Sunday, May 31, 2009

May-- Best of the Web 2009

A lot of the tutorials featured this month used some of the most basic tools in Photoshop to create stunning designs for all levels of designers. This was also a special month for freebies because there is an extremely detailed and high quality icon pack that everyone should check out. Finally this month features articles that are informative for every type of designer, whether you are into logo design, or webpage design.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

45 How-to Web Design Tutorials in Photoshop

While many web designers create mockups in Adobe Fireworks and Dreamweaver, no design program gives you quite so much control as Adobe Photoshop. The lessons collected here will show you how to create gorgeous and functional complete websites, blogs, layouts, nav menus and headers in Photoshop.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Free 10-Week Adobe Illustrator Course!

This class will be taught by Steve Laskevitch, founder and lead instructor at Seattle’s Luminous Works Training Center. Steve is consistently rated one of the top 5 Adobe Certified Instructors in the world.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

10 Typography rules every designer should know!

No matter how many bells and whistles you’ve built into a website, everyone relies on text to accomplish whatever they’re visiting the site to do.
That alone should make typography, the art of arranging type, a priority for any web designer.
In this article we take a look at 10 easy rules to keep in mind when designing your next web project.


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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Basic Introduction to Typography

Typography plays a big role in graphic design and many designers are very passionate or opinionated about it. For this reason it is a very hot topic in design circles.

Developing your own skills in typography will take time and it can be one of the hardest things to get right. It is best to get a solid understanding of the basics as soon as possible in your education and career.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

30 Best Photoshop Abstract Effect Tutorials

PhotoshopLady.com has come up with the 30 Best Photoshop Abstract Effect Tutorials of All Time. This is a great collection!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dekepod video-Photoshopping High Art

Experienced photo retouchers make small fortunes by Photoshopping models and celebrities to make them appear even thinner and more youthful than in real life. In this dekePod video, Deke takes us back to a time when ideas of beauty were very different, the High Renaissance, back when body fat was a thing to be envied. He takes the ample proportions of Raphael’s Maddalena and transforms her into a well sculptured, slim and trim, modern day beauty.

Friday, May 15, 2009

What are layer styles in Photoshop?

Layer styles are special effects that can be quickly and easily applied to individual layers in Photoshop to drastically change the appearance of something in very little time.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

5 creative reflections all created in Photoshop

You see reflections everywhere in design, whether you realize it or not. You see them used in graphics, commercials, products, and even websites. This tutorial will outline how to create 5 of the most widely used types of reflections in design. Feel free to download the attached PSD if you’d like to work on the same document.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Artist uses Photoshop to create amazing self-portraits

Pierre Beteille, a talented French artist, creates remarkable images by digitally modifying his self-portraits in Adobe Photoshop.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Color tools and Resources for Photoshop

Choosing a color scheme for your project can be one of the most difficult and most important decisions that you make during the design process. Within the last several years there have been quite a few advances in technology and resources related to this subject. This article is a roundup of some of the best new applications, resources, articles, and tutorials for choosing a color scheme for your project.

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Friday, May 8, 2009

15 AWESOME Photoshop brush websites

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How to create Photoshop brushes!

Creating Photoshop brushes is surprisingly easy. To do it well, though, takes planning, creativity, and talent. The tutorials below cover the basic steps for creating Photoshop brushes.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Free Chapters PS CS4 for Photographers

Here are some free sample chapters from the new book Real World Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers. You'll learn about blending modes, dodging and burning by hand, using history to make adjustments, and soft-proofing an image for print...

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

ULTIMATE collection of Free PS shape downloads!

Photoshop users are able to benefit from the vast amount of high-quality resources that are freely available to the community. Brushes get a lot of attention, but custom shapes are also extremely useful in the right situations. Finding a custom shape that has already been created can save you some time and headaches in your design, and fortunately there is a very wide variety of custom shapes available.

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