Collis Ta'eed
Hi I'm Collis and I work at Envato making awesome websites and generally wandering about the internets!
  • Design & Illustration
    Hazardous Red Background 24
    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…
  • Design & Illustration
    Transparent Glass Lettering in Photoshop25
    In this tutorial, we're going to use some super layer effects and a bit of extra magic to make a lettering style that looks transparent and stunning. Because there is so much use of layer styles, you need to download the sample PSD from the link at the bottom of the tutorial in order to follow along.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Metallic Styles in Photoshop 26
    In this tutorial, we're going to create a metallic effect using layer styles and gradients that you can apply to different objects. We'll put it on a nice background and create a style for lettering that makes it look like it's embedded into the metal. You can download the sample PSD file from the link at the bottom of the tutorial if you'd like to simply copy+paste the layer styles.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Plastic Jelly Styles27
    In this tutorial, we'll be using layer styles to make a plastic gel-type style that you can easily apply to text and shapes. You can download the PSD file from the link at the bottom of the tutorial to just copy+paste the styles.Read More…
  • Business
    Taking Payment with PayPal, Escrow and other Online OptionsPay
    These days a lot of freelance work is happening online, often internationally and often without you and your client ever meeting. Thanks to the web we now have access to a much larger client pool which is great news, however it does present a whole raft of new problems in terms of payment options and trust. Laws about payment, fees and facilities for transactions and legal fallbacks for chasing payment all differ around the world.Read More…
  • Business
    Harnessing Mailouts - A Complete How-To Guide to Email Marketing for FreelancersMailbox
    As a freelancer there are three main purposes for which you are going to use email marketing: Finding Your First Clients, Staying in Touch with existing Clients, Getting new work from existing Clients. In this article we are going to discuss the what, why, where, when of using email marketing.Read More…