Your Favourite Photoshop Tutorials in One Place
In this tutorial we’re going to create a metallic effect using layer styles and gradients that you can apply to different objects. We’ll put it on a nice background and create a style for lettering that makes it look like it’s embedded into the metal. And there you have it, the finished product!
This tutorial is about making a “mac” style background. You can use these in all sorts of situations, including the obvious – your desktop as well as part of your designs or for corporate work (powerpoint presentations, flash work etc). For the final touches a tinge of black is overlayed on bottom right and a bit more white is overlayed on the top left. But these are inconsequential changes.
In this tutorial we are going to create a sort of “oldy worldy” composition featuring a compass. As always there is a PSD file at the bottom of the tutorial, in this instance, downloading it as this is quite a complex composition is highly recommended. Finally we put the compass, background and banner together to form the final image!
In this tutorial we’ll put together a poster where there is a main photograph and a lot of text using the old-collage feel. This tutorial is not so much about technique as it is about layout and composition. In this case it would have been difficult to make the poster work just by using the photo as a background, I had all of three hours to do the entire job (charity work!), and still wanted it to look nice.
In this tutorial we are going to take some very basic principles of light and shade to make a rather impressive looking text effect. Finally we duplicate the top lighting layer one more time and set it to opacity, then click the Add Layer Mask button on the layers palette again and draw a linear white to black gradient from top left to bottom right. This makes the extra lighting layer fade off as it goes down right.
In this tutorial we’ll be creating a smokey night effect on text to give it an eerie supernatural sort of feel. Finally to give it a more eerie feel I added a layer above all the others and with a large brush painted some green on top, then set the layer blending mode to to make it so that the image is a blue-green colouring.
It uses a little Illustrator for the text and a lot of Photoshop to burn up the screen! Although it looks complicated the process is actually very straight forward. I used only three or four filters, brushes and of course the Layer Styles. As always, the idea is to play around with Photoshop to get your own unique results.
In this tutorial we’re going to go a bit retro. You’ll learn how to create halftone patterns and creatively cut up an image of a model holding a boombox. The effects are fun and you can apply these methods to other designs as well. In this case we used a speaker. Try cutting out other parts of your next design to mix and match with various effects.
Some months back before the latest iMacs were released I was musing as to what a black iMac might look like. Being a Photoshopper, I decided to try making one. In case you’re wondering the typeface is Myriad Pro Semibold which looks quite similar to the typeface that Apple use.