20 Most Important Photoshop Shortcuts

Today Photoshop Shortcuts has been the program on which most of the graphic designers are highly dependent on. Though there is some other useful software available to them, this one has proved to be of the greatest use. Professional find almost all possible image related solution in Photoshop. But one important thing is the shortcuts they usually use in this program. The importance of these shortcut remains in the efficiency of work with this program. Doubtlessly they gear up the regular work flow of the creative designers. These are used with a view to making the work faster. While working in Photoshop, small tasks may appear as a big hindrance to the work. So a professional must know about these shortcuts of Photoshop. Her we will see how the common but very crucial works can be done within just a few key pressing on the key board.

1.Fill a Layer: When an image editor needs to fill an empty layer with any specific color he may take the help of a nice short way and this is to press Alt+Delete on the foreground and Ctrl+Delete on the background.

fill a layer shortcut 2.Flatten Layers: At times the working professional want to flatten the layers. After adding a new, empty layer there lies the necessity of flatten those. To do it one can take the easy way of pressing Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E

Flatten Layers image

3.Merge Visible Layers: Another thing is that many a times designers want to create a single layer comprising all other layers created before. But this work may be a difficult job by clicking mouse buttons. Easy way of this is pressing Ctrl, Shift and E altogether.

Merge Visible Layers Image

4.New Layer via Copy: in the case of the need for a new layer one can just press Ctrl+J and the target is fulfilled. It’s so easy in this way and gives one the chance for continuous working.

New Layer via Copy
5.Bring Layer to top of stack: Not all layers are equally important for the work. On the other hand some are highly preferred that they are needed to be on the top of other layers. So just one thing that the designer needs to do is to press Ctrl+Shift+]

Bring Layer Forward1

6.Send Layer to Bottom of stack: In the same way of taking layer at the bottom a designer can take that at the bottom as well. For that he has to do nothing special but the same thing apar from the third bracket. He must press Ctrl+Shift+[.

Send Layer to Bottom of stack
7.Bring Layer Forward: A small work of Photoshop is to bring any selected layer forward. But if you are working on keyboard, you don’t need to touch the mouse. Rather, only pressing Ctrl+] will make your work done.

Bring Layer to top of stack

8.Send Layer Back: As it may seem to be of necessity to move the layer back to the others, it can be also done with a quicker way by taping the key board short cut Ctrl+[

Send Layer Back Image9.Copy Multiple Layers: Copying multiple layers is a usual work for any image manipulator. For doing this drawing a selection must be done and then use the command of Shift+Ctrl+C to take every layer into the clipping, rather than taking only the current layer selection.

Copy Multiple Layers Image

10. Reselect: In case of accidental moving away from reselection one can easily be back from there using a nice keyboard short cut. He has to press Ctrl+Shift+D. By this means the earlier selection will be back.


11.Invert Selection: Sometimes the professionals need to select objects around an already pre-selected image. This mainly helps to work on the main focused part without loosing the remaing parts of it.

Photoshop Invert Selection Image12.Select All Layers: Manipulating the overall image needs the total selection. But if one is thinking it by mouch it may haper the regular work flow. But there is a solution for it. He can press Ctrl+Alt+A.

Select All Layers Image

13.Select Bottom Layer: If someone want to select the last ever layer of his project, a small technique can be proved very handy for him. Alt+Comma(,) will select the bottom layer within just the time of taping the buttons.

Select Bottom Layer Image14.Select Top Layer: In the same way of selecting bottom layer, selecting the top layer is also possible within very short time and in a convenient manner. For this the designer has to just press Alt+Period(.). It will immediately select the upmost layer.

Select Top Layer

15.Deselect from the Selection Area: Provided that one needs to deselect certain part of the image, one easy way can be hitting the keys Alt+drag.

Deselect from the Selection Area

16.Deselect all but the Intersected Area: Professional designers know the importance of deselecting all but a certain part. For doing it he may take the help of the easy way of clicking Shift+Alt+drag.

