August 2012

Aug 31
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Members Area Tutorial: Learn Digital Portrait Painting by Drawing a Beautiful Woman From Scratch

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 19:27 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Learn Digital Portrait Painting by Drawing a Beautiful Woman From Scratch

Today’s advanced Photoshop tutorial will teach you digital portrait painting by showing you how to draw a beautiful woman from scratch using Photoshop.

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

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Aug 30
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Best Of Web And Design In August 2012

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 03:00 — julie




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Aug 29
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10 Inspiring Flash Website Preloaders

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 19:40 — julie

Flash websites at times are not very user friendly but even though they may have some issues there are some really awesome websites out there with great animation that deserve your attention. Flash websites don’t load instantly so some websites have some nice animations while loading. If the flash preloader is original and fun the user will most likely be willing to stay until the website is fully loaded. Check out these creative flash preloaders for your inspiration!

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Aug 28
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Author Interview: OhmLab

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 09:00 — julie

Traveling around South-East Asia to meet clients, learning to love sound design, adopting a dog from a rescue shelter, and having more speakers, headphones and hard drives than you can throw a stick at. This week we meet Chris Gear (OhmLab) from AudioJungle.

If you’re an Envato marketplace author and would like to be interviewed for the blog, head over to this form. We’d love to hear from you.

Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, what do you do for a living?

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Aug 28
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10 Important Things Web Designers Need to Understand

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 00:00 — julie

Web designers – everyone needs them, but great ones are hard to find. When you want to work as a web designer, talent in designing and laying out webpages is an obvious must. However, there are also several more skills and talents you need to know in order to be able to do your job effectively and brilliantly. Here are ten important things that you need to know in order to be a great web designer.

1. Search Engine Optimization Basics

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Aug 22
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Members Area Tutorial: Photo Manipulate a Complex Space Station Scene

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:07 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Photo Manipulate a Complex Space Station Scene

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a sci-fi artwork featuring a space station. You will learn advanced blending techniques, but also some fantastic drawing, lighting and detailing techniques.

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

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Aug 20
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How to Create a Lighter Illustration from Scratch in Photoshop

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 20:10 — julie

How to Create a Lighter Illustration from Scratch in Photoshop

Hey PSDFANs, we’ve got another great tutorial for you today!

In the following tutorial your will learn how to create a lighter illustration from scratch in Photoshop.

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

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Aug 20
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Meet the Staff: Vectortuts+ Has New Editors!

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 14:11 — julie

After a team switch-around, Vectortuts+ recently announced a new editor and associate editor:

We have a new editing team! Today we’re proud to announce that Kate McInnes is now Editor of Vectortuts+ and Sharon Milne has joined as Associate Editor. With over 20 years of combined vector knowledge, the site is definitely in good hands.

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Aug 17
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Create a Polished 3D Gold Bars Text Effect

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 14:17 — julie

Create a Polished 3D Gold Bars Text Effect

Final Image:

Here is the final image that we will be creating from scratch using layer styles and filters:

Resources Used In This Tutorial

Step 1:

Please create new document. You can do this by pressing Ctrl+N.

Use 1200 px as a width and 800px as height.

Use dark grey for a background. To do this press Shift+Backspace, and from the dropdown menu choose color.


and choose 353535 from color window.

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Aug 15
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Members Area Tutorial: Create a Stunningly Detailed Matte Painting Landscape

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 06:33 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Create a Stunningly Detailed Matte Painting Landscape

In this tutorial we will be creating an Assassin’s Creed inspired scene where the assassin stands on the top of a building watching over the city.

This tutorial covers topics like,

-In depth explanation of the New Blur Tools and using them effectively in the scene.
-Digital set extension production techniques.
-Advanced Lighting.
-Matte Painting techniques using reference images.
-Cinematic Color correction using adjustment layers, layer masks and Gradients.
-Creating custom building structures.

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

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Aug 14
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How to Find Good Clients

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 13:25 — julie

Besides being marketplace authors and buyers and tutorial readers and writers, many of us are freelancers looking for good clients. Well, good clients aren’t always easy to find.

FreelanceSwitch understand the difficulty, and recently shared this video on the blog.

This week we look at How To Find Good Clients by FreelanceJam. Freelancers not only need to know how to find clients, they need to know how to find good clients. In this episode, the FreelanceJam duo Brian and Dave break down the strategies that have worked for them over their years of freelancing.

How do you find good clients for your freelance work? And how many of those techniques can be applied to marketplace marketing?

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Aug 13
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201 Free Vectors + 30 Free Photoshop Texture Patterns From Ultimate Designer Toolkit

Mon, 08/13/2012 - 18:59 — julie

Ultimate Designer Toolkit is now offering some great freebies as part of their freebies section. What is Ultimate Designer Toolkit? It is the #1 web design membership website that offers designers access to more than 60,000 premium design resources, with new resources added regularly. Their resources include Photoshop Gradients, brushes, vector illustrations, vector icons, seamless vectors, stock photos, textures, Photoshop actions, Adobe add-ons, premium tutorial PSDs and much more.

