Photoshop: How to Create a GHOST!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a ghostly apparition. This is an update of tutorials I’ve many years ago on earlier versions of Photoshop. This version is quicker and more streamlined. Before we begin, if you’re not already a subscriber to Blue Lightning TV. Click Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Transform a Face into a Powerful Text Portrait

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to transform a photo of someone into a stunning portrait made only of words that are special to the person. Open a photo of someone you’d like to use. It can be color or black and white. If it’s in color, Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Create an Invisible, Camouflage Effect!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create an Invisible Camouflage Effect and how you can apply it to a variety of backgrounds. Find an open background you’d like to use as well as a subject you’d like to place onto it. Your subject can be color Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: BOKEH! How to Make a Bokeh Background & Text Effect

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create an effect called “Bokeh”, which is the way a camera lens treats out-of-focus points of light. The term, “Bokeh” comes from a Japanese word that means “blur” or “blur quality”. Later, I’ll show you how to add Bokeh text. Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: BOKEH! How to Make a Bokeh Background & Text Effect

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create an effect called “Bokeh”, which is the way a camera lens treats out-of-focus points of light. The term, “Bokeh” comes from a Japanese word that means “blur” or “blur quality”. Later, I’ll show you how to add Bokeh text. Read more…

Photoshop: How to Create a Vintage TV Interference GLITCH Portrait

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to quickly create a vintage, black and white, CRT TV interference glitch. This is an update of tutorials I’ve done on earlier versions of Photoshop. I provided this image of shape of a cathode ray tube TV screen. its link is Read more…

How to Blend Colors & Skin Using Photoshop’s Mixer Brush

Welcome to Paintable Tips and Tricks, guys! In this video, I’m going to show you how to blend color with the mixer brush. And to demonstrate that, I’m going to use this painting of mine. It’s a portrait which has every values, every shadow, every highlight, in a geometric shape and nothing is blended. Personally, Read more…

Photoshop: WHOA! How to Animate a Still Photo!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to animate a still photo similar to a “Plotagraph”. Notice there are five separate elements of the photo that are moving: the top and main areas of the waterfall, the mist below and to the right of the waterfall and the Read more…

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Using Dynamic Brushes in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

Transcript for Video Preview of Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders by Brandy Murry Using Photoshop CS5 What are these brushes? Brushes that move and change shape as you move them across the page To use the brush: Hold down your left mouse button as you drag the brush across the page. Using a graphics tablet 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…