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Interview with the Designer Behind the Photoshop CC 2015 Loading Screen

Today’s interview is about Alberto Seveso, a graphic designer from Milan, Italy and the designer behind the Photoshop CC 2015 loading screenn. Let us take a look on how he made this design and get to know him more in this interview. Enjoy!

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?

I’m an Illustrator, graphic designer and occasionally a photographer. I was born in Milan, Italy but i lived in Sardinia the most significative years of my life, now i live and work in Bristol as a Freelance. The passion for graphic arts started in the mid of ‘90 because I was really fascinated from the graphic of skate decks and the cover of music CD of metal bands. From this passion I started to think about how reproduce this kind of artwork. I ever had a computer in my house, my first home computer was a Commodore Vic 20, and I kept thinking that my computer could be useful in this way. I mean that I can use the computer to make art and not only to play! but the turning point was when a friend of mine showed me “Photoshop” i think it was the ’97 and it was love at first sight. I’ve never studied graphic design or art, i’m self-taught.

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Your ADOBE Inspire, Cover + PS015 Screen artwork is really fascinating. What is the meaning behind this work?

i’ve been approached by the Adobe Inspire team to create a cover to celebrate the 25° Anniversary of Adobe Photoshop, then it became the loading screen of the software…
Adobe team gave me the totally freedom in the creative process the only rule was “celebrate the software” so, my idea was just simple “make something cool” using the “basic filters and tools” because everyone at the first approach with Photoshop use the basic tools and filters, just to play and also because i started my career playing with Photoshop.

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What are the tools that you’ve used for your ADOBE Inspire, Cover + PS015 Screen?

The whole process is quite easy, i’ve used just few filters and tools, the main filter is stylize/wind in stagger mode, mixed with some of my ink photos in double exposure mode.

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What inspired you in creating the ADOBE Inspire, Cover + PS015 Screen?

Well, about the inspiration usually i reply that i don’t know, i think it comes from the experiences, from everyday life and maybe it is something innate because you can’t buy it or learn it, it’s just something that happen. The inspiration is something that surrounds you, you can’t see it, but she/he can see you, sometimes appears and you have to be quick to grab it. Anyway, in that case i was inspired by the simplicity of the software and particularly by the wind filter. :)

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In creating the ADOBE Inspire, Cover + PS015 Screen, where did you get the ideas from?

from the simplicity, and the desire to discover something I’m a self-taught and I started using photoshop for passion and curiosity, I’ve never read a manual or attended a courses, my idea of creativity born from passion and joy to discover.

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How many hours or days did it take for you to finish the ADOBE Inspire, Cover + PS015 Screen?

I worked on the illustration for about two weeks

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How many revisions did you have before having the final output of ADOBE Inspire, Cover + PS015 Screen?

Not many corrections, I had total freedom, but I made two different versions before the final one.

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Do you have any upcoming Adobe projects that we can look forward to?

Not now, but I hope to work again with Adobe.

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More about Alberto Seveso

You can find more of his artworks on his Behance profile or website.

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Create a Surreal Photo Manipulation with Photoshop

The aim of this tutorial is to create a manipulation photo, with a guy standing above the clouds in the sky watching and considering about an optical illusion. To realize this effect, you need to create a surreal sky scene, blend light effects and create realistic looking lens flare. Good luck and have a try!

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Create an Otherworldly Scene of a Climber in a Cave in Photoshop

Learn how to this surreal photo manipulation of a climber who enjoy the view of The Tower of Temple with Photoshop. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create your own cave landscape using several photos of stones, place a temple and climber in the landscape with realistic shadows and lighting, then complete it with a warm color tone effect. Throughout the tutorial, you’ll learn techniques that will help you create better photo manipulations.

This image was created to tell you about there is a climber in cave who enjoy the view of temple located on top of the mountain. To create this image, we’ll start by creating a cave frame. Next, we’ll add some mountain to create a landscape backgraound and add the climber, temples, hawk, and ivy to the image. Finally, we’ll finish it up with a warm color tone effect. You’ll need Photoshop CS5 or newer to follow this tutorial.

Tutorial Resources

Step 1

For the first step is skecth your ideas, in this step we will create a sketch of the idea that we have. the purpose of this sketch is to give us a reference for the next steps, so that we can know what kind of photos we will take photos or search.

