Photoshop Creative

Photoshop Creative No. 144

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 It’s easy to take layers for granted, as they’re at the centre of everything we do in Photoshop. It’s therefore important to re-visit some of the most basic but essential tricks that enable us to work more efficiently to ultimately ensure we’re creating the best art possible. Check out our how-to guide on p18 for 25 tips on using layers, then have a go at creating this issue’s layer-intensive cover image on p24! We also have step-by-step tutorials on making a mosaic portrait by creating patterns from stock images, compositing multiple photos to produce surreal effects, and experimenting with blend modes for creative double exposures. There are advanced guides on mastering branding in Photoshop and creating video-game art, plus Elements tutorials that show you how to get the most out…

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four changes you asked for in 2015…

1 More for Elements users We launched a new Elements-only section that includes basic tool guides as well as challenging tutorials for Elements users. 2 More on 3D You wanted to understand Photoshop’s 3D capabilities, so we regularly include tutorials on how to create 3D art using just Photoshop. 3 Industry insight We increased the size of the magazine to feature expert guides, advanced tutorials, and interviews with professional artists and studios. 4 Resource projects Every issue now includes a resource project that shows you how to make your own assets in the real world to take into Photoshop.…

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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. Abdelrahman Mohamed www.behance.net/i-Manipulate I used the Brush tool and textures to make the background, and the Smudge tool to manipulate the model. I masked the face, used black lines and dragged it with the Smudge. I added orange and red to help brighten the atmosphere. Alessia Trunfio . co.uk First I did a rough pencil sketch, then I made shape layers with the Pen tool for all the objects and the body part, then I started shadowing and highlighting sections. Finally I gave the illustration some finishing touches, using filters and playing…

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readers’ images

GET IN TOUCH Send us your images now for the chance to appear in future galleries Create your own gallery online PhotoshopCreative.co.uk Upload your images to Facebook Search PhotoshopCreative Tweet us your creative artwork @PshopCreative Alternatively, you can email: pcr@imagine-publishing.co.uk Matheus Albuquerque co.uk/user/Matheus%20Albuquerque Image of the issue In this image I explored light, using Color Dodge and hot colours for the sun. Inspired by the artist Cintya Warmling, I wanted to give the message of life beyond Earth. Alexandre Perez www.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/alexandreperez This is an image about how a child can imagine their own world. I used a playful theme in this picture, working carefully with the lighting, mainly using green and yellow colours in my adjustments. Katie Lupa SkyLemonBerry28 Using my own images and stock from the FileSilo, I composed multiple layers and effects together to create a celestial cloud temple. I used different…

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readers’ challenge

We challenged you with these In issue 142, 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. Challenge entries The best entries and overall challenge winner 1 Trevor Budd Only the four images supplied for the challenge were used to make this surreal cave scene. Combining these images was a real challenge using cutouts, blends, distortion and then manually adding all the lighting. 2 Alex Coleman Globe This image uses all four images required. The snowglobe was made out of the tennis ball image and the beach is the background; the deer is placed in the snowglobe. 3 Bill Bonaros Inside the Forest This is an artistic double exposure that I created, combined with some vector art. That was…