Some time ago I posted a tutorial how to make in an easy way the Star shape and the triangle shape in Photoshop (to see the tutorial click here, or here to see the video tutorial), today I would like to show you the second way how to create fast shapes in Photoshop.
If you want to make a water effect, water splash inside a Light Bulb, this tutorial is for you. Follow the steps below and watch the video tutorial.
What do you need to create Water Effect inside Light Bulb?
Object Image which you want “put to the water” for example : Plant, Fish, Ship…
Light Bulb Image
You can find free images in Internet (for example on Free Digital Photo, Free Images, Unsplash and much more…)
Choose your images (you can use mine) and remove the background from each picture.
Note: This tutorial has been made in Photoshop CS6.
To remove the background you can use Background Eraser Tool option, or/and Magic Wand Tool, or/and Pen Tool by making selections.
Go to File->New and create a new document, choose size which you like (for example 640 x 480px).
Set the background colour of the document and drag the Light Bulb image. Hold shift key set the size of your Light Bulb.
Tip. Holding shift key not constraining proportions when resizing your image.
Create new layer. Go to Layer->New->Layer Via Copy, then select your new layer and go to Edit->Free Transform.
Click the right mouse button and select FlipVertical. Move your new layer down like in the picture below.
In the layers panel set the opacity of your layer to 40%.
You can use Eraser Tool (select first one from the top) to blur a bit the edges.
Now, we are going to remove the inner parts of the Light Bulb. Go back to the light bulb layer and choose the Pen Tool.
Using the Pen Tool make a patch around the inner part but do not close it. Press right mouse button and select Fill Path.
Use Color… and choose in the Color Picker white colour and click Okay.
Right mouse button click and select Make Selection. Press Okay and click once on the screen to deselect the selection.
Go to the Stamp Tool and choose Clone Stamp Tool (first from the top).
Hold down Alt key and click to select a source point to clone from. Release the Alt key and move the cursor over to the point that you wish to clone to, and click or drag with the mouse until you’ll clean the inner area of light bulb.
Drag the water image on your light bulb layer. Use Shift key to set the size of the water.
Go to Eraser Tool (select first of the top) and start carefully erase the water from the light bulb edges. Try to clean your picture very precisely.
Go to Image->Adjustments->Color Balance… and by using this tool you can change the hue/ saturation of your water image.
Drag your object image on the light bulb layer to fit it inside (using the Shift key).
Now, go to the water layer and use right button of the mouse and press Duplicate Layer… move the new layer on the top of layer panel and change the opacity to 40%.
In this tutorial, you will learn to create a Bokeh Effect Wallpaper with text in Photoshop CS6. Bokeh Effect is the way a camera lens treats out-of-focus points of light. The term “Bokeh” comes from the Japanese word and means “blur” or “blur quality”. Follow the steps below and create your own Boken Effect wallpaper. At the end of the post, you can find also the video tutorial. Good luck!
Open a colorful image that you’d like to use to create your Bokeh effect. Set the resolution on your image 150px and the size of your picture.
Go to Filter->Blur->Gaussian Blur and set the Radius to 65px and press Okay.
We’ll darken the mid-tones by clicking on the adjustment layer and selecting Curves.
Go to the center of the grid and pull it slightly down and to the right.
Create a new layer and open the Brush Tool. Open Brush Panel and set up: Size: 125pxHardness: 100%Spacing: 80%
Click Shape Dynamics and make the: Size Jitter: 50%
The control: FadeAngle
Angle control: off
Go to Scattering. Make the Scatter 1000%. Count 1.
Now, randomly brush over your image. Change the Blend Mode to “Overlay” and reduce the opacity to 50%.
Go to Filter->Blur->Gaussian Blur. Blur it 16px and click Okay.
Click on the New Layer icon. Change the Blend Mode to “Overlay” and opacity to 50%, and randomly brush over the image. Go to Filter->Blur->Gaussian Blur. Blur it 12px and click Okay.
Make a new layer, change Blend Mode to “Overlay” and opacity to 50%, and again randomly brush over the image. Go to Filter->Blur->Gaussian Blur. Blur it 8px and click Okay.
Next, I’ll show you how to add Bokeh text.
Open your “Horizontal Type Tool” and choose the thin font. Set the size around 190px, and select the “sharp” option. Type out your text.
Click by the right button of the mouse on the text layer and choose an option Select Pixels.
Click off the eyeball to the text layer to hide it. Create a new layer.
Open the Paths Panel and click on the icon of the upper right. Select Work Path and set 0.5px.
Open your Brush Tool and open the Brush Tool Panel. Click “Brush Tip Shape” and make the size 30px, spacing 80% and hardness 100%.
Select Shape Dynamics and set the size Jitter 50% and control Off. Minimum diameter 0%. Uncheck Scattering.
Click Color Dynamics->Foreground/Background Jitter set to 100%.
Opacity Jitter: 0%, control Off Flow Jitter: 100%
Click on the icon at the upper right corner of the Paths panel and click Stroke Path.
Choose Brush and make sure that “Simulate Pressure” is not checked.
Open back the layers panel and change Blend Mode to Color Dodge. To hide the Work Path hit Cmd+H.
Create a copy of the layer. Choose Blending Options->Inner Glow and change the Blend Mode to Color Dodge, and opacity to 50%. Source center and hit Okay. Go to Filter->Blur->Gaussian Blur. Blur it 4px and click Okay. Your Bokeh Effect Wallpaper is Ready!
How to make an animated GIF in Photoshop? You won’t believe how simple it is! It takes just a few minutes! To learn how to use your images to create an animated GIF watch the video tutorial below, or follow the steps from this post.
You can watch the tutorial video here, I hope you’ll find it helpful. Note: This tutorial has been made in Photoshop CS6.
Here is how you can make own animated GIF step by step. Let’s get it started! Note: Before you’ll start making an animated GIF you have to get your images imported and ready to animate. So, if you have a series of images ready to go we can go to step 1.
Step 1: Load images to Photoshop.
Load your images into stacks. From the top menu. Go to File->Scripts->Load Files Into Stack. This option allows you to load an entire range of your images, rather than needing to drag each one to your document individually.
Step 2: Set up your timeline.
Open the Timeline window (Window->Timeline). Once you have selected the Timeline option will appear at the bottom of your screen.
Step 3: Make Frames From Layers.
Press the button on the right side of the Timeline window, and select Make Frames From Layers.
Step 4: Choose the frame duration.
Under each frame, select how long it should appear before switching to the next frame. Then, at the bottom of the toolbar, select how many times you’d like it to loop.
Step 5: Preview your GIF.
Before saving your GIF, you can preview your GIF by pressing the play icon.