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!
Post Content In this video, we’ll rocket through the process of turning photos into comic-book-style illustrations in Adobe Photoshop. I though it would be fun to make a video you can finish before your burrito gets out of the microwave – to follow along, it might be easier to watch the video, then check out… Continue reading Comic Book Effects in Photoshop! (Speed Tutorial)
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!)
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)
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!
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!
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!
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
Post Content In this tutorial, we’ll check out a nice little timesaver for converting black and white to black and transparent, white and transparent, or a solid color and transparent. In just 4 steps, this approach will even preserve the parts of your image that might be off the edges of the canvas. Works great… Continue reading A quick technique I use almost every day 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!
Learn to create an ultra-realistic bleeding ink or watercolor effect in Adobe Photoshop. In this tutorial, we’ll harness the power of Photoshop Actions to build a one-button effect that can be applied to photos, text, artwork and more. Let me know what you think in the comments section! DOWNLOAD THE FREE ROLLED INK TEXTURE AND… Continue reading It took me 25 years to figure this out in Photoshop!
Create hyper-stylized 1980’s chrome text and logos with a few versatile techniques in Adobe Photoshop! In this tutorial, we’ll cover the basic process of how to set up a chrome reflection that can be customized for infinite different looks, plus a few extra details to give the image some hyper-realistic radness. Download the gradient presets,… Continue reading How to Create Super Rad 80’s Chrome in Photoshop!
Create advanced light beams or sun rays for text, artwork, and photography using a few simple steps in Adobe Photoshop. In this tutorial, we’ll use a free Photoshop action by Texturelabs.org, combined with a few techniques for a dramatic final look. Download the action, textures and more using the link below. Thanks for watching, let… Continue reading Create Cinematic Light Rays in Adobe Photoshop!