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10 most important Adobe Photoshop tutorials

Nowadays Photoshop Tutorials are very popular in all over the world. So we have poke around and chosen 10 of our favorite Photoshop tutorials. They are:

1. Transform a dull stock image into great looking artwork:

A series of techniques for coping with boring stock art that you’re supplied with for ad design. Discover how to give the images some life, but still leave room in the composition for copy and logos.

2. Boost your images with Lab color:

Lab color is often useful color space in Photoshop that allows you to separate luminance information from color information. This allows you to complete amazing color treatments that aren’t possible in RGB, all without compromising the luminance, contrast or detail of the image.

3. Create striking portraits:

This tutorial shows you how to compose a portrait so that the viewer’s attention is directed onto the theme without being distracted by the background. It also demonstrates how to define the light source that ties the whole image together. These principles apply to landscapes and still life as well.

4. Retouch mediocre photos:

Using just the quality filters and tools in Photoshop, with no add-ons or plug-ins, you can make a photo look however you want it to. The techniques established here will help you get the best possible result from any image. As the tutorial notes, “in Photoshop there are no rules to break – just different ways to accomplish your goals.”

5. Combine textures with vectors:

Vector art can sometimes appear somewhat too crisp and that’s where Photoshop comes in. Blending modes, masks and Alpha Channels can give a convincing troubled effect to your vectors. This guide uses a number of real-world image resources as a basis for the effect, achieving a tangible imperfection.

6. Combine photos to create surrealist landscapes:

One trend in photo manipulation is to use numerous stock images to create a composition. But to make your efforts convincing, you’ll need to know how lighting, colors and shadows work in the real world. This project will show you how.

7. Create fake photo-real scenes:

Remember the Smirnoff ‘bottle as lens’ ads? Currently you can make your own. In this guide, you may learn how to compose an image using three photographs shot in different places at different times. The result is a rhino in a bottle!

8. Dress up fashion photography:

If you are working on a fashion project, you can have some real fun. During this project, you’ll use Photoshop, plus raw materials such as card and paper, to develop a strongly themed result.

9. Create graffiti stamp art:

To create cool graffiti stamp art, you need to go against the conventional idea of how to use the Brush tool. Using a piece of artwork as your brush tip will produce some dazzling results.

10. Defringe hair:

Selecting fine strands of hair in order to cut out a model from a background is enough to drive most Photoshop users mad – but there is a solution. The answer lies in using channels to make a detailed alpha mask for your image, as well as in harnessing the Layer Matting features to refine your final extraction.

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 Photoshop Tutorials No Comments

A 221 Photoshop Brushes for downloaded

Hello Fellow Designers, I have compiled a list of latest and few of the trendiest Photoshop brushes that I could find in online, with their respective owner sites, authors, size, download websites and terms included in the blog post. I hope all of you will enjoy using these brushes, please let me know your opinion on the collection of brushes and I would continue to add great brushes download links form their respective sites and redirecting to their great authors with respect.

Smudge Brushes:
My first set of smudge brushes, hope you like it! If you use it I would love to see what you did with it.

Cup Stains:
Add realistic cup stains to your website templates, prints, and photos! This set of Photoshop brushes contains a variety of both thick and thin cup stains. Download this set of 105 high quality Photoshop brushes to add to your collection of Photoshop brushes.

Light brushes:
Blurry light Brushes, 3 shapes (circle, hexagon, octagon), 9 brushes total.

Photoshop Flower Brushes:
Small Pack of 4 Hi Res Flowers Photoshop Brushes.

You can download them and use them for commercial purposes, as well as personal.

You are not restricted in how you use my brushes as long as you do not claim authorship, sell them, and use them for any offensive or unlawful purpose.

Foolish Strokes 1:
A collection of 15 abstract brushes from FoolishGraphics.com. These brushes were put together as stroke or texture brushes but, like anything in Photoshop, how you use them is up to you. Visit foolishgraphics.com for more resources, inspiration, and fun downloads.



				
								
				
Monday, July 25th, 2011 Photoshop Tutorials No Comments

25+ Quality Metallic Textures Photoshop Tutorials and Brushes

Most textures and patterns do not look attractive in raw or when they are standalone, and these metallic ones are certainly no exceptional. However, with the right mixtures (and some creativity), these raw materials could output you some of the nicest metallic-themed design. If you are looking to create some realistic metallic design, here is a collection of Metallic Textures, Pattern, Brushes and Photoshop Tutorial that could come in handy.

