Photoshop: How to Create a 1980s, Retro, “OUTRUN” Graphic from Scratch!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a nostalgic, 1980s, retro, “Outrun” graphic image. “Outrun” is 1980s-themed, retro-futuristic visual art and music style associated with the electronic genres of electro, synthwave, futuresynth, new retrowave and vaporwave. Create a new document by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Make a Stunning, Glossy Black Text Effect

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create this powerful, glossy, black text effect and then, how to replace it quickly and painlessly. I provided this texture for you to download, so you can follow along. It’s located in the video description or project files. I downloaded Read more…

Photoshop: How to Transform Photos into Vintage Movie Film Frames (CC & later)

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create the look of vintage film frames from contemporary photos for versions CC and later. I provided a Photoshop template that you can download, so you can follow along. Its link is in my video’s description below or project files. Read more…

Photoshop: How to Create a Retro, 8-Bit Pixel Portrait from a Photo

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a fun, retro, 8-bit pixel art portrait from a photo. Open a photo of someone or something that you’d like to use for this project. I downloaded this one from Shutterstock. Before we begin, I want to mention that Read more…

Photoshop: Create & Personalize Obama’s HOPE Poster Design

This tutorial is sponsored by Fotophire, the easiest and most user-friendly way to perfect your photos with just a few clicks. In just seconds, you can remove unwanted objects, clone, easily crop and blur, remove & replace backgrounds, color correct and so much more. Fotophire has a massive library of over 200 effects that you Read more…

Photoshop: How to Create a Dramatic, Double Exposure Photo

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a dramatic, double-exposure image in versions CS6 and later. I provided two images that you can use to follow along. Their links are in my video’s description below or in my project files. If you prefer to use your Read more…

Photoshop: How to Create a Powerful SUPERNOVA from Scratch

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a powerful supernova from scratch. Create a new document by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + N or by going to File and New. Make the Width: 1920 pixels, the Height: 1080 pixels and the Resolution: 150 pixels per inch. Read more…

Photoshop: How to Create a Powerful Text Poster filled with Photos

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a simple, but powerful poster of text made with your favorite photos. This tutorial is for Photoshop versions CS6 and later. We’ll revisit a feature called “Contact Sheet II”, which I showed in tutorials for creating powerful walls of Read more…