Archive for the Photoshop Category

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 deviantart.com. 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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Art Deco Text Effect Photoshop Tutorial

Posted in Photoshop, Text Effects on May 4, 2010 by Carol

This tutorial will show you how to draw the frame, create the corner fans and create a deco-ish text effect, using Art Deco colours. Always a popular style, there are many Art Deco-type fonts available for free download, and you can probably use any of them to achieve a similar effect.

Art Deco Text

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Broken Text – Photoshop Tutorial

Posted in Illustrator, Photoshop, Text Effects on May 3, 2010 by Carol

This tutorial uses a free font and both Photoshop and Illustrator to achieve a 3D, split text effect.

Broken Text

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