Get ‘Layed’: What You Need to Know about Photoshop Layers

Posted in Photo Effects, Quick Tips, Text Effects, Tutorials, Web Interface3 months ago • Written by Leave a comment

Photoshop is revered as one of the best digital multimedia solutions software. So there is no question on what you need to know about Photoshop layers because there is always something to be learnt about this amazing software. It basically encompasses every design need there is. Artists consider using it because of its flexibility. It can be utilized by any artist notwithstanding their design inclinations. Most photographers use the software in editing their photos. Some digital artists use Photoshop, (if not, Illustrator) in their designs. Meanwhile, most web designers use this software in building the visuals of their designs. Truly, with these uses, Adobe’s carrier software has been the one-man-wrecking-machine software that solved most of our digital problems.

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10 Easy To Understand Photoshop Tutorials on Lighting Effects

Posted in Illustration, Inspiration, Photo Effects, Photography, Text Effects, Typography3 months ago • Written by 4 Comments

Most designers find Photoshop very versatile. Photoshop tutorials on lighting effects is highly sought after. Although mainly used in photography, this favorite software of designers bridges different kinds of needs, from typography to web design.

Not to exaggerate, Photoshop can supply all your design needs. Today, we will be highlighting a very particular need. This article is directed mainly to graphic designers and photo enthusiasts but could be a very good springboard to web designers too. With lightning effects added in your photos, you will be able to add more dynamism and professionalism in your designs. In short, it would make your awesome website more awesome. How cool is that?

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Working with Types: Typography Design Tutorial for Beginners

Posted in Text Effects, Tutorials8 months ago • Written by 14 Comments

In this typography design tutorial, I will guide you on how to transform boring texts to your advantage. You will learn how to utilize typography for your website, or even for your print needs. This article will extend from web page design, to printing to graphic images.

They say letters are boring. Unlike videos and music, text is static. It does not move or tickle other senses besides the eyes. Texts are usually placed as information-dissemination tools which convey the detailed message of the media being used. For example, if you upload a YouTube video tutorial, the video is the dynamic medium which will aid the viewer to achieve the goal. On the other hand, the text will provide all the details needed in case something is not clear.

This fact might give you an impression that texts are really boring. But what if they are really not? What if texts, which are used mainly to detail, are used for the design function? How is that possible? Of course, through typography.

Typography has existed for a long time. It originated from a time we all couldn’t remember. Basically, typography is the technique of putting texts or types in an orderly manner to make it visible, attractive and readable. Simply put, typography is the art of working with texts, graphically.

The tutorial is divided into five parts:

  1. Creating Typographies Using Photoshop
  2. Choosing the Perfect Fonts for Every Occasion
  3. Where to Download Fonts (Free and Premium)
  4. How to Consider the Perfect Colors Fit for Your Design
  5. Sample Finished Product on a Website
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55 High Quality Business Card Tutorials And PSD Templates You Cannot Miss

Posted in Photo Effects, Quick Tips, Text Effects, Tutorials2 years ago • Written by 12 Comments

Designing an effective and professional business card is not an easy task. A designer must have insightful knowledge about the process of developing professional looking business cards. Furthermore, for the beginners, it is one of the trickiest things to accomplish. Here we have a list of some tutorials that will help you learn how to create impressive business cards, as well as showcasing some creatively designed free business card templates PSDs.

In these business card tutorials, you will not only learn the techniques required to design those cards, but will also learn some basics about layout and how to get a file ready for print. Enjoy!

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Create Your Own Font and Kill Comic Sans

Posted in Text Effects, Tools, Tutorials, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

Font! The word has a whole lot of science involved with it. Fonts are everywhere and those who don’t understand fonts use Comic Sans! Don’t worry, I am not diving into the never-ending debate of “Comic Sans in not a font” and related stuff. We are here to learn how we can create our own personal font. A point comes in everyone’s life when we want to see our own handwriting in the form of font. Also, one may just want to experiment with fonts and want to see something different in the fonts list in their personal computers. This is when you feel the need to create your own font. This article will try to dig into two different perspectives of this issue and find a solution in both cases.

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50 Excellent Text Effects Tutorials in Adobe Illustrator

Posted in Text Effects, Tutorials2 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

We are all well acquainted with the power of  the Adobe Illustrator and how important it is to a designer. Be it creating appealing text effects or creating awesome characters, Adobe Illustrator is always there to help out designers. In this collection, we are presenting some amazing and helpful tutorials regarding creating incredible text effects by using Adobe Illustrator. With this selection, you can learn how to create blurry, sketchy, bubbly, sticky, sleek, glossy, retro, or futuristic effects.

Without further ado, let us move towards the collection of amazing tutorials. Kindly note that some of these tutorials may also require the use of Photoshop intended for finer details.

If you think we have missed some cool tutorials out there, then let us know or share them with us in the comments. Enjoy!

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Using Retro Style Images And Banners For Advertising

Posted in Quick Tips, Text Effects, Tutorials2 years ago • Written by 4 Comments

Retro style images and pop art graphics like those of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol is a popular style adopted by graphic designers for web and print design. They are chic, fashionable, eye-catching and add to the ‘cool’ factor of the company and its products. Lots of stock images are available for download which can be used for web designing, however if you want something unique or customized it’s better to grab a pencil and paper and do it yourself.

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Quick Tutorial – Creating a Letterpress and Embossed Text Effects in Photoshop

Posted in Quick Tips, Text Effects, Tips, Tutorials, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 14 Comments

In the past few years the letterpress text effect has become a huge trend in web design. It’s being used in headers, headlines and even interfaces. The love for the letterpress effect has been transferred from printing machines to our computer screens. If done right letterpress can be a splendid and neat accent in your design. Another superb, yet often underrated, text effect is embossing. You may have seen it in some menus though. Text embossing is another effect which digital art has borrowed from traditional design. This tutorial will guide you through creating the letterpress and embossed text effect in Photoshop. The tutorial will be using some basic layer styles together with some more advanced techniques. If you’re a beginner in Photoshop text effects, continue to read to find out how to achieve fantastic looking letterpress and embossed text effects in Photoshop.

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31 Fresh and Useful Photoshop Tutorials

Posted in Text Effects, Tutorials, Web Interface3 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

Photoshop is the premiere graphic editing program used by designers all over the world. It’s popularity never stops growing and as it grows more people want to try to create something beautful, fun or just weird with this incredible software. Photoshop is second to none and today we have compiled a great collection of awesome, useful and totally fresh Photoshop tutorials.

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50 Incredible Vintage and Retro Photoshop Tutorials

Posted in Text Effects, Tutorials3 years ago • Written by 11 Comments

Do you love 1900′s all the way to 1980′s style or forget about  these vintage years even you’re in 2000′s? Nostalgic and old-fashioned look and feel in your design is one way to create the vintage and retro–inspired designs that you wanted. Mixtures of rich colors, grunge elements and various textures will make the perfect vintage and retro design for you.

In this post, I’ll be presenting 50 incredible vintage and retro photoshop tutorials for 2010.

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