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How To : Produce scary monster photos in Photoshop

This is a quick tutorial on producing gritty, disgusting photos, which have a Halloween feel to them. Learn how to make someone look scary like a monster in Photoshop. The second video shows another method making use of the liquefy tool, the rust method again, as well as light ...more

How To : not suck at Photoshop

Even if you do not understand Photoshop, you should watch this, because the storytelling is great. As our 90,000+ video library attests, how-to's are a genre, per se. And screencasts are a particular sub-genre, especially useful for software instruction. The last thing you w ...more

How To : Understand class rules in Adobe Dreamweaver

This Dreamweaver tutorial goes over the basics of working with CSS class rules. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Afte ...more

How To : Create a web photo gallery in Photoshop

Did you know that your copy of Photoshop is already equipped to help you design a web gallery? If you are thinking of publishing your images online, have a look at this tutorial. In it, you will be guided through a quick and easy way to create a web photo gallery in Photoshop ...more

How To : Create a Shepard Fairey "Hope" poster in Photoshop

Ash Davies believes that it is important to understand how to properly use Photoshop, especially with the Obama "Hope" posters that have become increasingly popular. The first step is to cut out the image that you want to use for the poster. To do this, you have to use the pol ...more

How To : Simulate a ray of light in Photoshop

Photoshop Universe shows you how to add a simulated ray of light to your photos. They give you advice on how to use levels, the radial blur filter, and the lighten color blend mode. You can give your pictures a nice added touch by learning this simple and easy to understand te ...more

How To : Convert 2D images to 3D & create fire in Photoshop

Even if your Photoshop knowledge is lacking, you can still learn how to make a 3D image into a 2D one. This video is on the long side, but it is also very informative and makes it so anybody can understand the lesson within. As you watch, not only will you see the steps needed ...more

How To : Smoothen waterfall photos in Photoshop

Photoshop is a wonderful tool for photographers, from amateur to professional. If you have photos of waterfalls that you would like to tweak to make the water appear smoother, this video will walk you through the process step by step. If you are using a digital camera or don't ...more

How To : Simulate a curved photo in Photoshop

In this video the author takes us through how to simulate a curved photo in Photoshop. One can learn how to make it seem like your photo is slightly curved and popping up from the screen. The audio quality for this video is good and the explanation was very clear that even a b ...more

How To : Get started using Adobe Bridge

If you never used Adobe Bridge before, learn the basics of the Bridge now! Bridge has been around since CS2, and is a file brewing and organizing piece of software, designed to streamline your workflow using Adobe applications. This video tutorial is geared toward all you new ...more

Use Adobe Illustrator CS4 : isolation mode

Dave Cross talks about the new-and-improved Isolation Mode in Illustrator CS4 which is now easier to use and understand. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illust ...more

How To : Manage your photo library 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 : Blend images and add borders with Photoshop

In this video tutorial you will about image blending and borders. Learn how to blend images through one another to create memorable effects with borders. Understanding layers will help you grasp the tutorial quicker. Blend images and add borders with Photoshop. Click through t ...more

Use Photoshop's blend modes : mulitply and screen

In this video tutorial you will learn some simple tips about how to use two of the most popular Photoshop blending modes: multiply and screen. "Multiply" takes out the white and darkens the other colors, while "Screen" has the opposite effect. The tips will help you better und ...more

How To : Easily combine photos and text using Photoshop

Photoshop is all about being creative. The more you know, the better you become at mixing certain tricks and techniques to make amazing pieces of digital photography. But there are so many it can take a good chunk of your time to fully understand the power that Photoshop holds ...more

How To : Draw Grenadier from "Gears of War" on Photoshop

There's nothing quite like drawing a venemous villian trying to throw a bomb at you to awaken your senses and get your fingers flexible for the drawing-filled day ahead. If you love drawing figures from video games and would like to improve your depiction of action poses, che ...more

How To : Simulate extreme weight loss using Photoshop

If you have a photo subject that is a tad larger than you would like, check out this tutorial. Change even the chunkiest body into a slim and svelte physique with a few clicks of your mouse in Photoshop. After watching this clip, you will certainly understand why you can never ...more

How To : Create a vignette with curves easily

This tutorial is for those looking to get an understanding of Photoshop CS4. It's a beginner video and shows you the best way to create a vignette with curves easily. It's a great way to add a little something to your photos without making it look fake. So sit back and enjoy!

