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Title: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 13, 2009, 07:05:14 PM
Okay, as a request by a few i started this thread to teach some of the stuff I know about Photoshop.

The first tutorial I posted is here:

http://maireadforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=932.45

on page four.

The next one I could post is how to create custom brushes in photoshop if anyone doesn't know how to do that. Let me know if you want to learn something, if I know it I will post it.

Tamberia


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 13, 2009, 08:16:45 PM
Custom Brushes save a lot of work, you can make them from any photo. I going to use our favorite fiddler.

I open my image of Mairead and then Duplicate my original by going to Image>Duplicate. Then I close the Original.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Custom-Brush-1.jpg)

Next I resize the image by going to Edit>image size. I set my new image size to 1000 by 1500. The brush shape can be any size up to 2500 x 2500 and our image of Mariead was too big.

Next from the previous tutorial I posted about the Quick Mask isolate the area you wish to make into a brush.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Custom-Brush-2.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Custom-Brush-3.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Custom-Brush-4.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Custom-Brush-5.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Custom-Brush-6.jpg)

You can use this for rocks, trees, grass, houses, castles, etc. It helps if you make the brush rather large like 1000 - 1500 if you want details to stand out at a large size. If you make them too small and then adjust to a bigger size you get a lot of blurring.  I will be back later with a tip of how to save your new brushes in a set for those of you who don't all ready know this.

Tamberia


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 13, 2009, 08:48:21 PM
Now we are going to save these new brush to a set.

1. Open the Brush Prest Picker. 2. Open the brush dropdown list. 3. Click the Preset Manager.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Brush-Set-1.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Brush-set-2.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Brush-set-3.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Brush-Set-4.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Brush-set-5.jpg)

You now have a new brush set.


Tamberia



Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: celtic_fiddler on January 14, 2009, 11:14:40 AM
Cool!  Thanks for starting this thread Tamberia.   :)


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 14, 2009, 04:19:12 PM
Next we will work on a wallpaper I am doing on Lisa. I just have to get time to do it. My mom is having some medical problems and is scheduled for a procedure tomorrow. Now I wish I had my laptop.

Tamberia


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: celtic_fiddler on January 14, 2009, 04:53:56 PM
Hope everything turns out alright for your Mom.  :)


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 14, 2009, 06:37:58 PM
She will be fine Elaina but thank you for your concern. My mother has PVP and they need to unblock a vien in her leg. Its causing alot of pain for her.
She is more worried about the weather then her leg right now.


Tamberia


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Glenn A.K.A. The Rotten Rebel on January 14, 2009, 08:41:47 PM
Man! I still need a tutor! I tried this stuff on a junk photo, just to see if I could do it right. I MESSED it up! LOL! I mean BAD too!
                                      R.R.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 14, 2009, 09:15:22 PM
Just what do you mean messed up Glenn tell me what happened? You might find it easier if you use the lasso tool for selection Glenn if you are using a mouse instead of a wacom.

Tamberia


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: celtic_fiddler on January 14, 2009, 09:46:45 PM
Glenn, you might try the magic wand tool first and then the lasso for the nasty bits the magic wand leaves behind.  :)


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 14, 2009, 10:24:30 PM
If your interested in a wacom check out the products here. http://www.wacom.com/index2.php

Elaina and I personally would love to have this one: http://www.wacom.com/cintiq/cintiq-21ux.php But they are a bit pricey.

The little Bamboo's are not bad if you want something just to play with. I started out with a graphire (back when they were like the bamboos) and now have an intuos 9 x 12.

If you want one seriously I suggest to do a little shopping around, you can find some real bargains on these. 

Tamberia


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: celtic_fiddler on January 14, 2009, 10:49:52 PM

If you want one seriously I suggest to do a little shopping around, you can find some real bargains on these. 

