Photoshop Tutorial: Masking Hair

Masking out the hair. It can strike fear and trepidation in even the most bold Photoshopper’s heart. If you’re in front of a solid background it’s easier, but what about when you’re not? What if you want to blur a populated background or make it darker so that your avatar stands out more? In this tutorial I will show you how to mask out hair (with fly-aways or wisps!) using channels with dodge and burn. As this is an intermediate-advanced level tutorial, you do need basic knowledge of Photoshop layers, tools and… Read More

Softening and Highlighting Hair for Photoshop and Gimp

Have you ever looked at beautifully edited photos in wonder and some dismay, thinking that there’s no way you have time (and in my case artistry) for that kind of photo work? It happens to me all the time. As RL gets more and more hectic, it is difficult for me to find the time to edit photos in more than just a few basic ways. ┬áIf you are one of those digital artists who can enhance your photos drastically by drawing hair and incorporating external content into your photos, then I… Read More

Photography 101: Singin’ In The Rain

Rain is ugly in SL. Let’s face it. No matter how hard people try, rain particles and emitters never look quite good enough in photography for my taste. This is a simple 5 step guide on how to create rain with nothing but Photoshop! That’s right, no brushes and it’s incredibly easy. I mean, if I can do it, anyone can do it. 1. Make a new layer After you’ve opened your picture in whatever Photoshop you use (I’m out of date and use 7) go up to the toolbar and create… Read More


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