Color Photos from a Black and White Camera

In a previous video I did on the Connectix Quickcam, the first ever webcam for personal computers, I showed a technique for capturing color stills from an otherwise black and white camera. A lot of people were totally blown away by this sorcery and wanted more information about it. So, I had promised a more Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Simulate Glitch Art from a Photo (Style #3)

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. “Glitch Art” is a relatively new art form whose foundation is based mainly on the unexpected results of digital errors known as “glitches”. Glitch Art is now considered to be a legitimate aesthetic of the Digital Age. I created this one using this photo as my source Read more…

How obsessive artists colorize old photos

You might have seen some of these colorized photos on the internet. Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, a young Charlie Chaplin. It’s incredible how normal these people look because they’re no longer in black and white. Like they’re someone you could pass by on the street and not someone unreachable or from another time. What I Read more…

Photoshop: How to Transform a Face into JOKER from the 2019 Movie!

This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to transform someone into Joker from the 2019 movie. Open a well-lit, high resolution photo of a face that you’d like to use for this project. I downloaded this one from Shutterstock. Make a copy of it by pressing Ctrl or Cmd Read more…

Photoshop: How to Create an Alien Planet with Rings from Scratch!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a hostile-looking, alien planet encircled with rings of blue cosmic dust all from scratch. First, we’ll create a new document to place our planet and stars onto. Press Ctrl + N on Windows or Cmd + N on a Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Transform a Photo into an Antique, Oil Painting

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to transform a photo into the look of a beautiful, antique oil painting. Open a photo you’d like to use. I downloaded this one from Shutterstock.com. I provide this texture known as “craquelure” or “crazing”. Its link is located in the Read more…

Photoshop: How to Transform a Face into a Flesh-eating, ZOMBIE!

This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to transform a face into a flesh-eating, zombie. I provided a Photoshop template that you can download, so you can follow along. Its link in my video’s description below or in my project files. It includes 3 layers: a face…a skull…and cracked Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Create a Terrifying, Flaming Skull!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. For fans of horror and the macabre, I’m going to show you how to create a flaming skull. For your convenience, I provided this skull PNG file for you download. It’s link is in my video’s description or project files. If you prefer to use your own Read more…

Photoshop: Warp Speed!!! Create the Look HYPER-DRIVE in Deep Space (CS6+)

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create the awesome look of hyper-drive in deep space. Before we begin, if you’re not already a subscriber to my channel, click that small “Subscribe” button at the lower, right corner to let you know as soon as I upload Read more…