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Sci-Fi Landscape with Lighting Effects

This tutorial will show you how to create a sci-fi landscape scene with stars and planets in photoshop. You’ll learn how to blend different images together. The planet texture will form the foundation of the text, whereas the landscape, sky and nebula will be used to create the lighting effects around the text.

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How to Create Bread Typography in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to create bread typography in Photoshop. We will adjust and manipulate several bread stock images to make our typography. To create this fantastic picture, basic techniques of adjusting the bread, arranging the bread letters, adding color, and painting with cloud brushes are needed.

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Interview with Character Designer and Filmmaker Amr Elshamy

In this feature, we bring you a passionate filmmaker who turned into an enthusiastic character designer as he starts loving all kinds of art. He is Amr Elsham living from the “country of the pyramids”, Egypt. Let us read on and enjoy how arts change his view in life.

How did you get into cartooning? And is “cartooning” the right word for it?

I really don’t remember when I start, I always was doing this artworks when I was young before computer art enter my life, you can call it illustrations and yes it’s cartooning also!

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Many of your illustrations are ghost or monster related. Is this something that interests you the most? Why or why not?

Yes, the monsters are my friends, I always have dreams about them, they never talk to me but I know they will help me get pass the a bad dream.

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What’s your favorite subject? What’s the most difficult subject you’ve ever been commissioned to cartoon?

Fairy tales and Magic forests, the difficult was the City of Whales art work how can you add the whales into the city and make it look realistic.

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You said you are passionate about film making. Did you go to school to study it?

No. Actually my study in College was far away from the stuff I do today, I was planing to be a film making and I have take some good steps but I get distracted by Digital art, but I think I will get back to it soon, maybe you can see my monsters movie in the near future.

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How has the digital era and social media freed artists?

It’s really help a lot because the new tools and the software these days make you able to capture your idea as soon as pop in your head. social media help you share it and get feedback fast to help you develop more as artist.

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Could you talk about your process in coloring your art, as well as the types of tools or media that you use?

Make it blue! blue make every thing look good, so it’s my fav color to use when I working, about the tools I use Photoshop always and C4D for 3D stuff and illustrator. Water colors, my camera and some magic dust! I also do some crafts using color paper, clay and robe materials just for fun.

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What part of designing is most fun and easy, and what is most hard? How do you deal with each?

Finishing is the most fun easy part set the colors fixing problems that fun!! the being is the most hard because you turn your idea into something in real life and not always work in the first try, so you have to try and try then get it right at the end.

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What are some of the things that you do to keep yourself creative?

Animals and nature, take a long walk! There other like try new stuff, try new styles, colors and medias, taking photos.

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More about Amr Elshamy

Amr Elshamy likes to live in his own world away from the people. Sometimes, he flies and have friends from another world. You can find more of his works on his Behance profile or website.



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Create Realistic Clouds Text Effect in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to create realistic clouds text effect in Photoshop. We will use images for the Earth Day background, bold font, and textured clouds brushes to achieve this effect. The background will form the foundation of the text, whereas the clouds will be used to create the realistic clouds around the text.

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Employ Photomontage Techniques in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, Bram Vanhaeren will show how you can transform fashion photography into an edgy, enigmatic illustration with photomontage techniques, vectors and smudges in Adobe Photoshop within three hours. Simple steps such as creating layer textures, vector elements, little doodles, using warp tool and dynamic flashes will be employed.

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Create a Sci-Fi Landscape Scene with Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create a sci-fi landscape scene with stars and planets. You’ll learn how to blend different images together, make a planet and create lighting effects. Final Image Tutorial Details Program : Photoshop CS3 + Estimated Completion Time : 60 minutes Difficulty : Intermediate Resources Planet texture Landscape […]

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Manipulate a Photo into a Beautiful Fiery Sunset Landscape

In this tutorial I’ll show you how you can create a sunrise landscape in just simple 20 steps. You’ll learn how you can create your own landscape scenery by using less stock images. So, follow the tutorial find out how easy to make this manipulation when we break it down into steps.

What you’ll be creating

You’ll be creating a sunrise landscape. To follow this tutorial you’ll need Photoshop CS3 or higher.

final-results

Tutorial Resources

Step 1

Create a new document by selecting File > New then set the setting as shown in the image below.

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Step 2

Now, Place the sea image by selecting File > Place. Now, activate the transform tool by pressing Ctrl+T or (Edit > Transform) then transform the image as shown in the image below.

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Step 3

Now, activate the transform tool then right click on it and choose Flip Horizontal. Here are the results after flipping it.

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Step 4

Now, Place the sky image below the sea layer and transform it as shown in the image below.

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Step 5

Now, Add a layer mask to sea layer by clicking the layer mask icon on layer panel.Grab the brush tool by pressing (B) on keyboard then hide the selected the part of sea layer using soft round black brush.

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Here you can see the results on layer mask.

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Here are the results.

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Step 6

Now, place the Mountain 1 image below the sea layer as shown in the image below.

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Change the blend mode of Mountain 1 layer to Soft Light and here are the results.

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Step 7

Now, place the Mountain 2 image below the sea layer.

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Step 8

Now, Add layer mask to mountain 2 layer then hide the selected by using soft round black brush.

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You can see the results in layer mask.

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Here are the results after hiding the selected part.

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Step 9

I added a Selective Color Adjustment layer by pressing the New Adjustment Layer icon on layer panel. On the layer mask of this adjustment layer I painted with soft round black brush to hide the effect a bit not too much. See the image below for the values and layer mask result.

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Here are the results.

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Step 10

Now, Add a Curves Adjustment Layer then set the setting as shown in the image below.

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On the layer mask of curves adjustment layer I painted with soft round black brush to hide effect of curves.

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Here are the results.

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Step 11

To add warm tone to the scene I added a Photo Filter adjustment layer to the scene. Set the setting as shown in the below.

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Here are the results.

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Step 12

To light up the entire scene I added a Gradient Map adjustment layer then choose the color #030b13 for shadows and for highlight choose the color #56361e. As always you can see the setting as shown in the image below.

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Now, I changed the blend mode of Gradient Map adjustment layer to color dodge. Here are the results.

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Step 13

To create a sun I created a new layer by pressing Ctrl+Shift+N on keyboard. Pick the brush tool then change your foreground color to #612828 and paint a big dot as shown in the image below. Name this layer sun.

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Step 14

Change the blend mode of sun layer to Linear Dodge then reduce opacity to 55%. Here are the results.

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