My Adorama Streaklight Bundles

After a bit of arm twisting Adorama has just released the “Gavin Hoey Recommends…” Streaklight Essentials Bundle and the Streaklight Twin Kit Bundle. If you’ve been watching any of my recent videos you’ll have seen me shooting with one or two Streaklight flashes.You can checkout my review of the Streaklight 360ws here but if you…

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Using Field Blur in Photoshop

It basically enables you to add depth of field to flat images, and build a gradient of blurs using multiple blur points with different amounts of blur. This tutorial will show you how to use the Field Blur filter to make photos look more interesting by creating out-of-focus areas, along with masks and selections, plus…

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Create an Epic Metal Text Effect From Scratch

Learn how to make epic text effect, by simple steps. You will learn, how to make beautiful background to your typography by brushes and stock images. This tutorial will teach you, how to play with layer styles in awesome way. What you’ll be creating You will start from creating background. You will know how to…

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Drawing a Pumpkin for Halloween Simply

In this tutorial, we are going to draw a pumpkin for halloween, the pumpkin with scary face. We will start drawing its basic shape with help from Pen tool and continue with drawing manually using the old realiable Brush tool. (View This Tutorial)…

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What It Takes to Be a Successful Creative Director

A fancy college degree. An impressive portfolio of work. The willingness to put in long hours at the office. Maybe even a huge following on Behance and Dribbble. Ask anyone who’s actually earned the title of Creative Director and he or she will tell you all those qualifications are secondary to the skills that truly…

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Topaz Clarity 25% Off – Pro Photoshop Plugin For Depth, Definition

There are a lot of ways to increase depth and definition in a photo, but many methods will leave you with unnatural-looking contrast. The intelligent technology behind Clarity allows you to enhance contrast without over-emphasizing transitions between light and dark areas. This unique approach essentially eliminates the common problem of halos, noise, and artifacts. READ…

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Manipulating a Dark Angel Scene

In this tutorial, it will show you how to create a dark and emotional fallen angel scene using a variety of photo manipulation techniques. You’ll work with blending techniques, adjusting colour, practice retouching, painting and more. (View This Tutorial)…

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Aperture, Lightroom and KelbyOne

If you’re moving over to Lightroom and Photoshop from Aperture you might find it a tedious task to import everything in. That’s where this handy add-on from Adobe comes to the rescue! Flags, Star Ratings, Keywords, GPS Data, Rejects, Hidden Files, Color Labels, Stacks, Face Tags will be imported and converted to the Lightroom way…

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Making a Wonderful Grungy Text Effect

Layering textures and brushes can give detail and depth to simple designs, making them look more interesting. This tutorial will show you how to do that, with the help of some blur filters and simple layer styles, in order to create a nice grungy text effect in Adobe Photoshop. (View This Tutorial)…

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Photo Manipulate a Dark, Emotional Fallen Angel Scene

Hey PSDFANs! In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a dark and emotional fallen angel scene using a variety of photo manipulation techniques. You’ll work with blending techniques, adjusting colour, practice retouching, painting and more. By the end of this lesson you should mastered some practical new skills to improve your digital art!…

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Manipulating an Awesome Witch Scene

The Halloween is coming again and so it is time to create a night witch Photoshop manipulation. This photo manipulation has all the main ingredients of Halloween; it has an evil witch, an enchanted pumpkin, dark night bats and a magical forest where all the spells and other creepy things happen. (View This Tutorial)…

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Free Webinar This Thursday

If you’re around this Thursday 16th October 2014 at 7pm UK time, then I’d love it if you could join me for a one off exclusive webinar in association with Adobe UK. The webinar is free but places are limited. All you need to do is register with this link: https://ccppuk1.creativecloud.adobeevents.com The title of my…

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Adding a Nice Photo Effect for a Deer

Simple photo effects can stand out your image. Now, this tutorial is going to present you the lighting and some other photo effects for a deer’s image. You can use the similar idea for your image or any other images. (View This Tutorial)…

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Create a Hauntingly Beautiful Cleopatra Mummy in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingHave you found your excuse to paint gore today? Well here it is! With Halloween just around the corner it’s exquisitely tempting to find a balance between horror, gore, and beauty. And in this tutorial, I demonstrate the evolution of a digital painting from start to finish by creating a hauntingly beautiful…

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Calendar design ideas and free printable calendars for 2015

The coming year is just around the corner, and it’s high time to make 2015 calendars. Whether you need to create a promotional calendar for your clients, a planner for yourself, or gifts for friends and family, you are likely to be searching for some calendar design ideas and a convenient tool to realize them…

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