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Mother Nature – Unfinished PSD Artwork

Mother Nature – Unfinished PSD Artwork

I was asked if I could do an effect like you see on the preview image and I gave it a try but I’m so busy with my own tutorials that I never got to finish it. Download this free layered PSD file and finish this artwork yourself. Read More »

Portrait Retouching Tutorial Part 2

On part two I keep working on the makeup and make contrast and color adjustments to make the image more consistent and make the global illumination changes and add some special light effects. Read More »

Portrait Retouching Tutorial  Part 1

Portrait Retouching Tutorial Part 1

In this retouching tutorial I will cover the entire process I went through to create the final effect. The tutorial shows how to clean and smoothen skin, how to dodge and burn to enhance highlights, add makeup, enhance eyes and much more. Read More »

How I create abstract shapes with Chaoscope

How I create abstract shapes with Chaoscope

People have been asking me how I created the abstract shapes from my “Light Shape Megapack” In this video I will show you the method I use to create those abstract shapes using this free but cool software. Read More »

Hard Light Effect in Photoshop

Hard Light Effect in Photoshop

This is the first live tutorial I recorded so I had no idea what I will end up with. Basically I wanted to show how to get a high contrast hard light effect in Photoshop, almost HDR looking. I wanted to keep things realistic so I used the contrast masking technique to keep the original shadows of the model. Read More »

Instagram Quick Effect In Photoshop

Instagram Quick Effect In Photoshop

In this tutorial we’ll learn how to create a quick instagram effect in photoshop.   Open your image and go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Levels.From the RGB panel select Blue(Alt+5) and set the value of the Output Levels to 180. Now go to Layer>New Fill Layer>Solid Color and use the value #f6ddad for this creamy color an then set the blending ... Read More »

#11 – Adjustments – Photoshop for beginners

#11 – Adjustments – Photoshop for beginners

In this episode I’ll talk about adjustments: what they are and how to use them in Photoshop. I’ll show you the benefits of using “adjustment layers” so that you can modify the image non-destructively. Read More »

Contrast Masking. Keep the Original Shadows

Contrast Masking. Keep the Original Shadows

In this video I will show you how to incorporate the original shadows of an image on a new composition using blend modes, levels and some masking. Really easy and awesomely useful especially for photographers that need to replace backgrounds and keep the original shadows. Read More »

Efecto Desintegración en Photoshop

Efecto Desintegración en Photoshop

Aprende a crear un efecto de desintegracion y efectos de luz con este tutorial de manipulación fotográfica. Read More »

Best of Flickr Group Photos #4

Best of Flickr Group Photos #4

More and more people is submitting their artworks on the PSD Box Flickr group and everyday I see better artworks. The quality of the artworks has improved a lot and that’s great especially for people that’s looking for inspiration. Read More »