Category: Free Special Effects Tutorials

 

Learn how to make amazing composite images using only your phone! Follow along with professional photographer, creative director, and Instagram influencer, Elise Swopes, as she shows you her techniques and process.

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reflection composite photoshop
 

Learn how to make a subject levitate over water, add their reflection below, and then use a Displacement Filter to match the rippled texture. Follow along and get some useful tips for compositing, coloring, and recreating textures.

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Learn to create an ethereal fantasy composite of jellyfish in a night sky using Blending Modes and more!

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stranger things cinemagraph photoshop
 

Today, we’re venturing into the Upside Down to bring a giant shadow monster to life. We’ll show you step-by-step how to create the environment and the creature from scatch. Then we’ll animate them into a cinemagraph.

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The last in our series of Horror movie posters! Join us from shoot to edit as we create a dark and creepy poster with some DIY special effects.

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Join Aaron and the team for a photoshoot using some DIY effects anyone can do. Then we hop in Photoshop to bring all of our images together, do a bit of coloring, and finish things off with some texture.

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In this tutorial, we walk you through the process of photographing and compositing images together to create the invisible effect.

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Learn how to make a see through frame effect in Photoshop!This fun tutorial is perfect for beginners. Creating a see-through frame effect takes just a couple of minutes and anyone can do it!

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Follow along during our photoshoot where we pour black liquid on Aaron’s head, then take the image into Photoshop for finishing touches, including blacking out his eyes.

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Add a beautiful starry sky to any image using stock photos. Use a clipping mask to make sure the stars only appear where they should.

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Learn how to add a bit of mystery to your photos by creating fog and light beams from scratch, using the Phlearn Fog Brush! Download the custom brush, and start adding fog to your own images.

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Learn how to convert any photo into a 3D Texture and apply it to Text and photos. This technique will allow you to change the lighting direction of any texture!

 

Add Depth and movement to photos by adding Motion Blur to Backgrounds. This Simple Technique will make Action and sports photos more dynamic.

 

Photoshop has an awesome tool for adding Fire to photos. We’ll show you how to work through the effect for adding realistic looking fire to your images.

 

The Spin Blur allows you to add radial movement to a static image. In this episode, we use the Spin Blur to rotate the wheels and tires of a car, making it look like it is moving!

 

A shadow helps any subject look grounded in its Background. This tutorial makes creating the perfect Shadow easy and fun!

 

Have you ever wanted to replace a person’s head with an animal head? Well if so, you are in luck. In this tribute to Father’s Day, we show you how to turn your dear dad into your DEER DAD.

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Learn how to create shapes with clouds in the fun and whimsical tutorial!

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Light rays are fun to create, and can make a big Difference in your photos! Learn how to identify the best place to put Light rays and how to create them using a Brush Tool and a Radial Blur Filter.

 

We’ll show you how to add some awesome sun rays into your image in Photoshop, but first make sure it makes sense in your image!

 

We start with creating a custom star brush and then play around with our brush settings to get the perfect shape and scatter for painting the stars in our sky.

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Learn How to Add and Remove Fog in Photoshop in today’s episode! This super quick and Easy Tutorial will turn you into a fog wizard. Guaranteed.

 

Adding Special Effects to images can actually be incredibly simple! All it takes is a little practice with blend modes, Adjustment Layers, and Layer Masks.

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Learn How to Turn on Headlights in Photoshop! Learn all the tricks to creating realistic light, including Lens Flares and light streaks made from scratch.

 

Add a futuristic look to your images. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to add a light up display over the eye for a cyborg look.

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