Tag: Down & Dirty

Enhancing Cosplay Photos with Special Effects
by Corey Barker

So it’s that time of year when we all get a little silly and dress up for Halloween. Have you ever thought about what you could do if you took photos of yourself, friends, or family in their favorite cosplay and enhanced them with special effects in Photoshop, maybe to create a poster, an invitation to a Halloween party, or maybe just for fun? Here are some tricks and treats you can do to make your cosplay photos a little more sinister for Halloween. 

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Dog Portrait Retouching
by Kirk Nelson

Leashes and handlers can frequently be removed from pet images afterwards. In this tutorial, we explore some retouching techniques that can follow up on the photography techniques that Kaylee teaches. The German Shepherd in this tutorial isn’t that well trained and required the near presence of his handler for the entire photo shoot, which made this project a perfect example of real life retouching for dog portraits.

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Down & Dirty Tricks: 3D Subtitle Art for Badass Effects Book
By Corey Barker

In this “Down & Dirty Tricks” you’ll learn how Corey Barker used 3D in Photoshop to create the subtitle art for his “Photoshop Tricks for Designers: How to Create Bada$$ Effects in Photoshop” book. You can achieve some really impressive effects in a fraction of the time that it would take to create them in other 3D applications—all without ever leaving Photoshop.

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Light Bulb Brush Effect
By Corey Barker

I’ve seen this effect done a number of different ways in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we’ll re-create the effect using brushes and layer styles. I like to do it this way because brushes and styles can be saved so you can use them over and over again, plus it’s easy to modify them for numerous configurations. And, it just looks cool!

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