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…

How to Make a Professional Camera Slider (100% DIY!)

In this video we’re going to be making a super smooth camera slider, enabling you to get professional looking camera moves for just £30, which is about $45. Thanks to the roller system the slider remains locked to the rails at all angles – even using it upside down to get extremely low shots isn’t 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…

How to: Smoothen Edges in Photoshop

Hello and welcome to my tutorial. Today I’m going to be showing you how to smoothen edges in Photoshop. It’s a really quick and easy way. To get started, select your ‘magic wand tool’ and click your shape. Then, add a new layer mask to the layer. Head over to ‘Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur.’ Set it to Read more…

Amazing Frequency Separation without Photoshop!!!

Let’s take a look at portraits, or more specifically skin and the amazing things you can achieve with Picktorial. Picktorial’s Smooth tool is based on the sophisticated frequency separation technology and has all the other features we’ve seen for a local adjustment. Before we start I‘ll just bring up the exposure a bit – in Read more…

Photoshop: Convert Low-Resolution to High-Resolution! Up-Scaling & Up-Rezzing.

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to convert blurry, low-resolution graphics into sharp, high-resolution graphics and then later, I’ll show you how to convert photos from low-resolution into sharper, high-resolution in versions CC and later. Keep in mind, there are no techniques that will recover 100% of Read more…

Photoshop QUICK Tip: Selective Focus for Photos

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. This is a Photoshop quick tip for versions CS6 and later that shows you how to use selective focus using the Iris Blur filter to give your photos the effect of a shallow depth of field, which draws attention to your subject. Camera phones and point-and-shoot cameras Read more…

Photoshop: How to Create a Galaxy in Deep Space from Scratch

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a galaxy in deep space from scratch. Before we begin, if you’re not already a subscriber to Blue Lightning TV, click that small “Subscribe” button to let you know as soon as I upload new Photoshop tutorials. Create a Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Transform a Photo into a Vintage, 1950s, Pin-Up Illustration!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create the look of a vintage, 1950s, pin-up-style illustration from a photo. Open a photo you’d like to use for this project. I downloaded this one from Shutterstock. This effect looks the best when your subject is tightly cropped. To Read more…