Create a Rocky Text Effect in Photoshop

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Text effects have always been popular in Photoshop. In this tutorial, I will walk you through how to achieve a rocky-looking text effect. I will explore some creative techniques to round out and break up almost any font to create...
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Photoshop Tip: Advanced Blending Trick

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In Photoshop, you can change a layers Blend Mode to create interesting effects. You can also use the Layers Styles Panel to access the more advanced blending options such as the Blend If sliders. The advanced blending option give you...
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Fix Unwanted Hard Edges in Transparent Image Files

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Lately, I’ve been noticing a lot of transparent image files (such as a PNG) being used in creative ways. Unfortunately, I’ve also noticed a very minor design mistake being repeated when using these types of image formats. In particular, a...
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Create a Summer Time Hand Lettering Text Effect in Photoshop

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  Today, I’ll show you how you can quickly create this type effect in Photoshop. This technique can work with any arrangement of type (it doesn’t have to be hand lettering). Let’s get started! Speed Art Video The Tutorial Step...
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Additional Photoshop Tutorials

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  I’ve written a lot of tutorials for a variety of sites and magazines. Most of these tutorials are written in an article format. Over the past year, I’ve started to venture into video tutorials. I’ve been releasing them on...
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Pens & Pencils Illustrations

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I typically like to work in realism, but lately I’ve been playing around with some illustration styles. I’m always experimenting with different techniques and trying to come up with new images. Below, are some of the new things I’ve been...
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Create Realisitc Wood Texture in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, I will show you a simple, yet extremely effective technique to create a realistic wood texture in Photoshop. This tutorial was written for anyone with a basic understanding of Photoshop. Enjoy! The Final Image This is what...
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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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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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