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Now, we work with photoshop to combine the photos into a scene that we want. First step, Create a new document, Go to File > New or the short key Cmd /Ctrl+ N. A blank document with size of 3000 pixels wide and 2000 pixels high.

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Then, we add the photos. Go to File > Place and select the photos.

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Step 4

add the photos “sky” to document.

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Step 5

After add the photos, then stretch, like shown in the image below. When you put the picture it automatically in the transformation. But if not, transform the landscape, press the short key Cmd /Ctrl+ T or go to Edit > Transform > Scale. Pull the black cubes in the corners to formed frame.

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Step 6

Add adjustment layer with clipping mask to make sky look litle warm. Create a new adjustment layer: Color Balance (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Color Balance), set the parameters like as shown image below.

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Step 7

To make your work neatly, make a grup for each element. Select all the layers. Then, drag all of them to that little folder in the layers panel, which will create a new group with all of them. You could also select them and use the shortcut Ctrl/Cmd+G. Name this new group “Sky”.

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Step 8

Create new layer and give the layer with black color, you can use any way to create this. you can add adjustment or just press the short key Cmd /Ctrl + backspace (make sure your foreground color is black)

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Step 9

Pick soft round brush and mask it like as shown image below.

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Step 10

Add the photos “stone3″ to document. then Use Pen Tool (P) to make selections..

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After we selection the image, then right click choose make selection and click Ok. it will make only stone areas that selected part as like shown image below.step-012

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Then Add a layer mask to this image by clicking on the icon mask in the Layers panel.

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Step 13

Now, repeat the previous step. add the all stones stock and selections all of them. then use transform tool to transform and put like as image below

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Step 14

Now we’ll make a cave with combine of the stone stock. Use Move tool and Transform tool to put each of stone like as shown image below.

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Create a Retro Chalkboard Scene in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we will Create a Retro Chalkboard Scene in Photoshop 11 with a lovely teacher and some wacky fonts. Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Estimated Completion Time: 40 minutes Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Resources Woman Chalkboard American Captain Font Chalk […]

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This Underwater Green Monster PS Scene

A monster in the mysterious underwater atmosphere is a common useful scene. This tutorial is about the classic underwater-above water photoshop manipulation with a monster lurking in the mysterious depths while unaware characters swim above. The point is the scene’s deep green further increases the terrible-strange underwater monster looks.

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The PS-ed Sci-Fi Scene with 3D elements

Photoshop is a practical tool to edit photos and 3D effects is marvelous. Together, they can make anything. In this tutorial Mark Mayers will show you how to seamlessly blend 3D models into your 2D composites using Photoshop. You’ll discover how easy it is to roll, rotate and slide complex models within 3D space.

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How to Create a Wallpaper with Technology Text Effect in Photoshop

Create a beautiful text effect and trendy wallpaper on your desktop in cyberpunk style. In this tutorial, we will mainly apply a lot visual effects, adjustment layers and will work with the text. I’ll tell you how to create hi-tech shapes, texture of pixellated camouflage, sound wave and much more. And all of effects you can create your own in Photoshop and Illustrator. Tools, blending modes, a little routine, creativity, adventures and an excellent result at the end waiting for you on the pages of of this tutorial. Read this tutorial and see how easy it is!

What you’ll be creating

In this tutorial, we will create different effects and working with text. First we create a background, abstract shapes in Adobe Illustrator, create texture of pixellated camouflage and a few more interesting effects. Then we write the text and work with layer masks to transform it. Next we add effects to text. In the final part I will show you how to create a sound wave, and we add a little detail and a little correction. This tutorial focuses more on work with effects and creative approach to ordinary things. And I hope it will be of interesting as for beginners and advanced users. You need to download my cherished created and collected a set of textures and all sorts of useful things, a little logic, good mood and be sure to have Photoshop beginning with CS version.

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Tutorial Resources

Step 1

Create a new document via Cmd/Ctrl + N or File > New at 1920 pixels wide and 1200 pixels height, resolution 200 Pixels/Inch. You can change the size of the document specifically for your monitor.

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Create gradient fill layer (Layer > New Fill Layer > Gradient… or use “Create new fill or adjustment layer” icon at the bottom of Layer panel). Set default Black & White gradient and change color of left slider to #182b46 and for right set color #000000, Style: Radial, Scale: 120%. It will be the main light spot and focus point.