Tamberia

Yuppers, I got mine at a store closing for half off!  ;D


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 15, 2009, 12:27:26 AM
Okay While I figure out just how I want my lisa Wallpaper to look I could show you how to make a background like the one I used for Chloe's. Any one want to learn that? Below is one I started but I didn't finish.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Moon-Background.jpg)


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: celtic_fiddler on January 15, 2009, 12:29:32 AM
Of course we want to learn!!  ;D =)


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 15, 2009, 09:07:35 AM
First you need to collect some brushes. I used these:

http://rogue-stock.deviantart.com/art/Sparkle-Brushes-no-1-58814322

http://ryoku15.deviantart.com/art/Brush-Set-Clouds-v1-24237782

http://jonaskr.deviantart.com/art/Star-Brushes-Volume-1-90618682

http://hawksmont.deviantart.com/art/Moon-Brushes-90027449


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 15, 2009, 10:41:02 AM
Now create a new image..Size about 2000 x 2000 and resolution at 300. (tip * if you want to use text on your image the resolution needs to be at least 200)

Background doesn't matter because we are going to use the paint bucket to fill the image with a blue color - 174eb2 is the color I used. Then in the layers palette make a new layer.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Moonbackground1.jpg)

Then we are going to use the cloud filter.  With blue color in the foreground make sure you are on the new layer go to Filter > Render> Clounds. Then set the layer Opacity to 25%.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Moon-bkgrd-2.jpg)

Right click on your first layer and dulicate the layer. Click Ctrl + T and go to Edit> Transform>Flip Vertical. Set layer opacity 40%.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Moon-bkgrd-3.jpg)

Make a new Layer. Now we are going to use the cloud brushes. Pick a nice purple color - I used e183fc and paint some purple clouds on the new layer. Set layer opacity to 36%.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Moon-bkgrd-4.jpg)

Now we are going to add a mask to the layer and paint on the mask. Pick the paint brush tool and pick a soft edge brush set the brush opacity to about 50%,  make sure you click on the mask on the purple cloud layer.  Also make sure black is the foreground color you will notice that as you paint on the mask some of the clouds fade. if you take too much off you can always change the foreground clolor to white and it will paint the clouds back on.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/moon-bkgrd-5.jpg)

Make a new layer and just like the purple layer paint some lighter blue clouds. I used 93b1e9. Leave the layer opacity at 100%. Add a mask and just like the purple layer paint on the mask to blend the clouds. Then Duplicate this layer by right clicking on the layer and selecting Duplicate layer.

Make a new Layer and now repeat the clould layers only this time use white. Leave the opacity at 100% and add the layer mask. Then make a new layer and this time with white as your foreground use your moon brush and paint in the moon.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Moon-bkgrd-6.jpg)

Duplicate the moon layer twice and them merge the three moon layers together. Then add a mask to the moon layer and fade out some of the moon.

Now create another layer and with white as your forground color and a soft edge brush paint a glow around the light area of the moon. Down this layer down below the moon layer so it is behind the moon. Go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Use a radius of 100. Add a mask to the layer and with a low opacity soft brush about 20% paint out some of the blur until you have a nice glow.

Then create three new layers above the moon layer. We are going to add the stars on these layers.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/moon-bkgrd-8.jpg)

On each new layer add the stars, sparkles and what ever you wish to finish your image. set the layer opacity to your desired opacity. You can add more color layers if you want. And that is bacially it.






Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 15, 2009, 11:54:45 AM
If you have any questions about this tutorial please post them. sorry it seems so rushed but I am in bit a hurry today I am on my way to take my mom to the hospital for her procedure. I will check back later this evening.


Tamberia


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Celtic Fiddle Chick on January 15, 2009, 04:31:59 PM
Elaina and I personally would love to have this one: http://www.wacom.com/cintiq/cintiq-21ux.php But they are a bit pricey.

Tamberia


 :o That is nice. I want one too.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Celtic Fiddle Chick on January 15, 2009, 04:37:14 PM
Thanks for the nice 'how to' for the beautiful moon background.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Celtic Fiddle Chick on January 16, 2009, 02:24:10 PM
I found a bamboo tablet on ebay for cheap and am bidding on it. It costs 89.00 on amazon.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 16, 2009, 03:03:16 PM
There are some good deals on ebay so long as you can trust the seller. I usually buy from the stores on ebay instead of the private auctions. I have bought some stuff from private sellers, depends on the reputation of the seller. Good luck with the bidding Destiny.

Tamberia


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 19, 2009, 04:33:20 PM
Destiny, how did you bid go? Did you get your bamboo?

