Using Layer Styles to create dents and grooves in metal textures, especially using "Contour", "Bevel" and "Texture" so that you can use a lower poly model, and let the texture show the detail. Also used to show embossed or indented logo designs.
Using the various blending modes Photoshop offers you can add a level of richness and authenticity to your texture. The appearance of rust, mold, cracks, a wood grain, and virtually anything you can think of can be made to look like it is part of the overall texture. Overlays are powerful and they should be used carefully or they can override the base texture. Here is a guide to best use them in your work.
A tutorial that explains how to blend people cutouts into 3d renderings. Although it is especially done for 3d renderings, the same concepts can be applied for placing cutouts of people in other photo backgrounds.LordRavwen on 11:28AM Wed, 16 September 2009
This is a very simple beginner's tutorial basicly aimed at the non-digital artist who wishes to add copyright information to photos of their work to post on the web.I was asked to do this tutorial by my life drawing professor and it may be helpful to other students in my class who are not at all familiar with Photoshop.This tutorial will teach you how to add a new layer to your image, how to add text and introduce you to the layer palete as well as layer styles. I hope it is useful to all the traditional artists out there who are intimidated by Photoshop! :-)