Tutorials

DoubleType

DoubleType

This effect is much simpler and just relies on having two versions of the text, one styled and one not. I've used Futura as my typeface here. I believe I saw this effect on a movie poster once so I've used red the way they did, but it works just as well with other colors and combinations.

3D Metallic Text

3D Metallic Text

This effect is actually just a variation on the gold text. As you can see below, we've again used the dual copies of the text, each with layer styles applied. Here I used a different Gloss Contour on the beveled text below, and of course everywhere we used a yellow shade in the last effect, I used a grey color here.

Quick Gold Text

Quick Gold Text

There are a lot of ways to make "gold" text. This one makes use of two layers with the exact same text on it. They are layered on top of each other with the bottom layer a few pixels down so that it gives an illusion of 3 dimenions.

48+ Greatest Adobe Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

keyboard As I am big Photoshop fan, I really love their keyboard shortcuts – it really helps to build up working speed using them in Your workflow. Keyboard shortcuts are keystrokes or keystroke combinations to quickly execute some command. If You like using Photoshop as designer, You will evaluate those keyboard shortcuts strength. However there are really huge amount of keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop, there is no way You can remember them all – and that’s really not worth it so I created my own list and included there not all, but just those worthy ones and little more.

Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

Follow these steps in Adobe Illustrator to create your very own super cute fuzzy monster character. We’ll be working with the basic shapes to start, then use a variety of gradients to add depth. We can then finish it off with some detailed fur effects to really lift the design from the screen.

Create an Awesome Grass Texture in Photoshop

Grass Texture

This is the fourth and final installment of my series on creating textures in Photoshop. If you missed the first three, they were creating: Water Texture, Wood Texture and Stone Texture. This tutorial will combine much of what we learned about in the first three installments, we will also go over some new techniques, and add some finishing touches that pull the whole look together.

Create Photoshop Brushes for Coffee Stains and Splatters

Coffee Mug Design

Coffee and Grunge, Two of my Favorite Things
Coffee stains and grunge splatters have become staples in much of grunge design. The great part about a grunge theme is that there are no rules! This gives the designer a ton of freedom. We are going to create coffee stain and splatter brushes that can be used again and again in our designs.

Create a Realistic Stone Texture in Photoshop

Stone Texture

This is the my third installment of “creating awesome textures using filters in Photoshop.” If you missed the first two, you can check them out here: creating a water texture and creating a wood texture.
This tutorial will cover how to create a stone texture using mostly filters and finishing the effect with a photo.

Create a Realistic Wood Texture in Photoshop

Wood Effect

In part I of my series on “creating awesome textures using filters in Photoshop” I showed you how to create a realistic water texture using only 2 filters. In part II of this series I will show you how to create a realistic wood texture.
This tutorial uses a few more filters than the last and requires a bit more finessing, but I think the end result is awesome.

Creating a Realistic Water Texture in Photoshop

Water Effect

This is the first in a short series of tutorials on how to create some awesome textures in Photoshop by using just a few filters. This water effect essentially only takes 2 filters to get the desired effect. Of course, once you get the look you want, then it’s a good idea to start experimenting on how you can take the idea further and make it your own.