Create a Vibrant Space-themed Poster in Photoshop

Create a Vibrant Space-themed Poster in Photoshop

In this graphic design tutorial, we are going to be making a dynamic digital creation using a combination of stock photos, textures and brushes. We will also incorporate blend mode techniques, coloring effects, and some cool light effects as well. If you are ready to get started, then grab some coffee (or your favorite caffeinated drink) and let’s get to it!

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Create a Realistic Vintage Ticket Stub in Photoshop

Create a Realistic Vintage Ticket Stub in Photoshop

In this Photoshop graphic design tutorial, I will show you how to create a ticket stub for the imaginary Design Instruct Graphic Design World’s Fair, which was held in New York City in 1949. We will use fundamental Photoshop tools and techniques in the process of creating the ticket — brushes, using textures, the Burn Tool and the nifty Gradient Map adjustment layer, just to name a few.

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Create a Vintage Steam Locomotive Poster in Photoshop

Create a Vintage Steam Locomotive Poster in Photoshop

In this step-by-step Photoshop tutorial, I will take you through the making of a vintage-themed poster which has a train as its subject. The design process involves Photoshop filters, layer masks, vector drawing and trendy typography techniques.

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Design a Retro Postcard with 3D Text

Design a Retro Postcard with 3D Text

Postcards from the past have an idealistic view of vacation spots they are trying to promote that you can’t seem to find anymore nowadays; perhaps because we no longer send post cards, but rather rely on email. In this graphic design tutorial, we are going to take a popular retro style of having text with different images within each letter and recreate it. We will use Illustrator and Photoshop in concert to come up with an awesome retro postcard.

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Create a Surreal Ancient Egypt Scene in Photoshop

Create a Surreal Ancient Egypt Scene in Photoshop

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we will be making a design that has an ancient feel to it. We will be using various stock photos and blending them together to create one cohesive scene. You will learn how to apply textures, create a gold text effect, add interesting design elements like golden globes and palm trees, use adjustment layers to manipulate colors, and a few more additional tricks along the way. What we will end up with can be used as a desktop wallpaper.

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Create an Assortment of 3D Text in Adobe Illustrator

Create an Assortment of 3D Text in Adobe Illustrator

In this graphic design tutorial, we will discuss how to create an assortment of 3D text styles in Illustrator CS4. We will create a custom pattern (a flower pattern), apply beautiful color gradients, use basic shape tools to create custom objects, and much more. The underlying lesson in this tutorial is that, in Illustrator, you can achieve amazing results by choosing the right fonts and colors, and by being conscious of basic illustration principles such as perspective and lighting.

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Create a Fun Horror Movie Poster Design in Photoshop

Create a Fun Horror Movie Poster Design in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will take you through the process of creating a fun horror movie poster design. We will be mixing up stock photos and brushes with old, grungy textures to create a horror movie poster design for "Dark Castle," a fictional movie. A full moon, a spooky castle, a mysterious caped silhouette in the distance, and bats — you’re going to have fun with this one.

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Creating Abstract Geometric Artwork in Illustrator

Creating Abstract Geometric Artwork in Illustrator

In this graphic design tutorial, I’ll walk you through the general process of making a design of mine called The Maker is The Destroyer. We’ll talk about creating swatches from vector objects as well as touch on Illustrator’s Pathfinder shape modes and Align Panel.

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Create a Surreal Sci-Fi Movie Poster with Photoshop CS5

Create a Surreal Sci-Fi Movie Poster with Photoshop CS5

Posters play a vital role in marketing and publicizing a movie or an event. In this Photoshop graphic design tutorial, we will be designing a science fiction (sci-fi) inspired movie poster while exploring–and taking advantage of–a few new features in Adobe Photoshop CS5 that will not only save us time, but will also give us awesomely stunning results.

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How to Make Vibrant Cosmic Light Effects in Photoshop

How to Make Vibrant Cosmic Light Effects in Photoshop

This Photoshop tutorial features one of my favorite subjects: sneakers! We will take an awesome vector image created in Illustrator that was imported into Photoshop, and we will turn it into a fresh and modern design using layer styles, blend modes, and more. We will be exploring a few techniques for incorporating brilliant light effects into your artwork.

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Create a Surreal Vintage Futuristic Design with Photoshop

Create a Surreal Vintage Futuristic Design with Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you how to create a striking vintage-style design with awesome “wear and tear” effects that will reinforce the theme we are aiming to accomplish. We will make a star-filled background, create quick and easy nebulas using stock photos, make light streaks from scratch, and all sorts of other goodies. You will learn a myriad of graphic design techniques in this tutorial using a slew of Photoshop tools to help us get to the final result.

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Create a Vibrant and Spicy Vodka Bottle Composition

Create a Vibrant and Spicy Vodka Bottle Composition

For this design tutorial, I will show you how to use Illustrator and Photoshop together to design a colorful piece that can be used as an ad layout or desktop wallpaper. Our centerpiece will be a bottle of Absolut Vodka, but most of the work will be on developing a colorful and vibrant pattern that consists of pepper vector objects and retouching the bottle to make it look seamless with the background.

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