All Posts in Tuts+

  • Design & Illustration
    Quickly Build an Abstract Background of Colored Bars200
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    Oftentimes there's a need for a quick but unique design. In this tutorial, I'll be showing you a short but attractive way to create a graphic for backgrounds, wallpapers, greeting cards, designs, and all that other good stuff. You will learn a simple Photoshop trick that you can easily manipulate for your daily needs.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Adding Flames and Effects to Make an Image with Impact200
    Instead of riding snow, this boarder is flying through flames. In this tutorial, we'll create fire and smoke without using any photos. You'll learn how to combine both to create a flaming, dynamic image that jumps right at you.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a 3D Shelf Element Similar to Dragon Interactive200
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    In the reader suggestions recently, I found a request to see how to produce the shelf interface on the incredibly cool Web site for Dragon Interactive, a Los Angeles–based creative agency. So here's a method for producing the shelf effect.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Super Fast and Easy Facial Retouching200
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    In this tutorial, I will show you how to repair some image noise from a low-quality shot, and I will show you an extremely quick and easy way to smooth out a person's face. The woman in this shot is not a model, and she has a lot of character so we don't want to overdo it with the smoothing. We will make it look real and natural. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Core Principles for Rapidly Attaining Creative Flow200
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    Consistently achieving a state of focused concentration can be difficult. There are some simple techniques you can employ that will have you rapidly entering this blissful creative and productive zone. Learn the benefits of Flow and how to get into that hyper-productive groove.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    NoPattern "Jumper" Effect200
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    One of the coolest digital artists around is Chuck Anderson, a.k.a. NoPattern. After seeing a recent Psdtuts+ reader request, I decided to show you how to create a light effect similar to NoPattern's Jumper Poster. At the end, I'll show you how a technique like this can be used in a variety of different ways to make stunning images...Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Super Cute Easter Wallpaper Illustration TutorialEaster wallpaper 200 200
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    Easter Sunday is drawing near very quickly, so why not celebrate it with some festive wallpaper? What are we going to create? How about a simple background, some subtle texture, and a few chicks—no, not that sort of chicks, the other sort! Let's get started ...Read More…
  • 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…
  • Design & Illustration
    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…