How To Make The 3D Pop-Out Photo Effect In Photoshop – Out of Bounds Effect

How To Make The 3D Pop-Out Photo Effect In Photoshop – Out of Bounds Effect


How To Make The 3D Pop-Out Photo Effect In
Photoshop Welcome back to another very exciting tutorial
here at the PhotoshopTrainingChannel.com. My name is Jesus Ramirez and you can find
me on Instagram @JRfromPTC. In this video, I’m going to show you how to
create the 3D Pop-out Photo Effect in Photoshop. If you want to follow along, you can download
the watermarked previous or license the full resolution files from Adobe Stock. You can
find the links to these images right below this video in the description. We’re going to start out with these two layers,
the Photo frame background and snowboarder. I have them on two separate layers, of course.
And what we want to do is we’re going to isolate this black area here. We can, of course, create
a selection around the black area to isolate it, but I like working with vectors better
because they give you smaller file sizes and they’re easier to edit. So we’re going to
create a vector around the frame. So I’m going to press Z on the keyboard. I’m holding the
Z key. I’m not letting go of it, and I’m going to Zoom In to the corner here and release
the Z key, it will bring me back to the Pen Tool, which I had selected. Make sure that
you have Shape on the Options Panel on this drop down. Click on one corner then click
on the next, hold the space bar, pan down. Click on the bottom right corner and then
click on the bottom left corner. I’m going to hold the space bar, again, click and drag
to pan up, and complete that path. Now, the color and the shape doesn’t really
matter, so I’m just going to make it red, just so that you can see it. There it is–red.
What I’m going to do now is enable the layer of the snowboarder. I’m going to click and
drag her up to the top of the layers panel, and I’m also going to double tap here on the
Zoom Tool, just so we can see the image at 100%. And, actually, now that I’m looking
at it at 100%, I’m actually going to right-click on it and choose Fit on Screen so that I can
see the entire composition. Then I’m going to press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac, to
duplicate. So now I have two copies. I’m going to disable the one on the top by clicking
on this I icon and the one in the bottom here, I’m going to clip to the shape below it. So,
with that layer selected, I’m going to press Ctrl Alt G, Command Option G on the Mac. Then,
I’m going to enable the layer right above that and I’m just going to make a selection
around the snowboarder. So I’m going to click on the Quick Selection
Tool and I’m simply going to click and drag around her. Now you don’t have to be very
precise at this moment. You can just click and drag, and we’ll worry about the details
later. So we’re just going to select her as quickly as we can. So I’m just clicking and
dragging, and notice that my selection is not very accurate. You shouldn’t spend too
much time at this moment. If you select an area like this part here that is obviously
not going to be a part of the selection, I’m going to hold Alt, Option on the Mac, click
and drag just to refine that selection just a little bit more. You know that I have the selection active
around the snowboarder. I’m going to select that top layer and click on the Layer Mask
icon to create a mask around the snowboarder. So what I’m going to do now is click on this
top layer, hold shift and click on the layer below it, so they’re both selected, and I’m
going to click on this chain link icon here to link those two layers. What that allows
you to do is when you move one of those layers with the Move Tool, it moves both, and they
can be in different groups and they can be separated. So that allows us to keep those
two layers together. What I’m going to do now is press Ctrl T,
Command T, to Transform, to scale this and adjust it accordingly. If you can’t see the
corner handles that you want to click and drag on, you can press Ctrl 0 (zero), that’s
Command 0 on the Mac, for the bird’s-eye view that allows you to see all four corner handles.
Then, I’m going to click and drag on this one here to scale it down by holding Shift
Alt, That’s Shift Option on the Mac. Now, at this point, we can go back and adjust the
layer mask if we need to, so I’m going to Zoom In just so we could see the areas that
we need to work on. So we need to work on this area, and then, the blue outline around
her body. So we can adjust that by clicking on the layer mask in the Properties Panel.
You can click on Mask Edge. If you don’t see the Properties Panel, you can go into Window,
Properties, click on Mask Edge, and then, maybe shift the Edge with a negative value
and see how that has adjusted so. And keep adjusting it and making sure that that line
is gone, but we don’t lose any detail that we want to keep. Also, with this brush selected, I can click
and drag here on the hair, and hopefully we’ll get a better selection. I didn’t do that good
of a job here, so I’m just going to leave it like this for now and I can come back with
the brush tool and fix that in a moment. So I’m going to press OK, click on the Brush
Tool, paint with white in areas that I want to keep, so I’m just going to paint with the
white in these areas here, and I know I’m selecting some of the sky, but that’s okay.
I’m going to get rid of that by pressing X in the keyboard, which swaps the foreground
and background color. And with black, I’m going to paint on that layer mask to get rid
of the sky here, and I’m not going to take the time to do so now. I will do that after
the tutorial and you can see the final image, but I’m just going to go around the entire
image and just make sure that everything is masked out accordingly. And in most of these
areas, everything seems to be okay. I know we got to work on this area here, and like
