Sampling real paint with ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR (Photoshop can’t do this!)

Post Content When you think of photographic paint brush effects, you don’t usually think of Adobe Illustrator… but in this video, we’ll take a look at how Illustrator can harness both vector and raster imagery to create full-color, detailed paint brush strokes. It’s an awesome for generating typography, but that’s just the start. With this… Continue reading Sampling real paint with ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR (Photoshop can’t do this!)

Photoshop Game-Changer! GRAIN SHADED GRADIENT MAPS

Post Content Getting back into Photoshop with the results of the latest experiments in the lab! The question: How can we create noisy, grain-shaded Gradient Map Adjustments in Photoshop? The answer: A little bit of Adjustment Layer alchemy… Download the 5-Color Gradient Presets here: https://texturelabs.org/tutorials/grain-shaded-gradient-maps-in-photoshop (plus a ton of other free stuff on the new-and-improved… Continue reading Photoshop Game-Changer! GRAIN SHADED GRADIENT MAPS

You’ve Never Seen Displacement in After Effects Like THIS!

Post Content Let the psychedelic effects begin… In this tutorial, we’re taking the Displacement Map effect into strange new territory – displacing things outward, rather than any one direction. Need the project file created in this tutorial? Help support the Texturelabs project on Patreon and get access to project files and much more… everybody wins!… Continue reading You’ve Never Seen Displacement in After Effects Like THIS!

Unlock Your Hidden Illustration Powers with Just ONE Photoshop Tool!

Post Content It’s one of the ultimate Photoshop challenges – creating detailed, convincing illustrations… with no tablet and only basic drawing skills! In this video, we’ll check out a powerful tool for doing just that. Download the free smudge brush preset here: https://texturelabs.org/tutorials/illustration-superpowers-with-one-tool/ Check out the Texturelabs Channel for more! https://www.youtube.com/c/texturelabs Connect: Insta, Facebook, Twitter… Continue reading Unlock Your Hidden Illustration Powers with Just ONE Photoshop Tool!

Unlock the Secret to Ultra-Realistic Bleeding Ink! || Advanced After Effects

Post Content Generating hyper-realistic animated ink bleed and watercolor effects in Adobe After Effects. We’ll be reopening the books on the “Secret Effect of After Effects”, CC Time Blend FX. Preset linked below! Download the CC Time Blend FX preset from Cycore FX here: http://cycorefx.com/dloads_ccfxhd.php (It’s the second-to-last download on the page) Skip the build… Continue reading Unlock the Secret to Ultra-Realistic Bleeding Ink! || Advanced After Effects

Creating Illustrated 1980s Vintage Tees in Photoshop

Post Content In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll create a t-shirt for one of metal’s greatest guitar heroes as a vintage Simulated Process Color Screen Print. Download the T-SHIRT BLANK and any TEXTURES below… Free downloads of the TEXTURES and T-SHIRT BLANK used in this tutorial: https://texturelabs.org/tutorials/vintage-screenprint-t-shirts-in-photoshop/ Fonts used in this tutorial: https://www.dafont.com/dk-blackminster.font https://www.dafont.com/classic-2.font Enjoying the… Continue reading Creating Illustrated 1980s Vintage Tees in Photoshop

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Advanced After Effects // Analogue Retro-Futuristic Monitor

Post Content Bringing the analog, pixelated, CRT monitor effect from the most recent Texturelabs Photoshop tutorial into MOTION! Hope you brought your pickwhips. Download the tiny pattern tile used in this video below – OR, skip the whole thing with and check out the nitro-boosted template version of this project. Download the pattern tile /… Continue reading Advanced After Effects // Analogue Retro-Futuristic Monitor

Texturelabs // Analog Retro-Futuristic Monitor in Photoshop!

Post Content In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll harness the power of patterns and blending modes to create a detailed glitchy digital monitor effect. Generate a variety of looks with this setup, using different patterns (links below), scales, and color palettes! Free pattern tiles used in this tutorial: https://texturelabs.org/tutorials/analog-retro-futuristic-monitor-in-photoshop/ Unlock all 16 Pixelated Monitor Patterns AND… Continue reading Texturelabs // Analog Retro-Futuristic Monitor in Photoshop!

Keeping it Simple (sorta) With Just Two Expert Photoshop Techniques!

Post Content In this video, we’ll check out two unexpected approaches in Photoshop. First, introducing all kinds of wild color into a black and white image. Then, giving the typography an organic grainy glowing effect with a hidden feature of Layer Style Effects. Thanks for watching! Free textures in this tutorial: https://texturelabs.org/tutorials/two-essential-photoshop-techniques/ Enjoying the Texturelabs… Continue reading Keeping it Simple (sorta) With Just Two Expert Photoshop Techniques!

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PURE TERROR in After Effects!! Realistic Dripping Blood Effect

Post Content In this Adobe After Effects tutorial, we’ll generate some hyper-realistic dripping blood. No keyframes… no expressions… the project relies entirely on the magic of effects and layer style effects. Need the After Effects file created in this tutorial? Help support the Texturelabs project on Patreon and get access to this project file with… Continue reading PURE TERROR in After Effects!! Realistic Dripping Blood Effect

TRAILER: Texturelabs 3D Machine Plugin – 3D in Photoshop is BACK!!

Post Content As Adobe moves all of the 3D capabilities toward a standalone 3D subscription, the Texturelabs 3D Machine is here to save the day! Created specifically with designers in mind, the plugin is an easy to use, powerful tool to generate extruded text, logos, and more, without leaving Photoshop (or learning a whole new… Continue reading TRAILER: Texturelabs 3D Machine Plugin – 3D in Photoshop is BACK!!

