All posts by victoriapavlov

Digital Artist and Photographer

My New Book

I just released my new “101 Photoshop Hidden Gems and Tips & Tricks” book

I wanted to write a book that every Photoshop user could learn from. Many of us are new to Photoshop, use it regularly or are experts. However, no matter what your Photoshop skill level is, chances are you can still learn new things or pick up tips from this book that you haven’t discovered yet. My editor said “wow, I learned at least 10 things right off the bat that I didn’t know and I ‘m not done editing yet.” We get into our groove and we use the same features and techniques all the time. However, with each new update to Photoshop CC there are usually little things that the engineers at Adobe add or change that often don’t get a mention. I did my best to pick out 101 of my favorites. Enjoy!

101 Photoshop Hidden Gems and Tips & Tricks

Eye Drawing in Adobe Photoshop CC

Drawing an Eye
Digital Painting for Photographers

I just uploaded a new “Eye Drawing in Adobe Photoshop CC” course to my online training website >>>

In this tutorial you will learn how to convert a photograph of an eye into a beautiful and unique work of art using my Digital Painting for Photographers in Adobe Photoshop CC technique.

 

My Books on Amazon
Digital Painting for Photographers in Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Mobile Apps Book

My New Online Training Site

I’m very please to announce my NEW online training site! “Everything Digital” 

About my training site: my main goal is inspire you and make your digital workflow more enjoyable. All of my tutorials are recorded in a conversational manner. No “robotic” talking head tutorials. I want to have a conversation with YOU. I want to make the learning experience more enjoyable. Here you will find different tutorials: from beginner to advanced level. I believe that the learning experience is suppose to be enjoyable and a two-way conversation.  

In my All Digital course you will be able to access all of my courses for one monthly payment of $15.00 

My Books on Amazon:
Digital Painting for Photographers in Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Mobile Apps

Project Felix fits well in my Photography workflow

Project Felix fits well in my photography workflow

 

I was shooting product shots for my client.  My client has a bagel bakery and she asked me to take pictures of her product and create commercial ad to promote her bakery.
She shipped her products to my studio and I started working on her shots.
I took pictures of her products using my Nikon DSLR Camera, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Westcott Lighting.

After my usual post-production workflow I sent to my client all of the edited files to review. She came back to me and said that now she wants to add coffee to-go to her bakery service. Sure, I can re-shoot some of her product with to-go mug, but I had sent back all the products to her already. We had no time before her campaign was  suppose to start . I know many of photographers would be in a panic situation at this point. “What can I do now”, “I have no time” …. I know…
I was thinking about “how can I add the to-go coffee mug to her images?” I decided to add the to-go mug using Adobe’s Project Felix.
I downloaded a coffee cup model from Adobe Stock to my 3D library

I opened Project Felix. I used my image as the background

I aded a coffee cup downloaded from Adobe Stock to my image just with a single click

I added material to it. It was so easy! Just one click on any material you want to use in the Assets panel.

I added a light. All with one click!

The last step in Project Felix is to Render. I specified the file location and chose Render quality “Highest”

After my Project Felix finished rendering my file I opened this file in Adobe Photoshop CC

I had the coffee cup as a separate layer(s) so I started working on the finishing  touches.

A few minutes later my image was ready to be delivered to my customer (she approved this image).

 

My books on Amazon
Digital Painting  for Photographers in Adobe Photoshop CC
The Adobe Mobile Apps 

Digital Painting

Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop Sketch with iPad Pro and
Apple Pencil 

 

Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop CC with Wacom Cintiq


My ebook on Amazon
Digital Painting for Photographers  in Adobe Photoshop CC
The Adobe Mobile Apps

Rainy window glass effect in Adobe Photoshop CC

Rainy window glass effect in Adobe Photoshop CC

Open you image

Duplicate background layer

Create a new layer

Create a new layer with black color

Filter > Render > Fibers

Magic Wand Tool


Select top layer

Click Delete

Select > Deselect

Filter > Blur >Motion Blur

Add a layer style > Bevel & Emboss

Edit > Free Transform

Bring the layer opacity down

Highlight “Background copy” layer

Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur

Adjustments > Curves

Highlight “Layer1” > Fill =0%

Edit > Free Transform > Resize “Layer1”

 

 

My Books on Amazon

Digital Painting for Photographers 
The Adobe Mobile Apps 

How to Create a Winter Scene in Adobe Photoshop CC

How to create a winter scene in Adobe Photoshop CC using Adobe Stock images and a 3D object from PixelSquid.com

 

 

SantaIn this tutorial I will show you how you can create a winter scene in Adobe Photoshop CC using images from Adobe Stock and 3D object from PixelSquid 

Adobe Stock images I downloaded for this tutorial:
FILE #:  45012599
FILE #: 
94046505

3D object I downloaded from PixelSquid

 

First of all I downloaded two images from Adobe Stock website. I downloaded those files as preview files and after I tried them out I licensed them directly within Adobe Photoshop CC:

Right Click on a image in your library panel you want to license > License Image

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Double click on your licensed image (in the library panel)

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To bring another file into your document from your library panel > Click on the image > Drag into your document

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Using the Quick Selection Tool select Santa Claus and the reindeer? (don’t worry if your selection is not perfect. You will be able to fix it later on)

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Select > Select and Mask

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Change the View Mode to Onion Skin and Moon Transparency Slider all way to the right 100%. This way you will be able to see the background layer and make all the necessary corrections toyour initial selection right away.

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Zoom In your document

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Using the Brush Tool correct your selection (switch between “+” and “-” if needed to correct the selection)

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After you are happy with your selection switch to the Refine Edge Brush Tool

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Switch View Mode to Black and White

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Using the Refine Edge Brush Tool clean up the edges of your selection.

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After you are happy with your final selection change the Output Setting to New Layer with Layer Mask

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Click OK

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Click on the Mask Icon (Santa Layer) > Gradient Tool with Black color

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Correct the part between snow under the reindeer and background snow line (simply paint it out using gradient tool)

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Previously I downloaded a 3D object from PixelSquid.com and now I will simply click on this object (snow) and object will be added to my document

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Now I will rotate my 3D object, also will Switch to High Resolution and remove the Shadow

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Resize your 3D object using the Free Transform  tool

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Delete the Hidden Layer from Layer Panel

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Window > Adjustments

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Color Lookup Adjustment

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Choose Soft_Warming.look

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Adjustments > Curves

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Adjustments > Brightness / Contrast

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Make 3D object layer’s opacity = 67%

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Now your  image is ready

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My Books on Amazon

Digital Painting for Photographers in Adobe Photoshop CC

The Adobe Mobile Apps Book