Speed Art: The Process of Creating a Spinning Cube in Photoshop

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In a previous post titled Experimenting with Animations in Photoshop, I revealed some animation techniques I was working on. One of these animations was of a spinning cube. I decided to record the process of creating this animation, which you...
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Speed Art: Animated Valentine’s Day Text Effect in Photoshop

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I thought I’d share with you this speed art video on how I created this Glittering Text Effect in Photoshop (tutorial originally created for Design Tuts+). Here is the final animation from the tutorial....
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Create a Realistic Paper Clip in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, I’ll show you how easy it can be to create a realistic paperclip from scratch. Typically, I would approach a project like this with heavy use of Layer Styles. However, I wanted to share a technique in...
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Top 10 Photoshop Tutorials of 2014

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As a new year begins, I wanted to take a look back at some of the Photoshop tutorials that I enjoyed. While there is no shortage of great tutorials out there, I enjoy ones that demonstrate unique and creative techniques....
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The Making of My Christmas Card (with Speed Art Video)

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  Every year I create a custom Christmas Card I send out to friends and family. It wasn’t until recently that I started to record my process. Below you can watch a video on the making of my Christmas Card,...
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Use Smart Objects to Create Snowflakes in Photoshop

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  They say that no two snowflakes look alike. Trying to create several different snowflake designs in Photoshop can take time. Fortunately, there’s a simple technique that you can use to quickly create any number of truly unique snowflakes. Let’s...
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Create an Overlap Image Effect Using Layer Styles in Photoshop

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Last month, I posted some asphalt textures to download. The main image (seen below) featured a very simple layer style effect to make it appear as if the asphalt images had some depth to them. Today, I want to share...
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Behind the Scenes: Creating Stylized Autumn Typography in Photoshop

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Today, I want to share with you the process I used to create my Autumn Typography piece. This project is over 500 MB, took over 14 hours to complete (mainly experimenting with different techniques), and contains over 400 individual layers....
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Speed Art: Custom Lego Text

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  Not to long ago, I developed a new technique for creating a lego-style text effect as seen in the image above. I recorded my process and, until now, never released it. Here is the speed art video: For the...
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Behind the Scenes: Creating the Sharpie Markers

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One of my favorite pens to draw with is the Sharpie®—and what better way to commemorate my appreciation for this drawing tool than to recreate the marker in Photoshop. I’ll take you behind the scenes of this image which I...
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