In this tutorial, we learn how to blast effect a picture in Adobe Photoshop. First, open up a picture in Photoshop, then go to filter, then blur, and radial blur. Change the amount to 77, the blur method to 200m, and the quality to best. After this, hit "ctrl+I" to invert the ...more
Picture Effects in Photoshop
This video demonstrates the split tone effect in Photoshop. A split tone effect makes a picture look more rustic by changing the tones. First, add an adjustment layer to the picture by opening the channel mixer window. Select Monochrome and adjust the RGB values to create a bl ...more
In this Episode, Rob Birnholz shows you a great technique for quickly creating a 3D picture montage with Trapcode Particular. It takes just minutes to set up, but can save you hours of work. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, video editing, and media produ ...more
In this free video Photoshop lesson, we learn how to create a simple painting effect within Adobe Photoshop CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editor or a seasoned designer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of the l ...more
Watch this video to learn how to make a little planet effect in Photoshop. Go to Image>Image Size and resize the picture making the width and height equal . Don't forget to unmark the "Constrain Proportions" option. Now that you have a squared photo go to Image>Rotate Canvas>1 ...more
Learn how to add lightray effects to a candle picture using Photoshop to enhance the image. Add lightrays to candle pictures with Photoshop. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com
There's a time in everyone's life when they need to become immortalized and reprographed in a full-blown comic spread, complete with halftone dots and speech bubbles—or squares, if you're a square. With our favorite program Photoshop, you can quickly turn any hyperbolic celebr ...more
This tutorial gives a Photoshop technique for creating a snapshot picture within another image. Create a snapshot effect in an image using Photoshop. Click through to watch this video on vtutorial.com
This is a video about making pictures with two different tones using Photoshop. After watching this video the viewer will learn how to bypass two different modes in Photoshop (usually a necessity in "duotoning"). Showing you how to skip those modes and changing the tones of a ...more
In this next tutorial, you'll be finding out how you can create your very own glass effect. It can be applied to pictures and mainly text, to give it a cool shiny look. Of course before beginning, you'll need Adobe Photoshop downloaded on your computer and once that's done, g ...more
This video tutorial will have you making fake blood on all of your photographs in no time. Using Adobe Photoshop CS3, adding a little red blood to your pictures could be the best thing that happened to them. Even learn how to add a little bit of scratches on somebody's arm. P ...more
Ever wondered about those digital effects in advertisements having some parts in pixels? Let's try it. Open Photoshop and take a picture. Duplicate its layer and on the new layer,select it and go to filters->pixelate->mosaic. Then you can mask the new layer with having some pa ...more
To manipulate photos and turn someone in a photo into a ghost, there are several filters that can be used in Photoshop. This video takes us through the steps of how to take an ordinary picture and turn the subject into a supernatural being using the motion blur technique and t ...more
When we think about Photoshop, we think about the desire to look beautiful and "perfect." Celebrities get airbrushed and Photoshoped all the time when they appear in magazines in order to make their faces appear slimmer, their thighs smaller, their lips more voluminous, etc. P ...more
Start with a photograph of a woman in a bikini. Open the picture in Adobe Photoshop. Now, learn how to use the Bubbles effect to make it look as though your model is not wearning anything! All you need is a little familiarity with Photoshop, since you will be working with laye ...more
This video demonstrates how to make a broken mirror effect using Photoshop. For this firstly in a picture in Photoshop click twice on the level to unlock it.Then select the polygon lasso tool and draw the various forms you would like to give to the pieces.Inside the form,clic ...more
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
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
Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to create picture-in-picture effects in iMovie '09. iLife '09, the software suite from Apple, is the easiest way to organize, view and publish digital content, like pictures, movies, music, and webpages. iPhoto makes ...more
Photoshop Mama shows us another way to render a watercolor from a photo using filters in Photoshop in this video series. This method produces subtle pencil sketch lines in addition to the luminous watercolor effect. This is a detailed tutorial that is going to take some time b ...more
In this tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Carl Larsen shows you how to approach a 2.5D rig removal shot using Photoshop, After Effects and the Mocha AE tracker. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, video editing, and media production professionals i ...more
With this thorough guide, you'll learn how to color correct footage in After Effects of Photoshop using the Curves tool. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself wit ...more
Get rid of pesky, embarrassing tan lines with this Adobe Photoshop CS5 video tutorial. Whether you're new to Adobe's Creative Suite or a seasoned graphic design professional after a general overview of Photoshop CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by t ...more
This Photoshop tutorial video teaches you how to make any photo look like it was hand drawn. The image selected should have a relatively simple background, because a too detailed image will not turn out properly. Use the high pass tool and the sketch paper tool and you pretty ...more
Panoramic photographs are deliciously delightful to the eyes, but an HDR version of that same picture will make people go nuts! If you know anything about HDRI (high dynamic range imaging), then this will be a breeze. Watch and learn. Photoshop CS5 has a new Merge to HDR tool ...more
Want to grab some great shots at your friend or family member's wedding? Create a glowing, diffused, soft focus wedding photo effect through the power of Adobe Photoshop CS4. Add a whole lot of "mood" to an image by softening and increasing contrast, that also features a vigne ...more
Add style to your Photoshop file with the program's advanced filters and tools. Learn how to use the creative text tools of Photoshop in this Photoshop tutorial from a professional graphic designer. Part 1 of 8 - How to Create text effects in Photoshop. Create text effects in ...more
Learn how to create fantasy poster effects on a regular photo by adding atmosphere and artificial lights in Photoshop. Part 1 of 2 - How to Create fantasy poster effects in Photoshop. Create fantasy poster effects in Photoshop - Part 2 of 2. Click through to watch this video o ...more
This software tutorial is just a very rough overview showing the process of making a cutout animation using Photoshop and After Effects. The tutorial should give you enough ideas about the process to start creating your own cutout animations if you are familiary with Photoshop ...more
Here's a few Photoshop effects that you can use to enhance an image for some really cool looks.
