First thing to do – create a new document. Click ‘Create New’. Choose one of the presets from along the top, any one will do. It’s the preset details down the right hand side that matter. Change the unit of measurement from cms to pixels because this image is to go on screen. Then select size. I’m going for 1080×1080 pixels because that works best on most platforms. Now, I set the resolution to pixels per inch and then select 300. That’s really a personal choice. Anything above 72 ppi is fine for screen. Moving on to Colour Mode. Select ‘RGB’ because you always use RGB for screen. Finally, give your project a name. Then click ‘Create’ and you’re ready to do the fun stuff! You start by placing your chosen image on the canvas you’ve already prepared. Resize the image by dragging the Transform Controls – these are the little handles at the corners. If you click on ‘Show Transform Controls’ at the top – you’ll be able to see these controls throughout. Not essential – but useful! Select ‘Layer’ – so you know you’re working on the right layer. Then, go to the Quick Selection Tool Make sure you choose the ‘Add To Selection’ – that’s the plus at the top. Then hit ‘Select Subject’ which automatically selects the most prominent object in the image in this case, the woman. Then go to Add Layer Mask – and the background disappears. Now, the edge of the mask needs refining! So, double-click the thumbnail – and you can now edit the ‘Layer Mask’! Select the Refine Edge brush tool. Then zoom in to clearly see what you’re doing – using ‘⌘ +’. ‘⌘ -’ will zoom out again. So, using the Refine Edge Tool, you click and hold while you move it over the area you want to change. A lot of the hard work is done for you. Now you select ‘OK’ which takes you out of the ‘Layer Mask’. And you’re done. Happy? Good. You’ve cut out your person and refined her edges! No photo is safe from you, now! Plus – you’re ready to create your social media advert We’ll be using this image. Now, it’s time to turn it into an advert. First off – let’s change the background colour to something more eye-catching. Start by creating a new layer: go to the Colour Picker – bottom left – and pick a colour. I’m going hot pink. Then click ‘OK’. Select the Paint Bucket tool, then click to apply the selected colour. Now, change the name of the layer to ‘BG’ for background. Then lock it. Now, you’ll need to add text to your advert. So, go to the Type tool. Click anywhere on the canvas and type! The text is pink too, this is why you can’t see it. So, go to colour in ‘Type Layer Properties’ and change it – then you can see it. Use the Transform controls, the little handles round the edges to change the size and move the text around Then click and drag the text layer so it drops down one layer and moves behind the woman in the foreground. Next, you want a second line of text in a different font. So, type your text… …then go into ‘Type Layer Properties’, click the drop-down and choose your new font. Then resize and reposition the text – exactly as before. Again, you want to move that text layer behind the woman and adjust it so it’s more legible. You also want the colour to be different. So, into ‘Type Layer Properties’ again, let’s go for black. For this ad, duplicate this text. To do that, you select the item you want to duplicate by clicking it Hold ‘option’ and you get the Duplicate Cursor Whilst still holding option – click and drag. Once your duplicate is in place, let go of the mouse and option. It’s that easy. Let’s do it again, why not? Option, click and drag And there’s your advert, ready to export. You’ve created your brilliant advert. How do you export it so you can use it in social media? Firstly, you go to the File Menu and choose ‘Export’ Then you select ‘Save for Web’ Now, you have some options to choose from. We want this to be a ‘JPEG’. For ‘Image Quality’ always use 100% for social media. Nowadays, ‘Optimized Encoding’ is standard because most everyone is on broadband. Convert to ‘sRGB’ – these are “Web Safe Colours”. Because, online is always RGB. The image size is 1080 pixels, because that’s the size we made our canvas. 1080 is the perfect size for social media! And ‘Save’. That’s it, you’re done. The world of social media advertising is now your plaything. So, go play. Leave a comment, like and subscribe. Then you too can join our tribe.
