Dreamy Effect

Create a Dreamy Effect   This will be a very simple and straight forward tutorial, to add a dreamy, fantasy-like effect to your photos. Your background in the photo will be blurred, while the main object stays clear and sharp, shifting the focus to it. Preparation: The first step is to get your photograph ready in Photoshop. You can drag it into Photoshop or just go to File > Open > your photo. This tutorial was done on Adobe Photoshop CS5. Other versions may vary slightly. Step 1 Say hi to Nick in the picture! Ok, let’s start. Duplicate your photo by pressing Ctr+J (Cmd+J) or right-click > Duplicate Layer. Step 2 With the duplicated layer selected, apply a Gaussian Blur filter to it. Go to Menu Bar: Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. For the radius I used 30 pixels, but it’s totally up to you how blurred you want your photo to be.   Step 3 Select the Eraser Tool, and set the opacity and flow to both 20%.     Step 4 Simply erase over the parts you want to reveal, which in this case, is the guy. Adjust your brush size accordingly to your preference. You should get something like... read more

Convert A Color Photo To Grayscale

Convert A Color Photo To Grayscale In this tutorial, you will learn how to convert a color photo into grayscale in a few simple steps! We want to preserve as much of the image data as possible to be able to vary the range of tones, and by using the Gradient Map adjustment layer, we effectively do that. Preparation:┬áHave your image ready in Photoshop by going to Menu Bar: File > Open > Select image. After that, press ‘D’ to reset the Foreground/Background colors. This tutorial was done on Adobe Photoshop CS5. Other versions may vary slightly. Step 1 In my Photoshop workspace, I have a picture of my pretty friend Louisa Althea. Alright stop looking already let’s get started. Click the new adjustment layer button and select gradient map.   Step 2 Your picture should immediately turn to grayscale. By default the gradient map should be the black to white gradient, as shown in the example. If not, click on it and change the theme.   Step 3 Okay one final step to correct the gray tones. Change the gradient map’s blending mode to ‘Color’.   And there we go, all... read more

Chrome effects text

Chrome effects text. Chrome effects give your text a classy metallic embossed look, and can be used for many things, like cars (think car model at the back of a car), movie poster titles (think Spiderman), and much more. Preparation: The first step is to get your photograph ready in Photoshop. You can drag it into Photoshop or just go to File > Open > your photo. This tutorial was done on Adobe Photoshop CS5. Other versions may vary slightly. Step 1 Open a new document at 13″ X 6″ (W X H), 300 pixels/inch settings. Step 2 Select the Type Tool, choose a thick font, set it to medium gray, and type your desired text. My settings in the example are, Font: Enter Sansman (downloaded from dafont, check the links section), size 210 and italicized. Step 3 Hold ctrl and click on the text layer icon (hold cmd if you’re on a mac). You should see an outline around the text. Then go to Menu Bar: Select > Save Selection. The Save Selection dialogue box will pop up, simply hit OK.   Step 4 Deselect your outline by pressing Ctrl+D (Cmd+D). Go to the Channels Palette and click on Alpha1 (that’s your saved selection). If you don’t see a Channels Palette, go to Menu Bar: Window > Channels.   Step 5 Go to Menu Bar: Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the radius to 10 pixels.   Step 6 Go back to the Layers Palette and click on the Background layer once to make it active. Then hide the text clicking on the eye icon.  ... read more

Changing Eye Color

Cmon girls, I know you all want to look cool with colored eyes. Well you don’t have to buy tinted contact lenses anymore. Just a little bit of Photoshop can spice up your Facebook pictures! In this tutorial we will be learning how to change eye color using shapes!

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