Collis Ta'eed
Hi I'm Collis and I work at Envato making awesome websites and generally wandering about the internets!
  • Design & Illustration
    Using Gradients to Make Light and Shadow - and a Coffee Cup!12
    In this tutorial, we're going to use some simple circles and gradients to make a cup of coffee viewed from above. The end result isn't that useful, but the process is interesting nonetheless.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Best of the Web - September13
    There's plenty of great stuff out there on the Web, and every month we'll be rounding up some of the best Photoshop tutorials and downloads like brushes, fonts, and filters around in our monthly Web Roundups.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Super Slick Dusky Lighting Effects in Photoshop14
    One of the best sites around for desktops has to be Desktopography. I've been inspired by their amazing work, so today we are going to put together a sunset image mixing some vector shapes and dusky lighting effects to produce a slick image that would make a nice album cover for a chillout mix!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Photoshop Button Maker10
    In this simple tutorial, we're going to create a clever little way of making little buttons using a couple of layers and one interchangeable image layer. As always you can download the sample PSD at the bottom of the tutorial to follow along and copy layer styles out of.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    A Couple of Questions ...16
    Since we have moved to Wordpress, this site has really taken on a new element of interactivity. I have to say it's been really neat reading through everyone's comments and seeing people giving each other tips and suggestions. So I thought I'd take that one step further and ask you, the readers a couple of questions--three actually...Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Souping up a Photo17
    There are times when a regular photo just doesn't cut it and you need your photo to pack a punch. Here is one technique that you may find useful.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating a Stunning Old-World Look in Photoshop18
    In this tutorial, we are going to create a sort of old-worldy composition featuring a compass and making use of some awesome vector artwork from Arsenal. As always there is a PSD file at the bottom of the tutorial. In this instance, I would highly recommend downloading it as this is quite a complex composition. Be warned this is a LONG tutorial!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Hello, my name is Collis and I'm the person who's been writing the tutorials here (so far). I thought I'd write a quick welcome/introduction post to say hello to everyone now that we have finished moving the site to Wordpress! This site has been around for a little while, but it's only a few weeks ago that we decided to take it a little more seriously since the tutorials here seem to be quite popular. I thought this was a little mysterious since there are tons of Photoshop tutorial sites around, but I suppose its hard to separate the good from the bad.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Advanced Glow Effects20
    In this tutorial, we're going to create some really sharp-looking glow effects using a combination of layer styles, the Pen Tool and Color Blending. The end effect is quite stunning and hopefully you'll pick up some tips you didn't know before.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Making a Message Strip in Photoshop22
    In this tutorial, we're going to make a little message strip in Photoshop that you can place in the top-right corner of a design. These little strips look very trendy and Web2.0-y, particularly in Web designs! It's quite an easy effect to do, and in this tutorial we'll add some shadow and light to make it pop!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Icey Styles in Photoshop 7
    In this tutorial, we're going to create an icey-cold effect using layer styles and that you can apply to different objects. Then we'll put it on a nice background to give it some kick. You can download the PSD file at the bottom of the tutorial if you'd simply like to copy+paste the layer styles. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating a Mac-Type Background in Photoshop23
    This tutorial is about making a textured red background and using Photoshop's Shape Tool to add a design element. You can download the sample PSD file from the link at the bottom of the tutorial.Read More…