Semitransparent Amorous Text Effect

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Posted on : 10-03-2009 | By : admin | In : Effects, Photoshop
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I’m going to write for you a tutorial on how to make semitransparent amorous text effect by using some layer styles.

Ok, let’s start by making a new document in Photoshop. I created a new document sized 1000×500 px. Now time to bring some background to our canvas. For this you can use some abstract or whatever! A good place to start is Google Images.

Read full tutorial here

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Realistic Chrome and Glossy Plastic Text Effect

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Posted on : 10-03-2009 | By : admin | In : Effects, Photoshop
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Are you in the mood for some glossy plastic and reflective chrome text effect? I bet you do. Chrome effects are very difficult to create because chrome has no color at all. It’s all about reflections. Glossy plastics are a bit easier, but tricky as well. So, let’s learn how some advanced Photoshop Layer Styles tricks to create some stunning chrome and plastic text effect.

For this effect I used the Helvetica Rounded Bold font, but you can use any rounded font you want. Some other similar free fonts are: Junegull, Zorque and You’re gone. This effect will look better on rounded fonts, but trying other fonts can bring some interesting results as well. The image below shows the final result:
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smoke typography effect with adobe photoshop

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Posted on : 10-03-2009 | By : admin | In : Effects, Photoshop
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In this tutorial the author will show you how to create a smoke typography effect playing with some brushes and adjustment layers. It’s a very easy tutorial and you will be able to do the whole process in 5-10 minutes.

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Open Photoshop and create a new document, I used 1920×1200 pixels. Then apply a gradient, you could fill it with a gradient or apply a Layer Style. I used the layer style … Read full tutorial here

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Designing College Rock Band illustration

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Posted on : 05-03-2009 | By : admin | In : Photo Editing, Photoshop
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Learn to create your very own rock band wallpaper with a grunge theme.For the beginning we need to find a texture representing the wood boards, having 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi. Create a new layer where we need to apply the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill the new layer with #C5853A color. Read full tutorial here

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Iphone Light Beams

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Posted on : 05-03-2009 | By : admin | In : Effects, Photoshop
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In this tutorial the author will show you how to create light beams coming from within an iphone. Before continuing with the tutorial you need the image of an iphone which can be downloaded.

To start with create a new document 600×650 pixels OR however big you want the effect to be, i shall be using the pixels specified. Select the color #393939 as your foreground and the color black for your background. Select the gradient tool, using a “radial” gradient drag it onto your canvas. Read full tutorial here

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Creating a Dark Surreal Illustration

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Posted on : 03-03-2009 | By : admin | In : Photoshop
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In this tutorial we are going to create a dark surreal illustration using a few techniques and a handful of images. In the end, we will apply stylish color settings and give the illustration that extra polish it needs to give it that finished look. Read full tutorial here

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Manipulating a WW2 Fighter Aircraft

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Posted on : 02-03-2009 | By : admin | In : Photo Editing, Photoshop
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In this tutorial we will be learning some indispensable techniques to use for any type of photo-manipulation. We will be doing this by taking a photograph of a model plane and editing it to to look like a photograph of a WW2 spitfire which has just been shot down and is on fire. The techniques used here are the same for any type of ‘destruction’ photo-manipulation. Below is the image you will learn how to create. In the second part of this tutorial we will go on to use this image in a movie poster/DVD cover design. Read here

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Design ‘Mystic Dancer’ scene

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Posted on : 02-03-2009 | By : admin | In : Effects, Photoshop
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In this tutorial, the author will show you the processes he used to create this really cool “Mystic Dancer” scene by using natural grass texture in Photoshop. He combined a photograph with some natural pattern and texture and created this cool mystic dancer scene.

Together we can explore various image adjustment tools, filter effects, layer blending mode, dynamic brush settings and more. Read full tutorial here

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Floating icons

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Posted on : 02-03-2009 | By : admin | In : Photoshop
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In this tutorial the author will show you how to make your icons floating in the air. This simple technique be explained in few steps. To start with open a new project with the dimensions that you want, here the author made his 600*600 pixels. Create a new layer, select the Rounded Rectangle Tool or press U and set the settings as you see in the image then click and drag to draw your capsule. Read full tutorial here

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Apply a Glow Effect in 4 Easy Steps

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Posted on : 23-02-2009 | By : admin | In : Brush, Photoshop
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brushportfolio.com has posted a new adobe photoshop brush tutorial which explains the steps needed to create a glowing effect with light brushes. Here is what brushportfolio.com says.

I don’t know about you, but the first time I tried to use a set of light brushes, I was disappointed to learn that they didn’t look like the preview image. As a matter of fact, I couldn’t figure out how people got that great glowing effect. I soon learned that all you need to do is add a little blur and a little color, and your brushes will appear to glow. This tutorial takes your through the steps you need to follow to get great glowing effects with light brushes.

Read the complete tutorial here.

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