Photoshop Creative

Photoshop Creative No. 158

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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erlingur.einarsson@futurenet.com The Brush and Pen tools is often relegated to a mere utility for many Photoshop designers, and many tend to stick to two or three presets they rarely deviate from. However, we’re going to change all that. In our eight-page feature this issue (p14), we try to show you all the various ways you can use both tools, how they can work together and how they can help you take that artwork one step further towards masterpiece status. We’re also excited to bring you a plethora of tutorials, such as turning a frosty-looking wintery scene into a delicious dessert (p28), drawing an irresistibly adorable animal portrait (p46) and using PortraitPro in conjunction with Photoshop to make your portraits and headshots stand out (p66). We also have interviews with some great artists,…

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New brushes Choose from 40 Acid Wash brushes for the exact effect you want. Klaxons font Use the free Klaxons typeset for your poster or text-based artwork. Tutorial files Many of our tutorial have assets included for free on the FileSilo. On the FileSilo this issue… • 180 Acid Wash brushes • 50 Paint Splatter brushes • 70 High-Res Watercolour brushes • 8 Star Filters Pro actions • Klaxons free font • A total of 309 new resources Register to get instant access to this pack of must-have creative resources, how-to videos and tutorial assets Log in to www.filesilo.co.uk/photoshopcreative Free for digital readers too! Read on your tablet, download on your computer The home of great downloads – exclusive to your favourite magazines from Future Publishing Secure and safe online access, from anywhere Free access for every reader, print and digital Download only the files you want, when you…

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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. Svilen Petrov http:// dribbble.com/spovv The original image was sketched out first on paper: the tree first on one page, and then separately, the two bears were drawn. This was then drawn out more thoroughly in Photoshop, coloured, and the trees in the foreground were blurred for perspective. Mitu https://www.behance.net/mituestudio We do the post-production of our pieces in Photoshop; we correct colour levels, the intensity of shadows, emphasise the overall illumination and highlight the details of textures and materials of some elements. Pepe Delgado Navarro https://www.inprnt.com/profile/pepednart/ I did a quick sketch, then I painted it. I…

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readers’ images

MuriloFrancisco https://www.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/ Mumu0909 Image of the issue The tweaking and blending of the layers were key to the composition. I started with the background and then added the elements to create the seabed effect. I finished everything off with some more blending and adjustments. Anna Przybylska https://www.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/ zwyklaania I used just three images for this: the grass, the bench and the city at night. I used Blur filters and blend modes to finish my work, and I used Photoshop CS6 and a tablet to make it. NikolaMiljkovic https://www.photoshopcreative.co.uk/ user/NKML Masking was key in placing the nebula into the mug, as well as for the steam coming from the liquid. The colours were kept as muted as possible in the rest of the picture, leaving the mug colourful. Felipe dos Santos https://www.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/Felipe After reading about the discovery of a new planet much…

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readers’ challenge

We challenged you In Issue 156, 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 Pamela Woest Particles In The Wind This is a double exposure with a twist. The trees form a pixel dispersion effect, and the particles in the phone photo are part of the composition. 2 Adrian Chorlton The Magic Of Colour I’ve used all four images to produce this composite showing the spectrum of ideas from books. There’s a range of blend modes, gradients and of course, many layers. It was fun to produce! 3 Alexandre Perez The Sky Is A Neighborhood I was inspired by the Foo Fighters’ music video, The Sky Is A Neighborhood,…

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create art with the pen & brush tools

“Bring the Brush and the Pen to your workflow in perfect synergy” STROKING PATHS Select a brush style, and when you’ve created a path, Ctrl/right-click it and choose Stroke Path to draw it. USE THE GRID Hit Cmd/Ctrl+U to bring up the grid; this is great for creating precise Pen tool work, such as the geometric background in this piece. BLEND MODES Make bigger brush strokes on new layers and vary the blend mode to discover some interesting effects in your paintings. SELECTING COLOURS While using the Brush tool, Alt/ Opt-click to select colours ready to brush. This is a great tip if you’re using a reference image. Once upon a time, most of us probably started using Photoshop to edit our photos. It’s what the software was designed for after all – the clue’s in the title –…