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

Photoshop Action: Colored Images

Here is a set of 3 Actions that will transform your images from full color to single color. The colors included are Red, Green and Blue. This technique can also be used in tandem with the Transparency Halftone Patterns for Photoshop that I previously offered.

Photoshop Action: Colored Images

Blue with Halftone

You can download the .zip file here

Halloween Clipart PSD

Here are a few clipart images in .psd format for Halloween, including some bats, witches, spooky text, graveyard, pumpkins, ghost and spiders, etc – all spooky, ghoulish and fun for the season!

Halloween Clipart PSD

Download the .psd file here

Quick Tip: How to Use Transparent Halftone Patterns

Earlier this week I offered a set of Transparent Halftone Patterns, and today I am going to explain a couple of ways you can use them. They are simply an alternative to a solid black transparency, and add a little texture and interest while on the practical side, they enhance the visibility of text over an image.

Quick Tip: How to Use Transparent Halftone Patterns

Spooky Coloring PSD for Photoshop

Today’s freebie, just in time for Halloween, is a spooky coloring .psd file. This files includes 2 spooky effects, a desaturated dark effect and a blue spooky effect. Transform your images into dark and spooky pictures for the season.

Spooky Coloring PSD for Photoshop

You can download the .psd file here

Free Transparency Halftone Patterns for Photoshop

With transparency seriously trending in web design right now, I thought I would put together a set of patterns for different strengths of transparency to place over images. They are all on transparent backgrounds, so you can either use the Fill Tool to place the pattern directly on the image layer, or create a new layer and fill it will the pattern – that way you can adjust the opacity and even overlay with a color if you don’t want black.

Transparency Patterns

Here are what some of them look like over an image – however, please remember that these images have been reduced in size. The top center segment shows the original image with no transparency.

Transparencies Examples

You can download the .zip file here