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Electrifying Glow Album Art
Under Photo Effect, Photoshop Tutorial
In this Photoshop tutorial we will use the pen tool, paths brushes and brush dynamics along with a neat little trick using thresholds to create a cool album cover look. For my finished image the graphic is added as an CD album cover.
In this tutorial, it will basically take you through the process of converting a man’s head into a garden. The first part will be showing you how to prepare the image then add a waterfall coming out of his head with a pool at the bottom, as shown on the thumbnail.
There are plenty of ways to create a Watercolor Effect in Photoshop. Some are very cheesy and you can easily tell that a simple filter has been used. In this tutorial, we will be using Layer Masking. It is one of the most fascinating and powerful Photoshop method, to use layer masks in your designs.
Creating a realistic water surface in Photoshop is quite a challenge because it is the distorted reflection of the surroundings that makes the water look liquid. The displace filter is an excellent tool for making this distortion. Now it really looks like water. Notice that the layer mask is also distorted because it is linked to the layer. This causes the reflectivity to change with the angle of the surface.
In this tutorial it will create a realistic water reflection effect. You should be able to replicate this effect on other pictures using the techniques presented here. The detailed explanations at each step should make it easy for beginners to catch on.
To create something outstanding, you have to use different sort of skill and effect. For example, night scene is not necessary to be deep blue or black. Sometimes, if you use other color such as green like this tutorial, it could achieve a very different and nice result.