Photoshop Quick Tip: Creating Film Edge Burns

Photoshop Quick Tip: Creating Film Edge Burns

In this quick tip we’re going to take a look at using the Quick Mask Mode to define areas of a photo to apply a film edge burn. The technique is very easy to follow and can be applied quickly to any photo.

Using HDR Toning in Photoshop to Create a Fantasy Forest Scene

Using HDR Toning in Photoshop to Create a Fantasy Forest Scene

In this tutorial I’m going to show you my process for utilizing the HDR Toning feature of Photoshop CS5 in combination with a few lighting effects to create a fantasy forest scene.

Illustrator Quick Tip: Painting Shapes with the Blob Brush

Illustrator Quick Tip: Painting Shapes with the Blob Brush

In this Illustrator tip I’m going to show you how easy it is to paint vector shapes with the Blob Brush. This brush was new to Illustrator CS4, and allows for very fast and easy creation of vector shapes using a “Photoshop style” of painting.

Creating a Vintage Typography Layout in Adobe Illustrator

Creating a Vintage Typography Layout in Adobe Illustrator

Vintage style typography is classic and remains popular still today. There’s something about the hand drawn and hand placed feel of these types of layouts that is appealing and draws your eye. Lets take a look at how to create a vintage style type layout in Adobe Illustrator.

Photoshop Quick Tip: Using Content-Aware Scale

Photoshop Quick Tip: Using Content-Aware Scale

Have you ever run into a situation where your image isn’t quit wide or tall enough to fit in the space you need? Sure, you can always use the Clone Tool to try and fill it in, but there’s actually a much easier and faster way to fill the empty space using Content-Aware Scale.

How to Illustrate a Realistic Guitar Using Photoshop

How to Illustrate a Realistic Guitar Using Photoshop

In this tutorial we’re going to explore how easy it is to illustrate a guitar in Photoshop using tiny shapes, gradients and subtle shadows. Using these techniques and a good reference photo you can create an amazing amount of detail and realism. Lets jump right in.

Illustrator Quick Tip: Using the Zig Zag Filter to Create Vector Seals

Illustrator Quick Tip: Using the Zig Zag Filter to Create Vector Seals

Below is an awesome tip for creating a vector seal. Seals and badges are a classic staple in design and especially branding. There’s sort of a throw back aspect to using a seal that always appeals to me. So lets jump right in and learn how to create one in Adobe Illustrator.

Creative Round Up: Logos in the Real World

Creative Round Up: Logos in the Real World

Below is a collection of some incredibly creative uses for some of the more popular logos of today. If you’ve seen or even created something similar using your favorite logos, be sure to share a link in the comments.

How to Create A Detailed Cassette Tape in Photoshop

How to Create A Detailed Cassette Tape in Photoshop

Anyone remember audio cassettes? Back in the day, when I was a kid, we were listening to music from audio tapes and vinyl records. In this step-by-step tutorial we will reinvent the tape … again! I will walk you through the process of creating a detailed audio cassette, from scratch, in Photoshop using shapes, layer styles and filters. Interested? Let’s start!

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