Kyle Pero
Kyle Pero has worked in the creative fields for many years now. With a background in photography and graphic design he naturally became a Photoshop whiz. Now he works in advertising doing photographic retouching, but also does freelance design and illustration work.
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    Arrows, Lines, and Improving Your Photoshop Workflow200x200
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    The focus of this tutorial will be on adding efficiency and flexibility in your workflow. When working as a designer or artist in a commercial setting you not only have to be creative, but you have to be able to build files that allow you to go back and easily make changes. Learn Photoshop workflow improvements, while reconstructing a magazine cover made up of arrows and lines.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Layered Glowing Text Effect200x200
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    In this tutorial, we will create this effect using very basic Photoshop tools and layering effects. This tutorial is simple enough for a beginner to understand, but I should warn you that in this tutorial there ends up being over 60 active text layers, which will require a heavy use of your computer's memory. Let's jump into this tutorial and layer some glowing text.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a 60's Psychedelic Style Concert Poster200x200
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    In this tutorial, we will go through the steps to create a retro 1960s psychedelic concert poster. This tutorial relies heavily on the use of the Warp Tool, but includes a few other techniques as well. Let's get started.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Awesome Photorealistic Coloring Techniques200x200
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    In this tutorial we will color a black and white photo using gradient maps, solid colors, and the Color blending mode. Using these techniques, you will be able to hand color any black and white photo in a way that looks photorealistic.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Part II: How to Add Flaming Decals to a Modern Car Design200x200
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    This tutorial will explain the steps needed to turn this boring Prius into an awesome street racer. This tutorial is aimed at intermediate users of Photoshop, those who know most of its basic tools and how to use them. This is Part II of a two-part series. Get situated comfortably in your chair, as we pick this series up from where we left off.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Part I: How to Add Flaming Decals to a Modern Car Design200x200
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    This tutorial will explain the steps needed to turn this boring Prius into an awesome street racer. This tutorial is aimed at intermediate users of Photoshop, those who know most of its basic tools and how to use them. This is Part I of a two-part series.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Cool Music Logo on a Grunge Background200x200
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    I really like the artwork that is used in Pitchfork's Web site, so I decided to recreate something similar in Photoshop and make a tutorial on how I did it. These techniques can be used to make a logo and background for a cool grunge-style Web site.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Super Fast and Easy Facial Retouching200
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    In this tutorial, I will show you how to repair some image noise from a low-quality shot, and I will show you an extremely quick and easy way to smooth out a person's face. The woman in this shot is not a model, and she has a lot of character so we don't want to overdo it with the smoothing. We will make it look real and natural. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Illustrated Look From a Photograph200x200
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    In this tutorial, I will show you how the create a stylized illustrated look from a photograph. The best part is that it requires no artistic ability! You can do this to any photo and pretty much any subject, but I think it works best with people.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Break Sunlight Through the Clouds200x200
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    In this tutorial I will show you how to turn an overcast day into a stunningly dramatic scene with sunlight breaking through the clouds. This technique can be used for other applications as well. I originally came up with it when I needed to create shafts of light coming through a canopy of trees. The best part of this technique is that the beams are created from the actual imagery so they look very realistic. Lets get started...Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    The Ultimate Wood Texture Tutorial200x200
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    Sure, you could take a photo of some wood and use that for a texture. But the real way to separate the Photoshop men from the boys is to make your own. In this tutorial, we are going to create a wood texture and apply some artwork on top of it that has an aged paint feel. To begin, make a new document as shown below.Read More…