Freebie: 5 Instagram Presets for Adobe Lightroom

Easily add Instagram effects to your photos with the most accurate Instagram presets available. These presets by SparkleStock work great on both RAW and JPEG images because they don’t depend on any camera calibration profiles. They also leave your basic tone settings so that you don’t need to readjust your exposure/contrast/etc. Download these incredible Lightroom…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 10 August 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. You Probably Don’t Know All the Ways Facebook Tracks You How to Easily to Retouch Tones in Photoshop All the Sensors in… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 10 August 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a Modern Business Card Using Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingA business card is arguably the most powerful networking tool you can have in your pocket. It’s the very first impression of you and the business you’re representing. Although we’re in this digital age where social media dominates, a physical business card is still highly relevant as it forms a real human connection between you…

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New Course: Introduction to Digital Matte Painting

What You’ll Be CreatingWould you like to know how to create this breath-taking fantasy landscape in Adobe Photoshop? Join our new course, An Introduction to Digital Matte Painting, to get detailed step-by-step instructions in over two hours of video.What You’ll LearnIn this course, you’ll learn how to create a seamless fantasy landscape using the techniques…

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Deke’s Techniques 626: Selecting and Masking Eyes in Photoshop

In this week’s free episode of Deke’s Techniques, Deke reveals his clever approach to selecting the human eye. By employing an intersection of two elliptical marquees, he can deftly grab an eye or two and make them pop out of the image. He begins with our Dreamstime model, she of the tattooed face from last…

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Combine a Crocodile with a Car to Create an Exotic Crocomobile

Learn how to merge animals in Photoshop with this tutorial that will teach you how to chop photos and blend them together. This is a simple tutorial but to get great results, you’ll need some patience, an eye for details, and some imagination. Read this tutorial and find out how you can easily create your…

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Create a Fantasy Warrior Painting From Scratch

Let’s face it – everyone likes fantasy. And girls. And fantasy girls. Not everyone can draw them though. Follow this tutorial and hopefully you’ll learn a lot about painting your own fantasy character! Preview of Final Results Tutorial Resources Dan Lu Visi’s brush pack – DanLuVisiArt Pose references – senshistock (Read more…)…

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Free Smoke Textures

Recently I’ve run a couple of workshops that used smoke effects, the Music and Magic workshop was a great example. During the workshops I’ve mentioned that the volume of smoke can easily be enhanced with a little help from Photoshop. All you need is a shot of smoke against a black background and you’re good…

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Create Awesome 3D Style Lettering in Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in March 2012 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, its techniques and process are still relevant.In this tutorial we will explain how to create “awesome” 3D-style typography using illustrative…

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How to Easily to Retouch Tones in Photoshop

Learn how to equalize the white balance and exposure in your photo. This technique is amazing for photos with mixed lighting (ex. Interior Real Estate photos) and solves the problem where you can’t seem to get the right balance or exposure. It’s all done using Photoshop’s Camera Raw filter. This filter lets you can access…

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How to Create a Surreal Gothic Artwork in Photoshop

Learn how to create this creepy gothic artwork in Photoshop! In this tutorial, you will learn how to create create a symmetrical background, add reflections, and warp a face so that it looks like a child. Try it out! Preview of Final Results Resources Gothic Lolita – Kechake-stock Floor – SkyesStock Dress form – JinxMim…

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Deke’s Techniques 624: Tattooing Your Face in Photoshop

In this week’s free episode of Deke’s Techniques, Deke shows you how to tattoo your face. And do so using Photoshop so that you can rethink that decision at any time. Here’s our model from the Dreamstime image library, tweaked by Deke to prepare her for the awesome dekeIfication that’s about to happen to her:…

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Create a Romantic and Warm Portrait Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Create this warm and sensual photo manipulation by combining photos, blending them, and adding a warm color effect. This tutorial will cover advanced photo manipulation techniques such as quick masking, color matching, and nondestructive dodging and burning. Preview of Final Results Tutorial Resources Model – Yamifantasy Forest – Needanewname Waterfall – Alissadstock Autumn Forest –…

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How to Create a Quick Mirrored Landscape Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial will show you how to use an image texture, with clipping and layer masks as well as simple brushes and filters, to create a mirrored landscape text effect. Let’s get started! This text effect was inspired by the many Layer Styles available on GraphicRiver. Tutorial Assets The following assets were…

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Freebie: 18 Electrifying Lightning Strikes

Add a spark to your photo manipulations with these amazing lighting strikes. These graphics are tileable and come in JPEG images, Photoshop brushes, and Photoshop patterns – whichever you prefer to use. Download this set of 18 electrifying lightning strikes courtesy of SparkleStock. Preview (Read more…)…

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Best of the Design Web: July 2017

Welcome back to Best of the Design Web, where we feature some of the best design tutorials of this past month! Tackle new and exciting projects, and let us know your favorites!10 Creative Tutorials From Across the Web How to Replace the Sky in Any Photo Fast! Create beautiful skies in this quick, two-minute tutorial!…

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Create a Colorful Retro Poster in Photoshop and Illustrator

Take a photo and turn it into this amazing retro-style artwork using Photoshop and Illustrator. You’ll learn how to create this using very few stock photos and with creative techniques that can also be used in your other designs. To follow this tutorial, you’ll need to have some basic experience with Adobe Illustrator. Preview of…

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