Getting your feet wet in Photoshop CS5

Whether you are new to Photoshop, using the CS5 version for the first time, or you consider yourself a Photoshop expert, there is something for everyone in the following selection of resources. Photoshop is easily the best tool for manipulating images for business cards, posters, web design, and more; and you can never learn too much for making your projects better and easier to complete.

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Create eye-catching text straight from the 80s

Great text can be the centerpiece to your design, or an extra element to really make your work pop. Either way, this tutorial will show you how to create some retro-themed text of your own in illustrator.

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Create Stunning 3D Text in a Grungy Landscape

The more you can learn about blending images and different elements together in Photoshop, the more freedom you will have in creating whatever pops up in your imagination. In this Photoshop tutorial, we are going to go over different digital-image-editing techniques in order to create a beautiful grungy and grainy composition that has 3D text (that we will make in Illustrator) as its centerpiece.

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Create a Dark Grunge 3D Text Scene in Photoshop

Check out my latest tutorial from Design Instruct

In this Photoshop tutorial, you are going to learn how to create some 3D text using only Photoshop. The mood we will strive to incorporate in our piece is dark and grungy. We are going to use consistent lighting, layer styles to create shadows for our type, Photoshop filters, and more. We will finish off our scene by adding a dark textured background that seems to fade out as it approaches the edge of the canvas — a popular design technique.


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Add Water Bubbles to any image in Illustrator

Water Bubbles in Illustrator Tutorial

In this tutorial we are going to make a wet looking text with water drops in Adobe Illustrator. After we create our water drops we are going to use symbols to spread the bubbles out throughout the document.


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A Guide to Creating 3D Text in Adobe Illustrator

A Guide to Creating 3D Text in Adobe Illustrator

Check out my latest tutorial from Design Instruct: A Guide to Creating 3D Text in Adobe Illustrator

It isn’t always necessary to use a 3D program to create 3D text — they’re expensive and overkill if you just occasionally use 3D elements. Adobe Illustrator is more than adequate in allowing us to create some 3D objects with some basic shading for our text. In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to make some 3D text using Adobe Illustrator, and also discuss techniques of shading the text to give it a clean, consistent, and stylized look.

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Amazing Traditional Art Painting Tutorial

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WARNING: There is artistically tasteful nudity for the purpose of this tutorial.

Creating designs and graphics always produces attractive results. There may be digital painters who have never gone back to basics, who haven’t picked up a paintbrush or touched a canvas. The feel, texture and craftsmanship of creating an actual painting has been lost in this day and age, so for this post we have an award winning artist who describes in detail how it’s all done.

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Create a Retro Metal Text poster in Photoshop

Create a Retro Metal Text poster in Photoshop

In this tutorial we are going to create a retro/grunge looking metal text using some basic Photoshop techniques as well as a texture. We are going to then finish off the image using another texture and a few other techniques to bring the whole image together.

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Design a Space-Themed Poster with Photoshop

Space Themed Poster with Photoshop Tutorial

Be sure to check out my latest tutorial over at Design Instruct, where we will learn to create a space themed poster with text in Photoshop. (Link)

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we are going to design a poster with space as its central theme. We’re also going to have a high emphasis on creating beautiful typography to match our theme. I will show you how to develop consistent lighting, re-coloring the scene to help set the mood, and many more Photoshop techniques. The tutorial’s final product is a poster/ad for a mythical TV show called “Space”. (Full image after the jump)

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3D Text In Clouds Tutorial

Check out my latest tutorial from The Web Squeeze, where I show how I created this bright colorful 3D text in the sky. The neat thing about this tutorial is that you can edit the shadows so you can darken, lighten, or add a blend mode to them, perfect for changing the look of the design easily.

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