Add motion trails to a silhouette in Photoshop: Deke’s Techniques

Published by | Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
Add motion trails to a silhouette in Photoshop

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Make the subjects of your photos look like they’re moving “faster than light” in this week’s episode of Deke’s Techniques. Learn how to add bright motion trails to silhouetted figures in an image in Adobe Photoshop. You can see similar effects used in advertising and Deke shows you how to achieve it in less than 10 minutes. It’s a great technique that makes use of the Ocean Ripple, Graphic Pen, and Motion Blur filters, plus some good old levels and channel adjustment. Click the video below to start learning.


Next week? Well, next week it’s time to switch things up and over to Illustrator and learn how to create a precisely aligned technical drawing using the grid.

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