Archive for July 2012

Simply Faking double exposure

A few days ago I was looking through some stunning triple exposure photos

(http://www.behance.net/gallery/We-Are-Nature-Multiple-Exposure-Portraits-Vol-II/4454689 ) and thought I would show you a basic way of creating a similar effect using photoshop.

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Stripy Text…!

More text antics with Photoshop.

Step 1.

 

Start by creating a new Photoshop Document, I used 1024×768 at 72 ppi, but as always its really up to you. I then set my background Colour to Red #c0292f, you can either just fill the Background Layer with red or create a new Layer and colour that red. Read the rest of this entry »

Repeating patterns with actions

This tutorial will let you create a cool repeating pattern using actions.

 

Step 1.

Make a new Photoshop document – i’m using a canvas that is 1024×768, as always you can set your own size if you want. Make the background black by pressing D on your keyboard followed by ALT and Backspace (or go to Edit>Fill>Black). Finally make a new Layer above the background Layer called Pattern1. Read the rest of this entry »

Comic book text style

I’m a huge fan of comics – not that i’ve been able to buy any in the last 5 years or so :( but I do love rereading my old ones. This had me thinking about the old style Pow’s and Thwaks they used to put in fight scenes. I liked them, so I thought i’d show you a way of making them in Photoshop.

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Engraving text with Photoshop

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First create a new document sized 1024×768 then Reset the swatch colours to default by pressing D on your keyboard. Fill the background with Clouds – Filter>Render>Clouds. Read the rest of this entry »

Faking Star wars…

I always enjoy the beginning of star wars, the scrolling text gets me in the mood for a sci-fi fest! :D so I thought i’d show you a way of faking it in Photoshop :)

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Swiss Cheese Text

I love typography – its fun and easy. Today I wanted to show you how to make a simple “Swiss cheese effect”.

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Making blood…!

Last month I wrote a tutorial on how to remove a digit from a hand (http://www.tipsquirrel.com/index.php/2011/07/using-photoshop-to-cut-off-a-finger/ ), this month I thought i’d show you how to add some blood to this picture. This isn’t the only way you can make blood and I’m sure other people have other ideas. Treat this more of a stepping stone on the way to creating the effect you want. Read the rest of this entry »

Simple Grunge Text

Today I thought I’d show you how to make a simple grunge effect for text.

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Showing a texture through skin

Making horror art I often get asked how I get texture to show through flesh, its actually very simple and uses my favourite Photoshop tool Layer Masks.

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