I will be showing you a quick and easy way to develop a simple dark-themed blog layout with the use of Photoshop. When I say “quick and easy”, I mean it. We will only rely on basic Photoshop tools such as the marquee selection tools and layer styles. The outcome will be a professional-level website design mockup that can be converted to a blog theme or HTML web page.
In this tutorial, I’ll show you several super easy techniques for incorporating remarkable light effects to your work using Photoshop. You’ll need only 10 minutes to make your own set of abstract brushes (I’ll show you how) for use in enhancing your design projects. We will work with textures too—I’ll demonstrate how to give an interesting look to a human body using a grunge texture.
In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to create retro-looking text that seems like it’s constructed using folded strips of paper. We’re going to step away from the computer a little bit and use a real model as a reference for our project. Prepare yourself to heavily rely on Photoshop’s Lasso Tool, as well as some other basic tools and simple techniques.
Here are some Photoshop brushes of coffee rings that you can download and use on your personal or commercial projects, free of charge. There are 9 brushes in the set, with their diameters between 500–1000px. Enjoy!
Matte paintings are typically for use in films and video games to make scenes and landscapes that would otherwise be impossible or expensive to create as a film set. We’d like to present you with some master matte painters and their stunning art pieces for your admiration and inspiration. This visual showcase follows up our tutorial on how to create a matte painting in Photoshop.
In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we are going to go over a method for composing a beautiful matte painting style scene. Matte paintings are typically used in movies to create expensive or surreal landscapes and scenes that are stitched together with regular footage. Note that we are not actually making a matte painting that would be suitable to use in a Hollywood film, but rather, composing a scene inspired by these great matte painters and film technicians.
The use of a bright color palette and gradients can bring a modernistic or playful character to a web design. When done well, bright and sleek web designs are eye-catching and fits a website that drives to convey a neoteric mood. To follow up our tutorial on making a bright and sleek layout, I’d like to present to you some beautiful web designs in the same theme, for your inspiration.
In this web design tutorial we will create a clean, professional, and modern web layout in Photoshop using the 960 Grid System as our layout guide. We will use light and bright colors, subtle gradients, thin lines. Additionally, you will see a way to recreate a popular web design technique: 3D ribbons. Let’s get started!
With this illustration tutorial, we are going to work on ways of creating digital illustrations that feel very organic, rough, and are full of texture. This tutorial will focus on using Photoshop’s existing brushes, creating one of our own, using layering techniques and filters to create the final image. There is some use of royalty-free stock, mostly for reference and textures. Feel free to adjust the methods discussed here to your own style and technique, as this is merely one of the ways I do it.
We’re bombarded with manipulated images every day. It’s fair to say that you literally can’t believe your eyes when you look in a magazine and see beautiful sculpted bodies and blemish-free skin. The best photo manipulators can make anything look real. In some cases, the work is extremely subtle, which is an art in itself, while other examples showcase the weird and wonderful images that can be achieved by a skillful image manipulator.
This Design Instruct exclusive freebie pack contains five grunge textures that you can incorporate into your commercial or personal design and art projects to give it some grungy, gritty textures. Each image is high-resolution, captured using a DSLR camera. In their full size, the items are sized at 1944x2896px. Enjoy!
Embossing is a technique for creating three-dimensional designs on paper. Embossing paper produces either a raised or a lowered surface, with the latter referred to as impressing or, in some circles, “debossing”. Print work with embossing creates a unique and tactile design that embodies a subtle but memorable element that ensures that you’ll make an impression.