Speed Art: Animated Valentine’s Day Text Effect in Photoshop

GlitterText_header_01

Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /homepages/28/d207024641/htdocs/clickandbuilds/Blog3938/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524
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....
Read more »

Speed Art: Strawberry Ad using Photo Manipulation Techniques

Header_strawberryAd_01

Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /homepages/28/d207024641/htdocs/clickandbuilds/Blog3938/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524
  This ad was created for DesignTuts+ as part of a collaboration with Nacho Riesco. Nacho did a wonderful job creating the strawberry characters in 3D and then passed the files to me so I could incorporate them into a...
Read more »

3 Ways to Create Templates in Photoshop

Header_Createtemplates_01

Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /homepages/28/d207024641/htdocs/clickandbuilds/Blog3938/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524
Using Templates in your Photoshop projects can be an underutilized way to help improve your work flow. If you sketch out a few concepts before you get started on a project, then you’re already used to the idea of using...
Read more »

Create a Realistic Paper Clip in Photoshop

Header_PaperClips_01

Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /homepages/28/d207024641/htdocs/clickandbuilds/Blog3938/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524
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...
Read more »

Photoshop Tip: Brush-Specific Blend Modes

Header_BrushBlendModes_01

Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /homepages/28/d207024641/htdocs/clickandbuilds/Blog3938/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524
In Photoshop, you can assign blending modes to any layer. However, it is also possible to assign a blending mode to your Brush Tool. Watch the video below to learn how: For more tips like this, be sure to check...
Read more »

Top 10 Photoshop Tutorials of 2014

Header_2014_01

Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /homepages/28/d207024641/htdocs/clickandbuilds/Blog3938/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524
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....
Read more »

The Making of My Christmas Card (with Speed Art Video)

header_christmas_01

Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /homepages/28/d207024641/htdocs/clickandbuilds/Blog3938/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524
  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,...
Read more »

Use Smart Objects to Create Snowflakes in Photoshop

Header_snowflake01

Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /homepages/28/d207024641/htdocs/clickandbuilds/Blog3938/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524
  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...
Read more »

Create an Overlap Image Effect Using Layer Styles in Photoshop

overlaps_08

Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /homepages/28/d207024641/htdocs/clickandbuilds/Blog3938/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524
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...
Read more »

Photoshop Tip: Step and Repeat

Header_StepRepeat_02

Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /homepages/28/d207024641/htdocs/clickandbuilds/Blog3938/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524
Illustrator allows you to step and repeat an action to create a number of effects. Fortunately, Photoshop also has the same ability to step and repeat an action—it’s just not as straightforward as it is in Illustrator. Watch the video...
Read more »