950+ Photoshop Tutorials To Keep Your Skillset Updated I know how much everyone loves tutorials, I know I love writing them too. Well in this post I have taken my time to roundup some Photoshop Tutorials and some Photoshop Roundups that I think is valid to be featured in this post. I know quite a few people are going to love me for this, but let’s keep it professional. Design a Brilliant Product Advertisement Source Create a Stunning 3D Liquid Explosion Artwork Source Design a Slick 3D Ice Text Effect Source Logo Design Tips: Letterspacing & Typefaces Source Make a Retro-Space Typography Poster with Colorful Lights Source Create a Grunge Snowboard Poster for the Winter Olympics – Photoshop Tutorial Source 60 Tutorials Creating High Quality Design Icons Source 31 Outstanding Logo Tutorials Source 20 Amazing Tutorials to Help you Make Icons Source 20 Tutorials for Creating HDR Images Source 55+ Exceptional Logo Design Tutorials Source 17 WordPress Theme Design Tutorials Source 15 Fresh and Quality Text Effect Tutorials Source Source Source Source Source Source Source
44 Grunge Photoshop Tutorials What’s up today? We’ve actually compiled a whole array of creative grunge tutorials so you can infuse staggering grungy styles into your artworks using Photoshop. Lately the grunge effect is known to be an enormously popular trend in web design, and basically it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon. So if you want to really wild on your grunge designs, you may now explore different techniques in Photoshop that can give your artwork some textured, aged and uneven looks with rusting metal signs, dirty spots, grunge patterns, scorched borders, or overall distressed accents. Head blow off effect Designing a typographic concept poster Distressed effects in Photoshop The new way to create 3D text Create a rough woody text effect with wood splinters texture in Photoshop How to design an impressive graphic tee in Photoshop How to make a worn vintage beach ad in Photoshop Design an awesome geometric shaped typography with grungy background in Photoshop Creating a retro grunge poster
12 Beginner Tutorials for Getting Started With Photoshop This series is supported by Ben & Jerry's Joe, Ben & Jerry's new line-up of Fair Trade and frozen iced coffee drinks. Learn more about it here. Adobe Photoshop, the ubiquitous and industry standard graphics software for photographers, designers, digital artists, as well as casual enthusiasts, can be a baffling application to understand the first time you fire it up. Luckily, littered across the vast space of the web are tutorials in all shapes and sizes that will help you get up and running in no time. In this post, I've pieced together 12 excellent Photoshop tutorials geared toward beginners. If you're a complete novice or a casual user of this software, you've stopped by the right place. Because this is specifically for beginners — and because Photoshop's robust set of features is near-bottomless — I've skipped intermediate and advanced topics such as drawing with the Pen tool and working with 3D effects. If you have tips for aspiring Photoshoppers, share them in the comments below. 1.
Photoshop Quick Tip: Create a Dragan Style Portrait Effect in 5 Steps If you’re a photo buff of any level, you’ve most likely heard of or seen the amazing work of Andrzej Dragan. His portraits have a very high contrast and color style all their own. The effect is stunning and eye catching. It reveals a lot about the subject that the naked eye doesn’t get to see. A similar effect can be created in Photoshop with just a few simple steps. Here’s a look at what we’ll be doing with this portrait. Step 1 First up, lets add a Levels adjustment layer, and adjust the levels to something close to what I have below. Step 2 Now lets add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and take the saturation down. Step 3 Now lets add a Curves adjustment layer to further adjust the contrast and highlights. Step 4 Now we’re going to increase the sharpness considerably using the High Pass Filter. Now set this layer’s blending mode to Overlay. Step 5 For this final step we’re going to bring out some of the details in his face using the dodge and burn tools. Below is the final image.
