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30 Innovative & Creative Text Effect Tutorials

Text effects are used in almost everything we see: whether it a simple inner or drop shadow, a subtle gradient, or a full-blown illustrated header. Below we have a selection of thirty great tutorials from across the design community, ready for you to follow and pick up tons of new techniques. You’ll be a text-effect master before we can say the word “go!“.

Creative Text Effect Tutorials

33 Creative Photoshop Tutorials Text Effects for Beginners and Advanced

In creating texts for your images- whether it be for logos or headlines- we are given the option to make it more lively or to make it plain and simple… However, nowadays, ‘too simple’ is not quite the standard in designs. Of course, as designers, we know people tend to expect too much. Following several guidelines and tips, we can create out-of-this-world images and unique designs right from our fingertips.

Photoshop Tutorials Text Effects for Beginners and Advanced

24 High Quality Adobe Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

There are lots of Photoshop tutorials available to create text effects, but only few tutorials are available following which you can create really amazing and high quality text effects. I have gone through almost all of them and picked 24 high-quality text effect tutorials.

High Quality Adobe Photoshop Text Effect

20 Eye Popping Photoshop Text Effects Tutorials

It’s time for a new roundup of cool text effects. It is amazing how authors and designers are coming up with so many new and interesting effects without using third party filters.

Eye Popping Photoshop Text Effects

15 Stunning Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

In this post you will find 15 high-quality Photoshop Text Effect tutorials.

Stunning Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

The Worst Photoshop Disasters of the Decade

I can tell that Photoshop was the almighty software of the decade… but along with all the guys that have mastered the tool, there are also the ones that didn’t… and just got to amuse us. Thank God for them!

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30 Horrific Commercial Photoshop Disasters

Here’s a collection of horrific commercial Photoshop disasters made by professional graphic designers, who have made a poor job of not paying attention to detail when it comes to retouching photos.What’s the best way to become a better designer ? learning from your mistakes and other people mistakes. Being careless and not paying attention to detail can have a big impact on your work as designer and can potential ruin your relationships with clients and also potential clients who are considering hiring you for a project.

Horrific Commercial Photoshop Disasters

50 Photoshop Disasters that will make you say OMG!

We all know how Photoshop has entirely transformed the world of design with its path breaking tools. It has paved way for improvement, mastery and ever increasing urge to create newer and better designs. Photoshop is loved so much these days that people just go beyond creating amazing stuff with it.We all commit mistakes. It is from these mistakes, that we learn and understand better. So, its OK of we make mistakes once in a while. But, if you continue the trend, you are pretty much going to end up as a laughing stock. Photoshopdisasters and Photoshopmistakes have the best collection of Photoshop blunders. I searched the websites for some really funny and fresh bloopers and wanted to share them with you.

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Weird Photoshop mistakes – 25 Super Bloopers!!

In this highly developed and advanced world of graphic design, softwares like Photoshop and Corel Draw are a blessing for graphic designers. Almost all forms of graphical material that is published, be it print ads, news clippings, photos, movie posters or magazine covers, are created using the magical techniques of Photoshop.While Photoshop has the power to create wonderful advertisements and publications, a slight neglect on the part of graphic designer can lead to a Photoshop howler. The same Photoshop that has the potential to create wonders for a graphic designer can produce big blunders if not properly managed. Many Print ads, publications and movie posters go unchecked and produce a total catastrophe due to silly Photoshop mistakes.

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52 Worst Photoshop Mistakes In Magazines

We love Photoshop because it’s one of the most useful photo-editing applications for both web and print designs. With some fair amount of knowledge, you can manipulate any photo and turn them into anything you want. Few of our previous articles (human photo manipulation, animal photo manipulation) are great examples of what Photoshop is capable of.

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80 Appalling Commercial Photoshop Disasters You Have to See

Photsohop disasters aren’t only amusing and shocking they are an informative visual lesson both in terms of what not to do and that proofing with a double and triple check should be standard. If you think otherwise please take a look through these 80 mistakes that have gone through to publication.

Commercial Photoshop Disasters

Ultimate Roundup Of Photoshop Web Layouts Tutorials

Photoshop is an excellent tool for creating attractive and professional website designs. In this collection, you’ll find 60 Very Detailed Tutorials on Creating High Quality Web Layouts Using Photoshop. These website design tutorials would help you to improve your photoshop skills and techniques.

From PSD to XHTML: How cut a layout with Photoshop?

As you can see, the image is divided into several panes, some of which have a small icon in the upper left: these boxes represent the different sections in which the layout has been divided. The pages with the colored icon in blue are those created by the user, which are complemented with other gray icon called “auto slices” in practice Photoshop creates portions to fill all the space not covered by sections of the user, so can always export the complete layout.