Tamberia


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Celtic Fiddle Chick on January 19, 2009, 08:55:48 PM
Destiny, how did you bid go? Did you get your bamboo?

Tamberia

No, I was outbid. But I am looking at another one.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 19, 2009, 09:16:15 PM
I hope you get one. You will love it.

Tamberia


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 21, 2009, 04:33:44 PM
You ladies and gents want to learn how to make the image of Meav? I will post shortly the methods I used to create it.

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Meav-wp.jpg


Tamberia


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Celtic Fiddle Chick on January 21, 2009, 04:35:14 PM
You ladies and gents want to learn how to make the image of Meav? I will post shortly the methods I used to create it.

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Meav-wp.jpg


Tamberia


 ;D Yes, please. Can't wait.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 21, 2009, 04:57:08 PM
Okay first we need some images so got pick up these:

http://cw.bbkgrl.com/ANJ%20Shoot/68173.html

http://resurgere.deviantart.com/art/Package-Cosmos-5-86712119

http://mentalstock.deviantart.com/art/77-55957207

Tamberia


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Celtic Fiddle Chick on January 21, 2009, 05:33:12 PM
So far I am not having any luck getting a Bamboo. The last 3 I have bid on I have been out bid. They are very popular by the looks of it.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 21, 2009, 06:19:01 PM
Open up the Meav image and the window image. Using the Quick method in the tutorial posted earlier copy Meav from her image and paste her to the window image. 


(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Meav-tut-1.jpg)

Using crtl + T resize Meav to fit in the scene. (Hint* holding down the shift button while resize keeps the resize uniform)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Meav-tut-2.jpg)

Now turn off Meav's layer and click on the window layer, right click on it and click create layer from background. Hit okay on popup screen. With Meav's layer off and the window layer highlighted remove the white area from the windows. You can use the lasso tool, eraser tool, whatever you prefer.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Meav-tut-3.jpg)

Now open the cosmos image and copy the area you want in the background. Now paste it to our image and drag the layer behind the window layer.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Meav-tut-4.jpg)

Now go to Layer>New Layer adjustment>Hue/Sat.  Select "use previous layer to create chipping mask" Check colorize abd Use the settings I used and click okay.


(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Meav-tut-5.jpg)

Now turn Meav's Layer back on and go to layer>new layer adjustment> curves.  Make sure you select "use previous layer to create chipping mask." Use the settings as shown or close to it.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Meav-tut-6.jpg)

Now go back to Meav's layer and go to Layers>New layer adjustment>hue/sat. Click "use previous layer to create chipping mask." DO NOT COLORIZE this time. Just use the setttings I used as shown.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Meav-tut-7.jpg)

We need to make a shadow on the floor under Meav. So with the layer under Meav's highlighted make a new layer. Hold down the Ctrl button and move your cursor over the veiwing window on Meav's layer and click. You should see the marching ants around Meav. Make sure you are still on the new layer and fill the selected area with black with the bucket tool. With the shadow layer still selected hold down ctrl + T and rotate the shadow until it is lines up with the shadows on the floor. Hit enter. Go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and blur the shadow. You can play around with the blur setting to your own taste.

Now to add some light coming in from the windows. Click on the Cosmos layer and pick a color from the background. One a new layer Use the lasso tool to create a selection like mine in the image (Hint* Holding down the shfit key while using the lasso tool will add to the selection, holding down the alt key with subtract an area with a lasso tool) fill the selection with the first color. Add a layer mask and turn off the layer.

Repeat this steps again for another new layer but choose a different color from the background.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Meav-tut-8.jpg)

Now use the Gauassian Blur on both layers 50-55 % is what I used. Set both layers to Screen, opacity 40%. Make both layers have a layer mask.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Meav-tut-9.jpg)

Nwo we want to take some of the light off of Meav's dress. Click on the layer mask and with a soft edge brush, about 20%, black as yoour foreground color, paint on the mask the areas of her dress that the light shouldn't be hitting. Don't remove too much from the edges.

Make sure you do this on both of the light layers.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Meav-tut-10.jpg)

Now I added to new layer above Meav's Layer and I added more of a glow with colors selected from the background. use a softbrush, low opacity, and paint a line around Meav's head where the light should be hitting. Then take an eraser set to low opacity like 10-15% and erase out some of the glow leave just enough around the edges to leave a glow. Set the layers to screen and adjust the layer opacity to a desire look. I used 60-70%.


