Photoshop Creative

Photoshop Creative No. 163

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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Most of us keep finding the same obstacles in our lives, where there’s something we just can’t seem to get a handle on, whether it’s repeatedly struggling to remember our many, many online passwords, or always stumbling over the same tool in Photoshop. While we can’t help you with your passwords or finding out how to stop buying those extra 20 items of random stuff when you go out for a loaf of bread, we can help you with Photoshop. So our big feature this month answers questions that you, our readers, sent to us in your quest to get to know Photoshop’s many features better. And hopefully, those answers will help when it comes to the many and varied tutorials that follow, along with our insightful interviews and expert reviews.…

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To Polygonia Use these cool low-poly landscapes to style up your art. Black Marble This stylish font will add a touch of class to your images. Petal overlays A huge selection of beautiful petal overlays is included this issue. On the FileSilo this issue… • 11 Technology mockups worth $37 • 9 Low-poly landscapes worth $7 • 130 5K Petal overlays worth $19 • Black Marble typeface worth $30 • 12 Premium looks worth $7 • Plus free digital Photography Show mag • A total of 164 premium resources worth $100 along with 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…

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readers’ challenge

We challenged you... In issue 161, we challenged you to get creative with the set theme of Style. You were allowed to create whatever you wanted, so long as it incorporated the theme in some way. Trevor Budd Under the Pressure of Style This is a photomanipulation using a variety of images, based on the theme of ‘style’. I used a number of Photoshop tools and techniques! I will leave it up to the readers to interpret the image in their own way… This issue’s challenge... Think you can do better? Prove it! Next issue, the theme is Hope. 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: 29 March. THE PRIZE… AKVIS Watercolor One lucky winner will receive AKVIS Watercolor…

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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. Weston Fuller www.westonfuller.com/ Plastic Bag is a conceptual composite where collected beach trash was added as ‘jelly fish’ in Photoshop using blend modes and adjustment layers, to create an emotional connection between the subject matter. Danny Ivan wwwdannyivan..com/ This was created from my research and development about light and how materials react with each other. I made it with Cinema 4D, X-Particles and Photoshop CC, which helped create the motion blur. Dawid Planeta www.behance.net/dawidplaneta There was a feeling that I really wanted to depict in this image. I collected elements and combined them to create…

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readers’ images

Estelle Chomienne photoshopcreative.co.uk/userStellart/ This was my entry for a competition called #ChallengeYourPerspective online. I duplicated the image several times to create a new landscape and had great fun with brushes painting hair and make up. Andre van Graan photoshopcreative. co.uk/user/Andrevg1 I blended the model into a new background and used a couple of adjustment layers. I repaired her one eye that was a bit smudgy in the original and finished off with a bokeh effect. Raqee S Najmuldeen photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/Abulrook This image is simply made of two different pictures; a cage and a sky. The birds are made from brushes. I played with blend modes to show texture and create a dramatic feeling in the image. Murilo Francisco photoshopcreative. co.uk/user/Mumu0909 I started with the image of the trees and the rocks and focused it all with the wolf in the foreground. A…

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surrealer than fiction

Ihaven’t been to the event before, so I’m excited to come,” says Erik Johansson, ahead of March’s The Photography Show, held at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. “Usually if I come someplace new, I try and travel around a bit, see if maybe I can even make something around there.” Let’s hope he gets the chance, because special things happen when Erik explores a landscape with his camera. His work often blends surreal photography with social or economic commentary; sometimes it’s hard-hitting, and other times it’s downright silly. Whatever the impact, he’s found his way into galleries and museums, and soon Erik will be penning a book about this work. For someone who centres his work in the surreal, it’s also a fitting way to describe Erik’s progression from messing around…