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Latest Adobe News : Photoshop CS6

Adobe Cloud

Along with the Creative Suite 6, Adobe are also releasing their new Creative Cloud Software. This was first mentioned in the Max 2011 conference in October.

It has been described as the focal point for creativity, where users can gain access to desktop and tablet applications and use their Adobe programs and share their best work. Launching at the same time is the Adobe touch Apps to allow the user to access their creative programs, transfer, share, adjust and improve images or creative outcomes on a range of different devices.
As part of this new package Adobe has also created Adobe Muse and Adobe Edge.
Adobe Edge is a new product designed to create flash like animation to websites and is a interaction design tool to enhance HTML 5 Motion.
Adobe Muse is a new product that allows graphic designers to produce HTML sites without the hassle of writing code.

The price for this new software is hinted at £49.99 a month and will include all of Adobe’s programs including- Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver, Audition, Premier Pro, After Effects, Fireworks, Flash Pro, Acrobat, Edge and Muse. Along with the new touch Apps which are Photoshop touch, Kular, Collage, Debut, Proto and Ideas.

With the Spring launch of the Creative Cloud there will also be a Creative Community, this is to allow users to share and present their work with others globally, provide a forum and a way to gain connections between other Creative Cloud users.

The Creative Cloud also offers 20 GB of Cloud storage space and offers Sync options for devices and Pc’s.
In addition users will gain access to Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite Editions to publish items to tablets, like Type kit, and Adobe Business Catalyst to aid the user in building and maintaining online businesses.
After the launch of the Cloud, it has been mentioned that additions will follow in the Autumn including a new Adobe Lightroom for the Cloud. These new additions are said to cost around £69.99 for a licence per month.
The new Cloud will be a desktop software and not just an online service as it has been confused with throughout the pre launch process.

All CS6 programs will still be made available as they are now, sold either as a bundle or individual programs.
Here are the Key elements that the Adobe team wish to uphold with the future direction of their products and their new reconstruction and movement into digital marketing and Media.

They wish to continue to develop and produce better creative products for PC’s through thier Creative Suite Software, while extending their customer reach through tablets, devices and Touch Apps.

They are moving forward with HTML 5, for the use with tools like Dreamweaver, PhotoGap and Adobe Edge.
Using Flash resources to provide the most impressive PC Web experiences, like gaming video and mobile apps.
Improving digital publishing options to allow businesses and companies to profit through publishing their content on multiple devices.

Along with investing in video advertising, with Auditude and offering increased services with its Acrobat product line, they will use the Echosign program to develop the use of electronic contracts and signatures.

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Adobe Photoshop CS6 News

Exciting and much awaited news has come to light about the soon to be released Adobe Photoshop CS6, this one of Adobes senior product managers released a video showing a new addition to the latest version of Adobe’s creative Suite range CS6.

The new launch has been rumoured to happen in the first half of 2012 and some say it could be around May.
Much has been talked about the new darker look to the overall program, this will allow the photos to stand out and have more prominence away from the rest of the program, however just in case this upsets a few people, they have made it possible to change the colour settings back to the familiar lighter shade.

“We have a darker interface that allows for a more immersive experience” says Bryan O’Neil Hughes Adobes Product Manager “We’re able to focus on the image and not the interface itself”
The video also shows the new Camera Raw Module, there are interesting changes in the options to adjust overexposed images and filling in the darker shadows

More can be done with adjustment brushes and the highlighting and shadowing adjustments.
Other mentioned changes for Photoshop CS6 are sharpening, noise reduction and white balance options.
There are also simple changes to the visual aspect of using brushes and there characteristics.
The next big thing to be mentioned is a prototype of a de blur tool or adjustment named the “Restore Sharp Image”. It transforms a slightly blurring and otherwise discarded image and changes it into a much sharper and usable image.
As I understand it this feature is in the Prototype mode as I have already mentioned and it’s hard to say if it will make it into the final Photoshop CS6 Product however if it did, it would allow you to fix any focusing/sharpening issues with a few clicks, rather that using several different options and not quite getting the final required result as it stands with the current and previous Photoshop Versions.

Hinted to also have an update are the 3D options, Adjustments, Autosave and a few new tools are rumored to be on their way.

If this is the direction the Adobe team are heading in for their new software it is looking like up and coming version of Adobe Photoshop CS6 is going to Enhance and defiantly improve the photo editing processing and user experience.

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Photoshop CS5 Training- Valentines Day Card

Photoshop CS5 Training- Valentines Day Card


You need to start by working out what shape and size you want your card to be, I m going for a small square card.

I m using centre meters this time, use the (Ctrl/Command N) and then set the measurements to cm, then I m going to make the front of the card 10 cm square because you want the back of the card as well you are going to need to double the width, so the number I’ve put in the width box is 20 to number in the height box can stay 10 cm. I’ve selected the RGB colour mode, left the background white, made it 8 bit and changed the resolution to 250 DPI. Then click ok.

Once you have your new document open you need to find the middle (where to fold is going to go). To do this go to the View menu and make sure the rulers are showing. Then double click on the rulers around the image and set the measurements to cm. Measure out 10 cm into the middle of the document and then drag the blue line over to mark it. When the blue line reaches the middle of any document it will snap into place on its own anyway.