Deselect all but the Intersected Area

17.Deselect the Entire image: When getting away from the image is necessary, a nice way is arranged for the professionals in Photoshop. They can just hit Ctrl+D to satisfy their need.

Deselect the Entire image18.Find the Sizing Handles: One difficult activity that Photoshop experts regularly experience is that pasting a layer or selection into a Photoshop image. In such cases finding the sizing handles becomes a tough job. The command of hitting Ctrl+T and then Ctrl+O selects Transform and fits the image inside the window.

Find the Sizing Handles Image19.Move a Selection: If any designer wants to move a selected part easily he just needs to press and hold the space bar and keep on doing so until the selected part reaches to the place that it is intended to reach. So the shortcut for it is Spacebar+Marquee Tool.

Move a Selection20.Select Individual channels: Selecting with Photoshop Channels is a wonderful way of work in this program. It makes a complex object removed from the background. Though there is several other ways by which the same job can be accomplished, it is much easier. And using the shortcut of Ctrl+3(red), 4(green), 5(blue) makes it even simpler.

Select Individual channels

There are several professional designers who are doubtlessly creative but they waste a huge time in the processing of their desired Photoshop Shortcuts command. Adopting the above mentioned short-cuts the designer may decrease the wastage of his time.

 Most Important 20 Photoshop Shortcuts

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Tutorial For Beginners

Get started with Adobe Photoshop CS5

Adobe Photoshop CS5

To design a photo we can use different kind of software. Also we can edit usually through Paint, It can be Microsoft Office Picture Manager, Windows Photo Viewer etc. But if you want more then you can use Paint.Net, Picasa, and Adobe Photoshop like (CS, CS3, and now update version running CS6). Also you can make Illustrator, Photometric and so on. But I think everybody try to collect the latest one. If I describe it then give to need an example. Like if you use Photoshop software, then here are old one is CS. But in this software you don’t get the 3D option. Even not in CS1 or CS2. If you got in CS3 but it is not faster and you don’t found the more as you want.  You will get it in Photoshop CS4 and it some faster also CS5 be. But in the latest one, I mean CS6 is very faster and helpful. Here you will get more and more option to design.

In this Article I try to give a short Adobe Photoshop CS5 Tutorial For Beginners. I will describe about its option, how work, and in which way we can get more and more exceptional design.

Download from the internet the software. But it will be 30 days trial version. If you have credit card you can buy its premium version. Let’s start, when you go to open the software you can see the four to five option. It will contain under Adobe Design Premium CS5 / CS6. The option looks like Adobe Bridge CS5, Adobe Device Central CS5, Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit CS5, Adobe Extension Manager CS5, Adobe Photoshop CS5 etc.

Now open through clicking on Adobe Photoshop CS5. Then you will see the following option like File, Edit, Image, Layer, Select, Filter, Analysis, 3D, View, Window, Help, Br, Mb, Essentials, Design, Painting, CS live and so on. All of the above menu have submenu. To edit an image we go to File->New. For Open a file go to File->Open. To Save a file click on save and save it as your wishes name. Here if you observe you will get more and more option. Like Open as, save as, Browse, Import, Exit and so many. As a file menu we will get more and extra option to edit an image. Its exceptional feature is 3D. Really if you use Adobe Photoshop obviously you must get an awesome and reflecting and heavy designed image. I edit this image just go to by Filter and choose an option. Don’t miss it. Try to now.

Transformer Text Effect in Photoshop

Top create Transformer Text Effect in Photoshop Open Photoshop and create a new document with the size of 1500 x 1000. Choose a background as like you. I choose the following. Set in RGB mode save it as a name. Type something on your background image. 

create Transformer Text Effect

Open Photoshop and create a new document with the size of 1500 x 1000. Choose a background as like you. I choose the following. Set in RGB mode save it as a name. Type something on your background image. Go to the Blending Option and set the following:

Drop Shadow:

In drop shadow set the Structure as given below. Set the Blend Mode toNormal. And set Opacity at 21% with Angle of (120) degree. Then set the Distance to 3px with the Spread of 0% and Size 13px. In the Quality set contour, Noise to 0% and Layer knocks Out Drop shadow.