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FINALLY! A Better Way to Create This Classic Graphic Style in Photoshop

Post Content Ever get hit by a bolt of lightning and realize there’s a better way to do something you’ve done a million times!? Love it when that happens. In this video, we’ll check out a completely different way to create short and long cast shadows in Photoshop. With an approach that finally gives you… Continue reading FINALLY! A Better Way to Create This Classic Graphic Style in Photoshop

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Check Out This Unusual Blending Mode That Photoshop Pros Are Loving

Post Content This powerful blending mode rarely gets featured, but can be harnessed to quickly create a variety of fantastic effects! Grungy overlays, solarized vintage photos, colorful psychedelic design… It’s a blending mode found in Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator and more. In this video, we’ll take some cues from the pros on how to put… Continue reading Check Out This Unusual Blending Mode That Photoshop Pros Are Loving

THE MOVIE POSTER in Photoshop – 9 Steps to Glory!!

Post Content In this video, we’re going to run through a step by step formula for creating bold, dramatic movie poster-style images in Adobe Photoshop. While the format often feels formidable, we’ll break the process into 9 distinct steps, with lots of tips and tricks along the way. Useful sources linked below: Support Texturelabs on… Continue reading THE MOVIE POSTER in Photoshop – 9 Steps to Glory!!

Procedural Fire in After Effects – NO PLUGINS!

Post Content Detailed raging fire effects in After Effects! TRANSCRIBED PROJECT DETAILS BELOW. For the 4k project file, check out the Texturelabs Patreon page. Thanks for watching! Help support the Texturelabs project on Patreon and get access to the 4k project file and much more… everybody wins! https://www.patreon.com/texturelabs Patreon Supporters can find the project file… Continue reading Procedural Fire in After Effects – NO PLUGINS!

Mask Like a Pro in Photoshop… with KNOCKOUT LAYERS!

Post Content In this video, we’ll check out a layer setting in Photoshop that just might disrupt your whole layer mask approach! Using knockout layers, we can bring the full power of regular layers (Smart Objects, Text Layers, Layer Effects) into the world of masks. Free textures used in this tutorial: https://texturelabs.org/tutorials/advanced-masking-with-knockout-layers/ Enjoying the Texturelabs… Continue reading Mask Like a Pro in Photoshop… with KNOCKOUT LAYERS!

Movie Trailer Graphics in After Effects (from a guy who makes movie trailer graphics!)

Post Content In this tutorial, we’ll check out a surprisingly simple setup in After Effects to create professional cinematic typography effects, complete with studio-style dramatic lighting! With the help of an effect that’s more versatile than it sounds – CC Plastic, we’ll create a highly customizable graphic in a single comp with just a few… Continue reading Movie Trailer Graphics in After Effects (from a guy who makes movie trailer graphics!)

Ultra-realistic sketches in SECONDS! (Photoshop Tutorial)

Post Content In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll check out a simple method for creating realistic pencil sketches in just seconds. Download the free “Pencil Sketch” Art History Brush used in this video below! Free pencil sketch brush preset, plus any textures seen in this tutorial: https://texturelabs.org/tutorials/ultra-realistic-sketches-in-seconds/ Access three extra brush sets by helping to support… Continue reading Ultra-realistic sketches in SECONDS! (Photoshop Tutorial)

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Create Mind-Bending Effects with this Hidden Effect in After Effects!

Post Content In this tutorial, we’ll unleash an effect so out-of-the-box, Adobe decided to leave it out of the effects menu – CC Time Blend FX. Using a very simple premise (the ability to loop other effects), we’ll quickly turn effects like Turbulent Displace and Offset into unpredictable swirling transitions and organic smoke effects. To… Continue reading Create Mind-Bending Effects with this Hidden Effect in After Effects!

A Clever Setup to Create this Collage Art Effect in Photoshop!

Post Content In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll check out a technique for replacing an entire image with a set of hand-built collage textures. Using blending modes to “green screen” textures into an image, this approach creates a totally adjustable live effect. Download the free collage textures and more below! Free textures used in this tutorial… Continue reading A Clever Setup to Create this Collage Art Effect in Photoshop!

Hand-Illustrated Effect in After Effects… Fully Procedural!

Post Content In this After Effects tutorial, we’ll check out a technique for giving typography, shapes, and artwork a unique hand-illustrated look. Using just two adjustment layers (settings listed below), this effect is highly customizable can be applied quickly to multiple elements. Download the texture and vector elements used in this video below! Free textures… Continue reading Hand-Illustrated Effect in After Effects… Fully Procedural!

Pattern Magic! Turn an image into stars in Photoshop

Post Content In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll harness the power of blending modes to convert a photo into a multicolor star halftone! With the same principles, you’ll be able to create your own halftone patterns – especially if you have a working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator. Thanks for watching! Free star patterns and textures used… Continue reading Pattern Magic! Turn an image into stars in Photoshop

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This Magic Texture Creates an Engraved Money Effect in Photoshop!

Create this strange and simple texture in Photoshop to apply an engraved Illustrated look to your photos and artwork. In this tutorial, we’ll run through the basics of getting it set up, then take a look at a few techniques to give your image a more authentic dollar-bill style treatment. BONUS: to create the Sun… Continue reading This Magic Texture Creates an Engraved Money Effect in Photoshop!