Photoshop Creative

Photoshop Creative No. 169

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 Layers are a ubiquitous feature of Photoshop, an inadmissible part of pretty much any project, big or small. However, handling and working with them can easily get tricky and complex, so this issue we’re entirely dedicated to helping you get fully on top of layers, and how to make the most of them to make your artwork the best it can be. Among our variety of expert tutorials this issue are exciting and fun projects such as making your own digital scrapbook, adding fire to a hot racing car picture, creating prehistoric animal hybrids and editing photos into eye-catching infrared pieces of art. Also, we have our usual great collection of product reviews, interviews with artists, and stunning galleries to draw inspiration from. We hope you enjoy the issue! Free step-by-step tutorials…

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Bundle of fun Get stuck into projects with this collection of varied resources. Card luck Explore these awesome card mockups and display your work. Product of genius If you’re into your branding, check these mockups out. On the FileSilo this issue… • 200 Photoshop resources bundle • 3 Real photo product box mock-up actions • 13 Greeting card mockups • 6 Gold clothespin-style card mockups = A total of 222 premium assets plus hundreds of tutorial files Log in to www.filesilo.co.uk/photoshopcreative Register to get instantaccessto 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 one place Get started Everything you need to know about…

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readers’ challenge

We challenged you... In issue 167, we challenged you to get creative with the set theme of Darkness. You were allowed to create whatever you wanted, so long as it incorporated the theme somehow. Alexandre Perez Moon Man This is a composition in which lighting and shading play a big part. The cloud and mist were key in creating a creepy atmosphere, and the picture as a whole was given a cohesive tone with unifying adjustments. This issue’s challenge... Think you can do better? Prove it! Next issue, the theme is ANIMALS. We don’t mind how you incorporate it into your image, just be as creative as you possibly can! Head to facebook.com/PhotoshopCreativeand simply hit the Challenge link. Closing date: 26/9/2018. THE PRIZE… PortraitPro software This challenge, one lucky winner will receive PortraitPro software, a must-have for any retouching enthusiast!…

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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, courtesy of some of the world’s most exciting artists and designers. FelixHernández www.hernandezdreamphography.com My post-production has become easier. I do the most that I can in-camera but basic Camera Raw adjustments, placing backgrounds, colour matching and color grading are important. Photoshop is my way to go, and I just love and enjoy using it as part of my creative process. Michał Sawtyruk michalsawtyruk.com This was one of my daily exercises. I wanted to make something simple, no more than a few layers, and something with strong light that set the composition. I started with a thumbnail sketch I already liked so I…

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readers’ images

Clinton Lofthouse Image of the issue This image basically came from a late-night shoot. We decided to try out a female adventurer concept, and used 11 separate images, mostly free stock, to build up the image from there. Deepak Maurya A photographer I know sent me a photo of a model, so I used it for this and added some overlay and background images from Pixabay and Pexels. I referred to tutorials a lot when I made this. Alexander Chalooupka I created this image with the use of five stock photos and Photoshop. I used masks and blend modes, along with colour adjustments to tie it together. I created it to give a message of global warming. Corine Spring My idea in this illustration was to completely change the hairstyle. I wanted something more structured, so I decided…

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layers projects to inspire you

When someone says the words ‘Photoshop project’, what do you think of? We thought we’d put that to the test to come up with ten essential layer-focused Photoshop projects that everyone should master at some point: and whether you’re an expert of the software or brand new to experimenting with it, everyone should have a go at these! We’ve got some great-looking projects for you to try over these pages, and they can be a lot of fun to have a go at. Whether you’re looking to get creative with water or you’re hoping to learn how to swap textures out, all of these pictures are really going to jump off the screen. But these aren’t just the projects that are the most fun to have a go at; they can also…