Advanced Photoshop No. 143

Advanced Photoshop is the perfect magazine for honing already great Photoshop skills. Each issue is packed full of inspiring interviews and challenging tutorials, tailor-made for the more advanced digital artist. Whether you’re a Photoshop professional or simply aspiring to be one, Advanced Photoshop will help you perfect your art. Please note: Digital versions of the magazines do not include the covermount items or supplements that you would find on printed editions.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
Back issue only

in this issue

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welcome Happy New Year! We hope your creative batteries have been recharged and you’re ready to get stuck in to even more Photoshop tutorials during the year ahead. This issue we have an exciting feature on how to create fantasy and sci-fi art using masks. Turn to p16 to get started, and check out the tutorial that follows it to have a go at re-creating the image on the cover. On p66 we explore the thought processes behind creating concept art and look at real-life case studies. We go behind the scenes at INK studio and look at how it recently used Photoshop to create artwork for Jaguar. Plus discover just what Elements is capable of and learn how to create sketches, surreal scenes and more. Remember there are also $280…

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trending images

There’s nothing more inspiring than surfing the internet and seeing what other artists are creating, and we encourage you to do so. Here are some of our favourite pictures that caught our attention recently, from some of the world’s most exciting artists and designers. Amar Kakad “These cars were both stationary when they were shot, before they were retouched and then incorporated into a dramatic composition. This picture was originally created for an article on supercars.” Ollie Hooper “Most of my illustrations start off as a quick sketch, usually ideas that’ll pop into my head throughout the day while at work. I use Cinema 4D for all my 3D modelling and Photoshop is used for 2D elements and colour correcting.” Spencer Watson “This image is titled Audrey, and is one of a series of digital paintings…

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readers’ images

Jeferson Silva Image of the issue “I tried to show my creativity and the love I have for nature in this picture. I wanted to portray India with this composition, but as I was creating, a kind of paradise came into my head.” Rabin Dhakal “I call this The Lime Surfer. It consists of six different images, which I combined in Photoshop CC 2015 to create this effect. The Warp and Transform tools were used, along with adjustments and a lens flare.” Edit Ballai “This picture is about how we should respect nature. The photo of the hands was originally shot with a friend who modelled, then I added nature elements, including grass, trees and ivies.” Achraf Baznani “This picture consists of the small man, the background and the paper hearts. I took all of these pictures,…

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readers’ challenge

Challenge entries The best entries and overall challenge winner 1 Hendrix Hawkins Still Happy At Any Time “I tried to create something as real as possible, but something that can put a smile on your face. I placed the shark beneath the waves and the two gamers in a boat each with juice drinks.” 2 Jeferson Silva Watching The Game “In this entry, the shark and a few fish are all watching the game. Adjustment layers were used to recolour the original pictures.” 3 Anita Elder Extreme Aquarium “Imagine you could climb into a glass room, inside an aquarium to become part of the exhibit.” 4 Sly Morozov Change Your World “I used all four pictures for this image. The idea is that when you immerse yourself in a passion, the world around you can change.” We challenged you In Issue 133, we challenged you…

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Proving that one small idea can lead to big things, INK studio was initially formed to produce a single-motion graphics film by David Macey and Kamen Sirashki when they were made redundant in the recession of 2009. Working with just the last of their savings and a computer built by Sirashki himself, the duo created a successful animation. Fast forward to the present day and there are 10 permanent studio team members as well as a wide range of freelancers, producing live-action film, animation digital imagery, photography, print and interactive media. As well as working for a whole host of well-known clients, INK pursues notable, self-directed projects in order to keep it at the forefront of the industry. Most recently, it created a plain-body D-Type Jaguar to coincide with the automotive…

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a day in the life of ruxi sandu

An internal briefing 09:30 I take a few minutes to catch up with one of our 3D artists on how one view for an architectural project is progressing. He briefs me on the photography. Time for a photo shoot 10:00 I’m out of the studio this morning to do a photo shoot on location for one of our architectural projects. I have to make the most of the time while it’s not raining! A spot of retouching 13:00 I spend the afternoon working in Adobe Photoshop doing some retouching for an architectural image. I specifically work on the population, grade and lighting. Printing for colour check 16:00 It’s now time to step away from the computer screen and double-check the colour and detail on a printed copy of the image I have been working on, before meeting…