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How to Earn Money on YouTube

Steps 1 Set up and build your YouTube channel. Your channel is your personal presence on YouTube. Each YouTube account has one channel attached to it. A YouTube account is the same as a Google account, and creating a YouTube account will grant you access to other Google products, such as Gmail and Drive. Create your account or use your existing one. Add keywords to help people find your channel. You can add keywords by navigating to the Advanced section of your Channel Settings. Make sure that your keywords are relevant to your content. Your user name can also work for or against you. If it’s short, easy to remember, and original, people will be more apt to remember you. However if you are using an existing account, you can always change your username by editing it on your Google+ account. 2 Add content. Try to upload content that is high quality, and isn't super long. (This option can vary depending on what type of content you decide to upload) Also try to upload reg

UI/UX Design Tutorial in Adobe Photoshop Social App (Graphic DesignTutorials)

In this awesome tutorial, we teach you how to create your own social app UI / UX design in Adobe Photoshop! This tutorial is apart of our Graphic Design Tutorials series, if you want to see more tutorials like this one in various applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Cinema4D Designing in the tech industry is carried out by a variety of designers; such as web designers, User Interface designers, interaction designers, front end developers, and so on. User Experience Designers, generally known as the UX Designers, are professionals who, as brands, analyze the feedback from the users and observe whether the products or services offered are easy to use or not. These designers also check if the products hold any value or if they are even pleasant to use for the customers. They have to be adept at the psychology behind graphic design in order to create a smooth and efficient Human Computer Interaction (HCI) for the users. UI/UX Design Tutorial Today, we have collect

How to Create an Album Cover in Photoshop

How to Make an Album Cover in Photoshop For this specific look, you will need three elements: -Side view portrait -Painted background -Hat (If not already on the subject) Use various selection tools to select and position your images where you would like them to go. Keep in mind that album covers are generally in a 1:1 ratio (a square). We suggest unchecking “delete cropped pixels” so you can recover your image if you need to. When your portrait is ready, it’s time to make it into a sort of silhouette! Turn it into a layer mask by holding Crtl/Cmd and clicking on your subject to select it, and then clicking the layer mask button. From here on out, this technique is mostly just playing with blending modes. We inverted the blue color so that it appears bright orangeish red, so that’s something you might want to experiment with. For this specific image, we utilized the subtract blending mode. We also played around with the size and position of the painted background layers

How to Use Displacement Maps in Photoshop

Learn how to use displacement maps in today's episode and help this rad granny out by adding the Phlearn logo to her hat! You will need two elements for this technique: -Logo or some sort of design -Image to place the design on To start, transform your logo onto the image. You can hold Cntl/Cmd + T, right click, and select Warp to really hone in on the correct angles and perspective. Next, go to Channels and find the one that has the most contrast (this is often the blue). Then, right click on that channel. Select New under the Document Menu. Title it appropriately and hit OK. Now, go to File - Save As, and save it as a PSD. This document is now your displacement map. Back to the original image we go! Select RGB in the Channels tab so that all of them are selected. Now, go back to the layer tab. While on your logo layer, go to Filter - Distort - Displace. Set the horizontal and vertical scale to 10. It will ask you to load your displacement map, which is the other docume

How to Use the Refine Edge Tool in Photoshop

If you have a complicated selection to make such as hair, let us introduce you to your new best friend: the refine edge tool! Learn how to master the tool and get flawless results in today's episode! Begin by using whichever selection tool you prefer. In this episode, we use the magic wand tool to select the sky around the lion, and then invert that selection. because the lion has so much detailed fluff, a lot of the sky shows through and the hair is not defined at all. To mend this, go to Select- Refine Edge. In this dialogue box you can choose which view is most helpful to you. You might want to soften the edge a little, and you can do this by feathering. Play around with the contrast and shift edge as well. Keep looking for what makes the hair more defined and realistic looking- it might be helpful to shift the edge inwards a little bit. Hint: If you’d like to use the “output to” option to output to a different location such as a layer mask, be sure that you are not on