How cut a layout with Photoshop

35 Fresh and Excellent Photoshop Tutorials from 2010

Today we present 35 Latest Photoshop Tutorials from this year, which will showcase you techniques used for text effects, lightning effect, photo manipulation, web design and some general tips. All tutorials are quite innovative and modernistic and will help you learn fantastic ways to improve your skills and amplify your artistic know-how. However, these tutorials are just for brushing up your skills. Your ultimate aim should be developing your own style.

100+ Must Check Tutorials for Creating a Logo in Photoshop

Photoshop is nowadays a must have application for every PC. Photoshop can help you build any type of Typography or digital piece of art. In todays post I’ve focused my attention on creating logo designs for your company or website. It is a pretty simple thing to do and actually it can be realized in a short amount of time. All you need to do actually is to know some few basics in Photoshop designing.

Create an Awesome Number-Based Illustration

Combining the power of some of Photoshop’s most basic tools can yield awesome results. The power of the pen tool, when mastered, can allow a designer to create nearly anything in their creative vision.In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to combine the power of the pen tool with some patterns and shapes to create an awesome illustration. Designer Bram Vanhaeren will walk you through his technique for working at print quality, using various compositional techniques to achieve a creative result. You’ll also learn some great tips for workflow, along with learning a variety of skills that you can apply in your own design works.

Create a gorgeous wordpress theme – WP theme availble

In this tutorial i will show you step by step how to design a WordPress Theme from scratch. If you don’t know already we have a membership here on Graphstock.com which allows you to download all our existing resources, plus the one we will release in the next year.

Create an Angelic Sculpture Made of Ice in Photoshop

Sometimes all you need to create an incredible photo manipulation in Photoshop is a rough sketch, some nice imagery, and some knowledge of how to use Photoshop’s transformation tools. In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how assemble an angelic ice sculpture from a rough sketch and some beautiful scenic photos.

Create an Abstract Cloud Jumper in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll manipulate a photo with abstract elements to make it more interesting and active.

Tutorial: How to create a burning flower in Photoshop

In this tutorial I will explain how to create a burning flower using Adobe Photoshop CS3. I will also provide you with the psd source file at the end of the tutorial.

Fashion Watercolor Artwork

Watercolor is popular in fashion artwork because of its unpredictable, fluid and beautiful nature. It enhances models and products and gives any artwork a creative flair that almost everyone finds attractive. In this step-by- step tutorial I will show you how simple it is to create a dramatic fashion artwork with watercolor effects inspired by fashion illustrator, Stina Persson.

Design a gradient-inspired Web Design in Photoshop

In this photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a blog design from scratch using a combination of gradients and selections.Here is a preview of what we will be creating

Create Stylish Pinky Portrait in Photoshop

Today our friends Ricardo will show you how to create stylish pinky photo in Photoshop. In this tutorial you will learn plenty of various photoshop techniques. You will learn how to work with shapes, layers, filters and many more. This tutorial is pretty complex and I think it is more for advanced designers, but also if you are new in photoshop you can try to create this pinky effect, because all steps are described in detail. So, lets start.

Create 3D Typography with Advanced Texturing and Lighting Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you techniques involved to create this rather cool, 3D typography with abvanced Texturing and Lighting Effect in Photoshop. Some steps can be a little tricky and you do need a lot of patience to complete this tut, but why not have a try?The aim of this tut is to demonstrate how you can texture a 3D text (created in Illustrator) quickly and effectively, using the least amount of steps possible.

How to create abstract colorful background with bokeh effect in Photoshop

In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an abstract colorful background with bokeh effect using Photoshop’s drawing tools, blending modes, and lighting techniques. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started!

Create an Eco-Friendly Nature Themed Composition

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an eco-friendly, nature themed composition for a TV product ad. You’ll be taken through step by step how to set up the background, control the depth of field, add the foreground subject, and additional elements to create a finished composition. And best of all, you’ll see how the simplest techniques in Photoshop can come together to create a sharp, polished and creative finished result.

Create a Dark Modern Contact Form in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll be creating a dark, modern contact form in Photoshop. We’ll use some layer styles and some basic effects to give a metal cut-out look. Nothing too fancy but some pretty effective styles.

Create a Out of Bounds Surreal Photo manipulation in Photoshop

Photo manipulation is an art that requires a lot of patience along with the expertise in Photoshop. With our creativity and imagination, we can manipulate any photograph the way we want. Its all about how we use our imagination and properly understand the effects that can be achieved in Photoshop and other similar tools and employing them with a lot of experimentation.

Creating a Matrix Wallpaper with Photoshop

Our objective here is to make a Matrix wallpaper. We will be using images of a set of warriors (or anyone for that matter) and will try to incorporate it into Matrix look wallpaper. The “green” effect will be what we shall try to obtain and also the falling numerical and stuff. So here goes. Starting from the basics of Photoshop 🙂

Design Cool Minimalistic Retro Wallpaper In Photoshop

Retro is a culturally outdated or aged style, trend, mode, or fashion, from the overall postmodern past, but have since that time become functionally or superficially the norm once again.In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create cool minimalistic retro wallpaper in Photoshop in few simple steps.

