Photoshop Tutorial: 3 Easy Photo Effects For Beginners

Photoshop Tutorial: 3 Easy Photo Effects For Beginners

Lets get started.

Duplicate our background > CTRL + J.

I'm going to rename this > Desaturate.

Image > Adjustments > Desaturate.

Duplicate the Desaturated layer > CTRL + J.

I'm going to rename the new layer > Find Edges + Invert.

Head up to Filter > Stylize > Find Edges.

Invert the layer > CTRL + i.

Duplicate the top layer > CTRL + J.

I'm going to rename it to Diffuse.

Head up to Filter > Stylize > Diffuse.

Check the Anisotropic option.

Then hit OK.

This setting will soften up the image.

Create a new adjustment layer > Solid Color.

Here you will be able to select any color you wish.

I will select a nice blue color.

Color Code: 0066ff Then hit OK.

Change the Blending Mode to Color.

Select the Diffuse layer.

Create a new adjustment layer > Levels.

Here we can adjust the shadows and highlights.

Increase the highlight > Drag slider to the left.

At this point, it's up to you what you think looks best.

Hit close, when you're done.

Lets head up to File > New.

Width: 1280 Pixels | Height: 720 Pixels Then hit OK.

Create a new adjustment layer > Gradient.

Click to edit the gradients.

Select the first gradient.

Foreground to Background.

Then hit OK.

Change the Style: Radial.

Crank up the scale to about 245.

Then hit OK.

Head over and select the Type Tool.

(T) The font I'm using is called Bebas Neue, It's free to download.

Size 400 pt Make a selection where you want the text to appear.

I'm going to type the word TEXT.

Select your Move Tool.

(V) Position it in the center.

I'm going to add a drop shadow.

Head down and select FX at the bottom.

Blending Options.

Click on Drop Shadow.

Size: 24px | Spread: 13% | Distance 15px.

Adjust the opacity as you wish.

I will keep mine 60%.

Choose an angle for your shadow then hit OK.

Lets select our second image we'll be using.

Using your Move Tool.

(V) drag and drop on the text.

I'm going to rename this layer > Landscape.

Right click on the landscape layer > Create a clipping mask.

Using your Move Tool.

(V) Position it.

CTRL + T to select the landscape image.

Hold ALT + SHIFT while dragging a corner to resize.

Hit Enter to accept changes.

Experiment with different backgrounds.

Create a new adjustment layer > Gradient Map.

Click to edit gradients.

Click on the little gear icon to load more gradients.

Select Spectrums.

Click on Append.

Select Spectrum.

Then hit OK.

Close.

Create a new adjustment layer > Vibrance.

Bring down the Saturation, if it's too overwhelming.

I'll try -10 then hit close.

Next, I'm going to add a texture to our project.

Click on the background.

Using your Move Tool.

(V) Drag and drop.

CTRL + T to select the texture.

Position it in the center.

Resize it by dragging a corner outwards.

Hit Enter when you're done.

I'm going to rename this layer > Texture.

Change the Blending Mode > Soft Light.

Bring down the opacity if needed.

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