Outer Glow:

In outer Glow set the Structure as given below. Set the Blend Mode toNormal. In here set Opacity at 62% and Noise 0%. Set the Elements for Technique at softer with the Spread of 0% and Size 18px. In the Quality set contour, Range to 50% and Jitter to 0%.

Bevel and Emboss:

In this step set the Structure. Now in structure Style will be Pillow Emboss, Technique to Chisel Hard, Depth set to 929%, Direction at UP, Size – 4px, Soften – 0%. And set in the meantime shading where Angles at 120 degree, Altitude at 30 degree. Gloss Contour anti-aliased, Highlight Mode with Color Dodge with # 666666 and Opacity will 85%, Shadow Mode also Multiply with # 333333 and Opacity to 73%. Now press OK.


Elements: Range 50% with Anti-aliased.


Structure: Blend Mode at Soft Light, Opacity at 50%, Angle of 19 degree, Distance to 5px, Size at 16px, Contour – Invert and Anti-aliased. Through clicking OK save it.

Gradient Overlay:

Gradient: Set Blend Mode to Multiply, Opacity – 100%, Gradient, Style of Linear, Align with Layer, Angle at (90) degree and scale – 100%. Then press OK and before pressing ok have to confirm Gradient Type – Solid, Smoothness – 100%.

Pattern Overlay:

Pattern: Set Mode atNormal, Opacity to 87%, Scale – 5% also Link with Layer. Press ok.


Structure: Size at 2px, Position at Inside, Blend Mode atNormal, Opacity at 100%. Set Fill Type to Color with White color.

Transformer Text Effect in Photoshop

Again go to Blending Option through Duplicate the second Text layer. For these to go to Menu to Layer and select duplicate Layer. Save this file as your wishes name. For these go to again Blending options and set the following.


Drop Shadow:

In drop shadow set the Structure as given below. Set the Blend Mode to Multiply. And set Opacity at 100% with Angle of (120) degree. Then set the Distance to 2px with the Spread of 0% and Size 6px. In the Quality set contour, Noise to 0% and Layer knocks Out Drop shadow.

Inner Shadow:

In Inner shadow set the Structure as given below. Set the Blend Mode multiply. Set Opacity at 100% with Angle of 30 degree. Then set the Distance to 9px with the Spread of 0% and Size 9px. In the Quality set contour, Noise to 0% and Anti aliased.

Inner Glow:

In outer Glow set the Structure as given below. Set the Blend Mode to Color Dodge. In here set Opacity at 100% and Noise 0%. Set the Elements for Technique at softer with the Spread of 0% and Size 10px. In the Quality set contour, Range to 45% and Jitter to 0%.

Bevel and Emboss:

In this step set the Structure. Now in structure Style will be Pillow Emboss, Technique to Chisel Hard, Depth set to 409%, Direction at UP, Size – 3px, Soften – 0%. And set in the meantime shading where Angles at 120 degree, Altitude at 30 degree. Gloss Contour anti-aliased, Highlight Mode with Linear Dodge (Add) with # 666666 and Opacity will 75%, Shadow Mode also Multiply and Opacity to 46%. Now press OK.


Elements: Range 100% with Anti-aliased.

Color Overlay:

Color: Blend Mode at multiply with #333333, Opacity will be 60%. Now press OK.

Pattern Overlay:

Pattern: Set Mode atNormal, Opacity to 100%, Scale – 5% also Link with Layer. Press ok.


