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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Emotubbles: Icon Pack

Emotubbles: Icon Pack

Emotubbles is a new way to express your emotions. The word “Emotubbles” is the union of two words: Emotions and Bubbles. Express your emotions with the help of cute and tiny chat bubbles that express emotions! This icon pack comes with 16 distinct icons as 27x27px PNG files. The PSD file is included so that you can edit the icons to suit your requirements.

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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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Create an Apple Mac Mini Using Photoshop

Create an Apple Mac Mini Using Photoshop

In this Photoshop graphic design tutorial, I will be walking you through the method of designing an Apple Mac Mini completely from scratch. I’ll be showing you how easy and simple it is to achieve realistic and detailed effects using only the basic tools available in Photoshop such as selection tools, the Free Transform command, smart objects and the application of layer styles.

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Sketchbook Secrets: 20 Sketches by Design Instruct Writers

Sketchbook Secrets: 20 Sketches by Design Instruct Writers

Following our readers’ requests, we’ve decided to put together another great collection of sketchbook scans for your viewing pleasure (see the first Sketchbook Secrets here). In this installment of Sketchbook Secrets, we asked Design Instruct writers to scan some pages from their sketchbooks to share with you. This is a small glimpse into the creative minds of the immensely talented people who write for you. Enjoy and be inspired!

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Make a Stunning Black & White Falling Scene in Photoshop

Make a Stunning Black & White Falling Scene in Photoshop

In this short and quick Adobe Photoshop digital art tutorial, we are going to let somebody fall down inside a gloomy black & white scene. You will learn how to cut out body parts, add rain to a composition, use Gradient Map adjustment layers and other techniques that are useful in performing artistic photo manipulations. Note: This tutorial features a nude subject, and thus, this tutorial contains nudity for artistic purposes.

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How to Create a Cute Yellow Alien Icon in Photoshop

How to Create a Cute Yellow Alien Icon in Photoshop

This detailed icon design tutorial is meant to show you how to use Photoshop to create cute, cartoony creatures. In this case, we are creating a robotic-like yellow alien. We will use layer styles, drawing techniques, and more to arrive at our final product. There will be a strong emphasis on detailing our icon to give it its unique, shiny look.

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Design a Space-Themed Poster with Photoshop

Design a Space-Themed Poster with Photoshop

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we are going to design a poster with space as its central theme. We’re also going to have a high emphasis on creating beautiful typography to match our theme. I will show you how to develop consistent lighting, re-coloring the scene to help set the mood, and many more Photoshop techniques. The tutorial’s final product is a poster/ad for a mythical TV show called "Space".

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Sweaty Eskimo’s Summer: Custom Desktop Wallpaper

Sweaty Eskimo’s Summer: Custom Desktop Wallpaper

Here is Tahgasa Bertram’s (aka Sweaty Eskimo) summer-themed desktop wallpaper from his tutorial on creating a custom, hand-sketched illustration. We’ve resized the wallpaper to several popular aspect ratios for use on your desktop. Download and install it to remind you of Design Instruct and Sweaty Eskimo’s awesome work!

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Design a 3D Digital Clock Icon with Illustrator

Design a 3D Digital Clock Icon with Illustrator

This tutorial will explain how to create a glossy and stylized digital clock from scratch in Adobe Illustrator composed of basic shapes and nifty gradients. We will make a vector icon that will be scalable to any size by taking advantage of designing icons and graphics using a vector-based application like Illustrator.

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Create a Remarkable Poster with Decorative Elements

Create a Remarkable Poster with Decorative Elements

I am going to show you how to create various decorative elements including geometric shapes, halftones, ribbons, 3D stars, and 3D text in Illustrator and then merge, compose, enhance, and texturize them in Photoshop. The overarching goal of this tutorial is to learn how to use both of these powerful tools for their strengths for an unmatched workflow that takes advantage of both vector and raster graphics.

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