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 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 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…

How to Avoid the Misuse of the Lab Color Space in Photoshop

In many situations, “Lab” color mode should be the first choice for advanced digital image editing. The use of the “Lab” color mode makes many difficult tasks extremely simple and efficient, giving amazing results. It’s a reliable way to get much quality, spending less time. That’s why lately more and more Photoshop users find it 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: How to Create Exquisite Text Portraits

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create exquisite portraits filled with text of the person’s name. Before we begin, if you’re not a subscriber to my channel, hit that small “Subscribe” button at the lower, right corner. If my tutorials have helped you learn or improve Read more…

Photoshop CC 2015 Tutorial: How to Make a 3D, Pop-Out Photo Effect!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how make any object, person or thing pop out of its photo giving it a kind of 3-dimensional effect. This is an update of a tutorial I did quite awhile ago on an earlier version of Photoshop. Before we begin, for a 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: 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…