TutZone | Tutorials, Design News, and Inspiration Adobe Photoshop Tutorials - Best Of | Tutorials | Smashing Magaz Advertisement Meet the new Sketch Handbook, our brand new Smashing book that will help you master all the tricky, advanced facets of Sketch. Filled with practical examples and tutorials in 12 chapters, the book will help you become more proficient in your work. Get the book now → Most people who have designed websites or apps in Photoshop will, at one point or another, have had issues trying to match colors in images to colors generated by HTML, CSS or code. Further Reading on SmashingMag: Link Color Management to Match Colors Across Multiple Devices Link In the print world, color management typically involves calibrating your entire workflow, from scanner or digital camera to computer display to hard proofs to the final press output. When designing or editing for TV, calibrating the main editing display and using a broadcast monitor are common; these show real-time proof of how the image will look on a typical TV in a viewer’s home. There is a catch, though. The Goal Link Conclusion Link
Create a Light Textured Web Design in Photoshop In this web design tutorial, we’ll be creating a light textured web page layout. I will show you how apply subtle textures in web layouts, how to create a seamless diagonal mosaic pattern and how to create a tabbed content area design for the “Services” section. Preview Click the image below to see it in full size. Tutorial Resources 960 Grid System Introduction In this tutorial, we will use the 960 Grid System to organize and arrange the elements of our web layout. Unzip the archived file you downloaded, go to the “templates” folder and then go to the “photoshop” folder. The .PSD files have some guides already set up, which will be very useful. During this tutorial you will need to create shapes with specific dimensions. Now that we covered the basics of using the 960 Grid System, we can move on to creating the web layout. Tip: If you need a more thorough guide for using 960 GS, I suggest reading the guide called The 960 Grid System Made Easy. Step 2: Creating the Header
Photoshop CMYK Tips A collection of tips for working in and with the CMYK color model in Adobe Photoshop. These tips offer you some insight knowledge about working with CMYK that mostly only experienced graphic designers can tell you. Better printed gradients If your working on a image that will ultimately go to a printing press in CMYK mode ( to be used in a Adobe Indesign document example) and it's going to contain one or more gradients, you'll get better printed results (less color shifts) if you create those gradients after you convert to CMYK mode. Once you go into CMYK mode, don't go back Once you convert to CMYK mode do not go back to RGB or Lab mode for any reason. Better flesh tones in CMYK When your sharpening CMYK images one of the toughest areas to sharpen are the flesh tones. Are your colors press ready? If your working in CMYK mode and you sample a color that's outside of the range what CMYK press can reproduce you'll get Gamut Warning right within Photoshop's color picker.
30 Gorgeous Text Effects of Photoshop Typography is most important thing in designing world but with special effects we can make our typography more dazzling. Photo shop is a very powerful tool to make your text stunning. Below you can get a great collection of text effect tutorials of Photoshop. Graffiti with Photoshop When you don’t have the guts to pull this off in the real world, Photoshop to the rescue. Create a trendy typographic poster design Dramatic text-on-fire effect in Photoshop Paper-craft text effect Reflective liquid type How to create a gold text effect in Photoshop Text in stitches Paint-splodged text Create a spectacular grass text effect in Photoshop Quick and dirty Photoshop text effects from scratch (six tutorials in one) Learn how to make six different effects using just layer styles. Create a dream-like design with 3D typograph This detailed tutorial shows you how to create a 3D typography-based design. Create a 3D flowery text effect Design soft stylized 3D type 3D text with a touch of grunge 3D texture
How To Create An Abstract Freestyle Image In Photoshop How To Create An Abstract Freestyle Image In Photoshop Posted on 04. Nov, 2009 by Olson in Photo Effects Open your file and drag a paper texture stock to start working. Keep your layers organized, I think it’s very important if you work with big .psd and lot’s of layers. Here you can see how I named my first groups. I choose 2 stock photo’s from deviantArt where I will play with. You can see what I did with the 2 models in the picture below. As you can see I had to duplicate parts and place them in the correct space so you only see the panther texture on her clothes. I also changed the colors with Color Balance and Hue/Saturation. Once you think you got everything in the correct space, it’s time for our next step. Add a new layer, take a soft round black brush with opacity of 10%, and now try to brush the correct shadows so you blend all the different parts into 1. Also keep in mind where the lightning is coming from, this is very important if you’re working with shadows. Final Result :
The Ultimate Round-Up of Print Design Tutorials - Smashing Magazine Advertisement Although web design is everywhere nowadays (even when we’re not at the computer it still manages to squeeze it’s way in to our everyday life), print design is still a huge part of the design industry and is everywhere we look: newspapers, posters, prints, manuals, restaurant menus, business cards – the list goes on and on. So how do you make sure that you leave a good impression on people holding your piece of art in their hands? This is where experience and advanced print design skills come into play. Below we present 25 useful print design tutorials as well as a collection of inspirational links at the bottom of the post to improve your skills and get your imagination running wild. Print Design Tutorials Printing and Prepress Basics (Ps, Ai & Id)1 Learn about four-color process printing (CMYK)Find out the differences between plain & rich black Making a Print-Ready Business Card (Ps)2 Create a Magazine Cover Design (Id)3 Design a Super Cool Retro Poster in 10 Steps (Ps)4
