November 2012

Nov 29
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Best Of Web And Design In November 2012

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 03:00 — julie

   This has to be my be favourite part of the month, rounding up all the best design resources from 2012 all into one blog post. This month contains the usual great Photoshop and illustrator tutorials, as well some great freebies free icons and text styles. I would love to hear your thoughts on this months roundups in the comments section.

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Nov 29
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Members Area Tutorial: Photo Manipulate a Magical Desert Scene

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 00:42 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Photo Manipulate a Magical Desert Scene

In this tutorial we’ll create a surreal and magical desert scene featuring a pretty girl, a hybrid camel and butterflies. The emphasis is on model manipulation, or how to adjust your models in such a way that they fit the image you want to create, whether they’re human or animal.

This is a super advanced tutorial that covers a range of professional techniques including:

  • Image Extraction
  • Hair Replacement
  • Color Blending
  • Working with complex layer arrangements and smart objects
  • Working with fabric in your manipulations

Let’s get started!

Final Image

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

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Nov 28
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10 Best Christmas PSD Resources for Designers

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 23:00 — julie

Christmas is near and as a designer you have to be prepared for designing Christmas cards, invitations, websites, banners and so on. These free resources are perfect for creating your designs. Use them and gain some more time! Looking for more freebies? Check out these 10 Free High Quality Christmas Vectors and 10 Beautiful Christmas Cards Designs. Enjoy and Happy Holidays to you all!

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Nov 22
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Decorative Vector Pattern Elements Kit

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 03:00 — julie

This is a set of decorative vector pattern elements, which you can use to construct seamless vector patterns. The set includes 9 vectors in total. They include three types of vector file formats eps, ai and svg, which enables you the option of loading the vector set into your favourite vector editor.

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Nov 22
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Quick Question: What Is the Hardest Part of Developing a Game?

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 01:14 — julie

I have a quick question I’d like to get your answer to: what’s the hardest part of developing a game? Is it finding the assets, writing the code, making it fun, or just getting someone to play it?


I’ve listed seven areas of game development that people commonly state are the hardest part of actually making a game. In your experience, which is the most difficult? If you could get more help or assistance with one, which would you pick?

If your answer isn’t one of the seven above, feel free to add it to the poll or discuss it in the comments below!

Thanks – we’ll use this information to help us prioritise what tutorials and resources to provide for you in the future.

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Nov 21
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Members Area Tutorial: Photoshop a Medieval Dream Scene

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 18:55 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Photoshop a Medieval Dream Scene

In this tutorial I will be showing you how to Photoshop a dark, medieval dream scene. You’ll use various images, brushes and textures to create a photo manipulation of a dark and powerful medieval warrior. We will be covering some really handy techniques in order to build up to a highly detailed and vicious design.

Final Image

Here is a preview of the image that we are going to be creating:

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Nov 20
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Author Interview: Pletikos

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 09:00 — julie

Living in Slovenia and studying Financial Mathematics, having a mobile workspace so he can design anywhere, and competing in the London Olympic Games… almost. This week we meet Nik Pletikos (Pletikos) from GraphicRiver and PhotoDune.

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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Nov 19
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85 Best Photoshop Tutorials From 2012

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 03:00 — julie

Every year as the years start to wind down, we like to recap the best photoshop tutorials, which were published at some point in 2012. This roundup consists of a great collection of a variety of different types of tutorials, for enhancing your design skills.

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Nov 16
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Quick Tutorial: Create a Realistic Metal Text Effect Using Layer Styles

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 20:33 — julie

Quick Tutorial: Create a Realistic Metal Text Effect Using Layer Styles

Today I’ll be showing you how to create a realistic metal text effect using only 2 layers! Sound to good to be true? Well read on… even a beginner can following this quick and easy tutorial.

Final Image:

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

Step 1:

First we will create pattern.

Please create new document. Press Ctrl+N on your keyboard.

Use 150 px as a width and height.

Use white background. Now go to Filter -> Noise -> Add Noise

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Nov 15
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How To Make Text Follow A Path In Photoshop

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 03:00 — julie

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Nov 14
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Members Area Tutorial: Photo Manipulate a Nature Inspired Advertisement

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 17:48 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Photo Manipulate a Nature Inspired Advertisement

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a nature inspired advertisement design. You’ll learn how to make a grass sofa, create a depth of field, perspective, blending, use brushes, apply text and more.

Final Image

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

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Nov 13
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Author Interview: UBL

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 09:00 — julie

Following Arsenal Soccer Club, owning a car valet business, learning design via online tutorials, and being a marketplace author for just over a month. This week we meet Robert Gouveia (UBL) from ThemeForest, GraphicRiver and CodeCanyon.

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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Nov 07
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Announcing Crafttuts+: Teaching Everything Craft and Handmade!

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 22:54 — julie

We’re excited to let you know about the latest addition to the Tuts+ family — Crafttuts+!

Crafttuts+ is focused on teaching everything crafty — fundamental craft skills, decorations, ceramics, crochet, jewellery-making, embroidery, candles, paper-craft, knitting, woodwork, printmaking, as well as how to market, sell, and promote your craft work.

Whether you’ve never even wondered about your crafty side, or consider yourself an expert, we’ve got you covered! Keep reading to learn a little bit more about what we’ll be offering on the site…

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Nov 07
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Members Area Tutorial: Create a Suitcase Portfolio Illustration in Photoshop

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 20:24 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Create a Suitcase Portfolio Illustration in Photoshop

Hey PSDFANs!

In this week’s advanced tutorial we’re going to be learning some awesome drawing techniques in Photoshop.

Never used Photoshop for drawing or illustration? Don’t worry! I’m going to walk you through every step of the way.

We’ll be creating a super realistic suitcase portfolio pretty well from scratch using Photoshop’s powerful drawing capabilities. You’ll also be following a very professional workflow, using non-destructive techniques and cutting edge organization.

Let’s get started!

Final Image

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

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Nov 05
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Draw a Binoculars Illustration in Photoshop

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 14:13 — julie

Draw a Binoculars Illustration in Photoshop

In today’s advanced drawing tutorial you will learn how to draw a pair of binoculars from scratch using Photoshop. This tutorial is perfect if you’re interested in icon or illustration design and walks you through each step of the illustration process. You’ll learn about Photoshop’s advanced drawing capabilities and texturing/lighting techniques.

Final Image

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

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Nov 05
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Helpful Resources for Authors

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 09:00 — julie

If you’re a marketplace author, there are dozens of useful resources available to you to push your profile further. This helpful article from the Envato Knowledgebase will take you for a guided tour. Enjoy!

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Nov 02
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Freebie Friday: Free Marketplace Files for November

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 23:07 — julie

Here are the Marketplaces’ free files for November. Download them while you can!

CodeCanyon: WordPress 3D Banner Rotator with Statistics

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Nov 02
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Members Area Tutorial: Create A Dark Ghostly Scene Photo Manipulation

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 17:52 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Create A Dark Ghostly Scene Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a dark ghostly scene. You’ll learn how to manipulate different images together and blend them correctly, use layer masking, create ghostly lighting, retouching, extract hair, work with advanced layer groups and more.

Final Image

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

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Nov 01
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Best Of Web And Design In October 2012

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 03:00 — julie

This months gone ever so fast . Its been an action pack month. I have managed captured all the best design tutorials all into one post, along side some great web articles about SEO and how to protect wordpress sites, alongside my favourite part free design resources to use in your design projects.

 

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