How to Create a Vintage Portrait Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating Some of our greatest inspiration can come from learning about the past. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a realistic vintage portrait in the old Victorian style. We'll fabricate the entire scene from scratch by using a few stocks to establish depth of field as well as an … Continue reading How to Create a Vintage Portrait Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

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How to Create a Grunge Text Effect Using a Displacement Map in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a text effect using displacement mapping in Adobe Photoshop. I created a Text Destroyer with unlimited text effects using the same method for my GraphicRiver portfolio.

Benefits of Parallax Scrolling

The Benefits of Parallax Scrolling

One of the best methods to present the content of your website is by using a technique called parallax scrolling. This has the effect of creating an illusion which causes a feeling of immersion by creating interesting visual effects.  In the late 1980's and early 90's, games like Super Mario Brothers and Sonic the Hedgehog created the illusion of depth by incorporating layered background images that would scroll with the character at varying speeds.  For instance, as the player would run, a distant background image of mountains would move slowly, while closer background images would move faster.