8 Cheat Sheet Wallpapers for Designers and Developers Web designers and developers have a lot to remember, from keyboard shortcuts to function names. That’s why it’s handy to have cheat sheets near by for a quick reference. Most people like to print out there cheat sheets on paper and have them sitting on their desk, but another convenient place for a cheat sheet is right on your computers desktop in the form of a wallpaper. Here we’ve rounded up a few very useful cheat sheets for web designers and developers that can be used as desktop wallpapers. Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts Color Theory Quick Reference Poster Periodic Table of Typefaces The Anatomy of Type Web Accessibility Checklist TextMate Shortcuts jQuery 1.3 Cheat Sheet WordPress Help Sheet About the Author Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. Related Posts 1932 shares 8 Must-have Cheat Sheets for Web Designers and Developers Read More 2750 shares Photoshop CS6 Cheat Sheet
Photoshop Tutorial: Master Polygons Part 1 Download some of the tutorial files here Thanks go out to Ryan Barber for this tutorial. See more of his work at Step 1 The first phase involves tracing a series of triangles on top of a photograph, in Adobe Illustrator. Step 2 You can lock the image in one of two ways. Step 3 Now that your image is locked you are ready to apply the Pen tool, so activate this now. Step 4 The next step is to set up the weight of our Pen tool’s stroke. Step 5 It is now time to start mapping out a series of adjacent triangles on top of the base photo. Step 6 Select the first triangle and then copy it by pressing Cmd/Ctrl+C. Step 7 Activate the Direct Selection tool by pressing the A key. Step 8 Copy the second triangle by pressing Cmd/Ctrl+C. Step 9 Most triangles will share one common side with another triangle, but some triangles will only share a portion of another triangle’s side. Step 10 Step 11 You’ve got your grid ready – now it’s time for the polygons. Step 12 To be continued…
Surreal images created by Romanian Photoshop artist Caras Ionut By Emma Thomas Published: 13:34 GMT, 5 November 2013 | Updated: 16:11 GMT, 5 November 2013 An elephant balances perilously on a tiny cartwheel and a young girl dangles her legs from a swing thousands of feet in the air. These surreal images may make you want to look twice as the everyday is blended with the unusual using Photoshop. Photographer and artist Caras Ionut has created the stunning images by twisting his own, ordinary photographs into bizarre and otherworldly creations. Surreal: Artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitially assembles surreal landscapes and portraits. Precarious: Impossible physical feats like this elephant balancing on a wheel (left) are made possible in the 'dreamlike' artworks. Manipulation: This stag's antlers have been re-imagined as trees complete with nesting birds and This little girl takes a ride on a huge fish in Caras Ionut's artwork Going for a walk: This child is walking a huge bison across a wasteland in the picture by Ionut
serge salat: beyond infinity immersive installation sep 16, 2011 serge salat: beyond infinity immersive installation ‘beyond infinity’, an immersive installation by french artist and theorist serge salat ‘beyond infinity’, a multisensory installation by french artist and theorist serge salat, interweaves mirrors, light, music, and fractal art in an architecture that conflates visitors’ perceptions of space. sponsored by buick cars and usable during the events as a vehicle showroom, the work is installed at shanghai’s westgate mall from september 16th through 18th, 2011. measuring 12.45 by 10.8 meters at a height of 3.8 meters, the structure is completely closed, composed of a steel infrastructure with honeycomb aluminum panels covered in mirrors. view looking into the third ‘room’ in the sequence: the circular and triangular infinite staircases the ‘infinite fault’ when exiting from the red grid the ‘hyper cross’, the fifth ‘room’ architectural plan process photograph: assembling the staircases video tour through the space
Art and Design News - Part 12 Wastebasket Basketball Published on May 31st, 2013 | by Ieva Kazakeviciute This will raise the accuracy at least twice around your office. (link)... Read More → Bat Peg Clips Published on May 30th, 2013 | by Ieva Kazakeviciute Fun peg clips might even help you lure your kids into helping you with the laundry! Utter Mouth Vase Don’t leave this vase starving! Creative Clocks Really, who are we kidding? Forest in Your Living Room Published on May 29th, 2013 | by Ieva Kazakeviciute What’s your guess: massive window or wall mural? Banana Pool Table Good old game of pool has gone completely bananas. Cookie Cushions Resting becomes a whole lot sweeter on these! En El Cielo (In Heaven) Published on May 28th, 2013 | by Ieva Kazakeviciute In love, in heaven. DIY Clouds Defy the laws of nature with this portable DIY rain-free cloud! Dripping Paint Table by John Nouanesing “Paint or die but love me” dripping paint table by John Nouanesing.
