There’s some talented artists out there who can hand paint stunning hyper-realistic art, but those kinds of skills are something us mere mortals can only dream of. Thankfully with the help of Photoshop it’s possible to create cool effects to mimic the style of painted images. In today’s tutorial I show you a few steps that will transform a photograph into a digitally painted piece of art with detailed brush strokes and blotchy colours.
Posts from 2014
I’ve been working with the talented Marie Wagner from Mousemade Design to bring more amazing resources for Access All Areas members to enjoy. Marie has kindly donated her popular “The Vintagizer” kit for members to download. It’s a collection of 23 high resolution texture overlays that transform your images from a normal picture to an old film look in just 1 second! Marie discovered these resources back when she worked in post production in the film industry, so these are authentic handmade textures!
Last week I shared the news of Design Cuts’ Birthday Bonanza celebrations and posted a list of popular fonts bundles I thought you guys might be interested in. It turned out you were so keen to grab them that you crashed their whole site! Alongside tasty fonts, general design resources also seem to be popular with my readers, so this week I’ve selected the best collections of vectors, brushes and actions that had previously expired, but are now available again for a limited time only.
It has been a while since I’ve shared any vector textures, so I made use of my trusty old sky lights once again to capture more of the awesome dirt, grime and bird poop that nature has kindly supplied for me to turn into design resources! Today’s freebie is a pack of 12 grunge textures in vector format. Use them to erode away your designs in Illustrator or apply them as detailed background for your artwork.
Tom Anders is back with more premium photo effect Actions and textures for Access All Areas members! His Vintage Bundle is a collection of 25 sophisticated Photoshop Actions to give your photos cool tints and effects, along with 6 bonus high resolution textures and 10 bright light leaks. This is the ultimate kit for giving your images cool vintage effects. Use the Actions to manipulate the photo with cool tones, add grungy marks with the texture overlays and replicate authentic camera characteristics with the authentic light leaks.
Over the past year I’ve been spreading the word about the awesome deals from Design Cuts. Their offers slash hundreds of dollars off quality design resources, with discounts always being upwards of 90%. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve received emails from my readers and subscribers who got the message too late and missed out on a deal. If you are one of those people, today is your lucky day! To celebrate their 1st birthday, Design Cuts are re-running all of their most popular deals from the past year.