We’ll be using this image which we cut out in our previous video. Now, it’s time to turn it into an advert. First off – let’s change the background colour to something more eye-catching. Start by creating a new layer: go to the Colour Picker – bottom left – and pick a colour. I’m going hot pink. Then click ‘OK’. Select the Paint Bucket tool, then click to apply the selected colour. Now, change the name of the layer to ‘BG’ for background. Then lock it. Now, you’ll need to add text to your advert. So, go to the Type tool. Click anywhere on the canvas and type! The text is pink too, this is why you can’t see it. So, go to colour in ‘Type Layer Properties’ and change it – so you can see it. Use the Transform controls, the little handles round the edges to change the size and move the text around Then click and drag the text layer so it drops down one layer and moves behind the woman in the foreground. Next, you want a second line of text in a different font. So, type your text… …then go into ‘Type Layer Properties’, click the drop-down and choose your new font. Then resize and reposition the text – exactly as before. Again, you want to move that text layer behind the woman and adjust it so it’s more legible. You also want the colour to be different. So, into ‘Type Layer Properties’ again, let’s go for black. For this ad, duplicate this text. To do that, you select the item you want to duplicate by clicking it Hold option and you get the Duplicate Cursor Whilst still holding option – click and drag. Once your duplicate is in place, let go of the mouse and option. It’s that easy. Let’s do it again, why not? Option, click and drag And there’s your advert, ready to export – which we’ll tell you all about in our next exciting video! Leave a comment, like and subscribe. Then you too can join our tribe.
Hey, guys. This is Grace Pamela from Summerana.com
and this is the Summerana.com Membership Walk Through video. Okay, so
the first thing you’re going to want to do is, you can click the link from your
email when you first sign up, or else you can come directly to the Summerana
website, and then up here you will see it says Members Area. That is where you’re
going to want to click every time you want to go into your library. And then,
after you get to this page, you can go ahead and select Login.
There you’ll be able to enter your username and password, and also reset
your password if needed. Okay, so now that we have our library, you’ll see we have a
Help Center if you need it. Both here and here. You have an Affiliate Program, if
you want to sign up, and then also this is kind of like the Home Page, so if
you’re deep in the library somewhere watching something and you kind of want to
go back to the main page, you can select Library. If you click this icon here,
you’ll see that there’s My Library and Settings and Logout. If you select
settings you’ll be able to see that you can enter. You can edit all of your
details, so your email, your name, you can select through Preferences that
you would like about emails, you can change your avatar, and you can also add
other information. And down here you can change your password if you need to. Okay,
so these are your profile settings, and social profile and password. You can also
go to Credit Card Info, and that is where you’re going to go if you want to cancel
your membership. So, if you want to cancel it, you see that you have your
active subscription here, and it tells you exactly what you have for your
subscription, and then it also has the Cancel option right here. And you can
also change your card if you need to so, if you don’t want to cancel and you just
want to change a card, and let’s say it’s expiring, I didn’t like that. You can
select Change Card, and then you can also remove card. I guess that’s technically
another way that you can also cancel. Okay, so back to Summerana. Okay, so now we
know how to do that. Let’s get into the overview of where everything is.
