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Video Tutorial: How to Replace the Sky in Photoshop

In today’s video tutorial we’re going to take a look at a few different methods of replacing the sky within a photograph. You know how it is, you capture a great shot, but the weather at that particular moment results in a lacklustre grey, overcast sky in the background. With just a few simple steps you can replace the sky with much more interesting clouds and colours to enhance the sunset vibe or create a moody atmosphere. I’ll first show you the old-fashioned technique of manually selecting the sky, but Photoshop now has a built-in Sky Replacement feature that does the job in one click. Stick around until the end and I’ll also show you a great toolkit you can use to build your own custom skies.

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Video Tutorial: How to Create a Vintage Pin-Up Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a WW2 aircraft ‘nose art’ inspired image, featuring the classic ‘girl-riding-a-bomb’ style pin-up. Traditionally this style of artwork was hand-painted on bombers to boost morale and to bring good luck to the planes, perhaps the most well-known being the B-17 Memphis Belle. These days it’s an iconic art style that can still be found on custom trucks or hot-rod door panels, on the back of motorcycle jackets, or vintage style posters and signs. Rather than painting the artwork by hand on the fuselage of a plane, we’ll be making use of a handful of stock images to digitally compose the layout. A series of Photoshop filters and effects will give the lifelike photographs a painted appearance, then the whole design will be placed on a riveted metal surface and processed so the texture gives it the weathered appearance of an old bomber plane’s decorative nose art.

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Video: Retro Badge Logo Design Illustrator Tutorial

In today’s Adobe Illustrator video tutorial I’m going to show you how to create an outdoors themed badge design, featuring a simple mountains graphic and colourful sunset effect using a retro colour scheme. This style of logo is based on embroidered National Park patches, and has become a popular design trend for all kinds of outdoors, adventure, or camping themed brand identities. We’ll use Illustrator’s basic shape tools to construct the vector badge design, then stick around until the end of this tutorial to discover an easy way to make your digital design look real with stitching and embroidery effects.

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Video Tutorial: How to Make It Rain in Photoshop

In today’s video tutorial we’re going to use the power of Photoshop to change the weather by making it rain within a photograph. We’ll incorporate various tools and filters to not only create a downpour of raindrops, but also make adjustments to the image to give the appearance of a wet surface with reflections of the surrounding environment. This effect works best with street images set at night because the darker backdrop helps make the raindrops visible, and the hard asphalt roads and pavements can be adjusted to create realistic puddles.

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Video Tutorial: How to Create a Stained Glass Window Effect

Follow along with this tutorial to learn how to create a stylized illustration with the appearance of a stained glass window, where the artwork is segmented into several coloured shapes. I’ll first show you how to create the simplified illustration style by using Illustrator‘s shape tools to draw a rose graphic. This vector art alone is a nice, bright, flat illustration style, but I’ll then show you how you can transform your artwork into a realistic stained glass window with the help of a fantastic resource from The Artifex Forge.