Tutorials Posts

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

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

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.

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.

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