Really Cool Photoshop Effects Part II

magic-hat-psLast time around we selected five cool Photoshop techniques to enhance and transform your images into another reality.

Some were simple and direct, while others needed some expertise and Photoshop skills.

For our second round of PS effects, we’ve selected some that can be used “as is” or as the basis for creating new ones. Each of the following effects is explained through a tutorial.

To see them, click on the bold text or on the image.

rockstar

Rock Star Silhouette Effect
Let’s face it; many of us have secretly daydreamed about being a rock star or being a member of a band. Come on now, you know it’s true.

Well, the prospects of this happening may be slim, but the next best thing you can do is to make a cool rock star poster of yourself.

After this Photoshop trick, you can hang the finished image on your wall and have your friends admire your work. You may even autograph a picture or two.
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Plasma Fantasy Art Effect
Are you a big fan of fantasy novels? Or are you just a big fan of fantasy art?

Here’s some Photoshop magic that will literally light up any image you use by encircling the subject in glowing rings.

The technique for this effect is easy to understand and can transform any portrait into an image of wonderment and fantasy.

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alien-invasion

Alien Invasion Effect
If you’d like to change a dull or uninspired photo of a city into a dramatic apocalyptic scene, look no further than this tutorial written by Craig Henry.

With a few images of common objects, you can Photoshop themĀ  into an alien spaceship.

In the case of Craig, he used the front of a car and part of a camera lens to make his spacecraft. Yes, he really did. Use your imagination to see what things you can use for this special effect.
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watercoloreffect
Watercolor Effect
This effect is quite nice and can turn any photo into a watercolor painting. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use the median filter, blend mode, and layering to achieve the final result.

It’s quick and easy and you’ll be able to create instant pieces of watercolor for your personal enjoyment or for your next art project.
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big-pixel-art

Big Pixel / Halftone Effect
Here’s a classic looking effect from the days of Pop Art guru Andy Warhol.

This effect is done by simply making a custom mosaic pattern and overlaying it onto an existing image.

You can experiment with the cell sizes to see which ones work the best for your image.

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3 Comments

  1. Louie Hooper
    Posted October 15, 2009 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    Very cool effects! I look forward to seeing more.

  2. admin
    Posted October 16, 2009 at 1:28 am | Permalink

    Hi Louie,

    Your wish is our command. We’ll assemble a few more for you and our readers. Thanks for stopping by and for your comment. :D

  3. Posted October 18, 2009 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    DUDE THESE R SOOOO AWESOME U GUYS ROCK!!! BUT I WOULD LOVE TO SEE TONS MORE!!!={0

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