Let’s Create an Isometric Pixel Art Helicopter

If you follow this series of pixel art tutorials, you may already have in your possession a very nice car for your pixel art character in its pixel art world. Let’s add another vehicle to your collection by making a helicopter or if you’re looking for a quicker way to add elements to your isometric city!

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Learn How to Make Your Photos Look Like Miniatures in Photoshop

We will use a Lens Blur filter in this Photoshop tutorial to create a tilt shift effect which in turn will make our photos look like miniatures. Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Estimated Completion Time: 40 minutes Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Resources Cars […]

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An Introduction to Painting Realistic Hair in Adobe Photoshop

Sometimes it’s good to have fun with Photoshop, but if you can master it you’ll bring your art to a whole new level. This tutorial will be showing you how to paint four different hairstyles varying in texture and curl patterns. Learn the step-by-step process to achieving realism by being strategic with Layer Blend Modes.

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Create Your Own Travel Brochure Using Only Photoshop

This tutorial demonstrates techniques to create Travel Flyer Template Design in Photoshop. This is a fairly straightforward tutorial using Photoshop’s drawing tools and composition techniques. The techniques shown here could be applied to create any other flyer template design as well, like holiday trip, local attraction, etc.

What you’ll be creating

Hereby we are going to create Travel flayer template design in Photoshop. We will start off by preparing the main image, create the multi-layered curvy shape using the shape tools, warp command and add a couple of layer styles to give it a sleek and shiny looks. I have used Photoshop version CS6 to create this work, but any version from CS3 onwards will be fine as well.

Travel Flayer design template – Front side view:


Travel Flayer design template – Back side view:


Tutorial Resources

Step 1

Within Photoshop, press Ctrl+N to create a new document. Set the width: 2480 pixels and height: 600 pixels, while the resolution is set to 300 pixels/Inch respectively.


Step 2

Go to File > Place menu. Locate and select sun island image, then click the Place button to insert it as a smart object. Adjust the size and position of the sun island image. Hit Enter to apply the transformation.


Step 3

Repeat the previous step to insert water sport image as smart object. Place it on top of sun island layer.


Step 4

Add layer mask to water sport layer. Within water sport layer mask, draw a black to white linear Gradient diagonally using the Gradient tool.


Step 5

Draw a blue (RGB: #0099c5) rectangle shape using the Rectangle tool. Set the height around 860 pixels.


Step 6

Go to Edit > Transform Path > Warp menu to use the warp command. Drag the warp needles to bend the rectangle’s topside as shown in the image example below.



Step 7

Add layer style Gradient Overlay. Inside the gradient overlay dialog:

  • Choose Blend Mode: overlay
  • Gradient color is black to white
  • Select style: Linear
  • Set the Angle: 0

We use this method so if you change current shape’s color into anything else, the gradient effect should still there, regardless what color you choose.


Step 8

Draw another white rectangle shape on top the blue rectangle shape. Recall the transform warp command to bend the white rectangle’s left side.


Step 9

Add layer mask into current shape’s layer. Draw white to black linear gradient using gradient tool, drag diagonally from bottom left to the top right corner of the white rectangle. If done right, you should get some nice “glossy” effect as shown in image below.


Step 10

Draw a blue filled (#005c98) ellipse shape with the Ellipse tool. Use the transform command Ctrl+T to adjust the blue ellipse’s size and position as shown in the image below.


Step 11

With the blue ellipse selected, press Ctrl+C to copy it to clipboard. Press Ctrl+V to paste the blue ellipse we copied earlier. Duplicate blue ellipse shape, upscale until it gets a bit larger then the previous ellipse. Alter the path option to Subtract Front Shape. This way, the first ellipse shape will be cut by the second one, leaving a ‘curvy shape’ as a result.


Step 12

Still on the shape layers, go to the path option and then click the Merge Shape Components button. Those ‘curvy shape’ should be merged by now.


Step 13

Duplicate the ‘curvy shape’ layer, flip it vertically using the Edit > Transform path > Flip Vertical. Use the Move tool to drag it all-the-way to the left and then change the blend mode to multiply.


Step 14

Add layer mask to ‘curvy shape’ layer, use the linear Gradient tool to hide half-right side of the shape.


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Create a Fantasy Underwater Scene With Photoshop

Today’s tutorial will show you how to manipulate a fantasy woman floating in an underwater setting. There’s tons of great techniques here, including lighting, coloring, blending, detailing and much more. By the time you’ve completed this lesson you’ll be able to create a realistic underwater effect.

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How to Create a Realistic Autumn Leaves Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Autumn is such a beautiful season with its crisp weather and bright colors. So it is fantastic to create a bright autumn leaves text effect. This tutorial aims to show you how to use a couple of leaf images, textures, adjustment layers, and a lighting effect to make a bright autumn leaves text effect!

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Make an Aquatic Photo Manipulation of a Giant Tortoise

This tutorial will show you how to combine different stock images to create this cohesive and unified scene of an aquatic Giant tortoise. You’ll learn how to manipulate trees, stones, waterfalls and textures to create an island on the tortoise. Finally, we’ll add lighting effects and adjust the color of our entire scene.

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Members Area Tutorial: Create a Haunted House Scene with Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a haunted house scene with Photoshop. You’ll learn how to combine different images together, add moonlight and create a dark and haunting atmosphere. Photoshop Star Premium Members can login now for full access to this tutorial. Premium Members get access to exclusive tutorials for Photoshop and […]

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Easy to Create a Wireframe Text Effect

It’s quite easy to make a wireframe text effect with Photoshop. In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create this text effect in Photoshop. This tutorial is easy enough for beginners to follow. Let’s get started!

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