Photoshop Creative

Photoshop Creative No. 162

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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When we’re creating art, it’s impossible to work in a vacuum. We always take inspiration from things around us, whether it’s our environment, technology, politics, history, or the work of previous masters of art. And this issue, we’ll be focusing on the latter. Our big feature this month looks at the works of a few of history’s greatest painters and shows you how you can take inspiration from them, their style and their techniques, to create your own timeless digital art. Among our expert tutorials this issue, you’ll learn how to transform a dull city scene into an atmospheric composition (p44), create a beautiful pencil sketch (p38) and compose a stunning, realistic winter landscape. In addition, we have our regular great range of Elements tutorials, professional reviews and insightful interviews. We…

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On the Pier The Pier Sans typeface is simple yet striking, and is on the FileSilo. Dystopian works Select dystopian actions to give your art a dark future vision. Gradients Get a huge variety of gradient overlays for your images. On the FileSilo this issue… • 8 Dystopian Photoshop actions • Pier Sans font • 200 Gradient overlays • 38 Plastic Noise textures • 45 Glow Colour Overlay Textures • A total of 292 great resources in addition to dozens of our tutorial files Log in to www.filesilo.co.uk/photoshopcreative Register to get instant access to this pack of must-have resources, videos and tutorial assets 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 want All your gifts, from all your issues, in…

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readers’ challenge

Esther Byrt Overload This image is a representation of modern life and the brain overload that comes with that. The image was created largely with stock photos, including the subject, the nebula and the buildings either side of his arms. We challenged you... In Issue 160, we challenged you to get creative with the set theme of ‘Human’. You were allowed to create whatever you wanted, so long as it incorporated the theme somehow. This issue’s challenge... Think you can do better? Prove it! Next issue, the theme is ‘SNOW’. We don’t mind how you incorporate it into your image, just be as creative as you possibly can! Head to www.photoshopcreative.co.ukand simply hit the Challenge link. Closing date: 14 February 2018. THE PRIZE… AKVIS MakeUp 5.0 This issue, one lucky winner of our Challenge will scoop a copy of the…

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trending images

There’s nothing more inspiring than surfing the internet and seeing what other artists are creating, and we always 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 out there. Alexis Goodwin alexisgoodwin.com This series of miniature dioramas in the shape of smartphones was commissioned to show the possibilities of Three Mobile’s unlimited data service. Created using CG and stock photography, the series shows unlimited travel, streaming live sport and unlimited music streaming. Bryan Plust www.bryanplust.com/ This piece was made in Cinema 4D using textures created in Photoshop. I created a complex stripe pattern with rectangles and used Photoshop’s colour correction tools to give it a colour palette. Aditya Aryanto instagram.com/ditpict I made this piece because I thought that a round tiger…

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readers’ images

VictoriaObscure photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/Victoria%20Obscure I created this artwork back in 2014 as part of my series, The Fragile. The artwork was created in Adobe Photoshop, and it is a combination of photomanipulation and digital painting. Maurício Xavier photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/MauricioX This piece was created as part of my studies, as I’ve been mixing 3D with digital painting lately. I finalised the landscape with textures of rocks and plants and sharpened the entire piece with a High Pass filter. Sorin Ilie photoshopcreative.co.uk/ user/theusher I drew some shapes with the Pen tool before applying gradients, inner glows and inner shadows to create more depth. I then created the highlights and shadows by selecting each path and painting with a soft brush inside a new layer. Murilo Francisco photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/Mumu0909 This image was inspired by forests and valleys. I started by adding natural elements into the scene before using…

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Essentials Time taken 2 hours The artist Marcio Arkanjo My name is Marcio Arkanjo and I’ve been working with Photoshop for two years now. I love art, and I first discovered Photoshop when trying to expand my creative ww .the possibilities xe ositess . I now .com aim @thepixel to create os pieces tes that enchant viewers and awaken feelings. I mainly create photomanipulations, but I also like to retouch photos. You can see more of my work at www.behance.net/marcioarkanjo “I wanted to portray the importance of caring for marine life with this image, as well as the exploration of unknown places,” reveals Marcio Arkanjo, an artist from Brazil. “The main idea was the concern for the environment, due to the accumulation of waste in the ocean, for example.” Marcio’s image is a striking composition that blends…