23 May 2011

Photoshop Tutorial: Cool earth effect

In this tutorial you will learn how to make an effect by using Filter Tools and Layer Style the only special Tool is Brush Tool which I used to inform in my previouse tutorials. In this tutorial as well some of the tchniques I used I took from other tutorial so I recaped it and make you easy to understand which I recommand you to read this tutorial one by one step.

Step 1: make a black background size 10cm x 10cm res: 72.

Step 2: make brush preset. Press short cut (M) to draw a a line and create a new layer fill in gray color. Go to Edit menu choose Define Brush Preset... do like this is to make a brush by your own style. Name your new brush and go for setting. See image below

Step 3: Brush setting. In Brush Preset choose your brush and go to Sharpe Dynamics adjust the size to 50%.  Ticket the Scattering choose scatter 365% and go to Color Dynamics set all in 50%

After that create a new layer and start brush it as seen.

Once you are ready then go to Filter menu => Blur => Motion Blur in the option box set as 90 for Angle and 155pixels for Distance.
here we have after motion blur.
Step 4: use this image to make the earth effect. you also can download it here (http://ieslaroda-bilingue.wikispaces.com/file/view/blue-planet-earth.jpg/98707105/blue-planet-earth.jpg). Then tag it to our work and rotate as seen.
use Elliptical Marquee Tool draw a rounded and move to buttom of our work document. Then inverse this selection and delete the rest of earth.
and now reload selection this earth layer by go to edit menu => load selection. Hide the earth layer and delate the brush layer in our selection area. Press Ctrl + D to unselect and use the Eraser Tool to erase part of prush layer.
Remember after select the Eraser Tool in the properties box above there choose a small blur one and reduce the opacity to 50% and start erase the brush.
Step 5: applying Gradient Overlay to this brush. Use normal Blend Mode but your Gradient must be in multi color. I choose Red, Yellow, Blue and Black.
Step 6: unhide your world layer and apply layer style. Now firstly apply Inner Glow in the Blend Mode go to Hard Mix and opacity 75% in red color then size is fully 250 px.
Agian in the same box apply Outer Glow. Blend mode Color Dodge. Opacity is 75% size only 87 px.
Here result.
Step 7: this should be last step to complete this tutorial. Create a new layer as seen below fill in black and go to Filter menu => Render => lens Flare. In this Lense option box adjust the brightness to 100 and choose the lens type 50-30mm Zoom. In the Layer Blend Mode make it as Screen. Finally go to Image menu => Adjustment => Lavel and adust as Channel => RGB Inputs Levels => 25 1.00 255.
Finall Result: there are lots of ways to create this effect, and lots of good tutorials showing how to create that type of brush tools, Filter or layer style. But this tutorial is another new way to make a new style and I hope you enjoy it.

18 May 2011

Photoshop Tutorial: How to create vector magic hat


I don't know much a bout it in Illustrator. Most of people who can design sure they will draw this in Illustrator. But I hope this tutorial could bring you new thing with Photoshop. No need to talk much about this. let start now.

Create a new document size: 1179 pixels x 1179 pixels and solution 300 pixels. As what I have told before I like to use big solution because it can help to make my image more clear.

After a new layer has created give a Gradient Style like below.

use your pen tool to draw a hat or if you like your own hat please do it. It can save your time too. After you draw create new layer then fill color what ever you like and give some style like Bevel and Emboss 
* style: Inner Bevel
* Technique: smooth
* Dept: 71%
* Size: 6%
* Soften: 6%

And add Gradient like image. I hope you can read the image.

Then here it is 
Press U select Elepse Tool to draw a cycle and give some style like the old one just now I did. 

It should look like this after I had edit my style. I copied old layer style to this one. If you like you can do that by right click on that layer select copy layer style and past the layer you want. That's it.

Then copy that cycle layer by press Clt + J to make a new layer and transform it smaller put it on the top and edit the Gradient style. See image.
Now we got a black hat. Again use your pen tool to draw a small bat and copy your layer style.
And draw the 3 red cycle note. I think it won't hard to do that. I know you can because you know well about Photoshop.

Type text as vector magic and make it as a phrase then vertical . Go to filter choose distort and shear

hear the result after shear.

Duplicate this shear layer in to 2 and reflex it then give some outer glow.
* Blend mode: color dodge
* Opacity: 83%
* Technique: softer
* Size: 24
merge that together and duplicate again but this time give it a black color no outer glow and opacity only 30% make it small or bigger a bit to become a shadow.
new thing, draw some thing which is along the vector magic way and give some style.
Out glow
* Bleng mode: screen
* Opecity: 100%
* Color: white
* Technique: softer
* Size: 84

Color Overlay
* Blend mode: normal color is the same or similar to the vector magic phrass
* Opecity: 39

Then you will have you drawing like this image.
Move it into vector way. Then the color will appear. 
 Make some light by giving the same layer style at around that light as seen in image. 
Copy and pass it around inside the hat. then your shine light will give a cool effect. 
How do you feel now. It is almost finish. Add some brush light on it. Press B and go to brush setting. Set as the same or what you like. 
Start brush now and you will have.
 The final just make a black shadow on below all the layer. Here we got the result.

Abobe all I hope you will enjoy and share it. Enjoy more post here....