In this Photoshop tutorial I\'m going to show you how to create a cool photo effect while you learn a thing or two about gradient masks, and a few stock Photoshop filters.
It seems like the big thing to do these days is play handmade objects and ideas from the physical world into graphic and web designs, so in this tutorial you\'ll learn how to add pencil drawn elements into your designs.
It's always fun to get an email from a reader with a very specific request. In this case the request was for a tutorial based on the the car stereo style navigation bar used in Volkswagen's website.
I've had quite a few emails since posting the Copper Rivet tutorial asking how I created the stitched text in my final image. So in this Photoshop tutorial I'll show you how to convert text to a path and how to stitch that path using a custom brush set.
In this Photoshop tutorial I'll show you how to create an old world style wax seal using just a few layers, layer styles and the pen tool.
In this second installment we'll take the pattern created in Part I and use it to create a heavy damask fabric by adding layer styles and a few unique layers.
I received an overwhelming response to the Creating Custom Patterns and Hero Header Part I tutorials asking for a comprehensive tutorial on creating complex repeating patterns, especially the heavy damask style that I have such an obvious affinity for. This one is for all of you who want so badly to dig even deeper into this technique.
It seems like everywhere I look these days designers are using more and more handmade objects in their work. From pencil sketches and fabric scans to paper scraps and household odds and ends these items are making their way into our work. In this Photoshop tutorial you'll learn how to create a retail hang tag.
In this Photoshop tutorial I'll show you how to create an Alpha Channel using the Calculations dialog and we'll use it to get a really great abstract colorized photo effect.
They say that imitation is the greatest form of flattery, but I say it can also be a valuable learning tool. Whether you're a novice guitarist attempting to play along with your favorite Hendrix tune, or an developing designer with aspirations as lofty, imitation can be a valuable way to hone your skills.