The area the right side of the blue line will become the front of your card/ gift tag.

I’m using this simple photo of roses to form the front of the card, the right side of the card will form the front once the card has been printed so this is the side I’m putting the roses on.

You need to drag the image onto the card template and use the Edit Transform options to resize to fit it onto the template.

You now need to flatten the layers, you can apply this simple method to any card size, and the final outcome can be created in a few minutes with your own photographs.

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Photoshop CS5 Training Valentines Love Clouds

Photoshop CS5 Training Valentines Love Clouds

To create this cloud text effect for Valentines day you need to start with an image of the sky or create a new document and make it blue.

Then go to the Brushes palette, choose a soft brush and adjust the brush presets using the shape dynamics, scattering and Texture options until you create a fluffy brush tip shape.

Make a new blank layer on the Blue/Sky Document, then choose a white colour from the foreground colour option in the tool palette and paint the words I love you on the new blank layer.

Duplicate the I love you layer and then go to the Filter option, blur and Gaussian blur- keep the pixels number quite low around 10-20

The next step is to place the blurred love layer beneath the original I love you layer and then change the opacity to overlay.

You can add additional clouds using the same method.

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Photoshop Cs4 Training Winter Snowman Tutorial

Create A Snowman with Photoshop Cs4 Training


Start with a new blank document I making mine A6, then you can add a background colour or a gradient I’ve set up a blue and white gradient the then dragged out using the gradient tool to apply the gradient.

Make a new layer and select the elliptical tool and make a large circle, then fill it with a grey/white colour. Then make other new layer and create a smaller circle for the head and fill it with the same colour.

Then apply a drop shadow around the edge on each layer and then inner shadow. You can add some noise with the filter and noise option to give the snowman a snow like texture.

Then you need to think about the arms, you can draw your own custom arms or use a brush to paint them in or you can use an image of a twig and blend them in.

To add the eyes and nose, I’ve just grabbed the brush tool. Make sure you have selected a hard and small brush tip and just add the eyes and mouth, by tapping the brush in the places around the head, then to make the nose change the foreground colour to orange, paint a triangle, you can use the polygonal lasso tool to get it exact.


Making the Hat

The final stage is to add a hat, make a new blank layer and then use the elliptical marquee tool to make the base of the hat and fill it with black, then using the elliptical marquee tool again drag to make the main part of the hat, to make this is into a hat shape just erase the sides to make them square.

Then cut the top out with another elliptical marquee shape to create the basic hat shape. To make it 3D add a drop shadow and bevel and emboss.

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Create A Photoshop Candy Cane Photoshop CS4 Training

Photoshop Cs4 Training Christmas Candy Cane

Start by drawing the rough shape of a candy cane with the brush or pencil tool.

Then make a selection of the candy cane shape with the magic wand tool. Use the duplicate layer option to make the selection into a new layer.

We are now going to make the stripes.

Create a new shape and the use the rectangle marquee tool to make a thick line selection, copy it onto a new layer and fill it with red.

Copy this red line layer over and over again and then, drag them out one by one to create a striped effect. Click on the eye icon to hide the background layer and go to the fold down menu and select the merge visible option.

Then drag the red lines over onto the cane image and put them below the main cane layer in the palette.  Then use the Edit/Transform/Rotate option to rotate the red lines to a 45% angle (this is a rough estimate you can use whichever angle you want think looks best).

Then staying on the red lines layer erase away any of the excess around the outside of the cane shape.

To give the candy cane a 3D look you need to click on the cane layer and add a Bevel and Emboss style, double click on the layer in the palette to open the layer styles option.

The Bevel and Emboss amounts that I have used are

Inner Bevel /Smooth

Depth-399

Direction-110

Soften-11

The layers styles used to complete the red line layer are

Drop Shadow

Multiply/opacity 100%

Direction -5

Size -5

Bevel and Emboss

Inner bevel-135

Smooth

Size-122

Soften-16

Contour

Linear

Range 50%

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Free Photoshop CS4 Training – Create a Photoshop Christmas Present

Create a Photoshop Christmas Present with this Photoshop Cs4 Training Tutorial

Select the marquee tool drag out to create a square then Ctrl J/Command J Duplicate to make a new layer new layer name it Layer 1.

Then fill it with colour or gradient, copy it again to create another layer name it layer 2

Select layer2 in the layers palette, go to edit transform and skew click on the right middle square and move up or down to create the 3D effect. Then go back to layer 1, duplicate this layer and drag on top of the 1st layer.

Go to the Edit menu select Transform and Distort, drag over the top and pull the corners to fit on the top.

Use the levels to adjust the light in the corners

You can use color, pattern or gradients to create a red band and use as a ribbon in the same way.

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Expert Photoshop CS4 Training Has Arrived Just In Time For Christmas

This course provides complete Photoshop CS4 training from beginners to advanced for both Pc and Apple Mac users.

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Free Photoshop Tutorials Twilight Style Vampires

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Day 26- Photoshop Twilight Style Vampire Bite Effect

The exicited anticipation of many Twilight fans will finally be realised this week with the much talked about release of the new Twilight film “Breaking Dawn part 1″.


