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30 Abstract PSD Tutorials

30 Abstract PSD Tutorials
Jun 11 2010 By Janos Racz Abstract works have many uses in design: they can serve as a vibrant desktop background, a mysterious webdesign header or they can be beautiful art pieces by themselves. What’s more, abstract design has many forms, and not too many limitations. But once you have an idea, it’s always good to know how to actually implement those to get the desired results. Useful Abstract Photoshop Tutorials Chroma WallpapersThe article shows how to make a great abstract composition combining a 3D-looking base with some additional effects. Create a Wavy Blackberry Style Wallpaper DesignThis wavy abstract design is brought to you buy Fabio Sasso, featured on PSDTuts. How to Create Brilliant Light Streaks in PhotoshopVarious lightning effects are important parts of almost every absract design. Windows Vista Aurora Effect Photoshop TutorialTutorials on re-creating certain popular and commonly used effects are always popular. Related:  Photoshop et ses tutosArt & Design TutorialsPhotoshop Help & Inspiration

Sparkly Rays Tutorial In this tutorial we will learn how to create vector rays in a simple and efficient way, using a Wave filter in Photoshop and the Gradient Mesh Tool in Adobe Illustrator. This technique was developed by my friend Yemz. Step 1 Launch Photoshop and create a new document 600 x 600 px in size. Choose the Gradient Tool (G) and set the gradient colors, I chose a cool color palette. Fill the background with the created gradient. Step 2 Now go to Filter > Distort > Wave and by controlling the sliders in the dialog box, select the type of effect. Take the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) and select the entire workspace, and copy it Command + C. Step 3 Open Adobe Illustrator and paste the image in its workspace Command + V. Go to Object > Create Gradient Mesh and set 5 rows and 50 columns in the dialog window. With the Direct Selection Tool (V) reduce the width of the object. Step 4 Holding the Option key, drag the object to the right, creating multiple copies. Step 5 Reduce the inner radius of the arc. Step 6

35 Lighting Effect Tutorials PSD Don't Forget to participate in a contest where you can win an amazing e-Commerce template from TemplateMonster. Adobe Photoshop is a perfect tool to add flare to images and give them some nice effects which increase the beauty of that image. One of the commonly used effects in Photoshop is the lighting effect which is mainly used for creating the feeling of creativity, technology, magic, and fantasy. In this post we have collected 35 most useful tutorials about creating lighting effect in Adobe Photoshop and we are sure after going thorough this post, you will be able to glow your artwork in a very creative manner. Feel free to share your opinion with us. Create an Adrenaline Filled Car Chase Scene In today’s tutorial we are going to use many techniques to turn several stock photos into an action packed car chase scene with explosions and weapons fire. Design a Coldplay/Apple Inspired Portrait in Photoshop Create a Futuristic Music Player Interface in Photoshop Lost in Space Typography

40+ Hand-picked Icon Design Photoshop Tutorials Editor’s note: For a newer, updated version of this post, check it out here. We know we can always count on the Internet for free quality icons, but that being said, free icons sometimes might have it’s limitation too. Here’s few we can quickly think of: Copyright. Most free icons restricts usage on non-commercial product/website only.Size. Don’t you just hate it when you found your favorite icon but it’s only a 32×32 and you wish they have a bigger version? Creating your own icon not only overcome above mentioned problem, at the same time you gain and brush up your Photoshop skills. Showcases Icon design for your inspiration Icon design: Sketch vs. 50 App Icon Designs iOS Icon designs – lorem ipsum Icon Design Tutorials Check out these following icon design tutorials. 45 clever Photoshop tricks Here are a total of 45 Photoshop tips and tricks you wish you’d know sooner.

41 Nicest Photoshop Photo Effects [Photoshop Tutorials] Looking at how powerful Photoshop can be in terms of photo editing, it’s probably not important if you suck at taking photographs or being labeled an amateur photographer. As long as you picked up a couple of Photoshop photo editing skills, it will still impress those who sees it. So the next time you want to publish some photos online, consider editing them so they look more impressive. Mental Wave Explosion EffectHow to create a crazy explosion, like a mix of Magneto’s ability with Peter Petrelli’s power.

