Create a 3D Text Effect Using Photoshop Layer Styles

Create a 3D Text Effect Using Photoshop Layer Styles

Photoshop layer styles are the first tool beginners learn to enhance text effects. In this tutorial I’m going to show you how powerful and flexible this tool is. We will go beyond the overused gradient overlay and 1px stroke effects. We will use patterns and some useful tricks to create a 3D text effect!

Creating Unique Grunge Patterns for Your Website Backgrounds

Creating Unique Grunge Patterns for Your Website Backgrounds

The right pattern can be the graphical element that will enhance your site design. Instead of using flat colors to fill the background, I generally prefer to play with small tileable patterns. In this way I can add a textured effect (that I love!) to the site, along with obtaining quick page loads. Patterns are very small elements, and once created, can fill the site background with a simple css property. In this tutorial I will show you how to create patterns from scratch, and how to make them stand out in your next design.

Create a Lost Fantasy Micro World with Powerful Photo Manipulation Techniques in Photoshop

Create a Lost Fantasy Micro World with Powerful Photo Manipulation Techniques in Photoshop

Today we will take a break from the ordinary stuff and go into a fantasy world. Learn how to build up your own micro society using many different pictures and some cool photo manipulation techniques.

Making a Superhero Movie Teaser Poster

Making a Superhero Movie Teaser Poster

In this tutorial I will give you an example of how to create a movie teaser poster. It will show you how to draw a mask for your character using the pen tool , blend modes and textures.
Also, I will be talking about usage of color for your environment, how to make your images sharper and I will give some tips on how to add more detail to your work.

Designing a Comic Book Cover with No Illustration

Designing a Comic Book Cover with No Illustration

As much as I’d like to be… I’m no illustrator. But often times, as a designer I’m tasked with creating a digital illustration. Lucky for me with the right reference and resources an illustration can be created without ever putting pencil to paper. In this tutorial we will explore the process behind my mock comic book cover for a book titled Tour.

How to Create a Realistic Crack Effect on a Face

How to Create a Realistic Crack Effect on a Face

Today we will learn an easy way to add crack effects to your images. We will only need a couple of textures and our Photoshop brushes to obtain a realistic end result. This tutorial is split into 9 easy-to-follow steps, with some basic Photoshop features carefully explained. Give a try!

Create an Ice Cream Type Treatment in Photoshop

Create an Ice Cream Type Treatment in Photoshop

It’s funny to see how simple objects can inspire creative type treatments. In the past I’ve played with plates, paper and wood. Today I will show you how to realize an awesome text effect using ice cream! The process is simple enough for any level Photoshop lover. We will be dealing with illustration techniques, and will explore the power of layer styles applied to custom brushes. So… give it a try!

Design a Surreal Photo Manipulation

Design a Surreal Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial I will teach you how to create a surreal image with a light color palette. Using some basic overpainting techniques combined with textured bushes, you’ll be able to make soft skin shapes and retouch stock photos of people to get an original looking illustration without the use of filters. This tutorial is inspired by an Illustration I did for the slashTHREE art community. Below you will learn some of the techniques I used in creating that image.

Design a futuristic 2011 wallpaper

Design a futuristic 2011 wallpaper

We couldn’t start the new year without a Photoshop tutorial on how to realize a high-style 2011 wallpaper! Let’s create together a futuristic type treatment in 16 easy-to-follow steps. We will deal in particular with layer masks and light effects. Also I will show you the power of layer styles and how they can be used to realize awesome text effects.

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