3.5 Maintaining the Same Width to Height Ratio when Cropping: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Video

The steps in the following module will show users how to crop an image while maintaining the same aspect ratio as the original image no matter what the size Before we get started locate and open data file “aspect_ratio_cropping.psd” After you have done so click on the Select menu then select All Go back to Read more…

Photoshop CC: How to Create a CYBERPUNK Color Grading Photo Effect.

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create the look of the hyper-vibrant, Blade-Runner-style, Cyberpunk, Neo-Noir images. This tutorial is for Photoshop versions CC and later. Before we begin, if you’re not already a subscriber to Blue Lightning TV, hit that small “Subscribe” button at the lower Read more…

Photoshop: How to Create a Retro, 8-Bit Pixel Portrait from a Photo

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a fun, retro, 8-bit pixel art portrait from a photo. Open a photo of someone or something that you’d like to use for this project. I downloaded this one from Shutterstock. Before we begin, I want to mention that 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 Tutorial: How to Create Glossy, Molded Plastic Text with a Reflection.

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create colorful glossy, molded plastic text with a reflection and how to quickly replace the text without having to redo the effects. This is an update of a tutorial I did quite awhile on an earlier version of Photoshop. Create Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Create Stunning, Photo Mosaic Portraits

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how create stunning photo mosaic portraits. Open a sharp, well-lit photo of someone that you’d like to use for this project. I downloaded this one from Shutterstock. The first step is to organize all of your photos that you’ll use to create Read more…

Why is the Font so Big or Small in Photoshop

Have you ever wondered why the font size is always so inconsistent in Photoshop? Sometimes you type in some text and then you set the font size to 12 PT or points but it’s not even close to being 12 points. And the text is so tiny that you can barely read it. Either times, Read more…

Photoshop: How to Create a Galaxy in Deep Space from Scratch

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a galaxy in deep space from scratch. Before we begin, if you’re not already a subscriber to Blue Lightning TV, click that small “Subscribe” button to let you know as soon as I upload new Photoshop tutorials. Create a Read more…

Tripods-Choosing and buying camera support for video and photography

Hi, I’m Tony Northrup and I’m in the studio today for my book Stunning Digital Photography to talk about tripods. Now, I have every tripod in my collection here which I count to be 11 different tripods, plus quite a few accessories. So i’m going to go over them one by one starting with the Read more…

DIY Space Photography

COMM: Greek engineer Kostas Tamateas has captured spectacular images of Earth from the edge of space. The project used a homemade high-altitude helium balloon and a capsule containing tracking devices and cameras. COMM: Three years in the making, Kostas who works as a software engineer, managed to build it for just €2,500. Fittingly he named Read more…