How to Remove Glare from Glasses in Photoshop

It’s always a sad time when you end up with unwanted reflections in someone’s glasses :( Learn how to utilize the clone source dialogue to remove glare in today's episode! Short and Sweet For this technique, you will need to make sure that there is one eye that is relatively clear of reflection, so that we can use it to copy to the other eye. The clone stamp settings we use are (found on the top bar): -Opacity- 100% -Flow- 100% -Sample: Current and Below To get to the Clone Source Dialogue, go to Window - Clone Source. This is where we can really get down to the nitty gritty details. Here, some helpful things to do are: -Turn on “Show Overlay” to reveal a preview of what you are cloning -Flip the Width so that the cloning is flipped horizontally Then, we clone from the left eye over to the right eye to take care of the majority of the glare. Be sure to match up the glasses as closely as you can; the preview is helpful for this! Feel free to use layer masks to fi

How to Automatically Remove Objects from Photos in Photoshop

You will be stunned by the simplicity and effectiveness of this technique! Learn how to auto-remove objects from your images in no time! Be sure that your images are shot on a tripod for this, or it will not work. They must be lined up perfectly so that the photos can be combined. Manual This process can be done manually, which would be to load all of the images and use layer masks to eliminate parts of certain photos. Go to File - Scripts - Load Files into Stack. You can then select your files and click OK. They will load as individual layers, which allows you to add or eliminate elements with layer masks (black conceals, white reveals). Automatic This process does all of the masking for you! Go to File - Scripts - Statistics. The Stack Mode should be “Median.” This means that it will locate all of the “different” elements in the files and remove those differences (ie. cars, people, random moving objects). Click Browse to open your images, and check the “Attempt to Automa

How to Add a Reflection to Sunglasses in Photoshop

Adding a little Paris to your studio portraits is simpler than you might think! Learn how to add a reflection to sunglasses in today's episode. Start by scaling the scenery down to the right size. Lower the opacity to see how it will look inside of the lenses. Be aware that only one of the lenses needs to look good, because it will be copied! Next, select the area right around the lens with the Marquee tool. Go to Select - Inverse, then press the delete key. Now you should have a little square of reflection over one eye. Copy that layer and move it over to be on top of the second eye. Now make the reflection layer invisible and select the Magic Wand tool. We use this to select out the lenses (be sure that “sample all layers” is checked). Use the refine edge tool to soften or bring the edge in a bit. Group those layers with themselves and hit the layer mask button. To style the reflection so that it doesn’t look fake, create a levels adjustment layer. Darken the darks and m

How to Make a Call of Duty Title Screen in Photoshop

Video Game lovers, rejoice! In today's episode, learn How to Make a Call of Duty Title Screen in Photoshop, and take away some versatile font techniques too! Preparing the background- Begin by dragging your texture onto the image of the subject. You can group the layers and turn them off for now. Crop the image to your liking, and be sure that 'Delete Cropped Pixels' is unchecked! If you find that you need to add a solid color layer beneath your image, like we did in this episode because of the cropping, we suggest creating a Color Fill Adjustment Layer. This will interact with the crop tool so that there is always color on the background. Rough and Rugged- For this image we simply downloaded a free Call of Duty font from The character panel is where you will find all of your text options for things like color, tracking, and point size (if you don't see this, go to Window - Character). There are also tools at the top bar of Photoshop that will

The Beginners Guide To Levitation (Teaser)

The Beginners Guide To Levitation is the most comprehensive levitation photography and Photoshop tutorial available anywhere. Learn the entire process, photography and Photoshop, 3 different times for 3 different images. This guide includes over 5 hours of video tutorials, images to follow along, and even custom Photoshop brushes. Stock Images:

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How to Create a Futuristic Eye in Photoshop

How to Create a Futuristic Eye in Photoshop Start by making a new square document. This is very important for the next step! Create any lines or patterns that you would like, keeping in mind that they will soon be spun into a circle. Go to Filter - Distort - Polar Coordinates. Select “Rectangular to Polar” if you want a circle effect. These will be layered over the eye later, so play with different geometric shapes and placements! For another layer of graphics, we found some cool pictures that resemble sound waves. You can apply the same Polar Coordinate Effect to these images as well! Drag them right onto the image and place them around the eye. Blending Mode Tips: If you want only the darks to show up from an image, use the Multiply blend mode. If you want only the lights to show up from an image, use the Screen blend mode. Soft light will help graphics blend in to your eye a little better. Double click on a layer to bring up the Layer Style Dialogue. Select outer glo

How to Create Email Signature in Photoshop

In today's episode, we show you how to create an email signature in photoshop. Having your own signature at the end of your emails is a great way to leave a professional impression. No matter what type of business you are in, having an email signature is the perfect way to sign off. Join us as we take you step by step through the entire process.

