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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Create a Funky Urban-Inspired Scene in Photoshop

Create a Funky Urban-Inspired Scene in Photoshop

As an artist, I am always listening to, and being inspired by, music. I wanted to do a tutorial that pays tribute to this art form for what it has contributed to our culture. In this tutorial, we are going to create a colorful scene inspired by breakdancing and the urban lifestyle. We will be using some Photoshop brushes, photo-blending techniques, and advanced lighting techniques to achieve the final result. Throw on some tunes and fire up Photoshop — let’s get to it!

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Watercolor Textures: Photoshop Brush Pack

Watercolor Textures: Photoshop Brush Pack

This is both a Photoshop brush pack and a texture pack. In this set, there are 25 different watercolor texture brushes ranging from 1200-2500px in width. Also included are PNG files for each respective brush (which are larger than the brushes) that you can use as decorative elements, background textures, and so forth.

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Create a 3D Shipping Package Box Icon in Illustrator

Create a 3D Shipping Package Box Icon in Illustrator

This icon design tutorial will discuss how to create a shipping box/parcel box icon from scratch using Adobe Illustrator. We will use the 3D Extrude & Bevel effect, the Pen Tool for drawing simple shapes, several panels like the Transparency Panel and the Gradient Panel, and other fundamental Illustrator features. We’ll detail our icon with a red shipping stamp (that we will draw ourselves), packing tape, and shadows/highlights.

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Create a Superhero Movie Inspired Photo Manipulation

Create a Superhero Movie Inspired Photo Manipulation

I’m going to show you some photo manipulation techniques for creating a movie inspired scene using Photoshop. We will create an exploding airplane and then we will merge our flying superhero, who I call “Super-Kid”, seamlessly into the scene. As what often happens in my tutorials, we will conclude our work by modifying color combinations and saturation with adjustment layers to create harmony among all the elements of the composition.

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