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Mar 20
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Members Area Tutorial: Create a Fiery, Dynamic Basketball Photo Manipulation

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 22:05 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Create a Fiery, Dynamic Basketball Photo Manipulation

In this advanced tutorial we will be creating a high-energy sports themed design that is full of color, motion and depth. Using an image of a basketball player as the focal point, we will use various light effects, custom brushes and vector artwork to build up a detailed composition.

Let’s get started!

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Mar 06
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Video Tutorial: Creating the Photo Manipulation ‘Birth of a New Era’

Wed, 03/06/2013 - 16:02 — julie

Video Tutorial: Creating the Photo Manipulation ‘Birth of a New Era’

Today I’m hugely excited to share our first ever video tutorial for FanExtra members. Video tutorials are something that many of you have been asking for and we plan on releasing a lot more video content to follow this first tutorial.

If you enjoy this video and find it easier as a learning method than our regular written tutorials then please let us know in the comments below.

Tutorial Details:

Time to Complete: 45 minutes
Tools Used: Photoshop CS5
Difficultly: Intermediate

This tutorial is a video version of our existing written tutorial: Members Area Tutorial: Creating the Photoshop Manipulation ‘Birth of a New Era’

Let’s get started!

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Mar 04
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Create a Lone Ranger Photo Manipulation

Mon, 03/04/2013 - 21:14 — julie

Create a Lone Ranger Photo Manipulation

If you’re new to photo manipulation then you may not be familiar with techniques such as blending, lighting and image adjustments.

In today’s lesson we’re going to create a lone range photo manipulation, featuring a dramatic landscape and an old cowboy.

You’ll learn how to create a vivid photo manipulation with strong lighting, custom brush application and blending.

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

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Feb 28
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Members Area Tutorial: Create a Complete Video Game Experience Photo Manipulation Scene

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 01:16 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Create a Complete Game Experience Photo Manipulation Scene

Today’s tutorial is something a little different, but is perfect if you’re interested in not just creating stunning artwork, but artwork that’s usable for real life projects.

We’re going to be learning how to create a dark photo manipulation scene, and then frame this scene within a video-game type screen.

In this sense the tutorial is really two tutorials in one, as you’re be working with photo manipulation techniques, but combining these with interface creation walkthroughs.

You’ll be mastering techniques such as:

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Feb 22
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Create a Surreal, Scenic Photo Manipulation

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 20:49 — julie

Create a Surreal, Scenic Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial we will create a dark surreal landscape featuring a stony face.

Learn and get inspired on how to make uses of simple stock images to be creatively manipulated into atmospheric surreal scene using Photoshop.

Follow through the steps in this tutorial to learn how to set mood to the scene, add lightning and sharpen your image correctly.

Let’s get started!

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

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Feb 13
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Members Area Tutorial: Creating the Photo Manipulation ‘Birth of a New Era’

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 17:13 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Creating the Photo Manipulation ‘Birth of a New Era’

Photo manipulation is a true art form and it lets you create some incredible fantasy pieces.

In today’s advanced tutorial we’re going to be creating the photo manipulation piece ‘Birth of a New Era’ which features a man gazing out over a surreal landscape with a flaming earth in a dark ocean.

You can follow along every single detail and step of creating this piece, and will master techniques such as masking, gradient maps, artificial lighting, shading, color correction and professional sharpening.

Let’s get started!

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

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Feb 06
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Members Area Tutorial: Create a Dark And Surreal Photo Manipulation “Volcano Spirit”

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 17:36 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Create a Dark And Surreal Photo Manipulation “Volcano Spirit”

In this tutorial I’ll how you how to create a dark and surreal photo manipulation called “Volcano Spirit”.

We’ll combine several stock photos to create a surreal head carrying a volcano with hot lava flowing from the eye.

Here’s a look at some of the advanced techniques covered in this tutorial:

  • Creating custom smoke using an original technique
  • Creating a custom wave effect using photo manipulation techniques
  • Building up advanced lighting effects for a bold outcome.
  • Creating artificial lighting to make your piece more cohesive.
  • Professional photo blending techniques, including a study of how to utilize layer blend modes

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

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Dec 12
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Members Area Tutorial: Create the Colorful and Creative Photo Manipulation “Simple Life”

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 20:27 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Create the Colorful and Creative Photo Manipulation “Simple Life”

As creatives we often love to produce works that express our creativity. Whether they’re doodles, collages or in today’s case a color work of art depicting a lazy summer day. Yes, we know it’s winter, but let this advanced tutorial from our expert Jenny Le take you away from the winter climate and explore your creative side.

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a colorful photo manipulation called “Simple Life”. We’ll pratice manipulating techniques, retouching, applying texture and working with lighting effects.

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

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Nov 02
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Members Area Tutorial: Create A Dark Ghostly Scene Photo Manipulation

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 17:52 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Create A Dark Ghostly Scene Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a dark ghostly scene. You’ll learn how to manipulate different images together and blend them correctly, use layer masking, create ghostly lighting, retouching, extract hair, work with advanced layer groups and more.

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

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