Structure: Size at 3px, Position at Inside, Blend Mode atNormal, Opacity at 100%. Set the Fill Type to Gradient with Reverse. Style will be Linear and Angle 90 degree and Scale with 150.

Transformer Text Effect

Again go to Blending Option through Duplicate the third and last Text layer. For these to go to Menu to Layer and select duplicate Layer. Save this file as your wishes name. For these go to again Blending options and set the following.

Drop Shadow:

In Drop shadow set the Structure as given below. Set the Blend Mode to multiply. Set Opacity at 75% with Angle of 90 degree. Then set the Distance to 1px with the Spread of 0% and Size 5px. In the Quality set contour, Noise to 0% and Layer knocks Out Drop shadow.

Inner Shadow:

In Inner shadow set the Structure as given below. Set the Blend Mode to multiply. In here set Opacity at 75% and Angle of 120 degree. Then set the Distance to 6px with the Spread of 0% and Size 10px. In the Quality set contour to Anti-aliased, Noise to 0%.

Bevel and Emboss:

In this step set the Structure. Now in structure Style will be Stroke Emboss, Technique to Smooth, Depth set to 1000%, Direction at UP, Size – 4px, Soften – 0%. And set in the meantime shading where Angles at 120 degree, Altitude at 30 degree. Highlight Mode with Screen and Opacity will 75%, Shadow Mode also multiply and Opacity to 53%. Now press OK.

Color Overlay:

Color: Blend Mode at multiply with #336666, Opacity will be 12%. Now press OK.


In the Structure set the Size at 4px, Position at Inside, Blend Mode at Soft Light, Opacity at 100%. And set the Fill Type at Pattern. Click OK.


Crisp Metallic Text Effect in Photoshop

Before designing in your computer should have contained the Adobe Photoshop. Then you will install the font of  “Rothenburg Decorative”. And install the brush of  “Grunge Brushes”.

Now open your Photoshop and create a new document which size will be, as I prefer 1800 x 1300 pixels also which is in RGB Mode. But you can prefer another size like you want. Set the DPI at 72 and choose your background color with this dark grey color #1f1f1f.

In this step create a new layer; rename it “text”, here use these grunge brushes and click the center of the document to make it white. Varying on the textures, aspire to cover the center of the document make use of different brushes.

To open the Layer Style Panel double-clicks on the thumbnail of the Layer ‘texture’. Reduce the fill at 0 and apply a drop shadow. Also use these settings into an inner shadow. Everything will in Blending Options. This will provide a realistic pressed look to the texture.

At first for add a mask click on Add Layer Mask icon and to invert it click Command/Ctrl + (I). Pick and choose a soft Brush which hardness-0%, size-950pixel. Now click on the midpoint of the file. By this technique the Layer of ‘texture’ will be shown only in the center, vanishing on the edges of the file.

Using the ‘Type Tool’ of T. Type the word ‘G’ or whatsoever you want. For see the ‘Character Window” go to Window > Character. Set the word size, type.

Open the ‘Layer Style’ of the ‘G’ Text Layer and apply following settings.

Where you will set in layer style at stroke size-7, position-inside, blend mode-normal, opacity-100%, fill type-gradient, style-linear, angle(-90 degree), scale(91%). Set Color overlay Color at Blend Mode-normal (#979797), opacity-100%.

At stain in structure set blend mode-normal, opacity-75%, angel (19 degree), distance-30px, and size-13px.

At Bevel and Emboss style-inner bevel, technique-smooth, depth (29%), direction-up, size (24px), soften (1px). For shading angel-93 degree, attitude-42 degree, gloss contour-anti aliased, highlight mode-screen (#ffffff) and opacity-97%, shadow mode-multiply (#000000) and opacity-82%.

Set at “bevel and emboss” in “contour” anti aliased and range-50%.

In the Inner shadows structure blend mode-normal, opacity-100%, angel-120 degree, distance 18px, chokes-0%, and size-11px. And set the quality anti aliased with noise-0%.

