Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Electrocardiography (ECG) Text Effect

Today I’m going to tell you very simple and interesting technique in Photoshop. By using this technique you will make your text as ECG. I’ve tried to explain this technique in detail. So must try!!!

1. First of all take any new file in Photoshop. I’m going to take 560×300 px size.
2. Double click on Background layer and then hit ok, it will change the name of background layer (perhaps it will convert background layer to normal layer).
3. Now run the command Layer >> Layer Style >> Gradient Overlay and make your gradient by using these 3 colors, i.e. 500000 000000 5000000, you will get the following Gradient:

Sparkling Text Effect in Photoshop

Another attractive text effect in Photoshop for you, after making some simple steps you can also make this. Hopefully you will like this effect.

1. Lets start with a new file in Photoshop, I’ve taken 560×400 px size file with RGB color mode and 72 DPI.
2. Now you have to find a background for your text, I’m using this:

Popup Window in Dreamweaver

This is very useful technique in Dreamweaver, by using this technique you can take Large view of your thumbnails. Instead of opening picture in new window, we normally use Popup window. So very short but informative technique.

1. First of all you will need 2 images, 1 for thumbnail and other for large image.
2. Take new file in Dreamweaver and insert your thumbnail in it.
3. Select the thumbnail and run the command Windows >> Behavior or simple press Shift + F4 key.
4. Towards the right side behavior panel would come, click on the  and then select Open Browser Window:

5. Following window should come:

Radial Ripple Masking Effect in Flash

Here is another simple and interesting Masking technique in Flash. You can make Ripples by using this technique. So you will also learn how to create Mask Effect in Flash. As usual I’ve also uploaded Source FLA for your convenience, so must try it.

[Download Source FLA File]
1. First of all take a new file of any size in Flash. Import your image into it, I’m using Stunningmesh’s Logo:

Wrap Pictures around any object

Sometimes you want to put your picture on any object and that object would be in any shape and direction. So I’m going to tell you how you can wrap your picture around any object and it will give realistic look. We would be using Adobe Photoshop CS version as we need Warp command in it.
1. First of all you need some pictures, the main picture around which you want to put your picture, so I’m using this picture as main picture:

BlackBerry in Photoshop

Here is very long tutorial, in this tutorial you will be making BlackBerry in Photoshop. A lot things for you to learn in this tutorial. As we found some website are publishing our tutorials as it is without changing even pictures, so we’ll be uploading watermarked pictures now and onward.

Lattice and Skylight effects in 3D Studio Max

Here is the first text effect in 3D Studio Max, in this tutorial we would be using Lattice and Skylight effects. Many things for you to learn in this tutorial so must try.

1. First of all we have to convert Renderer into Mental Ray, for this purpose press F10 key to open Render Setup window, scroll down to Common Panel, then open Assign Renderer, click on Choose Renderer button.

CSS Text Shadows you must know

Text Shadow in CSS is very useful and important property to make your text attractive. Just a single property but you can use it in different ways, here are some examples for you to make Titles text based by using CSS. As usual I’m uploading Source Files so you can take idea quite easily.
There are two common ways to make shadows (for browsers other than IE), by giving simple parameters and blur and secondly if you want to control the Alpha of the shadow, Internet Explorer having different syntax, here are those:

6 Reasons Why a Designer Should Not Work Alone!

When we talk about creative people such as web designers or graphic designers, the concept which is popular among people is that creative people are at their best when they are working alone. You will find a lot of freelancers working all by themselves. A person who has recently started an advertising agency will be handling everything on his own. Same goes for the ones who run a website development company, as there are plenty of such people who are running a complete website all by themselves. As I have mentioned earlier, creative people are perceived to be at their best while working alone. Although, there will be a lot of good things about working alone however, there are a lot of negative points as well and the biggest one is professional isolation. A lot of people don’t understand this but as a web or graphic designer, working alone can be counter-productive. Everything has its pros and cons and same goes for working alone. Benefits such as more working hours and less distractions are there; however, these benefits can be outweighed by negative points.
The biggest issue in working alone is that there comes a point when a person starts to feel isolated. Later on, it also becomes almost next to impossible for him to work within a team as he is not used to working with a group of people. Since he has been working according to himself all the way, taking orders to doing things according to others might be impossible for him and this can result into a lot of professional difficulties. Such people might never be able to work with multi-national companies which mean they will never get the best of opportunities because of their isolated behavior. Following are a few reasons due to which one should not work alone as a designer:

1. Isolation :

Smooth and Tighten Edges Technique in 3D Studio Max

Another 3D Studio Max tutorial is on your way. In this tutorial you will learn how to make objects Smooth and Tighten their edges. It is very useful technique so I tried to explain it. As usual Source .MAX file is also uploaded for your convenience.

