I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE HDR EFFECT WAS HARD BUT IT’S ACTUALLY LIKE A 5 STEP THING BESIDES DUPLICATING AND FLATTENING SHIT HOLY FUCK I CAN DO IT. I’M SO EXCITED WOW THAT’S LOVELY and I have to share because no one every taught me this.
- Open your picture.
- Duplicate layer (Ctrl+J)
- Overlay that shit 50%
- Flatten image (Ctrl+E)
- Duplicate that one layer that you have now (Ctrl+J)
- Desaturate (Shift+Ctrl+U)
- Invert (Ctrl+I)
- Gaussian Blur it to 40
- Now overlay that B&W Blurred image
- Duplicate and sharpen if necessary
- AMAZEMENT WOW HOLY SHIT
I stumbled upon a website that allows you to blend any colors evenly no matter how opposite on the spectrum they are.
sharing the knowledge
One thing that photoshop really miss is a good blender, like the one you can use in Corel painter or Sai. I just discovered that you can create a blender using the smudge tool - the result is not 100% like the blenders in Painter and Sai, but it’s good enough.
How to make “Minimalist” Posters (well, the way I do it anyways):
Requested by: Anonymous
Create a new canvas that’s 245px b 300px (File » New) and fill it in with black using the Paint Bucket tool:
Once you have a black canvas, go to File » Place to place in the image you’re gonna be using. Or copy and paste it in as a new layer. Preferably you should use an image that has a solid color background like white. I used this picture of an apple and scaled it down while pressing shift using the Move Tool (first tool down. Make sure after you select it that the “Show Transform Controls” box is checked):
Once you’ve resized/positioned the image/apple how you like, remove the background/refine edge/create a layer mask from the selection using the Quick Selection Tool (CS5 or later) or the Magic Wand tool.
My image now looks like this:
Now add a black and white adjustment layer on top of your image (apple) layer (Layer » New Adjustment Layer » Black and White)
This is what my Layers Window now looks like:
On top of your black and white adjustment layer, go to Layer » New Fill Layer » Solid Color and make it whatever color you want the background to be. In my case a shade of red.
Then in your Layers Window, set this layer’s Blend Mode to “Screen”:
This is what my image now looks like:
Now add your text using the Type Tool (looks like a big ‘T’ in the Tools panel). I made mine a white Copperplate font at 24pt and typed out “SNOW WHITE” towards the bottom.
Then, to enhance the image a little more I selected the apple layer (which should have a layer mask hiding its background) and I gave it an outer glow (Layer » Layer Style » Outer Glow)
I used these settings (but yours may vary):
Then I just flattened the image (Layer » Flatten Image), sharpened it (Filter » Sharpen) and went to File » Save to save as a JPEG. That’s it! Again, this is my final result:
And it’s the same concept for the rest of the posters. Just different colors and text. Hope this helped! If you still have questions, let me know!
lately circles have become a big occurrence (from what i see) in photoshop graphics and i can’t help but notice how some get pixelated and, well.. ruined. so here’s a tutorial how to “fix” that, or avoid it all together. actually, this is more of a “tips” thing than a tutorial.
- hold down shift when you make your circle (using the elliptical marquee tool) so it forms a perfect circle.
- if you’re putting your picture(s) inside your circle, create the circle over your picture and create a new layer and (if you need to move your circle) paste a colour into it. after you’ve done that, hide or delete the layer you created for your circle and invert the selection (ctrl + shift + i) and delete the remainder of the picture by pressing backspace. do this on each layer if you are doing this on a gif.
- if you need to select an existing circle (say, one you pasted on a picture) don’t use the magic wand tool. go select > load selection and press okay. the window should look like this and the finished product should look like this. the free selection tool is good if you’re doing that “shadow” thing everyone likes to do on their graphics.
♔ Credit is not required. Mainly I’d appreciate if you don’t repost them or claim them as your own.
♔ All I ask is that you like the post if you take them, so that I know people want to use them.
♔All of these were created using stock photography as a base.
Hey there, decided to put together some random nature-y shots I’ve taken for a pack. There’s 22 HQ photos of plants, flowers, and a sunlight-texture thing. If you use, just credit me, and if you download, like or reblog this post. Thanks! :) I hope you enjoy.