Create a Rock Texture in Photoshop CS5

WOW. Where has the year gone? To kick off November you’ll find two new videos. Today’s tutorial demonstrates the Lighting Effects filter, something that appears to be missing if you’re running a Mac. That’s because to use some menu items & plugins on a Mac, you’ll need to run Photoshop CS5 in 32-bit mode. I’ve linked the main tutorial to the 64-bit to 32-bit conversion video using YouTube’s annotation feature. That way, if you want to jump between the lessons you can, otherwise you can watch each video in it’s entirety. Enjoy today’s lesson!

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  • Raul November 2, 2010   Reply →

    What does it change? or why do you change it. I dont know what bit mode does.

  • A.J. Wood November 2, 2010   Reply →

    The essential difference between 64 bit & 32 bit is how your computer handles RAM. Newer OSes like Windows Vista or Windows 7, or Apple’s Snow Leopard are considered to be 64 bit. Therefore those systems can handle more than 2GB RAM.

    Photoshop CS5 is a native 64 bit application. In the Windows versions, you still have access to certain menu items & plugins. If you happened to be running on an Apple computer, the Lighting Effects filter I use in today’s tutorial is NOT available in 64 bit mode. I created a separate video IF you need to switch modes on a Mac. Should not be necessary if you run Windows.

    Here’s the link to the video on switching between 64 bit to 32 bit in Photoshop CS5:

  • Glyn Dewis November 2, 2010   Reply →

    Absolutely superb tutorial mate.
    You have such a great way of teaching…clear, concise and at a pace that’s real easy to follow…Great stuff!!!

    Thanks for sharing,

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