How To : Crop images in Adobe Photoshop for printing

Ready to bring your digital photographs into the world of tangible objects? Before you do, you'll need to understand a thing or two about aspect ratios and image cropping within Adobe Photoshop. Fortunately, this guide will tell you everything you need to know. For a complete ...more

How To : Hide a secret text in a .wav sound file

Here's a demo which shows a way to produce WAV sound files with TEXT using Photoshop or any photo editing software. This way you can hide some secret messages into small wav files and send them. The receiver must know how to open the sound file and read WAVEFORM data to under ...more

How To : Import two images into one Photoshop composition

This is a software tutorial of how to import two separate photos into one composition in Photoshop easily. This is a basic tutorial for beginners only. Once you understand the concept, you can import multiple pictures into any comp in Photoshop.

How To : Animate a layered Photoshop image in After Effects

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

How To : Retouch photos in Photoshop CS2

This video gives another iteration of a digital makeover, using Mama's Powder w/sharpen action. This series will highlight some advanced masking techniques; rubilith and quick mask modes, and adjust makeup colors using Levels Adjustments rather than Curves. Hopefully this will ...more

How To : Move a layer to a new image in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Photoshop is one of the most powerful and widely used program out there on the market. Not only can people use it to make their own photos look better, but they are able to take other pictures and images and enhance them to whichever way they want. That can be seen as both bad ...more

How To : Design a wax seal in Photoshop

This video is an instructional video to teach people how to create a wax seal in Photoshop. It helps users understand how to use different tools as well as layers to create the seal. It shows exactly what color to use and how to pick that color. It also shows the steps to crea ...more

How To : Create the Orton glow effect in Photoshop

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create the Orton glow effect using Adobe Photoshop. The Orton glow effect is achieved by combining a sharp image with a duplicate that is deliberately blurred or softened. The overall result is often characterized as a dreamscape, d ...more

How To : Create a navigation bar in Photoshop

In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to create a navigation bar, using Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing program. Viewers will learn how to use multiple layers, layer effects, gradient options and drawing tools. Viewers will be able to customize ...more

How To : Create a cartoon cloud in Photoshop

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create a cartoon cloud using Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing program. In this video, viewers will learn how to use multiple layers, layer options, how to create a lighting effect and use of gradient options. T ...more

How To : Add carbon fiber to cars in Adobe Photoshop

This video demonstrates how to make carbon fibers in Adobe Photoshop. It starts off with a picture of a car and then slowly teaches you how to add carbon fibers to them. There are instructions on the screen to help you out with this. It should be noted that a basic knowledge o ...more

How To : Smooth skin in Photoshop

The author of this video takes us through the process of smoothing the skin in Photoshop. The video helps you to conceal blemishes in your photos. It is an easy way to soften and smooth someone’s skin in a photo without blurring out any important image details. One would defin ...more

How To : Assign textures to UV's in Maya

This video shows you how to assign textures to uv's on models in Maya. This is a traditional method but fundamental to understand. You'll be painting the textures on UVs using Photoshop. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this hour long tutorial. A ...more

News : Required Reading

This class is not only about learning the tools, but having ideas to actually create with the tools. Anyone can learn After Effects but not everyone can express themselves with this tool. Hopefully by the end of the semester will not only your toolset be larger, but your min ...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

News : How-to Design Amazing Web Pages Using Basic HTML

INTRODUCTION In this world of Internet era, almost everyone wants to create theirs own web presence by either hosting their own blog, articles, photos, videos, reviews, etc etc . But some people choose their own way and decide to have something bigger! What is it? Its a websi ...more

How To : Create realistic t-shirt mockups in Photoshop

This Photoshop software tutorial shows you how to create a shirt mockup so convincing, you'll have people emailing you asking where you got it printed! Take a look inside Go Media's Apparel Template pack in this video that shows how the layers are set up and demonstrates how t ...more

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