Surreal Train Cabin Photo Manipulation with Photoshop

Surreal Train Cabin Photo Manipulation with Photoshop

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we are going to create a simple but effective photo manipulation that blends different images together to create a bold and surreal scene. This tutorial covers how to add realistic blood and shadows, easy-to-use techniques to blend images together, and applying image adjustments automatically using a Photoshop action.

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Design Instruct Week: Prizes on Twitter Every Day

Design Instruct Week: Prizes on Twitter Every Day

For the entire week, we’ll be giving away different prizes every day on Twitter. Don’t miss your chance to win amazing prizes from top-notch companies by following @designinstruct Twitter. Continue reading to see how the giveaway works.

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Folds: Texture Pack

Folds: Texture Pack

This is a collection of free textures of folds and creases from a statue for you to download. There are 8 high-scale images in this freebie. You can use these for personal or commercial purposes in your work! You’ll find image files up to 2000×3008px in size included in this pack.

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How to Create a Dark and Mysterious TV-Head Scene

How to Create a Dark and Mysterious TV-Head Scene

For this Photoshop tutorial, I will be showing you how to make a dark and mysterious scene with the subject having a TV for a head. You will see how to seamlessly replace a person’s head with another object—in this case, a television—and how to create a stormy sky using brush strokes. We’ll also deal with creating realistic lights and shadows as well as how to retouch subjects who are against a light source.

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Make Watercolor and Marker Style Portraits with Illustrator

Make Watercolor and Marker Style Portraits with Illustrator

With this tutorial, we are going to work through ways of creating digital portrait illustrations that have a unique and somewhat tactile feel of marker and watercolor. This tutorial will focus on using a drawing tablet and Adobe Illustrator. There will be a focus on technique and technical settings, but the overall product will rely on your own personal style and taste.

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How to Get Creatively Inspired

How to Get Creatively Inspired

For the majority of us, creativity comes and goes—one day you can be producing revolutionary work, and the next, you may be staring at a blank canvas for hours. As professionals though, being in a creative rut can be costly, so we often have to find ways to coax ourselves into unfailingly being able to create.

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Concrete/Brick Blocks: Texture Pack

Concrete/Brick Blocks: Texture Pack

There are concrete textures. Then there are brick textures. However, you rarely find both in one texture pack! That’s right, that’s how we do it at Design Instruct! There are 8 large-scale images in this texture pack, and each are up to 2000x3008px in dimension. I found these concrete block pillars with brick pieces shoved in between the mortar. How amazing is that? I thought it was neat-o. Enjoy! Use them for personal and commercial works.

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Draw a 3D Umbrella with Photoshop

Draw a 3D Umbrella with Photoshop

In this drawing tutorial, I will walk you through my method of drawing a 3D umbrella in Photoshop that you can use as an icon or as part of an art piece. I will highlight some excellent and uncomplicated techniques for drawing design elements in Photoshop. Much of the coloring and shading is done using layer styles so that you can alter the umbrella according to your tastes and needs. Most of the elements can be drawn precisely using various shapes and selection methods, but we will also use the exemplary Pen Tool.

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Make a Retro-Space Typography Poster with Colorful Lights

Make a Retro-Space Typography Poster with Colorful Lights

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a stunning and high-impact retro-style typography poster that’s out of this world (literally). I will walk you through the steps for creating 3D text by combining the power of Photoshop and Cinema 4D. You’ll also learn how to create unique and detailed light streaks that give the typography poster its signature look. Finally, we will add some great textures that will give the composition an “out of this world” appearance. Let’s get started!

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Create a Funky Retro Wavy Text Effect in Photoshop

Create a Funky Retro Wavy Text Effect in Photoshop

We are going to create a retro-colored psychedelic background, which we are then going to apply to some text. The purpose of this tutorial is to learn how to mask out an image so that it just shows through the editable text, making it friendlier to modifications later on. We will also work with layering textures to create a grungy retro background.

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Mysterious Grunge Stains: Texture Pack

Mysterious Grunge Stains: Texture Pack

This is a collection of free grunge textures for you to download. There are 8 high-scale textures in this freebie. You can use these for personal or commercial purposes in your work, though we have to ask you not to redistribute this pack without prior consent from us. You’ll find image files up to 2000x3008px in size included in this pack.

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How to Make Abstract Typography Art with Illustrator

How to Make Abstract Typography Art with Illustrator

For this beginner level tutorial, I will show you how to create a type design I like to call "Sauce." The design will be done in Illustrator and will be a vector so that we can scale the design up or down depending on where you want to use it, coming out with a vector image that will allow you to apply the design anywhere you’d like.

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