These effects and their related tutorials (click on the bold text or the image) are really fun to try out. They incorporate functions of Photoshop such as layering, transparency, blending, and other methods.
It will be hard to put some of these tutorials down after you see the rendered images. You’ll want to experiment with these techniques to see what else you can create.
Mosaic: Photo with Lots of Photos Effect
This really nice effect isn’t obvious upon first inspection. It looks like a photo that has been processed with a simple Photoshop mosaic effect.
But if you look closely, you’ll find that the mosaic pattern is comprised of a matrix of many smaller photos.
This is a great idea for portraits. You can emphasize different aspects of the person such as family, friends, or hobbies.
Or perhaps even more importantly — to show off in front of your friends.
However, unless you are Ryu, you won’t be able to.
But this neat effect can make you the envy at your workplace or school when you show them your awesome powers with the help of this Photoshop technique.
The energy sphere effect may come in handy one day on future projects too…but using it to transform yourself into a superhero is more fun.
Reflective Bubble Effect
Here’s another sphere effect but with a different purpose altogether.
In this PS trick, you can place an image of the subject on the reflection of a bubble.
Or if you are really ambitious, you can place them on a series of bubbles.
This effect may be a nice one to use for an advertisement or poster project.
Old School Photo Collage
Remember when you were in elementary school and you had to make a photo collage during arts and crafts time?
It was fun, but here’s a PS effect that takes collage to the next several levels.
In this tutorial you’ll use blend modes, layering techniques, transparency, and filters.
The various ideas you can produce out of this effect are virtually limitless.
It can be used in a variety of ways from commercial applications to personal projects…and you don’t have to use glue and scissors!
Sin City Graphic Novel Effect
Fans of Sin City or those who want to produce an edgy graphic novel styled image can turn to this tutorial.
The speech bubble really seals the deal on this concept.
Throw in a little Pulp Fiction music and you’re all set to try this effect.
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