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Photoshop Creative No. 137

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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sarah.bankes@imagine-publishing.co.ukWhere do you tend to make your best Photoshop creations? Maybe you’re lucky enough to have a studio or office; perhaps you prefer the laid-back setting of your living room; or maybe your best ideas come to you rather inconveniently when you’re on the train or in the middle of nowhere. Well, it doesn’t have to be inconvenient anymore. Turn to p16 and discover just how mobile you can be with the Adobe mobile apps. You can edit photos on the go, make rough sketches so you don’t forget a great idea, and then sync everything to finish off later on your desktop. The possibilities are endless! We also have tutorials this issue on adding vintage effects to your portraits, masking with RGB channels, and painting a steampunk character, plus…

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trending images

Stephanie Stutzwww.stephaniestutz.chPost production was done completely in Photoshop; I intentionally restricted the colour palette to pastel tones because I wanted to see the effect it would give. I adjusted saturation and Curves, then added some coarse grain and finally chromatic aberration. We love this composition because it’s big and bold. Environmentally aware images trend frequently on sites such as Tumblr right now, and Nicole’s image is just one that has caught our imagination.Nicole Castanheirawww.behance.net/FlamooThis is a combination of three images layered in Photoshop CS5. The idea was to portray nature – as represented by the elephant – reclaiming the land that humans have dominated. Adjustments were key for a unifying atmosphere. This image was commissioned by Nike for its executive offices. Despite the lack of colour, it’s a visually striking…

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readers’ images

Alan Lealwww.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/alanleal22Image of the issue First I used the stock images to build the scene, then I worked with lighting, using brushes, and Dodge and Burn. Next, I created the main figure, and used Gradient Map, Color Balance and other basic tools to harmonise the scene. Helena Burströwww.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/HelenaburstromI started out with two images: one of me and one of a forest. I used the Quick Selection to mask me out from the background, before placing the forest in and trying out different blend modes. Marcos Nogueirawww.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/Marcos%20%20NogueiraI made this surreal image thinking of a paradise in the clouds. Layers were important, and I had to mask around the swan perfectly to give the illusion that it was really floating between the clouds. Raphael Andradewww.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/RaphaellIn this image, I tried to blend textures,…

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readers’ challenge

Challenge entriesThe best entries and overall challenge winner 1 Corine Spring“This image uses the supplied lightbulb predominantly, placing the subject in one of them. There was a lot of mastering of lighting in this picture, along with some final adjusting to keep all the colours cohesive. ”2 Trevor BuddYou Are the Light“This image uses only the four images supplied for the challenge. The paint pot image was used to help build the background and the colours. Blend modes were used extensively with this image.”3 Emma LittlefairRemembered in the Stars“I used two of the provided images for this entry. Firstly, I added some extra stars to the image, and then I masked in the subject and blended the image with the background scene in order to create this final piece.”4 Mariana…

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Chilled creativity: The Vapour vibe is very laid back. “We’re more than happy sat discussing everything from music to fashion, sneakers, art or football,” says BuglerA small but perfectly formed team of four make up Leeds design studio, Vapour. There’s creative director Jamie Bugler, who set up the company nine years ago, plus Dave Robbins and Anthony Thornton on the design side, and Matt Gane as their digital developer. They are a “fiercely creative, small agency that loves to push our own boundaries,” as Bugler puts it, and they also have an office dog to keep them company, a Weimaraner called Lola.The team works for clients as big as Google, BMW, DefJam and Adidas, as well as what Bugler calls “smart progressive startups” and smaller brands. He explains: “Our core…

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a day in the life of anthony thornton

Early morning catch-up09:30 I get in and catch up with the guys. I relay tales of what I did the night before and usually what I ate, a source of great amusement in the office.Cup of coffee10:00 It’s a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors to figure out who’s making the morning coffee. I usually lose.On my toes10:05 We produce the fitness magazine BESTFIT, and I design all concept work for features along with infographics, illustration, typographical styles and full layout for the whole publication, so it keeps me busy most days of the week.Time to retouch12:00 I use Photoshop for most of the concept design and styling while all the layout is done within InDesign. We also produce a digital version.Lunch break13:00 Next up it’s lunch, which usually involves a…