Here at the Photo Editing Expert we are celebrating too with these Free Vampire Twilight style Photoshop tutorials for you to enjoy, learn how to transform yourself into a Vampire with these quick and easy Free Photoshop Tutorial, for both Apple Mac and Pc users.

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Free Photoshop Tutorials-Creating Photoshop Fireworks

In honour on Bonfire night/ Guy Fawkes night in the Uk- here is a Free Photoshop Tutorial on how to create Photoshop fireworks from The Photo Editing Expert.

You need to start with a new document and it’s best to make the whole background black.
To do this, go to the File menu and then click New or use Ctrl N/Command N. Then select the foreground colour and make it black, then choose the paint bucket tool and click it on the document.

The next step is to select the Ellipical Marquee tool and draw a circle on the document, as big as you like.

Now select a soft brush from the brushes palette and make it small, you now need to change the colour of the brush to white and start making dots in the selected circle, make most of the dots close to the edge inside of the selected circle and just a few in the centre, this is because Fireworks tend to come out from the centre and explode out to the sides.

Then Duplicate the layer and name it something like “Dots”. To duplicate, click on the layer and then go to the fold down menu in the layers palette and select the duplicate layer option, or Ctrl J /Command J.

Make another copy of the layer in the same way and name it something like “firework”
Selecting the new layer, you then need to go to the Filter menu and click on the Blur option and then Radial blur.

The Blur method need to be set on the zoom option and the Amount needs to be set near 50. Click ok.

This has now applied the blur to the firework layer.
The layers in the palette will now need adjusting, the very top layer need to be the Dots layer the second layer down will be the firework layer and the last layer is the background layer.

The Dots layer will now need a blending mode change, you need to change it from normal to Linear Dodge (Add) in the layers palette. This will show the dots and the Blurred

effects through the same layer and show the firework once it’s been put together. You can now merge the dots and firework layers together.

To do this you need to hide the background layer in the layers palette (click on the eye on the background layer to hide it) just the two layers need to be visable. Then do to the fold down options in the layers palette and select the Merge visible option.

Then click on the eye again to bring back the background layer.
Take the new merged layer copy it and name the new layer Colour, then making sure the colour layers selected click on the Gradient tool.

Go to the tool options bar at the top and double click on Gradient colours to bring up the Gradient Editor.

Change the Gradient Type to Noise and click on the Randomize button to select the colours, click OK .

Click and drag out in a line to apply the Gradient.

Now go back to the layer palette and change the blending mode. You can select different modes, soft light, Overlay, Colour dodge and Linear burn can all be used depending on your preference, the colours will come through in different ways with different blending modes.

The final steps will be to flatten and save your firework design.
To flatten the layers go to the fold down menu in the layers palette and select the flatten layer option.

If you keep repeating these steps and use different amounts of blur and different gradient colours you will soon create your own firework display.
This can be copied into the background of any night time cityscape or any other image you feel would benefit from a firework display.

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Free Photoshop Halloween Tutorials

Day 30- Photoshop Halloween Frankenstein

Halloween is finally here and all 31 free Photoshop Halloween tutorials are now available for you to enjoy at www.photoeditingexpert.com

The Photoshop Horror Season is here and really to enjoy.

31 amazing free Photoshop Halloween tutorials have been added throughout the month of October in the lead up to Halloween and now they are ready for you.

You can learn everything from adding vampire twilight fangs, turn yourself into Frankenstein, make a B- movie horror poster, painting blood on to skin, writing on tombstones, blending scary skin, creating Halloween cards, transforming yourself into the joker, changing yourself into a Zombie , writing in blood and so many more.

It’s been a great month, many of the tutorials are on easy to watch step by step videos and the others are written with easy to follow images along the way to create the final Halloween design all are written for both Pc and Mac users with keyboard shortcuts for both, Photoshop knowledge for both beginning to advanced levels.

All these tutorials have been written and created by a Photoshop expert who has worked with many versions of the program in a professional and commercial world for 6 years.

So don’t delay come along and check it out this very scary evening, you’ll be amazed at what you can do.

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Free Photoshop Halloween tutorials -Creating Shadows

Final Shadow Image

This is day 29 of The Photoshop Horror Season- There are 29 Great Free Photoshop Halloween tutorialsavailable right now and there will be 31 by Halloween from The Photo Editing Expert.

I ve started with an image with a brick wall copied onto an A4 blank document and then added some red and yellow with the colour balance to give it a warm colour.

Then I looked at the Shadows. I used the Magic wand tool, set to around 40 tolerance and selected the shadows from their original image,
Use the Ctrl J/Command J to copy the selection on to another layer, then go to the brick wall image and paste it on using Ctrl V/Command V.
To change the shape and make the shadow go up the wall, I used theEdit/Scale/Skew and pulled the left side upward to create the desired effect.
Then to make the shadows stronger I copied the layer, so I had two layers with shadows on them, to blend them in I clicked on both the layers individually and then went to Filter/Blur/ Gaussian Blur.

Adjust this to your own specifications but try to add a haze around them that you can see the wall through like normal shadows.

The next step is to merge the two shadow layer together, to do this I went to the layers palette and click on the eyes to hide the other layer so I could only see the two shadows, then I went to the fold down menu and clicked in the merge visible option.

