layering images

Layers of meaning! These rocks show the deep and shallow waters of an ancient Martian lake could’ve supported different kinds of microbes. This evenly layered rock imaged in 2014 by my Mastcam shows a pattern typical of a lake-floor sedimentary deposit near where flowing water entered a lake. Shallow and deep parts of an ancient Martian lake left different clues in mudstone formed from lakebed deposits. Credit: @nasa/NASAJPL-Caltech/MSSS

anonymous asked:

how do you make the sparkles fall behind the image? like only on the background

hey, love! so i’ve been asked this a lot, and i finally have a day off so below is how i end up with something like this: 

(the psd used in this example can be found here)(i save my sparkle gif from here) (this is more to show how to remove the gif from over the model, a tutorial for how to use the gif in the first place can be found here)

this might get a bit wordy since i can never manage to keep things short, and since this is a little bit more complicated than the usual ‘sparkle’ effect, i’ve added a few pictures along the way to help but please feel free to ask any questions!

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anonymous asked:

hey! i think ur art is p cool c: any tips for using ps?

thank you! here are some super quick things people may not know going in:

  • smart objects
  • masks
    • clipping masks
    • layer masks
  • adjustment layers
  • liquify, general fliters
  • blending effects
    • for layers
    • for brushes
  • grids, guides
  • history/save states/snapshots
  • importing brushes
  • workspaces
  • dark magic
    • quick exporting
    • what a contact sheet is
    • batching, scripts.

this will all be in PhotoshopCC. This is the more technical side of Photoshop instead of the fun drawing side, because let’s face it you’ll already learn that in time. This is stuff to make drawing digitally or editing or whatever easier, faster, and less trouble. These are shortcuts and smart things basically.

smart objects!

touching up? use smart objects!! please!! When you size them down they still maintain the data of the original, so you can scale and re-arrange without data lost (you can’t draw on this layer as a smart object though!). do this please. to undo this look for “rasterize layer”

this also means filters are clipped onto the layer but aren’t actually changing the layer. You can then turn them off, delete them, ect. without any repercussions. Smart objects will be more data but they are safe bets.

you won’t see this for drawing and painting but when you’re editing your drawings for maybe a poster or compiling them this is super useful! 

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Instagram PSD Tutorial: How To Use & Basic Help

So I’ve had a handful of people recently asking for help on how to achieve the results I did. As a novice once myself I understand how confusing things like PSDs and clipping masks can be so I’ve organised this (hopefully helpful) tutorial on how I did this graphic. I hope that after this you don’t have any more questions but if you do feel free to bother me with them, I don’t mind one bit! I’ll try my best. Please reblog/like if you found this helpful.

[tutorial under readmore]

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anonymous asked:

Hello! :) I was looking for some tutorials/ refs on lighting online and i happened to chance upon your tutorial (the post for expressive and dramatic lighting) and I have to say it helped me out a lot and i'm really thankful! But, I have 1 mind boggling qn- I can't seem to get the lighting to be the colour that I want, may I ask how do you change the lighting to whatever colours you want? Ie. like your purple shadow w blue lighting? (I can only get the basic local lighting after erasing) THANK U

hello! i am so happy to hear that you found it helpful!

i can see how you might have trouble…that tutorial is a little old and i’ve since found a way to get more accurate colors with light and shadow! (aka i was taught it on the job, hehe)

here’s an example image. the yellow is the local color and the green is the shadow (it is actually a blue light but since it’s on a yellow object, it turns green). instead of using a multiply layer, try a hard light layer. soft light might also work if you want a more subtle look.

to adjust the color easily, make sure you’ve selected that layer and go to image > adjustments > hue/saturation or hit ctrl+u (cmd+u for mac).

here we go!!!

play around with the sliders and see what sort of effects you can get. this method works for shadow, light, local color, whatever.

i hope this helps!

have you ever wanted to use a certain screenshot in an edit, but the lighting was just Not Working For You™? ever wondered how to fix it? i know i did :/

so lemme just blow your minds.

things you need:

  • any version photoshop (anything cs or above, pretty much)
  • your transparent image you want to change the lighting of
  • various different images of the SAME person in the previous image with the right lighting
  • patience

instructions under the cut!

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anonymous asked:

I was just wondering, what do some of your pieces look like unedited? Some of your linework looks so detailed and complex that I wondered if you layer images or if it's all on one piece?

Here’s a little wip shot I posted on twitter earlier today:

I had already adjusted the contrast and inverted parts of it. As you can see, the halos are missing, I drew and scanned them separately and put them on their places before starting coloring. It’s easier to keep them cohesive when you don’t have to worry about composition or ruining the existing line work.


Icon tutorial + feel free to use the icons

I’ve been asked by several people how I get the affiliate and network icons so sharp in some of my groups, so I decided to write a tutorial. (This will also work for your tumblr dash icon.) I’m using Photoshop cc for mac, but I’m not using the mac shortcuts here, so it should work for PC users as well.

This is pretty basic stuff, but it’s a wordy tutorial so that anyone with less photoshop experience should be able to follow along. 

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image breakdown of the gif

I don’t know if this has been done yet, but I figured it’d be helpful either way… Uploaded to imgur to save our blog screens here. I literally took the gif and exported the layers as images so it should all be in the ‘correct’ order.

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TEST POST, @ mobile users: tell me how many images u see on mobile below in each these 3 sections. if u dont see 3 lines of text, its being overlapped in addition to layered images. there should be 1, then 2, then 3 images. reply with results or pm me caps

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