April 2013

Apr 29
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Create a Fantasy Space-Age Light Angel Scene

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 12:29 — julie

Create a Fantasy Space-Age Light Angel Scene

In this tutorial you will create a beautiful fantasy landscape of an angel playing in the cosmos.

You will learn how to manipulate simple stock images into a fantasy scene. You will learn skin retouching techniques, how to paint custom hair, blending, filtering and much more.

You’ll also apply a variety of custom lighting effects to create a bold, fantastic outcome:

Final Image

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

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Apr 24
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Members Area Tutorial: Create an Advanced Stone Text Effect in Photoshop

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 14:59 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Create an Advanced Stone Text Effect in Photoshop

Today’s advanced tutorial will teach you how to create a realistic stone text effect from scratch in Photoshop.

You’ll learn how to create a custom bump map, and how to use this technique to distort virtually any surface. Then you will combine Layer Styles to create an authentic ancient stone texture. Finally, we will explore few simple techniques for creating fast and realistic jungle vines with leaves.

Let’s get started!

Final Image

This is the final image that we’ll be creating in this tutorial.

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Apr 22
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Photo Manipulate a Beautiful Snow Queen Scene

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 18:10 — julie

Photo Manipulate a Beautiful Snow Queen Scene

Today you’ll learn how to create an atmospheric snow queen scene. This tutorial will teach you all kinds of practical techniques including:

  • Combining multiple photos to create a custom backdrop
  • Adding custom lighting effects
  • Using adjustment layers correctly
  • Blending images seamlessly
  • Creating a snow blizzard effect using brushes

Final Image

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

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Apr 22
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How To Draw A Delicious Burger

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 03:00 — julie

A burger, the king of fast foods! Who doesn’t like burgers? Everyone does! For those designers that are hungry a new tutorial, how to draw a burger in Adobe Illustrator.

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Apr 20
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10 Great jQuery Notification Plugins and Tutorials

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 22:19 — julie

jQuery notification plugins play an important role in enhancing the usability of a website.  There are so many awesome jQuery plugins out there and if you’re a beginner web developer you’ll find them very useful. Today we’ve listed 10 jQuery notification plugins and tutorials but if you want to learn more about jQuery you should definitely check out these 10 Great jQuery Pagination Plugins and Tutorials and  10 jQuery Animation Tutorials You Want To Read. Hope you’ll find them as helpful as we did!

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Apr 17
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Members Area Tutorial: Construct a Realistic Old Time Scene With Advanced Image Blending

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 21:47 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Construct a Realistic Old Time Scene With Advanced Image Blending

In this tutorial we will be creating an early 19th century scholar’s study room. This tutorial covers topics like:

  • Creating a custom table.
  • Texture application
  • Shadows and Lighting
  • Advanced image cutting and extraction techniques.
  • Effective use of Blending modes.
  • Vital use of textures and detailing

Scholar’s Study Room

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

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Apr 17
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Outstanding New Marketplace Items

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:05 — julie

What outstanding items have been arriving on the marketplaces? Here are a handful that have caught our attention.

The image above is a CodeCanyon item called ZoomSounds – Neat HTML5 Audio Player by ZoomIt, a nifty, cutting-edge, retina-ready, responsive HTML5 audio player for your site.

Read on to explore more awesome new items.

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Apr 15
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Master Advanced Drawing in Photoshop by Creating an Old Alarm Clock From Scratch

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 14:07 — julie

Master Advanced Drawing in Photoshop by Creating an Old Alarm Clock From Scratch

Drawing in Photoshop can be a scary learning curve to start with. Beyond the basic shape tools there are a host of more complex features that can make the difference between an intermediate and an advanced user.

Today we’re going to explore some of these features and learn how to create a realistic alarm clock vector. This will be an entirely non-destructive process, that results in a clean, scalable vector outcome. Simply put, you’ll follow the workflow of a true professional and learn how to use Photoshop’s advanced drawing tools the right way.

Each step is carefully explained, so you should be able to follow along with ease.

Let’s get started!

