Author Archives: Denny Tang

Today Only: Download Thousands of Photoshop Assets for Only $19

A flash sale is happening over at Envato Elements where you can get access to thousands of Photoshop add-ons, graphics, courses and eBooks. Get access now for only $19/month (reduced from $29/month). This rate lasts for the lifetime of your membership so it’s a huge saving in the long run. If you’re a Photoshop enthusiast,…

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Achieve the Cyberpunk Look with Lightroom or Photoshop’s Camera Raw Filter

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to achieve the retrofuturistic cyberpunk look in Lightroom. Although this is a Lightroom tutorial, you can replicate and follow along with Photoshop’s Camera Raw filter (Filter > Camera Raw Filter). This pink/cyan look has been a growing trend especially for nighttime cityscapes. You can also find the look used…

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Free Dystopian Photoshop Actions

Download these free Photoshop actions designed for nighttime cityscapes. Made by SparkleStock, these actions turn your photos into abstract dystopian cityscapes in just one click. They’re compatible with Photoshop CS3 and newer (including Photoshop CC). Click to view slideshow. Download Details Free Download 3 Photoshop actions Actions need to be played one-by-one Supports Photoshop only…

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Free Cyberpunk Lightroom Presets

Download this set of 3 cyberpunk Lightroom presets by SparkleStock. They’re designed for night-time cityscapes and a great way to add the retrofuturistic vibe to your photos. The presets are compatible with Lightroom CC. Upgrade to the Pro version to unlock all 10 Lightroom presets. The Pro version also includes fadeable presets and LUTs for…

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Dazzling Dance Photo Manipulation

In this detailed and lengthy Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to combine photos and add special effects to turn a normal photograph into a stunning artwork. You will also learn several tricks to reduce your Photoshop document file size and number of layers and layer styles. Preview of Final Results Stock Photos Here are…

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Urban Ink Photo Effect

Learn how to create this photo effect with just two layers by using all blending options instead of layer masks. This photo effect works great on photos with a simple background. Example Photoshop documents included. Final Results Stock Photos The image below is the stock photo we used to create this tutorial. We used the…

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3 Real Photo Poster Set Mockups

Display your designs on these poster frame mockups by SparkleStock. They use Photoshop’s Smart Object feature which makes adding your design simple and easy. No need to transform your image to fit – it does it automatically. They’re perfect whether you’re using them for your online print store or showing your clients how your print…

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Quick Tip: How to Create a Triangle Pixelation Effect in Photoshop

Photoshop makes it easy to pixelate with the mosaic filter but it’s boring and overused. Thankfully, there’s an easy trick that lets you pixelate using triangles instead of squares! This tutorial is incredibly easy so give it a try. Final Results Step 1 Start by opening any photo you want into Photoshop. You should resize…

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Free Hand Drawn Gold and Silver Patterns

Download this pack of seamless gold and silver patterns. The patterns are perfect for wedding invitations, birthday cards, thank you cards, business cards and more. The simple hand drawn pattern gives your design a casual and crafty look. They come in black, gold and silver variations. Best of all, they’re seamless which means that you…

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How to Easily to Retouch Tones in Photoshop

Learn how to equalize the white balance and exposure in your photo. This technique is amazing for photos with mixed lighting (ex. Interior Real Estate photos) and solves the problem where you can’t seem to get the right balance or exposure. It’s all done using Photoshop’s Camera Raw filter. This filter lets you can access…

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Quick Tip: How to Create Fun Spirographs and Fractals

Spirographs and fractals look complicated but are actually very easy to create – it only takes a bit of experimentation. These fractals then can be used as artwork itself or as elements in photo manipulations, backgrounds, and graphic design related works. Preview of Final Results Step 1 We’re going to start by creating a 2000×2000…

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New Photoshop Trick to Improve and Intensify Sunset Photos

Learn how to boost the colors of your sunset or sunrise photos with this Photoshop tutorial. You’ll learn how to use the Channel Mixer to boost the vibrancy with better results than the Vibrance or Saturation adjustments. This is an easy tutorial that’s suitable for beginners. The post New Photoshop Trick to Improve and Intensify…

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Download these Photoshop Actions to Stylize Your Text

Highlighting text in Photoshop is more work than it needs to be. With these Photoshop actions by SparkleStock, you can turn boring text into attention-grabbing headlines in just one click. The free version lets you create an underlined, box and fluid box highlight. The fluid box action is a huge time saver especially if you…

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How to Create the Urban Desaturated Look in Lightroom and Camera Raw

Learn how to create the popular desaturated urban look in Adobe Lightroom. This tutorial can also be followed in Adobe Photoshop with the Camera Raw filter (Filter > Camera Raw filter). In this video, you’ll learn how to desaturate all colors except red/orange/yellow, add clarity, create a lifted or crushed black look with the tone…

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Create an Orange Teal Effect With Just 2 Layers in Photoshop

Learn this easy method to creating the popular orange and teal look in Photoshop. Orange and teal is a popular combination used in color grading due to the color contrast it creates; orange and teal are nearly opposite of each other on the color wheel. This tutorial will show you how to combine the Channel…

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How to Create Highlighted Text in Photoshop

There’s no straightforward way to create highlighted text in Photoshop like you can in Adobe InDesign. However, with this trick you can create highlighted text with great results in less than a minute. There are two ways to create highlighted text in Photoshop. The first is to simply draw rectangles behind your text with the…

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How to Create a Red Blue Duotone Effect

Learn how to easily recreate the red/blue duotone color grading using the tone curves. You’ll learn how to do it in two ways and also learn how to create your own custom duotone colors using a straightforward method. Although this is a Lightroom tutorial, it can in Photoshop with the Camera Raw filter (Filter >…

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Vibrancy Masking – How to Get Ultra Vibrant Photos in Photoshop

Learn how to do vibrancy masking in Photoshop. You’ll learn how to increase saturation with the Channel Mixer and then use Vibrancy masking to control whether you want it to affect the vibrant or non-vibrant areas. This technique works amazingly well for landscapes and it’s a great when you want to get the most intense…

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