Photoshop: How to Make Text Look Like Green SLIME.

This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create text made of green slime. I created this green slime background many years ago in After Effects and thought it would be a fun image to use for a background someday. For your convenience, I also provided a link to Read more…

Photoshop: Create a Surrealistic, Glass Ball Landscape

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a surrealistic landscape of a gigantic glass ball hovering many feet over the landscape’s ground. For your convenience, I provided this image, so you can follow along. Its link is in my video’s description or project files. If you’d Read more…

Photoshop: Create a Polished Marble, Ancient, Roman Bust of Your Face.

Hi.This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to transform a photo of a face into the look of a polished marble, ancient Roman bust including the name carved into it. This is an update of a tutorial I did many years ago on a much earlier version of Photoshop. Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Transform a Photo into a Life-Mask Sculpture Bust

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create your own life mask sculpture casting its shadow on a marble pedestal. I provided this PSD template for you you to download, so you can follow along. Its link is located in this video’s description or project files. It Read more…

Photoshop: How to Create Sizzling Hot Text & Graphics including Steam!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create hot, sizzling text and graphics complete with singed, fiery edges and smoky clouds of heat and steam. This is an update of a tutorial I did many years ago. For this image, I used a font called, “Grunge”, which Read more…

Photoshop: How to Create an Enigmatic, Double-Exposure Hands-over-Face Effect

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a powerful, enigmatic double-exposure of hands over a face. Before we begin, take two close-up photographs of someone – one with the hands over the face and the other with no hands. It’s best to use a tripod to 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 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: 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…