Galactic Orbs

A simple method of creating fairy or galactic orbs using varying gradients and blend mode combinations. To begin, I created a new document using Background Color of White and width/height dimensions of 345×435, then created a Color Fill Adjustment Layer using...

Simulate Water Bubbles

Using the ‘Creating Surface Water‘ tutorial image, I’ll show you how to add bubbles effect, as captured below. Download the zipped .psd file here. Create a Gradient A. Select the New Adjustment/Fill icon and choose ‘Gradient Fill’. B. Set...

Retro Art Style

A few simple vector layers to make compelling retro art, such as the one below Start with a new Solid Color Fill to represent the background sky. A. Select the New Fill Layer icon and choose ‘Solid Color’ from the list. B. In the ‘Pick a Solid...

Creating Surface Water

Combine a Gradient Fill with Smudged Layer Masks to create the following water image. Begin by creating a new document, I used 378×600, with a White Background Layer. Next: Create a Gradient A. Select the New Adjustment/Fill icon and choose ‘Gradient...

Water Color Retro Art Style

What you will need to begin is a high resolution image. (Not supplied – below is just a sample of what I used for this effect.) Note: Image courtesy of AbsolutVision Photo Gallery. The above image is a nice one in and of itself, but what I would like to focus on...