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  • Design & Illustration
    Create Spectacular Concept Art in Photoshop 200
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    Creating conceptual work can be fun and relies heavily on your imagination. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to combine stock photographs to create a stunning effect that can be easily reproduced to work with almost any combination of images.Read More…
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    Why Psdtuts+ Has To Make Money To Continue...8
    A couple of days ago, I posted up our new Plus members-only tutorial, How to Make a Time Machine-like Icon. There is a long thread of comments going on there about why we are charging for the Plus membership. Since perhaps some of our readers feel this is unfair, I thought maybe I'd write out a bit why we do this to explain. Then maybe everyone will be happy ... or at least not confused!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a “Time Machine”-Like Icon in PhotoshopDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial I will show you how to create an icon similar to the Apple Time Machine one. Even though it might look complicated the techniques we will use are very common and they will be very useful for your future projects.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustrate a Traffic Cone Icon in Photoshop200
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    Previously I showed you how to illustrate a construction helmet icon. Today we'll be drawing a traffic cone, another handy icon for "under construction" elements. Our cone icon is inspired by one I saw on the VLC Player site recently.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Inspiration: Assemblage, Montage, and Collage200 pre collage
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    We've assembled some resources that will encourage you to combine and unify elements, review traditional concepts, look at current work, and get inspired by digital masters. Learn powerful collage techniques and how to apply them in your designs. Jump into the mix!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    12 Ways to Tap Into an Endless Well of Creativity200
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    There is no reason to ever run out of ideas. The world, our minds, history, and the Internet offer an infinite realm of artistic exploration. Consider the impact your habits, approach, organization, and internal rhythms have on your finished work. Find out some approaches professional artists use to continuously wave a wand of endless creativity.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating an Urban-Style Piece of Artwork200 preview
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    While grunge has its origins in the 90s, recently the style has been gaining in popularity once more. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a dirty, urban-style image using both well-known techniques as well as a few new ones. You will learn to easily extract complex shapes and we will also create our own grunge texture. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating a Cool Brushed Metal Surface in PhotoshopAl 200
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    Today's tutorial comes in response to a reader request from Tom and it won't be about lighting effects, glows, or sparks. Instead, I will show you how to create the brushed aluminum texture similar to the Apple products! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Illustrated Look From a Photograph200x200
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    In this tutorial, I will show you how the create a stylized illustrated look from a photograph. The best part is that it requires no artistic ability! You can do this to any photo and pretty much any subject, but I think it works best with people.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Fiery Photoshop Space Explosion Tutorial200
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    Illustrating scenes from the final frontier can make for some beautiful work. In this tutorial — the longest we've ever published — I'll walk you through creating a spectacular space scene featuring two planets colliding. Strap yourselves in, Photoshoppers!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tools & Tips: Photoshop ActionsShield tools
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    Ready, Set, Action! Actions are a great productivity tool and timesaver. They are a series of recorded steps that you can play back. Virtually any operation, filter, command, or step you take in Photoshop can be recorded as an action, stored, and then played back. Actions are very powerful, save you lots of time, and are simple to make.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Realistic Vector Cigarette Lighter Flame in PhotoshopLight 200px
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    In this tutorial, we'll use Adobe Photoshop's vector capabilities (and gradients, layer modes and layer styles) to create a photo-realistic cigarette lighter, complete with a simple flame effect. Want to draw vector art in Photoshop? Let's get started!Read More…