Photoshop Creative

Photoshop Creative No. 150

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@futurenet.com Welcome to our special 150th issue! To mark the occasion, we’ve put together a jam-packed feature that’s bursting with 150 Photoshop tips and tricks. Covering all its essential tools and the most popular digital-art styles, there’s something for everyone, and you’re bound to discover incredible new ways of working in your favourite piece of creative software. Turn to p18 and get stuck in! This issue is also full of step-by-step tutorials on compositing surreal artwork, illustrating with the Pen tool, retouching portraits and much more. We also feature a guide on how to get your artwork noticed and even make money from it. Turn to p68 for professional advice and suggestions on how to get started. There are interviews, projects and galleries for you to take inspiration from, as well…

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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. Anton Egorov www.behance.net/egorov This is a classic photomanipulation. Starting with a hand-drawn sketch, I collected about 300 stock photos to have alternatives for each element. Then I gathered them in a rough composition and finally combined the photos using various Photoshop tools. Ashraful Arefin ashrafularefin.com I used various adjustment layers and blend modes. First I did some regular adjustments like cropping, exposure and contrast. Then I enhanced the tones selectively using Selective Color, Curves and Color Balance adjustment layers. Also I created a subtle lighting effect using the Gradient tool. FelixHernandez www.hernandezdreamphography.com Scale is very…

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readers’ images

Emanuele La Grotteria www.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/LeLe%20photography Image of the issue In this image I used four pictures: the model, the mountains, the texture and sky. I selected the model and created a layer mask. I opened the mountains in a new document and used the Distortion filter to create the round effect and place it behind the model. Alexandre Bocquier www.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/okissop First, I started making origami with special paper. Then I photographed and integrated them in Photoshop CS6 on a neutral paper texture. I cut the animals, and placed and painted some other elements. Finally I worked on the colours and light, mainly with adjustment layers. Mehdi Mostefai www.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/mmmprod This was a really simple design; the whole work was focused on painting colours and lights. First I found a nice sky, painted it a little and added the reflection with…

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readers’ challenge

We challenged you with these In issue 148, 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 Mario Unger Lonely Runner About 20 to 30 layers in total were used to create this image, with a lot of masking and cutting out used to blend everything into place. 2 Ilenia Sparacino Video Games Energy This image includes all of the supplied images, and it was created using blending modes, colour manipulation, transform tools and adjustments layers. 3 Marcus Jones Queen Of The Surf All four of the supplied images were used. I cut out all the images and then stretched and Liquified the pineapple to create the waves. I also…

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ABOUT THE STUDIO CrushCreative www.crushed.co.uk @crushcreative From storytellers and typographers to makers and visualisers, Crush is a truly integrated design agency that provides creative solutions across all print, digital and moving media. Crush believes in a collaborative process and also producing standout creative for clients all over the world. Based in a converted coffin factory in Brighton, UK, Crush is a design studio currently consisting of six creative individuals, with a host of external freelancers at their fingertips. Founded some 17 years ago, setting out with the goal of producing beautiful design work, Crush has a strong background in producing creative work for the music industry. Having worked with big names such as MTV, the company’s studio has grown rapidly over the years to broaden its portfolio with new and exciting projects. From tackling…