32 Gradient Tutorials PSD and AI In my opinion gradient effects are very hard to master, all the beautiful vector icons, illustrations are made on basis of good gradient usage. Gradient mesh tool in Illustrator is the most powerful one, learn how to use it correctly and understand what can be done with it. I found many beautiful tutorials and ordered them from instructional to intermediate tutorials to lead you easier through learning process. I think you should get great starting point here and even if you’re experienced designer, you should find some new tips here definitely. This article completes gradient article series, make sure you read through them all: Put them in good use and here Part 4 starts: 1. How do you make a gradient bend to the shape you are creating? 2. In the following tutorial you will be given an introduction to using of mesh tool. 3. Very simple tutorial showing you gradient mesh feature in easy to follow example. 4. 5. 6. 7. This tutorial will show you basic overview about these tools. 8. 9. 10.

Design Watercolor Effect Menu This is a two-part tutorial on how to create an artistic and un-typical CSS list menu as seen on Web Designer Wall. In the first part (this article), I will show you how to design a watercolor effect menu in Photoshop. Then in next tutorial, I will show you how to slice the menu and code in CSS. If you need some inspiration on creating an artistic menu, visit our previous post on artistic websites. Ready? Let's begin Part 1. Download Photoshop file Preview Here is a preview of the final image: 1. First you need to find a notepaper stock image. Cutout the notepaper and apply 2px drop shadow effect. 2. Cmd + click on the notepaper layer to load the selection. Create a new layer. Repeat this step until you get multi layers of watercolor effects. 3. Find some coffee stain images, paste it in and set the layer blending mode to Multiply. Dirty and splatter effect: download and use the splatter or watercolor Photoshop brushes from Bittbox. Add some pencil sketch illustrations. 4. 5. 6. 7.

45+ Excellent Photo Enhancement Tutorials for Photoshop Toolkits Photo enhancement and photo manipulation are, essentially, two different disciplines in Photoshop. The concept of enhancing an image is to improve or change the quality without adding or deleting anything. We have previously looked at photo manipulation tutorials for Photoshop, so today we are bringing you a collection of photo enhancement tutorials, most of which will change the look of your image slightly, very dramatically or somewhere in between. The majority of these tutorials use non-destructive methods of enhancement, such as adjustment layers, but always remember to work on a copy of your image so that you retain the original. Photo Enhancement Tutorials for Photoshop Enhancing Your Images in Photoshop A simple technique to enhance your most ordinary photos. Enhancing Photos with High Pass Filter Learn how to enhance an image in Photoshop using the High Pass filter and blending modes. How to Create the Instagram Gothic Effect Another Instagram effect tutorial. Conclusion

AI Plasma Tutorial 6. June 2011, 06:17 Tutorials, Illustrator Few weeks ago I published some „plasma fibres“ illustrations on Forst and Dribbble and promised that I will also publish a simple tutorial, how to do it. So now the tutorial for Adobe Illustrator is finally here! The first step is creating the background, which consists of 2 layers (rectangles). For this upper layer we set the transparency to 20% so the background will be nearly black. After that we can start with main objects – create a circle without a stroke, filled with circular black and white gradient (used colors are: black, 50% gray, black) – see the picture: And now the main trick! Now we just create other objects – you can duplicate the one we created or you can draw some new ones. We can also add some „stars“ – stars are just circles with basic circular gradient. You should also play with the effect and try to draw various objects and use the gray gradients, gradient mesh or gray brushes. Final illustration More examples of this effect

Vintage collage techniques - Classic Photoshop Tutorial Layer found images and handmade elements with Photoshop and Illustrator techniques for a witty, retro style that’s got dozens of uses. If you want to provide an instant flashback to a bygone era while letting your creativity shine through, few techniques are as versatile as a collage made up of vintage elements. It allows you to pick and choose from the distinctive motifs, patterns and colours of an age, but the way in which you combine them is entirely up to you. There’s something wonderfully tongue-in-cheek about a really good vintage collage: if you’ve done your research carefully and found good enough sources, it’ll look so retro that it borders on the kitsch. In this tutorial, Murilo Maciel demonstrates that researching and finding the images to use in a collage is half the fun. Step 1First of all, think about elements that relate to our subject. Step 2Before we touch the mouse, let’s get our hands dirty.

