Free Christmas Border PSD

There are only 39 days left before Christmas, so I thought I would offer this free Christmas border psd in time for the season. The full size is 3000px x 2000px and it is on a transparent background. You are free to use this border in any kind of project, I only ask that you don’t claim it as your own, and if you wish to offer it elsewhere, please link back to this article… thank you.

Free Christmas Border PSD

You can download the PSD file here

Polished Wood Text Effect

I came across this font and thought that it had great possibilities for a text effect. It reminds me very much of branches of a tree, so I worked on that thought, and this beautiful polished wood text effect was the end result.

Polished Wood Text Effect

Learn from the Best Photographers in the World!

Today we are bringing you some awesome collectives from which you can learn techniques and advice from some of the most renowned photographers in the world.

Learn from the best Photographers in the world!

These collectives cover Portrait, Beauty, Landscape, Street and Los Angeles!

In these collectives we have handpicked 10 of each best photographer’s interviews with whom we think you will learn the most from. From their honesty, you’ll learn that even the most accomplished photographers, those who have worked with the biggest names, still have doubts about their work and still struggle to improve. In their answers, you’ll discover steps to improving your own photography.

Classics Text Textures

These free textures are filled with text from classic novels: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Black Beauty by Anna Sewell and The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens. They have been created with different fonts, and with different levels of distress on the text. Three of them have black text and one has dark blue text. The first image below shows one of the textures at about 70%, the other image shows the textures at full size, so it only shows very small portions of them. The textures are 3000px x 2000px, 72ppi in .jpg format.

Classics Text Textures

Classics Text Examples

You can download the .zip file here

PSD Coloring: Early Morning

This coloring .psd file will make daytime images look like early morning images, with a slightly washed-out effect and a yellow tint.

PSD Coloring: Early Morning

You can download the .psd file here

Photoshop Tutorial: Mesh Text Effect

This is a cool see-through text effect that would look good over gradient backgrounds or images – you could, of course, use one very large letter with an image behind it – there are myriad uses for it! There are only 2 free resources used in this effect.

Photoshop Tutorial: Mesh Text Effect

4 Hi-Res Pastel Whitewashed Textures

Here is a set of 4 hi-res (3000px x 2000px, 72ppi) textures in pastel shades with grungy whitewash over them. Great for digital art and web design.

Pastel Whitewashed 1

Pastel Whitewashed 2

Pastel Whitewashed 3

Pastel Whitewashed 4

You can download the .zip file here

Photoshop Tutorial: Chain Text Effect

This very easy tutorial will show you how to make a realistic chain text effect from scratch, using only Photoshop’s built-in tools. We will be creating a custom brush and using paths and layer styles – once you have mastered this technique, you can make any kind of chains and not necessarily stick to text effects.

Photoshop Tutorial: Chain Text Effect