Photo to cartoon effect: how to use Photoshop to turn images into drawings

Photo to cartoon effect: how to use Photoshop to turn images into drawings or paintings

The photo-to-cartoon effect is one of our favourite Photoshop effects, and it’s surprisingly easy to achieve. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to turn photos to cartoons using an assortment of filters and simple brushwork.

Electrify your portraits using Photoshop Elements

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Give your portrait a shot of electricity by creating glowing lines in Photoshop Elements.

Photoshop effects: how to make high-key portraits and film noir-style photos

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Using just one image, we’ll show you how you can create two different portraits that are the polar opposite in style.

Sharpen photos the smart way: demystifying Photoshop’s image-sharpening tools

Sharpen photos with Unsharp Mask

Photoshop has a range of sophisticated image-sharpening tools that make it easier than ever before to fine-tune your focus. In this tutorial we’ll run through the options and explain the different ways in which you can use them to sharpen photos.

Layer mask techniques anyone can do: master this vital Photoshop effect

Layer mask techniques anyone can understand: master this vital Photoshop effect

Knowing how to use a Photoshop layer mask is at the heart of any type of creative image work. In this tutorial we explain the different ways in which you can master them.

Fantasy landscape tutorial: how to blend images seamlessly in a dramatic montage

Fantasy landscape tutorial: how to seamlessly blend images into a dramatic montage

Find out how to blend images using a few simple Photoshop effects to create a dramatic montage in this fantasy landscape tutorial from our friends at Practical Photoshop.

Composite picture techniques: how to make convincing shadows

Composite picture techniques: how to make convincing shadows

How do you create convincing shadows when making a composite picture of two images? Our quick tutorial shows you how.

Zombie pictures: how to make terrifying Halloween portraits of your friends

Zombie pictures: how to make terrifying Halloween portraits of your friends

Zombie pictures are all the rage at the moment, thanks to pop culture phenomena like The Walking Dead and World War Z. There are countless apps out there to help you make zombie pictures of yourself and your friends, but to ensure the best results we show you how a few simple Photoshop effects can make your zombie photos truly terrifying!

Professional photo editing tricks: how to get perfect skies in ALL your raw images

Professional photo editing tricks: how to get perfect skies in ALL your raw images

Tired of bleached and boring skies? With a basic knowledge of Layers and a few other Photoshop effects you can use these professional photo editing tricks to ensure bold and dramatic skies in all of your raw images. Here’s how…

Montage photography: how to make dramatic landscape composites

Montage photography: how to make dramatic landscapes using compositing techniques

In this tutorial we show you how to move mountains and transform your landscape images using a few simple Photoshop effects and montage photography techniques.