Brushes and Patterns

Arc’s Rivets + Metal Brushes
by Arcy-is-distracted
138 Custom Photoshop Brushes, includes Rivets, Screw-heads, Bolt-heads, Metal seams, Metal seams w/ rivets, Complete Panels, Vents, Holes and more.

Arcs-Rivets

Barbed Wire brush
by Cat-in-the-Stock
Two barbed wire brushes.

Barbed-wire

Bullet Holes Brushes
by redheadstock
A set of brushes made up of various types of bullet holes.

Bullet-Holes-Brushes

Spiderman Pattern
by s0nkite

Spiderman-Pattern

Metal Set
by for-certain
9 metal texture brush set.

Metal-Set

Metal Mesh Brush
by SocioBunneh
High quality metal mesh brushes.

Metal-Mesh-Brush

Idyllic’s -Metal- Brushes
by Chalob

Idyllic-Metal-Brushes

Gears Vectors Brushes
by redheadstock
34 brushes for Photoshop 7+, Photoshop Elements 2+, GIMP 2.2.6+

Gears_Vectors_Brushes

Carbon Sheets
by idealhut

Carbon-Sheets

Cool Metal Texture
by skipgo

cool-metal-texture

Textures

Black Metal Texture
by GrungeTextures
Closeup of pattern on surface of old black metal.

Black-Metal-Texture

WireMesh
by stock.xchng

WireMesh

Metal-texture

Grating-texture

Diamond-Plate

Foil 1
by Dori-Stock

Foil

ULV Metal plate
by enframed

ulv

Metallic Holes Texture
by LeMex

metallic-holes-texture

Metallic Grid Texture
by FantasyStock

Metallic-Grid-Texture

Metal Pattern
by Thousandhands

Metall-pattern

Metal Texture
by wojtar-stock

metal-texture-7

metal-texture-2

metal-texture-1

Metal Stock
by CausticStock

Metal_Stock

Metal Floor
by loner654

Metal-Floor

Metal Grunge Set
by Dominick-AR
11 metal grunge brushes.

Metal-Grunge-Set

Metal
by GreenEyezz-stock

GreenEyezz-stock

Metal Fence texture
by JayL-stock
This texture has been packed on a zip, the package contains diffuse.tga, opacity.tga and a diffuse.jpg.

Metal-Fence-texture

Photoshop Tutorials

Create Carbon Fibre Pattern
by hongkiat

carbon-fibre

Texturing and Painting Metal
by Noise-Less
Painting a metal nut.

Texturing-and-Painting-Metal

How to Create High Quality Metal 3D Text in Photoshop
by Wojciech Pijecki
This tutorial will show you how to create the 3D text shape and give it a high quality metal look using pure Photoshop.

Metal-3D-Text

Creating a Cool Brushed Metal Surface in Photoshop
by Fabio
How to create the brushed aluminum texture similar to the Apple products.

Metal-Surface

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Thursday, July 30th, 2009 Photoshop Tutorials No Comments

55+ Photoshop Tutorials – Photo Touch-Ups

Photoshop has tons of potential for improving photos in one way or another. No matter how much experience you have with Photoshop there is probably more that you can learn in these areas. This is a categorized collection of tutorials that will show you some new tricks for photo touch-ups.

Skin:

Airbrushing – Natural Smooth Skin

Airbrushing

Really Cool Digital Make Up in Photoshop in 10 Minutes

Digital makeup

Smooth Skin

Smooth Skin

Ultimate Makeup

Ultimate makeup

How to Smooth Skin

Smooth skin

Remove Freckles

Remove freckles

Removing Freckles

Soften Skin with Surface Blur (video)

Soften skin

Photo Retouching – Skin Photoshop Tutorial

Photo retouching

Beautify a Face

Beautify a Face

Making Skin Beautiful

Making skin beautiful

Super Fast and Easy Facial Retouching

Facial retouching

Reducing 5 O’Clock Shadow and Beard Stubble in Photoshop

Reduce 5 O clock shadow

Easily Smooth and Soften Skin in a Photo

Soften skin

Quick and Effective Facial Photo Retouching

Facial retouching

Retouch Wrinkles

Retouch wrinkles

Enhance Skin

Enhance skin

Remove Facial Imperfections

Remove facial imperfections

Make Up Effect for the Face

Makeup effect

Aging People

Aging people

Fixing Severe Acne

Fix acne

Remove a Tan Line

Remove tan line

Photo Enhancement Tutorial

Photo Enhancement

Eyes:

