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7 Videos (29m)
    • Intro

    • Add a background and smoke effect

    • Add some text

    • Add a Swoosh

    • Add light particles

    • Refining the text

    • Other effects and finishing touches


About This Class

Have you ever wanted to do some cool glow effects in Photoshop? This class will teach you how you can create some cool smoke and light effects using several different techniques. 


Not only will you learn to make a cool looking image like this one, but in the proces you will learn the following Photoshop techniques:

  • Working with Layers
  • Using the Brush Tool
  • Adding text and text effects
  • Adding Layer Effects
  • Making Gradients
  • Making a Path with the Pen Tool
  • Adding a stroke to a Path
  • Using Layer Blend Modes
  • Using Layer Masks

So there is a bit of everything you should know about Photoshop in this class.
And I will also show you some handy Keyboard Shortcuts and other Pro Tips along the way.

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Cool effects!
Fabio Cortés

Creative developer





Manu De Mey

Webdesigner, 3D enthousiast, teacher

I am a self employed webdesigner from Belgium specialised in HTML/CSS and Wordpress. I also teach guest classes "Digital Formats" (Wordpress and Photoshop) to students journalism in College. In my spare time I create 3D images, make music and play videogames. I also recently started sketching and painting at the Art Academy (nightschool).

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