For this weeks challenge I thought I would give you Bob’s picture to play with. Bob is good friend of mine who is a missionary in Thailand. Years ago I put this picture up for purchase over at Istock and was contacted by Jim Beam about using it in one of their advertising campaigns which I thought would have been hilarious and awesome. The project died when they checked to make sure that Bob was 25 years old at the time due to their policy of the age of their models. So Bob missed his chance at fame… until the book “Mullet Madness” came out and Bob’s picture appears on page 80. So no alcohol icon, but he is immortalized in a book about “Business in the front… party in the back!”Read More →
So I stumbled on another happy accident this week. I wanted to figure out how to create really realistic animated snow in Photoshop. As I was experimenting I had a eureka moment. Watch how you can use 3D in Photoshop to create a seemingly random particle snow effect you can use in any number of…Read More →
Lots of great images this week! Poor London really took a beating! :D I did about at 22 minute review and even though I tried to narrow down to less images I ended up with more images than time, so I hope this review helps and will inspire more folks to jump in next week. I will have a new contest up starting on Monday.Read More →
So with all the Cyber Monday madness going around, I thought I would give away something that I hope you find useful. I made a chart of all the brushes and their default stroke characteristics for CS5 or 6… I can’t remember which :D So I went in today and checked to see if they still matched up and only the default brushes section is missing a few for Photoshop CC. I also added Natural Brushes and Natural Brushes 2 to the chart. Either they weren’t there before or I just misplaced them previously…but now they are there. A couple of things like Square Brushes got skipped due to the obviousness of those brushes and I should have killed Round Brushes for the same reason, but I had already made it so it survived. This chart it is for you to do whatever you would like, and hopefully find it useful in creating a quick reference guide to know which brushes you may want to load from the extra presets in the drop down settings. Enjoy!Read More →
Ok, so for this week I thought I would give you a scene and see what you can come up with… A couple of thoughts for you… Instead of putting it into just a frame, perhaps put it on the side of a deliver van and make it part of the company logo. Or perhaps make a sketch of it or just one building and create a letterhead or logo, or have something coming out of the water that is surprising and dynamic. Another tip is… there is no rush to turn anything in… once you have finished your image, don’t post immediately, but let it sit a day or two if you have time and then you may see some extra things you can add or take away. Most of the time (Not always, but a lot of times the ones that have been thought about and worked on a bit longer have a little bit more panache.)Read More →
Well the holidays are upon us which means the big movies will start rolling out as well. This week of course is the highly anticipated Hunger Games: Catching Fire. While I wasn’t super impressed with the first one I have high hopes that this will prove better. Anyway for this week’s tutorial I thought it…Read More →
Adobe has opened up a great offer to everyone, so take advantage of it before the 2nd!
For a limited time, you can join a special Creative Cloud plan. It includes access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, plus feature updates and upgrades as they are available, 20GB of cloud storage for file sharing and collaboration, and a Behance ProSite. And it’s just US $9.99/month when you sign up for a one-year plan, but you need to join by December 2, 2013. Questions? See Adobe’s FAQ andterms.
Here is the link… https://creative.adobe.com/plans/offer/photoshop+lightroomRead More →
The Digital Photographer’s Notebook column in the December 2013 issue of Photoshop User magazine from Kelby Media explores the power of Layer Comps. This feature brings the ability to compare complex versions of a photograph, graphic or both within a single Photoshop document.Read More →