I said, I’ll do that after I’m done with the tutorial and you can see my final result.
But for now, we’ll just leave it as is. I’m going to press Z on the keyboard, right click
and choose Fit to Screen. And what we’re going to work on now is extra
elements that are going to help our composite look much more realistic and much more interesting.
So, from the Adobe Stock Library, I downloaded two elements that we’re going to use. We’re
going to use this shovel with the snow, so let me just double click on that to open that
up. And, by the way, the links to these files are on the description. You have to download
them from Adobe Stock. They’re not free, but you can use a watermarked preview to practice
on. So I would recommend you doing that, just so that you can have a way to practice and
learn. So, the first thing I got to do is get rid of the shovel. So I’m going to click
on the Lasso Tool and I’m going to make a selection around the shovel, and as you can
see, it’s not very accurate. That’s okay. Then I can hold Shift and Backspace or you
can go into Edit, Fill to bring up the Fill Menu. Under Contents, choose Content Aware
and press OK. And Photoshop will Fill In those pixels and make the shovel disappear. I’m
going to press Ctrl D, Command D on the Mac, to Deselect, and this is what we’re going
to work with. The first thing that we need to do is mask out the snow from the ground. So I’m going to go into the Channels panel
and I’m going to look for the channel that’s got the most contrastóin this case, the blue
channel. I’m going to click and drag on the blue channel and drop it here in the new channel
icon to duplicate it. Now with the duplicate channel, I can start making adjustments to
it. The first thing I’m going to do is fill with white the areas I want to keep for sure,
so with the Lasso Tool selected, I’m just going to click and drag and make a very rough
selection on the areas for sure I want to keep, which is all this top part here. Now
that I have a selection active, I can fill with white. White is currently my foreground
color. To fill with the foreground color, you can hold Alt and Backspace, Option Backspace
on the Mac; then Ctrl D, Command D on the Mac, to Deselect. Now we got to work on this bottom part. There’s
a feature in Photoshop called Apply Image. If we go into Image, Apply Image, what Apply
Image allows you to do is to take an image and apply it onto itself using a Blend Mode.
In this case, we’re taking the blue copy, apply in the Screen Blend Mode into itself,
so notice what happens here on the snow on the edge. It essentially turns white, which
is what we want. You could, of course, apply a Multiply Blend Mode and it will give you
a different result. In this case, I think I’m going to go with Screen, and then, I’ll
just work on the edges in the next step. So I’m going to press OK and what I’m going to
do now is go into Image, Adjustment Levels, and bring the levels to the rightóthe dark
values to the right. So we have more contrast between the snow and the ground. And remember,
we’re going to be making this selection; anything that is white in the screen will be selected.
Anything that is black will be deselected. So I’m going to drag this one over to the
left a little bit. I’m looking at the edges here and, maybe, drag this one to the left
as well, and press OK. Now, what I’m going to do now is click on the Brush Tool, select
black as my foreground color so I can paint with black. I’m going to increase the size
of my brush by clicking on the right bracket key on the keyboard and I’m just going to
paint with black. And, again, you don’t have to be very accurate. As long as you get close
enough, you should be good. And I’m just painting these pixels away which represent the floor.
And, once again, I’m going to go into Image, Adjustment, Levels, and darken up some of
the darker pixels and brighten up the midtones a little bit, and press OK. So this selection
looks like it would work, so I’m going to press Ctrl, Command on the Mac, click on the
blue copy icon to make a selection around it. Go back into the Layers Panel and the
Background Layer, which is the only layer that we have on this document. I’m going to click on the New Layer Mask icon
and notice now that the floor is no longer there. Now, it’s not a perfect selection but
it’s going to work because the color of the floor and the color of the table are very
similar colors and I think we’re going to be able to get away with it. So what I’m going
to do is I’m just going to simply click on the layer, select the Move Tool, click and
drag the layer over onto the other file by hovering over the tab, and then, coming down
and releasing, and there’s our file. It’s a really big layer. So we’re going to need
to scale it down; Ctrl T, Command T on the Mac, to Transform. We can’t see the corner
handles, so I’m going to press Ctrl 0 (zero), Command 0 on the Mac, there’s the corner handles,
and now, I’m going to adjust them accordingly. I’m holding Shift as I’m clicking on these
corner handles to keep the file constrained. The angle is not really matching my scene,
so I’m going to right click on it and choose Flip Horizontal, and from here, I can match
the scene a little better. I can even distort it if I want to, maybe right click on it and
choose Distort, just to get a better perspective of the scene that we’re working with, maybe
something like this, and press Enter when you’re done. Now that we have this file in
place, I’m going to press Z on the keyboard, right click, Fit to Screen, then I’m going
to press V on the keyboard to get the Move Tool and, maybe, I can move it around if I
need to, and I’m going to click on the New Group icon to create a new group. I’m going
to click and drag this snow layer in there. I’m going to collapse it and now it’s in that