How to Create A Signature Watermark in Lightroom

If you are looking to add some security to the images you are uploading online, this episode is perfect for you! Today we'll show you how to create a watermark to place on your images. It could be your signature, logo, or really anything you desire. Having a watermark is a great way to protect your images and direct people back towards your brand. We'll start in photoshop, getting your watermark just the way you like it. Then we'll hop into Lightroom where we'll create a preset. This preset will enable you to watermark your images automatically. Finally, we'll show you a quick and easy way to export your images and have them ready for the web. Enjoy!

How to Select and Change Colors in Photoshop

Selecting Color Range To select out the different colors, create a new layer and go to Select - Color Range. Click on the color you want to sample with the regular eyedropper tool. You can play with the fuzziness to get more of an accurate selection. Also, if you need to add or take away from your selection, you can use the eyedroppers with the plus and minus symbols next to them to do so. Next, go to Layer - New Adjustment Layer - Hue/Saturation. This will load your selection directly into the Hue/Saturation layer so that you can adjust the hue sliders and change only the colors you want to change! Refining Layer Masks If you have small unwanted parts in a selection, you can always paint over it with a brush tool on the layer mask. Tip: If you hold alt/opt and click on a layer mask, it will appear as black and white. This can be very helpful for seeing tiny stray colors in your selections.

How to Create an iOS 8 Icon in Photoshop

The Rounded Rectangle Tool How often do you use the rounded rectangle tool? Almost never right? In today's episode, the rounded rectangle tool comes in handy as we create our icon. The rounded rectangle tool helps us create are shape and there are enough options available for us to be really specific. Sampling Colors Next we sample colors from the actual iOS 8 app and use a gradient to color our rounded rectangle. Logo and Finishing Touches Next we place our logo right in the center of our shape using some alignment tools. And to finish it all off we add a drop shadow, turn the background transparent, and save it out as a png file.

How to Create Handwritten Text in Photoshop

In today's episode, learn how to create handwritten text in photoshop. You will learn about a great website where you can download fonts for free, as well as how to warp and transform fonts to make them look like they actually fit into your image. Choosing the right image: This won't work on every image. We'll show you the type of images that will work perfect for this type of effect. Then we'll show you the fonts that will help sell it even more. Photoshop: In photoshop we transform and warp our text box to make it fit right on the page. Then we add a blur and layer mask to really bring it to life.

How to Create a Text Banner in Photoshop

Check out the awesome banners Fotolia has to offer: In today's episode, we show you how to create a text banner in photoshop. Banners are used in a variety of different ways, but you can't just put simple text on a banner and be done with it. In this episode we'll show you where to get a banner, how to transform your text to fit on the banner and how to place those banners on your images. We start off by downloading a template from Then we bring the banner into photoshop and show you how to lay words over the different shapes and sizes of the banner. Sometimes the text in your banners require a bit of transformation to make it look like it belongs on your banner. We'll show you the right tools to use when transforming text. Finally, we'll place the banners we've created onto an image for a more polished look.

