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This is an Amazing Guitar, But That Night I Got Something So Much More…

Friday before last, my company threw a big party for me to celebrate my being “The #1 Best Selling Book Author in Computers or Photography for 10 Consecutive Years.”  My awesome wife Kalebra organized the event (she is the queen of incredible events), and since my wonderful Publisher Peachpit Press had already presented me with aContinue...

Create Custom Coffee Ring Brushes in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating Coffee rings are a special type of grunge effect that tends to turn accidents into elements. The fluid nature of the effect makes it difficult to reproduce digitally in a realistic manner. Fortunately, they are...Show More Summary

An Introduction to Typesetting Books in Adobe InDesign

What You'll Be Creating Adobe InDesign is a standard piece of publishing software, and is commonly used by professional typesetters to design the inside pages of books. If you’re creating your own self-published book, or simply wantShow More Summary

Emerson: This Cowgirl Has The Blues

I don’t speak German, but I imagine she’s thinking something along the lines of, “Just keep smiling, and don’t let them know how embarrassed I am about my giant thumb.” Found here.  Thanks for sending this in, Peter! The post Emerson: This Cowgirl Has The Blues appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .

Design a Flat Chicken Logotype in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial we will go through the process of creating of a simple, flat chicken logotype, which can be used by food industry companies, farm communities, in organic products design, or elsewhere. We’ll use simple shapes and create custom brushes in Adobe Illustrator to make the process of drawing fun and easy. Show More Summary

Carports4less: Blurred Lines

They clearly tried to distract us from the rest of this mess by placing a pair of cute, fuzzy puppy dogs in the foreground.  Nice try, guys. Thanks to Terrence for sending this in along with the note, “Entire gallery of baffling … Continue reading ? The post Carports4less: Blurred Lines appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .

New Course: Fluid Photo Manipulation

If you want to take your Photoshop photo manipulation skills to the next level, our new course is ideal for you. In Fluid Photo Manipulation: Transform, Warp, and Liquify, you'll get 18 in-depth videos exploring Adobe Photoshop's powerful tools for stretching and distorting photos. Show More Summary

It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

Scott Kelby on the Canon 7D Mark II First sports photographer Peter Read Miller shared his thoughts on the new 7D Mark II, then wildlife photographer Adam Jones shared his thoughts. Now Scott Kelby shares why thinks this camera is a game changer! Between the incredible high ISO quality, 10fps frame rate, autofocus system, and affordability,Continue...

Using the New Linked Smart Objects in Photoshop CC 2014

What You'll Be Creating In earlier versions of Smart Objects, we embedded image data into the PSD file. Now, Adobe has upgraded Smart Objects in Photoshop CC 2014 so we can also link them to external files. In this tutorial, we will use new features from the latest Linked Smart Objects to design a flexible brochure. Show More Summary

Create a Shiny Shield in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we’ll explore how to create a shiny or glossy shield easily in Photoshop from scratch. Shields are common in advertising design. We see them everywhere in web as web graphics also. They are used as a symbol for assurance, protection, emphasis for example. Purpose is to create a positive impact about [...]

Hand Lettering: Understanding Types of Type

What You'll Be Creating At this point, after practicing the concepts in Letterforms at Their Core, you're ready to start moving on to bigger and better things! This tutorial will help you understand the various kinds of typography that...Show More Summary

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Serge Ramelli!

SHOOTING PARIS LIKE A PARISIAN PHOTOGRAPHER First I want to thank Scott Kelby for having me as a guest blogger. Scott has been so important in my life as a photographer. I have learned all my photography basics with the use of Scott’s books back in 2005. His books were the easiest and funniest toContinue...

Create a Simple, Elegant Textured Metal Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating Using textures often adds nice detailing to effects, and gives depth to flat designs. This tutorial will show you how to create a simple metal text effect using layer styles. Then, it will show you how to make that text look more interesting by adding a simple texture overlay to it. Show More Summary

Create a Retro Wall Calendar in Adobe InDesign

What You'll Be Creating You may be starting to feel a panic rising as you contemplate finding suitable gifts for friends and family this upcoming holiday season. Why not use your creative talents and create your own wall calendar toShow More Summary

H&M+ Running Tights: Not Too Plus Sized

“Well, we want her to look plus-sized… but not too plus-sized.  Just slice a bit off around the middle.” Close up: Found here.  Thanks for sending it in, Stephanie! The post H&M+ Running Tights: Not Too Plus Sized appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .

Announcing The Winners from my 7th Annual “Worldwide Photo Walk”

Every year it’s a big challenge. Looking at images from more than 1,000 walks all over the world — one’s that have already been selected as the best from each local walk — and then trying to narrow things to just one grand prize winner, and 10 finalists. There’s just so many great shots thatContinue...

German Ad: The Hoofless Horse

On the bright side, think of the money this oddly glowing horse’s owners must save on blacksmith fees! Thanks to Marcel, who spotted this disaster at a German horse show. The post German Ad: The Hoofless Horse appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .

Looks Like The WWPW Winners Announcement Will Be Tomorrow

Hi everybody. I’m so sorry the judging is taking so much longer than usual.  I feel terrible that the results aren’t going to be posted until tomorrow, but I know you don’t want me to rush through the selection process (it’s a LOT of images to consider, and a lot of tough choices to make),Continue...

The 7 Habits of Highly Efficient Adobe Illustator Users

We all use Adobe Illustrator in different ways, to different ends. But we can all benefit from making our workflow more efficient. Here are seven ways you can automate or eliminate monotonous, repetitive tasks, so you can focus on being more creative and productive. Show More Summary

Create an Easy Seamless Grunge Texture Pattern in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial we'll play with adjustment layers and various effects in order to create a seamless grunge texture in the form of a pattern fill. Combine this tutorial with the previous grunge brush tutorialShow More Summary

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