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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WIP: Using Photoshop to Create an Animated Morphing Effect

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As you may know, I enjoy exploring Photoshop’s animation features (and not just ‘exploring’ but really trying to push the envelope). One of the projects I’ve been working on involves creating a morphing transition between two objects (or in this...
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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: Animated Valentine’s Day Text Effect in Photoshop

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I thought I’d share with you this speed art video on how I created this Glittering Text Effect in Photoshop (tutorial originally created for Design Tuts+). Here is the final animation from the tutorial....
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Project: Dripping Blood Text Effect in Photoshop

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As Halloween approaches, I wanted to create something unique, like a Halloween text effect with a twist (or a drip in this case). I enjoy creating custom textures from scratch using Photoshop, but recently I’ve started thinking about ways to...
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Speed Art: Custom Lego Text

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  Not to long ago, I developed a new technique for creating a lego-style text effect as seen in the image above. I recorded my process and, until now, never released it. Here is the speed art video: For the...
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Use Smart Filters to Create an Animated Globe in Photoshop

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Photoshop allows you to create custom animations. It also allows you to create Smart Objects and Smart Filters. Better yet, it even allows you to combine Smart Filters with animation. In this tutorial, I’ll demonstrate a few tricks and techniques...
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