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Photoshop Creative No. 164

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 Less is more, or so we’re often told. While in some cases this is certainly true – who doesn’t loathe the overly edited, almost distorted model shots in many fashion ads – it’s definitely not a universal truth. In fact, sometimes more is more. And that’s what our feature is all about this month. Focusing on layers and filters, we explore the many exciting ways we can take these versatile tools, push them to the very limit, and see just how creative we can get with them! For those craving the subtler flavours on Photoshop’s extensive menu, we have an expert tutorial on mastering Camera Raw, as well as loads of tutorials spanning a wide range of styles and tools. Also, make sure to check out our reviews, interviews and beautiful…

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readers’ challenge

We challenged you... In Issue 162, we challenged you to get creative with the set theme of Snow. You were allowed to create whatever you wanted, so long as it incorporated the theme somehow. Milla Hyttinen Once Upon A Northern Night This composite is made of five images to create a realistic yet magical scene with a rare creature. The deer is from a stock image shot in full daylight, and the main challenge was to make it fit in with the night scene by adjusting the lighting. This issue’s challenge... Think you can do better? Prove it! Next issue, the theme is MUSIC. 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: 26 April. THE PRIZE… AKVIS Charcoal One lucky…

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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. Charis Tsevis www.tsevis.com This is a mosaic portrait of Stan Lee, the legendary ‘father’ of so many superheroes. I created this for Hollywood Reporter magazine. This mosaic illustration is made with some custom-developed techniques combining Synthetik Studio Artist and Adobe Photoshop. Charles Williams www.madeup.org I created this cover using Illustrator and Photoshop. The main vector design was created first in Illustrator; I then used Photoshop to add some subtle noise, glows, shading, and texture. I like to finish each piece in Photoshop to ‘roughen-up’ the vectors so it’s not too squeaky clean. Artem…

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readers’ images

Esther Byrt photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/esbyrt A water layer was clipped to the bottle layer and adjusted for colour and opacity. I finished with a dodge and burn layer, and used ON1 software to give the piece a dark glow and then final adjustments were made with Camera Raw. Alena Lazareva photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/Alena%20Lazareva Mermaids and fairies are my favourite characters. To create the picture I used Photoshop and a Wacom tablet. I like bright colours, so I decided to make the whole picture a beautiful blue with different light effects, gentle romantic clouds and a beautiful mermaid. Raqee S Najmuldeen photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/Abulrook Thissimple image is made of two different pictures, a cage and the sky. The birds were made using brushes. I played with blend modes to show the texture for a dramatic feeling. The image is built on a concept, which is…

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winning designs

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been running an exciting competition in collaboration with ODEON, Warner Bros UK and Talenthouse, in order to find the best fan-designed Tomb Raider film poster, to celebrate the release of the new Tomb Raider film on 16 March. We’re absolutely thrilled with the response, as hundreds of high-quality entries were submitted to the competition, so it’s obvious that Tomb Raider has really gotten designers’ creative juices flowing this last month or so. And now we have our winners! Our winning design receives $2000 in prize money, along with being featured in ODEON cinemas across the UK and immortalised on a mural in London. That honour goes to Moses Ruperto for this stunning poster: Runners up Four more outstanding designs from Sergio Murrieta, Etz Gatdula, Reza Maulana and…