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Create realistic blood

In this tutorial you can learn to create realistic blood. Beware, it will be a little bit gory! Don’t show it your kids and your grandma! I’m using a photograph and I draw the dripping blood on the picture trying to capture the volume and realistic look. I don’t use any special brushes or plug-ins (as usual) so you only need to find a photo to be able to follow this tutorial. Please try not to start with your girlfriends photograph or the family portrait 🙂 Details

Design Movie Posters

A presentation about designing movie posters. I design some really cool fictional posters and also recreate some famous and recent films’ poster to show you awesome techniques. You can learn for instance how to create the crack on Natalie Portman’s face for the Black Swan poster, how to design a western or a James Bond movie poster and so much more. Details

Merging images in Photoshop CS5 eSeminar

I was presenting this e-seminar from the Adobe office near London about merging images together. I show exciting examples for using Auto-Align, Auto-Blend, HDR toning, HDR Pro and some other useful new features of Photoshop CS5 to create amazing panoramic photographs, dramatic montages and special effects. The presentation is 45 minutes long and it is the unedited recorded version of the live seminar. Details

My first tutorial on PSDtuts+

I’m glad that I made it to PSDtuts+ today. You can watch a 30 minutes video tutorial by me on this popular Photoshop website and learn some really useful techniques to retouch photographs. In the tutorial you can see some tricks, which will make you seriously think about upgrading to CS5 if you haven’t done it yet 🙂 Details

My photo on BBC’s website

I love taking landscape photographs. Last week I was in Edinburgh and took some photos in the city and I became one of the lucky photographers who was picked by BBC to include it in an ongoing collection of Scotland. Edinburgh is beautiful, I can honestly recommend it to anyone. It has a very special atmosphere. Details

Photoshop for Beginners VI – Working with Layers

Everything happens on layers what we do in Photoshop. You can work on only one layer or merge your layers, but the professional way is to keep every element on a separate layer. This way you will always be able to change your composition. We already discussed the Layers panel and its options, but there are lots of other features in Photoshop related to using layers. In this section we are going to focus on tools that you can use on layers and how to use special layers. Details