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Vexel Portrait Tutorial

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 22, 2012, 3:27 PM
The way of the Vexel


Here's a walkthrough that may appeal to those who feel like a bit of a challenge. Vexel style portraits are a great way to hone your digital painting skills, combining the precision of vector art with the soft-edged effects of Photoshop. Head on over to SurrealPSD to check out the first installment of a new 2-part series:


Vexel Style Portraits, Part 1 at SurrealPSD www.surrealpsd.com/vexel-style…




Vexel Portrait Photoshop Tutorial 4 by conzpiracy

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Chrome Type Photoshop Tutorial

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 8, 2012, 11:35 AM
Sleek and Contemporary


Yep, there's trillions of Photoshop 'Chrome Type' tutorials out there, but I like to think that this technique is a little more refined, suited to intermediate users and above. So, if your looking to jazz up some typography with some 2.0 sleekness, go check out our new tutorial at SurrealPSD:

Chrome Type in Photoshop Tutorial at SurrealPSD www.surrealpsd.com/photoshop-c…




Chrome Type Photoshop Tutorial 12 by conzpiracy



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Freelance advice for the Digital Artist

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 27, 2011, 4:31 AM
The proverbial Door


Many fine-artists reach a point in their creative practice where they would like to produce bespoke work on a freelance basis. Some may even consider pursuing artistic endeavours full time, as a living. But where to start?

The following article was a block of advice given to a friend, covering many aspects of operating freelance, acquiring clients and ensuring you have a strong online presence.. Check out the full article at SurrealPSD for the skinny:


Freelance Advice for the Digital Artist www.surrealpsd.com/freelance-a…


Full Tutorial Directory


Our article archive is now gaining traction, so check out the full index for a broad range of photo-manipulation topics:


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10 Photo Manipulation Tips for Beginners | Core Skills: Selecting Stock Photography | Core Skills: Photoshop Pen Tool | Core Skills: Photoshop Levels | Lots more tutorials and resources over at SurrealPSD

Pen Tool Background Removal Tutorial

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 19, 2011, 9:58 AM
Isolate

Learn how to isolate objects like a pro using the power of the mighty Pen Tool. Bezier precision coupled with non-destructive editing makes for some mighty fine work. In my humble opinion, there's no better way to do it folks! Level: Intermediate / Advanced


Pen  Tool Background Removal Tutorial at SurrealPSD www.surrealpsd.com/pen-tool-ba…


BG removal pen tool photoshop 5 by conzpiracy

Stock: Grey on Grey 1 by mjranum fav.me/d3iewrq


I hope you enjoy, all comments and questions welcomed.

Conzz 8-)




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Article Directory:
10 Photo Manipulation Tips for Beginners | Core Skills: Selecting Stock Photography | Core Skills: Photoshop Pen Tool | Core Skills: Photoshop Levels | Lots more tutorials and resources over at SurrealPSD
Inject a dose of seasonal horror into your work with this 5-minute Photoshop Walkthrough. Head on over to SurrealPSD to check out how a simple lighting effect can lift flat looking work..



Black Demon Eyes in Photoshop tutorial at SurrealPSD:

Black Demon Eyes in Photoshop by conzpiracy



I hope you enjoy!

Conzz 8-)
Ditch the quick-selection tools and harness the power of Layer Masks in Photoshop. Professional background removal techniques, without the pixellated edges!


A great introduction to Layer Masks, one of Photoshop's most powerful functions:

Background Removal with Layer Masks at SurrealPSD - www.surrealpsd.com/background-…


I hope you find it useful. Conzz 8-)
Find out how the principles of photography and fine-art can be used to create a sense of depth in your photo manipulation work.

A little roundup of ideas that can help elevate your art from flat composites into visually engaging art:


Depth of Field in Photo Manipulation at SurrealPSD www.surrealpsd.com/depth-of-fi…


Conzz 8-)
To many, operating Photoshop has become second-nature; but how do you get started if you have never used it? I have written an article providing an overview and outlining some of the more important aspects of the software. A nice little starting point for those willing to give it a try!


An introduction to Photoshop at SurrealPSD: www.surrealpsd.com/an-introduc…


You can obtain a trial version of Adobe Photoshop CS5 for free, from the Adobe Website: www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/ind…

Conzz 8-)
It’s the start of a new academic year, a good time to make a post about higher education. For those starting university (college to my trans-atlantic friends), heres 10 tips that may help you on your way :)



Head on over to SurrealPSD for the skinny:

10 tips for University Success at SurrealPSD www.surrealpsd.com/10-tips-for…



Conzz 8-)
The Photoshop Android saga continues, with this installment focusing on the panel sections of our cybernetic beauty. Lighting techniques are used to give the prosthetic elements a sense of depth, with the Pen Tool coming into play once again for the precision work. Head over to SurrealPSD for the full skinny:


Photoshop Android: Panel Work @ SurrealPSD www.surrealpsd.com/photoshop-a…


Feel free to comment and share your own techniques! :#1:

Conzz 8-)
Having problems with hair in Photoshop? Maybe this tip could help.. For situations where you have a clean white background, this simple technique allows you to isolate hair with clinical accuracy. Head on over to SurrealPSD for the skinny:

Brunette Background Removal at SurrealPSD www.surrealpsd.com/brunette-ba…

Got any quick tips for efficient background removal in Photoshop? Feel free to share in the comments section below.

Conzz 8-)
As you become more familiar with the Photoshop interface, you’ll find that you produce work with greater speed and efficiency. Shortcuts are very useful for streamlining the creative process, so here I have listed my essential Top 10 Photoshop Shortcuts.

Head on over to SurrealPSD for the full lineup: www.surrealpsd.com/top-10-phot…

What are your favourites?

Conzz 8-)
Hi folks. Part 2 of Photoshop Android is here and in this installment I show some of the techniques that can be used for splicing robotic stock elements into your photo manipulations. Includes nifty new uses for the outrageously awesome Puppet Warp function in CS5 :D

Photoshop Android: Machine Works @ SurrealPSD www.surrealpsd.com/photoshop-a…



I hope you enjoy!

Conzz 8-)
Hello everyone! :)

I just wanted to give y'all a headsup on a new Photoshop walkthrough series which focuses on Cyberpunk and Biomech techniques. The first installment is a 'Mech Spines' walkthtrough, I hope you enjoy.

Photoshop Android: Mech Spines walkthrough at SurrealPSD: www.surrealpsd.com/photoshop-a…

If anyone here has any specific tutorial requests (in the sci fi theme), feel free to give me a shout - I'd be happy to discuss it.

Conzz 8-)
Have you ever been asked to produce a flyer, but couldn't get your head around the techie lingo that goes with it? This how-to guide demystifies the print process and provides essential tips for creating flyers in Photoshop.

I hope you enjoy.

Conzz 8-)

Producing Flyers in Photoshop @ SurrealPSD: www.surrealpsd.com/producing-f…
Hey guys, heres a great technique for transforming any type with a distressed effect - much like the 28 Days Later and Band of Brothers logos. This weathered effect takes a new approach, so get it whilst it's fresh!

Nice n' straightforward this one - hope you enjoy.

Destroy Text in Photoshop Tutorial @ SurrealPSD www.surrealpsd.com/destroy-tex…



Conzz 8-)
DA, the world's largest art community and arguably the best place to share your work online. It's great, we all agree - but how do you get noticed in such a huge playing field?

Heres a selection of helpful and sometimes irreverent tips on increasing your audience on DeviantArt:

10 ways to Increase your audience on DeviantArt @ SurrealPSD: www.surrealpsd.com/10-ways-to-…


Hope you enjoy!

Conzz 8-)