Learn about Layer Styles (drop shadow, bevel & emboss, etc.) in Photoshop and how to use them to create text effects in Photoshop.
In this Photoshop video tutorial, see how to make an animated dancing GIF picture in Photoshop. With Adobe Photoshop, you can do virtually anything, and with one single photograph, you can create a dancing animation of your character. After a little manipulation, save it as a ...more
This tutorial shows you how to use the path-tool to trace a picture in Photoshop.
Photographer Chris Alvanas goes under the Filter menu and explores some of the things you can do with the Lighting Effects options. Use lighting effects in Photoshop. Click through to watch this video on layersmagazine.com
In this video tutorial you will learn to make your color images look like hand colored black and white images in Photoshop. Learn to use the Poster Edges filter to enhance the effect. This trick renders a specific area of your image to stand out. Create "hand-colored" effects ...more
Create cool backgrounds and effects using various Photoshop filters and layers.
It can get annoying to always have to create new borders to fit around different sized images when working in Photoshop CS3 or Illustrator CS3. But, if you were to create border effects with smart objects, you wouldn't have that problem. Dave likes to keep things flexible as h ...more
This tutorial shows you how to artistically create lightning effects, sparkles, and a mystical vortex using Photoshop. It will help if you know a little bit about Photoshop before trying this one.
Watch to learn how to turn an ordinary photo into an interesting photo using special effects either created by you or provided by Photoshop.
Ok, so you ditched the ex like a bad habit but now every picture on your Myspace features their face? No problem! You can use PhotoShop to cut objects out of your picture or to make people disappear. This video shows how to do both of those so you can forget the bad memories a ...more
Why do passport photos and driver's license pictures always get a bad rep? Well, other than the lighting being atrocious and the photographers being underpaid civil servants, bad photos usually result from bad backgrounds. Switch your plain white stand-in background for a mor ...more
Learn how to fix a dark photo in Photoshop by making it lighter.
Learn how to cut the annoying tourist out of this stone arch photo by using textures that are already in the scene in Photoshop.
In this video tutorial you will learn to use the lasso tool to create a non-uniform vignette on your images. Learn to set the feather radius and the Hue/Saturation tool. Knowledge of layers is essential to fully understand the tutorial.
Pitch perfect magazine photos don't just happen - they're made. Even the most beautiful model in the world needs airbrushing on her abs to soften them, undereye concealing, and shadow reduction. And backgrounds are often added in digitally if the current one doesn't work. Lea ...more
Going to miss the fireworks extravaganza this Fourth of July? Doesn't mean you can't fake the experience, and that's exactly what we're going to do here—in Photoshop. You're going to learn how to take any night photograph and insert fireworks into it. It's the next best thing ...more
This is really cool, you can make these awesome neon glowing lines using your Adobe Photoshop. This is a fun way to make creative and colorful designs and it looks really neat without spending time working on detailed shapes. 1. Start with a new 400x400 pixel black background ...more
This photoshop tutorial demonstrated by Howard from tutcast.com, teaches you how to do amazing glow effects for your work and projects. Everything you need to know from the background you choose to use to editing out the leftovers. You can use any image that you choose to. Sta ...more
This tutorial shows you how to use Adobe Photoshop to take a regular photograph of a house and turn it into a picture of a dark haunted house. Starting with a picture from the actual painting, "American Gothic," you watch along as the farmhouse is transformed into a piece of d ...more
Learn best practices for lighting your canvas in Adobe Photoshop. Whether you're new to computer graphics, new to Adobe Photoshop CS4 or a seasoned design professional just looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're certain to like this free video software tutorial. ...more
This tutorial shows you an example of how to rotoscope footage using After Effects CS4 and Photoshop CS4. See what tools, masks and brushes are able to help you rotoscope and learn how to use the selection and painting tools in Photoshop to efficiently rotoscope. Then, see how ...more
In this Olympic-inspired tutorial, Corey teaches an effect where he extracts areas of an image in Photoshop and then animates them using After effects in order to create a 3D movement effect with the image. Watch and see how to turn a photo of a splash, into an actual animated ...more
You can create some great image effects when you combine Google SketchUp with other graphics software such as Photoshop or Gimp. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to use the fog setting in SketchUp to create a depth map that you can use in Adobe Photoshop f ...more
Layer styles are a very cool way to add adjustable effects to a layer in Photoshop. 10 different effects in all. Each with many different options.
Learn how to create eye-catching gradient and layer blend color effects in Photoshop CS4. This clip will teach you what you need to know. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself ...more
Chad Perkins shows how to use the Bezier pen tool in Photoshop, Flash, and After Effects. Perkins attempts to shed light on how the tool can be used and dispels certain misconceptions about the pen tool. The pen tool allows users to create various types of paths, either open o ...more
This video shows you how to use the history brush in Photoshop. This is one way to add effects to images.
Sketching takes time. Not quite so much if you use Photoshop. In this video tutorial you will learn to use Photoshop to turn a photo into a sketch.
This friendly tutorial guides us through the process of creating a simple animation from a still image, using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects. Although the narration is at times difficult to understand, the tutorial provides a good way to learn one common technique of ...more
If you have missed the chance of shooting a lightning, you might want to add one in the photo later. In this video tutorial you will learn to create lightning effects for clouds in Photoshop. You won't believe how realistic the effect could be til you see this video!