Al Madireddy's Photoshop Activities
The Things I did in Photoshop
What I did
I did a different tutorial every day, and learned all the different things the tutorials used. I learned how to create smart objects, how to use the burn and dodge tool, and how to use the oil paint filter. I also Made glowing light streaks using paths and then stroking it, and how to render clouds, noise, and how to create 3d text. I also learned how to use the Perspective and warp tools, and made smoke using the liquefy filter.
One of the first things I learned: Basic Light Streaks
My name, made by using 3d text effects.
This picture shows the advanced light streaks, made by using paths, simulated pressure, and layer styles.
An Oil Painting
This picture was modified by using a filter effect: Oil Painting
In the picture above, I learned how to create stars using the Noise tool, learned how to use the lighting effects, and learned how to apply Gaussian Blur. I also had to render clouds, learn the blend mode "Overlay," And had to create smart objects. I worked on this for two days.
"Warp and Wisp"
I used brushes to create dots that I warped to create the pattern in the middle, then the liquefy filter to create the smoke in the back. I used the noise filter to create the big warped rectangle in the background, and used the blend mode overlay to color it with a brush.
Abstract Line Art
This is the last picture that I made, I used the polygonal lasso too, and made the shape that i filled to create the shapes. Then, I used the Path tool and stroked it, to create the wavy lines. To make the light and dark shades in each shape, I used the Dodge and Burn tools, which I figured out how to use during the making of this.