Then I pulled the opacity down on the shadows layer so you can just see the wall through it.
The final stage in completing this image is to add a new blank layer, fold down layer and new layer, then grab the brush tool set it to black and paint a curve coming in from one of the corners.

Then use the Gaussian blur and opacity options in the same way as I did with the shadows to create the final look. Flatten all the layer s when you’ve finished and save it.

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Free Photoshop Halloween Tutorial- Changing Day To Night


This is day 25 of The Photoshop Horror Season- There are 25 Great Free Photoshop Halloween tutorials available right now and there will be 31 by Halloween from The Photo Editing Expert.

This is great if you have a photo of something taken by a window or door and want to change the lighting and make it look like it was shot at midnight.

To start you need to open your selected image into Photoshop. Then go to the layers palette and click to create two new blank layers, place them above the background layer in the palette.

Name the top blank layer shadows and the one underneath highlights.

Click on the shadows layer go to the Edit menu and Fill the layer with white make sure the opacity is at 100% and the blending options are normal, click OK.

Then click on the highlight layer and follow the same steps but fill this layer with black, again opacity as 100% and click OK.

Click on the Shadow layer and change the blending mode to Colour burn and the highlights layer blending mode to Colour Dodge.

Choose a soft brush and pull the opacity of the brush down to about 10%-15% using the options bar at the top of Photoshop.

Click on the Highlights layer and set the foreground colour to light and brush over the part of the image you want the light it beam down on this could be in the tips of the window frames or edge of the door, it all depends on your selected image.

You want to create a nice glow on these areas, make sure the light stream is consistent throughout the areas you are brushing, if you have something between the highlight door frame and the subject like a wall of instance then this will also need to be highlighted.

If you feel you have lightened an area too much, flick to the shadows layer and change the foreground colour to black and paint over again, the two layers basically work like a layer mask.

Once you have added the highlights you now need to turn your attentions to the shadows, selects the shadows layer and change the foreground colour to black and brush over the darker areas on the image, areas opposite to the highlighted ones you have created.

Once you are happy with your shadows and highlights you now need to copy and paste the night time scene into the window panes or door area to make the outside look light night.

You can do this using the selection tools, if you choose the rectangle marquee tool and set it to add to the original selection with the top tool options bar.

Then go around and select the window panes or door frame, once you’ve done this you can now save the selection using the select menu and save selection on the channels palette.

You now need to open the night time scene and the channels palette, then holding down Ctrl/Command click on the new channels mask then go to the layers palette and click to add a new layer mask. Unlink the layer from the new layer mask and drag and adjust using(Edit/Transform/Scale) to adjust the size and make the new night time image fit in the space you selected originally. This image doesn’t need this step so I’m moving on to the next step.

We now need to adjust the colour temperature to match the nightsky/moonlight. To do this go back to the layers palette and click on the layer adjustment option in the bottom of the palette.

Choose the Photo filter effect and then any of the cooling filters, I m using Cooling filter (82) and set the density to about 40.

You can then add a blue and white gradient map from the layer adjustment option at the bottom of the layers palette.

You can now pull the opacity down to about 40% and add move contrast into the shadows with either the levels or curves option.

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Free Photoshop Halloween Tutorials- Writing On Gravestones

Day 23 Of The Photoshop Horror Season/ 31 Free Photoshop Halloween Tutorials at www.photoeditingexpert.com

Adding text to Gravestones

Final Gravestone With Text

You can either take a photograph of a real headstone to do this or you can make your own Photoshop headstones using the textured options and pen tools that I have already demonstrated in a previous tutorial www.photoeditingexpert.com

This is all about perspective and blending text layers together, so it’s a great thing to use anytime of the year.

You need to start by selecting a text tool, this can be the Horizontal type tool, or I m going to use the Horizontal type mask tool.

You need to select the type face you want to use, for this demo I’m going to use a gothic looking type face. Something like “Charlemagne Std” as it’s a Halloween tutorial.

Then choose the size of the text and start typing. Now I‘ve finished typing I’ve clicked on the background layer in the layer palette to select the outline of the text. It’s now time to start blending it in and making it look like part of the headstone.

First of all you need to copy the selection onto a layer to do this use the (CtrlJ/CommandJ).

Double click on the new text layer to bring up the layer styles and start by adding a drop shadow, keep the contour to linear and enlarge the size to 18. Keep everything else the same.

Then add an inner shadow, keep the blending mode to multiply and the size the same, adjust the angle if light is shining on your headstone from another direction. We now need to add the bevel and emboss options make sure you add the contour option, set the bevel style as Inner shadow, direction at 1 and size at somewhere around 20, leave all the other options as they are. The text should now look like it’s been carved into the stone.

To reposition the text, select the layer and grab the arrow tool from the tool bar, you can click on the text and move it around. If it needs resizing you go to Edit, Transform and Scale, then holding down Shift and Alt (shift/Options) click on one of the corners and drag in or out the adjust the size.

You can add contrast with the curves options (Image/Adjustments/Curves).

To adjust the perspective of the text on the stone you need to make your text layer, then select All and Copy, you now need to delete the text layer in the layers palette. Then make a new layer (fold down menu layers palette –New Layer) Then go to the Filters menu and click on the Vanishing point, click in the grid the point you want around your headstone, column or tomb.

