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…

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 Tutorial: FACE PAINT! How to Paint Graphics onto a Face.

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to paint images onto someone’s face! This effect works great for flags and sports team logos! Before we begin, I want to mention that this tutorial utilizes features from Adobe’s current version of Photoshop that’s included in the Adobe Creative Cloud Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Transform PHOTOS into Gorgeous, Pencil DRAWINGS

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to transform a photograph into the look of a beautiful, pencil drawing. This is an update of a tutorial I did on an earlier version of Photoshop. Open a photo you’d like to use. I downloaded this one from Shutterstock.com. The Read more…