Speed Art: Making of the Pencil Illustration


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In a previous post titled Pens & Pencils Illustrations, I showed some images of project I had been working on.One of the images in the article was of a pencil in an illustration style. I decided to record the process...
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Create a Rocky Text Effect in Photoshop

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Text effects have always been popular in Photoshop. In this tutorial, I will walk you through how to achieve a rocky-looking text effect. I will explore some creative techniques to round out and break up almost any font to create...
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Photoshop Tip: Advanced Blending Trick

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In Photoshop, you can change a layers Blend Mode to create interesting effects. You can also use the Layers Styles Panel to access the more advanced blending options such as the Blend If sliders. The advanced blending option give you...
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Fix Unwanted Hard Edges in Transparent Image Files

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Lately, I’ve been noticing a lot of transparent image files (such as a PNG) being used in creative ways. Unfortunately, I’ve also noticed a very minor design mistake being repeated when using these types of image formats. In particular, a...
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Create a Summer Time Hand Lettering Text Effect in Photoshop

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  Today, I’ll show you how you can quickly create this type effect in Photoshop. This technique can work with any arrangement of type (it doesn’t have to be hand lettering). Let’s get started! Speed Art Video The Tutorial Step...
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Advanced Animation in Photoshop

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Animation in Photoshop has come a long way since it was incorporated into the core program. Animation took another step when Photoshop introduced the Video Timeline panel, allowing users the ability to create more complicated animation using keyframes. Recently, I...
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Create an Animation using 3D and Post-Production Techniques in Photoshop

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Over the past few years, Photoshop has really expanded their tool set by offering (or expanding) their non-core features such as video editing and 3D. Today, I want to walk through one of my projects that utilizes both the 3D...
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Using Template Layers to Create a Figure 8 Animation

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In the following tutorial, I will demonstrate a technique that shows how to use Smart Objects with a template layer to create complex animation. The animation below demonstrates the final effect. The Final Image   How it’s done: Step 1:...
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Speed Art: The Process of Creating an Animated Globe in Photoshop

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In one of my first posts, I wrote a tutorial on how to create a spinning globe using Smart Filters in Photoshop (click here to read the original tutorial). I finally got around to recording a speed art video of...
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Create Realisitc Wood Texture in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, I will show you a simple, yet extremely effective technique to create a realistic wood texture in Photoshop. This tutorial was written for anyone with a basic understanding of Photoshop. Enjoy! The Final Image This is what...
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