Then paste your text we selected earlier into the grid and click OK, you might need to adjust the layer styles again once you have done this, it depends on your image.

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Adding A Photoshop Candlelight Effect To Pumpkins

Final Candle light Pumpkin Effect

This is very simple to do, you need to start by making a new layer on your document. Make the new layer black (Edit/Fill).

Now get select the eraser tool I am grabbing one of my pumpkin brushes. To make a Pumpkin Photoshop brush you need to start with a photo of a pumpkin and then follow

Day 1- The Photoshop Horror Season http://photoeditingexpert.com/blog-2/- Do this first

Once you have your pumpkin brush, make the brush big enough to fill the document and click to erase the shape through the newlayer, then click back on the background layer and go to the filters menu.

Under the Render option you will find the lighting effects filter. Make sure the light type is on Spotlight. If you click on the colour box on the right side of the options box (next to Intensity), you can change the colour of the light to an orange/yellow colour.

Now in the preview box you need to click and drag the direction of the light so it is coming from the bottom of the image and then drag it up so it fills the whole area, right to the top.

Set the Intensity to about 50, and pull the exposure down to about 28, this should produce a light that looks like a lit candle. If you pull the ambience down to about -10 this will help the look we are trying to create.

Click Ok to apply the lighting effect to the background of the image.

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Making A Ghostly White Image With Photoshop

You need to start with a very dark image, if the image isn’t that dark pull the levels down.

Then you need to make a new layer and fill it with white.

To do this you need to go to the fold down menu and new layer option, then make sure the foreground colour is white, either select the paint bucket and click on the image to apply the white to the new layer or hold down the X button as the shortcut.

Then you need to duplicate this white layer. Once you have got two layers you need to go back to the first white layer and set the opacity to 25% and the mode to Overlay.

The copy of the layer needs to be set to Colour mode and 50% opacity.

You now need to select these two layer’s in the layers palette and make them into a group. Hold down Shift and click on the layer to select both of them and then hold down (Ctrl G ) (Command G) to automatically make the group.

Then drag the group down to the “create new layer” do this about 9 times until you have around 10 different groups in the layers palette.

Once you have done this, the image its self has got lighter and lighter, we now need to bring back the details around the lips and eyes. To do this we need to select the brush tool and set the colour to black then enter the group at the very bottom of the layers palette and select the second layer in this group, you can know start to paint over the eyes, lips or other detail that might have been lost, work your way up all the different groups in the layers palette adding small amounts of detail in at a time.

Once you’ve reached to top of the palette you can add a levels/curves adjustment layer to blend further, I m going to copy the background layer and add a small stamp filter on to it, and then duplicate the background layer again and add a small amount of Gaussian blur.

Once you have finished you need to flatten the layers and save your image.

The Photo Editing Expert has a new YouTube channel for so I can share the tutorials and help more people with their Photoshop problems.http://www.youtube.com/user/photoeditingexpert

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Putting your face on a pumpkin with Photoshop

Final Pumpkin Effect

Putting your face on a pumpkin

Start with an image of a pumpkin, use the elliptical marquee tool to select around it, then hold down(Ctrl/Command J) to copy the selected pumpkin onto a new layer.

Now open the image of yourself you want to use, make it black and white, select just the head, don’t worry about any hair or other areas of the image at this stage and then hold down (Ctrl/Command J) to copy it onto a new layer again.

You now need to grab the face layer and drag it over onto the pumpkin, put the face layer at the top of the layers palette above the pumpkin.

Now go and select the eraser tool and choose a soft brush. Soften the edge all around and remove the hair or other areas you might have selected at this point.

Then go to the layers palette again and select the blending modes. I use the soft light option to show the shape if the pumpkin through the face.

This is the look I am going for but if you wanted a different version you can use the overlay and vivid light options.

If you want a better contrast effect you can click on the face layer and open the curves option, (Image/Adjustments/Curves).

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Final Pumpkin Effect

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Photoshop Horror Spot Light Effect


You can apply this effect to highlight any ghouls or ghostly things you have photographed.

You need to start by opening your image into Photoshop. Then make a Levels adjustment layer using theadjustment icon at the bottom of the palette. Pull the middle slider down to about 2.00 and drag the black slider to about 20.

Then select the mask for this layer and hold down (Ctrl/Command I) to Invert. Make sure the foreground and background colour are black and white.

Then click on the gradient tool and select the radial blur option in the top options bar.

Double click on the gradient colour option to open the gradient editor.

Make sure the foreground and background option has been selected and click ok.

Go to the layers palette and click on the levels adjustment mask, then drag a small line out on the centre of the image to create a gradient. You can move the new gradient around with the move tool if you want to.

To lighten this further you can copy this layer (CtrlJ/CommandJ)

Once you are happy with the lighting you can select all the layers (Ctrl/shift)- click (command/shift-click) then create a hue and saturation layer, using the adjustment icon at the bottom of the palette, if you pull down the saturation you will fix any problems that have been created while adding the gradient layers.


spot light final

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Adding Photoshop Scales To Skin

The simple and quick way of applying this effect to an image, is to find an image with the scaly texture in it and another image of a person/model.