Make Eyelashes Thicker

Thicken eyelashes

How to Make Eyes Pop

Make eyes pop

Shadowy, Sultry Eyes

Sultry eyes

Apply Eye Make-Up

Apply eye makeup

How to Whiten Teeth and Eyes

Whiten teeth

Changing the Eye Color of Your Photograph

Change eye color

Teeth:

How to Whiten and Brighten Teeth in Photoshop

Whiten teeth

Whitening Teeth the Professional Way

Whiten teeth

Hair:

Change Hair Color in Photoshop

Change hair color

Curly Hair Enhancement

Curly hair

Color Hair Locks

Color Hair

Create Shining Hair

Create shining hair

Nose:

Easy Digital Nose Job in Photoshop

Nose job

Digital Nip Tuck

Digital nip tuck

Body:

Thinner Waistline

Thinner waistline

Increase Breast Size

Increase breast size

Colors:

Advanced Color Correction Tutorial that Will Knock Your Socks Off

Color correction

Change the Color of Something in a Photo

Change color

Coloring and Old, Black and White Photo

Coloring photo

Colorize and Old Photo

Colorize photo

Enhance Your Image with Selective Color Adjustments

Color adjustments

Fix Tone and Color with Levels in Photoshop

Fix tone and color

Lighting:

Contrast Layers

Contrast layers

Intensifying Light Sources

Light sources

Adaptive Contrast

Adaptive contrast

Foreground Lighting

Fourground lighting

Simple Focused Lighting Effect in Photoshop

Focused lighting

Adaptive Saturation

Adaptive saturation

General Photo Editing:

Non-Destructive Editing

Non-destructive editing

Make Your Amateur Photos More Professional

Make photos professional

Retouching a Studio Portrait

Studio retouching

Edge Sharpening

Edge sharpening

Non-Destructive Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

Dodge and burn

How to Straigten Crooked Photos

Straighten photo

Selective Focus and Tilt Shift

Selective focus

Blue Glow Dreamy Portrait

Blue Glow

Dream Photo Effect

Dream Photo

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 Photoshop Tutorials No Comments

55 Photo Enhancements Photoshop Actions

Each Photoshop action stores a sequential series of tasks/jobs, and by hitting the ‘play’ button you get the same effect again and again without the need to repeat steps individually. Photoshop actions are powerful and great time saver when it comes to batch photo processing.

Adobe Photoshop comes with a default set of actions pre-installed that could give you a pretty good idea how thing works. In this post, we want to show you a list of 60+ Useful Photoshop Actions For Photo Enhancements.

Color Balance, Hue/Saturation

Photoshop Action 2
by saturn-rings

Cross-Processing ATN
by mutato-nomine

 

50 Photoshop Postwork Actions
by manicho

Portrait Actions I
by ver00nika

Portrait Actions II
by ver00nika

Action Pack I
by EmberGFX

Actions Clyck
by muffim-clyck

Caitlins actions
by mumbojumbo89

Color actions
by freaky665

Color Enhancing Actions
by Princess-of-Shadows

Colors Actions
by anaRasha-stock

Cool photo effect action
by Numizmat

Dazzle Effects
by dazzle-textures

Enhancing skin color
by mermes

Eye Color
by Jean31

GuteCharlotte Color o2
by guteCharlotte

Kalifbanane – Cross Coloring
by KalifBanane

Lovely Action
by orangetopatos

NoiseLess RetroFit Actions
by Noise-Less

Pack Actions 01
by darviana

Photo Coloring 11
by iconmaker91

Photo Coloring 11.2
by iconmaker91

Photoshop Action Set o1
by lustdrunk

Photoshop Action Set o3
by lustdrunk

Photoshop Action: Diabolic
by davidnanchin

Photoshop Action: Dim and Jade
by davidnanchin

Photoshop Actions Packs
by night-fate

Professional Photoshop Actions
by maanistudios

Rather Large Set of Actions
by rocketlaunch

Sa-cool Actions
by sa-cool

Skin Smoothing
by Jean31

Soft Touch Action
by chulii-stock

Wedding Enhancers Kit
by Karl

Split toning
by paranoidstock

Photoshop Actions – 76
by night-fate

Retro-Vintage
by rocketlaunch

PS Actions Dark Sepia
by euphoricdesire-stock

Black & White

5 Black and White PS actions
by cat-woman-amy

Black and White PS Actions
by maanistudios

Black white sepia PS action
by rosalindharrison

Aging Photos, Borders

Handcolored vintage photo
by Jenny W

Action includes: Ageing; Colour; Cracks; Bending and as a bonus Old Paper Style.

