This grainy heatmap effect gives a photo an abstract, retro vibe with its ultra-bright colours that resemble thermal imaging. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create it using three examples, each with a different colour scheme. First we’ll convert the photo with a gradient map to generate the surreal colours, then the addition of some blur and grainy filters really helps to enhance the effect. Then to finish off the piece we’ll add some of my free texture downloads from Spoon Graphics.
I recently began exploring the world of AI Art with Midjourney. It’s an online tool that can bring anything from your imagination to life, no matter how surreal or abstract. If you’re new to AI art, Midjourney is perhaps the best-rated for creating visual art. You enter a series of prompts and the AI will do its best to depict your written command. It can generate a wide range of art styles, from painterly effects to hyper-realistic renders. In this video I share some beginner tips to help you get started with Midjourney and create your first piece of AI art.
Detailed vintage lettering is one of the coolest text effects you can make! Originally these kinds of embellished titles were drawn by hand as the cover art for old insurance maps from the likes of the Sanborn map company. Painstakingly illustrating artwork like this by hand is a dying art form that would have taken years of training to become a master of penmanship, but we can easily make similar text styles with digital tools. Follow along with this tutorial to create detailed vintage text effects the easy way with the powerful tools available in Kittl.
2022 is coming to an end, so let’s take a look back at my tutorial videos from the past year and see which topics proved to be the most popular. Last year I had a big hitter with my Neon Light Effect Photoshop Tutorial, which gained over 1 million views in 2021 and has continued to dominate in my YouTube Analytics dashboard. I haven’t had quite as much success this year, but stick around until the end to see which of my tutorials achieved 1st place spot.
Y2K logos are a hot trend at the moment. They’re reinterpretations of the style of logo design from around the year 2000. Imagine abstract fonts, star graphics and bold outlines. In today’s tutorial I’ll show you how to easily create your own Y2K logos with the help of Kittl.
In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you a cocktail of adjustments that mimic the outlines, colours, and shading of a digitally painted image automatically, without the need to trace, paint or draw by hand. This effect can be applied to any image to transform a real photograph into an illustrated cartoon graphic.