How to Create and Place a Logo in Perspective

Learn How to Create and Place a Logo in Perspective in today's episode! This is helpful for photographers and designers alike as you will learn how to transform text as well as place it into an image! Whether you are branding yourself, branding others, or want to place text on a billboard, this episode will come in handy! Section 1: Creating a Logo (1:20) Don’t be afraid to play with text! That means font, weight, color, etc. For this specific logo, we simply used an A and transformed it to be more stylized (Ctrl/Cmd + T). We also copied and flipped it, so that there are two As sitting next to each other. If you are planning on adding any design elements to the logo, be sure to use rulers and other tools like the polygonal lasso tool to guide your shapes into being perfectly straight and symmetrical. Section 2: Creating a Size Guide (10:36) Since we are planning on placing the logo onto the side of a truck, it is very helpful to make a general selection of that area first; Use the

How to Render an Apple Watch From Scratch in Photoshop

Check out our Text & Graphics Playlist for more tutorials like this! Have you ever had an idea for a product but didn't know the exact steps to take after sketching out your idea? Well in today's episode, we show you a possibility for your next step. You can create your product in photoshop. Learn how to render an apple watch from scratch in today's episode! Section 1: Creating the Watch Inner Surface (3:32) We kick things off by creating the inner surface of the watch. In this section, the Rounded Rectangle Tool will become your best friend. This tool gives us the options to really make the corners on our rounded rectangle smooth and precise. The Layer Style options also come in handy because it allows us to create that inner glow. This give the illusion of a shiny surface. The Rounded Rectangle Tool is even used to create the shine we see surrounding our inner surface. Section 2: Creating the Watch Case (10:52) Now that we have an inner surface created, we beg

How to Create Graphic Art in Photoshop

It's our first episode in our brand new studio and boy is it a good one. Learn how to create graphic art in photoshop! Today's episode is for all those artist out there. We show you some basic techniques you can use to create some awesome graphic art. From color fill adjustment layers to layer masks, to transforming selections and saving custom color swatches. This episode has a little something for the whole phamily! Section 1: Creating a Color Fill Layer (4:27) We kick things off by using a Color Fill Adjustment layer. Then we use a layer mask to define the visibility of that layer. A key point to remember here is that painting white on a layer mask makes that layer visible. Painting black on the layer mask makes that layer invisible. This concept is constant throughout the episode because it determines what is actually showing on our layer. Using our Fill Dialog box, we choose to fill the layer with white. Section 2: Creating a Target (6:28) So now that the basics

How to Make a Panorama in Lightroom

In today's episode, we show you how to make a panorama in Lightroom. Adobe just recently announced it's update to the software and one of the main attractions was it's ability to create Panoramas while in Lightroom. If you already have the creative cloud subscription, just go to your Creative Cloud icon in the top right hand corner and click update on your Lightroom program. So what is a Panorama? A Panorama is when you put multiple photos together to create one wide (Panoramic) view. Panoramas are very commonly used in landscape photography. A few years ago, there wasn't much software that would allow you to do Panoramas besides Photoshop and other smaller programs. That has all changed in the past couple years. Now even an iPhone can take a Panorama photograph. Panoramas in Lightroom Now you'll be able to create a Panorama in Lightroom! This means you'll be able to take high quality images from your camera and edit them into one high quality image in Li

How to Create an HDR Image in Lightroom

What is HDR? HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. This means that there are more highlights and more shadows that stretch beyond the normal range of a camera. Typically, either the bright parts of an image will be exposed or the dark parts of the image will be exposed. Creating a High Dynamic Range Image allows for the full potential of each end of the spectrum. When shooting for an HDR photograph, be sure to use a tripod and not bump your camera at all. You will want to bracket for each exposure that you will later combine, while keeping your camera in the exact same place. This allows for seamless merging later on in Lightroom. Creating the Photo First, make sure that your version of Lightoom has been updated (If you have the Creative Cloud). HDR in Lightroom is a new feature of CC 2015. Next, load your images into Lightroom. Then, Shift click on all of your exposures. Right click and go to Photo Merge - HDR. It will take a moment for the next window to come up. When it loads, check Au

How to Create a Cinemagraph in Photoshop

you are in for a real treat! In today's episode, we show you how to create a cinemagraph in photoshop. We don't stop there, we also give you some tips for creating a cinemagraph in camera. Sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy the ride! What is a Cinemagraph? Cinemagraphs are commonly produced by taking a series of photographs or a video recording, and, using image editing software, compositing the photographs or the video frames into a seamless loop of sequential frames. This is done such that motion in part of the subject between exposures (for example, a person's dangling leg) is perceived as a repeating or continued motion, in contrast with the stillness of the rest of the image. Capturing Footage for a Cinemagraph At first we planned on just teaching you how to create a cinemagraph in photoshop. Then we realized that it's just as important to know how to shoot a cinemagraph with your camera before taking it into photoshop. Here are some things you'll need i

