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Articles by Simon Rudd

About Simon Rudd (51 Articles)
Simon Rudd is a freelance writer and artist specialising in Photoshop tutorials as well as Horror, the Macabre and Fantasy themed pictures. He frequently writes for magazines and websites.

Star Wars Text and Star Field with Photoshop

March 30, 2011

I always enjoy the beginning of star wars, the scrolling text gets me in the mood for a sci-fi fest! 😀 so I thought I’d show you a way of faking it in Photoshop 🙂 Step 1 First go to [More]

Engraving Text with Photoshop

March 3, 2011

I found out today (well about ½ hour ago) that it was my turn to write – eeep! I thought, “I’ve not prepared anything” So here I show you a very easy (and quick!) way of creating engraved [More]

Comic Book Text Style in Photoshop

February 2, 2011

I’m a huge fan of comics – not that I’ve been able to buy any in the last 5 years or so 🙁 but I do love rereading my old ones. This had me thinking about the old style Pow’s [More]

Repeating Patterns with Photoshop Actions

January 5, 2011

In this tutorial, artist and writer Simon Rudd explores the use of Actions to create a repeating pattern. Make a new Photoshop document – I'm using a canvas that is 1024x768, as always you can set your own size if you want. Make the background black by pressing D on your keyboard followed by ALT and Backspace (or go to Edit>Fill>Black). Finally make a new Layer above the background Layer called Pattern1. [More]

Stripy Text with Photoshop Layer Styles

December 1, 2010

More text antics with Photoshop. We shall try and create this… Step 1. Start by creating a new Photoshop Document, I used 1024×768 at 72 ppi, but as always its really up to you. I then set [More]

Photoshop Exploding Text (Sort Of)

November 3, 2010

I’d like to continue my TS tutorials with a text effect I like, its fairly simple but looks effective. Step 1. We start by making a 1000×1000 pixel document – we have to have a square [More]

Light Writing with Photoshop

May 13, 2010

DSLR cameras are fantastic, you can do some great things with them – one of my favourite effects are slow shutter speed photos with cool light trails. These have recently been used in the TalkTalk [More]

Stencil From Photo

November 23, 2009

A few months ago I was playing with Photoshop and made a couple of stencil pictures out of stock photos (See them here) so I thought I’d do a short tutorial on how to make them.   Step 1.  Go to [More]

Using Livebrush with Photoshop

November 16, 2009

There is a brilliant program called Livebrush Lite that can be used to draw out very cool little patterns easily with the your mouse just by simple mouse movements.   1. So firstly go [More]

Vectors From Photograph – Flesh Tones

November 9, 2009

Continuing our vector tutorial – we will work on the flesh this week… Step 1 We begin by downloading the source file we last worked on from – Here. Next, group the bikini vector we made [More]

Shading vectors in Photoshop

October 19, 2009

Over the last couple of tutorials we have been gently introducing ourselves to vectors, firstly adding the lines then some colour. Today we are going to work on details. Step 1. Firstly download the [More]

Filling In With the Pen Tool

October 5, 2009

 Last week we worked on line art using the pen tool, this week we will work on filling it in. We will be using our old friend the pen tool again. Step 1. Download the source file we created last [More]

Line Art

September 28, 2009

Vector art is very cool and also very easy – you just have to learn to play with the pen tool – let’s start a project this week – we will begin by drawing in lines using the pen tool…. [More]
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