Pens & Pencils Illustrations

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I typically like to work in realism, but lately I’ve been playing around with some illustration styles. I’m always experimenting with different techniques and trying to come up with new images. Below, are some of the new things I’ve been...
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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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Photoshop Tip: Brush-Specific Blend Modes

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In Photoshop, you can assign blending modes to any layer. However, it is also possible to assign a blending mode to your Brush Tool. Watch the video below to learn how: For more tips like this, be sure to check...
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Use Smart Objects to Create Snowflakes in Photoshop

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  They say that no two snowflakes look alike. Trying to create several different snowflake designs in Photoshop can take time. Fortunately, there’s a simple technique that you can use to quickly create any number of truly unique snowflakes. Let’s...
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Photoshop Tip: Step and Repeat

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Illustrator allows you to step and repeat an action to create a number of effects. Fortunately, Photoshop also has the same ability to step and repeat an action—it’s just not as straightforward as it is in Illustrator. Watch the video...
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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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Photoshop Tip: Using the Modifier Keys

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When working in Photoshop, it helps to know some basic key commands. In the video below, I’ll demonstrate the different modifier keys and how they can be used to make your work flow more efficient. For more tips like this,...
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Behind the Scenes: Creating the Sharpie Markers

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One of my favorite pens to draw with is the Sharpie®—and what better way to commemorate my appreciation for this drawing tool than to recreate the marker in Photoshop. I’ll take you behind the scenes of this image which I...
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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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