Final Image

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

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Apr 10
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Members Area Tutorial: Photo Manipulate a Beautiful, Bejeweled Ancient Princess

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 19:32 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Photo Manipulate a Beautiful, Bejeweled Ancient Princess

Today’s advanced tutorial will show you how to photo manipulate a beautiful ancient princess scene. In this tutorial we will be covering key topics including:

  • Creating Custom Patterns
  • Single Point Perspective
  • Texturing
  • Advanced fashion photo retouching
  • Discussion and use of how shadows can make the added elements look natural
  • Creating custom 3D textured text

Final Image

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

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Apr 10
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Members Area Tutorial: Photo Manipulate a Beautiful, Bejeweled Ancient Princess

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 19:32 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Photo Manipulate a Beautiful, Bejeweled Ancient Princess

Today’s advanced tutorial will show you how to photo manipulate a beautiful ancient princess scene. In this tutorial we will be covering key topics including:

  • Creating Custom Patterns
  • Single Point Perspective
  • Texturing
  • Advanced fashion photo retouching
  • Discussion and use of how shadows can make the added elements look natural
  • Creating custom 3D textured text

Final Image

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

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Apr 08
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Photo Manipulate an Eerie Sea Cave Scene

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 21:33 — julie

Photo Manipulate an Eerie Sea Cave Scene

Today’s tutorial will teach you how to photo manipulate an eerie sea cave, along with grim reaper boatman. You’ll learn various blending techniques, whereby you can blend multiple photos seamlessly. You’ll also learn how to create an effective depth of field as well as some cool looking light effects.

Let’s get started!

Final Image

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Apr 05
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Free Download: Cracks Brush Set

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 18:44 — julie

Free Download: Cracks Brush Set

In an effort to reward our email subscribers we’re releasing a fantastic new free Photoshop brush set.

These 10 cracks brushes are all really high-res, sharp and perfect for your photo manipulation and Photoshop projects.

Some of the more abstract cracks would also work really well as splatter and shatter effects, so are something I’ll be testing in upcoming tutorials.

These brushes are free to use on any personal and commercial projects. Redistribution is not allowed, but you can direct users to this page to download their own copy.

You can access this freebie and hundreds more in your Designer Toolkit area. Access the area below:

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Apr 05
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Using Ninite.com on Windows 8 to install multiple programs at once

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:27 — julie

Ninite is a great website app which let you easily install multiple programs at once by opening one installer file which will download and run all the installer files which you picked to install for programs like Libreoffiice, VLC,  Google Chrome, and a bunch of other programs which you checked to download and install with Ninite.

Once you checked the sites which you want to install on your computer, you click the “Get Installer Button” at the bottom of the website, and open the installer file with Windows. There is also a version of Ninite for Linux, but it has fewer programs for Linux than Windows.

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Apr 04
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How To Turn A Rasterized Logo Into A Scalable Vector

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 03:00 — julie

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Apr 03
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Members Area Tutorial: Design a Summer Time Vacation Poster

Wed, 04/03/2013 - 18:07 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Design a Summer Time Vacation Poster

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a surreal underwater photo manipulation that is perfect for a poster design. You’ll work with various manipulation techniques including blending, masking, creating underwater effects, complex extractions and much more.

This is a comprehensive tutorial that will teach you a range of applicable photo manipulation skills to use across your work.

Let’s get started!

Final Image

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

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Apr 01
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Creating the Elegant Photo Manipulation ‘Out of Reach’

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 22:33 — julie

Creating the Elegant Photo Manipulation ‘Out of Reach’

Today you’ll learn some handy photo manipulation techniques if you’re just starting out.

This tutorial will teach you how to create a really beautiful outcome called ‘Out of Reach’ in a few simple, clear, straight forward steps.

You’ll master blending various images together, applying adjustment layers, working with masks, brushes, light effects and much more.

Let’s dive right in!

Final Image

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

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Apr 01
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Best Of Web And Design In March 2013

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 03:00 — julie

Another monthly round-up features the best of the web for march  The round-up features the best design tutorials from the on-line design community, alongside some great web and design articles worth reading. I hope you enjoy the round-up and would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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