Photoshop Tutorial 2009
Create Drama with Smoke and Mist.
What a beautiful surprising morning. Today I received a voucher copy of the UK Magazine Photoshop Creative Issue 45. Some weeks ago the magazine contacted me about an image they like to use in the magazine and include it in on the CD-ROM which comes together with the print issue. And today i saw the result – just awesome.
In the march issue 45 Photoshop Creative Magazine used one of my images I took in Marseille of Model Agathe Rolland at the Palais Longchamps for an Adobe Photoshop Tutorial about ‘How to add atomespheric mist and smoke’ into an image. It`s really amazing to see my image in an ‘before’ and ‘after applying the effect’ on a large full size printed magazine page. For the tutorial the magazine licenced this photo out of my portfolio from istockphoto:
The Photoshop Creative Tutorial from Tim Shelbourne shows in 15 easy steps how to adjust the original image and how to add smoke and mist into this image. The result is really cool. Even on the large full size print of the magazine I couldn`t see that the smoke was added ‘artificial’ with Photoshop CS4. So here you can see (a bad scan) of the result (page 55 of the magazine). The quality of my scan below is really much worser then the original in the magazine.
After Effect: Create Drama with Smoke and Mist Page 55 Photoshop Creative Magazin Issue 45
You can go through all of the 15 steps to achieve the result above. Click on the thumnails below to see the larger, readable scans of the tutorial pages 54-57:
The better and more comfortable way is to buy the magazine. The Photoshop Creative Magazine includes a CD-ROM, where all images (before/after) are availabe together with a lot more tips – more tutorials + Custom Adobe Brushes, actions etc. And there’s also a tutorial video (Smoke_Effects.mov) included how to apply the effect on the image.
Here is an overview:
All the latest and greatest techniques including;
– Make colours pop with selective lack and white techniques
– Give dull skies a makeover using texture
– Use the Warp tool to create a distorted glass effect
Easy-to-follow creative tutorials including;
– Learn how to add dramatic smoke to your photos
– Easy tips to transform flat illustrations into vibrant artwork
– Create beautiful mixed media designs in Photoshop
– Turn your photos in to stunning watercolour paintings
– Restore old photos using Channels
– Create a Picasso-style portrait from photographs
This Magazine is really worth the 6 UK Pound.