How to Create an Animated Short Film

How to Create an Animated Short Film

I will go over how I put together animated short films, from story creation to composition. I will be outlining the steps and my personal experiences creating an animation short, called Needles and Thread.

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Create a Powerful Mixed-Media Composition in Photoshop

Create a Powerful Mixed-Media Composition in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a mixed media composition using different “over painting” techniques with the help of only one brush with different sizes as well as using some stock images to produce a minimalistic yet powerful composition.

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Create a Surreal Desert Scene in Photoshop

Create a Surreal Desert Scene in Photoshop

In this photo manipulation tutorial, we will create a surreal desert scene with everything turning into sand. We will start with simple techniques, such as replacing the sky and adding a focus effect to the landscape. Then I will show you how to mask areas of the model’s hands, dress and other elements of the scene and replace those areas with sand using a custom particles brush. Let’s get started!

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Make a Dark Statue with 3D Tentacles Photo Manipulation

Make a Dark Statue with 3D Tentacles Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial we will create a dark statue photomanipulation using Photoshop and Cinema 4D. I will show you how to turn a photo of a woman into a statue, how to create tentacles in Cinema 4D and add them to the photomanipulation and many other techniques for adjusting the lights, the textures and the colors of the final image. Let’s get started!

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Superimpose a Car onto Another Image in Photoshop

Superimpose a Car onto Another Image in Photoshop

A lot of times, you aren’t going to find the perfect photo. Sometimes the subject needs to be retouched or its background isn’t suitable. The objective of this Photoshop tutorial is to show you how to combine and blend different objects to create your perfect photo composition. We’ll discuss how to find the right images to use, how to match colors and some techniques for seamless photo blending.

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Make a Vintage Planetary Landscape Poster in Photoshop

Make a Vintage Planetary Landscape Poster in Photoshop

When working with an outer space theme, the possibilities are endless — there are plenty of elements you can incorporate and photo manipulate into your composition. With the popularity and abundance of science fiction movies and books, there’s no shortage of inspiration either. In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to take some different space elements, as well as some earthly landscape elements, and put them all together to create a faded, vintage-like poster.

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Creating a Surreal Smoking Bird Composition in Photoshop

Creating a Surreal Smoking Bird Composition in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, we will be making a monochromatic scene with the subject being a bird in flight with smoke surrounding its body. We will be using a high contrast stock image that we will manipulate and combine with smoke brushes.

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Create Stunning 3D Text in a Grungy Landscape

Create Stunning 3D Text in a Grungy Landscape

The more you can learn about blending images and different elements together in Photoshop, the more freedom you will have in creating whatever pops up in your imagination. In this Photoshop tutorial, we are going to go over different digital-image-editing techniques in order to create a beautiful grungy and grainy composition that has 3D text (that we will make in Illustrator) as its centerpiece.

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Make a TRON-Inspired Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Make a TRON-Inspired Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

This Photoshop tutorial goes over the creation of an action scene inspired by the movie, TRON. We will discuss surreal photo manipulation techniques that give the illusion that the subject’s arm and other parts of his body are disintegrating into light. The techniques in this tutorial use different transform tools, filters and adjustment layers to give phenomenal results. Great lighting techniques and atmospheric effects will also be demonstrated in this tutorial.

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Create an Epic Roman Empire Photo Manipulation Scene

Create an Epic Roman Empire Photo Manipulation Scene

In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll be using plenty of professional Photoshop techniques to create a scene right out of the fall of the Roman Empire. If you’re a fan of the movie 300 or the TV series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, then you will recognize the style of this image. You can’t ask for a better story than one that includes epic disaster, warriors, and a maiden in distress. Here’s your chance to relive a violent chapter in history — and this time, no one gets hurt.

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Create a Centaur Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Create a Centaur Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

In Greek Mythology, the Centaurs are a wild and barbaric race of creatures — half man, and half horse. They have been described as typifying the struggle between civilization and barbarism. In this tutorial, we will create one of these mythological creatures by blending several images together and adding some dramatic lighting and depth to the scene. Grab your shield and prepare to do battle as we set out to encounter one of the greatest beasts ever known!

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Dynamic Black & White Scene with Geometric Elements

Dynamic Black & White Scene with Geometric Elements

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, I will teach you how to easily incorporate geometric elements and amazing light effects in your compositions. Using a ton of techniques, you will be able to discover how to create spectacular light effects and manipulate parts of your artwork to get interesting displacement effects.

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