(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Meav-tut-11.jpg)

Now for the Dream effect. With the top layer in the layer Palette highlighted. Hold down Ctrl + A. Go to Edit>Copy Merged. Hold down Crtl + V and Paste the image into a new layer. Right click on the new layer and duplicate it. On the top layer go to Image>Adjustments>desaturate. Then go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and set the blur to a smaller setting. (Hint* on dark color images with shadows use a small setting, on brighter colors like Lisa Image you can use a bigger setting.) Click okay. Set the layer to Multiply with opacity at 58%. Create a layer mask and with a softbrush. paint onhte mask the area of Meav's face, neck and chest. I wan the dress to be more darker but not her face.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/MEav-tut-12.jpg)


I will be back with more in a few.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: celtic_fiddler on January 21, 2009, 06:24:54 PM
I'm still waiting on laptop repairs (and I've hardly sat still for about a week) so I haven't tried these tutorials yet, but keep them coming!  They're fantastic Tamberia and thank you so much for sharing this with us!


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 21, 2009, 07:18:40 PM
Okay now I will show how I got the rest of Meav's wallpaper image.

With our previous image still open, hold down Crtl + A and select the whole image. go to edit>copy merged. Open a new Image with black as the background. I used 1680 x 1050, make use to use 200 or more for resolution if you plan on using text in your image. Paste our image into the new image and resize. Do this twice until you get something like I have.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Meav-tut-14.jpg)

Select the back image and go to Select>modify>feather. Use 100 pixels and then go back to Select>Inverse. Then hit the delete button twice. Adjust the back image layer opacity down to 55-60%. Hold down the Crtl while clicking on the top layer and select it. Make a new layer above it and with it highlighted fill the selection with white. Go to Selection>modify>contact. Use 5 pixels radius. Then hit the delete button. You now have a border. Now just add text, layers styles to your liking, and that's it.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Meav-tut-16.jpg)

I will post the layer style I use in a few minutes.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Celtic Fiddle Chick on January 21, 2009, 07:45:58 PM
This is great Tamberia. Thanks for doing these they are a big help.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 21, 2009, 08:13:05 PM
layer style just follow the setting on these.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Layer-style-1.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Layer-style-2.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Layer-style-3.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Layer-Sytle-4.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Layer-style-5.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Layer-style-6.jpg)

That should do it.

Okay the colors and locations for the gradient overlay are 1. #d1c091, 100% 2. #ffffff, 23% 3. ffc544, 75% 4. #a37800, 100%

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Layer-style-7.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Layer-style-8.jpg)


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 21, 2009, 08:21:58 PM
So far I am not having any luck getting a Bamboo. The last 3 I have bid on I have been out bid. They are very popular by the looks of it.

Destiny, you may have to just buy one for 69.00 on ebay. At least the shippping is free and its still cheaper then full price. A lot of people want those, especially students.

Tamberia


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Celtic Fiddle Chick on January 21, 2009, 08:44:20 PM
So far I am not having any luck getting a Bamboo. The last 3 I have bid on I have been out bid. They are very popular by the looks of it.

Destiny, you may have to just buy one for 69.00 on ebay. At least the shippping is free and its still cheaper then full price. A lot of people want those, especially students.

Tamberia

I think that is what I am going to have to do too. I think it would be a lot easier to do these photoshop things with it.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 23, 2009, 01:20:05 PM
Okay ladies and gents welcome to Photoshop and photoshop elements class 101. This assignment will be done one step at a time. When those of you that are doing this tutorial get step one and let me know we will go to step two, and so on. So with that said go here and get this image.

http://uttermost.deviantart.com/art/France-Cloitre-de-Cadouin-II-40022363

Now open that image in photoshop or photoshop elements. Duplicate the image and close the original.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-1.jpg)

Then remove the outside of the building that you see in the windows. you should have something similar to what I have in this image.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-2.jpg)


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Celtic Fiddle Chick on January 23, 2009, 04:11:58 PM
I'm ready for the next step.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 23, 2009, 05:13:12 PM
We have to wait to hear from a few more Destiny and I will post the next step. I have been banned from mentioning this thread at CW forum so I am waiting for people to e-mail me.


