Matte paintings are typically for use in films and video games to make scenes and landscapes that would otherwise be impossible or expensive to create as a film set. We’d like to present you with some master matte painters and their stunning art pieces for your admiration and inspiration. This visual showcase follows up our tutorial on how to create a matte painting in Photoshop.
In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we are going to go over a method for composing a beautiful matte painting style scene. Matte paintings are typically used in movies to create expensive or surreal landscapes and scenes that are stitched together with regular footage. Note that we are not actually making a matte painting that would be suitable to use in a Hollywood film, but rather, composing a scene inspired by these great matte painters and film technicians.
The use of a bright color palette and gradients can bring a modernistic or playful character to a web design. When done well, bright and sleek web designs are eye-catching and fits a website that drives to convey a neoteric mood. To follow up our tutorial on making a bright and sleek layout, I’d like to present to you some beautiful web designs in the same theme, for your inspiration.
In this web design tutorial we will create a clean, professional, and modern web layout in Photoshop using the 960 Grid System as our layout guide. We will use light and bright colors, subtle gradients, thin lines. Additionally, you will see a way to recreate a popular web design technique: 3D ribbons. Let’s get started!
With this illustration tutorial, we are going to work on ways of creating digital illustrations that feel very organic, rough, and are full of texture. This tutorial will focus on using Photoshop’s existing brushes, creating one of our own, using layering techniques and filters to create the final image. There is some use of royalty-free stock, mostly for reference and textures. Feel free to adjust the methods discussed here to your own style and technique, as this is merely one of the ways I do it.
We’re bombarded with manipulated images every day. It’s fair to say that you literally can’t believe your eyes when you look in a magazine and see beautiful sculpted bodies and blemish-free skin. The best photo manipulators can make anything look real. In some cases, the work is extremely subtle, which is an art in itself, while other examples showcase the weird and wonderful images that can be achieved by a skillful image manipulator.
This Design Instruct exclusive freebie pack contains five grunge textures that you can incorporate into your commercial or personal design and art projects to give it some grungy, gritty textures. Each image is high-resolution, captured using a DSLR camera. In their full size, the items are sized at 1944x2896px. Enjoy!
Embossing is a technique for creating three-dimensional designs on paper. Embossing paper produces either a raised or a lowered surface, with the latter referred to as impressing or, in some circles, “debossing”. Print work with embossing creates a unique and tactile design that embodies a subtle but memorable element that ensures that you’ll make an impression.
In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we will create a dark photo manipulation scene with a very creepy/eerie/mysterious atmosphere. We will go through some basic techniques for making a shadowy scene and using some creative lighting effect methods that can spice up your work, such as adding a green flame, light streaks and sparkles. For this tutorial, you should be familiar with Photoshop basics, using the Pen Tool (P), and layer masks.
In this Photoshop graphic design tutorial, I will be walking you through the method of designing an LCD monitor completely from scratch. I’ll be illustrating how easy and simple it is to achieve realistic and detailed effects using only the basic tools available in Photoshop such as selection tools, some Free Transform commands, and smart application of layer styles.
Vector graphics design is one of the leading styles for print magazines and in titling of movies right now. In this tutorial, we are going to cover the entire body of a woman with stock vector art by employing some of the basic tools and blending options in Adobe Photoshop. We will also need Adobe Illustrator to open the vector files and to provide a source for importing the vectors into Photoshop.
This is a step-by-step tutorial where I will show you how to create a character in Adobe Illustrator using a sketch template merely as a guide. The piece we are going to make is a crazy and multicolored pen character. In this tutorial, you might be surprised that I only use fundamental shape tools, pathfinder commands and transformation commands to come up with the illustration, showing off a method for easily converting a sketch into a vector piece.