Then copy the texture image onto the model image, go to the layers palette and use the blending modes and opacity change.

Once you copied the textured image over, pull the opacity down to see the model image underneath. Then set up a layer mask to go on the texture layer, click on the textured layer and then the mask icon in the bottom of the layers palette.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Setting the foreground colour to black, click on the layer mask and selecting the brush tool.

Brush over the hair, eyes, lips and other non skin areas, so that only the skin areas have the textured effect on them. Then pull the opacity back up to show the full strength of the textured layer.

If you look at the neck areas on the image you might want to set the brush opacity to 50-70 % and brush over these areas to bring the contours and shadows back.
A more advanced way of adding the same effect is to do the following.

You need to duplicate the main model image, then open the channel palette and select the red channel, select the red channel with the Load channel as a selection.

Then copy and paste (Ctrl/CommandC) (Ctrl/CommandV).

Flatten any layers that might have been made and save the image as a PSD file.

Then go back to the original image and copy the textured image over the top.

Blend the textured layer with the multiply mode and then go to the Filters menu.

Select the Distort option and then displace. Then set the displace filter options to 15 of both boxes and click ok.  

Then find and reopen the duplicated image with the red channel, the textured layer has now wrapped itself around the contours of the body of face on the model image.

You can now go and adjust the image further with the layer masks, opacity and blending modes as talked about before to blend it in further.

This second option bends the textured or scaly image around the original better allowing for a more realist look and tone.

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Photoshop Adding Blood To An Image

Final blood effect

Once you’ve opened the image you want to add blood to into Photoshop. You need to go to the layers palette and select the colour balance adjustment.

You need to set the Shadows options to around C-R +100/M-G -15/Y-B – 0.

Midtones options to C-R +100/ M-G+10/Y-B-20.

Highlights options to C-R 0/M-G 0/Y-B +20. Then click on the mask for this new layer

Go to the Edit menu and select the Fill option, you then need to fill it with Black and set the blending to themultiply, click Ok. Set the foreground colour to white.

Then select the brush tool and choose a hard brush. Click on the black mask in the layers palette brush over the image to create the blood drops and marks, try painting in the direction the blood would go in if you actually had a cut.

Once you have done this go back to the layers palette and create a curves adjustment darkening the image.

Click on the layer mask of this new layer and make it black in the same way as before. Then right click on it to create a clipping mask.

Changing the foreground colour to black. Pull the opacity down to about 40% and paint over the edge of the blood to add it depth.

Then make another curves adjustment layer this time pulling the line right down, make the mask black again and right click to create a clipping mask. Then select a small hard brush again, only this time paint the inside of the blood to make it darker.

You can then flatten the layers using the fold down menu top right corner of the layers palette.

To add light areas I use the brush tool again, pull the opacity down and select white, then apply in smallarea where you think the light might catch the blood, alternatively you can use the dodge tool and lighten areas.

To finish the image you can blend a wound over the top part, where the blood begins.

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Create A Simple Photoshop Halloween Design With Brushes


How To Create A Simple Photoshop Halloween Design Using Brushes

Typically the colours most associated with Halloween are black and orange so these are the colours I m going to use for this collage.

I m starting with a new document this could be whatever size you want, mine is A4 (File/New document)

Once you have opened your new document you need to change the colour I‘ve selected a bright orange colour.

You can now grab the elliptical marquee tool and drag out to make a large circle through the middle of the document. Now copy this onto a new layer (Ctrl/Command J).

Then go to the select Menu and click Inverse, using the paint bucket fill the selected area with black. Make the background layer the orange colour we selected earlier.

I have some pumpkins brushes that I have made to use so I m going to change the foreground colour to black and select one of these brushes, I m going to start on the edge of the ellipse and adjust the brush size andclick to apply it.

Then I m going to select another pumpkin brush and use it in the top of the document, this time I m going to change the foreground colour to orange and apply the brush to the black area on the outside of the ellipse.

I’ve decided to remove the black pumpkin on the orange background because I didn’t think it looked quite right.

If you select the custom shape tool you have a tree option, this could go in well if it was set up to be black, we are trying to create a silhouette effect with this design, you can apply this on the background orange layer. You can use other brushes if you have them of witches on broomsticks this is my centre image or images of bats of example.

It’s just a quick design that you can turn into a Halloween invite, poster, card or leaflet if you put information on the other side.

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Photoshop Skeleton Blending Tutorial

  1. This is very easy to do you need to have the main photo that you want open in Photoshop and a textured photo to blend in underneath, I’m using this image if a skeleton and painted background .

If your main image is quite bright and colourful you might be best to pull the Saturation down using (Image/Adjustments/Hue and Saturation)

Then drag the main image onto the textured image and go to the layers palette. You need to click onto the textured image layer and then go to the blending modes.

To create this effect I’ve selected the Colour burn mode.

If you wish to make anymore adjustments you can bring up the curves option (Image/Adjustments/Curves) and add contrast to either of the layers, or you could adjust the opacity.

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Photoshop Halloween Scary Pet Portraits

Final Halloween Pet Portrait

I m using this image of a dog, you need to start by looking at the image and working outthe areas that the light is shining on too much. To darken these areas go

to the Image menu and select adjustments and levels. Pull the slider in the levels adjustment down to adjust the bright areas on the image and click OK.

