Advanced Photoshop No. 144

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 This issue we explore the world of photomanipulation, and look at some of the best techniques for creating spectacular photo edits. Turn to p16 where you’ll even discover how this issue’s cover was created. We also have tutorials on compositing creative portraits, designing eye-catching typography, and merging 2D and 3D elements. There are top tips from pro artists on how to improve your illustrations, and we step inside REDVERTEX, a design studio on the cutting-edge of the arch-vis industry. We even talk to the man behind the studio that created artwork for Museand Black Swan. In addition to lots of practical, step-by-step guides, there are also some very exciting resources on this issue’s FileSilo, worth a total of $386, so make sure you download them now and start experimenting. Turn…

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readers’ images

Elissandro Pinto Image of the issue “This is an image I created for my sons. Colour was extremely important in the creative process and I used adjustment layers to control all of it. The lens flare gave a distinctively science fiction feel to the entire picture.” Ata Alishahi “I created this picture from a combination of photos and Photoshop brushes. I took advantage of layers, and blending every one to perfection, and I finalised the picture with a few adjustments. I was happy with the results!” Peter Spencer “I started by cutting out the image of the lady and then adding the London skyline over the top as a clipping mask with the blend mode Screen. I added a photo filter and a few gradient maps to enhance the look and feel of the image.” Laercio Messias “This…

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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. Nikita Pilyukshin “I made this image using Photoshop, Zbrush and Keyshot. The sketch was drawn in Photoshop, and I created the mountains and the girl with clothes by Zbrush. All these models were rendered in Keyshot and the post-production was done in Photoshop.” Thibault Daumain “This illustration is a personal illustration inspired by James Blake’s song Measurements. I first draw the entire illustration with a thin mechanical pen on a thick white sheet of paper. Then I scanned the finished drawing and added the colour and details with Photoshop.” Marija Tiurina “A3…

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readers’ challenge

Challenge entries The best entries and overall challenge winner 1 Anna Przybylska “Instead of setting this picture out in space, this composition instead centres in an art studio. The astronomers and the rocket images are both used as paintings.” 2 Ronaldo Unruh Lugar de exploracion “This entry takes mystical influence. The plasma globe is used on the top of the pyramid, and the paintbox is used at its base. It uses all four images.” 3 John Fitzgerald Global exodus “I wanted to create a story with the image and give it a punchy name. I’ve used all the images and positioned them onto an image I took with my iPhone out the window of a train.” 4 Marcus Jones Yippi! We’ll be home for Christmas “Inspired by astronaut Tim Peake, this entry builds a space station with the start images and places…

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The world of architectural visualisation has moved on greatly in the last few years, so studios need to be at the cutting edge of design to keep up. One such studio is Bulgaria-based REDVERTEX, which develops 3D visualisations and animations for architectural clients. The studio has seen a huge growth in the arch-vis industry over the last seven years, working on more than 500 projects for a huge number of international clients. From a modest team of ten, working entirely in the local market, REDVERTEX now has over 80 team members and takes on clients from France, Belgium, England, India, Brazil, Chile, United Arab Emirates, Japan and Israel, among others. Over the years, architectural design has blossomed from purely functional to a product that can be sold. This has changed the kind…

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a day in the life of dimitar rashkov

Plan the day 08:30 First thing in the morning, you can find me sitting at my desk, checking all the communications and planning the day of work ahead. Team meeting time 10:00 Next is a meeting with the team managers for projects status review and accommodation of the urgent jobs. We have no other types of jobs than urgent ones! Dealing with issues 13:30 During the course of the day I am often stopped with questions and queries from the studio staff, and I manage issues on the fly. Lunch with colleagues 14:00 Finding time for lunch with colleagues is never an easy task, but we have the best Serbian Grill in town just across the street. Studio problems defeated 16:00 There is no such thing as a perfect world! We had a crypto-virus detected so the backup servers…