Gavin Steele
Gavin is from Douglas, Isle of Man and currently teaches ICT in a secondary school in London. He compiles screencasts for Psdtuts+!
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Create Your Own Leather Texture Using Filters – ScreencastPreview
    In today’s screencast we will revisit a quick tip tutorial by Mohammad Jeprie and will demonstrate how to create a leather texture from scratch using Lighting effects, Noise, and Stained Glass Photoshop filters. Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Create a Barcode Sticker in Photoshop – ScreencastPreview
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    In today’s screencast we will revisit a quick tip tutorial by Alex Painsi that demonstrates how to create your own barcode sticker in Adobe Photoshop. This tutorial shows how to create custom brushes and apply custom settings to your brushes.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Create a Wood Panel Texture in Photoshop – ScreencastPreview
    In today’s screencast we will revisit a quick tip tutorial by Bree L. that demonstrates how to create your own wooden panel texture in Adobe Photoshop. This tutorial shows how to use the liquify tool and noise filters to create a realistic texture.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Knife in Photoshop - ScreencastPreview
    Photoshop is a fantastic app to use to manipulate photos but it is also a great app to use to illustrate still life objects. In today’s tutorial we revisit a written tutorial by Childesign and demonstrate how to create a semi-photo-realistic knife in Photoshop using vector drawing tools, layer styles, textures, and effects.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Retro Urban Gig Poster in Photoshop - ScreencastPreview
    Digital graphics are largely dependent on the software used to create them. Given the clean, pixel-perfect nature of Photoshop, artworks always risk looking too perfect therefore it’s important to learn how to bring nature’s random variations into our digital creations. Today's tutorial is a video version of a tutorial by Andrea Austoni that will create an atmospheric poster for a dance party using the textured, retro look that’s so popular nowadays.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Chalkboard Icon Using Photoshop and IconBuilder - ScreencastPreview
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    In today's screencast we will review a tutorial originally written by author Leslie Nayibe. Leslie's tutorial demonstrated some of the fundamental processes of creating an icon in Photoshop. Today, we will be recreating that tutorial in video format.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Fun, Red-Haired Boy Character - ScreencastPreview
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    In today's screencast we will revisit a tutorial by Anastacia Sholik that demonstrates how to illustrate a fun red-haired child in Adobe Photoshop. This tutorial shows how to use shapes, layer styles, brushes, and other tools and effects to add dimension of depth to our character.Read More…
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    How to Create a Magician’s Hat in Photoshop - ScreencastPreview
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    In today’s screencast we will revisit a tutorial by Asher Abbasi demonstrating how to create a magician’s hat in Photoshop. This tutorial will explain several tools and techniques essential to your mastery of Photoshop including basic drawing tools, blending modes, and lighting techniques. Let’s get started!Read More…
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    How to Create an Envelope Icon in Photoshop – ScreencastPreview
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    Today’s screencast is a video version of a tutorial by Asher Abbasi that demonstrates the steps necessary to create an envelope icon in Photoshop. This tutorial makes heavy use of Photoshop’s pen and selection tools and is a great way to get accustomed to them. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating a Set of Digital Painting Icons Part 4 - Digital Tablet Icon - ScreencastPreview
    Today’s video screencast was the forth installment of the “Creating a Set of Digital Painting Icons” series by Andrea Austoni. In this tutorial we will create a pen tablet from scratch, specifically the Wacom 12″ Cintiq tablet. This model combines touch and pressure sensitivity, which allows users to draw directly on the screen. These capabilities make it a favorite for illustrators. Let’s get to work. Here is a link to the written version of the tutorial Creating a Set of Digital Painting Icons Part 4 – Digital Tablet IconRead More…
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    Creating a Set of Digital Painting Icons Part 5 – Cityscape Display Icon - ScreencastPreview
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    Today’s screencast is a video version of the fifth and last tutorial in the “Creating a Set of Digital Painting Icons” series. "In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to both draw a computer monitor icon as well as a matte image of a city landscape to display on the screen. This tutorial is a great exercise in matte painting as well as icon design and it should give you a fascinating peek into how both techniques are used." - Andrea AustoniRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Realistic Fountain Pen – Screencast404 calligraphy pen
    "In this tutorial, you'll learn to design a realistic calligraphy pen from scratch. The tutorial involves a simple use of the Pen Tool and a few flexible Layer Styles. Lighting and reflection techniques are explained throughout the tutorial. This might be a quite useful for icon enthusiasts. Let's dive in Asher Abbasi."Read More…