I’m sure we’re all familiar with Photoshop’s blending modes. Multiply, Screen, Soft Light and Overlay are among the most commonly used, but have you ever heard of Behind and Clear?! Despite decades of Photoshop experience, I only discovered these two elusive blend modes recently. I’ll be honest, they aren’t going to completely transform your Photoshop experience, but they’re useful options to know about for those rare occasions when you just might need them!
I’ve enjoyed processing some photos of my car lately, using various editing and compositing techniques to enhance the flat and boring images that come out of the camera into vibrant automotive portraits. Today I’ll show you the process I went through to transform a rear-end shot of my Mustang in a rather uninspiring location of the local supermarket car park, into a much improved version with a dramatic backdrop, punchy colours and atmospheric lighting effects.
Procreate for iPad is a creative application for artists that makes use of the iPad’s sensitive display to draw directly on-screen. It’s becoming an increasingly popular tool with illustrator’s and letterers who enjoy being able to use traditional art techniques with handheld tools, without the disconnect between a graphics tablet and computer monitor. As with established software like Photoshop, Procreate incorporates brushes to simulate various media, such as paints, inks and pencils. There’s a growing selection of third-party brushes made by creators themselves that allow you to achieve completely new art styles. In today’s roundup post I collate 35 of the best Procreate brush sets, including both free downloads and high quality brush pack products.
Access All Areas members have a fantastic collection of mockup templates to download this week, courtesy of Freepik. These mockups feature images of notebooks alongside complementary stationery items, which can be customised to realistically apply your own doodles and artwork upon the pages. Each Photoshop file provides fast and easy editing with Smart Objects, where your design can be pasted to have it automatically manipulated with the correct perspective adjustments.
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Virtual tuning is the artistic genre where car-loving graphic artists digitally transform vehicles into unique modified cars, using the kinds of aftermarket wheels, bodykits and spoilers available in real life, but with a hyper-stylised appearance. Source photos of race car inspired elements are super-imposed using Photoshop, which are complemented with digitally painted elements and visual effects to produce impressive automotive concept images. While most examples are based on existing style trends in real life car scenes, these virtual mechanics aren’t constrained by what is technically feasible, so the result can sometimes be fantastical. In today’s inspiration post I present 60 stunning examples of souped-up cars from a collection of virtual tuners, who range from talented hobbyists to professional concept artists.