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This year, Adobe Photoshop turns 25! Let’s celebrate this iconic software’s birthday by sharing with you some of the awesome resources here on Tuts+. Not only that, but for the next month, one of our premium video courses on Photoshop is free to access! Read on to find out more. 5 Photoshop Sessions to Master Sometimes just one tutorial on a topic isn’t enough and you want to learn an area of Photoshop from more than one tutorial. We have several collections of themed content, which will help you explore specific areas of design with Photoshop or a specific process, here on Tuts+. Here are my five favourite from the past few years for you to get your teeth into. Photoshop Basix Are you new to Photoshop? Have you been trying to teach yourself the basics of Photoshop, but found the amount of educational material available on the net a bit overwhelming? Photoshop Basix, by Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor…
What You’ll Be Creating Colored pencils may seem like a childish medium, but in this tutorial I’m going to show you the two-layer technique. By layering two disparate colors, you can create a non-color-crayon-box color that matches what you see in real life. We’ll start by making a swatch guide that showcases every color combination we can make, and then use that color knowledge to pencil a still life. What You’ll Need 5.25″ x 9″ piece of paper (I prefer Stonehenge) 7″ x 9″ piece of paper (I prefer Stonehenge) HB pencil Pen (optional) Ruler Color pencils: Poppy Red, Orange, Canary Yellow, True Green, Grass Green, True Blue, Ultramarine, and Violet
Advertise here with BSA Here are a nice set of PhotoShop Brushes from BittBox. I’m constantly going back and forth between Illustrator and Photoshop in my projects, and I’m starting to pretty much make everything from scratch. I often have trouble finding brushes that are big enough for what I’m doing, so I just made my own. The smallest Brush in this set is 1989px! I was limited by CS2 to 2500 pixels, so that is as big as they get. The set contains 18 brushes. Download below: I write mostly about Illustrator in this blog, but the truth is, Illustrator is only the beggining. I usually start off in vector and almost every time end up in Photoshop when it’s all said and done. Combining the vector shapes I create with…
Free Hi-Res Watercolor Photoshop Brushes
What You’ll Be Creating Young Adult Fiction is an ever-growing sector of the publishing industry, and a popular genre for self-publishers. Grown-up novels for teens need cover designs that bridge the gap between childish and mature, while exploring themes of emotional angst, growing up, relationships, family and school. Design elements can be put together to convey the mood and message of the book, as well as to directly appeal to a potential reader.
What You’ll Be Creating Australians celebrate their official national day each January 26th. There really is no better way to honor Australia Day than by hosting a BBQ event, and creating a super flyer to advertise the occasion. We’ll be using Adobe InDesign for this tutorial, hopping briefly over to Adobe Illustrator to edit vector images for the design. In the tutorial you’ll learn how to create a fun, colorful grid and apply typography and transparency effects to make the design as dynamic and eye-catching as possible.
What You’ll Be Creating Pet portraits are are great way to add a creative flair to a snapshot of your beloved fur-covered companion. Crafting a hand-painted portrait may seem intimidating and the type of project only an accomplished artist should attempt. But Photoshop’s smudge brush makes the process so easy that even a beginner can achieve stunning results. In this tutorial I will walk you through the process of touching up a photo to be fit for a pet portrait, and then show you how to use transform it into a hand-painted masterpiece. It’s easy and it’s fun!
What You’ll Be Creating You’ll notice that most book covers will fit into a particular design template—a look or style that defines what genre of fiction they belong to. These design elements, shared in common with other books of the genre, send out a visual message to a potential customer, allowing them to assess instantly what the book will be about, and whether it’s the book of choice for them. In this tutorial, we’ll be designing a cover for a historical fiction title. This is a fantastic genre for cover design; ornate borders and typefaces merge with vintage-look images and moody, romantic colors to create a nostalgic, mystical atmosphere. We’ll explore how you can create a …
Advertise here with BSA Words cannot describe the vehement frustration felt when reaching a 404 page. Sometimes the website just has a broken link and other times the user is at fault. But regardless of fault the 404 error page is unbecoming to even the most well-designed sites. The best way to spruce this up is by adding a lighthearted effect into the design. For this post I’ve organized a collection of unique 404 error page designs. Many of them utilize humor as a good-hearted gesture for comedic relief. Other designs are more pragmatic offering related links and possible solutions for finding the missing page. Your choice of 404 style really depends on the type of website. Just keep in mind that frustration is best handled
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37 Intriguing 404 Error Page Designs
Around this time every year I take a moment to reflect back on my posts over the past 12 months and compare how well they performed on social media. My latest Greatest Hits compilation features my top content from 2014, arranging my tutorials, articles and freebies in order of their popularity. Which one was your favourite? I tallied up all the Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn & Pinterest votes/likes from the social media buttons from each post and arranged them in order of popularity. Once again it’s amazing to see the disparity between them. Last year saw a clear winner with my Cinemgraph tutorial , whereas this year my Photoshop money effect tutorial went viral with a total of 115,268 likes. How To Create a Realistic Money Effect in Photoshop Read this tutorial 115,268 votes How To Create an Easy Abstract Blur Pattern Design Read this tutorial 5832 votes Free Wilderness Vector Graphics & Logo Template Kit Download this freebie 5593 votes How to Overprint Colors to Create Cool Print Effects Read this article 3749 votes 10 Free Vintage Style Illustrated Light Ray Vectors Download this freebie 3465 votes How To Create a Contour Map Effect in Illustrator Read this tutorial 2580 votes 7 Beginner Mistakes to Avoid When Designing for Print Read this article 2088 votes How To Create Geometric Low Poly Art The Easy Way Read this tutorial 1949 votes 20 Free High-Res Geometric Polygon Backgrounds Download this freebie 1866 votes How To Create Typography Illustrations the Easy Way Read this tutorial 1696 votes How To Create a Double Exposure Effect in Photoshop Read this tutorial 1561 votes Game of Thrones Inspired Line Art Logos…
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Advertise here with BSA Sampling from a photo is an excellent way to pull colors for painting, digital design, or any creative project. However manually sampling each color is time-intensive and only useful when you really need a precise color match. Otherwise it’s a whole lot easier to build new swatches dynamically through Photoshop. I’ll be showing you how to open an image in Photoshop and pull a large sample of colors into a new swatch. The process is relatively automatic and just requires flicking through a couple menus. Once you’ve built a new swatch you can use that as a baseboard for creating a digital interface, icon, logo, or anything else you might need. Color swatches are very useful once you learn how to control them and put together a solid color scheme library. 1. Opening the Image First you’ll want to find…
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Build a Custom Photoshop Swatch from an Image