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 Tutorial: How to Make a Stunning, Glossy Black Text Effect

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create this powerful, glossy, black text effect and then, how to replace it quickly and painlessly. I provided this texture for you to download, so you can follow along. It’s located in the video description or project files. I downloaded 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 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…

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 Tutorial: How to Quickly Create a Cool-looking, Torn Paper Portrait.

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a cool-looking, torn paper portrait effect and how to quickly replace it with another photo without having to redo the effects. I provided this royalty-free, Creative Commons image of torn paper, so you can follow along. Its link is 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: How to Create a 3-D, Cubed Text Effect

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you an awesome faux, 3-D, cubed text effect. Before we begin, if you’re not already a subscriber to Blue Lightning TV, click that small “Subscribe” button at the lower, right corner. If my tutorials have you learn or improve in Photoshop or even Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Quickly Create Awesome, Photographic, Double-Exposure Portraits

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to quickly create a stunning, photographic, double-exposure portrait. Open a photo of someone that you’d like to use for this project. If you want to crop your photo, open your Rectangular Marquee Tool and drag it over your subject. Go to Read more…