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Old Air Show Poster

Ring Planet

Software: Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC

Tutorial: Design a Gritty Vintage Airshow Poster/ – Design Cuts

This image shows off the power of a vector (Illustrator) / bit map (Photoshop) software tag team in the creation of an image. The actual images (the map, the aircraft shape and text were all created in Illustrator and the weathering of the images was done in Photoshop.

 

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Ring Planet

Ring Planet

Software: Photoshop CC

Tutorial: How to Create an Alien Planet with Rings – Blue Lighting

Once again we have gone to where many Photoshop tutorials have gone before (to pretty awesome results)… space.

There is one thing I like about most of the Blue Lighting tutorials (and in most space tutorials from other websites) is that they start with a blank canvas. There is no looking on the web for a picture of space images, everything you see in the image was created in Photoshop. In this tutorial there was five distinct steps: 1) create stars, 2) create a nebula, 3) create a planet, 4) create rings, 5) put all the elements together and make sure it doesn’t look like a dogs breakfast.  In this case it was pretty easy and it look great.

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Posted by on November 14, 2017 in Science Poster, space

 

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80s Style

Phone World

Software: Photoshop CC

Tutorial:  Spoon Graphics

Everything old is new again… not an original thought, but it seems to be a true one. Just look at the title graphics in the upcoming Thor Ragnarok movie. The thing I find interesting is that a lot of the 80’s graphic style came from the development of computers in the graphics field. 80’s computers were limited in the number of colour they could produce (early paint programs were limited to 256 colours, 64 colours, 16 colours or even 32 shades of grey!). 80’s computers were also limited by their speed (or more accurate their lack of speed). They could only manipulate only a few graphic items before the computer slowed down (or crashed). This lack colours and design elements lead to graphics that were bold and bright and lacked subtle shades.

I find this semi-funny. We now have very powerful computers, by we seem to be creating graphics that pay homage to less powerful computers. I guess nostalga is more powerful than even the most powerful computer, or that the we just want to celebrate the fact despite the lack of power of 80’s computers the 80’s graphic style was pretty awesome!

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2017 in Digital Image, Uncategorized

 

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Motocross Grunge Style

Phone World

Software: Photoshop CC

Tutorial:  Image Inside Text with a Twist from How to Create BADA$$ Effects in Photoshop

This image shows how a reasonable, but not great image can be turned into something rather effective. In this case the final image could be easily a basis for a motocross event poster. Using layer styles, brushes and layer masks the blue splatter behind the main image is quickly created.

 
 

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Mobile Phone World

Phone World

Software: Photoshop CC

Tutorial:  3D Mobile Effect – Tutorials Junction

When I saw this tutorial the first thing that popped in my mind is “Alice in Wonderland” meets the mobile digital world. I liked how I was able to merge the images together despite a major differences in tone of the images.

 
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Posted by on August 1, 2017 in Digital Image, Uncategorized

 

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Transparent Shirt effect

Torn Paper Portrait

Software: Photoshop CC

Tutorial:  See Through Clothes Effect – Tutorials Junction

This image is a bit misleading – to get this image done the main transparent cloth effect is rather easy to do, but the little touches that makes it really works took about half of the production time. As it can be guessed making and blending modes does most of the heavy lifting. It is colour curves and displacement layers that make the final image work.

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2017 in Digital Image, Uncategorized

 

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Torn Paper Portrait

Torn Paper Portrait

Software: Photoshop CC

Tutorial:  Torn Paper Portrait with Photoshop – Blue Lighting

A quick an easy Photoshop effect, in this case using the power of layer styles and smart objects. The use of the layer styles gives the face image it’s colour / black & white locations (helped along with a mask). The power of the smart objects is in that it allows the face image to be changes quickly. In the case shown below it took less than 2 minutes (sort of cool).

Torn Paper Portrait

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2017 in Sport Image, Uncategorized

 

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