The Secret to Eye-Popping Color Overlays in Photoshop!

Harness the power of simple color theory to create insanely vibrant color overlays, tints, and colorize effects. In this quick Photoshop tutorial, we’ll check out a method for creating gradient maps that pop off the screen and give your work just that little extra “something you can’t put your finger on”. Then we’ll take a… Continue reading The Secret to Eye-Popping Color Overlays in Photoshop!

Create a Hypnotic Spiral and Animate It in Photoshop!

In this tutorial, we’ll check out a clever technique for creating a perfect spiral in Photoshop. Then we’ll apply it as a retro-style optical illusion and create a looping animated graphic! This project makes a nice introduction animation – in fact, the “Video Timeline” in Photoshop uses many of the same principles as Adobe After… Continue reading Create a Hypnotic Spiral and Animate It in Photoshop!

Plastic Lens Distortion, Color Light Leaks, Dust, Grunge, and Good Times in Photoshop!

In this tutorial, we’ll check out a few techniques for creating the artistic look of a simple plastic analogue camera. Vignetting, light leaks, distortion and chromatic abberation – all the things which modern high end cameras have tried to minimize – will become our tools for creating unexpected, playful images. There’s nothing more fun than… Continue reading Plastic Lens Distortion, Color Light Leaks, Dust, Grunge, and Good Times in Photoshop!

Create vector-style images in Photoshop… without the pen tool!

More adventures in creating art without drawing! In this tutorial, I’ll run through an approach to create a vector or vexel style treatment using a few key tools in Adobe Photoshop. This look will draw some inspiration from the portraits of Shepard Fairey, but this approach can be adapted to create all kind of other… Continue reading Create vector-style images in Photoshop… without the pen tool!

Anyone can create incredible paintings in Photoshop with a single tool!

In this photoshop tutorial, we’ll check out a fast, fun, and easy way to create digital oil paintings! We’ll focus on one specific tool – the art history brush. Once you’re up and running, this tool unlocks all kind of awesome possibilities…. but first, it does help to get a basic sense of how the… Continue reading Anyone can create incredible paintings in Photoshop with a single tool!

Authentic Stipple Shading Effect in Photoshop | Easy Technique Without Brushes!

A Photoshop tutorial for those of us who are not so handy with the brushes… We’ll check out a method for turning photos and artwork into authentic-looking ink stipple illustrations. Thanks for watching and be sure to subscribe for more original Texturelabs content! BONUS: to create the Sun Rays at 01:05: 1) Create a new… Continue reading Authentic Stipple Shading Effect in Photoshop | Easy Technique Without Brushes!

Pixelated 3d Blockhead Effect | Photoshop 2021 Tutorial

In this tutorial, we’ll check out a technique for creating this surreal pixelated blockhead portrait. This effect was inspired by a sequence in the film The Mandela effect, and by the incredible sculptures of Han Hsu-Tung. Hope you enjoy the tutorial – let me know what you think in the comments! If you create and… Continue reading Pixelated 3d Blockhead Effect | Photoshop 2021 Tutorial