Tut: Weathering and Antiquing

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4qppGouxis This is a super easy technique using your eraser and burning tool. Once you’re done with the process, you’ll have something that will look worn. I did this in Photoshop CS3 but I think any software that has an eraser and burning tool will be able to give you the same effect. I haven’t used this technique in a while but I think I’ll try to do something with it this weekend at my crop. If you want to download the image on the left to use in your layout. Please feel free too. Just use the Creative Commons

Tut: Texture Overlay

I think this is a fun technique. You can use it on your photo as my video shows, or you can use this on your paper, alpha, etc. Give your work a dirty/grungy look. Incorporate your dirty/grungy brush for some cool visual (and easy) visual effect. I am almost sure you can use this technique from PSE 4 to PS CS3 on a PC/Mac. On my Mac’s PSE 4, look at your layer palette. Right under the word layer there is a drop down that probably says normal. Next to that is the opacaity. Change normal to overlay and move

Tut: Create a Your Own Brad

Finally, a tutorial! {::SMILES} It’s just been a crazy week. Being sick, all of us, and then trying to catch up is always a no fun thing to do. M is still down. Her flu-like illness is gone but now she’s left with an ear infection. Her ear drums, or something minor, in there broke due to her coughs, sneezes, and nose blowing. She said her ear, left, hurt and for the 2nd time today we had to take her to the doctor — the ear wasn’t filled with goop or blood earlier this morning. Poor baby. She should feel

Tut: Converting Color Photo to B&W

[youtube]idvfZnAph0s[/youtube] Download Converting Color Photo to B&W Well, I’m experimenting and I think this youtube video will be temporary until I can get my video processed at Revver. For some reason it doesn’t look as good. I also tried running it straight from my server but since I don’t have a streaming server, it clogged up my website. So, here’s the video — kind of blurry. So if you’re not happy with it, you can go to the download version and hope you have high speed. At least for a little while. There are many ways to do this but

Tut: Grunge Overlay/Technique

I misspelled grunge in the title of the tut but I didn’t realize this until I uploaded the movie up to Revver. So I’m just going to leave it the way it is, at least until I have more time to go back and edit all my mistakes. This is and edit, I forgot: HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! For the filters, I used the default settings. In order, I applied: Poster Edges, Glass, Watercolor and Smudge. As I mentioned in the tut, you can go about this in different ways. You can apply the Filter –> Render –> Difference Cloud more

Tut: Creating Scallop Paper

Today I made some valentine cards for M’s classmates. I need 19 of them, seven girls and the rest boys. I also need to do some for her teachers. This afternoon I got six done, three boy and three girls. I got tired of doing the same thing over and over again and plus we had to go to the church to help with the dinner for the less privileged. The last activity we did today was fun. It’s always nice to do something good for the community. I’ll show you the cards that I made tomorrow. It’s a one