The other day I was checking out old videos I, for some reason, uploaded to Youtube. I thought a few times about starting doing video tutorials, but I never moved forward. My biggest excuse/concern was that it would be too robotic. As I said, excuses… but I found this little video of how to create some quite nice water droplets in Photoshop. So I decided to give it a try and create an image with it. I just went further, I modernized with a nice chrome 80s look. So here it is.
The other day I saw a tweet by Ryan McLeod asking an easy way to create what he called deliciously fat gradients. I remember doing a similar effect back in the day I used to play and write Photoshop tutorials every week so I decided to create a simple example. I assume there are tons of ways to achieve the result, also you can make it more or less blurred, but here’s my simple or as Ryan asked “sneaky and clever” way. Well, I don’t think it’s clever, sneaky? Perhaps!
Under the name of Jesperish is a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, and concept artist from the Netherlands, Noord-Brabant. Founded as a sole proprietorship in May 2010, Jesperish was born out of the founder's vision and ambition to create a graphic, illustrative, design agency for international online entrepreneurs. We are featuring today his series: 'Solar scripts', which is a personal exploration of the unknown. The series is warm and you can't help to think about what's going into the World.
It’s crazy to think that a design tool is 30 years young but for me especially it’s even more surreal because Photoshop had a huge impact in my career and in my life. Abduzeedo was built around Photoshop tutorials pretty much. I had, and still have, a lot of fun creating images and light effects in Photoshop. So it’s a pleasure to share a bit more about the new features coming to Photoshop for desktop as well as the iPad version.
Climate Change. A concerning subject that has been making buzz for the right reasons, we have come to the point where we can't just ignore anymore. Did you get the news to what happened to Venise for example (Link by voanewscom). The future of our planet is in great danger. To help spread the message, I decided to share the work from Nick Pederson.
Felix Hernandez from Dreamphotography shared one of the coolest posts I've seen lately. The reason I say this is because he brings the analog (photography) and digital (photoshop) together to create magic. Literally, he uses Star Wars toys to create incredible scenes through carefully take photos. Then in Photoshop he adds the post-production effects, including light sabers and, of course, beautiful lens-flares. The compositions are awesome and it definitely deserved the feature here.
It's always inspiring to see visions of the future translated to digital art especially when 3D and digital art tools are widely available. In addition to that, there are lots of websites and resources to learn these tools. The outcome of this powerful combination is strikingly beautiful digital art like the ones shared by Wadim Kashin on a Behance post, not coincidentally called Future Visions. It seems that the illustrations were created entirely in Photoshop, which makes them even more impressive.
Our friends from Adobe have shared the beautiful work from Julieanne Kost, she is the principal digital imaging evangelist at Adobe. She started a series entitled: "Color of Place", a series of images created from blurred strips of travel photographs. The “Color of Place” body of work reveals the color palette of 25 locations around the globe as Julieanne sees them. It's quite remarkable! We shared a few shots from the process behind the series, it's proven experiment that takes a lot of patience and creativity.
Spanish digital artist Retoka created this amazing project called "Client Error 4xx" which illustrator some error images in a way I've never seen before. There's also a video of the process, check it out! For more from Retoka visit retoka.com.
The past week we posted an article titled Eerie Futuristic Digital Art by Cristian Chierici. It was a series of awesome compositions mixing photography and light effects. If you follow Beeple you will know the type of effect I am talking about. So I always wanted to recreate that type of composition using Photoshop only and this weekend I took some time off to do that.
If there’s one thing I love doing is trying to recreate the logos of movies and TV shows. I believe you have already noticed by now. I have been doing since the beginning of the blog and I still think it’s a wonderful way to learn new techniques, or simply, just explore. For this week’s Photoshop tutorial I will share some tips on how to create a text effect similar to the Blade Runner 2049 logo you can see in the posters and trailer.
I know it's been a while but here we go, a new Photoshop tutorial. I will be honest, I watched one or two episodes of Black Mirror and it was nice but I didn’t exactly love it. Then there was the interactive movie, which I watched and again, I thought it was an awesome idea, but not something that truly blew me away. On the other hand, one thing I do love very much is their logo. It’s a super simple mix of text effect with a little blur and glow mixed with the shattered glass effect.
It's a tradition for designers where whenever there is a new iPhone Announcement, the question is who is going to release the newest model mockups for us to update our UI presentations?! Well, it's no short answer but the amazing folks from LS Graphics did it again and for the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. We always have enjoyed their work on ABDZ, you should definitely check out their store for more.
Lidia Lukianova shared a simple but quite awesome Photoshop tutorial. She shows us how to create a beautiful Paper Cut effect using the Pen Tool and Layer Styles in Photoshop. The result is quite realistic and below you can see a step-by-step. Lidia was also kind to share the source file, just in case you want to check it out. You can download a practice file here: http://adobe.ly/1I2kW2C
Paul Wald and Paul Schmidt shared an awesome digital art and retouching post on their Behance profile. It's one of the projects done in Photoshop that brings me back good memories from when I used to spend my evenings and nights playing in Photoshop to create images like this one. They were also kind enough to share the making of so we can all learn a bit more about how to create beautiful digital art.
Another year, it's our 11th here over at Abduzeedo land and we cannot believe it's been already over a decade. We started as an inspiration and tutorials website, especially Photoshop tutorial. Looking back it's crazy to think that we created and shared hundreds of tutorials on how to use Photoshop, Illustrator, Pixelmator and other tools. For this year I decided to revisit some of the most popular ones to see what could be improved. So to kick things off I'd like to share a simple way to create a neon light effect in Photoshop.
We all had the thought about seeing ourselves now in present traveling into the past, hanging out with our younger self like as a kid for example. Imagine yourself telling everything your younger self about the future, that would be cool. What would you even say? Let's look at this digital photography series called: Myself hanging out with myself Series by Montreal-based photographer Conor Nickerson. It must have been a lot of fun going back in the memories, hope you will enjoy this one!
Deep Ice Fishing is a really cool photo manipulation project that Carlos Jiménez Varela created and shared on his Behance profile. The cool thing about this project is the use of Photoshop and the immense possibilities that it gives to designers and digital artists to simply let their imagination fly high and really translate crazy ideas into surrealist compositions like this one. Carlos merged a few photos to create an awesome ice cylinder with someone fishing and a monster deep inside.
It's Friday and we would like to share this fun tutorial from Adobe in collaboration with photographer named Jaxson Pohlman. It's about creating a composite dreamscape using two photos in Photoshop. As most of us like photography, it's always nice to add some spark to your pictures with a simple technique. Let's take a closer look.
It's been a long time since the last time I wrote Photoshop tutorials. A lot of things have happened as I probably mentioned in the past. Right now there are tons of sites with Photoshop tutorials and they all share tons of content so I started to feel it wasn't necessary for me to keep doing. However, I have been trying to get back to a routine of trying new things back in Photoshop moving away a bit from product design, UI and flat design. Essentially, taking a step back to the good old days of having fun with light effects, textures and that 80s look I miss so much.