Dallas, TX -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/17/2014 -- Professional printing leader 4OVER4.COM has posted new photoshop tutorials and brushes to create water and fire effects. The tutorials are easy to follow by beginners, as they go step by step, from file creation to finishing touches.
Photoshop Water and fire effects are commonly used in print advertising to add strength to plain designs. For instance, a beverage poster goes from plain to eye catching by adding a water splash to a bottle image. Same for on-fire objects.
Realistic design is important for the effects to look professional. Awkward sizing or positioning can have the opposite effect on a campaign, turning heads for negative reasons. Color blend is also important to create depth illusions.
4OVER4.COM’s post shares a Darjanpanic.com water effect tutorial. Taking a splash and bottle image as base. The applied techniques include the marquee tool, layer via cut, screen blending, blur, water distortion and color inversion. All carefully explained in the post so readers can use as a guide.
The chosen fire effect photoshop tutorial belongs to psdfan.com. It explains how to create a flaming guitar and amplifiers. Explained tools cover color blend, soft eraser, image duplicate, brightness and contrast adjustments, hidden layers and edge softening.
Since the tutorials are based on image blending, the post suggests other links to download brush sets that can also help in the water and fire effects creation. Websites like Photoshop Free Brushes and DeviantART are good sources for such sets.
The professional printer encourages photo manipulation enthusiast to use tutorials only as a technical guide. Inviting them to use their imagination to make visually powerful pieces that best feature their product of choice. A design that is worth poster printing.
4OVER4.COM is an industry leader in diverse printing projects. The entire range can be seen on their website, as well as design related blog posts for inspiration. The company is based in NY and it can be directly contacted for enquiries at (718) 932-2700. 4OVER4.COM has opened a new division in Poland, also producing quality printing formats such a business cards and posters (in Polish Wizytowki)
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