The design we will be building is made up of basic circle shapes, mixed with paper texture, spiced with minimal typography and aged with few scratches.

Creating Glassy Objects Using Layer Styles

Layer styles are a hugely powerful feature in Photoshop, especially when you combine several different effects into a single design. In this brief tutorial, we will look at one example of how to use layer styles to apply a glassy effect to an object. For the sake of this tutorial, we’ll be working with part of the Echo Enduring Media logo, but you can really use any kind of object that you want for this (though something with rounded edges tends to work a bit better). Here is a preview of our final design:

Create a Slick External Hard Disk in Photoshop

We all love gadgets, either collecting them or designing them. Gadgets are the favorite subjects for many designers. Designing them is an incredible way to improve your general skills in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (or any other design-related tool). You will learn a lot of new stuff everytime you create such designs, even if you are an expert in it. Once you know the basics, you can pretty much experiment a lot and create cool concept designs.

Create a Grunge Snowboard Poster for the Winter Olympics – Photoshop Tutorial

In this tutorial we’re going to put together a cool grungy poster design for the upcoming Vancouver Winter Olympics. We’ll go over several basic Photoshop techniques and combine some basic image manipulation with some grunge text treatments to create some cool effects. This is an easy step-by-step tutorial that even Photoshop beginners should have no problem with.

Pareto Principle – The 80-20 Rule

The Pareto Principle has been applied to so many areas and industries with a big success. I would like to show you how you can apply this rule into your design work.We can apply the Pareto Principle in design the following way. 80% of all design work can be produced with only 20% of the Photoshops functionality. I will show you on a real example as to how you can produce professional, realistically looking icons using only a few of the Photoshop effects.

Create a Fun Floral 3D Text Design

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a lovely floral style 3D text effect using only Photoshop and Illustrator. The idea is to add the elements we like while keeping the design subtle, pleasing to the eye, and having some fun along the way.

Creating a Vibrant Album Cover in Photoshop

In today’s tutorial I will show you how to create a vibrant album cover using Photoshop. The tutorial is really simple and easy to follow and has a pretty sleek outcome. We will only be using the tools Photoshop provides for us and with this create something unique. Hope you enjoy the tutorial.

Create a Colorful Composition using Brushes in Photoshop

In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a colorful composition by combining several brushes on top of the photo and applying different Blending modes. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get it started!

100 Fresh New Photoshop And Illustrator Tutorials From 2010

This is a great collection of the freshest and newest design tutorials which where all created in 2010, which is a compilation of both some amazing Photoshop and illustrator tutorials.I’m always looking for the newest Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials because sometimes it’s good to do new fresh design tutorials because you come across new techniques which can be applied to your designs. Whether you specialize within Photoshop or illustrator within this article you will come across some new tutorials which will show you new tips and tricks to add to your design skills.

Collection of photoshop floral patterns.Click image to go to the source.

450+ Photoshop Grunge Brushes

Photoshop Grunge Brushes – Today we are going to feature 25 of the best sets of Photoshop brushes for creating grungy designs. You’ll find a variety of different types of brushes that will all help you to give your work a rough, grungy look. If you’re looking for a way to create a grunge-style design, brushes can be an easy, effective solution.

Photoshop Grunge Brushes

30 High-Quality Grunge Photoshop Brush Sets

Photoshop brushes allow you to have a readily-accessible suite of brush tips to enhance your compositions.In this collection, you’ll find 30 beautiful Photoshop brush sets to help you grunge up your designs. There are over 400 individual brushes here for giving your artwork some grunge.

High-Quality Grunge Photoshop Brush Sets

My 15 Favorite Photoshop Grunge Brushes

A couple weeks back I got a great suggestion from one of my readers to present a list of my favorite Photoshop brushes. While I was thrilled with the idea and still am, I quickly came to the realization that limiting myself to a single short list was going to be near impossible. I have a ton of brushes in my own library and if you go looking for more you’ll find the options exhausting. I’m always amazed on how large and talented the design community has become.

Favorite Photoshop Grunge Brushes

25 Free Photoshop Grunge Brushes – Volume 1

Last week, we released fingerprint style brushes. For those of you who want to take the smear, dirt and angst up a notch, get hold of our new selection of Photoshop grunge brushes. You can use it to easily create distortions and decay-inspired designs. We’ll keep you posted on more grunge brush samples and freebies next Monday. For the meantime, dig in and experiment with this week’s free brushes.

