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Photoshop Creative No. 155

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.comWe will be mixing it up this issue, as our lead feature is all about blend modes.One of Photoshop’s secret weapons, blend modes can transform images, whether you’re looking for subtle or striking blends. Delve into our multi-layered (sorry) blend modes feature (p14) and find new ways to use them, across all types of artwork.We also have our usual plethora of tutorials; these include showing how to use filters to create stunning landscape vistas (p28), how to mix up text and photos for a striking movie poster (p38), as well as how to utilise the full potential of the Pen Tool in one of our advanced tutorial (p58). In addition, you’ll find our fun Elements tutorials, in-depth interviews, readers’ challenge and galleries in their usual places. We hope you enjoy…

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trending images

This particular image has been included in Behance’s Illustration showcase online, and we love the block colour and use of blur. Jenny shows here that there’s more to digital art than just the Brush Tool.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.Jenny Yujennyyu.squarespace.com/Starting with a very quick sketch, I selected shapes with the Lasso Tool and filled in some rough blocks of colour and lighting. Then I painted the details, using Colour Dodge to highlight the lighting. Photoshop is a great tool for so many creatives: even 3D artists who use it to get…

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readers’ images

Manon Moreauwww.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/manon.MImage of the issue I decided to create a strong contrast between a night environment and artificial light. I used a chart of complementary (blue and yellow) colours to accentuate the contrast between the light and the night. Everything has been done using brushes. Julie Powellwww.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/Julie%20 PowellThis image was taken in a studio on a black background. I used the Quick Selection Tool to create a layer mask and then Refine Mask to get the fine details. I used several adjustment layers for mood. Mehdi Mostefaïwww.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/ mmmprodThe most difficult thing was to add, blend and lighten the numerous objects in the scene. There are more than 20. I then worked hard on the cinematic grading, as I’m always doing. Mario Ungerwww.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/marioungerThere are about 20 images in this picture, and…

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readers’ challenge

We challenged you with theseIn Issue 153, we challenged you to get creative with these four images. You were allowed to use any or all of the pictures, and whatever other resources you chose. Here’s what you created. Challenge entriesThe best entries and overall challenge winner1 Corine SpringCamera In The GrassThe focus for this came from the supplied image of the camera. The grass image is used at the bottom of the picture, with blend modes and masks used to tie the image together as a whole.2 Neil KellyDog Lost At SeaI used Curves, Colour Balance, fill layers, Levels and Brightness/Contrast in Photoshop. I also used the Warp Tool to put the marble on the case.3 Lucy WrightGrass CameraThe images of the camera, the grass and the marble textures were…

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dive deeper into blend modes

LIGHTEN MODESThe Screen and Lighten modes add pixels to your work while ignoring the darker pixels. They’re great for objects like clouds.COLOUR MODESThe Colour modes – the ones beneath the water – are good for applying different shades across images.DARKEN MODESUse Darken and Multiply to add the pixels of one layer to the pixels of the layers below; in this case, the divers.CONTRAST MODESThe Contrast modes – Overlay, Soft Light etc – are good for blending light and shade in ambitious compositions.Blend modes are perhaps the most underrated feature Photoshop offers. They save you time, transform your work in subtle or dramatic ways, and they provide shortcuts to help you blend your work perfectly. They’re central to everything we do in Photoshop: but how much do you know about them?Believe…