TackIt! Mini
by finessefx

This handy little effect has plenty of customization options, including the width of the picture border, the amount of shadow for both the photo and tack, and the color of the tack.

HolgaRoid Generator BW
by rawimage

Old Parchment
by finessefx

Photoshop action that gives paper with tears, yellowed edges and other artifacts.

Page Curl
by pstutorialsblog

Vintage Photo
by mutato-nomine

Photo Aging
by mutato-nomine

Photographers Toolkit 1
by WallStorm

Polaroid Generator
by rawimage

Panofx’s Photoshop Actions

Here is a list of useful Photoshop actions that will come in handy while manipulating photos, all by Panofx.

B & Big picture

Other Effects

Cinematic Effect
by orangeycow

Comics Photoshop action
by mutato-nomine

Double sketch effect action for Photoshop
by Emanuele Feronato

More Photoshop Actions

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Monday, May 18th, 2009 Photoshop Tutorials No Comments

Stunning Polar Panorama Photos Tutorials

These interesting photos go by various namings –polar panorama, panorama and polar, little planet, planet panoramas, 360 degree panorama, etc but they all mean the same thing. It is created with a panorama photo under one of Photoshop’s Distort filter, Polar Coordinates.

They are not as hard to create as they looked. In this article, we attempt to show you how some of the nicest Polar Panorama photos we’ve found, together with Photoshop tutorials to that help you to create them. Full list after jump.

Merdeka Square
by riefa

Baroque Planet
by Simon The Fox

The Planet of Detroit
by firelog1970

 

The 99th Planet
by jeckham

Sydney Polar Panorama
by datazoid

Roudnice Railway Station
by miniplaneter

Sultan Ahmet Polar Panaroma
by Nikolof

PlanetIMAX
by olliollio

Planet of Perth
by scotteek

Planet New York
by isaac-and-his-mind

Planet Mars Cyvilization
by hot360

Planet Kharkiv
by mudakisa

Paris s’éveille
by gadl

My Little World
by smileyno1

Minatomirai Bridge
by drachenman

Manhattan Skyline
by Athalfred

Lightning Ridge
by datazoid

Interact Globe
by Sarah Lee

Hamburg Rathausplatz Planet
by konderminator

Eglise Lumière
by clic me

Berlin Alex Polar Pano
by suckup

Eglise Notre-Dame
by jeromebg

How to create one?

These tutorials are created with Photoshop with your existing panorama photos. If Photoshop is not at your disposal, try usng GIMP

Create your very own planet
Rames of Adobetuts gives you an idea how to create a polar panorama in 10 simple steps.

How to Create Your Own Planets Using Your Panorama
Another great Photoshop tutorial by Photojojo.

More Examples

Flickr: Create Your Own Planets
Flickr group with more than 2300 members sharing about 6000 polar panorama photos.

Flickr: Polar Panoramas – A smaller group but yet sharing some really stunning photos.

Compfight Search – Random search with CompFight Flickr Search

World’s best photo of panorama and polar

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Saturday, May 16th, 2009 Photoshop Tutorials No Comments

Tutorial for Hall of Fame

Many of the most popular posts on this blog are collections of Photoshop tutorials in specific categories. I thought it would be helpful to also do a post that features the best Photoshop tutorials of all kinds, all in one place. This post links to more than 60 excellent tutorials and they are categorized by type. Some of these have been featured here in previous posts over the past year or so, and others are new.

