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 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 CC 2015 Tutorial: How to Transform Photos into Jig-Saw Puzzles! (CC and later)

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. For those of you who are using Photoshop version CC and later, I’m going to show you how to create this great jig-saw puzzle effect using a free plugin from Adobe, as well as how to create this retro, Formica pattern background. Please note that this particular Read more…

Photoshop: Create & Personalize Obama’s HOPE Poster Design

This tutorial is sponsored by Fotophire, the easiest and most user-friendly way to perfect your photos with just a few clicks. In just seconds, you can remove unwanted objects, clone, easily crop and blur, remove & replace backgrounds, color correct and so much more. Fotophire has a massive library of over 200 effects that you Read more…

Photoshop: WHOA! How to Animate a Still Photo!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to animate a still photo similar to a “Plotagraph”. Notice there are five separate elements of the photo that are moving: the top and main areas of the waterfall, the mist below and to the right of the waterfall and the Read more…

Resizing Multiple Images at Once | Photoshop Tutorial

First, make a copy of the images you want to resize to a folder… Here I choose 5 images that are sized 1280 x 800 Pixels… Create a New Folder and rename it as you like.. we’ll save the resized images here… Open Photoshop… Go to File → Scripts → Image Processor… Under (1), click Read more…

Photoshop: How to Create a Powerful Text Poster filled with Photos

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a simple, but powerful poster of text made with your favorite photos. This tutorial is for Photoshop versions CS6 and later. We’ll revisit a feature called “Contact Sheet II”, which I showed in tutorials for creating powerful walls of Read more…

Photoshop: Create a Photo Montage from a Single Image.

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a photo montage of multiple shots from a single image. This is an update of a tutorial I did quite a while ago on an earlier version of Photoshop. Before we begin, if you’re not already a subscriber to Read more…

Photoshop: The PATRONUS Effect from Harry Potter! “Expecto Patronum!”

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create your own corporeal Patronus as seen in the Harry Potter movies. I thought it would be a fun challenge to figure out the easiest, most effective way to recreate them and then show you how to do it. In Read more…