Photoshop Tutorial: How to Replace a Burnt-out Sky in a Photo.

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you a quick and effective way to replace a burnt out sky in a photo. This is an update of a tutorial I did on an earlier version of Photoshop. Open a photo with a sky you’d like to replace. If you’d like 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 CC Tutorial: How to Use Perspective Warp!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. There’s a cool feature in Photoshop CC called, “Perspective Warp”. It allows you to change the perspective of an image in a photo. You won’t find this feature in versions before CC. If you’d like to use this photo to follow along, I included its link in Read more…

How obsessive artists colorize old photos

You might have seen some of these colorized photos on the internet. Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, a young Charlie Chaplin. It’s incredible how normal these people look because they’re no longer in black and white. Like they’re someone you could pass by on the street and not someone unreachable or from another time. What I Read more…

Pulitzer-winning photographer Marcus Yam on capturing tragedy and humanity

JUDY WOODRUFF: It is said that a picture can speak 1,000 words. Photojournalist Marcus Yam looks for images to tell the tale of heart-wrenching moments. Here is his Brief But Spectacular take on what we learn from what we see. MARCUS YAM, Photographer: I am a natural busybody. For my school projects, I would just Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Make a COMET from Scratch!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a comet! Create new document by pressing Ctrl + N on Windows or Cmd + N on a Mac. Make the Width: 1550 pixels and the Height: 870 pixels. Make the Resolution 150 pixels per inch. We’ll fill it Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Make a Bi-Directional, Optical Illusion, Photo Portrait

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a surreal, trippy, multi-directional portrait from a face photographed in profile and the same face photographed facing forward. For illustration purposes, I provided this face facing forward and in profile, so you can follow along. Because they’re not for Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Replace a Sky in a Photo

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. If you have a photo that has a burnt-out sky, I’m going to show you how to replace it with a beautiful, blue sky with white clouds. This is an update of a tutorial I did on an earlier version of Photoshop. Open a photo that has Read more…