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FREE PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL: Transform Your Photos into LEGO Brick Effect

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LEGO has been a fad for so many years and never wavering. It has even influenced one Photoshop technique – LEGO brick effect. A technique that allows you to twist your photos and turn it into a LEGO brick mosaic virtuoso. This tutorial will teach you how to pixelate your photo, create a brick pattern and overlay it on top of your photo, and compress the bricks to make it more realistic. Continue Reading

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FREE PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL: Neon Lights Effect

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Neon lights effects are very pleasing to the eyes. It also enhances our sight by the luminosity of its strokes. It will create some glow-in-the-dark effect that most users love to glance on it. Hence, in this Photoshop tutorial we will show you how to create a neon lights effect.

Step1. Create new file with a white background.

Type “Neon Lights” using black color with thin font.

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Step 2. Go to Layer / Flatten Image:

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Step 3. Image/ Adjust/ Invert:

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Step 4. Add some Gaussian Blur:

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Step 5. Go to Filter/Stylize/Solarize:

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Step 6. Go to Image/Adjust/Auto Levels:

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Step 7. Add the following settings into the Hue/Saturation window:

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Step 8. And here’s the result:

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DIY Photo Projects: How to Make a Printable Soda Pop Caps Picture Frames?

How to Make a Printable Soda Pop Caps Picture Frames

The essence of taking a picture is to capture that moment and relieve in days, weeks, and years to come. In the earlier years, pictures are printed and stored in albums or displayed on frames. Today, people have the option to save pictures on storage devices. Only the most cherished shots are forwarded for printing and displayed. A good way to relieve the good old times is by using a DIY fun printable craft that will hold your most prized memory. Here is a step-by-step procedure on how you can use soda pop caps to add an exceptional appeal to a picture frame.

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Photoshop Quick Tips – How to use History Palette and Snapshots when Editing?

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We sometimes make changes in Photoshop that we do not like and we want to change the way it was before. Unbeknownst, many photographers use the “Undo” or “Step Backwards” commands in Photoshop. If you are going a step back, it is good to imitate the before-mentioned approach; otherwise, you can follow the methods herewith. Try using the keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl+Z” and “ALT+CTRL+Z” (or on a Mac – “Command+Z” or “Command+Option+Z) for UNDO and STEP BACKWARDS respectively. Continue Reading

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Printable Fun Craft – DIY Family Yearbook

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Many family festivities are celebrated year in, year out. Some events rarely happen while some take place every year. It could be as simple as a piano recital or a yearly event such as a birthday and family reunion. Regardless of occurrence, moments like these must be documented to relieve the happenings in the years to come. It would be best to compile pictures in an album or a family yearbook rather than stored in the computer.

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FREE PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL: How to Print Passport Photos with Photoshop?

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We know for a fact that when applying for a U.S. passport, you must submit two photographs with your application to be printed inside your passport. While many professional photographers and portrait studios offer passport photo services, you can also print your own photographs at home. The U.S. Department of State accepts passport photos printed from home as long as they adhere to the government’s passport photo guidelines. You can use photo-editing software such as Adobe Photoshop to create your passport photos. And here’s what we will teach you.

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FREE PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL: How to Add Frost and Snow to Your Image?

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This tutorial will show you how to add frost and snow to your scenic photos in 1 or 2 steps! REALLY!

This technique works best in scenic photos such as of trees, leaves or gardens. But feel free to try it on any image you want.

Here is the image we will be working with:
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1.) Create a NEW “Channel mixer” adjustment layer. To do this, click on the adjustment layer icon at the bottom of your layers palette and select “Channel Mixer.”

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A channel Mixer dialog will pop up. Just click OK to close it for now.
2.) Now set the blending mode of this layer to the option “LIGHTEN”. You can follow the screenshot below.

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3.) Now change the settings to make it look like the image below:
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4.) Now you may notice that your image will not exactly appear like my sample in this setting. This is expected because the lightings in the images vary. Simply adjust your “Blue” and “Constant” sliders until you get the preferred output.

Note that this will not work on all images because of various factors. So, if your current image does not turn out well, it is best to try another one.
5.) Here is a different Blue and Constant Settings
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See? That was easy, right?