Wednesday, February 25, 2009

12 Excellent Photoshop Web Design Tutorials

This article features the best Photoshop web design tutorials that teach simple effects which can be combined together to create a great website design.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"Happiness is Sort of a Trick."

Penelope Trunk is one of the most interesting and provocative writers about career happiness – and happiness in general. This is an insightful interview on various aspects of feeling "happy".

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Photoshop CS4 keyboard shortcuts

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

100 Lovely Free Textures to download

Use of texture in Web design is extremely common. Part of the reason textures are so useful to designers is the relative ease of the integrating one into a design if a high-quality textured image already exists, not to mention the endless possibilities. Fortunately, plenty of photographers and designers are willing to share their work with the rest of us so that we can use them in a number of different ways.
In this post, we’ll look at 100 different textures in a wide variety of different categories. Of course, each image is linked to the source where it can be downloaded. As with any type of freebie, be sure to read the terms and conditions or stipulations by the owner before using it in your work.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

How to create a Copper Photoshop text effect!

This is a strong and eye-catching text effect, though relatively simple to create. Courtesy of the wonderful designers over at PSDTUTS. We'll be using bevel and emboss styles, pattern overlays, and combining different techniques to mock-up the text into a related background.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Photoshop Sparkles: Add A Sparkle Trail To A Photo

In this Photoshop tutorial, we're going to learn how to add a sparkle trail to a photo, using a custom Photoshop sparkle brush we'll be creating.
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45 photo Editing tutorials for Photoshop

If you’re looking to improve a website by using Photoshop to enhance a photo to make it clearer, more interesting, or more exciting, here are 45 of the best tutorials to show you some of the possibilities.

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25 Tutorials Using Illustrator and Photoshop Together for Outstanding Results!

Photoshop and Illustrator are two of the most indispensable tools for web and graphic designers. For those of us who are always looking to learn more and improve skills, there are plenty of great tutorials out there for each of these programs.
Most designers feel a bit more comfortable in one over the other as a result of more experience or better understanding. However, sometimes the two can be used together in a way that emphasizes the strengths of each program.
In this post we’ll feature 25 of the best tutorials that utilize both Illustrator and Photoshop to create amazing results.

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Photoshop CS4 Buy or Die??? YouTube video

101 Photoshop tips in 5 minutes- YouTube video!

This video is very entertaining by one of my fave Photoshop writers Deke Mclelland from NAPP. It's like a rap video mixed with Photoshop education.

Rock On!!!

Free 10 week online Photoshop course!

In two weeks, CreativeTechs is kicking off a free, 10-week, worldwide, Photoshop course.

Jason Hoppe, an Adobe Certified Instructor, has designed a comprehensive course that covers Photoshop CS4 in detail. If you’ve been meaning to improve your Photoshop skills, now is the perfect opportunity:

Week 1, Feb 26 - Interface, Tools, and Shortcuts
Week 2, Mar 5 - Photoshop Layers
Week 3, Mar 12 - Selections
Week 4, Mar 19 - Advanced Selections
Week 5, Mar 26 - Masks
Week 6, Apr 2 - Pen Tool / Shape Layers
Week 7, Apr 9 -Drawing Tools / Brushes
Week 8, Apr 16 - Retouching
Week 9, Apr 23 - Color Correction pt 1
Week 10, Apr 29 - Color Correction pt 2

Want to enroll? Sign-up here: Photoshop course

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Transform an object in Photoshop

As you know, in Photoshop you can transform objects in lots of different ways. You can rotate, skew, warp, distort, flip horizontally and vertically. To speed up your workflow, instead of choosing Edit > Transform to see a list of the transformations available, it’s quicker and easier to just select the object you want to transform and then press Ctrl + T (Windows) or Cmd + T (Mac) to kick start the Free Transform Tool.

have fun!

Friday, February 6, 2009

12 Common Photoshop Mistakes

Below is a list of 12 common mistakes, misuses and various ways new users abuse Photoshop. I have fell victim to a few of these myself when first starting out, so I hope this article helps educate designers and other individuals new to Photoshop. I encourage all of you to add your own mistakes or tips in the comment section below.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

50 Insanely odd, Yet Cool PS brushes!

Paint splatters, floral flourishes, grunge worn patches: we love ‘em, but we’ve seen them all before. Here we’ve compiled 50 free Photoshop brushes that are unique, different, and in many cases, down-right strange. In fact, these misfit brushes are united by only one thing: awesomeness.

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Monday, February 2, 2009

70 hand drawn PS brushes, textures & icons- free download!

Here are some of the best resources you need to create hand-drawing style designs, artworks or websites. There are wood, cork and leather textures, various office brushes, photos, templates, icons and even few tutorials at the end of the article. Also,I didn’t mention hand-drawn doodles, fuzzy lines, sketches and many high-quality paper backgrounds, notes, and pins.
Just look through and take what you need!

Here they are!