Photoshop Tutorial: Part 1 – How to Design and Create a VIntage Letterpress Poster

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to to show you how to create the look of a classic letterpress poster. Letterpress printing is known for its subtleties of texture and color. I created this one based on a poster produced by Hatch Show Print company. This tutorial is is two parts. Read more…

Photoshop: How to Quickly Transform a Photo into a Woodcut!

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Duotone effect in Photoshop easy Method

Open the Portrait Image in Photoshop Select the Portrait area with selection tool. Go to Select and Mask Option to Refine edges of selection After refine the selection press ctrl + J for layer via copy Create new layer Under the copy layer and fill it with White color Create a Gradient Map Adjestment layer Read more…

Photoshop: How to Create Exquisite Text Portraits

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create exquisite portraits filled with text of the person’s name. Before we begin, if you’re not a subscriber to my channel, hit that small “Subscribe” button at the lower, right corner. If my tutorials have helped you learn or improve Read more…

Photoshop: How to Convert Faces into Super-Sharp, VECTOR Portraits.

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to convert a raster image into vector shapes, which will retain perfect sharpness no matter how small or large you make it. This technique works particularly well on portraits and can be applied to graphics and logos, as well. Open a Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: Steal the Color & Tone of an Image with Match Color -HD-

Hello and welcome back to another Photoshop tutorial. Today I’m going to be showing you how you can steal the color and tone of one image, and use it on another. So here I have two images that have a drastically different color tone and feel. So what if we wanted this first image of Read more…

MAGICALLY Remove Shadows in Photoshop!

So there’s a harsh, unwanted shadow right on your subject and you tried everything to remove it, from Channels to Blend Modes to Blend If to Color Range, but nothing worked. Well, this is the technique for you. And there are two simple steps – Number 1 – Fix the brightness and Number 2 – Read more…

Photoshop: Etch-A-Sketch! How to Create the Retro Look of Etch-A-Sketch Drawings.

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to transform photos into the retro look of the lineographic, mechanical drawings that were created on the classic toy of the early 1960s: Etch-A-Sketch. This is an update of a tutorial I did many years ago on an earlier version of Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Create Water Reflections from Scratch

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create to look of realistic reflections in water. This method takes into account the way water looks from various distances. Open a photo that you’d like to reflect in water. I downloaded this one from Shutterstock. To ensure that your Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Make an Old West, WANTED Poster

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create your own vintage, Wanted poster from the “wild west”. This tutorial is an update to one I did on an earlier version of Photoshop. I provided this template, so you can follow along. Its link is located in the Read more…