Category: Design

Perfectly Clear 2

Photo Corrections the Easy Way Athentech Imaging promises that with the Perfectly Clear 2 plug-in you can correct photos in much less time than it would take with Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom tools. I tested Perfectly Clear 2 with Photoshop...

/ January 28, 2015

Photomatix Essentials 4

High Dynamic Range for Amateurs Photomatix Essentials 4 is an entry-level, easy-to-use, standalone application to create HDR images. The adjustments are basic and more or less limited to selecting from the presets, which range from natural to artistic. The app...

/ January 27, 2015

Perfect Photo Suite 9 Premium

Updated Photo Editing and Effects Software onOne Software has always offered some of the most fun Photoshop tools that produce outstanding results, making it difficult to find fault with any new version, and Perfect Photo Suite 9 Premium is no...

/ January 24, 2015

Glittering Gold Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to use layer styles and some fireworks images to achieve a glossy, glittering gold text effect. Tutorial Assets1. Elsie Swash Caps2. Polka Dot Pattern – white black by Aless19843. Fireworks0023 by C©sar Vonc: Fireworks0023_3,...

/ January 22, 2015

Engraver III

Turn Your Picture into a Beautiful Engraving Engraver III is a plug-in for Photoshop that can apply a wide variety of engraving-like effects to any image, including photos, logos, or even text. It works on any 8-bit RGB or CMYK...

/ January 21, 2015

30 Creative Beer Bottle Label & Packaging Designs

Thanks to the increase in popularity of microbreweries the packaging for craft beers has become a new canvas for designers and illustrators to work their magic. Independent brewers rely on the branding of their product to stand out, which results...

/ January 19, 2015

Using the Path Blur in Photoshop

Path Blur is the fourth of five blur filters in the Blur Gallery available in Photoshop CC and later. It enables you to add motion effects along a path to images. This tutorial will show you how to use the...

/ January 16, 2015

Scorched Neon Effect Using the New Flame Filter in Photoshop

Adobe keeps slipping fun new features into each new release of Photoshop CC. In a recent release, they quietly unveiled a Flame filter that can be used to create everything from candlelight to dramatic flame-thrower bursts to flaming type. In...

/ January 15, 2015

Using the Spin Blur in Photoshop CC

The Spin Blur is the last of the five blur filters in the Blur Gallery available in Photoshop CC and later. It enables you to create circular motion effects that emulate an object’s rotation. This tutorial will show you how...

/ January 13, 2015

Using the Tilt-Shift Blur in Photoshop

The Tilt-Shift Blur is the third of the five blur filters in the Blur Gallery available in Photoshop CC and later, but it was first introduced as one of three filters in Photoshop CS6. Tilt-shift photography is a way of...

/ January 10, 2015

25 Mind Blowing Space Art Concepts of Cosmic Scenes

It’s interesting to browse real space images sourced by NASA, but the fictional concepts in the Space Art genre are really mind blowing. These artists produce extraordinary cosmic scenes featuring vibrant nebulas and gigantic planets. Today’s showcase features 25 great...

/ December 22, 2014

Creating Dramatic Moody Lighting

Hollywood films, such as the recent Boxtrolls, are wonderful examples of how to achieve a dramatic moody look through the use of carefully directed light and shadow, the play of warm and cool colors, and subtle inclusion of atmospheric effects...

/ November 27, 2014

Filter Forge 4 Professional

Create Realistic and Abstract Filters and Effects The long-awaited fourth version of Filter Forge is now available and loaded with new features that make it better than ever. For those who aren’t familiar with the product, Filter Forge is a...

/ November 18, 2014

PrinTao 8

Create Realistic and Abstract Filters and Effects Aimed at professional photographers and graphic designers, PrinTao 8 from LaserSoft Imaging is a new, Mac-only tool that’s fine-tuned for optimized printing with a specific class of printers, and it can also save...

/ November 15, 2014