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: 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…

Photoshop CS6 Tutorial: How to Make an Editable TEXT Portrait from a Photo.

Hi, this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Quite a while ago, I did a tutorial showing how to make a portrait out of text. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to do it quicker and better. Including how to make it in color. You can mix fonts and sizes and because they’re “live”, Read more…

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: How to Make a Woodcut from a Photo

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create the look of a wood cut from a photo. This is an update to a tutorial I did quite awhile ago on an earlier version of Photoshop. I provided this wood texture, so you can follow along. Its link Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Transform Yourself into a Marble, Sculpture Bust!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how create classical, marble busts from photos. The photos can be black and white, continuous tone or color. I provided these images for you to download, so you can follow along. Their links are located in the video description or project files. Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Create a Powerful Text Portrait from a Photo

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a powerful text portrait. This is an update of a tutorial I did quite awhile ago on an earlier version of Photoshop. This version is more streamlined and efficient. Open a photo you’d like to use for this project. Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to make a POP ART portrait from a Photo!

Hi, this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Over a year ago, I did a tutorial showing how to make this pop art portrait of Lady Gaga based on the iconic, silkscreens of celebrities and other famous people by Andy Warhol. Due to its popularity, I’ll show you how to make another one using techniques Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: Wrap Text & Graphics onto Complex Surfaces with Displacement Maps

Hi. This is Marty from Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to fuse text and graphics onto complex textures using displacement maps and blend modes. This is an update of tutorials I’ve done on earlier versions of Photoshop. I provided this terrycloth towel image that you can download. Its link Read more…