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20 PSD Tuts That Will Turn You Into A Photoshop Guru Many people can use Photoshop, but only a select few can call themselves gurus. Learn all the methods in the 20 tutorials below and you’ll be well on your way to joining this elite. Rather than focus on tuts for beginners, intermediates or advanced users, we’ve simply chosen ones which produce jaw-dropping effects. All of them are easy to follow, although most do require at least some prior knowledge and experience. 1. Colorful Plexi Text Effect Follow this tutorial to create dazzling, multi-layered, semi-transparent lettering, with a Perspex-like quality. 2. 3D Pixel Stretch Effect File this tutorial under “simple but effective”. 3. Turn a simple cityscape into a torrentially flooded wasteland. 4. Become the master of light and glow on Photoshop with this brief, easy-to-follow guide. 5. Use masking tools, layers, gradients and lines to turn your favorite piece of 3D text into something more colorful and commercial. 6. 7. This tutorial is so versatile. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

The 100 best free fonts | Design In this freshly updated free fonts for designers post, we bring you the world's best free fonts. We've filtered out the diamonds from the thousands of less perfectly designed free fonts available online, for you to use in your designs and illustrations. Get Adobe Creative Cloud now This list represents the 55 best free fonts we've found in eight categories. You can use the drop-down menu at the top of the page, or the boxout, right, to jump to the section you want. Don't forget, we have many other articles covering specialist font types including handwriting fonts, kids' fonts, cursive fonts, beautiful fonts, web fonts, professional fonts and more. Most of the typeface collections listed here can be used in your projects for free, but please be sure to check the terms. Serif fonts 01. This free serif display font takes inspiration from the late 18th century European Enlightenment and the work type designer John Baskerville. 02. Lora is a free font that has its roots in calligraphy. 03.

Achieving a Vintage Look Through Color Tones in Photoshop CS - StumbleUpon 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. This photo is the result of adjusting the color curves, adding two vignettes, and a color fill, which we will walk through step-by-step. First, open your photo in Photoshop and make sure your foreground color is set to white in your side tool bar. You will see the above dialogue box. Now, switch your foreground color to black, and repeat the same steps as above by creating a new fill layer, but this time, check the box that says Reverse, and leave the Scale at 100 and adjust the Angle to 150 degrees. As you can see here, there should be three layers – your Background image, then your two gradient layers. Now, let’s adjust the color curves.

100+ Creative Web Designs 2012 Below you’ll find 100+ creative website designs 2012. We sincerely hope that you’ll enjoy all of them. And don’t forget to share your thoughts on the footers issue in the comments section to the post. One way to easily define the tone and mood of a website is to use a big background image. You must have noticed the increasing trend of using ribbons in web design. Typography is one of the most important aspect of successful website design and the layout of website’s typography can make it stand out from the crowd or can break the whole design.Especially in 2011,a new trend has begun to gain strength and that is utilizing huge and bold fonts to attract visitors. Parallax scrolling has been used in computer games for years – it is the effect where the background remains static and the foreground scrolls vertically or horizontally, or vice versa – the foreground remains static and the background moves. Here’s a collection of beautiful website header designs for inspiration!

Photoshop - StumbleUpon 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.

5 Signs You Need to Fire Your Logo Designer Any designer who tells you that logo creation is easy is clearly running their operation from the back of a Chevy Aveo. Logo design is more, much more, than coming up with a font and a mascot; it has to clearly communicate not only the message of the product, but also the brand in an evocative and visually appealing manner. If you’ve hired a logo designer that has done any of the following five things, then have his Aveo towed from your premises immediately. 1. Use Other People’s Images Not only could this hideous mistake result in a wholly unoriginal logo, it could also be legally problematic. You see, although your logo designer might have used a copyrighted image in a slightly unusual way (traced it, digitized it or used a slightly different color scheme), it is still copyright infringement, and it is quite easy to trace using such sophisticated and James Bond-ian electronic tools as Google. 2. 3. 4. 5. Designer 1: I have an idea for the logo design for the Temecula dental office.

The Peoples Fashion Destination - Chictopia UX design portfolio: Web applications, mobile and hardware products This is a detailed portfolio listing with newer projects first. Other views: projects from the early days of the Web, some featured portfolio samples, and portfolio by category. WorldPay – Design & run a usability study on a moble credit card processing app Problem: WorldPay wanted user feedback on a new app, WorldPay Mobile. It runs on Android and iOS, and allows merchants to process credit and debit transactions wherever they have an Internet connection. Part of the challenge was setting up a study for a mobile device. Solution: I designed a setup partly based on another study that I did with a colleague. Results: The study itself went well. Read a blog post about setting up a mobile usability study. WorldPay – Full redesign, strategy, mentoring, UX design, process Problem: WorldPay needed a new version of the Merchant Portal, reporting software they provide to users of their credit card processing services. Results: Customers said they like the updated UI and the new features. Mass.

Found & Built Typography: 10 Real-Life Physical Fonts | Designs &Ideas on Dornob People design fonts all the time … but how often is a font actually found (or even built) in real life? From giant fonts found and photographed in cities and nature to constructed fonts of all types of material, size and scale, here are ten of the most brilliant, unique and innovative physical typeface finds and designs. Rhett Dashwood did something many of us probably wish we had thought of first – or had the tenacity to pursue so thoroughly and complete so well. A closer look at this already cool-looking three-dimensional font by Adam Slowik of Bank Associates reveals that it is not only compelling in physical form (above) and in abstract rendering (below), but each letter is made using only a single shape. Hijack Your Life created this casual-but-compelling real-life human font in a single photo shoot on an overcast beach in the Netherlands . The paper cut-out alphabet rug found on Swiss Miss is perhaps the closest font featured here to something you could create yourself.