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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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).