Design a Skin-Textured Typography Scene in Photoshop

Design a Skin-Textured Typography Scene in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a 3D-looking textured text effect in Photoshop without the need for any 3D tools or applications. All we need to be able to create our text effect is a good idea of perspective so that we can modify light distribution with the help of color correction tools (Burn Tool and Dodge Tool). The techniques and concepts you’ll learn here can be used to apply any kind of texture (not just skin texture) to any text for simulating depth and lighting precision.

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Make a Stylish Futuristic Textured Wallpaper in Photoshop

Make a Stylish Futuristic Textured Wallpaper in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, we will create a futuristic wallpaper that utilizes textures and Photoshop blending modes. The design will strictly adhere to a grid structure and showcase shapes and type in the center. Some Photoshop effects will be used to create this wallpaper that has a futuristic-space-vintage feel.

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Create a Dark Grunge 3D Text Scene in Photoshop

Create a Dark Grunge 3D Text Scene in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, you are going to learn how to create some 3D text using only Photoshop. The mood we will strive to incorporate in our piece is dark and grungy. We are going to use consistent lighting, layer styles to create shadows for our type, Photoshop filters, and more. We will finish off our scene by adding a dark textured background that seems to fade out as it approaches the edge of the canvas — a popular design technique.

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Create a Scene with Retrofuturistic-Inspired Light Effects

Create a Scene with Retrofuturistic-Inspired Light Effects

In this Photoshop and Illustrator tutorial, we will produce custom patterns, stylish vector shapes, and blend photos together to create a cohesive work of art that will leave you spaced out! I’ll also show you the power of the Gradient Tool for creating great light effects. As a side note, we will only be using Illustrator briefly to import some vector objects into Photoshop.

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Create an Artistic Scene with 3D Light Bulbs and Type

Create an Artistic Scene with 3D Light Bulbs and Type

In this graphic design tutorial, we will combine Photoshop, Cinema 4D, and Illustrator to produce a composition that includes elements such as 3D text, 3D light bulbs (which we will create from scratch using only a reference photo), and florid ornaments. My concept for this scene started from a simple thought: “ideas are all around us.” We are constantly surrounded by ideas wherever we are and everywhere we go — we just have to find them and make the best ones happen.

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Make a Meteoric Composition with Stellar Light Effects

Make a Meteoric Composition with Stellar Light Effects

In this tutorial, we will create an out-of-this-world composition of a computer mouse that is streaking down like a meteor. We will focus on creating unique light effects and leveraging layer adjustment techniques for coloring and enhancing our scene. We will use Cinema 4D to create a simple backdrop for our stars, however, the important parts, we’ll do in Photoshop.

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Make Illustrious Type Using Airbrushing Techniques

Make Illustrious Type Using Airbrushing Techniques

This Illustrator/Photoshop tutorial will walk you through the process of creating some unique type by combining the power of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. We will explore various techniques such as airbrushing, using blending modes, creating ambient lighting with the Gradient Tool, and more. I’m sure you will find some useful tips, tricks, and shortcuts as we go through the process of creating this piece. Let’s get started!

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Make a Grungy Hand-Drawn Festival Poster in Illustrator

Make a Grungy Hand-Drawn Festival Poster in Illustrator

This Illustrator design tutorial will discuss how to create a grunge, handdrawn-themed poster with a cassette tape (which we’ll draw) as its central subject. We’ll use the Pencil Tool to make organic vector objects and also patterns in Illustrator. We’ll also use the 3D Extrude & Bevel Effect and take advantage of opacity masks to make certain elements semitransparent.

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A Guide to Creating 3D Text in Adobe Illustrator

A Guide to Creating 3D Text in Adobe Illustrator

It isn’t always necessary to use a 3D program to create 3D text — they’re expensive and overkill if you just occasionally use 3D elements. Adobe Illustrator is more than adequate in allowing us to create some 3D objects with some basic shading for our text. In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to make some 3D text using Adobe Illustrator, and also discuss techniques of shading the text to give it a clean, consistent, and stylized look.

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How to Make a Sleek Aluminium Hard Drive in Photoshop

How to Make a Sleek Aluminium Hard Drive in Photoshop

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we will create — from scratch — an external hard drive that has a smooth, metallic finish. We’ll take advantage of a few fundamental tools in Photoshop such as shape tools, layer styles, and transform commands — combining them with easy and creative techniques to come up with a graphic that you can adapt into icons, infographics, and other design projects.

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Create an Electrifyingly Icy Composition in Photoshop

Create an Electrifyingly Icy Composition in Photoshop

This graphic design tutorial will use Photoshop to create a design composition with an icy and dramatic look. This is somewhat of a tribute to one of the greatest competitors in sports, UFC’s Chuck Liddell, who recently had what may be his last fight after a long and illustrious career. We’ll cover a lot of handy tips, tricks, and shortcuts that you should be able to apply to any of your own designs.

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Make a Soft Grunge Product Ad Design in Photoshop

Make a Soft Grunge Product Ad Design in Photoshop

In this graphic design tutorial, we’ll create a poster with light grunge features centered around a Nike shoe. Graphics designers are often asked to work on advertisement campaigns. Great projects are realized in collaboration with several creative minds specialized in different matters, all under the direction of an art director. Small firms, on the other hand, generally contract out a single graphic designer and give them detailed instructions on how create their ad poster design.

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