group. Next I’m going to hold Alt, Option on the
Mac, and click on the Layer Mask icon to create a black layer mask which hides everything.
Then, with the Brush Tool, I can paint with white on this layer mask to start revealing
some of that snow. So I’m going to use the bracket keys on the keyboard as I work to
increase and decrease the size of my brush. So I’m just painting with white. Just bring
in some of that snow. And if you make a mistake, you can press X on the keyboard to paint with
black and, maybe, shape the snow a little bit better, so, maybe something like that.
What we’re going to do now is work with different elements, so I’m going to open up the Libraries
Panel and I’m going to open up this file here, which is these snow elements that were also
downloaded from Adobe Stock. By the way, if you don’t have Photoshop CC, you won’t have
the Libraries Panel, but you can still download the watermarked previews onto your desktop
and bring them into Photoshop as you would any other image. So you can still work with
the previews. So, what I’m going to do now is just select
one of these elements and bring it over to the file that I’m working with. So I’m going
to click on the Lasso Tool and I’m going to select this element first. So I’m going to
select it, go to Edit and Copy, or you can press Ctrl C. I’m going to deselect that element,
Ctrl D, Command D on the Mac, go back into the file that we’re working with and I’m going
to paste it here, Ctrl V, Command V on the Mac, and there it is. As you can see, it’s
a high resolution file, which is good. I’m going to change the Blend Mode to Screen,
so the black pixels disappear and we only keep the bright pixels, in this case, the
snow. Then, I’m going to press Ctrl T, Command T to Transform, Ctrl 0 (zero), Command 0 for
bird’s eye view, and I’m going to scale this element down. I’m going to press Ctrl 0, Command
0 again to zoom back in, and I’m just going to rotate it and make it fit accordingly. Now, in this case, I’m going to flip it horizontally.
So right click on it, flip horizontally, and keep rotating it, so maybe something, something
like this. And I can, you know, scale it more if I need to, or rotate it more if I need
to. So whatever distortions I need to do for it to work, so, maybe something like that.
So I just press Enter to accept that transformation, and I’m going to use one more element. I’m
going to use this one right down here. Again, Ctrl C to copy and paste that in here. Change
the Blend Mode to Screen, Ctrl T to Transform, that’s Command T on the Mac; Ctrl 0 (zero),
Command 0 on the Mac, and scale this one in as well, and I’m going to zoom in and rotate
this one into position, maybe right about here or so. But I want this one to be in the
back, so I’m going to click and drag this one and place it way back here. And I’m going
to press V to select the Move Tool and I’m going to move it around just to fit it into
position, so maybe something like this. And, actually, I just realized that I made
a mistake. Notice how this element gets cut off right in this area? That’s because this
element needs to be right here. It needs to be in-between the layer that’s popping out
the subject and the layer that is clipped to the vector, so right in-between those two.
So, now the snow follows through into the frame. Now the last thing that we’re going
to do is we’re going to work with shadows. So, first, with the snow here on the table,
it needs a shadow. So I’m going to open up this group, double click on the snow layer
here and click on Drop Shadow. Notice the little drop shadow there. You can use the
settings that I have here if you like. Notice that I’m not using black. I’m using the dark
burgundy color, which is similar to that color you see right there, right under the frame,
and just brought the Intensity down to about 25% using Multiply, and notice the light is
coming from the right. The light on her face is coming from the right and so is the light
hitting the frame. So you sort of want to match that with the shadows, so the shadows
will be on the left side, sort of like here, behind the frame. So this is what this is
showing. So if I were to bring it up to 100%, this
is what that looks like. Obviously that’s too much, so leave it at about 25% or so.
And what I’m going to do now is right above this snow element here, I’m going to create
a new layer and I’m just going to paint with this color here under the board, so you can
click on the Eyedropper Tool. Select that color and maybe make it a little bit darker
because it’s too light, something like that, and just continue that shadow that’s coming
off the board. And, actually, let me drag this layer up on top of the group and just
continue painting that shadow that’s coming off the board, so maybe something like this.
And then, change the Blend Mode to Multiply, and bring that shadow way down, so, maybe,
something like that. Now, the only difference between the final image that you saw in the
beginning and this one is that with the final image, I took a little more time working with
the mask a little more time placing the elements, and moving things around so they fit a little
bit better. But these are the techniques that I use to create this effect. If you decide to create an image using tutorial
or any of my tutorials, then upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #PTCvids. Every
so often, I do a search for that hashtag, and if I find your image, I’ll leave a comment. And that’s it for this tutorial. I hope that
you enjoyed it and that you learned something new. If you have any comments or questions,
leave them down below. If you enjoyed the tutorial, don’t forget to click that Like
button and share this video with a friend. If you haven’t already, subscribe to the Photoshop
Training Channel now. Thank you for watching and I’ll talk to you again soon.

