20 Stunning Photoshop Tutorials Every Designer Needs » Photoshop, Resources » Design Festival Photoshop tutorials are everywhere, but good Photoshop tutorials can be hard to find. Designers often have trouble finding enough time to design the many projects that come across their desks, which means they are usually short on the time needed to search for excellent tutorials to improve their skills. The goal of the following collection is to provide a shortcut to twenty tutorials that are worth your time. Keep exploring, though, and let me know about others that you have enjoyed! This roundup starts with the beautiful interesting stuff. My first reaction to any image that I admire is: “I can’t make that.” The image-in-smoke effect is another effect that was out of my league. Why is such a simple effect put down as number three? I’ll be honest. Simple to do, impressive to look at. You don’t have to work very hard to make some amazing watercolor portraits. Anybody can pixelate an image using tools built right into Photoshop. Grunge. Graffiti is art. I am a fan of folding real paper.
Photoshop Tutorial: Color Balance Using Levels Bair Art Edition's Tutorial on:Adjusting Color & ExposureIn Adobe Photoshop Solving Color and White Balance Problems: Using Levels Levels can be a useful tool for color correction in general, and is my favorite for correcting White Balance. For basic information on levels, and how to create a levels adjustment layer, see the Exposure Module: Using Levels. How the Channels Work In order to comprehend where you need to go with an image, and what channels you need to use in order to get there, you must first understand the relationship between RGB and CMYK color. In the levels control panel, you'll see a pull-down menu labeled "channel." In the RGB mode, we were using the graph to show how much of the image fell into the tonal ranges from pure black to pure white. In the Red channel it becomes "Cyan-point" to "Red-point" In the Green channel it becomes "Magenta-point to "Green-point" In the Blue channel it becomes "Yellow-point" to "Blue-point" Is this confusing? Correcting White Balance
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How to Make Slicing Suck Less: Tips and Tricks for Slicing a PSD I have a dirty little secret, I hate slicing Photoshop files. By that I don’t mean that I hate turning PSD comps into websites, I mean that I hate Photoshop’s slicing tools. The whole process makes my PSD look busy, cluttered and overly complicated so I usually skip it altogether and instead opt to manually crop and save out images individually as needed. In order to fight this tendency and attempt to see the true usefulness of Photoshop’s slicing tools, I embarked on a mission to learn all the intricacies of how slicing works. There are Three Types of Slices in Photoshop Three types of slices!? The three different kinds of slices are User Slices, Auto Slices and Layer Based Slices. As you know, to slice a PSD you start by grabbing the Slice Tool (C) and drawing a box around the area that you want to export as a standalone image. When you perform a slice, you should get something like the result seen below. What I’ve done here is draw a box around the logo at the top of the page.
SALVADOR MONTO intro Outstanding Text Effects Tutorials in Illustrator Jul 22 2011 Adobe Illustrator is a powerful tool that you can create fluffy, vague, sparkling, gelatinous, glossy, glittery, retro and revolutionary effects with. Creating a particular text effect in Illustrator is not that difficult now; thanks to the availability of huge number of tutorials that guide you through each step. Here we have gathered a collection of around 50 amazingly helpful tutorials that let you create breathtaking typographic effects in Illustrator. Some of them also use Photoshop to give the text effect its fully refined look. Text Effects in Illustrator Create a Poster Theme Illustration in IllustratorThis following tutorial lets you create beautiful poster theme illustrations simply, using Adobe Illustrator. How to Create a Neon Text Effect Using Adobe IllustratorCreate appealing and tempting neon text effects by using Gradient Mesh, 3D Modeling, Art Brushes and Transparency palette. You may also want to consider our previous posts: (rb)
30 Free Photoshop Tutorials for Graphic Designers With the increasing demand for these effects, there are lots curious minds that are eager to learn these techniques. Since these techniques are very interesting with thrilling effects so the number of people who want to be a part of this process is enhancing day by day. That is why experts nowadays even teach these techniques online. There are lots of graphic design Photoshop tutorials on the internet through which one can easily learn about the techniques of graphic design or Photoshop. We all know the fact that magical effects can be done in images with Photoshop. Graphic designing is another source of making amusing images. While we are talking about Photoshop tutorials, there are lots of tools and options in it. Along with other technical matters, the use or color and the fine techniques of painting are taught through these tutorials. Create a Mini Planet Using Photoshop’s 3D Capabilities Create an Action Packed Movie Poster in Photoshop Create a Studio Sports Portrait Making of Knight
Photoshop 30 Christmas Holiday PSD & AI Flyer Templates The success of any event, being it a show, a sale, a party or a simple get-together, often depends on how well you can promote it. These flyers are diverse and eye-catching examples of promotional materials created for events that take place during the holiday season. 45 CV Resume Templates That Will Get You Hired You could make your resume in Microsoft word. Draw a few columns, write the text you need, hit tab a few times and press enter a few times. 24 Really Cool Photoshop Actions To Enhance Photography Photoshop actions are the best — they save time and make you more productive during post-processing. 110 Free PSD Web Design Elements Looking for some nice and high-quality web design elements? 80 Helpful Photoshop & Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials 80 Random Best Photoshop Brushes Photoshop brushes are possibly the easiest way to add style to your designs, there settings are endless, they increase your productivity.
How to Create a Soft Grunge Photoshop Brush The use of soft or subtle textures in web design is very common right now. Extremely grungy designs with heavy textures are still used in some situations, but a more subtle use of textures has become much more common. These softer textures are ideal for website backgrounds or for applying to specific elements within a design. One of the easiest ways to use textures in your designs is with the help of Photoshop brushes. There are countless pre-made brushes available, but sometimes you won’t be able to find exactly what you want, or maybe the brush that you want to use isn’t licensed for a commercial project. In these situations you can simply create your own set of brushes and use them whenever you need a subtle texture. In this tutorial we’ll go through the process of creating a soft or subtle grunge brush. Here is a preview of the texture that will be created by this brush: To get started, you’ll need a few texture photographs. Here is a look at the 3 photos that I’ll be using:
Using Your Images to Create Color Palettes in Photoshop Color is the one aspect of a design that can drastically change the tone of the entire project. Your color choices can make the difference between a polished, professional, perfected design and one that misses the mark altogether. Creating a color palette for your design doesn’t have to be guesswork; it can be easy done if you take a few simple steps, and use a few tools that are available to you. There are several ways for creating your own color palettes, but one popular method is to sample colors from the project’s primary image and build your color palette from color values within it. Step 1: Setting Up Your Canvas For our example, I am going to create a nautical-style advertisement. Step 2: Laying the Groundwork For the bottom third, I created a new layer, took the marquee tool and drew a white rectangle on the bottom third of the image. Step 3: Select your Palette’s Base Color Select the eyedropper tool and select a good starting color for your color palette. Step 20: Add in Details