Un Visage dans la fumée avec Photoshop ~ HOCINE COM Un Visage dans la fumée avec Photoshop Bienvenu dans ce nouveau tutoriel, dans ce dernier nous allons illustrer un visage dans de la fumée en utilisant quelques technique et bien sûr Photoshop. Et voilà un aperçu du résultat final. Pour commencer le travail, vous devez télécharger le pack de ressource suivant puis ouvrez un nouveau document de 1400x1400 pixels, résolution 72Dpi , couleurs RVB8bits avec un fond gris #141414. Ensuite importez l'image suivante dans votre document Désaturez-la en allant dans Menu > Image > Réglages > Désaturation (Ctrl+Shift+U). Puis allez dans Menu > Filtre > Galerie des filtres > Esthétiques > Contours Lumineux . Ensuite changez son mode de fusion en Eclaircir . Maintenant prenez l'outil pinceau (B) et choisissez les brushes fumée Puis créez un nouveau calque et ajoutez dessus de la fumée comme le montre l'image ci-dessous. Créez un autre calque et ajoutez dessus juste une seule forme de fumée Et voilà le résultat final

70 AI CS5 Tutorials Once or twice a week I like to come up with articles that really expose my viewers to the various types of tutorials that they need to get their latest designs off the ground. I have rounded up an amazing collection of high quality Illustrator CS5 tutorials that you will definitely benefit from. In this post, you’ll find everything from designing a clean retro 3D arcade text effect to creating a beautiful vector portrait. So what are you waiting for…why not try one out? How To Create a Cool Chrome Text Effect in Illustrator How To Create a Cool Chrome Text Effect in Illustrator Retro 3D Arcade Text Effect in Illustrator Retro 3D Arcade Text Effect in Illustrator Create a Variety of 3D Lettering Effects for Poster Design Create a Variety of 3D Lettering Effects for Poster Design Learn to Create a Variety of Script Lettering Learn to Create a Variety of Script Lettering Create An Editable Metal Type Treatment Create An Editable Metal Type Treatment Grungy 3D Text In Illustrator

53 Killer Photoshop Illustrator Effects and Tutorials - Noupe Design Blog May 04 2008 It’s always fun to experiment different techniques and learn how to work with various aspects of Adobe Photoshop to spice up boring pictures and make them into works of arts and masterpieces. So, if you’re interested in learning some new skills, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced user, these Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials are for you. Below you will find an incredible amount of amazing colorful artwork to inspire any designer, also we’ve selected some of the best adobe tutorials hand picked to enhance or highlight whatever action is going on in the photo. Neon and Glow Effects Tutorials Create cool neon effects- Tony Ariawan shows you how to use warping, layer masks and simple colour tweaking for a high-tech look that’s out of this world. Creating a Glowing Neon Effect in Illustrator- Create a glowing neon effect in your illustration that can grab an audience’s attention with its beauty and uniqueness. More Neon and Glow Effects All things Beautiful Pakarabanu

Tutorial: More Texturing- By: ledirlo This tutorial demonstrates an effect that gets so photorealistic it led to some cheating controversies in the past. Aside from the interest of the created effect it also gives key layer technique information. The only material needed is these two photos, the crumpled paper and what we want printed on it. Let's start by opening the two photos and moving the grass photo above the paper's layer; you can turn the grass layer into multiply mode and transform it to get the correct placement. In this case I chose to avoid the darkest tree parts as they don't produce a great effect on the paper. Once finished, press CTRL+I so you invert the layer mask. The selection's edges have very little chance of being perfect already so I used the smudge tool with a large soft brush to push or draw the layer mask so it fits the paper edges perfectly. Now time for using the layer blending modes. You can now flatten all the texture layers to make a single object above the original background.