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: How to Create a CARTOON Portrait without the Filter Gallery & Oil Paint!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a cartoon portrait from a photo without the use of the Oil Paint filter nor any of the filters in Filter Gallery. Before we begin, if you enjoy my tutorials, please hit that “Subscribe” button to let you know 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 QUICK Tip: Auto-Blend (CS6 and later)

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV with another Photoshop quick tip. If you’re using CS6 or later, I’m going to show you how to automatically stitch or combine images together that have very different brightness, contrast, color and tone. Auto-Blend doesn’t work with Smart Objects, video layers, 3D layers, or background layers. For 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: How to Create the Title from the Movie, “TERMINATOR: Dark Fate”

This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to recreate the title card from the 2019 movie, “Terminator: Dark Fate”. I provided this image of a video glitch that you can download. Its link is in my video’s description below or in my project files. Before we begin, if I’ve Read more…

Photoshop: How to Create a Face made of Stars in Space!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to quickly create a face made of stars in deep space from a photo. Before we begin, if you’re not already a subscriber to Blue Lightning TV, click that small “Subscribe” button at the lower, right corner to let you know 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…