So, you’ll see down here it says My Products. These are the sections that you have
access to in your membership. So let’s go to Learning Photoshop and Learning
Lightroom. These are not really where you will find products; these are just kind
of helping videos to teach you how to use your products, how to upload them, the
basics of Photoshop that you might want to learn. Maybe some, you know, just some
techniques that you want to learn, stuff like that. So, you won’t really
find any downloads here. Okay, so here’s the Learning Photoshop section and
you’ll see that there’s…in each section there are more sections that you can go
through, and you’ll see that there’s…it will tell you you can select Complete
once you complete it so you can know that you already went over that area, and
you’ll see a check mark here. You also have a progress bar, and here it says 1
of 16 completed. So, if you went through and watched all of these, you can
select Complete, Complete, Complete, and then you’ll know that you completed this
one section. Okay, so also be aware that, if you select down here, it says Show
More so, just so you know that: there might be more. And then, if you select
that and you go down, there might be page numbers, so each section is completely
different. It depends on how much stuff is in there. Okay, so I’m going to go back
to My Library, and then there’s also a Learning Lightroom section, and there’s
more sections below that. Okay, so, as you can tell when we went into Learning
Photoshop, in those titles you’ll see that it says Video, so that means there’s
no download or anything. If you are looking for a download, you might want to look
for Video and Download, or it would just say Download. So, I’m going to show you that
for an example. We’re going to go into Everyday Retouching in Photoshop,
select View, and then you can go down here and you can see that it says
Download Plus Video, and then this one, Download Plus Video, so that means
there’s downloads. You can go into All About Skin. This one is just a video
editing workshop and, if you select a workshop, you’ll see that the video is
here, and you can just press Play, and there’s also a description of the
video down below. So, once you have your video, you can adjust the sound here. I
turned mine off for the video. You can also select the Settings here, and you
can change the quality of your video, and you can also make it Full Screen if you
would like, and then, if you want to get out of Full Screen, you can select Un-Full
Screen. Okay, so you can also fast-forward through the video if you like, depending
completely on what your goal is, or you might have already watched it, you want
to fast-forward to a section that you want to re-watch or anything like that,
the videos are not downloadable. They are only available in your Library, and then
you can also see over here, this says Two Lessons. It might not be lessons. It’s
just…that’s just the wording. You can ignore that. But, you can go up and you
can select around in that category to watch another video, and then also you’ll
see here, I put a note here to let you know where your downloads are, which is
right over here. This is where it is. It won’t always say
Download Your Products Below, but this is where all the downloads will be on the
right side of where, of each section. So this is, these are two downloads. So the
reason why there’s two downloads is, one is for Photoshop and the other is for
Photoshop Elements, so you’ll see in it, says it in the title right here, it says
for PS and for PSE. That’s for Photoshop Elements, and PS is Photoshop. Okay, so now
that you know where your downloads are, I also wanted to let you know that, once
you click your download, you’re going to need to unzip them, and then you’ll be
able to find them, and there’s videos in here that show you how to do all that
stuff, too, and you can also go to the Help Center and it will tell you how to
unzip your files. And then, if you go to the Learning Photoshop, it will tell you
how to upload them because each file will need…it will
need to upload a different way. So, Photoshop actions, overlays, templates.
They all, brushes, all of that stuff goes in a different part of your Photoshop, so
it needs to be uploaded separately and differently, so…but once you learn how to
do that, I promise it’s a lot of fun. We have a lot of goodies in here. Okay, so we
also have the Everyday Retouching, Creating Art Editing Workshops, then you
can just scroll down and watch those. Now, I wanted to show you also, if you select
one of these workshops, then you go down and it will tell you what was, what
product, if any, was reused in the video to teach you how to create the final
image, and then you can click it so it would take you to the section where that
download is available. So, if you click it, you’ll see here it says Download Your
Product Moodle, so that way you can grab the textures as you’re going. If you
wanted to create a similar look as what, you know, we’re teaching in the workshop,
and then also you can go through and navigate this section here or go back
and keep coming. Okay, so we also have a new Guest Teacher Editing workshop
section. This section will change all the time. These videos are only available for
