Manip Academy 13: How to make glowing things Hello everybody!Manip Academy 13: How to make glowing things4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Today I'm going to show you how to make glowing things. Light is very important in making photomanipulations, so techniques you will know will be useful.
Make base for your glow
Start from making base at new layer, change blending mode to Color dodge. You can use shape brush (here, dragonflies or stars or anything), or normal soft round brush. Then, duplicate it and change blending mode to Linear dodge (Add). After, for better effect draw with big soft round brush dot over your thing and use Color dodge blending mode. You can duplicate layer with glow or layer with glow and base for better effect.
It's important to make good lightning with glowing things. Light isn't strong, but always light up space around.
Also, you can add some particles around glowing things. Just draw basic shape and change blending options, as is shown. Use the natural color spectrum. Base should be bri
Turning Day into NightHello everyone and welcome back to another Manip Academy tutorial!Turning Day into Night4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to take an image that was shot during the day, and make it look like it was shot at night. There are a couple ways of that you can achieve this look, but I will just be showing you one way that I most commonly use. We will be using various adjustment layers and blending techniques during this process. Now remind you, every piece will turn out differently, what I am showing you is just a starting point for your image. So keep playing around with the adjustment layers to achieve the effect that your looking for. Let's start out with the stock image:
My Barn Is My Kastl by Burtn
First thing you want to do is make sure to duplicate the layer. I always duplicate whatever images I work with and create a folder called "Original Stocks
Manip Academy 5: Blending Modes and ManipsNote: This Manip Academy tutorial is from LadyEvilArts. It is not my work. Please direct any questions, comments, love, or gratitude her way. Thank you!Manip Academy 5: Blending Modes and Manips5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Blending modes and photomanipulations
Few words about most used blending modes (bm), how they affect the image (positive and negative moments).
First of all I want to remind about the option of creating layer filled with neutral colour for chosen blending mode. Holding Alt press icon "create a new layer", Photoshop will show you window like this:
Just select desired bm and check "fill with ... neutral color". Sometimes it's very helpful.
Second, when you use blending modes for toning for example, use option "new adjustment layer - solid colour" instead of filling new layer with bucket. Solid color doesn't increase size of your psd file as much as pixel layer does.
And third - brush, clone stamp, history brush, bucket/gradient, all these tools have option to select bm i
Manip Academy 6 : How to adjust a fire's colorThis trick will help you blend a fire stock to fit the colors and the atmosphere of your photomanipulation.Manip Academy 6 : How to adjust a fire's color5 months ago in Personal More Like This
To do so, we are going to use Alpha Channels and Adjustment Layers.
To understand this tip you should already know how to create layers and how to use masks.
The first step will be to remove the black background that comes with most fire stocks you will find.
Some of you may already know you can apply blending modes to your layer to make that black background disappear.
It's the easiest and fastest way to blend a fire... but with this technique, you won't be able to modify your fire's aspect (or your background will re-appear) ! So your result won't always look very realistic.
That's why I'll tell you how to cut (softly) that black background, using the Alpha Channels :
First, display your fire stock layer only (so the rest of your image won't bother you) and search for your "Channels" window (in Photoshop CS6, there is a "Channel" tab right next to your "Layers" tab).
Manip Academy 11: Tips for HairWelcome to Manip Academy!Manip Academy 11: Tips for Hair5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cut Hair with Background Erase Tool
Select the Background Erase Tool
Select the options below, the tolerance depends on each photo.
this technique to cut hair, works only for clean backgrounds and with a single color.
see some examples below:
My Brush tips, are Brush present in Photoshop CC.
I usually use brush present in photoshop to do my hair, specifically these two:
Brush > Soft Round Pressure Size or Flat Angle Low Bristle Count.
and always before starting to paint hair, select Pen Pressure on the brush configurations.
Simple Tips - How to Paint the Hair
I use wacom to do my hair, so the tutorials below are made with wacom and done for people who use tablet if you use mouse to do y
Photography Lesson Number 1I responded to a cry for help by a group looking for contributors for articles on photography and shit but soon realised they bored the tits off me before I even started. SOOOO....I've decided to write my own photography lessons every now & then and post them in my journal. It is, of course, written in my very own inimitable style.....Photography Lesson Number 16 months ago in Personal More Like This
“Everyone has to start somewhere”.
