Grass & Sky Scene

Here’s a detailed tutorial to simulate a realistic grass texture against a semi-cloudy skyline backdrop. The grass will be created with a ‘Brush Preset’ and the skyline will combine a Clouds Texture with a single ‘Solid Color’ layer....

Underwater Scene

Here’s a detailed look to help simulate underwater scenes. I first began with a 500×500 size document preset, set the foreground color to a shade of blue (I used #1680D1) and the background color to a dark blue (I used #0C1B6C). Create a new empty Layer...

Ocean Mist Scene

Here’s a detailed walk-through to simulate an ocean mist scenery using Photoshop CS ‘Fibers’ filter and varying Gradients combined with alternating Blending Modes. First, start a new document, I used an equal size preset of 500×500. Create a new...

Aqua Ocean Scene

Here’s a few simple steps to simulate ocean or water texture using Photoshop CS ‘Fibers’ filter combined with the ‘Liquify Filter’ and various Blend Mode and Adjustment Layers. First, start a new document, I used an equal size preset of...

Ocean Waves Scene

Here’s a few simple steps to simulate ocean or water texture using Photoshop CS ‘Fibers’ filter. First, start a new document (File > New), I used an equal size preset of 450×450. Create a new empty Layer (Shift + Ctrl + N (Mac: Shift + Command +...

Colored Pencil Sketch Effect

Here’s a simple trick to create a colored pencil sketch effect. First, open the image you want to ‘pencil sketch’. (Me) If your using Photoshop 7, use a ‘Layer Set’ for organization. Next duplicate, the original photo/image layer( I...