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Photoshop Tutorial – Colouring Quick Tip

There are many, many brushes available for Photoshop, and combining brushes with Photoshop’s layer modes can create some stunning colouring effects.

For this quick tip in colouring in Photoshop you will need brushes that have shading – solid shapes will not work with this method.

Using just a few colours and different layer modes you can create art with subtle shade differences, and the variances are almost endless – this is a great way to learn how the layer modes work, you can adjust, readjust and adjust again until you achieve the desired effects.

Colouring Quick Tip for PS

Inspired by Design #20

Tuesdays seem to come around so quickly… but that’s good because I love publishing this feature each week. I am constantly in awe of all the outstanding artists who are willing to share their work for the inspiration of others.

So here, again, is a round-up of some of the awesome art that I have discovered around the internet this week. Most of the art is from – no matter where you find it around the net, it usually originates from that site.

Inspired by Design #20

Don’t forget to check out the inspirational/motivational quote after the showcase.

In Focus #11 – Showcase of a Digital Artist

This week In Focus is featuring the stunning art of BrokenData on deviantART, aka Jai McFerran.

In Focus #11 - BrokenData

Floral Ornaments Background – Photoshop Tutorial

Create a stunning black floral background – in this tutorial we will construct the floral ornaments using free brushes. Then put the whole thing together using more free brushes and Photoshop’s blending options. This is suitable for Photoshop beginners.

Floral Ornaments Background

Photoshop Tutorial – Fire Texture

This is a really easy tutorial, creating a stunning result. Made possible by using a great new set of free brushes and the use of Photoshop’s built-in tools.

Fire Texture

Photoshop Tutorial – Simplicity Poster Design

Create this poster in Photoshop using some free textures, a font, gradient and stock image and of course, lots of Photoshop’s built in tools.

Simplicity Poster Design

Photoshop Tutorial – Good vs Bad Wallpaper

This tutorial shows you how to make this stunning minimalistic black and white wallpaper. The only resource required is the Yin Yang image – everything else is created through manipulation.

Good vs Bad Wallpaper

Photoshop Tutorial – Arabesque Design Wallpaper

This tutorial will show you how to create a beautiful, intricate Arabesque design wallpaper using some free resources and Photoshop’s blending options.

Arabesque Effect Wallpaper