“There’s always a beginning, middle and end”.
There are lots of clichés about starting something new but I think my favourite is this –
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few”.
I think it sums it up the best what it’s like when starting in digital photography. Believe me when I tell you that really…it is a piece of piss. Simples. Easy-peasy. Let me put your mind at ease and point out that thes
Manip Academy: Haunted EyesHaunted Eyes, from vacuumslayerManip Academy: Haunted Eyes5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hi folks! Just thought I'd share a few tips on how I create my "haunted eyes."
First I like to play with eye color.
* I tend to lighten irises because it gives them an eerie look. I do this by painting over the iris with a color that will work well with my overall design. Then I use the best Blend Mode to achieve the look I'm after. This is often Overlay or Color Dodge. I then lower the Opacity if the effect is too strong.
*I usually paint in some highlights. Using white, I use a very small brush to color over the iris (the color I just applied in the step above). I make these highlights in the form of little dashes and dots, then I Blur them (ever so slightly) and set the Blend Mode to Overlay. I lower the Opacity if necessary.
*I like to rim the irises in black. Using a very small brush, I draw a thin line around the edge of the irises. I sometimes Blur this ever so slightly and lower the Opacity a tad.
I like to jigger effects to ma
Photography Lesson Number 3LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHYPhotography Lesson Number 35 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ever been at one of those parties you didn’t want to go to because you knew it was going to be full of people who think they are (or in your case actually are) better than you? YES OF COURSE YOU HAVE. The sort of party where you’ll ask that person standing next to the hummus “what do you do for a living?” and they reply smugly “I’m a landscape photographer”. Well read this page and be a fucking landscape photographer too. It’s like landscape gardening for those with weak knees.
First things first. What is the most important thing about landscape photography? Have something fucking cool to look at of course. It is NOT landscape photography if you go and take a photo of your back yard. People want to see rivers, trees, mountains. They want to see rolling hills, reflective lakes and dramatic skies. SO GO SOMEWHERE THAT LOOKS NICE. It really is
Photography Lesson Number 2The general consensus from the first lesson was the following -Photography Lesson Number 25 months ago in Personal More Like This
a) my photography lessons are fucking awesome, and
b) the next one should be about star photography
So, here it is....
Star light, star bright,
The first star I……don’t see tonight because I left the fucking lens cap on.
People love those twinkly little dead planets in the sky, don’t they? You’re one of those people, aren’t you? You want to know how to take photos of them to show all your friends, don’t you? Except they don’t want to see your photos because they are shite. Let me tell you how to keep your friends…
First things first. Look up. Can you see stars? No? Then go someplace else.
People with normal IQ’s don’t need to hear this but….you have to be able to see them to photograph them so urban areas are balls because of the shitty orange glow light pollution from the street lamps. So go join up with the rednecks i
Photography Lesson Number 4Animal PhotographyPhotography Lesson Number 44 months ago in Personal More Like This
Well I did a little poll on what the next lesson should be and dum dum dummmmm…animal photography won the day…
Everybody likes animals. Even people who say they don’t like them to look at usually like to eat them. So yeah, everybody likes animals. Luckily for your guileless reasoning, photographing animals can be easy if a few simple steps are followed. Steps….that thing your feet do when you walk. One thing at a time. You with me? Good…let’s do this.
Okay so the key to photographing animals is……drumroll…..finding an animal to photograph. An obvious place to start is if you have a pet because you should, emphasis on SHOULD, know where that is in order to place your shitty digital camera all up in its grill. If you don’t have a pet then you could ask a friend or relative for a chance to (wo)manhandle theirs. If that’s not an option you will hav
Baby Groot polymer clay tutorial:)Subscribe my channel!Baby Groot polymer clay tutorial:)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
PE Feedback: ...But I don't know what to say?Critiques: What to say when you don't know what to sayPE Feedback: ...But I don't know what to say?3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
All of us have heard about feedback events during our time on deviantArt. Many of us have participated in them, while others have declined to do so for various reasons. Some of these reasons include fear of receiving critique on one's own work, fear of being attacked for critiquing someone's work, fear of not knowing what to say, and feeling inadequate to critique a deviation from someone who is perhaps more skilled than we are--especially if the deviation is created using a medium to which we are unaccustomed.
