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How to Create a Pixel Explosion Effect in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we will create a pixel explosion effect. We will create our own custom brush for achieving the explosion effect and add a couple of adjustment layers. Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll...Show More Summary

How to Create a Cigarette Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed cigarette pattern brush and how to use it to make a neat text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and several effects. Show More Summary

30 Keyboard Shortcuts for Speed and Creativity in Adobe Photoshop

Becoming comfortable with digital post-production is all about having good flow. A good workflow lets you be fast and creative: committing keyboard shortcuts to memory is an important step in building up your personal Photoshop flow. Keyboard shortcuts help save seconds for each task in Adobe Photoshop. Show More Summary

How to Tile Large Documents for Printing in Adobe Illustrator

Print tiling comes in handy if you need to make a poster-sized proof, print, or any other over-sized output. Rather than taking the file to a printing company or service bureau, you can print the image on your desktop printer at home quickly and cheaply.

It’s Guest Blog Friday featuring Nick Fancher!

[Note from Brad: Nick was getting questions about this topic after his first guest blog, so he offered to do a follow-up post about it. Enjoy!] Additive Color Theory and How to Have Fun with Flash Gels Since the success of my guest post last month, I have received a few emails from people wantingContinue...

Lightroom Mobile Tip: Seeing (and fixing) Highlight Clipping Problems

Here's a quick tip on seeing if your image has Highlight Clipping, and if it does, how to fix it. The post Lightroom Mobile Tip: Seeing (and fixing) Highlight Clipping Problems appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.

Create an Isometric Pixel Art Billboard in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating Advertising is everywhere, and it's possible that it will need to crop up in your pixel art world. So today we're going to find out how to turn a regular image into its isometric pixel art equivalent by making a billboard ad. Show More Summary

Create Peonies the Quick and Easy Way in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial, you will learn a quick, easy way create peonies. We will use the Warp Tool and the Pucker Tool. 1. Drawing a Petal Step 1 After creating a new document (600 px width and height), take the Ellipse Tool (L) and draw a circle. Show More Summary

Food Ads: You’re Doing It Wrong

Both of these images were recently submitted to our Facebook page. First, there’s this Hyde Park, CA poster for a pizza joint: I don’t mean to be judgy, but that is a really weird way to eat pizza! Then there’s … Continue reading ? The post Food Ads: You’re Doing It Wrong appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .

New Course: Create Product Mock-Ups in Adobe Photoshop

When pitching a design, the presentation can be crucial to convincing the client to go with a concept. In Create Product Mock-Ups in Adobe Photoshop, you’ll get a better understanding of how to create product mock-ups in Adobe Photoshop and how to create realistic presentations of product concepts. Show More Summary

Digital Painting 101: A Beginner's Guide to Photo References

Paint a dog. From scratch. Without using Google. Doesn't seem so easy now, does it? Without referring to a photograph, illustrating anything seems impossible for most artists. So today we'll cover the different types of references that...Show More Summary

It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

Become A Marketing Genius with Joel Grimes Learn how to thrive in the marketplace! There’s no talk of f-stops or lighting in this class. Join Joel Grimes for a cold hard look at what it takes to go from sitting in the stands to playing on the field by upping your marketing game. It isContinue...

Quick Tip: How to Fill Text With an Image in Adobe InDesign

What You'll Be Creating Placing an image inside a single character can give your layouts a super-professional, design-forward look. And it’s really simple to achieve! In this Quick Tip tutorial, you’ll learn how to transform your typography into picture frames, to dramatic effect! We’ll be using Adobe InDesign for this tutorial. Show More Summary

Opt/Alt key is your friend

I know a lot of you folks know this, but it is a great […] The post Opt/Alt key is your friend appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.

Quick Tip: Create Dynamic Poses Using Gesture Drawing

What You'll Be Creating Characters looking stiff? Illustrations repeating the same old poses? Animation looking boring? Fret not, I have a cure! Dynamic gesture drawing is a great way to really loosen up and make your work interesting and more importantly fun! What You Will Need Reference images such as PhotoDune: group of teenagers jumping. Show More Summary

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring James Hole!

Firstly thanks to Scott and Brad for the opportunity, and also thanks to Glyn Dewis for introducing me. Hi Everyone, My names James Hole, I’m from Brighton, UK and I’ve been given the wonderful opportunity to guest post on Scott’s blog today. I began my journey in photography at the end of 2012, when a friendContinue...

How to Create a Set of Graffiti-Inspired Line Icons Using Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating Today I've got something special prepped in a form of a quick tip tutorial. In the following minutes we are going to look at how we can create a set of smooth graffiti-inspired line icons using Adobe Illustrator’s basic shapes and some drips of the Direct Selection Tool here and there. 1. Show More Summary

Heinz: Floating Ketchup Snake

That… that isn’t how ketchup actually behaves.   Who wants a nice floating ketchup snake on their hot dog? Yum! Thanks Ben, for submitting this image via our Facebook page. Ben took this photo while visiting LegoLand Windsor. The post Heinz: Floating Ketchup Snake appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .

Tuts+ is Hiring Visual Design Course Instructors

Are you a skilled visual designer? Have you considered sharing your knowledge through teaching online video courses? We're growing our visual design course topics here at Tuts+, expanding deeper into teaching graphic, web, mobile, and interface design. Show More Summary

Quick Tip: the Magic of Photoshop's Blend If

What You'll Be Creating The opacity or transparency of a layer is usually seen as a kind of gradient—the layer can be fully opaque, fully transparent, or somewhere in between. But did you know that you can control the opacity of particular...Show More Summary

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