Smooth and Tighten Edges Techniques usually used in polygon modeling, specially in organic shapes and car modeling.
1. Start working in a new File and draw a rectangle by having the following parameters:

you will get this:

2. Now we are going to convert it into Editable Poly by using the following command:

Create a Vectorial Magazine Front Cover

Graphic designing is an art and designer must show the creativity. The design should be to the point and having a lot of attraction. Designer has to be careful while using the color scheme, main theme etc. So we are going to tell you how you can create a Magazine cover using Corel Draw. Here we will be using Corel X4 to show better techniques.

Lets Make Vectorial TFT in Coreldraw

I’m going to tell you some techniques in Coreldraw. We are going to make TFT Screen in Coreldraw. Some tools must be using while making this tutorial, like Bezier Tool, Shape Tool, Interactive Dropshadow Tool, Interactive Transparency tool etc. Alongwith some commands like Gradient, Fill, Skew, PowerClip etc.

TFT in Coreldraw

How to create PNG

This is a text based tutorial in 3D Studio Max, in this tutorial you will learn how to make a PNG Transparent Icon using 3D Studio Max. We will learn some technique like MeshSmooth, RayTraced Material, Omni Lights and few more. So lets start.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Basic & Simple Business Card for Beginners

In this tutorial I’m going to teach you how to make a professional looking business card if you are new to Graphic Design field and wanted to make a business card. I hope you enjoy it and possibly learn a few new things. Let’s begin.

1: First open up Photoshop and create a new image file with dimensions 850px x 640px. Keep the canvas white and create a new layer. On the new layer use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to create a rectangle in the center of the canvas. Go into its Blending Options and give the rectangle a Gradient Overlay from color #2b2b2b to color #212121, and set the angle to 90 degrees. Also, give the rectangle a Stroke with color #131212 and set it to 4px outside.

Lets Design Twitter Bird in Photoshop

Twitter is very common social bookmarking site. Almost every person is having an account on this site. People are sharing their knowledge with each other through this site. Twitter is the sound of bird and that is why Twitter is having a lot of Bird Icons. Today we are going to make a one icon in Photoshop. The purpose is to tell you some designing techniques and skills.

1. Lets start with a new file of any size, I’m going to take 560×400 px size with 72 DPI resolution and RGB color mode.

Precious Royal Crown in Photoshop

In this tutorial I’m going to make Royal Crown in Photoshop having some Precious Gems on it (we will be making those too). Some new techniques for you to learn in this tutorial. You will really love to practice it and hopefully you will enjoy it.


Before starting this tutorial you will need some Shapes, Brushes, Styles etc. So must visit our Shapes, Brushes, Styles pages to download these Free Stuff.

Puzzleup your Picture

In this Photoshop tutorial we are going to make a Puzzle, then we will mask our picture into it. We will not be using existing Puzzle, we will make Puzzle by our self. So many new things for you to learn, new techniques in this tutorial.

Luxury Car Front View in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we are going to make Luxury Car front view. This tutorial will really help you to polish your skills. You will learn Pen Tool, Dodge Tool, Burn Tool, Gradient Tool in this tutorial. So lets start.

Luxury Car Front view in Photoshop by Stunningmesh

Eastern Style Dressing Table in Photoshop

Today we are going to make a tutorial in Photoshop in which we will be creating a Eastern style Dressing Table. It will be long tutorial but having a lot of things for you to learn. So lets start.

