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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.

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.

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.

The Peoples Fashion Destination - Chictopia 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.

The Designer Pad - Straight To The&HeART I consider myself a very crafty person and love everything handmade. I'm always delighted to see how others use their creativity to transform everyday materials into something unexpected and beautiful. When I stumbled upon these lovely heart pieces in Bloesem I was immediately seduced by them, especially by their sculptural vive. These personalized handmade Hearts are the creation of Brit artist Veronika, founder of the design studio Sarah & Bendrix. Inspiring And Colorful Google Headquarters In Zurich Imagine a life where you would feel more comfortable and entertained at work than at home. Well, I think that Google employees in Zurich can say that they are experiencing it everyday. Designed to be comfortably inspiring, Google’s Zurich Headquarters spreads over more than 12,000 square meters and each space composing the interior symphony was carefully designed to boost the effectiveness level among employees in a relaxed, playful and colorful manner. Designed by Swiss architecture studio Camenzind Evolution, these informal spaces surprise you at first sight with a wide array of things to enjoy, like the slide, pool tables, gym or urban-inspired taxi cabins. Bold colors and modern inspiration have played a huge role in the interior design and the fact that each space gives a certain vibe shows how intuitive and tolerant they are with their staff. What is your favorite thing at your own office space?

Free Texture Packs To Spice Up Your Designs - Noupe Design Blog - StumbleUpon Feb 25 2011 Every day we try our best to present to you some useful tips, dear reader, to inspire you with fresh ideas and to try out new things. Today, we’ve prepared a nice collection of free texture packs that you just may have been looking for to freshen up your designs you’re working on. Enjoy! High Resolution Texture Pack 5 High Resolution Brick & Tile Textures 9 High Resolution Metal Surface Textures Starry Textures 4 Free High Resolution Grunge Textures 5 High Resolution Grungy Paper Textures 10 High Resolution Grungy Surface Textures 46 High-Quality Graffiti Textures High Resolution Fabric Texture Pack 6 High Resolution Sand and Seashell Textures 27 High Resolution Watercolor Textures 12 Free Grungy Bokeh Textures 27 High-Res Playdough Textures 8 High Resolution Screen Print Ready Textures 30 High-Res Foam Dot Textures 14 High Resolution Paper & Canvas Textures 12 High Resolution Denim Textures 11 Free High Resolution Fabric Textures 10 Free High Resolution Wood Textures Wood Textures (ik)

Shipping Container Home Office in San Francisco, California Shipping containers continue to be a popular choice within the design world. Over the last few weeks we have encountered several implementations including the Shipping Container Guest House and of course the beautifully constructed Shipping Container Starbucks location. Both of these have been awesome ways of incorporating containers on the exterior area of a residence, but what about on the interior? This is exactly what San Francisco, California based couple Jeff Wardell and Claudia Sagan did in their 127 foot loft. The industrialized apartment was complemented nicely by the addition of two shipping containers that are used as the home’s guest bedroom and home office.