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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Make Artistic and Elegant Vector Artwork with Illustrator

Make Artistic and Elegant Vector Artwork with Illustrator

In this tutorial, I will share the techniques that I use for creating artistic vector artwork with Illustrator. We will go over a few different ways that we can compose vector drawings together using reference images, how to use layer transparencies, and how to give our vector artwork a color-washed look with the use of Live Paint and color gradients. We will then finish off our work in Photoshop.

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Hand-Drawn Abstract Sketches: Photoshop Brush Pack

Hand-Drawn Abstract Sketches: Photoshop Brush Pack

This free brush set contains 20 hand-drawn-style abstract sketches as well as PNG files for each brush. They are perfect for accenting your design projects with a touch of sketch-style elements. The brushes are between 400-2,000px wide.

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Make a Divinely Dark Zen Composition in Photoshop

Make a Divinely Dark Zen Composition in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, we will photo manipulate different photos, textures and organic elements to produce a mysterious Zen-inspired composition. We will produce a dominantly monochromatic piece that we will then sprinkle with hints of color to bring our work into another level. We will explore the use of the Color Range command, image adjustments, warping and blurring to give a sense of motion and depth, and much more.

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Create an Elegant Portfolio Web Design in Photoshop

Create an Elegant Portfolio Web Design in Photoshop

In this Photoshop web design tutorial, I would like to show you how to create a clean and elegant portfolio web layout that has numerous areas for common content types such as an area that displays a blog post excerpt, a nice image slider for featured works, social media information, and a thumbnail gallery. We will cover plenty of professional-grade web designing techniques in this Photoshop tutorial.

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Visual Inspiration: 30 Beautiful Web App Site Designs

Visual Inspiration: 30 Beautiful Web App Site Designs

A web application’s site design is the first look potential users will get before deciding whether or not to sign up for the service; it’s the book cover, table of contents and blurb of a web app that abeyant visitors will scrutinize before deciding to make the jump towards becoming its user. In this web design inspiration showcase, you’ll feast your eyes on stylish and modern web app site designs that make powerful impressions.

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Create a Magical Floating Woman Scene in Photoshop

Create a Magical Floating Woman Scene in Photoshop

This Photoshop tutorial involves combining various photos and textures to come up with a colorful and surreal scene. This tutorial is geared towards intermediate and advanced Photoshop users who are already familiar with Photoshop. We will use things such as layer masks, a custom brush that we will make from scratch, image adjustments, and so on.

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How to Create a 3D Book Icon in Photoshop

How to Create a 3D Book Icon in Photoshop

This design tutorial is meant to explain how to draw a 3D book icon from scratch with the help of Photoshop. We will use tools such as the Pen Tool, Polygonal Lasso Tool, and Gradient Tool, among other things. A strong proficiency in drawing shapes is needed in order to complete this tutorial.

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