Monday, December 1, 2008

Glow the circle

I figure out this trick when i see the logo of 'heroes' movie. But I create it on my own. First, open new document with black background.

And then create a new layer.

On a new layer, use marquee tool (m), hold shift while dragging cursor to make perfect circle. When a circle already made, use bucket tool (g) to fill it with white color.

(you can use any color if u like)

And then press Control + D to deselect. On the circle layer, right click layer and choose blending option.
Set outer glow & inner glow. apply this;
Outer glow = Spread : 10 Size : 40
Inner glow = Size : 30

And your circle will become shining. After that, right click on circle layer and choose flatten image like image below as well.

Your layer will combine is it? Double click on layer and rename the layer to elipse. then click ok. Hold control key and click 'add new layer', your new layer will create below elipse layer. Fill the new layer with black.

Now click at elipse layer then click 'mask'. see image below.

Now get a gradient tool (g) with a basic color (black&white) and drag your cursor from below to upper through the circle. I'm no good in English actually, so lets see the example below. your gradient should become like that.

Once again, flatten the layer.
Then go to Filter > Render > Lens flare. and apply effect. Here i choose a movie prime, you can adjust the brightness and the lenses placing as you like.

And you done.

Go to image > adjustment > black & white

The final step, Go to Image > Adjustment > Hue/Saturation and choose your desired color to make your circle more solid, before that, click on 'colorize' check box. then pick your color

Satisfied? And this is my result, try to play with color variety

Black & White

I will show you this simple step to make an perfect b&w on image lil' bit darker. 1st choose any image u think darky. You can see mine.

Yeah.. Friends of mine. They had a wonderful trip. Ha ha. Just look at their face.. excited already right? ha ha Okey, go to image > Mode > Lab Color. See image below

Then go to channel tab,delete the 'a' channel, just drag it to trash, 'b' channel should disappear as well.

And you've done. Easy step. Okey, you must go back to rgb or cmyk mode in order to save it in jpeg. first, go to image > mode > grayscale. and then once more, image > mode > rgb @ cmyk.
I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial. BTW, afterall you also can change the b&w color without change the mode to lab color, just go to image > adjustment > black & white (Control + Alt + Shift + B) or desaturate the image (control + Shift + U) But the result can't be like this.

The different.

How to Develop Concepts


Well basically it’s about an idea(s), thought(s) or feeling(s). Resolving or portraying them from your creative mind as best as you can make it your concept. An idea is only powerful unless it is expressed well and unless you wish to express a message. Without meaning or feeling it is not a concept. So just taking a snapshot photograph does not make it a conceptual piece. It’s when you put the concept to it that it becomes something more. The photo alone should speak for itself, even though it can sometimes be ambiguous. That’s where you take that challenge to direct the message in the path that you would like it to go.




:: Ask yourself these questions or rather, run the idea by someone who shares the same view point as you do if you are comfortable sharing it. ::

:: Will people get your message or will they interpret it as something else? Is there enough clarity? ::

:: What is it that you want to get out of it? ::

:: For people to stop and think? ::

:: For people to be disgusted but drop their jaw at the reality of your idea? ::

:: To influence someone positively? Or to just express a feeling or thought inside your mind? ::

:: Are you targeting the right audience? ::






so.. keep it up bro..

credit : : FaMz

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


In this tutorial I'll try to show you how to make an interesting supernova. It's really simple step to work on. Perfect for desktop background or signatures. First of all, open new document (Control + N) and fill the layer with black. Make a new layer (Control + shift + N) name the layer 'supernova'. Take a brush around 75px or something around 70px-80px with color #FF0000. (I take a smooth around brush here). Brush a shape at the middle of your document.

Change the red color to #FFC00 (you still have 75px brush selected) and brush the layer on the inside of the red shape (still remain on the same layer)

Repeat same step but change color to #FFFFFF

Now go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and apply the radius to 45px

Create a new layer (Shift +Control + N) reset the color (press D) and go to filter > Render > Clouds. Next, press Control + F about 2 times to repeat the filter. Then, change the blending mode of the layer you just made to Color Dodge.

Go to Layer > New adjustment layer > Levels and press OK without changing the parameters.
Next were going to make a very easy start. Make a new layer (Control + Shift + N) and fill it with black. Go to Filter > Noise > add noise. Amount : 14, Distribution : Gaussian, Monochromatic : Turn ON. When you done doing this. Change the blending mode to screen

Lower the opacity of 'supernova' layer. then make a new layer, fill it with black. Go to Filter > Render > Lensflare. adjust the lens effect. after it done. change the blending mode to screen and you've done in making a supernova!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Colouring a brush

I found a very interesting technique to coloring a brush.. Open New Document (Control + N) and choose a black as a background. First of all.. u must have a brush.. Pick a brush and splash it to your canvas. (Before that, create a new layer and splash it at the new layer.) Here i choose a fractal brush to demonstrate.

Now. Copy brush layer(drag a layer onto a 'new layer' symbol) and apply the gaussian blur, Filter > blur > gaussian blur.. and then reduce opacity to 40.

Create one layer.. name the layer as "color". on layer color pick a brush (B) and paint the layer with any different colour. Here I use a basic brush with soft mechanical size 150px. And I choose blue & pink color. (2 different color, 1 layer!)

After that. Create a new layer. (And press D). Go to Filter > Render > Clouds. Then Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur (10px). Set the blending mode to 'vivid light' and reduce opacity to 50
Finally, on layer 'color', set the blending mode to 'overlay' and wallllap!! the result.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Creating a grass

Open new document (Control + N) Pick a Brush Tool (B)and draw an image like a grass. It's not exactly a like a grass. just.. Brush. Here i use a duller color so when you dodge it become more vibrant

Use Burn Tool (O) to make a shadow at there in the bottom

Now. Highlight the top it with Dodge Tool (O). Remember to set it to Midtones

Smudge the grass (R) with pressure within 70 - 80 depend on realism. smoothly drag you grass upper to make it more real. It will take a little bit time to done it.

Now Dodge it with Highlight setting. Dodge it at the middle area at the grass. Try to minimize the use of this tool. If you use too much it will become worst.

Again, use a Smudge Tool but with a tool size around 9 to make a grass more real and small. Yeah!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Make a simple Background

Follow the rules.
Firstly, create a new document. Control + N and set Width 500 & Height 500. click OK.
make sure the background is white

Go to filter > render > clouds. Follow the picture below.

And your image will be like..

Ok. We want to make it little bit blur. Go to filter > blur > Gaussian Blur. As shown as below. Set radius to 40,2

Colour the cloud with your favorite color. Go to image > adjustment > color balance or press Control + B. Then try to adjust a tone of color.

Your cloud will be colored. i choose a green color.

Pick any pattern or any image. Put into your project. Then make it black & white.
Image > Adjustment > Black and white or press Control+Alt+Shift+B.

Then apply the blend mode to soft light, opacity to 50. see picture below.

Final Result