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  • Design & Illustration
    How to Put Smokin' Bullet Holes and a Wanted Sign into a Piece of WoodPreview
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    Ok, so this tutorial is like three tutorials rolled into one. We're going to make an awesome wood emboss effect, put bullet holes into the wood, and finally smoke 'em up to a gnarly Wyatt-Earp-just-walked-past look.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Reader Request: MSNBC Style EffectNbc 200
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    In this tutorial, I will create an effect like the one in the header of the MSNBC.com website. This effect is a reader's-request tutorial. If you have an effect you want to know how to achieve, just let us know in the comments and we will try to write a tutorial about it.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    5 Important Criteria that Make a Great Photoshop TutorialPre 200
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    Deciding what is great is not arbitrary. While some opinions will vary, norms are arrived at through a common criteria by which something is evaluated. So let's define some criteria for judging a written Photoshop tutorial on the Web. Let's evaluate the points that make a tutorial good, great, or a super five out of five stars.Read More…
  • Business
    A Simple Follow Up FormulaFormula
    On my way home from a conference recently, I sat next to a blonde woman in her mid-40’s wearing matching Prada shoes and bag. From the looks of her, a successful businesswoman. I couldn’t help peeking over her shoulder and saw that she was composing email messages in Outlook. I assumed she had just attended a meeting and was diligently doing her follow up. The problem was that every single message she wrote was the same -- and really boring, in my opinion. “Dear Blank, it was a pleasure to meet you at the meeting this weekend and I hope we can meet again soon.” That was it. No reference to who she is or what they talked about or what ideas she has had since they met or what they could do together in the future. Anyone who knows me (or has heard my networking presentations) knows that I am a follow up freak. But I’d say it’s better not to follow up than to write the type of generic follow up messages this woman was about to send out.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Beyond The Healing Brush - Removing Objects From Photos200x200preview
    The healing brush and clone tool are fine for fixing blemishes or removing certain things in an open area, but get near a hard edge and these tools become less useful. To realistically remove a large object, it takes careful attention to detail, its just The Healing Brush and Clone tools are fine for fixing blemishes or removing certain things in an open area, but get near a hard edge and these tools become less useful. Realistically removing a large object takes careful attention to detail, and it's just something Photoshop can't quite automate. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create A Textured Tag For Your WebsitePre 200
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    In this tutorial, we are going to create a textured tag that you can use in your website designs. Adding textured elements to modern web designs is a current trend. Learn how to create your own texture and then apply it to your design element. In this tutorial, we are going to create a textured tag that you can use in your website designs. Adding textured elements to modern Web designs is a current trend. Learn how to create your own texture and then apply it to your design element.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Valentines Day - Photoshop Style200x200
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    A few days ago, I decided to make a special present for my girlfriend. I also thought this technique could be used by others that have the same plan, so here it goes. I will teach you some nice techniques that could improve your experience and also help you make a great gift.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    The Ultimate Wood Texture Tutorial200x200
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    Sure, you could take a photo of some wood and use that for a texture. But the real way to separate the Photoshop men from the boys is to make your own. In this tutorial, we are going to create a wood texture and apply some artwork on top of it that has an aged paint feel. To begin, make a new document as shown below.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Handy Web 2.0 Icons In PhotoshopIcon 200
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    When we are working on a Web design project, we quite often need icons to show commands like add, delete, or edit. With the Web 2.0 trend, the use of badges and subtle 3D has become very popular. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a really easy and very nice 3D effect to be used in either buttons and icons or elements that need some depth.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Top 4 Alternatives to Photoshop For Mac UsersPre 200
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    Deciding on an alternative for Photoshop depends a lot on what you use Photoshop for. There are five apps that I'll give you some information about that are trying to compete head-to-head with Photoshop. If you have more targeted image creation needs there are some apps that may even be a better option than Photoshop.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Cool Halftone EffectPre 200
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    In this tutorial, we're going to go a bit retro. You'll learn how to create halftone patterns and creatively cut up an image of a model holding a boombox. You'll then use those cut elements to make your design. We use some layer styles to get everything to come together cohesively. The effects are fun, and you can apply these methods to other designs as well.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Inspirational Business Card DesignsFaveup
    As some of you may know, Psdtuts+ has a couple of sister sites, including a design inspiration gallery called FaveUp, which showcases logos, business cards, CSS websites, and Flash websites.Read More…