in composites, etc. Create cool backgrounds with Photoshop gradient maps. Click through to watch this video on layersmagazine.com

How To : Add mood lighting in Photoshop

In this video tutorial brought to you by photoshopuniverse, you will learn how to apply mood lighting to images in Photoshop. This is achieved by applying an adjustment layer, called a gradient map, which allows you to adjust the color of the light in an image. You will learn ...more

How To : Selectively colorize an image in Photoshop

Learn one very simple way, using the mask of the Black & White Gradient Map Adjustment layer in Photoshop to conceal or reveal parts of the image in color and other parts as a black and white version. Part 1 of 2 - How to Selectively colorize an image in Photoshop. Part 2 of ...more

How To : Apply sepia tones in GIMP

This image editing software tutorial shows you how to create sepia toned images in the freeware GIMP. Learn four methods of applying a sepia tone inside GIMP: color balance, colorize, gradient map and solid color/color blend mode.

How To : Create a lomography look in Photoshop

This video demonstrates a way to use the lomo effect on pictures in Photoshop. The effect makes colors stand out more, thus making the picture stand out more. The first step in adding the lomo effect is to change the color curve levels of the picture by going to Image > Adjust ...more

How To : Create a Lomo effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a Lomo effect in Photoshop. This is a contrast that gives the photo a "cool" vibe and change up the effect that you see. First, load up your picture into Photoshop and then go to adjustments, then curve. From here, add a slight s-curve ...more

How To : Draw a realistic mouth in Photoshop

Are you interested painting in 3D mode? Let's try the human mouth first. First, get the basic shade of the lips with a single color. Then, fade out the top side of the upper lip part and give it a less sharp edge. Then paint the depth area above the lips. Edge out the top lip ...more

How To : Use traveling and luma mattes in Final Cut Pro

This video tutorial teaches you how to use Traveling Luma Matte in Final Cut Pro 6. To do this, you have to go to custom gradient. Open the "Find" option and type Custom Gradient or Gradient in the search field and click Find All. This will bring up a separate search window wi ...more

News : See the Famous Burning Monk in Shocking Color

In 1963 a Vietnamese Buddhist monk named Lâm Van Tuc burned himself to death on a busy Saigon road in protest of the persecution of Buddhists by South Vietnam's Ngô Ðình Di?m administration. Malcolm Browne's photo and journalist David Halberstam's account of the event circulat ...more

How To : Create a dreamy effect in Photoshop

The video shows us how to create a dreamy effect in Photoshop. Firstly load the image in the Photoshop and then unlock the layer by double clicking on the layer, press unlock and OK. Now make sure your background and the foreground are black and white respectively and if it’s ...more

How To : Draw a realistic ear in Photoshop

StephanieValentin teaches you how to draw a realistic ear in Adobe Photoshop. You create a new document of 1300x1900 pixels and then create 9 layers named L00, L01 and so on until L08. The first layer should be black. On Layer 01 use a soft round brush with a white color, 100 ...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 : Create and control a pair of eyes in 3ds Max

See how to model a pair of cartoon eyes and then create a way to automatically control their orientation. You'll use two simple sphere primitives and then you'll create a simple standard material for the eye color, just using a Gradient Ramp map. Your basic orientation rig wil ...more

How To : Create an Noumi anime forum signature in Photoshop

This simple Adobe Photoshop video based signature tutorial, teaches you how to create a simple effects in a forum signature. This tutorial also has some great tips for beginners explaining the use of gradient maps and clipping masks in Photoshop. Part 1 of 4 - How to Create an ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 5: Photography

There are seemingly endless photography apps for the iPhone—it is perhaps one of the most popular arenas for application developers. We've covered a few in Giveaway Tuesdays, but nothing comprehensive. We would be remiss to omit the two most popular frontrunners—Hipstamatic ( ...more

News : 27 Cool New Features & Changes in Android 8.0 Oreo

It's official — the newest version of Google's mobile operating system is called Android 8.0 Oreo, and it's in the process of rolling out to many different devices. Oreo has plenty of changes in store, ranging from revamped looks to under-the-hood improvements, so there's tons ...more

How To : All the Apps You Need to Make That Perfect Story

Stories are everywhere in social media today, but that wasn't always the case. In 2013, Snapchat introduced the world to these temporary windows into our daily lives. Since then, stories have infiltrated other popular apps. However, to stand out, you can't solely rely on the a ...more

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