For drop shadow structure blend mode-normal with #00000, opacity-80%, angel-90 degree, distance 24px, spread-0%, and size-32px. And set the quality anti aliased with noise-0% with layer knocks out drop shadow. If you want to more style in your text, you can do that. Then click OK.

Using the Type Tool (T) select the word ‘G’. Pick the whole thing at the side of the capital letter and lessen the kerning at -5. Again if you can’t find the Character go to Window under Window – Character.

With Command/Ctrl + (J) copy this Layer; choose ‘Clear Layer Style’ through right-click on the Layer’s thumbnail. Via this way the text below matches exactly the one above. Here we can add more effects. I work with 2 Layer Styles is to create a solid base as I did to the first Layer. Then include lightings and reflections on the second Layer above.

Keep in mind that when we will save the final effect, suppose a jpg or jpeg or PNG image that’s time it may look different, sharper, and supplementary distinct overall.

The final Create a Crisp Metallic Text Effect here:


How to Design Golden Flame

For designing a commercial image or creative work you can show your talent making a Design Golden Flame in Adobe Photoshop. Lets see how.

Open Adobe Photoshop and open a new document which size I prefer 1200*800px, then fill the background color by black color. On the background type, here who favor which font, doesn’t matter to select any font, I just wrote some texts onto it.

Now we are in second layer. I applied the layer blending options. From style select outer glow, inner glow, bevel and emboss-contour, stroke.

Now set in the outer glow-structure-blend mode (screen), opacity (75%), noise (0%, noise always be 0 so that image looking clear), I choose color #a3b201. Into the elements techniques (softer), spread (0%), size (10px). Where set quality range (55%), jitter (0%).

In the inner glow-structure-blend mode (screen), opacity (65%), I choose color white. Into the elements techniques (softer), source (edge), choke (0%), and size (43px). Where set quality range (55%), jitter (0%).

In the bevel and emboss, structure (inner bevel), technique (smooth), depth (134%), direction (up), size (40px), soften (0%). Where I set shading angle (120 degree) also select use global light, attitude 30 degree, highlight mode (screen), opacity (75), shadow mode (multiply), opacity (75%).

Set into the contour range 40%.

For stroke set structure (size (3px), position outside, blend mode normal, opacity 55%) and in the fill type set color #efa1a1. Here you saw an effect on your image.

Copy this layer 5 times. Intended for every duplicate layer, slightly regulate every layer’s position on the image; here for creating more depth just alter opacity of every duplicated layer.

Again copy that text layer once. Rasterizing the copied text layers in the mean time merge all the duplicated layers as one. Onto the merged layer I apply the Gaussian Blur Settings. Where set radius 6.6px.

Merge layer to “Hard Light” from blending mode and set it name to another name where I set “Glow”. This will prolong to use the layer used for the next step.

In this step duplicate this “Glow” layer more than 2 times, it can be 3 times. Here from upper to lower, adjust every layer’s opacity and blending mode.

At the Copied layer 1: set Blending mode at vivid light, where Opacity (90%).
For copied layer 2: set Blending mode at overlay, where Opacity (80%).

For copied layer 3: set Blending mode at soft light, where Opacity (70%).

Soft Smoke texture” Load into the Photoshop, with a 20px feather setting use the Lasso Tool, from smoke texture select a portion, onto the text document copy and paste it. Use the Free Transform tool from edit- Free Transform or (Ctrl +T) to rotate the texture until get your effect.

This layer saved name as “Flame”, duplicate it a small number of time. Use the Free Transform tool to rotate and resize, so that the shape of every layer differs from each other. And this is applied on each duplicated layer. Furthermore ensure the Smoke Texture cover up the whole text area.

Amalgamate those duplicated layers since the previous step where save its name as “Flame”. Merged the layer to “Hard Light” changed the blending mode.

