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.
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.
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.
In this Photoshop tutorial you'll learn to add depth to a two dimensional layout using simple shadows and highlights.
In this Photoshop tutorial we'll be experimenting with layers and styles to create a cool glowing orb and dial effect.
In this Photoshop tutorial I'll show you how to create those great old time photo corners while exploring in depth the Bevel and Emboss filter with it's Contour feature. We'll also use various Layer Styles and Blend Modes for our final result.
In this Photoshop tutorial I'll show you how to create Windows Vista icons using a few basic layers, creative layer styles and some web 2.0 gradients.