30 days, and it says it right here. I try to say it everywhere just so you’re
aware, and there’s also an expiration date. You see, it’s expires 3/8
2019. Each video obviously will have its own expiration date as it’s released.
These are guest teachers that I’m super excited about that are coming on to,
coming inside the membership to show you guys how they edit their images, and
these are photographers and teachers from all over the world that we’re going
to be showcasing, so I’m super excited about that. Then we also have different
sections. Our Creative Compositing, this is kind of where
we find all the fun stuff to play with. We have fairy wings, and then you’ll see
here it says Download. Download. These are two separate collections to download, and
two separate types of collections that we released that contain wings, and then
also you’ll see this video: How to Create Fairy Wing Composite. So, this is where
you’ll want to click after you’ve downloaded your products to watch how to
create your composites using these downloads. So, you’ll see most of them do
have a video below the Downloads, so be able to download the fairy dust and then
also a video on how to, you know, create your images using that product. So, you’ll
see if you click here, it has the Download here, and then you go down to
the video, and then you can watch how to use it. So we tried to make it pretty
straightforward. Go back here and you can see more smoke bombs, mermaids…This is
is kind of where all the fun stuff is, and then I’m going to go down to, then we have
Creating Animal Composites. Again, you just click in here, and you can kind of
see where you want to, which animal you want to download, or insects, or anything
like that. And click here to download, and then you can see down here it says
How to Create Animal Composites. We have several videos on how to do that. Also, if
you say, if you see when this is Download Plus Video, that’s where we have the
actions that go with the collection. So, the other ones are downloads for the
actual animal overlays, for like the zebras, and then you download that, and
then here is the action that can work with all of the animal collections. The
reason why I wanted to keep it separate, and so that we didn’t have to put it in
every single one, then you, you know, somebody who’s new might come in and
download it every single time, not realizing it’s the same action
collection, so I wanted to keep that separate in with the video on how to
create because we do have How to Create Animal Composites using Photoshop Actions.
So, this is how you do it using just the Photoshop actions, and then here is a
video on how to do it by hand. So, this way, if you wanted to learn how to create
them using the action to help your actions, you can do it by watching this
video, and if you wanted to learn how to do it by hand, you can watch this video
instead. Okay, I’m going to keep going here. We’re always adding new stuff, so it
might look a little different here than it does on your screen, and that’s okay.
If you have any questions that are on how, where things are located, or anything
like that, just feel free to shoot us an email at any time at [email protected], or
you can go up here and select Help Center, and that would take you also to a
contact page. Okay, so we have Creating Seasons in Photoshop. Here you’ll see
different seasons, of course, and how to create more of, like, a fall effect. You
can go from summer to fall. Download this video on How to Create
Fall Colors using Photoshop Actions. These are leaf overlays and actions, and
then here’s How to Create Fall Colors in Lightroom Using Presets and Brushes.
You’ll see that it says Download Plus Video in this one. These are just videos.
So, you can kind of see how to navigate the membership, and it’ll become like second
nature eventually. Creating winter, creating spring, creating summer. That’s the Creating Season Section. Sky
Compositing: this is where you’ll find all the tools you need to create
beautiful skies. If you have blown out skies, or just want to switch it up, or
add rainbows, clouds, skywriting, all that fun stuff. Then we have Digital
Background Compositing. Here you’ll see we have all the digital composite
workflow material, which is…are the actual digital backgrounds where you can
download them, and then we have the How to Create section down here.
Sparkler and Firework. Again, the same thing, we have our downloads here, and
some videos. These are the fireworks, and these are the sparklers. Creating Light
in Photoshop. Creating Light Using Overlays. So, these are the luminosity
light overlays, flares, and all that fun stuff. Rainbows, and then we also have
Download Plus Video. Creating Light Overlay Composites Using Actions. These are the
color of the lights actions down here, and then also the actions and how to use
your luminosity light overlays up here and then we also have Creating
Bokeh Light which are brushes and action. So, each section is a completely
different collection, so this is the Winter Light, December Light, to see the
titles here. And then this is the Celestial Bokeh down here, and all that
fun stuff, and these are the actions for the overlays. So, again, it can be kind of
confusing going through all of this stuff, but once you actually go through
and, you know, click in there and see each section, you’ll see that it’s pretty
straightforward, and then you also see that there’s a video that will help you
use each collection. Okay, so Photography Marketing. This is set up
a little differently just because there’s so many different things, so
here’s all the studio logos. You just select and download to your marketing
materials. So, there’s all different types of things: a couple of engagements,
maternity, depends on what you’re looking for; a newborn, family, model, spring, fall.