Go to the history palette and select the state before the levels, then place the marker on the levels state. Then select the history erase brush and brush over the lighter areas to make them dark. I wouldn’t apply this step to the eyes as we want to adjust them later.

I m now going to change the background of the image to black you can do this by selecting the dogs head and copying it onto another layer using any of the selection tools, then make a solid black colour layer. Or you can add a solid black colour layer (clicking on the adjustments option in the bottom the layers palette and selecting black).

Then put this new black layer at the top of the layers palette. Pull the opacity down so you can see the dog through it and grab the eraser and erase through to the dog underneath.

Once you’ve got the background in place and the dog on top you now need to adjust the dog’s eyes, as these are the main focus of the image we really need them to stand out.

I m going to add and enhance the colour of the eyes, using the colour balance and hue and Saturation.  I m going to add some yellow and red into the eyes using the colour balance (Image/Adjustments/Colour balance), brush this in using the history erase  and the history palette, then bring up the Hue and Saturation (Image/ Adjustments/Hue and Saturation).

You can now turn your attention to the hair, you can either make the hair black and white and have only the eyes in colour or I m going to add a blue tint to the hair, to do this again open up the colour balance and adjust the slider a tiny amount to add a blue colour (you really don’t want to overdo this step.

It’s now time to blend the dog into the background a bit and to do this I m using the Curve’s option (Image/Adjustments/Curves).

Selecting the dog layer, pull the curves right down to blend in and darken the whole head this should blend the outline of the dog into the background layer. You can alternatively use the burn tool for areas if you need to adjust further.

The final step I m going to do is using the dodge tool brush over the dogs eyes to really brighten them and bright them out of the image. You can also add some extra contrast in at this point if you feel you need to.

This is something that you can do with other pets as well as dogs, cats are great for this kind of thing so it can be applied to different pet images as well.

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Photo Editing Expert’s Photoshop Halloween Makeover


It’s the end of the first week of the Photoshop Horror Season at www.photoeditingexpert.com and it’s off to a great start, I can’t believe it’s going so quickly.

There are already 7 free Photoshop horror tutorials available and we have started uploading the more in-depth video tutorials to YouTube and Facebook.

So far in The Photoshop Horror Season you can learn how to create Halloween brushes, produce ghostly prints with layers, paint cracks into skin, create Photoshop cobwebs with the Pen tools, design your own tombstones from scratch, add a Twilight vampire look to eyes and how to create a Halloween spider illustration.

There are so many more to be added and shared, each horror tutorial is written with both Pc and Apple Mac instructions and detailed images or videos.

There is also a new look and easy to use website available right now for your enjoyment with all the Halloween tutorials so far.

www.photoeditingexpert.com

There is a new video section and you can click on the images on the home page and it will send you straight through to the individual tutorial. It couldn’t be easier to view and learn from the new free Photoshop tutorials. They are listed in day order so you won’t miss a thing and have full title and descriptions.

There is also a new YouTube channel for The Photo Editing Expert so I can share the tutorials and help more people with their Photoshop problems. http://www.youtube.com/user/photoeditingexpert

We also have a Halloween themed Facebook page where you can catch up with the latest  tutorials and find out what’s coming next https://www.facebook.com/pages/Photoeditingexpert/192803484086450

And a twitter page you can follow and receive updates throughout the month.  http://twitter.com/#!/photoexpert1

So if you are using Photoshop to get creative over Halloween, make sure you check out the 31 free tutorials added throughout October for all the inspiration and Photoshop knowledge you will need.

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Creating Photoshop Cobwebs with the Pen tools

 

For this I’m going to use the pen tool, you could also use the brush tool but I want to create a work path out of mine so I m using the Pen tool.  

This is really simple, you can either start working freely with the pen tool to create your own cobwebs straight off, or you could do what I am and use a  drawing or photograph of an existing cobweb, scan it in and work from that.  

So I’ve opened my cobweb image in to Photoshop, the next step you can do in two ways, you can either chose  one of the selection tools  ( magic wand )and select the whole of the cobweb, then go to Paths palette and click on the make work path option.  

That will change the whole selected cobweb into a path ready for the next stage.      

Or if you wanted to customise your cobweb or make one from scratch

 You need to select the pen tool or freeform Pen tool, make sure its set to make paths in the top tool options bar  

   

 Then click and drag to start making your own custom web.  

 If you are working around an existing image of a cobweb. Join up the web in areas where it is on the original and add a few more if you feel like it.  

Path with stroke added

Go back to the original Pen line to complete the path once you have finished.  

If its not quite worked out how you would like go back to the pen tool in the tool bar and you can select from the other Pen related tools underneath to change the anchor points or delete some of them, until you have change or fixed the issues you might have.  

 

Once you have the cobweb path make you need to save it, to do this you need to click on the path in the paths palette and then go to the fold down menu and click on the Save path option.  

       You can now stroke the path, make it back into a selection, make it into a layer, fill the area with a pattern, make to cobweb into a shape tool or export it into Adobe Illustrator.  