We especially want to focus on this last reason.
Here is a conversation that we had recently in a dA chat room (names have been changed):
Us: We are planning a cross-medium, dA-wide critique event for Project Educate!! Will you participate?
DeviantX: Hmm. I don't know.
Us: Why not?
DeviantX: I'm a photo
Tutorial--The Elements And Principles Of DesignIn June of 2011, I had written a "walk through" type of tutorial on the difference between "design" and "scene" http://manipulatethis.deviantart.com/journal/Tutorial-Scene-Versus-Design-217929068 since many of our members were confused about which was which. In that tutorial, I had mentioned the Elements And Principles Of Design with defintions for each. At that time, WDWParksGal asked me to write a blog that would fully explain what the Elements and Principles were so that she could refer deviants directly to the tutorial. Well, I'm sorry that this is so late, but here it is.Tutorial--The Elements And Principles Of Design3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This tutorial is meant for Novice and Beginning Photo-Manipulators, but I'm hoping everyone will learn something they did not know.
Elements and Principles of Design
Question: What is meant by the Elements and Principles of Design?
Answer: Elements are the parts of a design, and the Principles are
PE Photomanip: Dark photomanipulationWhat is Dark Photomanipulation?PE Photomanip: Dark photomanipulation3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Is dark manipulation romantic? Frightening? Cold? Is it full of untold possibilities or a scream waiting to erupt from your throat?
Dark photomanipulation has something for every shade of your dark mood and demeanor. If you visit our dark photomanipulation gallery, you will find everything from grimly beautiful women surrounded by crows to figures engrossed in decay and beautiful stagnation. Some pieces are soothing in their depths; some are startling in their grotesqueness.
So, once again, what is a dark photomanipulation?
When we submit our deviations to the Digital Art > Photomanipulation > Dark gallery, we see the following gallery description:
Photomanipulations which are dark in theme or mood, and have a mystical, obscure, sombre, grim, or sinister expression.
This is a good conceptual definition, but we also want to obtain a more operational definition fro
FEATURE - TUTORIALSFEATURE - TUTORIALS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
They are very good tutorials, help a great deal for those who want to learn new techniques, especially how to paint details in Photomanipulations.
Skin Color Swatches by DeviantNep empire city process by TylerEdlinArt
Photoshop Retouch TutorialBasic Photoshop Retouch TutorialPhotoshop Retouch Tutorial3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Beauty enhancement and retouching in Photoshop is an artform in itself; a field of expertise that can take years to master. Fortunately, due to the power of the tools available you can achieve very decent results with limited experience.
Head on over to SurrealPSD to check out the new Basic Photoshop Retouch Tutorial! http://www.surrealpsd.com/basic-photoshop-retouch-tutorial/
Roses by Mihaela-VStock http://mihaela-vstock.deviantart.com/art/roses-263190588?q=boost%3Apopular%20in%3Aresources%2Fstockart%20max_age%3A744h&qo=236
Masking Glass in PhotoshopNew Photoshop tutorialMasking Glass in Photoshop1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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10 Things a Photomanip Newbie Should KnowHi all,10 Things a Photomanip Newbie Should Know2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I wanted to talk for a moment to our newbie photomanipulators or even older photomanipulators who are out of the fray. How are you? Welcome to the inner circle.
Here are some things that you (and all photomanipulators) need to know about dA and the photomanipulation community.
1. Stay in touch with the Photomanipulation CV (currently me, Aeirmid).
Watch me. No, that's not an ill-formed plea for pageviews, favorites, or watchers. Actually, I rarely even post art anymore. I am the Community Volunteer (CV) for photomanipulation, which means I regularly run contests, feature art, share news, post Daily Deviations (DDs), and do other things to support the community. It is in your best interest to watch my journal because I post every photomanipulation-related update there. This information is important to you so you can learn about upcoming events, changes in rules, new groups, and other news.
