Advanced Photoshop No. 145

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
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in this issue

1 min
welcome Where do you tend to make your best Photoshop creations? Maybe you’re lucky enough to have a studio or office; perhaps you prefer the laid-back setting of your living room; or maybe your best ideas come to you rather inconveniently when you’re on the train or in the middle of nowhere. Well, it doesn’t have to be inconvenient anymore. Turn to p16 and discover just how mobile you can be with the Adobe mobile apps. You can edit photos on the go, make rough sketches so you don’t forget a great idea, and then sync everything to finish off later on your desktop. The possibilities are endless! We also have tutorials this issue on adding vintage effects to your portraits, masking with RGB channels, and painting a steampunk character, plus…

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trending images

Stephanie Stutz Post production was done completely in Photoshop; I intentionally restricted the colour palette to pastel tones because I wanted to see the effect it would give. I adjusted saturation and Curves, then added some coarse grain and finally chromatic aberration. Nicole Castanheira This is a combination of three images layered in Photoshop CS5. The idea was to portray nature – as represented by the elephant – reclaiming the land that humans have dominated. Adjustments were key for a unifying atmosphere. Alexis Marcou This was designed with pencil and paper, before being imported into Photoshop for embellishment. Acrylic paint and make-up pigment were used to create the splatters. Andrea Femerstrand This started out as a sketch of just a tiger in Photoshop CS5 with a Wacom Cintiq 12WX. A friend suggested placing a balloon into the…

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readers’ images

Alan Leal Image of the issue First I used the stock images to build the scene, then I worked with lighting, using brushes, and Dodge and Burn. Next, I created the main figure, and used Gradient Map, Color Balance and other basic tools to harmonise the scene. Helena Burströ I started out with two images: one of me and one of a forest. I used the Quick Selection to mask me out from the background, before placing the forest in and trying out different blend modes. Marcos Nogueira Marcos%20%20Nogueira I made this surreal image thinking of a paradise in the clouds. Layers were important, and I had to mask around the swan perfectly to give the illusion that it was really floating between the clouds. Raphael Andrade In this image, I tried to blend textures, brushes and…

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readers’ challenge

Challenge entries The best entries and overall challenge winner 1 Corine Spring “This image uses the supplied lightbulb predominantly, placing the subject in one of them. There was a lot of mastering of lighting in this picture, along with some final adjusting to keep all the colours cohesive. ” 2 Trevor Budd You Are the Light “This image uses only the four images supplied for the challenge. The paint pot image was used to help build the background and the colours. Blend modes were used extensively with this image.” 3 Emma Littlefair Remembered in the Stars “I used two of the provided images for this entry. Firstly, I added some extra stars to the image, and then I masked in the subject and blended the image with the background scene in order to create this final piece.” 4 Mariana Cebrova My…

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A small but perfectly formed team of four make up Leeds design studio, Vapour. There’s creative director Jamie Bugler, who set up the company nine years ago, plus Dave Robbins and Anthony Thornton on the design side, and Matt Gane as their digital developer. They are a “fiercely creative, small agency that loves to push our own boundaries,” as Bugler puts it, and they also have an office dog to keep them company, a Weimaraner called Lola. The team works for clients as big as Google, BMW, DefJam and Adidas, as well as what Bugler calls “smart progressive startups” and smaller brands. He explains: “Our core output is highly creative design that spans print, campaign and digital platforms.” They design and build digitally in-house and that’s 50-60 per cent of what…

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a day in the life of anthony thornton

Early morning catch-up 09:30 I get in and catch up with the guys. I relay tales of what I did the night before and usually what I ate, a source of great amusement in the office. Cup of coffee 10:00 It’s a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors to figure out who’s making the morning coffee. I usually lose. On my toes 10:05 We produce the fitness magazine BESTFIT,and I design all concept work for features along with infographics, illustration, typographical styles and full layout for the whole publication, so it keeps me busy most days of the week. Time to retouch 12:00 I use Photoshop for most of the concept design and styling whileallthelayoutisdonewithin In Design. We also produce a digital version. Lunch break 13:00 Next up it’s lunch, which usually involves a brisk wander into the city and…