Digital Life

 
Welcome in making digital still life picture. In this tutorial we will cover some of PS standard techniques and do a lot of transformation to our layers. We will play with colors and try to make an outstanding picture. Oh ea, I'm also texting new CS4 this time. Hope it is fast.

So let's do this. I will shoes something like Wide aspect ratio document with 150 dpi pixel resolution.

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I've chosen to start form the very end. What I mean as I'm putting the textures right now and they are usually is painted in the end of the process. I've also setting the tone to my background.

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The texture is done by a brush that I have.

Now we will tint the image a little bit. I will create a new layer and fill it with black leaving only the left top edge filled with gray and white.

Set the layer mode to linear burn. Setting the layer blending mode to linear light gives the picture amazingly green colors. Now you can control the gamma with Hue and saturation jitter if you like.

Here is the current view: with and without texture.

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Now I think that green gamma has mostly singletons, I really want to make it different. I will use a quick mask for that.

Here is my quick mask on. I've used rounded gradient for that.

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Select inverse.

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Here is how the mask supposes to lay down if inverting the selection.

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Apply some Saturation adjustments to the selected area.

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It's getting shinier in the corner
  
there. So now we have something like tone variety.

Ok let's now drop some elements - details.



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This brush has a little bit of outer glow in layer styles options.

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Warp and transform IT.

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Drop the second one.

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I'm trying to fit it normally.

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Add some more wave stripes. Just copy the stripes you already have. Transform and warp them if you need to position them for good.

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I've painted this ... this round something on a new layer.

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To this round something I've used a Radial blur - Zoom filter.

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Change the color of this something and position it in the left top corner. Warp if needed.

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More red.

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Another red element: it was done from the same thing created several steps ago and warped then. The warping grid was too complicated to show. Just try cris-crossing the borders of the warping grid.

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So I hope you enjoyed this one. It is better to try than to read of course. The result is pretty good.

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Tutorial Series

This tutorial is part 1 of a 2 part series. Other tutorials in this series are shown below:
  1. Digital Life
  2. High tech industrial design

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21 Responses to "Digital Life"

 
dario Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 19 Mar 2009 5:09:13 AM MDT
Great work!

 
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said this on 20 Mar 2009 10:22:03 PM MDT
For introducing a design effect: love it! For being a tutorial: not good enough! Hence my rating.

 
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said this on 22 Mar 2009 8:22:05 AM MDT
was looking forward to doing this tutorial, the end result looked really good but sorry, you lost me after the first few steps, just found the instructions in broken english too difficult to interpret.

 
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said this on 24 Mar 2009 4:57:39 AM MDT
unable to b Understood. plz improve ur style of telling things.i m Frustrated huaa!

 
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said this on 24 Mar 2009 6:17:10 PM MDT
i just cant understand it

 
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said this on 31 Mar 2009 6:49:51 PM MDT
You stink at explaining! How did you do the black, gray, and white to overlay on the background? What brushes are you using?! Don't bother making any more tutorials until you can learn to explain things.

 
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said this on 01 Apr 2009 5:37:11 PM MDT
The final artwork is good, but I wish you were more detailed with the steps, like what brush sets you used, for instance. Thanks for sharing this tutorial!

 
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said this on 06 Apr 2009 11:10:40 AM MDT
have you noticed that all the responses are the same. everyone complains that you do not write a good tutorial. you do not give out enough information. your work is beautiful but can you give more information during the tutorial. another thing you could do is add the psd file

 
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said this on 13 Apr 2009 4:04:02 PM MDT
Gosh, I hate to complain when for something freely shared, but though we'd "love" this tutorial. We can't figure it out! Is there any hope the text can be re-written with more exact instructions? Your work is great, your instructions need help.

 
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said this on 28 Apr 2009 9:18:42 AM MDT
I have seend the second part and I really wish I could enjoy them more by doing them but You lost me. I think there is a little more instruction you could give to help us mentally challenged

 
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said this on 29 Apr 2009 7:37:59 AM MDT
Wow great abstract work! its like a work of a professional

 
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said this on 07 May 2009 5:36:04 AM MDT
A really great tutorial with a stunning abstract result.

 
laks Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingemptyratingempty Unrated
said this on 08 May 2009 2:46:53 PM MDT
Great work; but totally confused. Could you please explain it again in more detailed way ?

 
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said this on 09 May 2009 12:58:20 AM MDT
really great tutorials for abstract designs thanks tut

 
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said this on 21 May 2009 8:29:10 AM MDT
how did you make your layout in the second picture?

 
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said this on 16 Jun 2009 9:53:12 PM MDT
Look great but couldnt get how he got the third sceen "gradient"??? very bad tut

 
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said this on 24 Jun 2009 5:14:07 AM MDT
Design effect i love it..... but the tutorial was not good..... therefore my rating

 
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said this on 01 Aug 2009 6:54:18 AM MDT
very nice

 
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said this on 23 Jun 2010 6:11:20 AM MDT
These are really basic instructions??Žbut still important.really its very useful and informative.its good tips and easy steps. so thanks for nice post.

 
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said this on 24 Jun 2010 1:49:19 AM MDT
The design is absolutely marvelous keep on adding like this one.

 
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said this on 26 Jun 2010 7:24:00 AM MDT
This is a great place for me to visit as I need to understand more of this. Thanks for the tips.




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