Tamberia


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Glenn A.K.A. The Rotten Rebel on January 23, 2009, 05:43:14 PM
LOL!!! ;D Gee! I can't understand that!  ::) LOL!!!

                                            R.R.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 23, 2009, 06:17:55 PM
Well let it be said that what I am doing is to benefit everyone who wishes to learn. I refuse to get into personal matters between members of forums. I did not start this thread to brag about my aristic talent if you choose those words to describe it. I was requested to do this and I am doing this for those who wish to show their artistic creations that involve some very talented women and their music. All of them. They share a beautiful thing with us with their voices and music and we as fans try to show them how much we appreciate that by creating something beautiful involving them. That should not be tarnished or disrespected by anyone holding personal feelings toward other people.

Tamberia


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Moscapoet on January 23, 2009, 08:12:22 PM
That's correct. Thank you, Tamberia for these great lessons and beautiful creations. All of these ladies are treasures and truly gifted artists. It seems we have some gifted artists here too.  ;)


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 23, 2009, 11:46:58 PM
Okay next step: open this cosmos image from Resurgere available here: http://resurgere.deviantart.com/art/Package-Cosmos-6-98670955. copy the section I have and paste it to our image on a new layer. Now if you haven't done it already you need to right click on the hallway layer and create a layer from the background. Then remove the black areas from the windows with the magic wand tool. Make sure you only click on the black areas. After you have your Layer move the blue star background below the hallway layer. This will be our sky.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-3.jpg)

Then go to layer>new adjustment layer>hue/sat. Make sure colorize is checked. And use the settings I have used. Hue: 203, Sat: 20, and Light: +3. Click okay. Hold down Crtl + G so it will use the previous layer for effect. Set the layer opacity to about 95%. (Some of you are having a problem with this step, some are having the background change along with the hallway. Here's a different way to get the same effect. Open the hallway image and go to Image>Adjustments>Hue Sat and use the same settings I used, then hold down Crtl + A and go to Edit>copy Merged. Then paste the hallway into a new layer over the blue star background. You should get the same effect.)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-4.jpg)


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Glenn A.K.A. The Rotten Rebel on January 24, 2009, 08:38:06 AM
Agreed. Thank you so much for doing this. I have copied the above info. down, and have began to study it in detail. I have learned a great deal from this so far. Again, thank you so muchTamberia for going to such great effort. Now it's back to more reading up for me.
                                             R.R.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 24, 2009, 12:30:38 PM
If anyone would like a word doc. of the tutorials I have one ready. Just e-mail me or PM me and I will send it along. I even corrected the mispelled words...lol. I may be an artist and a psychologist but I am also the poster child for dyslexia. I will warn you that the word doc. is 43 pages long so far.

Tamberia


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Moscapoet on January 24, 2009, 04:21:52 PM
Great stuff here! Wow, graphics artist, poet, psychologist, and whatever else is on your plate?  :o Whew! Once I'm better set up with a computer of my own I'll have to try my hand at all of this.  ::) For now, caveman go back in cave and chisel more poems on stone. Ugh.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 24, 2009, 06:45:22 PM
Okay some of you have this step already so bare with me while i go through it. I'm going to show you a different way to get the moon beams. If you did it the way I did in Meav's that fine too.

1. With eyedropper tool pick a color from the background. 2. The new color should be the foreground color and white should be the background color. 3. Make a new layer. 4. Make a selection with the lasso tool similar to mine, (the arrow should be pointing to filter not layer) go to Filter>Render>Clouds. 5. You should have this now.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-5.jpg)

Hold down Crtl + D and unselect the section. 1. Now go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and set it to 25 pixels. 2. You should have this. 3. Set the layer mode to screen. 4. Adjust the layer's opacity to about 63%.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-6.jpg)

Repeat these steps for the following sections but when you adjust the layer's opacity make them all different (ex. some 43%, some 60%, some 55%) this will give you more of a look of different beams of light coming in the window.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-7.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-8.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-9.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-10.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-11.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-12.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-13.jpg)

We don't need to do the windows that are down the hallway because that is overkill. You may have noticed I missed a screen shot. Just make sure you have beams on the two closest windows in all or most of the openings that you think light would come in.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: celtic_fiddler on January 24, 2009, 08:17:47 PM
Great stuff Tamberia!  Most of my graphic design experience comes from "functional" art such as web layouts, logos, letterhead, etc.  Those kinds of "business style" designs.  It's great to be learning some more fantasy, beautiful type of art!! 