Vectorial Audio Cassette in Coreldraw

In this Corel Draw tutorial I’m going to make an Audio Cassette. We will be using Gradient, Blend, Pattern, Contour commands while making this tutorial. So you may get better idea about these commands. I’m going to use Corel X4 for making this tutorial. But you can use any version of Corel Draw.

3D Soda Can in Photoshop

Here we are going to learn some 3D tool and material techniques in Photoshop. We are going to make 3D Soda Can in Photoshop. This tutorial will be in two parts. In first part we will be making 3D Soda Can then in second part we will be giving some lighting effects over it. Both parts will be included in one tutorial. So lets start.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

How to Create an Ice Text Effect with Photoshop

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an ice effect completely from scratch using special Photoshop Brushes. Some time ago playing with Photoshop and trying to make an ice effect I discovered that “dead trees” can simulate very well the ice’s “veins” giving a cool feeling to an image. I’m not going for realism here, but I do like the final effect for this tutorial. I used some text as reference, but this effect can be applied to any shape you want and can add some great style. Let’s get started!

Final Image Preview

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Create Gold Ornamental Text in Photoshop

Final Product What You'll Be Creating

Ornamental text can be created in several ways. Today we will demonstrate how to combine several stock images to create some nice gold ornamental typography. Let’s get started!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Illustrate a Traffic Cone Icon in Photoshop

Previously I showed you how to illustrate a construction helmet icon. Today we’ll be drawing a traffic cone, another handy icon for “under construction” elements. Our cone icon is inspired by one I saw on the VLC Player site recently.

Super Fast and Easy Facial Retouching

In this tutorial, I will show you how to repair some image noise from a low-quality shot, and I will show you an extremely quick and easy way to smooth out a person’s face. The woman in this shot is not a model, and she has a lot of character so we don’t want to overdo it with the smoothing. We will make it look real and natural.

The Image

You can get the image we’re using in this tutorial from Free Range Stock here. The technique can be applied to a beauty shot as well, you would just have to adjust the settings on some of the steps to get a more extreme smoothing effect.

How to Create a 3D Shelf Element Similar to Dragon Interactive

In the reader suggestions recently, I found a request to see how to produce the shelf interface on the incredibly cool Web site for Dragon Interactive, a Los Angeles–based creative agency. So here’s a method for producing the shelf effect.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Super Cute Easter Wallpaper Illustration Tutorial

Easter Sunday is drawing near very quickly, so why not celebrate it with some festive wallpaper? What are we going to create? How about a simple background, some subtle texture, and a few chicks—no, not that sort of chicks, the other sort! Let’s get started …

What we’ll be making…

Here’s the wallpaper we’re going to be illustrating from scratch. Click the image to see a large version.
Editor’s Note: This tutorial was originally published in the Czech language at Grafika Online. Grafika have kindly given permission for Vaclav to republish here on Psdtuts+ for those of us who haven’t quite mastered Czech…

NoPattern “Jumper” Effect

One of the coolest digital artists around is Chuck Anderson, a.k.a. NoPattern. After seeing a recent Psdtuts+ reader request, I decided to show you how to create a light effect similar to NoPattern’s Jumper Poster. At the end, I’ll show you how a technique like this can be used in a variety of different ways to make stunning images…

Step 1

Create a new document sized to 600px x 800px. Unlock the background layer and fill it with a dark blue color (#091417).

Creating an Urban-Style Piece of Artwork

What We’re Making

This is the final image we will create:


This tutorial is very stock-heavy. Since the basic theme of the image will be “music,” I gathered a few stock images from iStockPhoto. I suggest that you also choose a theme and gather a bunch of stock images you think will be useful before you start creating the image. Here are links to the ones I used: Girl, Speakers, Boombox

12 Ways to Tap Into an Endless Well of Creativity

There is no reason to ever run out of ideas. The world, our minds, history, and the Internet offer an infinite realm of artistic exploration. Consider the impact your habits, approach, organization, and internal rhythms have on your finished work. Find out some approaches professional artists use to continuously wave a wand of endless creativity.