Lighting Effects

The O Series

The O Series

Super Cool Abstract Vectors in Illustrator and Photoshop

Super Cool Abstract Vectors in Illustrator and Photoshop

Really Cool Eclipse Effect in Photoshop

Really Cool Eclipse Effect in Photoshop

Awesome Digital Bokeh Effect in Photoshop

Awesome Digital Bokeh Effect in Photoshop

Advanced Glow Effects

Advanced Glow Effects

Create a Simple Vibrant Light Effect in Photoshop

Create a Simple Vibrant Light Effect in Photoshop

Flying Girl in Photoshop

Flying Girl in Photoshop

Magic Lighting Effect in Photoshop

Magic Lighting Effect in Photoshop

Fantasy Light Effects in Photoshop

Fantasy Light Effects in Photoshop

Sparkling Hot Girl in Photoshop

Sparkling Hot Girl in Photoshop

Photo Manipulations

Combine Photo Elements to Create a Surreal Photo Manipulation

Combine Photo Elements to Create a Surreal Photo Manipulation

Design an Epic Fantasy Scene with Photoshop

Design an Epic Fantasy Scene with Photoshop

Lighting a Giant Elephant

Lighting a Giant Elephant

Create Amazing Photomontages

Create Amazing Photomontages

Making of a Sexy Humanoid

Making of a Sexy Humanoid

Combine 3D Renders with a Stock 3D Model

Combine 3D Renders with a Stock 3D Model

Slow Motion Bullet Shot Effect

Slow Motion Bullet Shot Effect

Telling Stories with Shadows

Telling Stories with Shadows

Photo Effects

How to Make Digital Photographs Look Like Lomo Photography

How to Make Digital Photographs Look Like Lomo Photography

Dark Grunge Photo Effect

Dark Grunge Photo Effect

Create a Retro Photo and Background

Create a Retro Photo and Background

Designing Gadgets

Create a Realistic Blackberry Style Mobile Phone from Scratch

Create a Realistic Blackberry Style Mobile Phone from Scratch

Apple iPhone Mobile Phone Design

Apple iPhone Mobile Phone Design

MacBook Air

MacBook Air

Posters and Wallpapers

Creating an Old-Collage Effect Poster

Creating an Old-Collage Effect Poster

Gig Poster Design

Gig Poster Design

How to Make Retro/Futuristic Curves in 10 Steps

How to Make Retro/Futuristic Curves in 10 Steps

Trendy Geometric Lines Tutorial

Trendy Geometric Lines Tutorial

Create Sci-Fi Poster Art

Create Sci-Fi Poster Art

CD Cover Design

CD Cover Design

Create a Trendy Typographic Poster Design

Create a Trendy Typographic Poster Design

Amazing Retro Rainbow Curves

Amazing Retro Rainbow Curves

How to Create a Movie Quality DVD Cover

How to Create a Movie Quality DVD Cover

Favorite Bands Tutorial

Favorite Bands Tutorial

Text Effects

Create a Dream Design with 3D Typography

Create a Dream Design with 3D Typography

Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop

Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop

Moon Shine Text Effect

Moon Shine Text Effect

Awesome Grunge Text Effect

Awesome Grunge Text Effect

Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography

Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography

3D Typographic Effects

3D Typographic Effects

Interface Design and Layouts

Create a Clean Modern Website Design in Photoshop

Create a Clean Modern Website Design in Photoshop

Create a Sleek, High-End Web Design from Scratch

Create a Sleek, High-End Web Design from Scratch

How to Create a Sleek and Textured Web Layout in Photoshop

How to Create a Sleek and Textured Web Layout in Photoshop

Create a Nature-Inspired Painted Background in Photoshop

Create a Nature-Inspired Painted Background in Photoshop

Photoshop Paper Texture from Scratch Then Create a Grungy Web Design with It

Photoshop Paper Texture from Scratch Then Create a Grungy Web Design with It

Create a Professional Portfolio Design in 17 Easy Steps

Create a Professional Portfolio Design in 17 Easy Steps

Design Watercolor Effect Menu

Design Watercolor Effect Menu

Hero Header Part I and Part II

Hero Header

How to Create a Slick and Clean Button in Photoshop

How to Create a Slick and Clean Button in Photoshop

Icon Design

How to Create a Super Shiny Pencil Icon

How to Create a Super Shiny Pencil Icon

How to Create a Planet Icon Set in Photoshop

How to Create a Planet Icon Set in Photoshop

Tools

Photoshop’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide

Photoshop's Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide

Become a Master of the Pen Tool in Under 30 Minutes

Become a Master of the Pen Tool in Under 30 Minutes

Master Photoshop Selection Tools in Under 30 Minutes

Master Photoshop Selection Tools in Under 30 Minutes

Miscellaneous

Creating Custom Patterns

Creating Custom Patterns

Create a Retro Pop Art in Photoshop

Create a Retro Pop Art in Photoshop

Photoshop Tutorial: Space Environment

Photoshop Tutorial: Space Environment

Photo Strip Photoshop Tutorial

Photo Strip Photoshop Tutorial

How to Draw a Portrait in Photoshop

How to Draw a Portrait in Photoshop

Custom Hang Tag

Custom Hang Tag

How to Make an Awesome Grungy Paper Texture from Scratch

How to Make an Awesome Grungy Paper Texture from Scratch

Create a Realistic Blueprint Image from a 3D Object

Create a Realistic Blueprint Image from a 3D Object

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Thursday, October 30th, 2008 Photoshop Tutorials No Comments
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