Advanced Photoshop No. 148

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

1 min
welcome Painting in Photoshop can be daunting, especially if you’ve never painted in the real world. However, it’s not as tricky as you might think, as this issue’s main feature will demonstrate. Just as traditional artists use photos as references, that’s exactly what we’re going to do in Photoshop. The great thing about digital painting is that you can even use the photo in the artwork itself by painting over it. You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve with a few of Photoshop’s brushes, so turn to p.16 and see for yourself. If manipulating photos is more your style, you’ll also learn how to add realistic light and shadows to surreal compositions; turn any portrait photo into a mechanical robot; and even create text effects using photos of everyday objects.…

3 min
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. Alexander Zienko This is one of my first personal, non-commercial paintings, which was created using Adobe Photoshop CS3 and sketch brushes, which I collected from the internet. I used a Wacom Intuos 5 tablet and made the image on an old laptop. Annie Newton In this image, I was trying to visualise that through music we can be transported to any corner of the world. This is the header of a concept I made for a music website – Burns Music College. Meike Hakkaart By using a vibrant colour palette and Photoshop’s…

2 min
readers’ images

GET IN TOUCH Send us your images now for the chance to appear in future galleries Create your own gallery online Upload your images to Facebook Search PhotoshopCreative Tweet us your creative artwork @PshopCreative Alternatively, you can email: Deka Marques Image of the issue I worked on the lighting in detail and tried to give sensitivity to the scene with shadows and mists. Plug-ins were used to soften lines and give a sense of illustration. Blue and orange were used to harmonise the scene. Deividas Nadeika I was doing a personal photo shoot for a girl and decided to express her feelings in a creative way. There were three pictures used: the girl, the lake and the sky. I enhanced everything with colour corrections and added the reflection. Théo Dé When I saw this character, I had this impression…

1 min
challenge entries

1 Helena Burströ Hula Hooping Through the End of the World I used all of the four images provided. I made three different brushes from the image of fireworks. I made the hula-hooping girl a dark silhouette and scaled her a little bigger. I used different Gradient Fill layers and blend modes. 2 Iona Alvarez Fun Day on Top of the World I created this image with all of the four images and an additional image of a bridge taken from stock. I used a combination of techniques including masks, blending modes, brushes and the Dodge and Burn tools. 3 Moreno Matkovic Whales and Balloons This was a difficult challenge with tricky stock images but I managed to create something in the end! The monochrome image formed the basis for this image and the balloons were added for…

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readers’ challenge

We challenged you with these In Issue 138, we challenged you to get creative with these four images. You were allowed to use any or all of the pictures, and whatever other resources you chose. Here’s what you created. This issue’s challenge Think you can do better? Prove it! Get creative with the supplied images and you could win a fantastic prize! Use as many of the images as you like (from previous issues too!) and include your own photos if you wish. Head to and simply hit the Challenge link. Closing date: 22 June 2016. THE PRIZE… ON1 Photo 10 This issue, one lucky winner will receive a copy of ON1 Photo 10, a software package that can be used either as a standalone program or as a plug-in for Photoshop. ON1 Photo 10 lets…

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Like many of the best design studios, the idea for studioastic came up when its founders were still at university. In this case, it was 10 years ago at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg. As David Oerter and Daniel Übleis explain: “We started as a collective of six classmates working on small client projects and playing around with personal ideas. After graduation Daniel started to work as a freelancer and David was employed at a film production company in Salzburg. The others moved to different cities but David and Daniel kept working together as David had one day a week off for freelance projects.” In 2011, the workload of their freelance projects reached a point where they had to either turn work down or jump in with both…