Techniques For Creating Custom Textures In Photoshop

Textures are everywhere — the concrete of a sidewalk, the fabric on your chair, even the glass (or plastic) surface of the screen you’re staring at right now. It’s natural that textures appeal to us because we see and feel them every day. And it’s no surprise why textures have become such an important element in design — so important, in fact, that Stephen Petrany wants to share with you the tricks and tools to create your own textures using Photoshop.

Introduction To Photoshop Scripting

Automation is useful in the work of every designer. It saves precious time on repetitive tasks and helps us solve certain problems more quickly and easily. You can automate your workflow in Photoshop with actions, which are pretty popular and which most of you already know about and use. Today, we’ll introduce you to an advanced automation technique: scripting. All you need for this is basic knowledge of JavaScript, which some of us Web designers already have.

Repurposing Photoshop For The Web

Like any overzealous teenager aspiring to be a Web designer back in 1999, Dan Rose found himself in an “Electronic Design” class, behind the wheel of one of those old-school aqua iMacs. If you found yourself in a similar situation, chances are you were given Adobe Photoshop as your vehicle for designing the Web. For him, it was version 6.0. No matter which version you had, undoubtedly you know someone who can “trump” you by having adopted an earlier version. Designers take much pride in this, in case you hadn’t noticed.

Replace a Woman’s Lipstick With Artwork

Creative retouching techniques are often used to enhance the photography that is being used for a particular project. In this tutorial, Stefka Pavlova will show you how to replace a woman’s lipstick with artwork using some creative and effective photo retouching techniques. Let’s get started!

Create a Valentine’s Day-Inspired 3D Text Effect

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. In this tutorial, Rose will combine Filter Forge and Photoshop to create a wood textured 3D text effect with a simple red glass heart. Let’s get started!

Quickly Convert Objects to CSS Using Photoshop CS6.1

The latest build of Photoshop has some great new features that are sure to catch the attention of web designers. You can now convert a layer’s shape and style to CSS with a single click. In this article, Joshua Johnson will explain how this works. Let’s take a look!

Create a Colorful Fantasy Digital Painting in Photoshop

In art, there are no wrong answers. That is especially true with digital art. There are a million techniques to produce the same piece of art. Some designers start out with a sketch, others create their artwork without a plan of any kind. In this tutorial, Marco Casalvieri will explain how to create a fantasy digital painting without a sketch. Let’s get started!

Design a Sleek, Dark Mobile App Website

In this tutorial Eric Alli will be using Adobe Photoshop to design a sleek web interface that can be used for any mobile app website. He’ll be covering an array of techniques including shapes, textures, masks, custom icons, typography and much more that can be easily adapted and applied to your own web designs.

Create a Knitted Argyle Text Effect Using Filter Forge

Photoshop plugins are great tools to help you save time and improve the quality of your work. In this tutorial, Rose will use Filter Forge to help create a knitted argyle text effect in Photoshop that you can use in your holiday illustrations. Let’s get started!

Create 3D Text Effect With Photoshop CS6 Extended

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended is packed with an all-new 3D interface and tons of new features. In this tutorial, Ekaterina Chepikova will explain how to use those new features to create an autumn-themed 3D text effect. Let’s get started!

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