How to Create a Bobblehead Portrait

How to Create a Bobblehead Portrait
In this tutorial I'll show you how you can create a funny bobblehead portrait. Since we're using the liquify tool you'll need a newer version of Photoshop. The bobblehead images were used for a yearbook because the seniors wanted something special and it kinda fits their attitude--just nod all the time when the teacher is speaking...

Painting in Photoshop: The Making of To the Waterfall

Painting in Photoshop: The Making of To the Waterfall
I didn’t have a plan when I made this picture so this isn’t going to be a particularly detailed Making Of, and some of the steps are not great, but I hope you will still get some inspirations from the process.

How To Draw: Spellbound Steps

How To Draw: Spellbound Steps
As I mentioned to a few people, I made a step-by-step of my newest drawing 'Spellbound' --> http://shadowness.com/mayumi/spellbound

Freckles Tutorial Part 1

Freckles Tutorial Part 1
Here is the first installment of this massive tutorial, I hope someone finds it useful! Second installment is here: http://shadowness.com/mynti/frecklestutpart2

Simple Navigation Bar

Simple Navigation Bar
How to create a simple navigation bar.

Photoshop Fake 3D Text

Photoshop Fake 3D Text
How to create Fake 3D text in Photoshop. By Renyn For this one, I'll be using Photoshop CS3 on a PC. The techniques for this tutorial are simple and the overall process is easy. Around the end, it can be a bit more tricky for some people, but don't worry. ...

Preparing Photoshop Files for Commercial Printing

Preparing Photoshop Files for Commercial Printing
Sending a completed project to your commercial printer for printing can be a very exciting time.  All the toil and hours that you have invested to make the perfect design are about to pay off.  It is now out of your hands. However, it can also be a very stressful time.  If you do not prepare the file just right, the printer will have a hard time completing the job, and you may have to make some adjustments.  Or, even worse, the project may not look the way it is supposed to look after it...

Enlight Boom Effect in Photoshop

Enlight Boom Effect in Photoshop
Quickly create a cool explosion of light graphics effect on Photoshop. 1. Create new RGB image with any size..Here i will choose 500/100..Then press "D"..This will reset swatches.. 2. Then go to Filter : Render : Clouds 3. Then Filter : Pixelize : Mosaic [ 15 pixels ] 4. Then Blur : Radial Blur [ Zoom / 20 ] 5. Then Stylize : Emboss [ 135 degrees / height 10 / amount: 170 ] 6. Then Brush Strokes : Accent edges [ width 2 / brightness 38 / smoothness 5] 7. Then Stylize : Find...

Realistic Fire Effect in Photoshop

Realistic Fire Effect in Photoshop
Learn how to create a simple, realistic fire effect in Photoshop. 1. Start a new image 200x200. Creat a new layer [ layer/new/layer ] and name it 'fire'. Let's fill it with white color [ ctrl+backspace ] and then, render it with difference clouds [ filter/render/difference clouds ]. Repeat the filter 1 or 2 times more. You should come up with the same result as previewed on the left. 2. Now, Render it with lighting effects[filter/render/lighting effects]. Use the following paramaters: 3. Last step is quite magic. Simply use the filter accented edges[filter/brush strokes/accented edges]...

Photoshop: What is High Dynamic Range and How Do You Use It?

Photoshop: What is High Dynamic Range and How Do You Use It?
What is dynamic range? According to that great source of public information, Wikipedia, it is “the ratio between the smallest and largest possible values of a changeable quantity, such as in sound and light.” If you are like me, you are probably thinking, “Huh?” Well, in layman’s terms, dynamic range is that quality of sight and sound that humans possess that is not able to be recreated by any mechanical equipment. In other words, the rich colors and contrasts that we can see with our naked eye cannot be reproduced by a camera image. When...