Thanks a bunch!!

 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 24, 2009, 09:33:30 PM
Someone following the tutorial turned the word doc. into a pdf. file for anyone who wants it in that format.

Tamberia


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Moscapoet on January 24, 2009, 09:51:39 PM
This is like John Madden using his telestrator for football! See ya go through this gap and paint this and BAM there she is!!!!! Fun stuff!


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 24, 2009, 09:57:59 PM
 -) Scott. You know there are over 40 screen shots to this tut and I still didn't get all of them.


Tamberia


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Celtic Fiddle Chick on January 25, 2009, 05:11:40 PM
I GOT IT! I GOT IT! I won the Bamboo that I was bidding on. $71


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 25, 2009, 05:41:04 PM
OH YEAH, PARTY!!!!!  -) you will love it Destiny. You will wonder how you got along without it.


Tamberia


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 25, 2009, 10:52:56 PM
Okay open hayley or anyone you want to place in this scene. Now Photoshop has Quick mask but Elements has a brush selection tool. You can use it to select Hayley and then do a very neat trick With the move tool selected Click on the the selection of Hayley hold down the left mouse button and drag hayley from her image into our image. You can do this in Photoshop as well.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-14-1.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-15.jpg)

Hold Down Crtl + T and we will resize Hayley. To resize just click on one of the corner squares surrounding Hayley and adjust.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-16.jpg)

Now I want to change the color of Hayley's dress to blue 1. Make sure Hayley's layer is highlighted 2. Go to Layer>new layer adjustments>Hue/Sat. 3. In the pop-up window make sure "group with previous layer" is checked. Click okay.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-17.jpg)

Use the settings I have used. Make sure Colorize is checked click okay. Make sure the layer is grouped. Don't worry that Hayley's skin is blue we are going to fix that next.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-18.jpg)

Now make sure the Adjustment layer is highlighted and click on the layer mask. With the brush tool and black as your foreground paint out the blue on Hayley's face and skin be careful around the dress.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-19.jpg)

Now go back to Hayley's layer and highlight it. Then go to Layer>New Layer Adjustment>Hue/Sat. This time DO NOT Check Colorize and only adjust the Saturation and lightness to adjust Hayley's skin.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-20.jpg)

That's the end to this step, up next the sparkle and motion behind Hayley.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 26, 2009, 12:45:16 PM
I going to give a quick shadow tutorial here for some of you who don't know how to do it. I have taken Lisa from the stage and put her in this image.
She really doesn't look like she belongs there.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Shadow-tut-1.jpg)

Well before we add shadow we need to figure out which way the light is coming in. If you put her in a scene look for existing shadows to figure that out. Now hold down the crtl key and click the window on lisa's layer to select her. Then add a new layer and make sure it is highlighted.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Shadow-tut-2.jpg)

With black as the foreground color use the paint bucket tool to fill the selection with black. Looks like we lost Lisa! but we haven't she is still there.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Shadow-tut-3.jpg)

With the shadow layer still highlighted click on it and hold down the left mouse button and drag it down behind Lisa's layer.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Shadow-tut-4.jpg)

Now we need to move the shadow. Hold down the Crtl key and press T.  If you move the cursor over the inside of the box you get a pointer, but outside the box near the corners you get a curved arrow that means rotate. Now rotate your shadow the way I have.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Shadow-tut-5.jpg)

Now depending on the light source is how our shadow would be. If it was hitting Lisa from a side angle it would be a long shadow, if it was hitting Lisa from above and slightly to the side it would be a short shadow. Like the image below.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Shadow-tut-6.jpg)

I going to use the longer shadow for this lesson because there is something I want to show you. Once you have your shadow positioned, hit enter and go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Adjust the size of the blur to want you feel is a good amount.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Shadow-tut-7.jpg)

