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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Create a Rockin’ Grungy Poster in Photoshop

Create a Rockin’ Grungy Poster in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we are going to create a grungy fictional concert poster in Photoshop. We will be using a variety of layer masks as well as other effects to create a grunge-themed poster that features a masked-out guitar player as a central design element.

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Create a Vintage Memorabilia Poster

Create a Vintage Memorabilia Poster

This tutorial will show you how to create a conceptual vintage-themed poster of the Design Instruct South Expedition to Cape Horn in 1975. We will be mixing images, grunge brushes, textures and more to achieve the final design. The design process involves Photoshop filters, layer masks, trendy typography techniques as well as the use of Adobe Illustrator to create a stylish circular badge logo.

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Design a Simple Textured Typographic Poster in Photoshop

Design a Simple Textured Typographic Poster in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will demonstrate how to design a simple, textured and clean typographic poster. Following the steps in this tutorial, you will find techniques for creating a beautiful textured background and working with type in Photoshop.

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How to Make a Funky Retro Music Poster in Photoshop

How to Make a Funky Retro Music Poster in Photoshop

This step-by-step Photoshop graphic design tutorial involves designing a retro-inspired music poster for the hypothetical music event called "Get On That Funk Train," which was held in New Orleans at the Design Instruct Club, in July 1974. The process involves creating a vinyl record from scratch (which will be part of our centerpiece) and combining various images, textures, brushes and a bevy of Photoshop techniques to arrive at the final design.

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Make an Eagle and Hand-Drawn Composition in Photoshop

Make an Eagle and Hand-Drawn Composition in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going create a dynamic and powerful design with an eagle as the centerpiece. We’ll use Photoshop to bring together our concept by combining various hand-drawn elements with stock photos. If you’re ready to rock, then fire up Photoshop and let’s go!

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Create a Realistic MacBook Air in Photoshop

Create a Realistic MacBook Air in Photoshop

In this graphic design tutorial, I am going to show you how to draw a realistic Apple MacBook Air. We will be using layer styles to make beautiful surfaces and manual tweaking techniques with the help of the Pen Tool, Convert Point Tool, Free Transform, Brush Tool, etc. to get the details just right. We will also cover how to create a slick reflection that can be used in many graphic design situations.

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Design a Vintage Baseball Card in Photoshop

Design a Vintage Baseball Card in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will take you through the creation of a realistic vintage baseball card. You will learn how to add color to a black and white photo, how to reproduce an illustrated effect using Photoshop filters, how to create an "old print" effect, and all sorts of other goodies. We will be mixing images, textures, blending modes and adjustment layers to achieve the final design. Sound interesting? Let’s get to work!

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Make a Colorful Retro-themed Space Scene in Photoshop

Make a Colorful Retro-themed Space Scene in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, we will create a retro-themed scene that utilizes different lighting effects and arrangements. We will discuss how to create various lighting effects, different techniques to gain depth, ways of putting together a composition, a cool "RGB split" effect and much, much more.

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Create a Wild Western “Wanted” Poster in Photoshop

Create a Wild Western “Wanted” Poster in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a Wild West (also known as Old West) "Wanted" poster using some awesome Photoshop techniques. You will learn how to roughen and burn edges, how to create realistic nail heads (for pinning up the poster), how to mix different textures to reproduce aged paper and more. If you’re ready, let’s start!

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