Portrait Photo To Color Sketch With Photoshop



Here’s the photo I’ll be starting with:



The original photo. Image licensed from shutterstock by Photoshop Essentials.com.



The original portrait image.

Here’s how it will look when we’re done:



Photoshop photo to color pencil sketch effect. Image © 2011 Photoshop Essentials.com.


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Photoshop Watercolor Painting Effect



Here’s the image I’ll be using for this tutorial:



A photo of a Dutch windmill and flowers.


The original photo.

And here’s how it will look after applying our watercolor painting effect:



The image after applying the watercolor painting effect.


The final watercolor painting effect.

Understanding Layer Masks In Photoshop



Written by Steve Patterson. In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to look at one of the most essential features in all of Photoshop – layer masks. We’ll cover exactly what layer masks are, how they work, and why you want to use them. If you’ve been staying away from using layer masks with your Photoshop work because you thought they were somehow beyond your skill level, well, if you know the difference between black and white and can paint with Photoshop’s Brush Tool, you already have all the skills you need!

What will we going to create :


clipping path


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Five tips to having a healthy diet for your heart






Cardiac disease patients have something in common, they did not love veggies and fruits and they consumer so much saturated fats. If you want to avoid any heart illness, you can start eating healthier. You can do it even from your own home and make some good progress with your health. Read our tips if you are committed to loving a healthier diet moving forward:

Less meat

You have to repeat that phrase over and over again. If you want to have a healthier heart, cut your intake of meat. Saturated fats and animal products naturally go side by side.

Read the labels

Heart patients must make it a habit to read the labels before they consume anything. Check the grams of fat and if you see 2g of saturated fat, it should be automatic for you to put that product back to the shelf. This should also be the case for products with 1g of trans fat for every 100 calories. You will find out that a lot of potato chips, cookies, and bake goodies will not pass this standard.

Go green

Being eco-friendly is great but we are referring to loving plant foods that are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, fibers, and minerals. These nutrients can help lower your blood pressure, decrease your cholesterol, and protect your blood vessels from damage.

Watch you weight

A recent study found out that men who are overweight are 72% more prone to heart disease than their lean counterparts in a three-year period. Heart attack risk for obese individuals is even higher. Those with a BMI of at least 33 and over has a 244% greater risk of having cardiac problems compared to their slimmer individuals.




Source : myhealthblog.biz

Tips how to help a person suffering from depression






When you have a friend or a family member who suffers from depression, you want to do all you can to help that person. There are a lot of things you can try to help them. Remember though that depression is a medical condition so they might really need the help of a professional who can provide proper medical care.


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How to Create a Mystical Women in Photoshop


  • How to Create a Mystical Women in Photoshop

Creating a photo manipulation using Photoshop can be a lot of fun. Choosing the right photos is an important step in the process, In this tutorial we will show you how to do this using the layer mask , use of lighting effect, blending, creating a vignette use stroke and more. Let’s get started!

Resources Used In This Tutorial


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Photoshop CS6 Blur Gallery – Field Blur

In this first tutorial, we’ll learn all aboout Field Blur. Here’s the photo I’ll be working with:


The original photo. Image licensed from Fotolia by Photoshop Essentials.com

The original image.

Before we go any further, let’s take a quick look at my Layers panel where we see that I’m currently working on a copy of my original image. I created the copy by pressing Crtl+J (Win) / Command+J (Mac) on my keyboard, which duplicated the Background layer. This way, the original photo, sitting safely on the Background layer, will remain untouched and unharmed while I apply the blur effect to the copy on Layer 1:

The Layers panel showing a copy of the original image on Layer 1. Image © 2012 Photoshop Essentials.com

Working on a copy of the image (Layer 1) to avoid changing the original (Background layer).