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Editor's Pick in Photoshop Tutorials, June 2007
This Photoshop tutorial helps you create a Solar Star. What a sci-fi effect! The author helps you make a real graphics statement here. The steps are well explained and the screenshots keep it easy to do.
This effect makes the object look like it's on a mirrored shelf.
Let's begin with a new image, I used 300 x 400 to start with, but yours will be large enough for the object you are putting on the shelf.
If you want to give one of your photos a softened, romantic look but don't have the photography filters to use, here is a very simple way to get a very similar effect in PhotoShop.
1. Open a new canvas, 500 x 500 or any size you like.
2. Go to Filter -> Render -> Lens Flare and make it look something like this:
3. Filter -> Distort -> Ripple. Make it 300%.
This tutorial will show you step by step how to make a basic teardrop custom shape for your Custom Shapes library. You can use the skills you learn here to go on to make your own custom shapes.
This tutorial will teach you how to take a texture and make it seamless so you can tile them side to side and top to bottom without one single seam showing. Let's get started, shall we?
1. Find a one of your photos or digital artwork pieces you'd like to use. Do any resizing that may be necessary. This is the photo I'm going to use, set at 800x600:
1. Open a New Image (File>New) and pick a size. I used 500 x 500 in the original image.
2. Set your foreground colour to black and your background colour to white:
Now just follow the picture instructions:
1. Make a new image. I'm using 300 x 300 pixels, transparent background.
2. Use the Paint Bucket and fill the image with black.
3. Go to Filter>>Noise>>Add Noise. Set the options for a blur between 14 and 18% distribution, select Gaussian and Monochromatic.
1. Create a new image canvas for the size of background you want to make. Set your DPI to 72, 8 bit.
2. Choose a dark foreground colour and lighter gray-toned background colour. Select the Gradient Tool, click on the gradient to edit it and select Foreground to Background as the setting.