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Photoshop Nerds : Photoshop Tutorials


Filed under Photoshop Tutorials - admin @ November 7th, 2006

Yoga Class Logo
In this logo we’ll draw an iconic man in yoga posture using simple and preset custom shapes. Create a “Sign 2″ shape using custom shape tool.
Create another big sign 2 shape. Press Ctrl+T. Right Click and select distort. Adjust the nodes to get the shape as shown.
Enable “subtract from shape area” at the top bar. Create another “Sign 2″ shape using custom shape tool.
Enable add to shape area from the top bar. Create a triangular shape using polygon shape tool. Press Ctrl+T. Right Click and select distort. Adjust the nodes to get the shape as shown.
Create a rectangle using rectangular shape tool. Rotate and place as shown.
Create another triangular shape for the hand and place as shown.
Duplicate the hand & arm paths. Press Ctrl+T. Right click and select Flip Horizontal and place on the other side.
Create two more triangular shapes for the leg as well.
Double click the layer to open layer style window. Apply settings as shown.
Duplicate the layer. Press Ctrl+T. Right click and select Flip Horizontal and place on the other side.
Type "yoga for life" below the logo.
Filed under Photoshop Tutorials - admin @ October 29th, 2006

Creating a Funny Ghost Animation
Create an ellipse using elliptical shape tool.
Press Ctrl+T. Right Click and select Warp. Adjust the nodes to get the shape as shown.
Enable add to shape area from the top bar. Create “Blob 1″ shape using custom shape tool.
Duplicate the path. Press Ctrl+T. Right click and select Flip Horizontal and place on the other side.
Enable “subtract from shape area” at the top bar. Create some ellipses using elliptical shape tool.
Create mouth of the ghost using pen tool.
Create a random shape using pen tool.
Duplicate the layer. Press Ctrl+T. Right click and select Flip Horizontal and place on the other side.
Open animation window. For the first frame hide the duplicate layer.
Duplicate frame. Move the ghost layer to the right edge as shown.
Click tween button from animation window. Apply settings as shown.
For 8th frame hide this layer and unhide the duplicate layer. Duplicate frame and for this 9th frame move the ghost to left edge. Now tween the frames as explained above.
Press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S to save an optimized animated GIF.
Filed under Photoshop Tutorials - admin @ October 23rd, 2006

Creating a furious smiley

Start by creating a circle using elliptical shape tool.

Double click the layer to open layer style window. Apply settings as shown.
Create an elliptical selection using elliptical marquee tool. Create a new layer. Apply Black to white gradient. Change
layer mode to screen for this layer.
Create an ellipse using elliptical shape tool. Rotate a bit.
Double click the layer to open layer style window. Apply settings as shown.
Duplicate the layer and scale down. Remove layer style.
Double click the layer to open layer style window. Apply settings as shown.
Ctrl+Click to get the selection. Contract the selection by 3 pixels. Create a new layer. Apply Black to white gradient. Change layer mode to screen for this layer.
Select and duplicate all eye layers. Press Ctrl+T. Right click and select Flip Horizontal and place on the other side.
Create an ellipse using elliptical shape tool. Press Ctrl+T. Right Click and select Warp. Adjust the nodes as shown.
Create a rounded rectangle using rounded rectangle shape tool. Fill with white color and place for teeth.
Select and merge all the teeth layers. Scale down a bit. Press Ctrl+Alt+G to create a clipping mask. By creating clipping mask these teeth will appear to be inside the mouth.
Create eye brow using pen tool.
Double click the layer to open layer style window. Apply settings as shown.
Duplicate the layer. Press Ctrl+T. Right click and select Flip Horizontal and place on the other side.
Create fire flames using pen tool. Move this layer below all the layers in layer order in layer palette.
Press Ctrl+L to open level settings. Apply settings as shown.


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