Food Stylist Builds a Date Night Snack Board Dinner | Improvised Food Styling At Home

Food Stylist Builds a Date Night Snack Board Dinner | Improvised Food Styling At Home


– Oh, hey guys. So, I wanted to share with
your something really fun that I’m doing for dinner tonight. I’m making a snack board. So it’s kind of like a grazing board, or a cheese board. But basically what I’m doing is I’m taking a bunch of random stuff that I have in my
refrigerator or my freezer, and I’m putting it together
into this one really yummy, super fun dinner, snack board. And this is a really, gonna be really fun essentially because it’s a really great thing
to do with your partner, or, you know, whoever you’re
stuck at home with really. And tonight, this is what
Chris and I are having for our date-night movie night. So, the first thing that I wanna show you that we’re having on our snack board pot stickers, yum. And I steamed them and got
them crispy on the bottom. So that’s the first thing. And now I’m gonna show
you the rest of the stuff we’re going to put on there too. So I have all this yummy stuff that I just pulled out of my refrigerator. I made a kimchi yogurt dip. Yeah. So that’s yogurt, Greek yogurt,
kimchi and cream cheese. That’s pretty much it. A little salt if you want to. A little soy sauce if you want to. This is really yummy. Really simple and it’s pretty. Step one. Mm, that’s good. Okay, so I also have these
vegetable birds nests from Trader Joe’s. Sponsored, not sponsored. These little nuggets are super delicious. It’s like a little vegetable fritter. I cooked them in the oven
until they got crispy. And they’re really, really delicious. I figured they would go really great with these pot stickers. So I’ll go ahead and
put these on here too. So we’ll have a little
vegetable birds nest, pot sticker situation. Obviously, when I’m plating a snack board or cheese board, or anything like that, I definitely am keeping
like things together. So when I have my dip here, I’m gonna put my veggies around here, and then I have my other little
random yummy bits over here. This situation, right here, is just goat cheese stuffed peppadews, which are kind of like a
sweet, tangy, pickled pepper. Not spicy, really yummy, and then I have a bowl of
blanched and smoked almonds. Which kind of fit this them
I’ve got going on right now. How’s that look? – [Chris] Mm-hmm. – Good? – [Chris] Yes, cool. – So I have a little sauce to go with my pot stickers and vegetable birds nests. So this sauce actually
comes with the birds nests. And it’s kind of like a Ponzu sauce or like a dipping sauce that you would get with your pot stickers. Really yummy, and super fun, super simple. Next we’re gonna do our
little crudite situation. So I had a bunch of random veggies. Carrots, love a carrot. I’m just gonna cut these guys in half. They’re kinda small. And then I’m just gonna take them and I’m gonna fan them
out around my dip bowl. Broccoli. – [Chris] Celery. – Broccoli, celery. So I just kind of cutting it
so the stems are still long. So you use it for dipping. And then just kind of place
them randomly on here. It’s also a really nice pop of green, because there seems there’s
a lot of yellow and orange going on the board right now. And brown, there’s some brown on there. So it’s really nice to
bring color into your board. And it’s obviously good for you too. We need to eat our vegetables, right? You can save those broccoli stems for another use if you want. And there might be a lot for two people. So I’ll take a few pieces
away and save it for later. What do you think, Chris, can
you eat that much broccoli? – [Chris] Definitely. – Definitely, okay. Broccoli, carrots, cucumbers. I like to cut these
little Persian cucumbers kind of at a diagonal slant. It’s easier to dip with. You can also cut them into sticks. So I’m gonna do those over here and not put them right next
to the other green item I have on the board. Oh, I’ve got dip on my finger. All right, cute. So then I have radishes. I love using radishes as a crudite. And I also like to slice them
really thinly on the mandolin. I don’t really think if you can get a really thin slice just with a knife. And obviously this is a
pretty uniform situation. Boom, just like so. Doesn’t that look good? What? Doesn’t that look good? Isn’t it pretty? – [Chris] How neat is that? (laughs) – How neat is that? – [Chris] (laughs) – The radish adds a really
nice pop of color too because it has the pink on the outside and then the white on the inside. So it just brightens everything up. There you go. I’m not placing the
veggies in any certain way. I’m just kinda trying
to be random with it. And just because this is all savory stuff, I wanted to add a little fruit, and the mandarin oranges seemed to really kind of fit with this. So I’m just gonna do wedges. Again, this board obviously
has a orange theme to it. Not on purpose. That’s just what happened. You still rolling? Okay. So the very last thing I’m gonna do before Chris and I are going
to dig in on this snack board ’cause he’s hungry, I’m hungry,
and this is no joke people. I wanna garnish my kimchi yogurt dip, and I have some cilantro. I figured that would kind of be a really nice flavor
profile to go with this. Otherwise, it would be like green onions or chives or something. But I love cilantro, and
Chris loves cilantro. So I’m just picking off some leaves. I’m not gonna chop it or
put a whole bunch on there. Just a few leaves. More green to make it extra pretty, right? – [Chris] Beauty shot. – Okay, so that’s my snack board dinner. I definitely want you guys to let me know what you think about this. And if you have any questions
about anything I made, obviously let me know. I’m happy to answer whatever questions. I’m pretty sure our
movies already started. Oh, wait, nevermind. We steam all of our stuff. – [Chris] (laughs) Oh, wait. We don’t have cable. (laughs) – Okay, just kidding we don’t have cable. – [Chris] (laughs) (upbeat music)

🛠 Blue Picture on the UHD TV LG 43UF640V, 43UF6407, 43UF6400. How to fix backlight

🛠 Blue Picture on the UHD TV LG 43UF640V, 43UF6407, 43UF6400. How to fix backlight


Today I have an Ultra HD TV LG 43UF640V The client describe problem as: “after moving, the image on the screen
It has become blue.” Hello, everyone. Привет, все. And welcome back to very excited video blog. First, before, you need to disassemble TV to watch the problem from the inside. Turning on the TV, we see that the light under the matrix is ​​really blue. Having completely disassembled TV and checking the LEDs with a multimeter, we see that they Shine in blue.
This is a problem of some LG TVs with LEDs, the phosphor disappears after a some time
And as a result, the image on the screen is blue. There are two solutions. The first is to cheaper… Replace single LEDs, but then we have the risk of getting the image is stained because it’s very difficult to align the diffusers on the LEDs And the LEDs themselves are very small, about 1 millimeter to 1 millimeter. Another is to order LED strips from China with LEDs and diffusers already installed. I tried both. I replaced all the LEDs and turned on TV. Everything worked as it should but not for long time. I don’t know but may be doesn’t good quality LEDs or they did not fit well to the heat sink, but as a result, one tape burned out. Then I ordered a ready-made strips of LEDs and began to install. As expected, they earned and scattered light well over the entire surface. And not spots on the screen after installation. I hope this video was useful for you and best way say thank you to the author: is to share this video with friends. If your wants to support channel via donation you can find in the description below this video. Hope to see you next time.

