June 2013

Jun 26
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Author Interview: Remi Corson

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 10:43 — julie

Creating WordPress plugins, speaking about support and self-promotion, aiming for excellent simplicity, and kitesurfing with a GoPro. This week we meet Remi Corson (corsonr) of CodeCanyon.

Remi Meets CodeCanyon

My name is Remi. I’m from France, and the main part of my job is creating WordPress plugins. I’m a freelancer, and basically everything I do is WordPress-related.

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Jun 26
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Members Area Tutorial: Composite a Dynamic, Fantasy Winter Scene Using Photoshop

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 10:06 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Composite a Dynamic, Fantasy Winter Scene Using Photoshop

Today’s tutorial is one of the longest, most in depth design lessons you’re likely to come across. At over 8500 words, 70 steps long and 200 meticulously detailed and diagramed images, it’s a true design education.

In this tutorial we will be creating a composite where we will take various photos and blend them together to make them feel like they were all taken at the same time and place. We will be building up a dynamic winter scene with landscapes and wild animals and also integrating abstract shapes and objects to give the composition a fantasy feel.

Here’s a look at what techniques we’ll be covering in today’s lesson:

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Jun 25
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How to Create an OrangeBox Template: Tutorial + PSD

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:17 — julie

Today’s you will be reading the OrangeBox Template Tutorial. Below you can download the OrangeBox Template PSD, which looks like this:

Download PSD

Here is the tutorial on how to make a template like the OrangeBox:

1. Open a new file (file > new) 1400 x 1600 pixels

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Jun 25
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The Video Production Bundle Used to Promote Paintball!

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 11:00 — julie

It’s amazing how some people are using our Video Production Bundle. Here’s a good example.

Cihan is a teaching assistant at a university in Turkey. He’s also had his own paintball business in Istanbul for the last six months. A business that badly needed promoting.

Ad agencies were asking for more money than he was willing to pay, so Cihan turned to the Envato Marketplaces instead. He purchased the Video Production Bundle, and the VideoHive item iWalk Tablet Ad caught his eye.

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Jun 24
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Massive Design Bundle from CrazyPixels – 97% Off

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 17:49 — julie

Download The Bundle

Do you lack design skills to tackle certain project? Or perhaps you simply don’t have time to create certain and constantly look for design items online? Whatever your reason, you should check out CrazyPixels, a helpful website dedicated to Web design full of inspirational articles, free resources and Photoshop tutorials. They’ve also put together this invaluable Design Bundle full of over 100 high-quality resources at a staggeringly low price!

What’s included?

40+ Business Card Templates

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Jun 24
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Create an Epic Storm at Sea Scene in Photoshop

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 13:34 — julie

Create an Epic Storm at Sea Scene in Photoshop

In today’s lesson you’ll learn how to photo manipulate an epic storm at sea scene using Photoshop.

We’re going to blend various photos to create a realistic background composite. After this we’re going to create a giant whirlpool and tornado scene, combined with some emergency services and stormy weather.

You’ll master various lighting techniques and learn how to focus on the correct details to create a cohesive scene.

Let’s get started!

Final Image

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Jun 24
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10 Best Free Photoshop Plug-ins

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 03:00 — julie

One of the most under utilized aspects of Photoshop is the vast wide amounts of free Photoshop plug-ins, which you can download for free of charge. The beauty of Photoshop plug-ins are they open up so many new features to Photoshop, which allows you to use Photoshop outside of the boundaries it was developed for.

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Jun 20
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10 Tips for a Successful Web Design Career

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 20:15 — julie

The web design business can be a tough one, especially if you are young and inexperienced. Being creative and skilled is not everything. You also have to learn how to talk to your clients, how to manage your projects and how to organize your work. There are a few things I learned, some of which I learned from mistakes, while others are tips I received from more experienced designers. If you want to have successful web design projects and many satisfied clients, then you have to keep in mind a few tips that will make a difference. Here are some things I found out during my web designer career, which helped me a lot in becoming a better web designer and project manager! Hope this post will be helpful to you too!

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Jun 20
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How to rescale an InDesign page

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 03:00 — julie

You may be working on a poster which is A3 paper size the client may then tell you actually he would prefer for it to be A5 rather than A3. Today where going to show you handy quick trick to scale down a document page within InDesign, which can be a huge time saver.

 

Tutorial Details

Difficulty: Beginner

Tutorial estimation time: 2mins

Program: InDesign CS6

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Jun 20
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Brand New Jobs for Web and Creative Professionals

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 02:37 — julie

Envato is committed to helping people earn and learn online. We provide a wealth of educational material through Tuts+ and Tuts+ Premium, alongside the Envato Marketplaces to help you benefit from the creative skills you learn.

Tuts+ Jobs furthers this vision perfectly. With Tuts+ you can learn the skills you need to become a creative professional, and with Tuts+ Jobs you can find an amazing job that uses those skills. Our goal here is to take the hassle out of finding a job, so we’ve made the process as simple as can be!

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Jun 19
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Members Area Tutorial: Design an Action Packed Movie Poster

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 15:52 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Design an Action Packed Movie Poster

In today’s Photoshop design lesson you’ll be learning how to create an action packed movie poster design.

This is a great way to take your Photoshop skills and apply them to a real, actionable project spec that you can then transfer to your client projects.

