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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. You can always come up with new shapes and compositions with combination of various color schemes. You can create them using computer algorithms, putting it on the canvas from pure imagination, or just following a simple pattern you made up in your spare time. 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.

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Photo Effects - Tuts+ Design & Illustration Category Rose92 shares In this tutorial, we will explain how to use the vector editing and 3D capabilities of Photoshop to create rubber and glass 3D text. In the process, we will show you how to create the materials, modify the lighting, render the scene, and finally, how to enhance the color of the final result. Let's get started! In this tutorial, we will explain how to use the vector editing and 3D capabilities of Photoshop to create rubber and glass 3D text.

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. 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.

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:

50 free Photoshop actions to create stunning effects Adobe's flagship image-editing software Photoshop has a powerful programming language built-in that allows you to record tasks as an 'action' and replay the steps to complete the task automatically. Not only can you record your own but you can also import actions, opening up a whole range of effects and time-saving options – whether you're using an older CS or have signed up to the very latest Creative Cloud version. So to add to our collections of Photoshop plugins and Photoshop resources, here are some great Photoshop actions that are free to download and install, for photographers, graphic designers, game artists and more.

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. Pin it So the next time you want to publish some photos online, consider editing them so they look more impressive.

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.

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. 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

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). 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. He goes one step further, finding some fairly messy but original ways to create some of the elements by hand, using everything from coffee to a plastic bag, with surprising results.

Must-Learn Photo Manipulation Tutorials You'll Enjoy Checking Out – You The Designer Tutorials July 17, 2011 As requested, here are some of the best photo-manipulation tutorials online. These tutorials are great, not just because the final products are good, but because you can use one or more of the theories you’ll learn from them to create your very own masterpieces. It is not often that you can actually mix and match certain techniques on Photoshop, but we’re pretty sure you’ll find a few here that you can make use of any day. So here they are, some of the most helpful photo-manipulation tutorials to aid you in learning Photoshop further.

Tutorial: More Texturing- Photoshopcontest.com 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.

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