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Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Bright New Year 2017 Design

There are many New Year designs out there, but I thought I would try to create something a little different – and here it is. This design is pretty easy, but it is time consuming, and for that reason, I have included the psd file download at the end of the tutorial in case you may want it, but don’t have the time or inclination to follow through the tut. I hope you like it.

Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Bright New Year 2017 Design

Free Christmas Patterns for Photoshop

Today we offer a set of free Christmas patterns for Photoshop, made in CS5.

Free Christmas Patterns for Photoshop

2 Christmas Designs Photoshop Tutorial

Christmas is once again fast approaching, so today we bring you a couple of tutorials to make these cute seasonal designs in Photoshop using free brushes and Photoshop’s built in tools. Both tutorials are similar and should give you a good basis to make your own unique images for cards or greetings on your site. If you like the images but don’t want to work through the tutorials, skip to the end of this article where you can download the jpgs.

2 Christmas Designs Photoshop Tutorial

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.