February 2010

Artistic Typography Tutorials using Photoshop.

From TutorialLounge: “Today we are with an really professional creative typography tutorials using Adobe Photoshop learn step-by-step in these listed trainings which can enrich your design skills and improve the quality of your work which you presenting in your different design assignments.” Sorry, but I’m tired….you know what they mean.

Adjusting Saturation with the Sponge Tool in Photoshop.

With the Sponge tool you can desaturate or saturate specific areas of an image by choosing a brush tip and then painting onto the image. Sitepoint describes how to use the tool.

High Quality Categorized Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials.

With the right knowledge and techniques of Photoshop, you can push the limits of Typography to a whole new dimension. This article at LeVoltz is one of the largest categorized collections of Text Effect Tutorials you will be able to find. All tutorials have large preview images and all links have been verified.

Create a Jigsaw Puzzle effect for photos.

Last week CssCreme bought a box with 1,500 puzzle pieces. Not a smart idea for her first attempt to do a puzzle with more then 200 pieces. So today, while she was torturing herself to put some pieces together, she thought it would be easier to just make it in Photoshop. And after that, she’s opened Photoshop and made the puzzle in two minutes. So in this tutorial she’ll show you how to turn your images into a puzzle.

Two ways to remove a Color Cast from a Photo.

Some images contain color casts, which are simply imbalanced colors. You see color casts frequently in photographs that were taken indoors with artificial light; they tend to have a yellowish hue. Or photographs taken outdoors on cold days, which often have a blue hue. Color imbalance can also happen when you’re scanning photographs. Luckily, it’s incredibly easy to fix in Photoshop, and Sitepoint suggests two ways to get rid of the problem.

Create a better, more realistic Drop Shadow in Photoshop.

You can add a simple drop shadow to any object on its own layer in Photoshop by clicking on the “Add a layer style” button at the bottom of the palette and choose Drop Shadow from the drop down menu. This opens up the Layer Style dialog box and you can choose your drop shadow settings from there. Simple. The drop shadow adds a little extra dimension to objects but it doesn’t always look particularly realistic. Most objects such as paper or photographs do not always lie completely flat so let’s take a look at how you can create a more realistic drop shadow with of a hint of a curl. Go to Sitepoint to find out how it’s done.

Photoshop Water Effect Tutorials and Brush Collections.

Creating the illusion of water and rain in designs using Photoshop can be a bit difficult. If the right techniques and textures are not applied, the effect may look unrealistic and fake. TripwireMagazine provides a collection of great tutorials and brush collections focused on the most needed water effects like rain, drops, reflections etc.

January 2010

Photoshop Basics: How to effectively use the Transformation Tool.

In this short tutorial at Richworks about the Transformation Tool, we will be learning from the basics of how to scale an image and we shall escalate into warping them. We will also learn about a few nifty techniques which we can adopt to create some cool designs.

A roundup of cutting edge PSD to HTML tutorials.

Designing a web layout in Photoshop or Fireworks is only half of the process. Web designers and developers need to be able to convert those PSD layouts into valid CSS and HTML. These 22 tutorials at Slodive are a great starting point if you’re interested in learning how to do just that.

Create an old and stained Newspaper Icon in Photoshop.

In this Photoshop tutorial by DawgHouse, we will learn how to create an Old and Stained Newspaper Icon from scratch. We will learn some basic to intermediate techniques in Photoshop such as making use of brushes, textures, masking, the burn tool and a lot more! Cool!