In this layer, adjust the Hue and Saturation and for set this press Ctrl+U. In where have to set Hue (+60), saturation (-20) and lightness (0).

At a standstill on the “Flame” layer, use a soft round brush with different flow and use opacity to create depth.

Now duplicate these “Flame” layer 3 epochs. Here lay down the layer blending mode of the replacement layers from bottom to top the same as “Hard Light”, “Overlay”, and “Overlay”.

Now we include a quantity of smoke in the region of the text so it doesn’t appear too isolated. For doing this, copy the “Flame” layer more than one time, eliminate the mask. Desaturate these duplicate layers, change mode to “Screen” and decrease the opacity to around 30% from the blending mode.

The final image is:


Photo Retouch by Healing Tool

Hello, Today I would like to show you various Photo Retouch techniques by healing tool.

Spot Healing Brush Tool

Unwanted elements from a photo or imperfections of an image and for quickly remove blemishes we use primarily the Spot Healing Brush. This Brush Try to repair automatically the imperfection of an image via sampling the surrounding area. For recover an image you have to paint an image over an imperfection. You had liked to get purge of using a suitable brush where brushes can be selected and modified in the options bar.

Watchful! Even though the Spot Healing brush is living a great tool for quick fixes, but not always assured to work if the surrounding area imperfection is eventful. In general, in your image the surrounding area must be an approximate match in color & texture to what you want to take place of the unwanted element.

 Healing Brush Tool

Like the spot healing brush tool, the Healing Brush Tool performs a similar function tool mentioned above.

The Healing Brush Tool manually selects the lighting, shading, and texture from the surrounding area for a source automatically trying to determine, after paint over an imperfection. Press hold alt and click the desired part of the image for select an image and replace through paint over the area as you wish. Here we can set brush size which can be controlled in the options bar.

 Patch Tool

A whole area we can repair by pixels from another area through Patch Tool. The patch tool try to correct lighting, shading, and texture just like the healing brush tool. First draw a selection with any of the selection tools or the patch tool, which will function as a lasso tool. This will use for the purpose of using Patch Tool. By this way you can repair your selection area.

Clone Stamp Tool

With a sample of an image the Clone stamp tool allows to paint on it. To use of the Clone Stamp Tool you have to keep in mind that it’s not healing/repairing an image.

When you paint over an area there lighting and shading will not be maintained. You have to make it very useful in certain situations what you get when you paint from a given source, what you see is literally.

Blur & Sharpen Tools

For making an image softer or harder the Blur and Sharpen Tools allow us to manipulate the edges. They do faithfully what you would expect them to do blur and sharpen.

Strengthen of both tools are similar such as decrease or increase the strength of the tool, or how much it will blur and the brush, which can be adjusted in the Options Bar for each tool all tools are same. Simply set up the brush to your specification, hold down the mouse button, and hover over the areas like to alter in an image to use the blur or sharpen tool.


Design a texts drop in water typography effect in photoshop

Using Typographic Effect in Photoshop I design text which is “Letter Drops into Water”. Let it try. Here we will apply custom brush, free transform tool and liquefy filter.

Design a texts drop in water typography effect in photoshop

At first you have to download Photoshop software means PSD file. You have to search at Google through free download Photoshop CS3 or if you want latest version that will better for you.

Following stocks and complete this tutorial: Font, Water Texture, Water Brushes, this tutorial for intermediate level.

Now I decide on the black surroundings, and type something like you want on the canvas. Rotate the text an angle as your aspiration.

Apply the Bevel and Emboss layer blending option on this text layer. Then select style as inner Bevel, technique as smooth, depth as your wish, where I choose 480%, direction-up, size-1, and soften-0. Above this will go to the structure option.

In the shading I choose angle-63, attitude-42, gloss contour, highlights mode- Screen, opacity-92%, shadow mode- multiply, opaity-75.

And in the gradient overlay blend mode- normal, opacity-100%, select gradient, style- Linear, angle-106, scale-100.

