If you can picture it in your mind, you can probably do it in Photoshop — that is, if you already learned the best Photoshop tutorials. It’s true that experience is the best teacher –you can always experiment, or you can browse up on Photoshop tutorials and get hints from the masters. Check out some of the coolest and hottest effects you can learn from Photoshop tutorials:
- “Set ‘em ablaze” – Render 3D texts or objects hot with hellish flames. Photoshop masters create their own flames or simply paste from a good flame photo. To render a flame, create basic shapes like an oblong, a rectangle or even a set of “rasterized” letters. Go to “Edit” and choose “Transform” to open a new window, and use the tools in “Transform” to create any type of flame that you can think of. Finish it off by blending colors, shadow and light effects on the object.
- “Mechanize it” – These tutorials turn living objects to mechanized beings in shiny chrome coverings. Open two pictures in Photoshop, one a machine and the other a biological object. Cut parts of the machine’s picture by using the “Lasso” tool and paste it over on the living object. To make it more realistic, use the “Transform-Distort” on the edges so it blends perfectly with the biological object. Your friends will surely think your picture will be so cool with this excellent Photoshop trick.
- “Lights Beams”– This Photoshop tutorial uses the no “lasso-paste” required for creating a sun or star with radiating light beams. In a new layer, draw a vertical line from top to bottom using “Gradient Tool” in “Foreground to Background” option. Then use the “Gaussian Blurring” and distort if from “Rectangular to Polar,” brightening and colorizing it so you can produce a radiating light source — an enlightening foreground for any object or text. This Photoshop tutorial is best for creating out-of-this-world backgrounds.
- “All sorts of Lights”– Highlight the mood, transform reality to fantasy and accentuate movement with various lighting effects from colored light spots, pixie dust effects, sparkles and splatter effects. There are several ways you can do this, but the easiest way is to create a new layer and use the “Pencil” or Paintbrush” tool. Make sure that your Paintbrush has about 20 to 50 percent “Opacity” so that it will not cover the image you want to manipulate. Add layer effects like “Glow” and “Shadow.” In this Photoshop tutorial, you can use any type of light wherever your imagination can take you.