Category: Design

Tamron’s New 28–75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036): The Perfect Match for Mirrorless

Sponsored Article The new Tamron standard zoom for Sony mirrorless full-frame cameras is light and small, checking in at 19.4 ounces and 4.6 inches, making it smaller than a soda can. Despite its bantamweight, this…

Hi-key fun

How about a little hi-key fun… Let’s start with a simple color portrait. Now you will want to click on the Adjustment Layer at the bottom of the Layers panel… choose Channel Mixer. Make sure…

Flow vs. Opacity

Do you know the difference between the Opacity and Flow sliders when using the paintbrush tool? Here is a quick illustration to show what is happening. Opacity sets the ceiling of darkness or opaqueness… Flow…

Puppet Master

So here’s is a fun little project you can do with your kids or really anyone that you may want to control…ahem, I mean impress. Just a couple of simple techniques will have you done…

Car details

Ok, I admit it… I have been hooked on playing Forza 6 on the Xbox over the Christmas Holidays and part of the fun is being able to paint and detail your cars… and that…

Helmet Head

So here is a little fun thing to play around with… I did it with motorcycle helmets, but you could easily do the same for football helmets etc… First step is to find a good…

What the heck is Blend if?

In the Layers Styles panel at the bottom of the first tab “Blending Options” is one of the unsung heroes of Photoshop that gets overlooked so often, and I think it is because it seems…

Quick Production Backdrop

One challenge that designers have is how to showcase their companies product in a simple but effective way. This is a great way to quickly create a dynamic stage for your products to be showcased….

Let is snow

You will want to start out with a new document… size it according to your needs… I tend to make them fairly large so for this one 2400 x 2400… If you forget to fill…

Dodging and Burning

One off the key factors in making a believable composite is to handle how the light falls on your elements. One of the best ways to wrangle the light is through dodging and burning. Here…

A little compositing inspiration

In case you didn’t read last weeks post about PixelSquid, I thought I would entice you with a little composite I put together today. Everything is from PixelSquid except for the background. It is so…

Easy Slime Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s layer styles and some simple textures to create an easy, detailed slime text effect.

Check out Pixel Squid

*update… gets even better… I have been downloading all kinds of objects in just about every angle I could think of while things are in beta so that I can have access to them one…

Quick Bloody Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s layer styles, a simple texture, and a couple of brush tips to create a quick, vibrant bloody text effect.