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Photoshop Tricks for Designers: How to Create Bada$$ Effects in Photoshop by Corey Barker

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3. Graphic Effects

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The great thing about Photoshop is its unending ability to incorporate graphic elements into your designs, especially vector graphics, not to mention the graphic effects you can apply to photo and texture elements. This chapter contains a few graphic tricks you can add to your design arsenal.

Graphic from a Photo, Blended with a Texture

I have seen this effect in numerous ads for movies and TV shows. It is a neat trick, even if you have a rather low-res photo, to be able to convert a photo to a black-and-white graphic, and then blend it with a texture.

STEP ONE: Start by opening the image of the main subject. (You can follow ...

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