Photoshop Tutorial: Create “The Martian” movie poster using Your Own Face!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I thought it would be fun to show you how to recreate the movie poster of “The Martian” using your own face or anyone else’s. I provided a Photoshop template that includes the poster’s astronaut spacesuit and a channel that we’ll use to place a face inside 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: 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 Quickly Transform a Photo into a Woodcut!

This tutorial is sponsored by my friends at Storyblocks.com. Storyblocks has the largest library of high-resolution, royalty-free, graphics, photos, vectors and illustrations that you can download and use. They’re giving away a FREE 7-day subscription, so you can try it out and explore their massive library of over 400,000 high resolution images! Go to storyblocks.com/youtube Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Create GIF Animations from Video, Graphics & Photos!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create JIF animations, more commonly called GIFs. The guy who invented it, Steve Wilhite, said in 2013 that the correct pronunciation is “JIF”, like in “giraffe”, therefore, “JIF” it is! First, I’ll show you how to make a GIF from 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…