85 Free High Quality Silhouette Sets Initially silhouette was applied on portraits or pictorial which were be used for thin black card. But nowadays, we can easily find silhouette images in many media forms like artworks, illustration, photography, movies, graphic design or even fashion and fitness. Modern designers use silhouette to create dramatic effect in many art works because silhouette emphasizes the outline and view of an object. The mystery of silhouette objects create a space for viewers’ imagination. Apple’s iPod advertisement is a successful example of using silhouette. This week, we’ve managed to compiled 85 free high quality silhouette sets to speed up your designing job. People Businessmen Silhouettes Pack 01 (12 shapes) Businessmen Silhouettes Pack 02 (12 shapes) Business People Pack 03 (41 shapes) Business People Pack 04 (40 shapes) His Res Male Silhouettes (22 shapes) Businesswomen Pack 02 (24 shapes) Businesswomen Pack 01 (23 shapes) Sexy Girls (212 shapes) Female Silhouettes (15 shapes) Stock Girls (8 shapes)
The 35 best Photoshop plugins | Photoshop In this article we've lined up some of the best Photoshop plugins available for Adobe Creative Cloud's photo editing giant. Photoshop is an amazing tool – capable of producing sublime images, high-quality video and very passable renders for 3D art. All this power offers a world of possibilities – but occasionally it's worth adding a few optional extras to get the most out of your investment. There's a plethora of plugins available for PS users, but we've selected the best of those that you can download and use straight away. Publisher: Filter ForgePrice: $149-$399 (now with 80% discount $29 - $79)Good for: Photographers, photo editors, graphic designers, 3D artists Currently in version 6.0, Filter Forge offers 11 thousands of filter effects and textures, covering almost every application you can imagine. 63 Photoshop shortcuts to speed up your workflow Publisher: Alien SkinPrice: $129 (free trial available)Best for: Designers 01. Publisher: FontselfPrice: £43Good for: Designers 02. 03. 04.
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Create A Grisly Zombie Illustration With A Pen Tablet Halloween is almost here, and I’m sure some of you need to do some last minute graphics for a client project or maybe so graphics for your Halloween party. So in this intermediate tutorial you will learn how to create a zombie illustration with a pen tablet from a photo. Have fun utilizing the Blob Brush and Eraser tool in recreating this tutorial or apply these techniques to other ghoulish illustrations! Final Image Below is the final zombie illustration we will be working towards. Tutorial Details Program : Adobe Illustrator CS4 (This tutorial use the Blob Brush, a tool specific to CS4. Step 1 First, you need to find a scary or angry portrait to trace. Step 2 Create a new document in Illustrator, go File > Place, navigate to the folder with your image, and click the Place button. Step 3 Once placed, use the Selection tool (V) and scale the image to your desired size. Step 4 For tracing the image. Step 5 Now that we have our Blob Brush (Shift + B) settings, we can start tracing the image.
Eye Sharpening - Photoshop Tutorial - 416 Studios With this tutorial you can create amazing, bright eyes within minutes. First retouch, adjust levels and do all necessary colour corrections on your image. With a Lasso Tool (L) select the eyes (hold Shift key to add to selection). Hit Ctrl+J to copy selection to a new layer. You can copy the whole layer instead of selecting eyes but applying the filter to the large area like this may take a while on slower computers. Use Smart Sharpen filter on the eyes, the choice of right settings will depend on the size of your file. Add a layer mask to the sharpened layer, then using a white soft brush on 50% bring back paint only iris’ and pupils to expose the sharpened eyes. Using levels brighten the whole picture and then copy mask from previous layer to select only eyes by holding Alt while dragging the sharpened mask (“layer 1” in the pic) onto the “levels 2” layer. Reduce opacity of the colour layer to make the eyes look more natural. And voilà, the image is ready.