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Create realistic light leaks in Photoshop

January 27, 2017

Digital photography is crisp, clean and overall much more consistent than analogue photography. This is great for the most part, but like most things digital results can quickly become too perfect. [More]

Creating Light Streaks With Photoshop

October 15, 2012

In this Photoshop tutorial I answer another reader question. How, they asked, can I add light streaks into an image. In particular, they wanted to add the streaks around a bottle, so that's what I do here with a quick, and simple use of the Pen Tool, some Layer Styles and a little bit of Warp. Colour and glow can all be changed once the image is finished to give as much flexibility as possible. [More]

Photoshop Coloured Lighting into a Scene

September 10, 2012

In this video Photoshop tutorial aimed and beginners and intermediate users of Photoshop I add some colour to a reflection of a window. The work a long files nostainedglass.jpg and colouredwindow.jpg [More]

Add Some Drama with Photoshop

September 13, 2011

Today’s tip is a simple but powerful trick to create a more powerful mood within your photos, using Photoshop with just some adjustment layer and masking techniques. I first saw Eddie Tapp use a [More]

Creating the One Ring in 3D

April 19, 2011

As a Tolkien fan, I’m always interested in the lore and art that accompany the Lord of the Rings literature. So, I thought, why not try to recreate the One Ring in all its fiery presence? [More]

Jack-O-Lantern in 3D (Part 2)

October 26, 2010

Last week on TipSquirrel, I started a project to create a 3D scene of a Jack-O-Lantern, together with some spooky text. This week, as promised, we will finish this project by adding some light [More]

Lighting a 3D Model in Photoshop CS5

October 12, 2010

In the past few weeks on TipSquirrel, I’ve explored some of the new ways to create 3D models with Photoshop CS5, and touched on adding materials to your 3D objects to give them a more photo [More]