how a camera obscura works

how a camera obscura works


Camera obscura Camera is the latin word for room, or chamber. Obscura is the Latin word for dark or darkened. So the camera obscura is basically just a darkened room. Any kind of room can become a camera obscura. Even a small box. First we have to make sure our box is completely
dark inside. Then we’ll cut a small opening to allow light
to come in. We can put out camera obscura in the landscape. Rays of light reflect of objects in the landscape and bounce off in all directions. Most of the light will be scattered, but some will make it though the opening in our camera
obscura. The reflected light will be the same color as the object in the landscape. Light reflects off other objects too. All of the spots of light combine to form an image on the back of the camera obscura. If the opening in the camera is large, the
rays of light are large. This makes a bright projection because a lot of light is allowed in. But, it also makes a blurry picture because the projections are large and overlap quite
a lot. If the opening in the camera is small, the
rays of light are small. It makes a darker picture because less light
is allowed into the camera. It also makes a sharper picture because the
projections are smaller and do not overlap as much. You’ll notice that the projection is always
upside-down and backwards. This is because light travels in a straight line. Now it’s your turn. Try making a camera obscura at home. You can use a cardboard box, or you can darken
a room in your house. Simply cut an opening to allow light to come
in and enjoy the projection. That’s how you do it.

Camera Settings for Virtual Meetings on your ThinkPad | Lenovo PC

Camera Settings for Virtual Meetings on your ThinkPad | Lenovo PC


As virtual meetings are becoming more common
in the workplace, you may be wondering how to enable your camera for video conferencing. In this video, we will show you how to enable
and adjust your ThinkPad’s camera in your Windows Settings and Lenovo Vantage. Certain ThinkPads and monitors have a physical
shutter. Make sure to flip this to uncover your camera. First, you will need to enable your camera
in Windows. Open your Windows Settings and Navigate to
Privacy. Under App Permissions, click on camera
Different apps have different privacy settings. You will need to enable the camera on any
apps that you wish to use for video chats. You will first need to toggle the on switch
to allow apps to access your camera Further down, you will see a list of apps
that are available and can use your camera. Toggle the apps you wish to give access to
on and off. Now let’s go over how to adjust your camera’s
settings in Lenovo Vantage. If you do not already have it, you can download
it for free from the Microsoft Store. If you’re running the app full screen, you
will see My DEVICE SETTINGS under the device option at the top. If not, you will need to toggle the menu button
to select MY DEVICE SETTINGS. You can also use the MY DEVICE SETTINGS button
in your QUICK SETTINGS. The Camera Icon will turn your camera on and
off as well. On the My Device Settings Page, click the
tab DISPLAY & CAMERA. Scroll down to the Camera section. You have a tab to turn your camera’s privacy
on and off. Below you will find camera settings to control
the brightness and contrast. For more information on your Lenovo Devices,
visit support.lenovo.com.

Upload image and audio files

Upload image and audio files


In this video, we’ll show you how you can
turn your audio or image files into a format you can upload to YouTube. First we’ll start with audio files. If you have an audio file of a song you just
wrote, you can import it into a movie editing program on your PC or Mac. When importing, you’ll want to add an image
in it that’s as long as the length of the track. Once you export this out as a movie, you’ll
be able to upload it to YouTube. And that’s it for audio files! To start sharing photos on YouTube, visit
the Uploads page. Now click on the “Create” button under
“Photo Slideshow”. You can choose to upload photos from your
computer, or choose photos and albums from Google+. Once you’re done choosing your photos, click
“Select”. Now you can choose to add more photos or rearrange
them. When you have the order you want, click “Next”.>From here, you can fine tune your slideshow
by adjusting the duration, effect, and transition. If you’d like, you can also pick background
music. Once you’re all set, click “Upload”. Now you’ll be able to view your slideshow
on YouTube! And that’s it! Subscribe to our channel for more tips and
tricks.

