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Photoshop Quick Tutorials: Add Vintage Coloring and Reflections to Photos

For this couple of quick tutorials I am using two of the free actions available from the wonderfully talented Panos Efstathiadis at PanosFX. The first effect is an image shown slightly right-side-on, with reflection, and the second is an image divided into 3 (triptych) with reflection. You will see how you can make subtle changes to the actions to suit your own requirements.

Photoshop Quick Tutorials: Add Vintage Coloring and Reflections to Photos

10 Superb Free Mountain Stock Images

Mountains are a frequent and well used subject for stock images these days. Unless you are fortunate enough to live near a mountain range and have a good camera, you will rely on stock image providers for your website enhancements. Here is a selection of 10 beautiful, free stock images of mountains.

10 Superb Free Mountain Stock Images

Quick Tut: Outlined Display Text Overlaid on an Image

This is a quick and easy method of applying a nice, opaque, outlined display text over an image using a free font and Photoshop’s built in tools, and of course, the image of your choice.

Quick Tip: Outlined Display Text Overlaid on and Image

3 Halloween Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

3 Halloween Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

With Halloween fast approaching, if you want to adorn your website or create some spooky typography, here are three quick tutorials for some creepy text effects. These effects use only layer styles and some ghoulish free fonts.

The Very Best of National Geographic’s Photo of the Day August 2015

The Very Best of National Geographic's Photo of the Day August 2015

The National Geographic Society has been around for so long… they were publishing their well-known geographic magazine way before the days of the internet – since 1888 to be precise. You might think the popularity of the internet and all the photographic sites there are would put National Geographic into the shade – but no, they have simply harnessed the power of the internet to expand and improve their commitment to ‘inspire people to care about the planet’. They remain a nonprofit scientific and educational institution. Here are (in my opinion) the very best examples of their Photo of the Day during August 2015.

Decorative Ribboned Text Effect PS Tutorial

Decorative Ribboned Text Effect PS Tutorial

This is a pretty easy but effective textured text with ribbon running through it effect. A free font and a free texture are the only resources required and the use of Photoshop’s built-in tools complete this effect.

Retro Shadow – Photoshop Text Effect Tutorial

Retro Shadow – Photoshop Text Effect Tutorial

Retro and vintage are never really in or out of fashion, but somehow are always around, and the effect can add sophistication or a certain, required style to any design. This tutorial will show you how to quickly add this retro shadow effect to headline text.

Free Useful Basic Fonts – Presented with Misheard Lyrics

Free Useful Basic Fonts - Presented with Misheard Lyrics

Here we have a fun article, featuring some beautiful basic free fonts along with a selection of very funny misheard lyrics – why not take a moment, have a chuckle and perhaps find a font that you like!