Javier Cantero
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Javier Cantero

realistic rain effect photoshop
Tutorials

A few years back I created a Rain Tutorial: Ronin but I wasn’t convinced with the final result and wanted to create a better-looking effect. After some research and using: noise, motion blur, custom brushes and blending modes we can create a realistic rain effect and the final result is surprisingly easy to

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Tutorials

Watching an episode of MythBusters I wanted to recreate a large explosion that appeared in the show. After experimenting I found a really simple technique but the final effect is great. Before We Get Started For this tutorial you are going to need 4 cloud photos and your main image. Cloud

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Quick Tips

[tweetmeme]A super fast method to add a healthy tan or warmth to a persons face is using a hue saturation adjustment layer.  ( image > Adjustments > hue/saturation).

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Quick Tips

[tweetmeme]With this tutorial we start our series of quick tips or minitutorials. In this one we will learn to make a series of equal selections that will be evenly spaced. Lets get started.

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Tutorials

[tweetmeme]In this tutorial we will learn a number of techniques to help you add drama to a photo manipulation: Creating meteors, mixing three diferent images to create an apocalyptic background, Modify a central character so it adjust to the composition as well as how to add some adjustment layers to

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Tutorials

[tweetmeme]HDR or High Dynamic Images can store pixel values that span the whole tonal range of the real world, in the range of 100,000:1. HDR Images are encoded in a format that allows the largest range of values stored with 32 bits per color channel.

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Tutorials

[tweetmeme]WOW! Ninjas tutorials are really difficult to find (maybe that’s why they are ninjas) Here you have 7 great tutorials for your inspiration covering different techniques.

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Freelance

[tweetmeme]One of the most important challenges of being your own boss is to focus long enough on a task until completion. Do not distract and finish your commitments in time, but there are too many distractions; email, banks, projects, etc. For 10 years I have tried different methods, taken courses

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Tutorials

[tweetmeme]Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for digital-image editing and graphics creation. Every week we will present a list of the best tutorials in a particular theme. This week we will focus on Angels tutorials. You’ll find a list of 10 of the best tutorials that deal with applying post-production

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Tutorials

In this tutorial I will show you some simple but efficient techniques. We will use levels to create a great black and white image, we will add a convincing rain effect through a few old and well known techniques that when put together create a convincing rain effect and finally

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