(Blender TUTORIAL) How to create 3D textures, quick and easy realistic look

(Blender TUTORIAL) How to create 3D textures, quick and easy realistic look


hello and welcome to digital exposure TV
today I’m going to show you how to do 3d textures in blender yeah yeah ok so actually saw in the opening video
there i’m going to show you how to do a three dimensional texturing and blender
now today I’m going to do in blender render because there’s so many tutorials
of how to do it in Cycles render I thought not everybody uses cycles or not
everybody likes cycles especially if they have a lot of problem getting a lot
of problems getting rid of all the tiny little white dots ok so we’ve opened up a new project here
i’m going to delete this Q and we’re going to add a plane in there in a
moment but first before we do anything else we’re going to open up crazy bump so if
you haven’t downloaded crazy bump which i think if you just Google crazy bump it
comes up at like crazy but . or google.com and this is what’s going to
create our texture maps to create the texture now once it’s open it will open up in a
box like this on the top right here and see this all symbol of a hammer and a
wrench that’s for the settings if you click on
that just make sure that normal map y axis is selected to up because
otherwise blend the house trouble trying to read the files ok so we go down to the bottom left this
box office is open now we don’t need to bother with any of these files because
they’re for the maps that we haven’t actually created yet we just need to go
to open photograph from file so we click on that and we use our rock texture
which is what i’m going to be showing you today and ok it’s thinking about it there we go now
gives you two different options one of them is inverted and it basically shows
you the depth of the image so we want the one on the right here
because it’s extruding the sort of bulbs of the rock ok and now i will show you this preview
now for something like what we’re going to do today which is a very flat based
texture we’re going to click instead of ball to
box so we got a flat i’ll click there to stop that from moving we got a flat texture there and that box is just on the bottom right
hand corner here click on it and it you can either have a ball column or box and if we go to options on
the left here you can show the different maps or there’s the one with the actual
picture on top of it will take the picture off and then we can see the
colored light can take that off and so on and so forth ok so here on the right-hand side we’ve
got various different tabs we’ve got the normals tab and the normals is basically
is probably image here which affects how light hits the texture and how things
interact with the texture in 3d world then you’ve got a displacement which is
what we’re going to use today which is the map that raises and lowers certain
parts of the text based on the image so you’ve got a lump in the image will
make a lump in the texture that’s the most important one and you’ve
got occlusion which is all the dark spots that tells the computer to dip in
the dark areas specularity which tells the computer basically how much light
reflects off it so if you can look over here on the previous quite shiny if i go
to brightness and turn it down there’s less light shining off it ok and you don’t want too much because
obviously it’s supposed to be a rock so that’s about right then you gotta diffuse map which is
basically original color photo but we’re going to use the diffuse map as opposed
to the original color photo because it matches are absolutely spot-on perfect
to the displacement the normals and the other maps so you can fiddle around with
the settings here you got intensity and you’ve got all
sorts of things like fine detail turn that right up and but but today we’re
going to use is the displacement map and the diffuse map so if i click on the displacement and
turn the depth really high up you’ll see it looks a lot more a lot
more 3d now I can move the light around there and if I just move it around you can see
it’s a lot more three dimensional change the intensity on the normal map the
normal maps always on the top here just despite which tab you click on and then
on it’s on it’s own normals ok so we want this to look like a rock so let’s get the image up so we get the
sort of final look in thing there and that looks a bit too rounded to me I
have to say so let’s open up the displacement turn the depth down a
little bit go to normals and all these other maps
do a fact the displacement even though we’re only using the
displacement so you still can fine-tune some of these things turn that down a
bit that’s a little bit too much thing there we go that’s folks that’s ok isn’t
it it’s not amazing but this is just a tutorial ok so now we want to save these maps so
i clicked on the displacement tab click on save save displacement to file i’ll
give you a location I’ve got desktop and then it gives you a name you can name it
whatever you like but by default it will pick the original name of the picture
and then a disparate for this place on the end of it which is what we’re going
to use and then you’ve got a diffuse the few sorry click on save and save again and if
you’re doing this on windows when you click say that gives you the option of
saving all the maps in one go now the diffuse which is your original
picture that map is called color whenever you using it so there we go i
think we just saved it so we quit crazy bump now go back into blender we now have our two maps that we’re
going to use now to start off we want to make a plane now
you all can obviously use your texture on the top of anything really you could be a person or a wall or
anything you like in in your scene but we’re going to do now is a helpful
little tip when you want to import a photograph or
a texture and you want it to be the exact same size and shape you can use
this out on so we go to file user preferences click on add ons type in
image into the search there we go and there’s two options the
one option you want is import export and it says import files as planes so instead of importing in having a
plane and then importing the picture on top of it we’re actually importing the picture and
it creates a plane for the right size so we got to add match instead of plain we
go to images and planes and then it gives us where we which image would like
to use so we’re going to use rock texture seven
color map now to see the maps if you see this little icon here with four squares
that she give you a preview of what you’re clicking on so i’ll go to import
images as planes and now that if i go to text mode there you go you can see a texture but
it’s completely flat which is pretty kind of dull and nasty looking in any
production really so go back to solid and we have to make
sure that this is click click on will press tab and that opens up our edit
menu and now we need to press W and add a sub divide which is at the top of the
menu there and once we subdivide it only goes into quarters so if you come over to number of cuts in
this corner here and you type in how many subdivisions we want i’m going to
pick 30 and enter and then what that does is
it separated into little tiny sections if you can see they’re like a grid and
what the effect of that is is when you address subdivision surface modifier so
that you can basically change the terrain of the plane it won’t just completely turn it into a
squished ball of play doh it will actually just around the edges
off instead because it’s preventing it from squashing at that ok so press tab to tab out of that and
now we’re going to go to this that all wrench thing over here and we’re gonna
add a subdivision surface modifier and then we’ll crank that up to five you can probably do it four or higher or
lower depending on what ram you’ve got and then we want to add a displacement
modifier there we go and now we’re going to go to
the material now we’ve already got our material with the image on it so what we need to do is click + + add
another material click new so you got blank material and
we’re going to click on texture now this text will be the texture for
that second material to add new and it by default gives you this clouds so if we click on that bar there where
it says clouds and go to image or movie and this is where we’re going to add our
displacement modifier so we go into desktop and their says
discipline and if i go to the preview again we can see it’s the black and
white one there the displacement modifier and I open that up so then we’ve got that texture in there
now but we haven’t used it yet so if we go back over to this little
wrench and we come up in the displacement modifier and we click on
the little texture pain there and now we can text and click on our text you can
see it’s the black and white well now you can name it whatever you like we
just got his texture what will happen is it will go mental
there you go see it has gone mental so under direction you click z don’t
worry about the mental illness for now and then and texture coordinates click UV now this is put it exactly how
it should line up with the image so then we go to strength and one is
pretty damn high so we can put 0.07 that’s just the way I want to do it it
might be a bit too high note that looks pretty much basically now you’ve got the
the three-dimensional texture of the image that you put onto this plane so you can see there that’s the 3d
version of and if I just click on the texture viewer it’s time to think about it they do and
I ask that there’s our image laid out on top of the
three-dimensional version of it ok so go back to solid so it doesn’t
take up too much space and if you like you can add smooth shading and all round
off a bit more personally i like the flat shading because it looks less
covered in light and it also shows all the sharp little edges up a bit more
obviously don’t need to do that so then if we go back to materials and
we click on our well this is our basically our 3d material turn the
specularity down it won’t be as shiny and perhaps we need to go over to the
other texture and do it there it will be a shiny and the same with the
diffuse turn down they go it just doesn’t look so plasticky and round then ok so press 0 to go into a camera view
and then i’m going to go to my render settings which is this little camera
picture there and I’m going to turn up the percentage 200 so it’s full quality
and I’ve got it set to 1920 x 1080 which is full HD frames and now i’m going to
click on PNG and i’m just going to render it just to see what it looks like and there we go we have a finished three
dimensional text instead of just a flat plane with an image on it look at that ok so now what we want to do is just
have a look around it in a three-dimensional area and you can see
all of the little contours there and they all correspond to the contours in
the image and there you go that’s the tutorial that’s how you make a three
dimensional plane texture hopefully this has been helpful to you
if it has please subscribe so you can see more please click that thumbs-up
sign so that has no there has helped you out and thank you very much for watching
digital exposure TV yeah