And you see that those page makers down here, winter,
you see those word overlays. There’s a video that shows you how to use word
overlays, and then there’s a snow globe template, social media template. It’s all
that fun stuff. And don’t forget the Show More down here, in case you see that, then
you know there’s more. Your Valentine’s Day; so, this section was created in the
ways that you can kind of get through it a little faster, looking for what you
need. So, Easter is coming up. You might want to
go to the section down here. So, you can kind of see where everything is going
through that. Okay, so going back, there’s only one section to get through. We keep
adding more and more stuff. There’s so much. I know it can be overwhelming but,
like I said, just kind of take it one section at a time and be sure to go to
the Learning Photoshop and Learning Lightroom section so you know how to
upload and use all of your products. Okay, so Summerana Magazine: this is a
section where we have our magazine issues.
You see there’s 2018 and 2019. You can select through it, and you’ll see
that there’s a download to read your magazine on the computer if you’d like
to, or you can go ahead and watch it directly here, but you can flip through
it, not watch it, read, I’m sorry. You can go to full screen here, and you can read it
right on the website. Another thing you can do if you wanted to order the print
version, you can select here and it would take you to, go ahead, and it will take
you to where you can purchase the print issue. The digital version is included
in membership, but the print issue is separate. Okay, so once you are finished
we do have new releases, and we do send out emails letting you know of these new
releases. We also post them on our social media pages, and our, you know, in the
group, somewhere on a group. I don’t know if you’re in there enough but, if you’re
not, I highly recommend joining. We have lots of members in there that we love
seeing all of your guys’s creations that you create with all of your downloads
and things that you learn from watching the workshops and video tutorials.
Another thing that I wanted to show you: I briefly mentioned the affiliate
program that we have. If you click that, you’ll be able to see that you have the
ability to earn 20% commission if you wanted to sign up to become a Summerana
affiliate. It explains how it works, and also gives you the link to sign up.
Oh, and then, once you are signed up you’ll be able to go to the affiliate
dashboard, and you’ll be able to see how your links are doing. So, basically how
this works is, once you get your special link, you can share that with anybody
that you would like that you think might be interested in becoming a Summerana
membership. I mean, becoming a Summerana member. And then,
once they sign up for the membership, you’ll be able to get 20% of that signup
fee. Okay, so there’s also linked on here, it
says Become an Affiliate. That’s where you can sign up. And then also your
able to read Salvi’s or share what you’ve learned in some of those
workshops, so please be able to, please take time to read those two links as
well, and I think that’s everything. If you have any questions, let me know. I’m super
excited to see what you guys create. If you are in the Summerana Tribe group, I
love seeing you guys’ posts in there, seeing your images,
see how much you’re growing and learning. Okay, thank you so much for watching, and
I hope you guys have a wonderful time inside your membership. Bye, guys.
This is a quick tutorial showing how to recreate the Mighty MagiSwords
logo in Photoshop. Someone left me a comment in April 2017 asking
me to make this video. That’s a few years ago now,
but I’m sure this will still be relevant. [Sad horn plays] Ah. Well.
Let’s get on with it anyway… You’re going to need two publicly available
fonts, ‘BeckerBlackNF’ and ‘TipTop’,
as well as a few assets that I’ve provided in a folder,
including the logo background, an image with all the colours we’ll need,
and some alpha channel videos I’ve made in case you want to make an animated video
version. Links for all these things are in the description.
Start off by opening Photoshop. I’m using the current version of Creative
Cloud, but any old version should work,
as we’ll just be using basic features. Create a new document at 1920*1080 resolution.
Import the textless logo background, as well as the colour sample image.
Put that out of the way in a corner somewhere. We’re going to start with the top bit of
text, that says ‘mighty’ in the original logo.
