Author: Steve Caplin

Steve Caplin

Steve Caplin is a freelance artist and author working in London, England. His satirical photomontage work is commissioned by newspapers and magazines around the world, including The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times Magazine, Radio Times, Readers Digest, Men's Health and L'Internazionale. Steve is the author of nine books!


Posts by Steve Caplin:


Creating Zombies using Photoshop CC


When the Sunday Telegraph wanted to illustrate a feature on pension fraud, they immediately thought of zombie pensioners. It’s not as daft as it sounds: it turns out that some unscrupulous relatives are continuing to claim pensions for long-dead members of the family, so the idea of a gruesome Grandad isn’t so far-fetched after all….


Day to Night using Photoshop:
The video and by the book


Below is an excerpt and video tutorial from the just published How to Cheat in Photoshop CC by Steve Caplin Movies set at night are generally filmed during the day, using special filters to simulate the effect. In Photoshop, turning a day scene into a night one is not difficult – and it turns out…

Presidential Seal

President’s Day Exercise – Making the Presidential Seal


We can use the texture of a wooden surface as the base for any artwork, turning a two-dimensional design into one that looks as if it’s been carved in wood. In the example above, I’ve used the complex outlines of this coat of arms to create a solid looking object. The original design for this…

Cosmetic Makeover

Cosmetic Makeover in Photoshop


Even the plainest face can be given a lift with some judicious surgery – and a little makeup. This is the kind of Photoshop effect you can spend a lifetime perfecting – and then get a job on Vogue. 1 The first step in a job like this is to use Filter > Liquify and…


Video: 3D in Photoshop CS6 Extended


Photomontage master and bestselling Focal author Steve Caplin shows off 3D in Photoshop CS6 extended with this tutorial that will leave you wishing your conference room was full of insects! Check out Steve’s latest title, How to Cheat in Photoshop CS6, now available!

Create Fairy Wings in Photoshop Elements 9

Video: Creating fairy wings with Layer Masks in Elements 9


Steve Caplin shows you how to create Fairy Wings using layer masks in Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.

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