It stll doesn't look right so I am going to flatten the shadow to make it look like its on the floor. Hold down the crtl key and press T. Now if you hold down the shift key and pull on one of the corner squares the shadow's scale changes, but if you hold down the Crtl key and pull on one of the squares it skews it. Do this until the shadow lies flat.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Shadow-tut-8.jpg)

Okay it pretty convincing but not enough. In some cases you need to fade the shadow. On the shadow layer create a layer mask. Click on the layer mask and add a gradient to the mask. Make sure you use a white to black gradient and start from the x on Lisa's dress to just beyond the shadow. It should give you a nice fade to the shadow.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/SHadow-tut-9.jpg)

When using scenes you have to decide if a fade is needed. It all depends on the light and the scene.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Celtic Fiddle Chick on January 26, 2009, 01:13:11 PM
Thanks for the shadow lesson. I have always had a hard time with creating this effect.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 27, 2009, 05:00:46 PM
Okay next step. With our Hayley image open create a new layer.  Using white as our foreground color go to the brush tool, click the arrow next to the current brush, in the sub menu click on the two arrows and you will want to load some brushes that I am going to have you download.

http://rubina119.deviantart.com/art/Reborn-Brushes-85215802

http://barbiedoll.deviantart.com/art/Stars-and-Sparkle-Brushes-12701368

I keep mine in a folder on my desktop named ps brushes. Makes them easy to find. Load up the Sparkle brushes.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-21.jpg)]

Now on the new layer pick a sparkle brush and paint some sparkles, adjust the brush size to make it appear to get smaller as it goes down the hallway. Set the layer mode to screen, and adjust the opacity to something you like.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-22.jpg)

Next go back to the brush sub menu and load the reborn brushes. Create a new layer and on this layer add the special effect like you see below. You have to use the tranform tool to get it to look like it is flowing up the hallway with Hayley. Remember if you hold down the crtl key while pulling on the squares of the transform tool it will skew the image on the layer.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-23.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-24.jpg)

Then create another and add another reborn effect and move it around into place with the tranform tool. Set both layers to screen and adjust the layer opacity to suit you.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-25.jpg)

Now for the dreamy effect. Hold down the Crtl key and press A. The go to edit>copy merged. Then hold down crtl key and press V twice. You should have to new layers at the top of the layer palette.

Click on the top layer to hightlight it. Go to Image>Adjustments>Desaturate. Then go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Pick an amount that gives you a little blur. Hit okay. Go to the layers palette and set the top layer mode to multiply. Lower the Layer opacity until you get something close to mine.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-26.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-28.jpg)

That is it for this step, next the finishing touches.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on January 30, 2009, 07:14:51 PM
Okay go to file and select new from the menu
 I used 1680 x 1050 if you are going to use fonts use a Resolution of at least 200 pixels.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-29.jpg)

Fill it with Black. Then open up the cosmos image again and copy and paste it into our image. Resize it to fit.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-30.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-31.jpg)

Then reopen the our image of Hayley, Hold down the Crtl key and press A. Go to edit>Copy Merged. Then paste Hayley into our new image and resize by holding down the Crtl key and pressing T.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-32-1.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-33.jpg)

The Cosmos layer is not leaving me enough border so i resize it again.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-34.jpg)

1. Now click on the little square in the layer palette 2. Create a new layer. 3. Hold down the Crtl key and move your cursor over the window on Hayley's layer and click. Selecting it.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-35.jpg)

With new layer highlighted fill the layer with white. Then go to Select>modify>contract set to 5 px. Click okay and then press delete.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-36.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-37.jpg)

Now go to the effects menu on the right and click on FX, photoshop users go to styles. look for the one named Star Glow.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-38.jpg)

Then select the text tool and Add text. I use Ruritania font. Make sure you have white as the font color.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-39.jpg)

Click the black and white circle in the layers palette and use the following settings to create a style. Lighting angle 120. Drop shadow checked, size 12 color black, distance 4, opacity 75%. Stoke checked, size 4 color white, opacity 100%. hit okay. Then on the same layer click the star glow fx style again and it will fill the font like mine.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-40.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/Elements-tut-41.jpg)

And you are done.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on February 20, 2009, 11:34:41 AM
Okay I have a few moments to get the Doorway tut up but first you need a few things:

Brushes from here: http://deviantnep.deviantart.com/art/Celtic-Frames-33397915

and a rock wall image, you can use this one http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/bigstockphoto_Concrete_Old___219005.jpg if you need to.

