Ipad Apps

Ipad Apps has been launched! Checkout a new blog dedicated to reviews of high quality Ipad applications. Find out what are the most useful apps and what are the best kids apps. Ipad is a great piece of hardware but the apps are the reason why Ipad is actually really useful.

Ipad Apps

Photoshop Tutorials

Second Picture is devoted to

  • Photoshop Tutorials
  • 3D Tutorials
  • Photography Tutorials
  • Photography Composition
  • Web Design Tutorials

Here you find all my Photoshop tutorials. I try to write Photoshop tutorials that are suitable for every skill level. If you have any suggestions for my Photoshop tutorials, feel free to contact me.

Photoshop Tutorials Elsewhere

Other places to find original high quality Photoshop tutorials:

Photoshop HDR

Photoshop HDRI

19.02.2009 Category: Photography tutorials
This is a tutorial about Photoshop workflow with an HDR image. The whole process from merging the photos to tone mapping is explained in detail.

Continue reading...

Light & Glow Effects in Photoshop

Glow and light effects to photo with Photoshop

29.10.2008 Category: Photoshop tutorials
In this Photoshop effect tutorial I cover the creation of several different light and glow effects in Photoshop. The effects include smoke, light trails, sparkles, stars and bokeh effects. Luckily each of these effects is pretty simple to create in Photoshop.

Continue reading...

Realistic Water Surface in Photoshop

Realistic water made in Photoshop

16.07.2008 Category: Photoshop tutorials
This Photoshop tutorial explains how to create a realistic water surface in Adobe Photoshop. The water surface is created in a simple way by flipping the photo vertically and utilizing several different Photoshop filters and layer masks to create waves.

First we need to choose and prepare a photo for this photoshop water tutorial. We need a photo that suits water surface well.

Continue reading...

Radial Blur in Photoshop

Radial Blur filter Photoshop tutorial

03.11.2007 Category: Photoshop tutorials
Not long ago I found myself out of ideas when it comes to photography. I couldn't find anything interesting to photograph. I had this one idea in my mind but it would have been too difficult to photograph. I wanted to to take a photograph of a car in high speed. I wanted the car to be sharp and the background to be motion blurred. I thought about it and decided to implement my vision with the help of Photoshop.

Continue reading...

Glassy Buttons in Photoshop

Photoshop tutorials about glassy Web 2.0 style buttons

01.11.2007 Category: Photoshop tutorials
These days glass buttons seem to be very popular. You can find glass buttons in Windows Vista and all around the Web. Other popular buttons are metallic and plastic buttons. All these buttons have one thing in common: They are all shiny. Some people call these kinds of buttons Web 2.0 buttons. In this Photoshop tutorial I cover the creation of two different glass buttons in Adobe Photoshop CS3. Once you have completed this tutorial you should be able to apply the same principles and create many different kind of glass buttons.

Continue reading...

Photo Processing in Photoshop

Landscape photo processed in Camera Raw and Photoshop

06.10.2007 Category: Photoshop tutorials
In this Photoshop tutorial I discuss about digital photo processing in Adobe Camera Raw 4.0 and Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended. I will discuss my typical digital photo processing techniques.

Some people argue that one shouldn't process photos but instead leave them as they are.

Continue reading...

Soft Focus in Photoshop

Photo with soft focus effect

21.06.2007 Category: Photoshop
In photography a soft focus is a flaw of a lens which causes blurred photos. On the other hand, a soft focus lens creates the effect on purpose by blurring the photo but still retaining sharp edges of the picture. The soft focus brings a dreamy mood into the photograph. The soft focus is often used in fashion photography.

This tutorial covers the creation of soft focus effect in Photoshop. The effect is very simple to create and it can be added to any photograph.

Continue reading...