The coolest thing about writing tutorials is that I have the chance to try to recreate effects I see in movie posters, billboards, movies and practically anywhere. I've been learning so much since I started doing that, especially in terms of being more open to feedback and criticism. I also feel more freedom to try different things, that's the case of my new tutorial inspired by the Battleship movie. This is going to be my first video tutorial, I have been afraid to try to do video tutorials because of my english but I decided that the day has come for me to put myself out there. So in this tutorial you will learn how to create the Battleship movie poster using Photoshop CS6 Beta. The video is not long and I will cover so basic stuff like Blend Modes and new CS6 features for 3D and blurs. Enjoy
Photoshop CS5 Extended comes with 3D capabilities and I believe that is not any news to the majority. We have been publishing some tutorials exploring the 3D tool in Photoshop especially the Repousse in which we can create extrusing and other geometries directly in Photoshop. This video is another super cool tutorial send by Stacey Deonanan. So in this tutorial Stacey will show us how to create a incredible star using Repousse in Photoshop. The outcome of this effect is awesome, sort of abstract and I don't have any idea how she came up with those values to create the star.
Tools such as Photoshop and Lightroom have allowed photographers to manipulate images in ways once never imaginable. These innovations have lead to increase of photographers known for their "surreal" imagery or extreme processing. One artist quite known for his processing is Dave Hill. You may remember us covering Dave Hill in previous posts. This "Dave Hill" look is most common in band photography. In this tutorial I will show how to get a similar effect to this HDR/XDR/Dave Hill look in a few quick steps. I want to point out that Dave Hill spends hours upon hours compositing, retouching, etc to his photos and that I'm not saying that this is the technique that Dave actually uses. Lastly; for best results, use strobes on your photoshoot. For example, expose for the background of your photograph then use a strobe to fill. This allows a far greater tonal range. Here are some examples using this method:
Learning a new software is always a big challenge. Sometimes the learning curve can be very steep but once you learn it everything becomes much clearer. I believe the only way to learn is to practice all the time. But for those that are starting with Photoshop and get a bit frustrated or upset with the learning process I recommend the Top 40 Photoshop Features by Lynda.com that will give you an idea of how Photoshop works. Top 40 Photoshop Features For more information visit Lynda Photoshop training.