June Brides meet Photoshop

by Fred Showker

Photoshop Madness, Fred Showker surfs the web in search of good Photoshop stuff

PHOTOSHOP MADNESS for November PHOTOSHOP MADNESS is where you practically go mad trying to find the most useful stuff for Photoshop! This is continued from the previous 'actions' madness -- and now it's time to tie the chains, go for June brides, and all things shiney!

Be careful what you click -- beware of malware and phishing sites As always, we remind you -- be careful what you click. I've tried very hard this month to get just good, clean stuff for'ya. But there are always malware, phishing stalker and predator links abundant in many of the replicated sites these days. Whatch those little popups in the text. Just stay on the tutorial / content paths and you'll be okay.
So, here are yet more links of note...

All those brides of Photoshop

Photoshop Madness tutorials, actions, filters -- the best and worst

Well with the wedding season upon us -- time to check out some wedding enhancements:
      Karl Sneath from Kansas brings you an action that is simple yet allows you to create several common portrait effects, and particularly wedding portraits. The set consists of 11 effects, plus an action with some brief instructions and pointers.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Karl Sneath -- finessefx.com
look at other examples Here, Download Wedding%20Enhancers.zip

Alternative wedding photo manipulations

Photoshop Madness tutorials, actions, filters -- the best and worst

Well ... from time to time you'll need something completely outside the box... I think these could make some stunning pieces!
      This one makes comic book style images -- the Comics Photoshop action by someone named Jenny W. This one's a lot of fun, and works well in all the versions of PSD we tried. It is copyrighted in the name of "mutato-nomine" and found on Deviant Art.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Jenny W's Comic Book Styles
look at other examples Here, Download Comics_by_JennyW.atn

Retouch Actions - spring brides

Photoshop Madness tutorials, actions, filters -- the best and worst

Here are some more interesting Photoshop actions that can modify your photos this spring. They're created by Julia Starr, and you can visit her digs at http://juliamstarr.blogspot.com/
      Julia operates "Night Fate Photography"
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Retouch Actions - Julia Starr
look at other examples Here, Download 26_by_night_fate-d1do35d.zip

Perfect Shine Button or Icon

Photoshop Madness tutorials, actions, filters -- the best and worst

These replicator sites never give credit to the creator, but we thought this was one of the better "shine" tutorials. This one is fairly clear and has a minimum of screen spam and stalker links . . from "Boonage"
      As you can see, the results are pretty sweet.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : boonage.pjss2.net

Create a Metal Chain with Photoshop ...

Photoshop Madness tutorials, actions, filters -- the best and worst

This is a huge tutorial by Jeff Olson that really gets into Photoshops Layer Styles work -- and brings superb results! Jeff says
      "... by the end you'll not only have a damn sexy chain, but have learned some new techniques by thinking out of the box on how we assume things should work."
READ THIS REPORT Full story : psd.tutsplus.com
look at other examples Here, Here's a better view -- take a peek!

Convert white to transparent

Photoshop Madness tutorials, actions, filters -- the best and worst

It's impossible to guess how many times this problem has come up in the Photoshop 911 forums!
      Zefhar has saved you all a crap-load of work with an action that lets you get rid of the white in drawings. It extracts your black outlines and leaves them surrounded by pure transparent nothingness!! This Action works only with FLATTENED images. RGB and Grayscale will do. Way to go Zefhar.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Zefhar
look at other examples Here, Download Convert_white_to_transparent_by_Zefhar.zip

Tutorial : Green Logo

Photoshop Madness tutorials, actions, filters -- the best and worst

For the beginners, the PS Freak has created this tutorial called "Modern Green Logo". While the "Green Logo" actually sucks as a logo design, there are some good tips here.
      (Please don't consider this a "logo design" tutorial!)
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.psfreak.com
look at other examples Here, Take a peek!


Searching for good Photoshop images and tutorials amongst all the total madness out on the web Don't let Photoshop Madness get you down!

There are always lots of spectacular Photoshop images and visuals out there! Share them! We'll be back shortly with MORE Photoshop Madness ... and please -- BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU SURF ... but when you do find a great Photoshop practitioner, or a good Photoshop tutorial, please share it with us! If you create Photoshop Tutorials yourself, please post your info here so you can be considered for a Photoshop Fave!

Of course, some of our favorite editions of Photoshop Madness can be found in the legacy Photoshop Tips & Tricks web site!
See the last edition of Photoshop Madness

And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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