Photoshop Tutorial: Create “The Martian” movie poster using Your Own Face!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I thought it would be fun to show you how to recreate the movie poster of “The Martian” using your own face or anyone else’s. I provided a Photoshop template that includes the poster’s astronaut spacesuit and a channel that we’ll use to place a face inside Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: Part 1 – How to Design and Create a VIntage Letterpress Poster

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to to show you how to create the look of a classic letterpress poster. Letterpress printing is known for its subtleties of texture and color. I created this one based on a poster produced by Hatch Show Print company. This tutorial is is two parts. Read more…

Photoshop: How to Quickly Transform a Photo into a Woodcut!

This tutorial is sponsored by my friends at Storyblocks.com. Storyblocks has the largest library of high-resolution, royalty-free, graphics, photos, vectors and illustrations that you can download and use. They’re giving away a FREE 7-day subscription, so you can try it out and explore their massive library of over 400,000 high resolution images! Go to storyblocks.com/youtube Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Design & Create Your Own Custom, Manhole Cover

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to design and create your own, custom manhole cover! I provided this PSD template for you to download, so you can follow along. Its link is located in this video’s description or project files. If you don’t see the guidelines that Read more…

Photoshop: How to Create Exquisite Text Portraits

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create exquisite portraits filled with text of the person’s name. Before we begin, if you’re not a subscriber to my channel, hit that small “Subscribe” button at the lower, right corner. If my tutorials have helped you learn or improve Read more…

Photoshop CC 2015 Tutorial: How to Make a 3D, Pop-Out Photo Effect!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how make any object, person or thing pop out of its photo giving it a kind of 3-dimensional effect. This is an update of a tutorial I did quite awhile ago on an earlier version of Photoshop. Before we begin, for a Read more…

Photoshop: Create a Powerful, Dramatic, Deep, Overlapping Text Effect with Reflection

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a dramatic, deep overlapping text effect with a reflection. This is an update of a tutorial I did many years ago. This update is quicker and more efficient. Create a new document by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + N 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: Psssssst!!! Create Spray Paint, Stencil Portraits from Photos

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create the look of spray paint, stencil portraits from photos. This is an update of a tutorial I did many years ago on an earlier version of Photoshop. This version is quicker and more streamlined. I provided this grungy, subway Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Create Water Reflections from Scratch

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create to look of realistic reflections in water. This method takes into account the way water looks from various distances. Open a photo that you’d like to reflect in water. I downloaded this one from Shutterstock. To ensure that your Read more…