Choose the text tool and set the font to BeckerBlackNF. Enter whatever you want it to say.
Set the size to 180pt and set horizontal scaling to 120%.
Choose the ‘warped text’ option up here. The style we’re going to use is ‘Shell
Lower’. Change the bend property to -20%,
and the vertical distortion to +10%. Press OK to confirm these settings.
Right click on the text layer you just made and choose ‘blending options’.
Add a drop shadow. Get the drop shadow colour from the colour
sample image. Set the following settings:
Normal blending, 50% opacity, 50º angle, global light off, 15 distance, 100% spread,
0 size. Your top text should be complete.
The next thing we need is the big text, which originally said ‘MagiSwords’.
Create some new text with the text tool and set the font to TipTop.
Enter whatever you want the text to say. Set the size to 450pt and the vertical scaling
to 200%. Set the colour of this text to the ‘main
text’ colour from the sample. Choose the ‘warped text’ option again.
The style we want this time is ‘Bulge’. Set the bend to -45%.
Right click on this new text layer and go to blending options.
Add a stroke. For the stroke colour,
grab the colour marked ‘stroke’ on the sample.
Use the following settings: 45pt stroke width, outside, normal blending,
100% opacity. Duplicate the layer.
Go to the blending options for the new layer. Turn off its ‘stroke’, and add a gradient
overlay. Set the following settings:
Normal blending, 100% opacity, -90º linear gradient,
and make sure ‘reverse’ is switched off. Now, click on the gradient and choose any
preset that has two colours. Click on the colour on the left side
and select the ‘gradient dark’ colour from the colour sample.
Then do the same for the right colour and ‘gradient light’.
Move this new layer a bit down and to the right,
then right click on the layer and choose ‘create clipping mask’.
Your still image logo should now be complete! If you’re going to export it,
I suggest you do that as a PNG. That way, it won’t lose quality
and if you hide the background layer then it saves the transparency too.
If you wanted just a still logo, then you should be finished at this point.
But in the show, it’s accompanied by sound effects,
a voice over, and the logo glints in the light in one of two ways.
The first version seems to have been used for the mini ‘webisodes’
before the show got a full TV series. For this version, you’ll need to go back
into Photoshop and export just the lower text on its own
to a PNG. Open this PNG in Photoshop,
hold control and left click on the single layer.
Use the eyedropper tool to get the light blue colour from the image,
or from the ‘main text’ colour sample. Now go to edit-fill,
choose ‘foreground colour’, and press OK.
Your logo should now be a solid light blue. Save this to a separate image.
Open Vegas Pro. I’m using Vegas Pro 15,
but other versions should be fine, as again, we’re just using basic features.
Set the project settings to 1920*1080, progressive scan, and 23.976 fps.
Import your logo image (and the background if you kept it separate),
and on a track above that, import the version of the logo text you turned
completely blue. For some sample audio,
I included the original intro title audio in the folder,
and I also included a version with just some similar sound effects
in case you want to record similar audio yourself. Import the original audio to your project
as a guide for where to apply the effect. Make some markers for when the sword unsheathing
noise starts and ends. Make your blue logo image start and end at
these points. Go into the blue image’s ‘pan and crop’
settings and go to the ‘mask’ timeline.
Choose the rectangle mask tool and draw a very tall and thin mask,
like I’m doing here. On the left, change its feather type to ‘both’,
and the feather percent to 5.5. For a beginning keyframe,
rotate the mask slightly clockwise and place it so it just touches the left edge
of the text. Make a second keyframe at the end,
rotate it slightly anti-clockwise and make it just touch the right edge of the
text. If you preview your project now,
a bar of shiny light should glint across the text.
That’s all for that one. Let’s look at the second effect.
This one has some proper animation over it rather than just a simple shine effect.
Set up the project the same way as with the previous version.
