Photoshop Creative

Photoshop Creative No. 141

Photoshop® Creative is the perfect magazine for learning more about Adobe’s outstanding application. Each issue is packed with inspirational tutorials covering the whole scope of the software, from creative projects, to practical guides to using tools and techniques. Whatever you use Photoshop for, Photoshop creative will help you become a better digital artist. Please note: Digital versions of the magazines do not include the covermount items or supplements that you would find on printed editions.

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sarah.bankes@imagine-publishing.co.uk Blend modes can take an ordinary image and turn it into something extraordinary. It’s a simple yet effective tool and, when used creatively with Photoshop’s other features, can transform your artwork. Turn to p.16 and see how to use blend modes with masks, layers, brushes, filters and more. Then follow the step-by-step guide on creating this issue’s stunning cover image. There are in-depth tutorials on how to illustrate with the Pen tool, composite imaginative scenes and bring sketches to life with paint splats. There are also advanced guides on typography techniques, matching colour with adjustments, and using Photoshop’s 3D features. Plus, a whole host of Elements tutorials to get stuck into. Make sure you also turn to p.63 to check out an exclusive poster competition that could see your artwork displayed…

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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. Bonnie Pang www.bonniepangart.com I created this illustration with the help of perspective tools. I used many layers to separate the elements and used the Lasso tool to create straight lines. This is a picture from my graduate school thesis project. James Gilleard www.jamesgilleard.com I used a photo reference of a rocky beach and a house. I created raw vectors and used Photoshop to add textures with brushes. I added overlays to create depth, and finally added old film textures. Felipe Mayer femayer.com.br This took 40 hours to render and was composed of 98 layers. My…

2 min.
readers’ images

MartinHenninen www.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/martinhenninen Image of the issue I started with a nice background, then added some elements, such as the birds and mountains. Then I added the wheat and some buildings. I adjusted the image with filters and added some shadows. Bruna Staduto www.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/Bruna%20Staduto I love creating angels in my work, so I imagined a scene with an angel of light. I created a snowy atmosphere in a forest setting, and used brushes and lighting to try to place the angel into the scene. Moreno Matkovic photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/DarkIndigo I was inspired by fantasy painters and wanted to create that kind of image, despite being a photomanipulator. I started with an idea and just created this with trial and error. I worked a lot with custom brushes and achieved the painterly look with the Smudge tool. Evelyn Aguiar www.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/EvyLeeArt I used a lot of…

2 min.
readers’ challenge

Challenge entries The best entries and overall challenge winner 1 Corine Spring This image was created with four pictures, the main element being the guitarist. The brushes were used in harmony with the car colour. The cropped planets were added and blend modes were changed. The wall was added for texture. 2 Kenneth Gale Play Time This image was meant to look like a children’s playroom and painting desk. The planets were added onto the table under layers of paint and the guitarist is shown on the finished painting. 3 Marcus Jones Graffiti Lullaby This was created in Elements 12. I used the guitarist, paintbrushes and wall. I placed a texture over the wall; I used an Artistic filter for the guitarist; and then, with the help of more than 100 layers, I placed the different elements to make…

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Originally, Striker wasn’t a Czech company at all. It was first set up in 2007 in Aberdeen, where executive creative director Luboš Buracinský was studying Design for Digital Media. He established the company when he was asked to build a couple of websites for “an actual, paying client.” Admitting that he was “lucky to have a friend developer,” he dived into the work and “delivered those microsites (built inside the glorious Flash) and it all took off from there.” Originally the company was called Design Striker, then Striker Multimedia, before he finally settled on Striker. Buracinský self-deprecatingly says that, in the early days, he “held no holistic vision nor much of the required skillsets” to run his own design company. Quickly though, he realised “that the most popular local industry, oil…

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a day in the life of jan triska

Get in gear 09:00 I get myself a cup of good coffee, which is most welcome after I’ve already spent about 15 minutes looking for a parking space. While sipping the hot beverage, I wander around a bit to see what’s new on sites like Behance, Dribbble and so on. Check my inbox 09:30 That said, for the majority of internal stuff as well as most of the production, we tend to stay away from email communication. My go-to places are Basecamp and Invision, coupled up with Dropbox and Google Drive. I see what has happened overnight and what I have on my plate for the day. Plan and prep 10:00 I enjoy coming up with new ideas as to how to best execute certain visuals or animations, and there is a lot of space…