How to give a canvas-printed look to your images

How to give a canvas-printed look to your images

I’ve received several emails from our readers asking me to explain the method used to give a canvas-printed look to some of WeGraphics set preview images. You can see an example of this effect in action on Watercolor Splodges and Drops brushes and Angry Animal Face vectors previews. So today I’m glad to share with you some nice techniques about textures, and how they can be used in Photoshop to transform a digital work into a printed stylish image.

How to create a professional and clean web layout (with PSD-to-HTML conversion)

How to create a professional and clean web layout (with PSD-to-HTML conversion)

Our passion for web stuff grow day by day, so today we’ll learn how to create a highly-professional and clean web layout. We will see that using gradients, the noise filter and some subtle 1px lines to achieve depth, we can easily create a great web design for a wide range of uses.
As usual the post is divided in two parts: first we create the web page in photoshop and then we convert the PSD in a working HTML/CSS page ready for the web. Following this step by step walkthrough of design you’ll learn, touching with your hands the entire process to make a web page, how to design and …

Photoshop For Beginners: The Power of Layers

Photoshop For Beginners: The Power of Layers

This is the third of a series of tutorials thought for Photoshop beginners. I’ll explain in depth those features that can result difficult to understand for a newbie. In the previous two articles I’ve explained how the pen tool works and some useful extracting techniques.
Today I want to go one step backwards, and deal with Photoshop power core: layers. It’s like to ask: how does Photoshop work? The answer is: with layers. Once understood this concept, everything in Photoshop will be more clear. As always, after a brief introduction, I’ll drive you through a series of micro-tutorials to understand better this matter. Let’s start!

Create a lovely textured web design from Photoshop to HTML/CSS

Create a lovely textured web design from Photoshop to HTML/CSS

I love using subtle and soft textures to create clean web designs with an impressive visual impact. The right texture with a good use of typography can generate in simple way (saving your time) unique and absolutely creative web designs.
In this tutorial we are going to learn how to realize a nice web site layout using a nice texture. The post is divided in two parts: first we create the web page in photoshop and then we convert the PSD in a working HTML/CSS page ready for the web. Following this step by step walkthrough of design you’ll learn, touching with your hands the entire process to make a web …

Create a fantasy-horror scene in Photoshop

Create a fantasy-horror scene in Photoshop

Today I’ll drive you through the process of making a fantasy horror scene in Photoshop. We will use some of our grunge textures to realize the background scene, several Photoshop filters to create light effects and we will turn the picture of an innocent child into a diabolic character. I’ll show you how the liquify filter can be used to modify face lineaments. Inspiration derives from horror movie posters design. Are you ready to enter in the dark horror world?

FIFA World Cup 2010 wallpaper by WeGraphics

FIFA World Cup 2010 wallpaper by WeGraphics

Here at WeGraphics we love soccer, and in occasion of the most important soccer event, the FIFA Wold Cup South Africa 2010, we have created a beautiful wallpaper to celebrate the occurrence with all our readers. We are soccer lovers and designers too, so for those interested I’ve published the wallpaper case study, with some screenshot that show the process behind the final result. Which team will win the tournament? The best one, of course (or the most lucky one)!

How to design a funny Monkey T-Shirt illustration

How to design a funny Monkey T-Shirt illustration

A few days ago we published a set of tee shirts mock-up templates. Today I gonna show you how to create a nice monkey illustration and how to apply it on a t-shirt of the set. We will use Photoshop tools to modify stock images and work with shadows and color contrasts. Then we will switch to Illustrator to create the vector monkey. Even if the result can appear easy to achieve, I’m sure you will learn some new tricks with this tutorial.

New WeGraphics, official launch with premium accounts giveaway

New WeGraphics, official launch with premium accounts giveaway

There is a moment in the story of any project during which a change is necessary in order to focus efforts on the main mission of the initiative.
WeGraphics in this last 5 months has released a lot of high-quality resources for designers and many incredible tutorials, but the website was an hybrid solution between a blog and a premium stock resources website.
For this reason Sebastiano, the mind who has created WeGraphics, has felt the need of a deep change, the need of creating a website able to accomplish the real mission of wegraphics.net, that is providing unique resources for designers and writing tutorials on how to use them. We have …

Photoshop For Beginners: 6 techniques to extract anything from its background

Photoshop For Beginners: 6 techniques to extract anything from its background

This is the second of a series of tutorials thought for Photoshop beginners. I’ll explain in depth those features that can result difficult to understand for a newbi. Today I’ll show you 6 techniques you can use to extract a person/object from its background. From now on extraction won’t have secrets for you!

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