Import the background, your logo, the blue single colour logo text you made,
and some sample audio to time the effect against. Go to the effects for the blue single colour
image and add the ‘HSL Adjust’ effect.
Drag the ‘luminance’ slider up to the max.
This will make the image turn white. Find the ‘shine effect’ video I’ve provided
and place it on the track above now-white logo image.
Make it start where the sword unsheathing sound effect plays.
Right click on this new event and go to its properties.
Go to the ‘media’ tab and switch the alpha channel mode to ‘premultiplied’.
Now, on the white logo image track, find and press the button over here labelled
‘make compositing child’. Change the compositing mode on the shine effect
track to ‘multiply (mask)’. If you preview your project now,
the shine effect should dance across your text.
Finally, find the ‘sparkle effect’ video I’ve provided
and place it on a new track at the top of your project.
Make it start about four frames before the shine effect below ends.
Again, go to this event’s media properties and change the alpha channel mode to ‘premultiplied’.
Now the final thing you need to do is go to this track’s ‘Track Motion’
and move it so it touches the top-right of your logo,
something like this. That should be everything!
Here’s a few examples that I came up with to demonstrate.
So, thanks for watching. If you do make use of this, please let me
know, as I’m fairly certain absolutely nobody
will. At least I had some fun making this!
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these people are beautiful and amazing. Love you, bye bye!
everyone this is Chris from Spoon Graphics back with another video tutorial for Adobe
Photoshop. Today I’m going to show you a combination
of filters that produce distressed halftone effects, which gives an image a high-contrast,
newsprint-style appearance. The main effect is made of halftone dots, but I’ll also show
you some additional tweaks you can apply to produce other pattern effects too. But first, if you want some new fonts to add
to your library, I’ve managed to get a 50% discount on my top 5 favourite fonts for Spoon
Graphics subscribers. The collection contains a nice variety of styles, some of which even
include multiple variants. If you want to enjoy my most-used typefaces in your own projects
too, check out this special custom bundle at Design Cuts by following the link in the
description. I’ll be using this free image as part of this
tutorial, but stick around until the end to see how this halftone effect can be easily
applied to other images after it has been set up. Since I’ll focusing on just the face of this
portrait, I’ll quickly straighten it out. If you’re working with a different photo,
skip ahead a little, otherwise drag the layer over the New Layer icon to make a duplicate. Use the CMD+T shortcut, or CTRL+T on Windows
to Transform the image, rotate it to straighten up the face. Press CMD+E to Merge this layer down with
the Background. This particular image is pretty large at 4000x5500px,
the larger the image, the more detailed the halftone pattern will be as the dot scaling
becomes smaller. Go to Image>Image Size and resize the image to around 3000px width. We first need to convert the image to Black
and White. The easiest way to do so is to add a Black and White Adjustment Layer. All the halftone effects will be applied to
a new layer, but this layer needs something in it for the filters to work. Go to Edit
>Fill, then choose 50% Grey Right click on this layer and choose Convert
to Smart Object, so the filter options can still be edited after they have been applied. Go to Filter>Filter Gallery and choose Halftone
Pattern from under the Sketch menu. The settings of 2 Size works for this image, but you can
increase the figure for bigger dots. Keep the Contrast at zero. Change the Pattern Type
to Dots, but we’ll come back to check out the Lines effect later. You could use just a basic halftone pattern
with clean and crisp circles, but I like to grunge things up with distressed effects. Click the New icon at the bottom of the Filter
Gallery panel to add another effect. Choose Torn Edges. Reduce the Contrast setting to zero, then
set the Smoothness to 13. Move the Image Balance slider to the centre around 25. To allow this distressed halftone pattern
to interact with the tones of the image, change the blending mode to Hard Mix. The contrast is to a little too harsh with
too much of a bitmap look, so reduce the Fill amount to allow the underlying image to show
through slightly. Around 80% works well. As a finishing touch, add a Gradient Map adjustment
