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Free Photoshop Tutorial Magazine October 2010 Edition - Free PDF Download
The October 2010 issue of PSD Photoshop Magazine is now online. Contents include:
Interview with Oliver Weiss
Oliver Weiss is an illustrator from Germany who works in a variety of different techniques ranging from whimsical drawings to mixedmedia collage artwork. His clients from twenty years include Random House, Rowohlt, Reed Business, Die Zeit, The Christian Science Monitor, Der Spiegel, Deutsche Bank, and the Munich Oktoberfest.
Trick or treat
With Halloween fast approaching I was in the mood for something a bit darker. Being a fan of zombie films it became apparent that this image would be a good occasioin to play around with one of my favorite horror themes. This time I decided to go for something more spontaneous… More along the lines of a mood study then a final highly polished image. I started thumbnailing on paper with “Trick or treat” as a main direction and came up with this: A woman hiding in a dark basement or room with a zombie knocking at the door. It fitted with what I wanted… a very cliche Halloween idea !!
I Fell in Love with an Alien
In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to add clouds to a photo by using layer masks, how to edit colours in Photoshop to give your image a vintage look and how to work with layering textures. This tutorial is relatively easy, but gives amazing looking results from the simplest tools.
Interview with Alex Eckman-Lawn
Alex Eckman-Lawn is a bloodthirsty young illustrator from Philadelphia who completed the Illustration program at University of the Arts in 2007. He has worked with many bands, including Psyopus, Architect, Yakuza, Hacride and Circle of Dead Children, designing tshirts and album art. He has also done design and/or artwork for Willowtip Records, Black Market Activities, Tribunal Records, and Scholastic Books. Alex has just wrapped up work on Awakening, an existential horror comic book being published by Archaia Studios Press. He uses a combination of photo and traditional media with heavy digital work in Photoshop and Painter.
Creating a night scene can be a challenging task. In this tutorial I show you a few techniques that I used to make this manipulation. I will show you how to use adjustment layers and how to create light effects and shadows to achieve a more realistic look.
On the road
There are many ways to play with photographs in Photoshop to give them a creative “boost.” Which method you choose depends both on your personal preference and what suits the particular image. The techniques used here won’t work for every image, but they may give you some ideas for other applications.
Interview with Doopla
We are Doopla. Multidisciplinary design team who loves you. We work for fun and for money. We don’t have many friends. We won’t accept work just because someone wants us to. Our Art Director is a 70 s robot named Pedro. Looking forward to hear from you soon.
Making of a building – 1
These two tutorials are fun and quick little exercises I do twice a week, basically just to keep myself limber. It’s a really fun way to keep your mind sharp and build your portfolio quickly and the best news is they’re pretty easy to pull off, especially if you have a nice source material.
Making of a building – 2
This tutorial is the second one from these two some way simple photo edits that hopefully show you can transform a space without really overdoing it, or losing what made the original photo exciting.
Editor’s Choice Belkina - Smile
This tutorial shows how to improve your photos with a minimal amount of work, especially if you’re working with big batches or for presentations where finals are to be selected.
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