They give you free access to the following (sign up for free lifetime access to get instant access to the items below):

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Aug 13
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70 Beautiful Typography Designs Truly Jaw Dropping

Mon, 08/13/2012 - 03:00 — julie




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Aug 10
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Members Area Tutorial: Create an Advanced 3D Matte Painting Using Sketchup and Photoshop (Part 2)

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 19:49 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Create an Advanced 3D Matte Painting Using Sketchup and Photoshop (Part 2)

This tutorial is a mammoth, and actually our longest, most in depth tutorial on record! It’s great to welcome Caroline to the team, and I’m sure you guys will learn a lot from her.

This tutorial was simply too long to post as a single post, with around 200 images and 57 incredibly detailed steps. As a result we have split it into two sections.

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Aug 09
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Top 10 Responsive Web Design Tutorials

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 20:27 — julie

The use of mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone and other smart phones has increased a lot in the last few years and this represents the main reason why responsive web design started to gain more importance in web design. A responsive website is one that can easily adapt its layout and design to fit in any device resolution. In this post I share with you 10 useful responsive web design tutorials which I’m sure will help you understand better this concept and design more complex websites.

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Aug 09
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How To Create A Halftone Photo Effect Using Photoshop

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 03:00 — julie




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Aug 08
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Members Area Tutorial: Create an Advanced 3D Matte Painting Using Sketchup and Photoshop (Part 1)

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:15 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Create an Advanced 3D Matte Painting Using Sketchup and Photoshop (Part 1)

This tutorial is a mammoth, and actually our longest, most in depth tutorial on record! It’s great to welcome Caroline to the team, and I’m sure you guys will learn a lot from her.

This tutorial was simply too long to post as a single post, with around 200 images and 57 incredibly detailed steps. As a result we have split it into two sections. Today’s section (Part 1) teaches you how to construct a complex building structure from scratch using the free software Google Sketchup. Part 2 will be posted this Friday and shows you how to take the 3D Sketchup model and use advanced matte painting techniques and advanced Photoshop skills to turn it into a realistic final scene.

Let’s get going!

A note from Caroline:

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Aug 08
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The Ultimate Roundup of Social Media Marketing Tutorials

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:01 — julie

If you’re a marketplace author or freelancer – or both – good marketing is essential. But it’s probably fair to say it’s not what you’re best at. In fact, you may not like marketing at all, or have the faintest idea of where to start.

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Aug 07
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New Job Opening: Crafttuts+ Editor

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 11:41 — julie

We’re always looking to expand into new areas with the Tuts+ network — just last month, we’ve launched both Mactuts+ and Gamedevtuts+ — and we have some really exciting sites planned for the rest of the year as well!

Most of the skills we teach at present are computer-based. Photoshop, web development, WordPress, After Effects — all of these are fairly “high tech” sites. With our next project, we’re going to be teaching something slightly different: Craft!

Crafttuts+ will be launching soon, and we’re currently looking for an editor for the site. Read on to find out about the job requirements, and decide whether you’d like to apply!

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Aug 07
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Caution: Mountain Lion 10 Posts That Get You Up to Speed

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 09:35 — julie
Those Eyes by Art G.

Chances are if you’re a Mac user you’ve already upgraded to Mountain Lion. Though there’s an 18% chance that you’re still holding out or sitting on the fence. Either way, Mactuts+ and Mac.AppStorm have a metric tonne of material to get you up to speed with this incremental upgrade of OS X. Here are 10 posts you shouldn’t miss.

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Aug 07
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Tuts+ Were in NY – Check the Photos

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 03:35 — julie

A number of the Tuts+ team met up in New York recently to brainstorm about the tutorial network, work and meet the community. Here they are enjoying an inspiring view of the city.

There’s a fantastic collection of photos of the event on Flickr now. Make sure you check them out.

And you can find hundreds of Envato-related photos on the We Are Envato Flickr stream.

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Aug 06
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Photo Manipulate a Complex Surrogate Scene

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 22:42 — julie

Photo Manipulate a Complex Surrogate Scene

Final Image

As always, this is the final image we’ll be creating:

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Aug 03
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Artist Breakdown #4. José Reis: Painting Your Fury (Source File Available)

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 14:59 — julie

A Behind the Scenes Look at the Work Processes of World Renowned Artists

At PSD.FanExtra we believe that the best way to learn is from experts in your field. That’s why we employ some of the best tutorial writers and bring you regular quality content.

Tutorials are great, but I often find myself looking at work from some of the world’s top digital artists and wondering about the thought processes, techniques and workflows used to create such incredible art. I always think ‘if I only I could get my hands on their original Photoshop files I’d be able to break down exactly what makes their work so awesome!’.

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Aug 03
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Freebie Friday: Free Marketplace Files for August

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 04:57 — julie

Have you checked out the marketplaces’ free files for August? Download them while you can!

GraphicRiver: 20 Exclusive Photoshop Layer Styles Pack vol.2

Works great for texts and shapes!

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Aug 02
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Top 10 Web Design / Graphic Design Tutorial Websites

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 18:17 — julie

Tutorials are very important especially if you are a beginner designer. Here’s a list with 10 great websites that offer helpful tutorials and other great inspirational resources.

1. PSD TUTS

This is one of the best! The tutorials are great and it is also a great source of inspiration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Net Tuts

From the makers of PSDTUTS.com. It offers great tips for web design.

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