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Step 1 Create a new document, press D for default colors. Click on the Channels window and create a new channel with the create new channel button at the bottom of the screen. Then go to filter>render>clouds.
Step 2 Go to filter>stylize>glowing edges and use settings...
Step 1 Open up a picture. Here's one of Troy Aikman.
Step 2 Duplicate the layer and perform an angled strokes filter to it. Adjust the settings however you like.
Step 3 Now go to layer>add layer mask>hide all. This will make the image look like it was in the beginning...
Step 1 Ok pull out the photo you want to manipulate. I chose one of Alyssa Milano here.
Step 2 Now duplicate the layer and press ctrl-U to colorize it. Click the colorize button and drag the saturation all the way up. Now adjust the hue slider until it's the color you want...
Editor's Pick in Photoshop Tutorials, January 2006
Explaining some general pen tool paths, this tutorial also offers a great practice material. Explore the multiple uses of the tool on your favorite StarCraft pictures.
Step 1 Create an image and fill the layer with white. Then go to filter>texture>texturizer and pick brick as the texture. Put the scaling at about 160 and relief at 10. Direction should be bottom.
Step 2 Now create a new layer and reset the colors by pressing D. Go to filter>render>clouds...
Step 1 Create a new document, 25 pixels high is good. Make it as long as you think you'll need -- you can trim it down later.
Step 2 Make a new layer and fill with white. Then in the blending options set a gradient overlay light blue>white and a 1 pixel black inside stroke...
This tutorial will show you the basics of layer masks including what a mask is, how to use masks, and 3 different methods of implementation.
This tutorial will show you how to create a volcanic star, and take you a step further with an abstract molten-glass type effect.
Make some text that looks like it was built with a stone wall from a castle.
Editor's Pick in Photoshop Tutorials, January 2006
This fast-paced but complete tutorial gives you a unique opportunity to learn how to produce a full web page - from scratch.