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Place cardboard texture into working document via File > Place…/Place Embedded. In Free Transform mode (Cmd/Ctrl +T or Edit > Free Transform) increase the size quite a bit. Hit Enter/Return to apply changes. Change layer Blending Mode to “Multiply” and reduce Opacity to 70%, Fill to 75%.

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To vary the texture and create volume I use cloud layer. Set Foreground/Background colors to default (D), create a new layer (Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + N or use ‘Create a new layer” icon at the bottom of layer panel). Go to Filter > Render > Clouds… Change layer Blending Mode to “Color Dodge” and reduce Opacity to 25%.

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Now add some text to the background. We are creating a hacker wallpaper. So take a Vertical Type Tool (T) set font to “Arial Regular” with Font size: 9pt and color #00ffd8 and use “Center text” alignment. Create a text field for a little less than the size of the working field and then the fun starts to enter any text. Suffice it to type letters, symbols and capital letter. Just type something strange with a bunch of different characters, as shown in the image below.

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Make a two copies of this layer (Cmd/Ctrl + J or Layer > Duplicate layer…). Change some of the text in the copies of the text to be varied. Try to have each letter has been under letter from the previous layers. Change layer Blending Mode of this layers to “Overlay” and group them (Cmd/Ctrl + G). Set for group Opacity: 40%, Fill: 50%.

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Now create texture of pixellated camouflage. I thought it would look interesting and stylish. For create this I used Adobe Illustrator CC. If you can not have Illustrator or do not want to waste time, just use your favorite shape from pack and go to Step 12. In this few steps I told you how to create interesting abstract shapes in Illustrator. Open Adobe Illustrator and create a new document with Width: 1920, Height: 1200, Raster Effects: 300ppi.

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Take a Rectangle Tool (M). Set for Fill and Stroke the same color (in my case is black but you can use any color). Draw rectangles an abstract shape like in image bellow. There are no rules, or exact match. You can create your own version of which will be better than mine. The main thing is the principle.

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Select all rectangles with Selection Tool (V) make a right click > Group or go to Object > Group. Create a brush from this figure. Go to Brush panel (Window > Brushes) and click on list icon at the bottom of Brush panel. In widow that appear set “Art Brush” and hit OK. Now you need set up you’re brush.

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In the settings window, set the following new brush settings – Brush Scale Options: “Stretch to Fit Stroke Length”, Direction: “Stroke From Left to Right”, Colorization: Tints, Overlap: “Adjust corners and folds to prevent overlaps” and click OK to apply settings.

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Delete abstract shape and draw rectangle (Rectangle Tool (M)) 514.378 pt Width and 315.584 pt Height. Select rectangle and apply art brush (just click on on the desired brush). Experiment with the size of the rectangle and brush. In exactly this way are created with abstract circles in Hi-Tech form (as you probably guessed the basis is Ellipse Tool (L)). You can also create more brushes and each new brush will give a completely different form.

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Step 11

When you’re happy with the result and decide to continue photo manipulation with the desired figure copy this shape (Cmd/Ctrl + C or go to Edit > Copy), open Photoshop and paste it (Edit > Paste or Cmd/Ctrl + V) in working document.

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To adjust the color and size of the figure, I advise you to paste this shape as “Shape Layer”. With Free Transform Tool (Cmd/Ctrl +T or Edit > Free Transform) play around with the size and position of the figure to find interesting piece (I personally only slightly increased the size). Be sure to set Fill and Stroke color to black (you can adjust shape with Rectangle Tool (U)). If you use a shape from my set do not forget to add “Stroke”, otherwise you will get a slightly different shape.

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Convert shape to Smart Object (right – click on layer > Convert to Smart Object or go to Layer > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Object) and Set Blending Mode “Soft Light”, Opacity: 50%, Fill: 50%.

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Now play around with filters. First, transform abstract shapes into pixellated camouflage. A little experimenting I chose this option because it supports the atmosphere of the picture. So, go to Filter > Stylize > Tiles. Set Number Of Tiles to 10 and Maximum Offset to 10%, Fill Empty Area With: “Inverse Image”. You can also continue playing with filters to find interesting look.

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