Now I will create an effortless water surface. By using water brush and paint a little drops lying on the canvas and using free transform rotate it usually. On these water drops use liquefy filter, through forward warping tool and produce soft water effect. Make use of a flexible eraser to erase a few parts and the edges of the water to include depth and the overall effect is looking too cool. Just like real water.

Create some abstract lines around the text. Now on water surface to give it a flowing effect. It will do through a round brush. After creating new layer paint a dot on it, to manipulate this dot into a line shape use the liquefy filter.

These abstract line layers duplicate a few times then put all layers under the text layer. Again duplicate more abstract lines and shift them above text layer.

At first select an image for copy water. Over onto the text copy and paste the selection, with the free transform tool adjust the shape, and erase the others area with a soft eraser to reveal the text bottom.

Attach the following 2 adjustment layers as clipping mask to this water texture layer:

At Levels set custom, RGB-auto (68, .77, 255), and output level 0 and 255. In the custom settings I set red-22, yellow-200, green–200, cyan-112, blue-22, magenta-55.

Supplementary erase the water surface with a small flexible eraser since the areas indicated. For several finishing touches, I added a little more water flow surface around the text, through duplicating the water stream layer done in the previous step.

Using the water brush add some splashing water on top of the water. Use free transform tool to adjust its shape and angle. Add a little cloud/smoke in the region of the text for superfluous effect use the cloud filter or a cloud brush. Further added some color effect on the image with selective colors and image adjustment layer.


Amazing explosion 3d words in photoshop

For to do design we have to open Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator, choose the font that you want to use in your drawing or design. Where I used Xirod Font and tweaked it a minute. Then create it outline and save it into Adobe Illustrator 8. (Cinema 4D open just vectors into this Adobe Illustrator version).

Amazing explosion 3d words in photoshop

Go to Cinema 4D and open the Illustrator folder, after open the Cinema 4D you will see that it’s inside of a group. At first you should ungroup them and add the extrude NURBS to all letter of word. After extrude you have to add light where I used 2 area lights, in the front and the left side and target camera.

We already have originated our 3D text and before we go over to Photoshop we need to add more details. These 3D object copy 8 times to make it editable and we are going to add explosion and shatter. Set your own style 3D text to look like chief. For this apply 3 explosions and 3 shatters to it. Also add more if your text design need too more.

Go to the render and save in 300 DPI TIFF format with Alpha Channel. Put the render in Photoshop, go Channels windows and select the Alpha Channel. Create your range, cut your 3D text and keep it in another layer. Now you with your 3D text and your with background.

You can add more to the background also highlights behind the 3D text to put together it stand out.

This is perfect time to add some color to the 3D text. Here you can show your creativity. I just apply the basic soft brush and paint over the 3D letter and make some masks.

For special effect to apply in front of our 3D letters, we need choose the Gradient Tool and can change the mode to Difference. Change in different directions to make gradients. Well, now select the text and make a layer mask in this effect layer. Change the blend mode to Soft Light and Opacity to 70%

Next, select the 3D text, go to Modify – Contract and use 10 to 20 pixels. Delete then deselect and go to Effects – Blur – Motion Blur use Angle: 15 and Distance between 60 to 70 pixels.

You can add more in your 3D text. Select a good splatter brush and draw anywhere you want. To generate the back of the explosion need to add broken glasses behind text. And add highlights to make it again stand out.

Add shadows inside of the 3D text with the Polygonal Lasso Tool, the Gradient Tool for Black to Transparent.

Then add some crack brushes in the 3D text to make more real. Set a crack on the letter you want to brake, in my case, the x.

Of each letter to give it a real explosion feeling have to add highlights on the border. For create the beginning of the explosion add a mini explosion brush to the inside corner of the x.

Make some flares and lines in the explosion point in different ways. To give it a great look use different colors.

