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How to Make a Neon Light Effect in Photoshop | Adobe Creative Cloud
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How to Make a Neon Light Effect in Photoshop | Adobe Creative Cloud

Electrify your photos with a glowing design. Create your own neon light effect in Adobe Photoshop: https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html Start from scratch, or download practice files (https://adobe.ly/2Mzy1Vv) for a head start. Steps below. 1. Open neon-effect.psd in Photoshop. 2. Set Pen tool settings: Choose the Pen tool from the toolbar, or tap "P" on your keyboard to use the shortcut. In the Options bar, set the mode to Shape, Fill to None, and Stroke to White. Set the Stroke Weight to 15px. 3. Draw triangle: Click 3 points to define the area of the triangle. Make sure to click on the original point to close the triangle. 4. Apply Outer Glow: Make sure Shape layer is selected in the Layers panel (Window - Layers). Click the Add layer style icon at the bottom of the Layers panel. Choose Outer Glow. 5. Edit Outer Glow: Click the color thumbnail in the Layer Style dialog. Use the Color Picker to choose a color for the glow. Change the Opacity (e.g., 50%), Spread (e.g., 6%), and Size (e.g., 70px). 6. Apply and edit Inner Glow: Click the Inner Glow checkbox in the Layer Style dialog. Change the Blend Mode to Multiply. Change the color with the Color Picker. Increase the Size. Click OK. 7. Convert to Smart Object: In the Layers panel, right-click the Shape and choose Convert to Smart Object. 8. Create a Mask: Click the Add Layer Mask icon at the bottom of the Layers panel. 9. Mask areas: Choose the Brush tool from the toolbar, or tap "B" on your keyboard to use the shortcut. In the Options bar, set the Brush Size (e.g., 78px) and Hardness (e.g., 40%) as needed. Brush to remove the parts of the triangle you'd like to mask around the edges of the image. In the example, we masked the area around the thumb and wrist. NOTE: Make sure the Brush Opacity is set to 100% in the Options bar. That's it! To learn, more visit our Photoshop Tutorials page: https://adobe.ly/2LCfFlt Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/adobecreativecloud?sub_confirmation=1 LET’S CONNECT Facebook: http://facebook.com/adobecreativecloud Twitter: http://twitter.com/creativecloud Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/adobecreativecloud/ Adobe Creative Cloud gives you the world's best creative apps so you can turn your brightest ideas into your greatest work across your desktop and mobile devices.
How to Make a Minimal Vector Portrait with Adobe Illustrator | Adobe Creative Cloud
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How to Make a Minimal Vector Portrait with Adobe Illustrator | Adobe Creative Cloud

Create vibrant portraits with simple shapes, bright colors, and basic geometry. Start from scratch, or download practice files [https://adobe.ly/2qlCcxU] for a head start. Steps below. Prep your project: 1. Open the photo of the model (File – Open). 2. Use Control+R (Windows), Command+R (macOS), too show the rulers. 3. Drag a guide from the side ruler to the center of the model’s face. 4. Lock the image layer. Draw the face: 1. Choose the Curvature tool. 2. Click to add anchor points to draw an outline around the left side of the model’s face. Tip: To create corner points and straight lines, hold Alt (or Option) as you click. 3. Click the original point while holding Alt/Option to complete the shape. 4. Hide the photo layer. 5. With the shape selected, choose the Reflect tool (click and hold the Rotate tool to find it). 6. Click on the center guide to set the reflection point. 7. Select the shape and hold Shift+Alt (or Option) as you drag a reflected copy of the face shape. 8. Choose the Selection tool (V) and use Shift+click to select both sides of the face. 9. In the Properties panel (Window – Properties), choose Unite from the Pathfinder options. 10. Choose a Fill color and set the Stroke to ‘none’. 11. Use these techniques to draw facial features and accessories. Tip: Use the center guide to reflect shapes, unite them, and change fill colors. Press Control+; (Windows), or Command+; (macOS), to toggle guide visibility. If the Curvature tool inadvertently interacts with other shapes, locking the paths within the layer can help to prevent undesired results. Add some hair: 1. Choose the Ellipse tool and hold Shift+Alt (or Option) as you drag a circle from the center of the face. 2. Fill the shape with color. 3. Use Shift+Control+[ or Shift+Command+[ to send the hair behind the face. 4. With the hair selected, choose Effect – Distort and Transform – Zig Zag. 5. Experiment with the settings. Tip: We liked a Size of 10, Ridges per Segment to 11, and Points set to Smooth. Create hair layers: 1. With the hair selected, choose Object – Expand Appearance to convert the zig zag path to a shape so you can customize the hair with the Shape Builder tool. 2. Hold Alt/Option as you drag to create overlapping copies of hair. 3. Use the Selection tool to select the copies. 4. Select the Shape Builder tool and hold Alt/Option as you drag to remove additional sections of hair outside of the original shape. 5. Change the fill color of each section of hair. That's it! To learn more, visit our Illustrator Tutorials page: https://adobe.ly/2LiiqdZ #MakeItCC Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/adobecreativecloud?sub_confirmation=1 LET’S CONNECT Facebook: http://facebook.com/adobecreativecloud Twitter: http://twitter.com/creativecloud Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/adobecreativecloud/ Adobe Creative Cloud gives you the world's best creative apps so you can turn your brightest ideas into your greatest work across your desktop and mobile devices.

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