All these path options will be found in the fold down menu on the right side of the Paths palette, apart from the Export option this is under the File menu and Export.  

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How to paint Photoshop cracks onto faces

You can create your own creepy broken porcelain doll look with this simple and quick tutorial on how to paint cracks.

You need to start with a new blank layer (fold down menu in layer palette- new layer)

Select a very small and hard brush. On the new layer paint the cracks in a slightly darker colour to the rest of the face and start at the top and paint down until you reach the point you what to stop.

Paint small hairline marks at the side of the main cracks this will add to the realistic cracking look.

Once you’ve painted the cracks, select the layer and change it’s opacity to overlay or colour burn

You can now change the foreground colour to white and paint over the cracks again, the main cracks you painted can be outlined in black to add shadows if you wish. ­

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Creating Ghostly Photoshop Prints

Creating ghostly prints though layering

To achieve this kind of look you need to layer the image you want to be a bit translucent, over the top of another using the layer’s palette.

Once this is done you then need to go to the layers palette and either pull the opacity down a little bit and then using the layer blending modes you can create your final outcome.

The Overlay and Multiply blending modes will create this kind of effect, so start there.

The final step is to flatten the layers, to do this you need to go to the fold down menu in the layers palette and select the flatten layers option.

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How To Make A Photoshop Halloween Brush

The 1st of October has arrived and with it is the first of my monthly free Halloween Photoshop tutorials, “How to Make a  Photoshop Halloween Brush”.

Everyday throughout  October I’m adding to my website a selection of great Free Photoshop Halloween tutorials,many in video form, to get you ready for any parties or projects on the 31st.

This first installment is very simple and easy to recreate.

Making a Photoshop Halloween brush

1. Start by opening the witch image and then make it black and white, (Image/Adjustment/Hue and Saturation).

2. Then go to the Image menu and adjustments again and then select the Threshold option.

3. Depending on how much detail you wish to be in the final image pull the slider in the Threshold box up or down and then click OK.

4. Then select the magic wand tool, set the tolerance to about 30 and click on the witch to select it.

5. Go to the Edit menu and click on the show all menu items and then chose the Define brush preset option.

This comes up with the option to name your new brush then click Ok. You can know find the new brush in the brush palette.
You can use this brush with the brush tool, history eraser, eraser and other tools to create your designs, you can also adjust it further with any of the brush preset option’s in the brushes palette.

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Free Photoshop Horror Workshops On Their Way

It will soon be that time of the year again, craving  pumpkins, trick or treating, costume shopping and Halloween party planning will be rife.

Amongst dusting off the witches brooms and finding the Halloween decorations out of the loft you might also want to know what spooky Photoshop treats are available to you this time of the year.

Well here at http://www.photoeditingexpert.com  inspiration and ideas are flying around all over the place and major preparations are a foot for a great Halloween.

Plans are to launch a special Halloween workshop everyday throughout October, whether it be in the form of a video, report, article, tutorial, Ebooks or any other format they are all on their way to you.

Transform your kids into real little monsters (in photographs of course)

 Photoshop tutorials with everything from writing in blood, making models into vampires, adding scaly skin, decapitating heads, creating cobwebs, changing into zombies, making ghosts, to turning yourself into Frankenstein and much more.

You will also learn how to create Halloween invites, Halloween cards, posters and decorations and gain a range of Photoshop skills you can use everyday of the week, all year around for Free.

Halloween tutorials will run from beginner to advanced levels, for both PC and Mac.

Spooky Photoshop downloads will also be available from the website.

More and more ideas are being put into tutorials everyday from many forms of inspiration whether it be books, films, documentaries or anything else related to Halloween.

If you are planning a Halloween party, need Photoshop ideas, curious about how to turn yourself into Frankenstein or just trying to theme a Facebook profile picture join us at the links below and follow the RSS feed for the latest news and horror updates.

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Mistakes The Professionals Make

Mistakes The Professionals Make

In the news last week it was reported that a digital department/photographers at Vogue have accidently removed a couple of the fingers of the hand of Kate Moss’s daughter in an airbrushing blunder.

This got me thinking how many other Photoshop errors there are out there on the web, so I did so research and was shocked and amused by what I saw.

Considering many of the following mistakes I’ve mentioned are images from widely distributed magazines and global advertising campaigns that I might add, employ professionals to handle this sort of thing for them, these mistakes should never have been printed.

I did a quick search on Google and found images of people with 5 or 6 hands in different places. Legs half missing in fashion advertising, sports men with no head, people holding hands with the rest of the body removed, totally different reflections to what is trying to be advertised, women with no feet and scary long legs, giant hands, twisted arms, anything from 3 to 8 fingers on each hand and images of models where the navel has been removed completely.

I couldn’t believe it, the people who have made these ridiculous mistakes are supposed to be professionals and they’ve produced these images and haven’t noticed their errors.

I can’t imagine the things that would happen to me if I produced something that bad in my previous employment as a digital artist.

One way around having this happen to you, is to allow yourself a break and maybe work up some different images for half an hour or an hour if you feel yourself struggling with an image, this way you are viewing the image with fresh eyes and you should be able to spot any problems if you have made any. Or get someone else to check the image over because they might have a different perspective and might be able to spot something you haven’t before it’s too late.

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