layer. I’m using a preset from my free collection of Duotone Gradients you can download from
Spoon Graphics, but the colour values are #2a1c33 and #d2bb8f We can now play around with the filter settings
to check out some alternative effects. Double-click the Filter Gallery effect in the Layers panel. If you move the Image Balance Slider, you’ll
notice the tone of the pattern changes after so many digits. See how the darker halftone
pattern produces a darker effect when applied to the photo. Conversely, moving the Image Balance slider
the other way generates a brighter effect which might suit your chosen image better. The other option you can experiment with is
the Smoothness value. Maxing it out to 15 doesn’t look right at all, but 14 gives a
clearer reproduction of the image. I prefer one step down at 13 to boost the
contrast a little. To customise the effect further, you could
add a Twirl effect under the Filter>Distort menu. Use the default 50 degrees figure to
see how it bends and warps the dots, which produces more of an engraved effect like you
see on the back on bank notes. Turn off the visibility of the Twirl filter
in the Layers panel to revert back to the Halftone effect. Double click the Filter Gallery again, this
time change the Pattern Type of the Halftone effect to Lines, rather than dots to create
yet another version of the effect. This halftone lines effect can also be made
to look like an engraved illustration by applying a Wave filter from the Filter>Distort menu. For this scale of image, settings of 79 & 80
for the Wavelength, and 5 & 6 for the Amplitude work well, making sure you have the Sine option
checked. One of my popular pieces of content on Spoon
Graphics is my engraved effect tutorial and complementary Action, but this is a quicker
and easier version of that visual effect. Since this effect is added to a totally new
layer, it’s really easy to replace the image. Simply place another photo within the layer
stack underneath the Smart Object layer to see the effect immediately applied. The final result is a cool halftone pattern
effect with a range of options to customise its appearance. What’s great about this effect
is how the Hard Mix blending mode allows the pattern to conform to the tones of the original
photograph, it also makes the dots or lines appear smaller or thinner over the lighter
areas. The addition of the Torn Edges filter also
gives the effect more of a distressed appearance, rather than an array of perfectly clean and
crisp patterns. So if you enjoyed this tutorial, a thumbs
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In this video I’gonna show you, how to create this technique with doble masks in Photoshop. The first thing to keep in mind when making montages in Photoshop, is selecting high resolution images. Here, I’m using images from with a very good quality, Let’s start by silhouetting this picture. We will use the Magic Wand tool. Let’s have a tolerance of 35 pixels. But before continuing let’s explain what tolerance is all about. We have here an 8-bit image. 8-bit images have 256 levels of gray. Let me explain it better. I’m going to reduce the gray levels. Now, let’s select the Magic Wand tool The Magic Wand tool has a tolerance that goes from 0 to 255. These are the 256 gray levels what we are doing is determining the range of gray levels to be selected. Let’s say for example 20 levels We click on this point. We have selected 10 gray levels to the left, shadows, and 10 gray levels to the right, high lights It is clear then, that by increasing tolerance, we are selecting more pixels. Here is again, our original image. We need to select the background pixels. We select a tolerance of 35 pixels and click on this zone Let’s add this region, this one and finally, this one Let’s see the result by applying a quick mask. There’s still zones to be selected Please don’t try to clic inside this zones “by hand” Deselect To select the inner zones, deactivate Contiguos Click on this zone again Now we have a more complete selection. Let’s complete the selection edition with a quick mask. Everything seems to be fine. Remember that you can edit the mask at any moment Press Q to leave the Quick mask mode With the active selection, click on the Create layer mask button in the Layers panel. The mask is inverted Undo This happened because the background is selected Press the Alt key and click on the Add layer mask button This creates an inverted mask. Let’s refine the layer mask Double click on the layer mask in the layers panel and, in this interfase, we contract the mask a little to get rid of halos from the background Let’s leave this file and work now on the other file We are going to select this