We, Geeks Podcast Ep. 6 – Sucking The Life Out of Creative People

We Geeks |

We, Geeks Podcast episode 6 Howard and I cover living above an Apple store, Facebook’s Messenger App Payments Feature, a Craigslist Murder and Online Safety, Selfies with Flying Food, and Ten Beliefs that suck the life out of creative people, writers, designers, and photographers. Listen to the banter and reach out and touch us with your questions by tweeting me @tutvid or just use the hashtag “#weGeeks” to interact with the show!

No comments

Photoshop CC Tutorial – Advanced: How to Select Hair

Photoshop |

Of all selections, hair selections are probably the most difficult. In this tutorial we will tackle complex selections and extracting people with hair from an image and use Photoshop to move that cut out person or object to a new background. Today I will cut the model off of a studio background with her hair flying all over the place. The goal will be to get a good, clean selection in the form of a mask so we can continue to refine the edges where it is needed to achieve the perfect edge for our complex selection.

2 comments

Quickly Learn Dodging & Burning – Photoshop CC

Photoshop |

As a photographer and as a digital artist dodging and burning is an essential skill to master. This quick tutorial will dive into getting started with dodging and burning in Photoshop using one of my favorite methods for non-destructive dodging and burning which can be used on a photograph, smart object, or any piece of artwork in Photoshop. There are a number of great ways to dodge and burn with Photoshop and I will have additional methods that I use available as tutorials at some point as well. Join me and let’s learn something new!

No comments

QUICK Photoshop CS6 Tutorial: Misty Mosaic Effect

Photoshop |

In this quick little tutorial we’ll use a few tricks in Photoshop to create a really cool looking misty mosaic effect. Using almost any kind of grunge texture brush and a filter here and a blend mode there, we’ll be able to create a very editable and very cool looking color style that could be used in any web and graphic design. Check it out after the jump!

No comments

Photoshop Tutorial (2014): How to use the Pen Tool

Photoshop |

The almighty and powerful pen tool is a tricky tool to figure out when using Photoshop and can be frustrating as well, but when you do conquer the pen tool you will have one of the more useful and powerful tools at your fingertips. In this tutorial we will start from the very basics of using the pen tool and advance through a number of the features of this amazing and powerful tool option in Photoshop. Sit tight and enjoy!

2 comments

Create a Hipster Logo – Photoshop Tutorial

Photoshop |

How did the hipster burn his lips? He ate the pizza before it was cool. Why did the hipster put on a sweater while it was still warm? Because he wanted to wear a sweater before it was cool. Alright, we get it, hipster jokes can be fun, but really, who doesn’t love the wonderful world of textures, old-world typography made cool again, textures, faded photography, and colored jeans that has seemed to be continually enveloped in the Hipster culture. We’re going to take to Photoshop and create this variation of a hipster style logo/American Eagle t-shirt design which should get you excited and definitely looks pretty cool too. We’re going to use a modified type face in Photoshop and some texture brushes, skewing, colors, masking, and more to create a cool little design. Keep in mind, if a pixel falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, a hipster will buy it on vinyl. Design responsibly.

6 comments

Shattered & Broken Text Effect – Photoshop Tutorial

Photoshop |

Follow this simple and fast tutorial to learn an amazing way to create vector type in Photoshop with a beautiful and highly editable shattered text effect. We’ll run over creating shapes from type layers, converting complex selections into paths, working with a mask and custom brushes, and a whole lot more. Jump in and check it out

5 comments