On top of the 3D text add the broken glass image and change the Blend Mode to Overlay. Again do this, go to Edit – Transform – Flip Horizontal and transform the Blend Mode to Normal.

You will get a Celestia.


Light effects of Photoshop

Lights or enlightenment is the on purpose use of light to accomplish a matter-of-fact or artistic effect. Apposite illumination preserve enhance chore of performance, progress the outward show of an area, or have positive psychosomatic effects on occupants.

Illumination is classified by anticipated use as common, enunciation, or chore illumination, depending for the most part on the circulation of the light produced by the fixture.

Photoshop luminosity implementation tutorial is imperative to discern intended for every designer.

On first open the Photoshop software. Go off to file click on new. You can open by ctrl+N. Create a new Layer and apply a Layer style on the background Layer. From Layer style you have to select Gradient Overlay and a Pattern Overlay.

In Gradient Overlay you can see Blend mode, Opacity, Gradient, style, angle, angle etc. You can choose your own style. But I choose Blend mode-multiply, Opacity-100, Gradient-100, style-Radial, angle-90, scale-66.

For pattern overlay you can choose Blend mode-Normal, Opacity-100, scale-66.

Now have to choose an icon from a cool site. But you can choose like your aspiration. Then select the Ellipse tool and cerate a shape which may like circle and apply Gaussian Blur. For applying Gaussian Blur you have to go to Filter-Blur-Gaussian Blur and select radius with 30px.

In the name of Light Effects create a folder. Like before change it mode to Color Dodge, and created ellipse move to this folder.

For create sparkle we can use the marvelous brush tool. Inside the Light Effects Layer add new layer. For color selection you have to choose white. And the following tools may have to use like: select shape dynamics, scattering, smoothing, protect texture, master diameter-9 PX, angle-0, roundness-100%, spacing-0, hardness-0, pen pressure-minimum diameter 4%, angle jitter-0%, control-off, roundness jitter-0%, scatter-both access, count-2, count jitter-100%, control off.

In layer style I add an outer glow to the sparks. Where have to set opacity-99, noise-0, in elements technique-softer, spread-0, size-5, and in quality option choose Contour range-50, jitter-0.

Add some smoke. Take a new layer, set blend mode to Color Dodge and select lasso tool. Where feather set at 40px and create a selection like after that make sure foreground is white and the background is black then apply a Filter-Render-Clouds. Continue applying the filter until you get a hold the best clouds. Then add text and again use layer style. Create a nice overwhelming effect. Just place your logo.

Apply Image Command for Layer Mask

Adobe Photoshop’s image editing command for make blending between two images or many layers. You can use this tools for masked border of images and to make artistic collage effects. It’s one of the easy and quick way of creating a mask on images. I am describing on Layer Mask Effect in Photoshop.


To apply image editing tool you can also used of make a layer mask on an image. Here is the process:

First start Photoshop and go to File > New. Then again go to File > Place to open an image that you want use for this task. Then you need to rotate use image, then both will be same orientation. Re-size the photos, so that they will be same size.

Next go to Layer then New then Layer and press OK. Set backgrounds color of black, click new layer and click Ctrl+Backspace to fill the new Layer at black. Now need to create duplicate image background layer by Layer then Duplicate Layer then OK. Now pull the black layer within two image layers.

Click the top image layer, then click Add Layer Mask from the foot of the Layer Palette.

Go to Layer Mask and go to  Image > Apply Image. From drop-down panel choose border image. Set Blending mode to Normal. Go to Transparency and set it. Then press OK.

A most latest technique are applying on a mask to the border from the Apply Image Dialog. To do again this task, you need to set all previous settings. From the source file, choose the image file for mask. Then go to Layer from the image and then Channel to use as mask. In this part, Blue Chanel will give attractive result.

Layer mask is one of most essential part of Adobe Photoshop. For more learn by tutorials visit Adobe home page. Or for video tutorials you can search youtube or other video directories.