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  • Design & Illustration
    Part II: How to Add Flaming Decals to a Modern Car Design200x200
    This tutorial will explain the steps needed to turn this boring Prius into an awesome street racer. This tutorial is aimed at intermediate users of Photoshop, those who know most of its basic tools and how to use them. This is Part II of a two-part series. Get situated comfortably in your chair, as we pick this series up from where we left off.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Part I: How to Add Flaming Decals to a Modern Car Design200x200
    This tutorial will explain the steps needed to turn this boring Prius into an awesome street racer. This tutorial is aimed at intermediate users of Photoshop, those who know most of its basic tools and how to use them. This is Part I of a two-part series.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Inspiration: Stars, Planets, and Galaxies200x200
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    We've gathered some resources that will inspire you to look to the sky and beyond. This article will have you grabbing a telescope or heading over to NASA. Learn about the recent rage in space-style effects in design. Take a look at artists that have been working in this field long before Apple branded Leopard with such cool space imagery and lighting effects.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    7 Principles of Effective Icon Design200x200
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    Before approaching icon design, there are some guidelines and principles that are worth studying. If you want to create effective icon designs, then you should take a holistic approach to issues such as audience, size, simplicity, lighting, perspective, and style. This article gives you a good starting place for creating icons that work well together and fit seamlessly within your designs.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Web Ads via BuySellAds.com8
    A quick announcement today: we're switching our advertising over to a new system via the recently-launched BuySellAds.com. Previously, I'd been running a little ad network between four of our sites—FlashDen, FreelanceSwitch, FaveUp and Psdtuts+. But now thanks to this new service, it's all fully automated.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a High-Gloss Graduation Hat Icon Design200x200
    Photoshop is great to use for creating quality icon designs. In this tutorial, I will teach you how to make a professional, shiny, clean graduation hat icon. The techniques in this tutorial will help you graduate to the next level in icon design.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tools & Tips: Photoshop BrushesShield tools
    Ever wanted to understand the details of creating and using Photoshop brushes, but didn't know where to begin? Then look no further! This article has a combination of both creative and practical resources on Photoshop brushes. Get started with learning the ins and outs of Photoshop brushes.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Rainbow Logos with Warped GridsPlogo s200
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    This tutorial is another user's request. It's an easy technique, but I'm sure you will be able to use it in all sorts of designs. It's very versatile. In this case, I used this technique for a logo, but I could use it to create grids with light effects as well.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Enhance Your Image with Selective Color Adjustments200x200
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    In this tutorial, I will show you a nondestructive process for color-editing and retouching photographs. These techniques will make your images "finished" and professional. My main weapon is the Selective Color adjustment layer. Let's get started.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Cool Music Logo on a Grunge Background200x200
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    I really like the artwork that is used in Pitchfork's Web site, so I decided to recreate something similar in Photoshop and make a tutorial on how I did it. These techniques can be used to make a logo and background for a cool grunge-style Web site.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Making Composites with Octoberfest GlasswarePreviewimage200px
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    Placing masked glassware on a new background can be a difficult task. Either the glass looks too transparent, with bits of the old background showing, or it lacks highlights, or shadows. The techniques covered in this tutorial are not limited to Octoberfest beer mugs. You can use these practical techniques for any type of glassware in composite Photoshop images.Read More…
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    Super Retro Game Cartridge DesignAtaric s200
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    Last week, I did an interview with an amazing designer named James White. One thing that I really like in his work is his use of retro style, so I decided I should explore that more. Following that idea, in this tutorial I will show you how to create a very easy, but really cool, 3D and geometric effect in Photoshop. After that, we will go a bit further and create our own retro Atari-style video game cartridge.Read More…