Create a Tiny Planet Effect in Adobe Photoshop without a 360 Camera


Hey what’s up everybody and welcome back to another Gal tutorial. Today I’m going to be showing you how to fake a tiny planet
effect using a panoramic photo that I’ve got from Envato Elements and
superimpose a person, it could be yourself in this case it’s going to be
me to make it look like I’m standing on the planet I’m gonna add a fake Sun and
some cool shadow effects this is going to be a pretty cool tutorial so without
further ado let’s go ahead and jump in but first I want to let you guys know
that this video is sponsored by Oxygen bank and I’m going to tell you a
little bit more about that later on basically it’s designed to help
freelancers achieve financial freedom so let’s go ahead and jump on into the
tutorial. So to create the tiny planet effect without a 360 camera you need to
start with a panoramic photo now you can take a panoramic photo with your own
iPhone or camera in this case I’m using a stock image from Envato elements here
inside a Photoshop I have it open. The first step is to squish this image into
a square so go up to image and go to image size make sure that this link is
turned off and we’re going to make the width the same as the height and then
hit OK so now it’s squished now we need to flip it and then add a filter to
create the tiny planet effect so now let’s go to image and let’s go ahead and
rotate it 180 degrees and then with the layer selected go up to filter go to
distort and polar coordinates and select rectangular to polar and then hit OK and
now we have the tiny planet effect you can see that there’s some distortion
around the edges what we can do is actually get rid of that by just scaling
this up so let’s go ahead and scale this up and then we can reposition it so that
way that distortion is out of the frame and you can scale it up as much as you
want until the tiny planet looks about the
right size that you want so that looks good and now you can see that there’s a
seam where it was spliced together the two sides and we need to fix that we
need to make it less obvious so we’re going to use the spot healing tool.
if you click on the ellipsis here go down to find the Spot Healing Brush tool
and now let’s zoom in and let’s hit control to adjust the brush size so it’s
a little bit smaller and then we can click and go over this line and it
starts to make it less obvious don’t worry we’re going to use the clone tool
next so that way it’s even less obvious and let’s do the same down here over the
water let’s go ahead and go over that now if we zoom out it’s a little less
obvious now we need to use the clone tool to fix this area here so if you
click on the clone stamp tool and if you hit option and click you’re gonna take a
sample of this blue area and then if you click you can put that color overtop
here now what I’m doing is I’m just this clicking until I can start to make this
line less obvious so again option click start clicking over that building that I
replicated there and that way it’s less obvious what is happening there and you
can see if we just happened upon this photo fully scaled out you probably
wouldn’t have noticed that there’s a seam in there let’s go through and just
make sure everything’s ok let’s go up here it’s looking good
ok that seam is less obvious now it’s pretty good it’s not completely perfect
but remember we’re gonna superimpose an image of myself on top of this tiny
planet so it will cover up any more seams and if you want to change where
these buildings are around the world you can actually hit command – on a Mac or
ctrl – on a PC and you can click on this image and you can rotate this so the
buildings can change in rotation so if you want to shift it over just a little
bit like that you can do that as well I’m just going to leave it around here
and I think that looks good and hit return so now let’s add a Sun so that
way we can start to cast shadows correctly so I’m going to go down here
to new layer and I’m going to fill this in as a solid color black is fine then
I’m gonna go to filter and go to render lens flare and convert to smart object
so you can do this and you can see the different types of lens flares here
let’s choose the 105 Prime and hit OK and then because of the black we can
change the blend mode to screen and what screen does is take away all the black
so we’re just left with the lens flare and now we can click and reposition this
how we want I can even rotate it and just hit don’t
show again and hit okay and when we rotate it it’ll go away and then hit
return and you can see it again we can scale it up but but if we want to hit
return so now this planet is good to go you can export it as its own tiny planet
but what if you want to superimpose yourself or somebody else in the center
of this tiny planet that is what I’m going to show you next so let me open up
this image here of the cutout that I created so this was the original photo
of just me standing on my balcony here and I just removed the background so
here I am with a transparent background I can just click and drag myself on top
of this planet here and then I can scale myself down and just place me roughly in
the center until it looks right so right around here is fine and then hit return
and make sure that I am behind underneath the Sun layer so that way the
Sun and the light affects the image so it looks more natural to the scene now
the next step is to create a shadow of myself so what I could do is I can
actually duplicate this layer so if I control click I can hit duplicate and we
can just call it layer 1 copy that’s fine and then I’m going to go up to
image and go to adjustments exposure and just completely reduce the exposure
until I’m black and this is going to be the shadow so then let’s go ahead and
lock this lens flare so we don’t keep grabbing it so hit the lock icon so it’s
locked and then this layer is going to become the shadow so we can rotate this
