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
    How to Make a Highly-Textured Site Layout in Photoshop - Screencast342 wooden overlay
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    "In this tutorial, we'll create a textured site layout by layering multiple images. Creating highly-textured web design layouts is easier than you may think. You can learn to build image intensive designs rapidly. For intermediate Photoshop designers creating this design will take less than an hour, and you'll learn some professional tips along the way. Let's get started!"RazvanRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Watercolor-Themed Website Design with Photoshop - Screencast339 watercolor web
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    "Watercolor in graphic design has become very trendy the last couple of years, many websites and incredible designers are using this style and taking it to another level. Even knowing the technique is important in this kind of design, is more about creativity and experimentation. You will learn how to use the Art History Brush and combine it with watercolor custom brushes to create a nice background header image and more. Let's get it started!"Alvaro GuzmanRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating a Shiny Chain with Photoshop - Screencast338 shiny chain
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    "In this tutorial we'll use Photoshop CS to create a shiny new chain. We'll cover creating shapes using a knockout techniques with Shape Layers to applying some fairly sophisticated contours with Layer Styles. This tutorial will help you rethink how Photoshops Layer Styles work and by the end you'll not only have a damn sexy chain, but have learned some new techniques by thinking out of the box on how we assume things should work. Time to get to it!"Jeff OlsonRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating the Spoiled Princess Fashion Poster - Screencast336 spoiled princess
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    "This is another collaboration with Toma Alin Gabriel. In this tutorial you will learn how to create a fashion advertisement poster. We'll be combining multiple images, finding the perfect stock, and unifying it with just the right colors. Let's get started!"Constantin PotoracRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Contemporary Style Illustration Without Drawing Skills - Screencast335 digital drawn
    "There are many ways to illustrate and be creative even if you can't draw so well. If you've got an imagination and some Photoshop skills, then you can create illustrations that are bang on trend. I'll take you through the necessary steps to get you on your way to creating artworks of your own. The aim of this tutorial though, is not to teach you how to rip off the style, but to show you how to create illustrations without needing to outdraw Da Vinvi. The hope is that you'll follow and use these techniques to work within your own style! "James DaviesRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Leather-Textured, Realistic Briefcase Icon - Screencast324 leather briefcase
    "Our goal for this tutorial is to draw a realistic leather briefcase entirely from scratch. We'll use Photoshop's amazing layer styles and incredible brush engine to create textured leather, convincing stitches and gold-plated locks. Let's get started!" Andrea AustoniRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Rusty Texture in Photoshop - Screencast317 photoshop texture
    "In this tutorial, we'll learn how simple it is to texturize objects using different fusion mode layers, adjustment layers, color tweaks and some very simple filters in Photoshop. You can use this simple technique in more complex illustrations of your own creation. Let's get started with learning these techniques!" Sergio OrdonezRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Magnifying Glass Icon in Photoshop CS4 - Screencast322 magnifying glass
    "In this tutorial, we'll combine simple vector shapes, layer styles and generous amounts of shininess to create the perfect magnifying glass for all your search icon needs. Let's get started!"Andrea AustoniRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create 3D Text Blocks in Photoshop - Screencast320 3d blocks
    "In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a 3D Blocks text effect. You need to have Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended to practice this tutorial. This will be fun and I'm sure you can do lots of cool things using this technique. Let's get started!"Eren GokselRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Shiny Earth with Photoshop 3D Layers - Screencast314 3d earth
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    "In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a shiny planet icon using the 3D features of Photoshop CS4 Extended. This will cover basic information about 3D layers and texture maps. Let's get started!" Andrea AustoniRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Adding a Realistic Tattoo the Easy Way with Photoshop - Screencast303 tatoo easy
    "The end goal of a good retoucher is to make their work appear invisible while creating some alternative reality. In this case we're going to look at one method I use for adding a tattoo to an image while making it look like it's really a part of the original photo. This method involves placing an Illustrator file (the tattoo source image) as a Smart Object, using the Free Transform/Warp Tool, adding a Gaussian Blur (to adjust the 'Focus') and then finishing it all off with a lighting effect created from a Channel Pull. Ready to begin?" Dennis DunbarRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create A Swanky Coffee Table Icon in Photoshop - Screencast310 swanky coffee
    "What would your icon collection be without a swanky piece of contemporary furniture? In this simple, yet effective tutorial we will learn to incorporate the power of subtlety into icon design. We'll be creating an icon similar to the design of Isamu Noguchi's 1944 classic coffee table. Let's get started!" Andrea AustoniRead More…