Photoshop Tutorial: How to Make a Beautiful, Watercolor Portrait from a Photo

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create beautiful, watercolor portraits from photos using your own brush strokes. Because they’re your own brush strokes, it allows you to create your own subtle nuances. Open a photo you’d like to use. Since every photo has its own unique Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Simulate Glitch Art from a Photo (Style #3)

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. “Glitch Art” is a relatively new art form whose foundation is based mainly on the unexpected results of digital errors known as “glitches”. Glitch Art is now considered to be a legitimate aesthetic of the Digital Age. I created this one using this photo as my source Read more…

Photoshop CS6 Tutorial: How to Make an Editable TEXT Portrait from a Photo.

Hi, this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Quite a while ago, I did a tutorial showing how to make a portrait out of text. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to do it quicker and better. Including how to make it in color. You can mix fonts and sizes and because they’re “live”, Read more…

[SUB] DIGITAL PAINTING TUTORIAL IN PHOTOSHOP | ep.4

[Please select the language of CC subtitles] Hello illustrator ETAMA. Today I will draw Ekko from League of Legends. The whole character of True Damage was cool I think Ekko’s style was the most impressive. First, simply specify the task area. Before completing this picture, I would like to proceed after expressing the impression of Read more…

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…

Nikon D850 Review: Best Camera Ever?

Nikon brought us and many other members of the photography press to an event in Oregon to review the 45 megapixel full-frame d850. It would be better a few horses would look over here! We’ve done a bunch of portrait shoots with the D850 both at Nikon press events and for our own business. It’s Read more…

How to avoid glare in eyeglasses. Photographing people with glasses and minimizing reflections

Photoshop QUICK Tip: Auto-Blend (CS6 and later)

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV with another Photoshop quick tip. If you’re using CS6 or later, I’m going to show you how to automatically stitch or combine images together that have very different brightness, contrast, color and tone. Auto-Blend doesn’t work with Smart Objects, video layers, 3D layers, or background layers. For 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 GHOST!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a ghostly apparition. This is an update of tutorials I’ve many years ago on earlier versions of Photoshop. This version is quicker and more streamlined. Before we begin, if you’re not already a subscriber to Blue Lightning TV. Click Read more…