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  • Design & Illustration
    Making a Print-Ready Business Card Using Only Photoshop6
    In this tutorial, we are going to design up a simple business card in Photoshop and get it ready for print with crop marks and bleed. Normally you'd do some of this with a tool like InDesign, but it is in fact possible to get by with just our trusty old Photoshop.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Applying a Realistic Tattoo7
    There are lots of tutorials on the Web that claim to achieve a realistic tattoo effect. Usually these tutorials instruct the user to import an image they want to use as a tattoo and to set it to overlay. Out of experience I can say that this does NOT look like a tattoo. It looks overlayed image.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    A Spot of Community News8
    As most of you know, this site is still finding its feet in terms of content, format, writers, and delivery. But things are starting to come together and I have a few announcements for you all!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creative Photo Composition: Get More Out of What You've Got9
    It would be lovely if every client gave you perfect photos to work with, but all too often this isn't true. When you get photos that are too small, not visually interesting, or of poor quality you have to get creative. In this tutorial, I'll take you through an instance where I had to make an A4 magazine cover out of a snapshot from a cheap camera.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Elements of Great Web Design: The Polish10
    When I put together designs, I usually do so in two phases - Layout and Polish. During the layout phase, I place the main objects on the page usually finishing with something that looks relatively complete. In the second stage - the Polish - I go over the design and adjust colors, type treatments, shadows, layers, and generally clean it all up. In this first of a series of tutorials on web design, we'll be looking at the Polish.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Making a Shield Icon in Photoshop11
    In this tutorial, we're going to use the Path Tools in Photoshop to draw a shield-like shape. Then using some gradients, we're going to give it a metallic edge and shiny center. I actually made this tutorial when making the default icons for some posts here on PSDtuts, so if you go to the main listing on the site you'll see them in action.Read More…
  • 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 Maker15
    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…