Shane Zentz Camo Windows 7 Theme

Windows 7 Theme by Shane Zentz

Hi,

Here is a new Windows 7 Theme created be me, Shane Zentz. It contains 18 photos created by me using photoshop. (the photos may be a little small 1024 x 768, but I will increase the size of the photos for my next theme.) So here it is, available to download at 4shared.com : http://www.4shared.com/file/F1QGG3tc/Shane-Zentz-Camo.html Go ahead and download it and try it out and feel free to let me know what you think of it.

Here is a preview of some of the included artwork photos by Shane Zentz included

in the theme:

Shane Zentz Camo Windows 7 Theme

Shane Zentz Camo Windows 7 Theme

 

Thanks for reading this post and for reading my blog!

Shane Zentz Camo Windows 7 Theme

Shane Zentz Camo Windows 7 Theme

Shane Zentz Camo Windows 7 Theme

Shane Zentz Camo Windows 7 Theme

Shane Zentz Photoshop Image

Easy Way to Create Neon Black Light Effect in Photoshop

Easy way to create a neon black light effect in Photoshop

So, Open Photoshop and Let’s Get Started

This tutorial will show how to change this photo to that:

Shane Zentz Photoshop Image

Shane Zentz Photoshop Image

Shane Zentz Photoshop Image

Shane Zentz Photoshop Image

OK, first thing to do is to load the photo into photoshop, then hit ctrl+j to create a duplicate layer of the background. On this new layer, use whatever tool you want to make a selection of the girls in the photo, I used the lasso tool, but you could also use the pen tool or even the magic wand. After you have the girls in the image as the active selection, ctrl + click (that is hold ctrl key while left clicking with the mouse) on the little image (next to the little eye icon) with the selection in the layers panel (right side). Then hit ctrl+j again to create a new layer with only the girls selected. It should look something like this:

Shane Zentz Photoshop Image

Shane Zentz Photoshop Image

 

You can see that a little clean up will be needed, so use the eraser tool to remove as much of the white outline around the girls as possible. Then, with this layer as the selected layer, go to the top menu and select: filter -> Stylize -> Glowing Edges. The settings for the glowing edges that I used are: Edge Width: 2, Edge Brightness: 11, Smoothness: 4 , but you should also fiddle with the settings until you achieve the effect that you want. When you have the settings that you like, simply place this edited layer on top of the original background layer to see the new photo.
Here is what the edited photo will look like:

Shane Zentz Photoshop Image

Shane Zentz Photoshop Image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another thing you can do for a slightly different effect, is to remove the blue from the RGB channel, by going to the top menu bar and selecting -> Image -> Adjustments -> Channel Mixer and setting Blue channel to zero (making sure that the layer with only the girls is active). Here is what the result will be:

Shane Zentz Photoshop Image

Shane Zentz Photoshop Image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can also try applying other filters to achieve different effects. Here is another filter in photoshop that I used to create a cartoon like effect or a comic book look for this photo:

Shane Zentz Photoshop Image

Shane Zentz Photoshop Image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try to experiment with all the available filters in photoshop (and even add other filters) to see what you can do with any image. The only limit will be your own imagination. So have fun and thanks for reading this photoshop tutorial….

How to add Headlights to a Photo using Photoshop

Adding headlights to your photo using photoshop

by Shane Zentz

 

So you want to add headlights to a photo of a vehicle using photoshop? This (short) tutorial will show you how easy this is with photoshop filters. First you will need a photo of some kind of vehicle, a car, a truck, a motorcycle, or whatever. Here is a generic photo of a corvette with the headlights off. So open your photo in photoshop and lets get to work!

 

 

 

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Chevy_Corvette_Front_red

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Staying on the main layer with the photo (or make a copy of the layer with the image if you want to keep the original image with the headlights off), select the filter menu and find the ‘render’ submenu. From there select ‘Lens Flare’.

 

 

 

 

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This will open the image in a dialog box with a black crosshair indicating where the light should be rendered.

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Simply move the crosshair to where the headlight should be, or double click on the headlight area to move the crosshair there. Now you can play with the settings to get the shade and intensity of light that you want. You can even get a xenon light effect with the right settings. Once you are satisified with the settings and location of the first light, click ok to save the change. Then simply repeat the above step to add the second headlight (and keep repeating if you need more lights – like driving lights/fog lights, etc.) but keep the same settings so that the two headlights will be a match. Again save that change and see the result. Cool, right! Here is the final result:

 

 

 

 

 

Shane Zentz Photoshop

Photoshop Headlights Added to Photo

 

Thanks for reading this photoshop tutorial on adding headlights to a photo.

Shane Zentz