Tutorial: Create Electricity and Lightning Effect

Ever needed to power up some of your images with 42 million volt and beyond? Learn how to do it in this tutorial.

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Tutorial: Fire Effect on Images

When you want to create a fire effect on a colored image, your have found yourself the right tutorial! Here I will show you how you can apply my smoke and layer styles combination to a colored image. I will use Affinity Photo for this tutorial, but the same process can be done in photoshop.

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Brushes vs. Overlays

When I would have to choose if I must use brushes or overlays, I would reather go for brushes in most cases. On this page you will find some of my reasons why I prefer brushes, and a list of some cases where you are better of using overlays. So lets first check in which cases you want to prefer overlays instead of brushes. When to use Overlays There are some cases where you do not want to use brushes but rather want to go with these nice overlay images. One is when you need something with multiple colors, for example a bokeh overlay effect or a tattoo overlay on skin. Another good reason is when you need a really high resolution. For brushes to work with older Photoshop versions, I keep my brushes under 2500px in size(but above 2000px whenever possible). Also there is a maximum size for brushes in most graphic editors, and the bundles on the market also often do not contain a high enough resolution that would be needed for bigger printings. When you need a texture, for example in a 3D rendering, you also would rather go with Overlays than with brushes. Instead of first […]

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Product Buyer Tutorials

This page is a collection of tutorials and other posts for customers of my products. This page shall help you getting started with using my products to create stunning designs.Check out my store if you want to be a customer and help me create even more amazing resources! Installing Brushes For installing photoshop, affinity or gimp brushes, check out the following tutorial:https://www.xresch.com/install-brushes-541/ Using Included Styles The styles which are included in my package or can be downloaded from here, can be used in the following way:https://www.xresch.com/fire-effect-smoke-brushes-and-layer-styles-529/ Enhance Solid Color Layer When using brushes I recommend painting them on the mask of a solid color layer. This will allow you to do enhancements like the following: https://www.xresch.com/fire-effect-enhancements-with-solid-color-layer-654/ Fire Effect Tutorials Check out my Fire Effect tutorials and learn how to create fire with smoke brushes: https://www.xresch.com/category/design/design-tutorials/fire-effects/ Youtube Tutorials I made some few youtube tutorials, feel free to check them out: https://www.xresch.com/design-tutorials/youtube/ Brushes vs. Overlays Here you will find some good reasons why to use brushes instead of overlays: https://www.xresch.com/brushes-vs-overlays-856/ Changing PNG Colors Most of my products include PNG files of the designs as black on transparent. On the following page you get some simple instructions on how to change the color […]

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Design Freebies

Here you can find some stuff that is free for commercial use. Photoshop Brush Coloring Styles A package of photoshop styles I use for coloring various of brushes. This styles work best with a black background. Download brushColoringStyles.asl Affinity Brush Coloring Styles Similar package like the one for photoshop. Be aware that at the time I wrote this page, Affinity had a bug when displaying the styles, They are actually loaded, but sometimes do not have any previews in the Styles view. Download BrushColoringStyles.afstyles Affinity Brushes Here some free brushes for Affinity: Colorful Feathers by xresch (These are the brushes from this tutorial)

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Photo Shoot – Pregnancy

A friend asked me to do some photoshooting with her while she was in the 8 month. This are some of the results of this special photoshooting with her and her husband after I had some fun with photoshop.

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Lightning Brushes

Locations This brushes can be found for commercial use on the following shops: ArtStation: https://xresch.artstation.com/store/AXX3/52-complex-futuristic-circle-brushes Affinity Store: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/store/product/102-lightning-brushes/ Creative Market: 2500+ Photoshop Brushes: https://creativemarket.com/xresch/4193313-2500-Photoshop-Brushes 102 Lightning Brushes: https://creativemarket.com/xresch/1875978-102-Lightning-Brushes For non-commercial use, you can find them on my deviantart profile: https://www.deviantart.com/xresch/art/43-Lightning-and-Electricity-Brushes-707010712 Description I found a good way to create lightning artificially, and this brush package is the result. These brushes are useful when you need to add electric effects to your designs, or when you want to add some “power” to a picture. Contents In this product you will find: 102 high resolution lightning and electricity brushes 2500 x 2500px created with Photoshop CS6 102 PNG Files, one for each brush 47 coloring photoshop styles (working best with a white brush on a black background) 6 photoshop styles for specifically to color lightning (see example pictures, works best on dark clouds) Usage These brushes are useful for: Put that missing lightning on that dramatic thunderstorm scene Free Energy, buy once and have your photoshop powered up forever Put that extra shock into your art To let energy flow through some product Electronic music party posters Insect traps (don’t overdo it, poor moskitos) Power Plant related topics High Voltage related topics Electronic […]

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Dust Brushes

Location This brushes can be found for commercial use on my shop: Dust Brushes: https://xresch.artstation.com/store/gj9V/68-dust-brushes-overlays Description Have you ever found that your design doesn’t look as real as it could?You just wanted to put some extra texture on it but the right one was missing?Or you just like to mess with photos and make them look older than they are? These 68 dust brushes and overlays will help you in many ways. Contents All the brushes and images are about 2400px in size. 44 Dust Stamp Brushes for Photoshop(.abr) 24 Dust Stroke/Scatter Brushes for Photoshop(.abr) 44 Dust Stamp Brushes for Affinity(.afbrushes) 24 Dust Stroke/Scatter Brushes for Affinity(.afbrushes) 44 Dust Stamp Brushes for GIMP(.gbr) 44 PNGs Black on white representing the Dust Brushes 57 Overlays(JPG grayscale) 4 Example PSDs 47 Brush Coloring Photoshop Styles

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Infrared Artificial

A while ago I stumbled over the process of how you can create an artificial infrared effect with photoshop and other image manipulation programs. In this gallery you will find some examples of such images.I wrote a tutorial on how to create this effect. If you want to do it yourself, check out this post.

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Infrared Photography

After I bought a new camera, I decided to tamper with one of my old cameras and rebuild it to a infrared camera.The following images were shot with a digital infrared camera and edited in photoshop.

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