1. Mine your Subconscious and Dreams

Your subconscious mind is an unlimited source of creativity. Consider keeping a dream journal beside your bed to capture those surreal fantastic episodes while they are still fresh in your mind. This is a great way to bring some of yourself into your work. It’s a sure path to making your artwork unique.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Twilight Text Effect Photoshop Tutorial

In this tutorial we will demonstrate how create the logo text effect seen on our Twilight Joomla template using Photoshop. This sleak effect has a wide range of applications giving your logo a cool and modern feel.

For this tutorial we are using Adobe Photoshop 3.

Start off by creating a new document 900px wide and 600px high. For this example in creating our background we have set our foreground color to #0E3562 and our background color to #162433. Using your Radial Gradient Tool set to 'Foreground to Background' drag a line from the centre top position to the centre bottom position.

Create a Devastating Twister With Photo Manipulation Techniques

Final Product What You'll Be Creating

If you’re looking to create a really nice photo manipulation, often you will have to combine several photos and apply a few effects to get your desired look. In today’s tutorial I decided to combine a few photos that I took while I was traveling to create a devastating tornado consuming everything in its path. Okay, let’s get started!

Photo Retouch Modern Effect

Here is another Photo Effect for you, hopefully this will be your desire effect. You can make your photo a Modern Look.
1. Take new file and put your picture in it, I’m using a Model Picture:

How to create USB in Photoshop

Today we are going to make a USB, the purpose is only to tell you some commands, blending options and Tools etc. So that you should familiar with Photoshop and work easily on different tools. So very short tutorial but interesting. Must try to make it by yourself.

BlackBerry in Photoshop

Here is very long tutorial, in this tutorial you will be making BlackBerry in Photoshop. A lot things for you to learn in this tutorial. As we found some website are publishing our tutorials as it is without changing even pictures, so we’ll be uploading watermarked pictures now and onward.

Basic & Simple Business Card for Beginners

In this tutorial I’m going to teach you how to make a professional looking business card if you are new to Graphic Design field and wanted to make a business card. I hope you enjoy it and possibly learn a few new things. Let’s begin.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Making of Rapture

Final Product What You'll Be Creating

This Premium Tutorial is Filled with Creative Tips

In today’s premium tutorial, we will demonstrate how to successfully create this epic scene in Photoshop. This piece involved the use of several stock images and is loaded with useful tips and tricks. It took several days to complete, so let’s stop fooling around and get started!

Create a Fantasy Mini Planet – Psd Premium Tutorial

Final Product What You'll Be Creating

The best thing about Photoshop is that it allows us to create practically anything our imaginations can conceive. In this Psd Premium tutorial by author Alexandra Fomicheva will demonstrate how to combine several photos to create a fantasy, cosmic, mini planet in Photoshop. This tutorial is available exclusively to Premium Members. If you are looking to take your photo manipulation skills to the next level then Log in or Join Now to get started!

Working With Swatches in Photoshop

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or are new to Photoshop, you are bound to come across swatches at some point. Swatches allow you to save and select colors so that you can quickly use them again in your workflow. In today’s tutorial, we will demonstrate how to use swatches quickly and effectively in Photoshop. Let’s get started!

Step 1

Before we get started, make sure your swatches panel is open. First, change your workspace to "Design". Do this by looking in the top toolbar, then choosing Window > Workspace > Design.

Create a Sweet Donut Icon in Photoshop from Scratch

Final Product What You'll Be Creating

In this icon design tutorial we will learn how to make a sweet and tasty donut icon from an initial sketch. So let’s begin, and remember: don’t try to bite the screen!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Design a Futuristic Athlete Graphic

Final Image

This is the final image that we’ll be creating:


After previously publishing the tutorial Create a Swirly Masterpiece I got a lot of interest in a more detailed tutorial, with a more complete result. This original tutorial showed off a great technique, but today I’m going to expand on that technique.

Create a Stylish Club Poster

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Design a Clean Corporate Website Layout

Final Image

Here is a preview of the image that we are going to be creating:

How to Create an Effective Coming Soon Page

Final Image

Here is a preview of the image that we are going to be creating:

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Create an Awesome Space Age Composition

Final Image

Here is a preview of the image that we are going to be creating:

Monday, May 9, 2011

Design an Awesome Paint Splattered Dancer

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

Create A Human/Robot Hybrid In Photoshop

Final Image

The result of this tutorial is shown below:

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