Design a Layout for a Non-Profit Organization in Photoshop Get the FlatPix UI Kit for only $7 - Learn More or Buy Now In this tutorial we will be creating a homepage layout for a fictional non-profit organization. Many non-profits and charitable organizations share similar needs for a website, including information about the organization’s history, purpose, and what they do, as well as a way to stay in contact with supporters and donors, and to provide the organization with a face to new visitors. Here is the end result of what we will be creating (click the image to see it full size) Step 1: Creating a new document Go to File > New, and create a new document 1600 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high. Step 2: Setting the background In the background layer, set a horizontal guide (View > New Guide) at 520 pixels, select everything above that line, and use the paint bucket tool to give it a color of #b48c61. The draw another horizontal guide at 80 pixels and fill everything above that line with #312517. Step 3: Add some texture Step 4: The header
How To Create A Stencil Look In Photoshop Posted on 31. May, 2009 by Olson in Photo Effects First thing is first start by creating a new document by holding down CTRL+N or go to File+New, enter the name the width, height and resolution for the new doc. Note you can enter whatever settings work for you but if you like to follow along enter the setting above. When you are done click OK, open your first image by using Adobe Bridge or the standard command CTRL+O With the new image opened in our case we loaded the city image go to Image-Adjustments-Threshold. The threshold forces all the pixels in the image to either white or black. When you are done click OK. Select the Move Tool and click on the image and by holding down the mouse drag the image into the new document we created. Note unlock the layer by double clicking on the lock icon if you get the message the layers is locked. Navigate to folder where you have your images and load the wood texture that we are going to use as our the main background. Click on the Add Layer Mask icon.
Tutorial: Design A Killer Fashion Model Poster Introduction: This tutorial will show you how to make a killer Fashion Model Poster using basic Photoshop functions like Layer Styles, Vector Masks and Filters like Motion Blur. At a time when there’s more DOWNLOADING of source material than actually USING it, this tutorial will get you through the end with only three stock images—two if you have experience with Cinema 4D. Also, instead of the monotonous step-by-step form of tutorials you find all over the net, I’m using a different approach. This tutorial has two main divisions. Part One – The backgroundPart Two – The model & effects. Each effect will be explained separately. So let’s get our hands dirty! Part One – The Background Lets start with a new document, sized 1200 x 1600 px. Above this make a new Group, and name it ‘clouds’. Within this new ‘clouds’, Group make a new layer . Above this make a new layer. Next, Merge (Ctrl+E) the group. Set the Blend Mode to Soft Light. Name the layer ‘city’. Make 2 COPIES of ‘city’. On ‘city_colour’:
20 Useful PHP + jQuery Components & Tuts for Everyday Projec Apr 05 2009 Web applications have made huge leaps and bounds in improving user experience thanks to a lot of recently developed Ajax technology. When you combine some neat functionality courtesy of PHP with the cleverness of jQuery you can produce some pretty neat effects. In an effort to help you take it up a notch, we’d like to share some methods for helping your site anticipate a user’s next move. The post below is made up of the best 20 PHP + jQuery Components and Tutorials that you will likely need in many of your projects, they are all of the highest quality and more or less easy to configure. Give them a try. 1. A simple way to keep track of many files is to use a directory tree. Check out the Demo Here 2. A sceencast tutorial for creating a photo site using PHP, jQuery, and AJAX. 3. In this article, learn how to create a simple but effective means of capturing and displaying visitor comments using a blend of jQuery, PHP and JSON. Check out the Demo Here 4. Check out the Demo Here 5.
Use Split Frequency Healing to Retouch a Photo in Photoshop Split Frequency Healing is a technique that you can use in Photoshop that will allow you retouch photos without affecting the photo's respective tone or texture. In this tutorial, commercial retoucher, Daniel Meadows, who has worked for clients such as Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Chanel, and L'Oreal Paris, will explain this technique and how it can be used in your workflow. Let's get started! Special thanks to Dubai Photographer, Sherif Mokbel for providing the photography for this tutorial. Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Model Before You Begin Let's take a look at the image that we'll be using for this tutorial. We have instructions to clean up the image, a little liquify for a more pleasing curve to the back and waist, and to remove the purple-blue tone from the model's legs. The first step we're going to follow in completing this shot is the healing, the 'basic cleanup.' Split Frequency Healing Healing Completed Conclusion
40 Useful Photoshop Tutorials for Photo Manipulation Since our last Photoshop tutorial, Photoshop Tutorials: Compilation of some stunning text effects, we got so much positive feedback that we decided to put together another collection of tutorials concentrating on photo manipulation. In this post, you’ll find everything from Pencil Sketching Effect to Creating A Slow Motion Bullet Shot Effect in Photoshop. Now the hard part will be deciding which of these amazing tutorials you will use in your next creations. Creating an Abstract Watercolor Wallpaper There are plenty of ways to create a Watercolor Effect in Photoshop. How to Apply Textures to Uneven Surfaces Applying texture to a flat surface, or flatly applying a texture across a whole image (as a means to age it or degrade it) is simple stuff. How to Turn Humdrum Photos into Cinematic Portraits ... if you work on a project that requires a stunning shot without the stunning photography, you'll be able to cobble something together using your mad skillz! Adding Texture to the Skin AHHHHH!