Photoshop: How to Create a STAINED GLASS Portrait!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to transform a photo of a face into the look of a stained glass portrait. This is an update of a tutorial I did many years ago. I provided this photo of a lake that you can use for your background. 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: How to Create a VAPORWAVE Graphic.

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. “Vaporwave” is a microgenre of electronic music and its visual counterpart that emerged in the early 2010s. The visual aesthetic often styled as, ” A E S T H E T I C S ” with full width, uppercase characters is a mashup of early internet imagery, 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…

Extract Real Shadows with “Solid Color” in Photoshop!

One of the most challenging aspects of creating a Composite is making realistic shadows, right? But, what if you could use the original shadow of the subject in the new background? Wouldn’t that be amazing? Well today I have a technique to do just that, very simply. However, what if this technique doesn’t work? No Read more…

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 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 Tutorial: How to Make Jaw-dropping, 3-D Anaglyphs from Photos.

Hi, this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to make a retro 3D picture from a black-and-white photo. You can apply it to any photo you like. . In the1950s, movie audiences wore cardboard glasses with color plastic lenses to watch movies made in 3D. Anaglyphic 3D glasses are 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…