How To Do Focus Stacking in Photoshop

In today's episode, we show you how to do Focus Stacking in Photoshop. We also give you some pointers on how actually shoot the images you'd need in order for Focus Stacking to work. We even briefly jump into Lightroom to show you how to prep your images. With a little help from our Game of Thrones figurines, we are ready to deliver an awesome episode! What is Focus Stacking? Focus Stacking is a technique where you can combine many different photos taken at various focal points. It's commonly used in macro photography where you have a very shallow depth of field. By combining multiple photos together you are able to extend your depth of field and get more in focus within a small frame. Focus Stacking is a great way to control what's in focus in your image. Capturing Images for Focus Stacking Focus Stacking is done in Photoshop, but in order for Focus Stacking to work you need to know how to shoot the images. So in today's episode, we give you a brief rundown

How to Edit Video in Photoshop

Follow along with our video clips! Download them here: In today's special episode, we show you how to edit video in Photoshop! This is the first of a 4 part series on working with video in Photoshop, and covers all of the basics. You can also follow along with our video clips! Don't forget to download them here. Why would you use Photoshop to edit video?? Well, a professional video editor is most likely going to use a video centric program rather than Photoshop (Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut, etc.) However, it can be very useful to color grade your videos and apply filters to them- especially if Photoshop is the only program available to you. For someone familiar with Photoshop, this should come surprisingly easy. This is because you can think of editing video in exactly the same way as editing photos! It's practically an identical process, which can be a huge advantage. Pa

How to Color Grade Video in Photoshop

In today's episode, we show you how to color grade video in Photoshop! This is the second section of our 4 part video editing series, and it picks up directly from where we left off in the first section. If you haven't seen that first episode (How to Edit Video in Photoshop), click here: To follow along with the same clips we work with in this episode, download them here: Why would you use Photoshop to edit video?? Well, a professional video editor is most likely going to use a video centric program rather than Photoshop. However, it can be very useful to color grade your videos and apply filters to them- especially if Photoshop is the only program available to you. For someone familiar with Photoshop, this should come surprisingly easy. This is because you can think of editing video in exactly the same way as editing photos! It's a practically ident

How to Add Transitions and Audio to Video in Photoshop

Learn How to Add Transitions and Audio to Video in Photoshop in today's episode! This is Part 3 of our Photoshop Video Series. If you haven't seen the previous episodes, be sure to check them out! If you'd like to follow along with these episodes, click here to download our video footage: And keep your eyes peeled for Part 4! Let's get in to today's episode! Section 1: Adding Transitions Transitions are commonly used by video editors everywhere! They allow flexibility when moving from one clip to another, and can completely change the feel of a video. Harsh cuts between scenes can be great, but they are not always the right fit. Examples of transitions include a cross fade between two clips, and a fade to black. Transitions can be found in Photoshop by clicking on the square icon to the right of the Timeline Control Panel. You can change the duration immediately, or wait for later. Sim

Inside Phlearn's 2015 Fstoppers Workshop: By Nick Amrhein

Everyone on the Phlearn Team knew who Nick was before he even showed up in the Bahamas. He made sure to find us all on Facebook and let us know how excited he was, which is a perfect representation on his personality! Nick was so much fun to work with, and kept a lively and positive mood throughout the few days we all spent together. After traveling back to Ohio, he put together this awesome recap of the workshop! It embodies the spirit of the experience, and we hope it will give you a little taste of what went on down in Nassau. If you'd like to know more about Nick or check out his work, click here to visit his website:

How to Create Title Screens for Video in Photoshop

In today's episode, we show you how to create title screens for video in photoshop. Not only that, we'll also show you how to create a layer mask that animates throughout time. To finish everything off, we'll show you how to animate layer effects in video. This is the final installment on our series of episodes teaching you how to edit video in photoshop. Section 1: Adding a Title Screen and Layer Mask Title screens are a great way to brand your video. In our example, we use our Phlearn Logo for our title. If you've been following along with our series, all of this should feel familiar. We start by creating a new video group. We then grab the file we want for our title, in this case it's our Phlearn logo, and we drag that into the new video group. We then transform our logo to the exact size we want it to be. In our timeline, our title is on top of all our footage. So we see the logo on top of our whole video. In order to add a bit more interest to our t

