Create an Epic Roman Empire Photo Manipulation Scene

Create an Epic Roman Empire Photo Manipulation Scene

In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll be using plenty of professional Photoshop techniques to create a scene right out of the fall of the Roman Empire. If you’re a fan of the movie 300 or the TV series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, then you will recognize the style of this image. You can’t ask for a better story than one that includes epic disaster, warriors, and a maiden in distress. Here’s your chance to relive a violent chapter in history — and this time, no one gets hurt.

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Create an Elegant Patterned Web Design in Photoshop

Create an Elegant Patterned Web Design in Photoshop

In this Photoshop web design tutorial, we will create a simple and elegant web layout of a portfolio site. We will create and use patterns throughout the design to give it that extra bit of class. We’ll use a variety of techniques, including creating patterned drop shadows, applying highlights with the Brush Tool, creating a basic button for the navigation bar, and more.

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Visual Inspiration: 30 Beautiful Dark Web Designs

Visual Inspiration: 30 Beautiful Dark Web Designs

A dark color scheme can work extremely well in a web design. Using primarily dark color tones can produce themes ranging from elegant and modern, to grungy and stylishly retro. In this collection, you will find amazingly beautiful dark-themed web designs from a variety of industries such as design, music, and photography, for your inspiration.

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How to Make a Vintage-Inspired Movie Poster in Photoshop

How to Make a Vintage-Inspired Movie Poster in Photoshop

Some common posters I keep seeing on Flickr are reinventions of movie posters, like the ones by Ibraheem Youssef, based on movies such as Scarface and The Big Lebowski. Most of the posters are very iconic in style, with some nice textures to simulate a vintage or minimalist look. Creating artwork inspired by movies is a good practice for creative thinking, and this is what we’ll try to do in this Photoshop tutorial, with the movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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Create a Centaur Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Create a Centaur Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

In Greek Mythology, the Centaurs are a wild and barbaric race of creatures — half man, and half horse. They have been described as typifying the struggle between civilization and barbarism. In this tutorial, we will create one of these mythological creatures by blending several images together and adding some dramatic lighting and depth to the scene. Grab your shield and prepare to do battle as we set out to encounter one of the greatest beasts ever known!

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Create a Web Application Website Design in Photoshop

Create a Web Application Website Design in Photoshop

In this web design tutorial, I will show you how to create a layout for a web app’s website using Photoshop. We will create all the popular components of a web application website, like a "featured" area for a short description of the app, call-to-action buttons, screenshots/videos presentation areas to show the users how the app looks like and what it can do, a "features" area to present product features, and more.

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Internal Laptop Parts: Stock Photos

Internal Laptop Parts: Stock Photos

Many of us have seen the insides of a desktop. However, very few people get a chance to peek inside a laptop. Personally, I thought it looked a bit like a well-planned urban landscape. There are 8 high-resolution photos in this exclusive Design Instruct release. As always, we mean it when we say “freebie.” However, please do not redistribute the files without our permission.

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Dynamic Black & White Scene with Geometric Elements

Dynamic Black & White Scene with Geometric Elements

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, I will teach you how to easily incorporate geometric elements and amazing light effects in your compositions. Using a ton of techniques, you will be able to discover how to create spectacular light effects and manipulate parts of your artwork to get interesting displacement effects.

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How to Make a Detailed Printer Icon Using Illustrator

How to Make a Detailed Printer Icon Using Illustrator

In this icon design tutorial, we will construct a desktop printer icon that is rich in detail. We will use the industry-standard vector illustration tool: Adobe Illustrator. The icon we will make is from our Perspective general icon set. Ready? Perhaps you should serve yourself a cup of coffee and grab a bag of chips to pass the hunger while we draw our icon (it could take a while to finish)!

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10 Image Bookmarking Sites for Visual Inspiration

10 Image Bookmarking Sites for Visual Inspiration

Looking at images for visual inspiration can spark your creativity and give you ideas on ways to approach your own designs. Image bookmarking sites — which collect and present images from various places around the Web — are excellent places for creatives searching for visual inspiration. Here are a few image bookmarking sites to check out.

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Font Collection: 10 Free Blackletter Fonts

Font Collection: 10 Free Blackletter Fonts

Blackletter fonts, often also referred to as gothic script fonts, are an old style of fonts that dates back to the 12th century. Today, you can see them digitalized and used in typographic artwork, though it is rare to see them used as display fonts. In this font collection, you will find some lovely and free blackletter fonts.

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Create a Grungy Scene with Colorful Lights in Photoshop

Create a Grungy Scene with Colorful Lights in Photoshop

In this Photoshop design tutorial, we are going to be creating a striking, dark-themed piece with colorful highlights using stock photos, textures, and Photoshop brushes.  The scene is built around a raven and a clock that represents fate and waiting for your time to come. With this tutorial, however, we will be depicting this theme in a fresh and edgy way that will surely give you some new things to try in Photoshop!

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