2. Watch :devcommunity
BJD maintenance: Restringing Tutorial VideoHai hai all,BJD maintenance: Restringing Tutorial Video8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I, IcarusLoveMedley, have finally used my video editing degree to make something helpful for doll people. Me? Productive? Yeaaah… sometimes.
When I first got into the hobby I had NO bloody clue how to do anything, The only reason I learned was I had wonderful friends like Tolin and Cats10 to show me step by step how to maintain my doll. I filmed and made this tutorial for others out there who are like me and learn by seeing.
Hope this is some help to you wonderful people out there! I’ll see if I can talk ErrorAuthor into doing a tutorial on creating patterns for sueding as she’s a BOSS at it.
Stock Contest!What is this contest about?:Stock Contest!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You have to download this stock photo and edit it.
The objective is to play with textures and colors, make me look pretty or undead! like a zombie, a vampire, a gorgon... let your imagination fly
how many times can I edit the photo for this contest?:
As many as you want without limit, but only one will be able to be voted in the finals
How can I participate?:
Sending me your entry's link in a note or commenting here, faving this journal and making a journal yourself to advertise this contest.
The entry must be submitted to your DA gallery to be valid.
When will the contest end?:
The contest ends in December 23 of 2013 (you have 2 weeks to show at least one entry)
- a featured with at least 20 images from your gallery
- 10 exclusive stock photos
How will we know who's the winner?:
I'll do a poll with the finalist entries, and they w
Photomanipulation walkthroughStep 1: Idea (message, composition)Photomanipulation walkthrough3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You decided that you want to make a photomanipulation. But what to make? There are so many photomanipulations already out there and mostly with the same theme. So you decide you don't just want to stick a pretty girl onto a beautiful background. No you want to be original and have your manipulation portray a message everyone can relate to.
Think of things that are important to you, that lay close to your heart. They can be emotions (love, hate, sadness, anger) or experiences, hobbies (art, sports etc), things you are struggling with. Or they can be global themes like (beauty, money, economy, eating disorders, war, relationships etc.)
Of course if you choose to portray something as love there are many ways to do so. Do you want it to be a surreal depiction of love, or dark, fantasy, sci-fi, conceptual, humourous... your choice will of course decide the whole 'feel' of the image.
So choose wisely as they say.
Now that you have your theme you nee
Tutorial FeatureA few speed video and tutorial videos.Tutorial Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hair Tutorial by Rueme
Paint Space: Nebula by ColdFlame1987 Nebula tutorial by danich01 water tutorial by kuro-mai Background hints/tips by HatterMadness Background tutorial - Part 1 by kalambo Water Surface Tutorial by Policide COMIC+MANGA Bitmap Halftoning by fox-orian Background tutorial - Part 2 by kalambo Clouds tutorial by MinnaSundberg Grass tutorial by Sadir89
Anime Background Tutorial by Risachantag
Learning, castles and birds...I thought I’d throw in a regular little journal because I don’t have enough time to write a photography lesson before I go on a hiking trip…tomorrow. WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU HAVEN’T READ THE LESSONS!?…..I’ve been writing these fucking awesome photography lessons…no REALLY…I have. They are written especially for those of you who aren’t very good at photography. So…that’s basically most of you then.Learning, castles and birds...5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Check them out here:
Lesson 1 – Basics of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO
Lesson 2 – Photographing the stars
Lesson 3 – Landscape Photography
Ten Tips for Nature PhotographersThis article came about after a deviant specifically requested that we write ten clear, simple tips for Photographing Nature. Troubleshooting articles and information can be very useful, but sometimes breaking it down into manageable memorable chunks is so much easier. So without further ado please enjoy our Ten Tips for Nature Photographers!Ten Tips for Nature Photographers2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1) Get into your environment
Yes, it's rhubarb. To be a true photographer, you must be at one with rhubarb.
When we talk about photographing Nature, we don't necessarily mean wide expansive rolling landscapes. Whilst they contain any number of elements that are nature focused and made up from natural resources - Nature Photography is about getting into your environment and getting up close and personal with these elements. So think of it like you are Photographing the components that make up that beautiful lan