Bright Rainbow Text Effect

This Photoshop tutorial will show you a very simple way to create a bright colorful rainbow text effect, using simple gradients and a blur filter. Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS6 (CS3+ versions will work as well) Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes Difficulty: Beginner Resources Futurama font. Step 1 Create a new 500…

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Create an Easy Realistic Gold Text Effect in Photoshop

Photoshop layer styles are very versatile in nature. They are also a great time saver and offer a lot of flexibility during editing and reuse. Popular layer styles like glass, chrome and gold are very much in demand in every day Photoshop work. In this tutorial we will explore an easy, but realistic Gold Text…

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Create an Advanced Water Drop Effect in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we’ll explore how to create a water drop effect. we’ll use advanced layer style techniques to create the drops. Later you will learn how to create a depth map from any image, as well as how to distort any surface effectively with it. Along the way, we’ll also create a layer…

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Create a Sleek Metallic 3D Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

The 3D environment in Photoshop CS6+ provides a variety of options and settings to help you create amazing 3D text effects easily. This tutorial will show you how you can play around with the different settings to create a simple, yet sophisticated, metallic text effect. Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended Estimated…

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How to Create Space Tiles Text Effect in Photoshop

Learn how to create space tiles text effect in this simple Photoshop tutorial. Layer Styles are a powerful feature in Photoshop that can help you achieve brilliant effects easily and quickly. Layering those styles is a great way to add dimension and details to the effect. This tutorial was originally published on Oct 14, 2013…

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Create an Advanced Eroded Gold Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will explore how to create a realistic eroded gold effect from a custom bump map. You will learn bump map creation techniques as well as how to distort any surface effectively with that bump map. Then you will combine Layer Style with it to create a 3d look. Then we will…

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How to Add Reflections To Sunglasses With Photoshop

In this tutorial we will add reflections to sunglasses with Photoshop. The techniques used here are pretty simple so the beginners shouldn’t have any problems. Final Image Resources Hat 8 Beach Sparkle Brushes Step 1 Open image “Girl”. This image is too big so let’s crop it a little. Select the Crop Tool ( C…

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Turn a Photo into Pencil Drawing

In this tutorial we will transform a regular photo into a pencil drawing (or sketch if you want). Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Photoshop CC, Photoshop CS6, Photoshop CS5 Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes Difficulty: Beginner Resources Girls Pencil Step 1 Open image “Girls”. Desaturate the image by adding a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer (Layer >…

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Change the Time of Day with Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we will change day into night in a photo by using some simple techniques. Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CC, Photoshop CS6, Photoshop CS5 Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes Difficulty: Beginner Resources School Moon Step 1 Open image “House”. Let’s darken the image a little bit with curves. Create…

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How to Change Hair Color in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will change the hair color from black to magenta and we will make it look shinier and prettier. This tutorial uses some techniques that might be difficult for beginners but if you follow it patiently you should be able to complete it. Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Photoshop CC, Photoshop CS6,…

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Learn How to Add Snow to a Photo in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we will add snow to a photo. The following steps are easy to follow and you can use them on any photo. Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CC, Photoshop CS6, Photoshop CS5 Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes Difficulty: Beginner Resources Cabin Step 1 Open image “Cabin”. Step 2 Create…

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How to Make a Gothic Collage in Photoshop

Sometimes designers have to create a collage from several photos. In this Photoshop tutorial I would like to show you the technique of creating collages, by creating a gothic collage as an example. Final Image Resources Unique Sunset Cathedral Saint Julien du Mans Dock To Nowhere Step 1 Start by opening Cathedral Saint Julien du…

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Create a Fantasy Tree Woman Scene in Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a fantasy tree woman scene in Photoshop. You’ll learn a variety of manipulating techniques, such as blending, masking, using the brush tool, adjusting color as well as working with groups and more. Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Photoshop CS3 + Estimated Completion Time: 2.5 – 3…

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Create an Emotional Autumn Scene Photo Manipulation

In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create an emotional autumn scene. You’ll learn how to blend all stocks together to make a cohesive scene as well as retouch the model, create rain, work with groups and more. Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5 (CS3+ versions will work as well) Estimated…

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Create a Fashion Mixed Media Portrait in Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a fashion mixed media artwork. You’ll learn how to work with abstract elements, create patterns and play with shapes and colors. Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Photoshop CS3 + Estimated Completion Time: 2 hours Difficulty: Intermediate Resources Model Flowers Abstract shapes Stars Sphere Splashes Step 1…

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Create the Abstract Photo Manipulation “Imperfection”

In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create an emotional, abstract photo manipulation. You’ll learn how to combine abstract elements, work with groups, create depth of field and more. Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Photoshop CS3+ Estimated Completion Time: 90 minutes Difficulty: Intermediate Resources Model Splatter brushes Feather brushes Branch Rose petals Circles…

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Create a Beautiful Sunrise Landscape Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a beautiful sunrise landscape photo manipulation in Photoshop. You’ll learn how to combine different stocks to make a cohesive scene, blend and adjust color, work with lighting effects and more. Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Photoshop CS5 + Estimated Completion Time: 90 minutes Difficulty: Intermediate Resources…

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Create a Fantasy Fiery Portrait Photo-Manipulation

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a fantasy fiery portrait of a woman. You’ll learn how to use textures, add fire and create lighting effect. Final Image Resources Model Nebula Sparks Fires Step 1 Create a new document with size of 1000…

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Paper and Pencil

Last year I received a holiday gift – an iPad Mini (thanks Lynda and Bruce! – working at lynda.com is awesome). At around the same time, I made a decision to sketch and visualize my ideas more often. (Just as a point of reference, it had previously been my habit to do ALL my creative…

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2014 Illustrator Tool of the Year: Graph

In a shocking turn of events, this year’s Adobe Illustrator Tool of the Year prize was awarded to 9 tools. The Column Graph tool was chosen to officially represent the other winners, which include the Stacked Column Graph tool, the Bar Graph tool, the Stacked Bar Graph tool, the Line Graph tool, the Area Graph…

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