This lesson will teach you a variety of actionable techniques such as:

  • Using advanced lighting techniques to create a dramatic scene.
  • Creating 3D text and effects in PS CS6 using just Blending Modes and layer properties.
  • Working with lighting and shading.
  • Creating a war scene through multiple image blending
  • Cinematic style color correction.
  • and many more interesting techniques to make your design work easier and more fun!

Creating a Movie Poster

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

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Jun 16
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20 Great Time-Saving Photoshop Scripts

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 12:07 — julie

Photoshop is famous for the Actions feature but few designers know how to use scripts in Photoshop. In fact, you surely have used scrips before without noticing. For example, the Image Processor function, which helps you convert entire folders of images to different formats, is actually a script. We’ve selected 20 of the best Photoshop scripts, which will save you precious time in your design process. Which ones do you like? Have you used scripts before? Tip: Learn here how to work with scripts and how to install them.

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Jun 14
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Members Area Tutorial: Create a Magical Giant Pop Up Story Book

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 15:55 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: Create a Magical Giant Pop Up Story Book

The beauty of Photoshop is being to create amazing fantasy outcomes that defy the realism in our regular lives. There’s something truly satisfying about creating a magical piece that can wow your friends and colleagues.

Once you get a hand on this type of fantasy design you can really push your Photoshop skills to the next level and get more experimental with your work.

Today’s tutorial will allow you to create a beautiful fantasy pop up book, featuring a magical lake scene. You’ll learn how to bring this basic composition to life, through expert lighting, warping, professional image blending and atmospheric final touches.

Final Image

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

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Jun 12
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20 Free Print Ready PSD Party Flyers and Posters

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 18:56 — julie

Flyers are a cheap and effective way of promoting your business, products or events. If you can’t afford a custom made, personalized flyer you can also choose to buy flyer templates or, even better, use free ones! We’ve created a compilation of 20, most creative and well designed flyers we could find on the web. They’re all free and print ready! Just modify the text, colors and any other layout features to suit your business, and you’re ready to go!

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Jun 11
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20 Beautiful Photoshop Actions for Incredible Effects

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 15:01 — julie

Photoshop is a well known software used by creatives worldwide. It allows you to easily create awesome designs and edit photos. It has many great features which make you design process a lot easier, and one of the greatest is the Actions tool. With Actions you can record your own tasks or import actions and use the effects others have created. We’ve selected 20 of the best PS actions for you to help you create stunning effects!

 Action 3D

The 3D trend is on the rise, this great actions helps you create awesome 3D effects for your photos.

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Jun 10
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Create the Fiery, Dark Photo Manipulation ‘The Last Ride’

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 17:55 — julie

Create the Fiery, Dark Photo Manipulation ‘The Last Ride’

In today’s design lesson you will learn how to create a dark photo manipulation featuring a flaming, hell-bound horse.

This tutorial is a staggering 71 steps long and teaches you a huge amount of practical techniques for your wider design work.

Take a look at what you’ll be learning:

  • Blending multiple photographs to create an ominous background with real depth
  • Working with fire, smoke and sparks, and how to best manipulate them
  • Using masks effectively for blending purposes
  • Using complex extraction methods to construct custom textures and light effects
  • How to manage complex layer arrangements and work with smart objects

Final Image

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

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Jun 10
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50 Best Photoshop Fresh Tutorials From 2013

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 03:00 — julie

 

This is a round-up of fresh Photoshop tutorials, which offer new techniques on how to use Photoshop to create a wide range of different effects, illustration, photo enhancement etc.. The beauty of this round-up is all the tutorials featured in this round-up where all created within 2013.

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Jun 07
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Coding a Rope-Swinging Game Like Spider-Man 2 and Energy Hook

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 04:16 — julie

If you’re a gamer that keeps an eye on new Kickstarter projects, you’ve probably heard of Energy Hook – a game all about swinging from skyscraper to skyscraper and running along walls. It’s created by the technical director and designer of Spider-Man 2: The Game, Jamie Fristrom, and shares the same core game mechanic, but with a greater focus on style.

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Jun 05
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Members Area Tutorial: How to Create A Serene Lake Scene Photo Manipulation

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 18:10 — julie

Members Area Tutorial: How to Create A Serene Lake Scene Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial our resident photo manipulation expert Jenny Le will show you how to create a serene lake scene.

You’ll learn a variety of manipulation techniques, such as blending, adjusting color, retouching, using brush as well as detailing to achieve a realistic outcome.

Beyond this, you’ll learn some practical techniques such as using the displacement filter to create an artificial water surface and how to combine adjustment layers and complex, layered masking to produce some beautiful results.

Let’s get started!

Final Image

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

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Jun 03
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Recreate a High-End Photo Shoot On a Limited Budget (Video Tutorial)

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 18:50 — julie

Recreate a High-End Photo Shoot On a Limited Budget (Video Tutorial)

In today’s tutorial you’re going to learn something a little different.

We’re going to cover some incredibly practical, basic tips that you can apply in order to create your own cost-effective photo manipulations from scratch. Not everyone has access to professional photography studios, and today you’ll learn how you can product high-end looking results on a very limited budget.

This includes everything from correctly setting up a photo shoot, to moving into Photoshop and covering post-production essentials. You’ll work with lighting, detail removal, color correction and photo manipulation.

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Jun 03
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Best Of Web And Design In May 2013

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 03:00 — julie

Another rapid month has passed us by full with a great collection of Photoshop and illustrator tutorials to push and excel your design skills. As usual we have kept our ears close to the latest trends and latest news relating to the online web and design community. I hope you enjoy another edition of our monthly roundup, and would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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