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Digital effects techniques

Another topic we visit pretty frequently here is different digital effects tips and tutorials (including those that mix physical and digital work). So I thought that they should get compiled for future reference too! You'll always be able to find the link in the sidebar under The Basics.

Transparent digital backgrounds

A photographic collage

Gaussian blur

Adding an embossed layer to your photos

Digital collage using scanned background papers

Multiplying your color options

Encased tissue paper

Using a gradient fill

Creating a digital mixed media collage

How to create a peaceful landscape

Making a digital stamp

How to digitally create "fuzzy memories"

How to make a digital Polaroid image transfer

Infrared with Photoshop

Cyanotypes with Photoshop

"Match color" in Photoshop

Black and white conversion methods with Photoshop

Pop art with Photoshop

Making a layered digital collage

Mixing digital and physical art

Digital manipulation with a torn landscape

Messing around with curves

Mixed media piece with watercolor background

Combining texture shots into a new image

Creating a glowing blurred border

Tesselation tool online

Graphic style florals

Adding a shadow with Photoshop

Photoshop border with a burned edge

Combining cartoon and vintage imagery

Fractured photographs

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My son gave me a beautiful clay plaque with a Polaroid transfer of a chrysanthemum on it done by Susan Rattenbury.

I've always wondered how it was done and if I might be able to do it myself.

Yes, I saw the "If you want to try this, get the machine." warning ... LOL
Ann said…
i just found this..omg...maybe i can finally understand photoshop!!!thank you times a gazillion for sharing your vast knowledge of photoshop !!!
Cyndi L said…
LOL!! Ann, thank you for the compliment, but my knowledge of PS just barely scratches the never-ending surface :-)