I will be back later with the first steps.

Tamberia



Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on February 20, 2009, 12:16:02 PM
open your wall image and right click on the layer. Duplicate the layer.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/PS%20Tutorials/Doorway-tut-1.jpg)

create a new layer, set foreground color to black, select the arch frame from celtic brushes and paint the frame on the layer. Then select the magic wand and click on the black in the frame to select it. Hold down the shift key to add selection as you click around the whole frame. Make sure you also click on the clear area to get the outline of the frame. When you get the selection looking like mine select the duplicated layer so the selection will be on the duplicated layer. Press the delete button and turn off the selection by hitting crtl + D. Also turn off the arch layer above the duplicated layer.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/PS%20Tutorials/Doorway-tut-1.jpg)
go to the bottom of the layer palette and click on fx to add a drop shadow use the settings I have to create the craved look.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/PS%20Tutorials/Doorway-tut-3.jpg)


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on February 20, 2009, 12:54:29 PM
create a new layer and go to the Marquee tool and make a rectangular selection on the new layer from the points I show on the image.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/PS%20Tutorials/Doorway-tut-4.jpg)

Use the bucket tool and use black and fill the selection with black. Stay on this layer.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/PS%20Tutorials/Doorway-tut-5.jpg)

Now change from rectangular Marquee tool to and oval. Hold down the shift button and create a round selection at the top ot the rectangular selection. Holding down the space bar and the left mouse button will let you move the selection around. Fill the selection with black. It looks okay but not big enough so we need to fix it.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/PS%20Tutorials/Doorway-tut-6.jpg)

use the tranform tool (crtl + T) to resize the doorway.


(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/PS%20Tutorials/doorway-tut-7.jpg)


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on February 20, 2009, 01:26:55 PM
Now we need it to look like its an entry, so with the rectangular marquee tool, highlight the duplicate layer and make a selcetion of the wall hold down Crtl and press C to copy a section of the wall. Paste to a new layer by holding down the crtl button and pressing V. Make sure to move the layer above the black doorway layer.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/PS%20Tutorials/Doorway-tut-8.jpg)

Move the selction in the doorway and use the transform tool to shape it to look like the inside wall.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/PS%20Tutorials/Doorway-tut-9.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/PS%20Tutorials/Doorway-tut-10.jpg)

Create a mask on the layer and use the gradiant tool to create a fade. Start from outside the doorway to inside from x to x on my image.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/PS%20Tutorials/Doorway-tut-11.jpg)

Last thing is to fix the the door step and we just repeat the steps we did for the inside wall.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/PS%20Tutorials/Doorway-tut-13.jpg)

And there you have it.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Tamberia/PS%20Tutorials/Doorway-final.jpg)


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Moscapoet on April 27, 2009, 07:54:08 PM
Wow! Great stuff! Once I get a decent computer I'll have to try that! But, we have so many great graphics artists here maybe I'll stick to words to go with them.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Tamberia on April 27, 2009, 08:09:31 PM
I have been reorganizing my photos so if this stuff comes up as new post I apologize. My photobucket album was getting so big and everything was all thrown in together so please bare with me while I sort things in there new home.

Tamberia


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Glenn A.K.A. The Rotten Rebel on April 27, 2009, 08:32:31 PM
Ooooh! I like that!!
                                      R.R.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Emi AKA Cheerleader110397 on April 27, 2009, 08:35:02 PM
i wish i could photoshop!!!


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: rick on November 21, 2009, 03:58:58 PM
Are there other programs like Photobucket. I get so irritated when I am trying to do things and those stupid boxes keep popping up. Though others probably have those ads too.


Title: Re: Photoshop tutorials
Post by: Celtic Fiddle Chick on November 21, 2009, 04:26:07 PM
There is http://fotoflexer.com it is the same setup as the editor on photobucket but it might be easier to use as far as ads and stuff.