Vince Fraser is a freelance digital illustrator and designer based in London, who has worked for clients including British Airways, PC World, BBC and T-mobile. He has ten years’ experience in the field of digital arts.

Setting the overall mood of an image can be easy, thanks to simple, highly effective lighting effects in Photoshop. It can also add another dimension to a relatively bland photo – making it a powerful tool to have in your box of tricks as a designer or illustrator. In this tutorial you’ll learn various techniques used by the professionals, including brushes, layer adjustments and layer modes – to name just a few.

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The trick here is not to overpower the original source image – instead, you’re aiming to complement it with subtle elements. Once you have completed this tutorial you can experiment with your own findings to create unique and inspiring work.


Adobe Photoshop

Time to complete

2-3 hours 


The resources for this tutorial can be downloaded from here

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