28 Beautiful Debossed Business Cards for Inspiration

28 Beautiful Debossed Business Cards for Inspiration

People are really getting creative with their business cards nowadays: Debossing is one of the most popular printing techniques for producing business cards that are attractive and memorable. Debossing gives the card stock additional dimension, tactility and texturing.

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Great Examples of Personal Logos and Branding

Great Examples of Personal Logos and Branding

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your own personal branding or logos, we’ve got just the thing!

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Artist Turns Pop Culture Icons Into Pixel Art

Artist Turns Pop Culture Icons Into Pixel Art

Before Retina-level pixel densities, 4K screen resolutions, and HD, we could actually see individual pixels on our computer screens and TV’s.

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40 Awesome Optical Illusions Using Typography

40 Awesome Optical Illusions Using Typography

See how some visionary artists are altering our perception of reality and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with typography.

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How to Make Translucent 3D Text

How to Make Translucent 3D Text

In this step-by-step tutorial, I’ll show you my technique for creating text that has a semi-transparent, three-dimensional appearance. We’ll use Illustrator and Photoshop to achieve our desired results.

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How to Make a Split-Flap Text Display in Photoshop

How to Make a Split-Flap Text Display in Photoshop

While in the real world split-flap displays are becoming obsolete in favor of digital displays in places like airports, train stations, bus stations, and so forth, they still live on as a symbol of travel. Whether you use them in app interfaces or a vintage-inspired design, I’m sure that you’ll find this tutorial interesting and useful. In this tutorial, we will use Photoshop to create a split-flap display.

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How to Create Simple Gold Text in Photoshop

How to Create Simple Gold Text in Photoshop

In this short tutorial, I’ll show you how to create gold text using one of the most powerful features of Photoshop: Layer Styles (read this guide on Layer Styles if you’re not familiar with this feature). Once we’re done, we’ll be able to save our layer style and apply it every time we need gold text in our designs.

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Create a 3D Coffee Cup with Illustrator and Photoshop

Create a 3D Coffee Cup with Illustrator and Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll be creating a three-dimensional coffee cup. You’ll learn to create the coffee cup and its basic shapes in Illustrator. Then we’ll bring it into Photoshop to give it some finishing touches and to place it in a poster layout just so you can get an idea of how the cup can be used as part of a design project.

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Create Metal Text Effect Using Photoshop Actions

Create Metal Text Effect Using Photoshop Actions

What if you could create a great looking metal text effect quickly and repeat the process even quicker? Well, with the magic of Photoshop Actions we can recreate a metal effect using a logo or text in just moments with the push of a button. In this tutorial, we are going to add a metal effect to our text while recording the commands with Photoshop Actions. When we’re done, you can recreate the metal effect by simply pressing ‘Play’ in the Actions panel.

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Candy Cane Text Effect Using Illustrator and Photoshop

Candy Cane Text Effect Using Illustrator and Photoshop

In this graphic design tutorial, we’re going to use Illustrator and Photoshop together in order to create a candy cane text effect. This tutorial will show you how to use various vector-drawing tools in Illustrator to create a custom pattern brush and how to refine your vector work by finishing it off in Photoshop.

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Make a Colorful Gooey Typographic Design in Photoshop

Make a Colorful Gooey Typographic Design in Photoshop

In this design tutorial, we’re going to create a colorful and liquid-like typographic piece in Photoshop. We will be using the Pen Tool (P) quite a bit, as well as covering some useful digital airbrushing techniques to achieve the final result. Let’s fire up Photoshop and get started!

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Create a Glamorous Vintage-Style Poster in Photoshop

Create a Glamorous Vintage-Style Poster in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will walk you through a process of creating digital work inspired by older magazine fashion ads. You will learn how to use basic shapes and brushes to create an abstract background, see how layers react to one another with Blend Modes, how to create trendy abstract shapes, how Gradient Maps can be used to influence the overall design and more.

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