down to match where the lighting is coming from from the light here and
let’s also squish it and distort it because shadows are not perfect so I’m
going to hit shift and let’s distort this make it a little bit more squished
in and let’s scale it and squish it a little bit more now the
next step is to apply a Gaussian blur on this that way it’s less of a harsh edge
let’s go up to filter blur and let’s go to Gaussian blur and let’s just add
around seven using the slider that looks good
now let’s go ahead and let’s change this to a linear burn blend mode and then
when we reduce the fill you’ll start to see it blend in with the planet if this
is normal it’s not going to have that cool burn effect so let’s change this to
linear burn and then we can adjust the fill if you click down here you can
adjust the slider until it looks a little bit more natural so that looks
good you can always adjust this fill at any time if you change your mind and you
want to make the shadow a little bit more subtle another thing that we need
to do is erase the shadow because it’s falling off of the planet so what we
need to do is zoom in and just a erase around the buildings because we still
want the shadow to fall on the building so click on the eraser tool and then
select the shadow layer and then we can start to erase the shadow off the planet so now we can zoom out and kind of look
okay what else needs to happen to make this look more realistic so I’m already
seen that the shadow still looks a little bit harsh so I’m going to reduce
the opacity just a little bit so it’s not as fully dark there I think that
looks a little bit better so now that the shadow is looking better the next
step i notice is that my feet look kind of unnatural here i’m actually wearing
black socks here so it doesn’t help in the fact that i’m not wearing shoes but
what we can do is kind of make an imprintation like i’m actually standing
in the grass here so to do that what I’m going to do is create another layer here
just by clicking on the new layer button and make sure it’s below the image of
myself and I’m going to use the paint tool here and I’m going to make the
brush by hitting ctrl click make it a little bit bigger think around 70 is
fine and make the hardness really low so that way it’s more softer on the edges
and then I’m just going to click and just gently create an imprint around my
feet here a little bit up here so that way a little bit darker between my legs
there so it looks a little bit more natural and then just around this side
so it looks a little bit better and then we can change the blend mode so from
normal let’s go ahead and see which blend mode looks better I usually just
scrub through typically overlay is pretty good soft light is good
I think soft light looks really good here and now we have a better imprint
ation going on it looks a little bit better and then what we can do is adjust
the opacity so we can grab the slider here and just make some adjustments you
can see if it’s fully black it doesn’t look that great so let’s just drag it
down to around 76% and then what we can do is play around with actual lighting
of the planet so what we’re going to use use the burn tool to do this but first
we’re going to create another layer and from edit we’re going to go up to fill
and let’s fill this at 50% grey and hit OK and now let’s change the blend mode
to overlay and then we’re going to go over to the tool bar
if you don’t see the burn tool already here you’re gonna click on the ellipsis
and from here you’re going to go down to burn tool and from here let’s control
click and let’s increase the burn tool turn around 500 and then the hardness
can be zero and then we can start to just paint over this area by clicking
and you can see how it gets a darker and because this side of the planet should
be darker than the rest we can even go up here around the buildings just to
make it darker so that way the side of the planet is less dark because the Sun
is not shining on it I think that’s looking good we can also
adjust the opacity so if we wanted to lower that so it’s not quite as dark we
can always adjust the opacity so now I think this is looking really cool I love
this effect I’m just going to go ahead and go up to file and I’m going to
export this as a quick PNG and now I can upload it to my Instagram I can just do
final tiny planet and then I would just airdrop it to my phone if this video
helped you sure to give it a big thumbs up and now I’m gonna tell you guys about
the sponsor of this video oxygen so if you guys are starting out as freelance
creatives on YouTube keeping track of your finances can be really difficult I
know for myself it was difficult to even think about okay how do I get my own
card for my own business so that way I can think about deductions and all that
tax stuff that a lot of creatives don’t even want to think about well I just
applied for a card through oxygen bank and they mailed me a card in the mail I
didn’t even have to go into a bank and they send you this nice a debit card
that you can use for all of your business expenses and you can activate
the card just through the app which is really cool and better yet oxygen has
resources to help you guys figure out when you might be ready to actually
incorporate your business and form an LLC I recently did that in the last year
and it’s been super helpful to have that separate space separate from my personal
you know expenses so I encourage you guys to
explore oxygen to see if it might be a good fit for you for starting out your
business and your entrepreneurship that you’re doing
with your own company or whatever creative business that you guys are
doing and I’ve put a link to apply to the oxygen card inside of my description
box below so that’s it for this video and I hope that you guys found it useful
and thanks again to oxygen for supporting creatives and freelancers see
you guys next time bye