Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 | Author: admin

Colored photographs represent vividness while black and white photographs remind us of the old memories. But what if we combine the two effects? This expert Photoshop tutorial tells you how to add color to a black and white image and convert it into a lively picture using gradient map. Get started now and let your image express colorful emotions!

Main component(s) used: Quick Selection Tool, Gradient Map, and inverse etc.

These 6 easy steps help you how to use layer mask to create the effect:

Step 1 :-

Take a nice colorful image. Open in photoshop and please respect the copyright law.

Step 2 :-

Choose Quick Selction Tool and selction those portion that you remain in color.

Step 3 :-

Go to Select > Inverse to inverse the selection.

Step 4 :-

Press “D” to default foreground/background color. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map and click on oK in New layer information

Step 5 :-

In Adjustment Gradient Map choose third Gradient (B/W) for bright black and white image.

Step 6 :-

Select layer mask on gradient map layer, apply brush tool on those parts that you forget to select and want to color (make sure foreground color is black). Apply brush tool on those part of image that you don’t want in color (make sure foregrougnd color is white)

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 | Author: admin

Unleash the spirit of vengeance with this ‘Ghost Rider’ Photoshop tutorial. This expert tutorial tells you how to create that hell blazing vigilante ghost rider look. Get started and be a fiery antihero!

Main component(s) used: Brush Tool, Pen tool, Gradient tool, Path, Warp Tool and Color mask etc.



These 7 steps helps you how to create that hell blazing vigilante ghost rider.

Step 1 :-

Take an similar aggressive image and open in Photoshop. Respect the copyright law.

Step 2 :-

Choose Magic Wand Tool to remove background of image. Copy the image by Ctrl+J.


Step 3 :-

Go to Image > Adjustment > Bright & Contrast.

Step 4 :-

Go to Layer > Layer Style and set the background with gradient as shown in the screenshot.

Step 5 :-

Set the color in color overlay. Set color opacity as shown in the screenshot.

Step 6 :-

Make selection around the hands with Pen Tool and fill black color.

Step 7 :-

Go to Layer > Layer style and set the value of Bevel and Emboss.


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Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 | Author: admin

Who says we cannot control the weather? With Photoshop, we certainly CAN! Even if a picture is taken under the scorching sun, we can add snow to the picture with the tools, layers and much more! Follow this Snow Fall tutorial and let Photoshop do the magic for you by adding that realistic falling snow to your photographs.

Main component(s) used: Brush Tool, Filters,Blur filter, Noise, Layer Blending option, etc.


These 6 steps tell you how to adding that realistic falling snow to your photographs.

Step 1 :-

Take an bright clear image to show your effect. Go to Adjustment> Hue/Saturation or Ctrl+U and down the saturation of the image as shown in the screenshot.

Step 2 :-

Take a new layer and fill black color; go to Filter > Render > Differnent Clouds.


Step 3 :-

You will get a cloud image.

Step 4 :-

Change the clouds layer Bending Mode to Linear Dodge (Add).

Step 5 :-

Choose Eraser Tool to remove extra whiteness over clouds area.

Step 6 :-

Choose Brush Tool with selecting white color and apply on green grass as shown in screenshot.

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Friday, November 04th, 2011 | Author: admin

Steel, one of the unique alloy is not only used to manufacture ships, vehicles, utensils and similar other products. It can also be used to customize your text. By using chains, bolts and screws you can create magnificent text and enhance your creativity. Just use few Photoshop tools and design your own text.

Main component(s) used: Pen Tool, Action, Erase Tool, Layer Blending Option, Layer Mask etc.


Here are 23 steps to help to transform your own Steel Text effect:

Step 1 :-

Draw a steel pattern using Pen Tool and similar kind of gradient as shown in the screenshot.

Step 2 :-

Go to Edit > Define Pattern and name the pattern “Steel” as shown in the screenshot.

Step 3 :-

Type a word for apply your effect using Horizontal Type Tool.


Step 4 :-

Right click on Text layer and click on Blending Option; go to Gradient Overlay and choose black & white gradient

Step 5 :-

Copy the text layer by “Ctrl+J” and move to little right by using arrow key on keyboard. Now right click on current layer and go to Blending Option > Pattern Overlay and choose here your steel pattern as shown in the screenshot.

Step 6 :-

Set the value of Bevel and Emboss as shown in the screenshot.

Step 7 :-

Choose Contour style as per your like.

Step 8 :-

Set the value of Satin as shown in the screenhot.

Step 9 :-

Choose Ellipse Tool to create screw on steel pattern.

Step 10 :-

In Blending Option set the value of Bevel and Emboss.

Step 11 :-

To create screw divider choose Rectangle Tool and set value of Drops Shadow in layer style window.

Step 12 :-

Set the value on Inner Shadow and Inner Glow as shown in the screenshot.


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Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 | Author: admin

This time we’ve managed to ‘think out of the box’ and managed to come up with this Spiderman tutorial – where our superhero manages to emerge ‘out of the box’ – literally – and play the role of the savior. This tutorial will help you create this 3D-like image of Spiderman emerging from a television set, with flames all around and saving the little boy’s life.

Main component(s) used: Pen Tool, Smudge Tool, Burn Tool, Layer Blending Option etc.

These steps will help you weave ‘Spiderman’ magic on your images.

Step 1 :-

Take an image which you found suitable for this tutorial and open it in Photoshop. Please respect copyright laws.

Step 2 :-

In your image use Pen Tool and make path around your image as I did on Spiderman.

Step 3 :-

Make a selection on TV screen with Lasso Tool and fill black color.

Step 4 :-

Put Spiderman image in such a way that it looks coming out from Television. Use Transform (Ctrl+T) to adjust it.

Step 5 :-

Bring down the opacity of Spiderman layer and select the child layer to make a path of his hand and bring up the current layer to show the right position.

Step 6 :-

Right click on Spiderman layer and go to Blending option > Outer Glow.

Step 7 :-

Choose Pen Tool and draw a path on a new layer and right click on work path and go to Stroke Path to create waves as shown in the screenshot.

Step 8 :-

Right click on waves layer and go to Blending option > Outer Glow, inner Glow as shown in the screenshot.

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