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Natural HDR Landscape Editing
Posted on 8/28/14 in Articles, Photography
In this tutorial I will show you how I enhanced a landscape photo in Photoshop using HDR toning and adjustment layers. I will also show you how to create realistic sunlight using...
Creating a Realistic Composite Photo with Displacement Mapping
Posted on 8/28/14 in Articles, Photography
In this tutorial, I'll show you how I did the shadows and lighting enhancements to realistically place our team in the scene. We'll go over the displacement map feature and...
Create an Illuminated Text Effect in Photoshop
Posted on 8/28/14 in Articles, Design
Illumination effects are a fun way to make your typography more interesting. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a text effect that is illuminated with tracks of small...
3D Vector Text In Under Two Hours
Posted on 8/28/14 in Articles, Design
3D vector text can be a daunting undertaking when not using a program like Maya or SketchUp. Using a simple bevel and extrude effect, gradients, and offset paths you’ll find...
Create Sticker-like Music Icons in Adobe Illustrator
Posted on 8/25/14 in Articles, Design
It's time to update the look of your desktop icon set starting with the icons for your music player or MP3s. With this sticker-style icon tutorial, you'll learn how to combine...
Vintage, Cross Processed Photo Effect in Photoshop
Posted on 8/25/14 in Articles, Photography
The cross processed look comes from a old photography technique where you develop film in the wrong type of chemicals, which creates color shifts and changes in contrast. This...
Manipulate a Portrait Photo to Create a Splatter Paint Effect
Posted on 8/25/14 in Articles, Design
In this tutorial, I will show you how to manipulate a portrait photo to create a splatter paint and drip effect in Photoshop. This tutorial will cover many techniques including...
How to Use Light Leaks in Your Photography
Posted on 8/22/14 in Articles, Photography
Light leaks are a staple for retro photography. They can add a realistic feel to your vintage images. Learn how to use light leaks in Photoshop.
Create a Glossy Neon Text Effect with Stars in Photoshop
Posted on 8/22/14 in Articles, Design
Layer Styles and Patterns are very powerful tools in Photoshop, you can have create cool effects using those tools. Follow this step by step Photoshop Tutorial to create a Glossy...
Create a Gingerbread Cookie Scene Using Smart Objects
Posted on 8/22/14 in Articles, Design
In this tutorial, we'll learn how to build a gingerbread cookie using copies of a single Smart Object. This technique will allow us to quickly update the shape of our cookie with...
Quickly Add Interest to Plain Looking Textures in Photoshop
Posted on 8/22/14 in Articles, Design
This tutorial will teach you how to quickly add some extra interest to plain looking textures using Photoshop filters and layer styles.
Create a Wood Planks Typo with a Custom Pattern in Illustrator
Posted on 8/21/14 in Articles, Design
In this Illustrator Tutorial, learn how to create a Wood Pattern Text Effect with wood planks and a custom pattern, using the Pen Tool and a few effects.

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