How to Create a Stunning Black and White Portrait in Photoshop

To download this image and follow along with us, visit this episode on If you think black and white images are simple, think again! Learn how to create a stunning black and white portrait in Photoshop in today's episode! Converting to Black & White There are many different ways to convert an image to black and white in Photoshop. For the purposes of this episode, we use the most complete method which is a black and white adjustment layer. This allows an incredible amount of flexibility in terms of editing the tones of the portrait. To start off (you guessed it) create a black and white adjustment layer. You will notice there are sliders for each color in the image. When working with the skin tones, you will be focusing on the red and yellow sliders. It is really about finding a balance between the two; each photo is different and it will take time and practice to know which colors nee

How to Turn on Headlights in Photoshop

This episode is a real turn on! Car lovers rejoice: Learn How to Turn on Headlights in Photoshop! Learn all the tricks to creating realistic light, including lens flares and light streaks made from scratch. A great way to start is to really analyze and sketch out your ideas for the photo. This can clarify what will need to be done to complete a realistic effect. For this picture, we plan out where the beam of light will be and in which direction it will shine. We also decide that it makes sense for the light to be brighter closer to the actual headlight, and gradually decrease as it gets farther from the car. We notice that the headlight should be shown shining on the road as well. And for a special touch, a lens flare will complete the look! Creating the Beam of Light Select the polygonal lasso tool and create a shape that will encompass the main beam of light. Fill it with white. Now, go to Filter - Blur Gallery - Field Blur. You will see a little dial pop up, which can be adjusted t

How to Create Perfect Selections Using Channels in Photoshop

How to Create Perfect Selections Using Channels in Photoshop Channels are a great way to make extremely accurate selections! Prepare to make magic happen- even with highly detailed line drawings! Although there are many different techniques that could yield similar results, Channels can provide the most accurate selections of all. Section 1: Making Selections To begin, click over to the Channels tab (if it is not showing up, go to Window - Channels). Since our image is black and white, we can use any of the Channels to get the selection we want (we use the Blue Channel for this particular example). However, this will change if your image is in color. Click on each Channel to see which selects the most of what you need, and then duplicate it by either Holding Cmd + J or dragging the Channel down to the new layer icon. Hold Ctrl/Cmd and click on the duplicate layer to create the selection. This selects the lightest areas, so if you need the dark areas selected simply go to Select - Inver

Lightroom 101 & 201 Trailer (Teaser)

Click here to check out Lightroom 101 & 201: Photoshop Expert Aaron Nace brings years of teaching experience to Lightroom to create a tutorial unlike any other! Learn your way around every button, tool, and menu item in the program. Then, follow along with Aaron’s workflow as he edits 25 images from start to finish. This even includes the ins and outs of HDR images and Panoramas. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks for watching Phlearn! If you enjoyed this video be sure to subscribe to our channel so you don't miss a thing! Subscribe: For more advanced Photoshop Tutorials be sure to check out our Phlearn PRO Tutorials. We offer the best Photoshop tutorials available starting at just $24.99. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Create your own mascot in 60 Second

Why Mascot are Important? What are mascots and why are they so important to sports teams and schools? A mascot is anything from a person to an object. They are thought to bring good luck and help boost school spirit. Custom mascots outfits can be bought or even made. A mascots role at sporting events is to get the crowd in the spirit of the game. Most people think that a person just puts on a suit and jumps around and acts silly. There are actually training camps for them so that they can learn what to do in order to get the sports fans into the spirit of the game. They play a large role when it comes to professional sports, high schools, and colleges. However you may not know this but mascots are also used for companies. Their job is to bring the energy level of the crowd up. Sports teams play better when they have fans cheering them on. When a mascot starts dancing and acting silly the crowds go wild. Some people even go to sporting events just to watch them perform. Mos