50 Free Photoshop Brush Sets for Modern Design By Jacob Gube Janet Jackson and Luther Vandross were right when they sang, “the best things in life are free”. There are many talented designers out there who choose to help the community by providing free and useful Photoshop brush sets that you can download and use on your artwork. In this collection, you’ll find over 50 free Photoshop brush sets for current design trends and styles such as vintage, retro, grunge, hand-drawn, swirls, and nature-inspired. Note: It’s important to read the fine-print – some designers require attribution or have special requirements for commercial use.
The Ultimate Collection Of Useful Photoshop Actions Saving repetitive tasks as Photoshop actions can save you a lot of time, allowing you to automate your work and improve workflow efficiency. A Photoshop action is a recording of a sequence of commands and operations that you can save and access later on. We’ve searched for the best downloadable Photoshop actions that can help you improve your workflow and perform complex techniques with the push of a button. In this collection, you’ll find more than 350 free hand-picked Photoshop actions that you can use to speed up your graphics creation. 22 Incredible Photos of Faraway Places Thailand Chances are you already know Steve McCurry as the man who took one of the most iconic photos of our time. It was of a 12-year-old Afghan refugee girl who's piercing green eyes told us her harrowing story.
12 Mind Blowing Photoshop Actions That Transforms Any Image into a Piece of Art Lets kick this off by saying that these Photoshop actions literally made my jaw drop. Rewind 10 years, there I am spending hours upon hours in Photoshop creating pieces for fun that are similar to the outcomes of these Actions (I will be the first to admit that these outcomes are slightly better), fast foward 10 years, you can do it in one click. Rediculous! Sevenstyles, you have blown my mind. Whilst part of me thinks that by using actions you are missing out on a huge learning curve (look back at the steps the action goes through in the actions panel if you want to learn how it is done and try to recreate it), another part thinks that not everyone is a designer and those of you who are will understand how relentless and fastpaced the industry can be. Whatever your view, you can't deny that these actions are the best on the market.
Tilt-Shift Photography Tutorial This tutorial will walk you through how to create a tilt-shift image in Photoshop. It has been produced using Photoshop CS2 on a PC. Once you finish your tilt-shift image, make sure you upload your image for everyone to see. You should also check our our gear page to find all of the latest gear you need to create tilt-shift images. Gear PageSubmit Your Images JONETSU IN REAL WEDDINGS MAGAZINE : MELISSA & TRAELACH ALBUM Fresh on the news stands is Real Weddings featuring Melissa & Traelach’s incredibly elegant, fun and touching wedding at Terminal City Club. One of our first weddings ever published was in Real Weddings back in 2002. The local feel and beautiful story telling continues with M&T’s inspiring write-up. We’ve really got a great bunch of fantastic Canadian Wedding publications for brides and grooms these days. Here is their lovely spread: (As always, the publishers make the final decision on the images that get published and the complete layout.)
Reader Tutorial: Create Vintage Traveler Diary in Photoshop In this reader tutorial Nikola Lazarevic aka Colaja from Nis, Serbia will show us how to create a very stylish vintage traveler diary in Photoshop. We will mix brushes with stock photos and blend modes to achieve the effect. Let's take a look at our final image.
60+ Tools To Enhance Your Flickr Experience Being a popular online image platform, Flickr has enabled Internet users to manage and share digital photos easily as long as there’s an Internet connection. Flickr is a revolution for photo sharing and management plus it has a huge community of photographers who provide great photos there for the world to see. However, speaking of its graphics user interface, it seems not really user-friendly in term of viewing and searching photos on Flickr. Flickr is more than a normal image management website. Cool Photoshop Abstract Effect Tutorials « PixelDetail Photoshop is a powerful tool that belongs in any designers toolbox. Abstract works is a mysterious of web design header, beautiful photo effects, vibrant desktop backgrounds or it can be beautiful art. One of the most unique and creative things you can accomplish with Photoshop are abstract effects.
Top Tips on Getting Stunning Travel Photos Going somewhere nice? Here are some of the best tips from Andrew Hoyle on how to come back with fantastic pictures！ Get to know your kit Learn how to get shots quicker by learning how to use your camera so you won’t have to fiddle around as some of the most exciting travelshots can come and go in a split second. Get out of automatic mode Spend time with your camera in manual mode before hand by learning how to change shutter speed, aperture, ISO speeds and white balance,and experiment with what happens to your images when you change these settings. Achieving a Vintage Look Through Color Tones in Photoshop CS by Guest Contributor Anna Gay Photographers are often striving for a “vintage” look in their photos, and even though there are endless ways of achieving a vintage look, there are a couple of characteristics to keep in mind. First of all, the color tones in a vintage photo often lean towards either a blue or a red hue, or a cross-processed look. Vintage photos also have an element of noise or grain that can be achieved through textures, and also a certain amount of vignetting around the edges of the photo. In this tutorial, we will look at adjusting color tones and adding vignettes.
The Exposure Triangle: aperture, shutter speed and ISO explained The Exposure Triangle sounds like the name of a complex spy novel, but in reality this is the term used for the three fundamental elements of exposure: aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Our latest photography cheat sheet illustrates the Exposure Triangle and how it affects your camera settings. Click on the infographic to see the larger version The Exposure Triangle Explained Creating a harmonious exposure using the aperture, shutter speed and ISO is a juggling act. As soon as you make a decision about one element, you’ll need to compromise with another.