Transformed Text – Photoshop Tutorial

Posted in Uncategorized on June 5, 2010 by Carol

This text effect is a result of playing with Photoshop’s Transform feature. The main text is a silver-coloured metal effect, and the tranformations are glowing and spectacular. It is an easy effect to achieve, however, it has turned out to be relatively difficult to explain! If you come across any problems, glitches or things that make you say ‘What?!’ then please don’t hesitate to either contact me (right sidebar) or leave a comment below – I will try my best to make things clearer if necessary. Other than that, I hope you enjoy producing this effect as much as I did!

Transformed Text

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404 Error Pages – 30+ Examples

Posted in Lists on June 3, 2010 by Carol

When you have been trawling around the internet for hours researching or searching, it is quite likely you will make a mistake inputting a website address, or somehow get lost on a site. How lovely, under those circumstances, to be directed to a custom 404 error page that makes you smile or think ‘that’s a bit different’.

I was very surprised to discover, from compiling this list, that so many graphic design websites and trendsetting companies don’t have an inspiring 404 error page.

It is considered politically correct to never blame your visitor for straying off course, although, of course, the fault could lie with them, or could be due to a broken link. However, these days some sites lay the blame entirely at the feet of the visitor, flying in the face of convention – and those are usually the funniest 404 error pages.

This list is made up of more than 30 individually designed 404 error pages, some are clever, some are funny and some are just better than a blank white page declaring 404 Error page not found!

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Grunge & Sparkle Text – Photoshop Tutorial

Posted in Photoshop, Text Effects on June 1, 2010 by Carol

Create a grungy gold text effect with sparkly flowers with a little retro design thrown in too. A very straightforward tutorial using many of Photoshop’s built-in tools and features.

Grunge and Sparkle Text

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Summer Gradients – Free Download

Posted in Downloads, Photoshop on May 29, 2010 by Carol

I have created another set of gradients available for download at This set of 8 gradients is based on summer colours.

Summer Gradients

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I hope you enjoy these gradients!

Swirl Texture/Background

Posted in Design, Effects, Photoshop on May 25, 2010 by Carol

Create this glowing swirl texture/background in a few easy steps using only Photoshop’s built-in tools.

Swirl Texture

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Skin Enhancement Photoshop Tutorial

Posted in Photo Effects, Photo Enhancement, Photoshop on May 15, 2010 by Carol

There are many actions available to enhance your photographs, but sometimes a little extra work is required. This tutorial uses Photoshop’s blur filter and healing brush tool, along with a free action. You need to begin with a good quality image – repairing a poor quality image is a whole other tutorial. We will be improving the complexion, improving the skin tone and brightening the eyes.

Skin Enhancement Before & After

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Melting Text Effect – Photoshop tutorial

Posted in Photoshop, Text Effects on May 7, 2010 by Carol

Create this melting text effect using a couple of free fonts and Photoshop’s built-in tools. This is not a difficult tutorial, and beginners should be able to complete it.

Melting Text Effect

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