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 STAINED GLASS Portrait!

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 stained glass portrait. This is an update of a tutorial I did many years ago. I provided this photo of a lake that you can use for your background. Read more…

Photoshop: How to Convert Faces into Super-Sharp, VECTOR Portraits.

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to convert a raster image into vector shapes, which will retain perfect sharpness no matter how small or large you make it. This technique works particularly well on portraits and can be applied to graphics and logos, as well. Open a Read more…

Photoshop: Create a Powerful, Dramatic, Deep, Overlapping Text Effect with Reflection

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a dramatic, deep overlapping text effect with a reflection. This is an update of a tutorial I did many years ago. This update is quicker and more efficient. Create a new document by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + N Read more…

Photoshop: How to Create a VAPORWAVE Graphic.

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. “Vaporwave” is a microgenre of electronic music and its visual counterpart that emerged in the early 2010s. The visual aesthetic often styled as, ” A E S T H E T I C S ” with full width, uppercase characters is a mashup of early internet imagery, 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: 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: How to Design and Create a Vintage1970s, NEW WAVE, PUNK-ROCK Poster

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to design and create a 1970’s, vintage, New Wave, Punk-Rock poster. I provided this aged, stained paper texture background for you to download. Its link is in my video’s description below the video or in my project files. I also included Read more…

Photoshop: Best Way to Make a 3-D Pop Out Photo Effect

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create an image that effectively pops out of a photo and casts a shadow. This is an update of tutorials I’ve done on earlier versions of Photoshop. This update is quicker, more efficient and has better results. I provided a Read more…

Photoshop: How to Create a 1980s, Retro, “OUTRUN” Graphic from Scratch!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a nostalgic, 1980s, retro, “Outrun” graphic image. “Outrun” is 1980s-themed, retro-futuristic visual art and music style associated with the electronic genres of electro, synthwave, futuresynth, new retrowave and vaporwave. Create a new document by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + Read more…