Free Photoshop Grunge Brushes

10 Grunge Brush Sets You Must Have For Photoshop!

Included here are over 320+ Photoshop grunge brushes (10 total sets) available for free download. You can use these brushes when designing in Photoshop. They can also be colored and have many different effects applied to them, so have a play around.

Grunge Brush Sets You Must Have For Photoshop

40+ Awesome Grunge Style Photoshop Brush Packs

Grunge style has become a trend in design community so here is the ultimate collection of really nice and high quality grunge brushes. I am really hoping these brushes will help in Your work flow, as these do while I am designing. So play with them and bring your creativity to design community.

Awesome Grunge Style Photoshop Brush Packs

750+ Ultimate High Quality Free Grunge Brushes and Resources

I got a really nice feedback from my readers when I did the post about 300+ Best of the Best High Quality Abstract Brushes in Photoshop and I’m really thankful for those who like it. A day ago, someone contacted me and suggest creating another list of brushes and which about grunge brushes. Thank you Jake for your suggestion. Now this is a list of 750+ high quality Grunge brushes for Photoshop waiting for you to download them. It took me 2 days to finish this post just looking for some nice grunge brushes on the web. I hope you’ll find this post worth it.

Ultimate High Quality Free Grunge Brushes

50+ Best Photoshop Poster Design Tutorials

Most Wanted Poster Design Tutorials – Posters should be inovative and informative, In our earlier roundups 50 Hottest Movie Posters Of All Times! we presented the best posters for inspiration and in this post we are presenting the best photoshop tutoirals for poster design. These tutorials are carved to the detail and are most viewed! Go ahead and check out these tutorials and the techniques involved in them. Enjoy!

50+ Awesome Photoshop Poster Design Tutorials

We use posters at a lot of places. For example, we have posters for movies, games, events and books. Photoshop is a great application for poster design. With the help of Photoshop actions, filters, powerful features and tutorials from community, we can easily create beautiful poster.

35 Excellent Poster Design Tutorials with Typography Art

In this Print Media designs Posters always are excellent example of creative art about any professional graphic designer, Posters always play role as creative message for make successful products or brands, Poster designing also part of Image editing or Photo augmentation.

60+ Amazing Poster and Advertisment Tutorials

Everyone in the business world knows the importance of posters and ads in advertising for specific products. Posters are an integral part of advertising. An eye-catching, attractive poster that conveys a professional, compelling message about a product, service or event will invariably hold the user’s attention.

The Making of 3 – A Limited Edition Poster Design

To celebrate the third birthday of Blog.SpoonGraphics, I took the time to work on a special personal design project to create a limited edition poster design to mark the occasion. Here’s a detailed walkthrough of the design process, showing how the design of “3” was conceptualised as a sketch, constructed in Illustrator and given some digital polishing with a range of final touches in Photoshop.

Create a Cosmic Sci-fi Poster Design in Photoshop

I’m a great fan of sci-fi art. Have you ever seen a Metallica cd cover? Simply amazing. This kind of design inspired me to create a cosmic sci-fi scene. Today I want to show you how to create this image in Photoshop. This tutorial is for intermediate users who know how mask and selection tools work. We will use also a bit of Illustrator and Cinema4D. Have a try!

40 new features in CS5

Adobe has today announced the release of Creative Suite 5, including Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, Flash CS5 and Dreamweaver CS5.

Photoshop CS5: A Sneak Peek

In the last few days there has been a lot of online buzz about the upcoming launch of Adobe’s next Creative Suite (aka CS5) in April 2010. Today I want to briefly run down some of the new features we’ll be seeing in the most beloved of the applications in the suite: Photoshop.

Adobe CS5 Global Launch

Today at 15GMT Adobe hosted the Adobe CS5 global launch. It was opened by Shantanu Narayen – the President and Chief Executive Officer of Adobe Systems Incorporated. He said: “The Adobe CS5 is a phenomenal release which enables you – our customers to create without boundaries while speeding the creative process from concept to execution. In addition to providing great design tools we also focused on helping you to achieve maximum impact by reaching the broadest number of customers possible. In fact this is the goal of Flash Player 10.1.”

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Boldly Empowers the Digital Artist

So I’ve been playing around with Adobe’s lateset version of Photoshop that will be coming out in the next month, CS5, and I have to say that I think it represents a bold, dramatic and fundamental shift in digital art creation. I’ve been using Photoshop for many years now but this version has blown me away like none that I’ve ever seen.

Adobe CS5 Launched: An Extensive Overview of New and Nifty Features

Today Adobe released Creative Suite 5, the next generation of its tools for creative professionals everywhere. Along with thousands of others worldwide, I joined the global CS5 launch and watched the brief 62-minute presentation on all the amazing leaps Adobe has made in the new suite.

70 Strange Photos That Are Not Photoshopped

Un-Photoshopped Photos – Here we are learning Photoshop as amazing results are always possible with photo-manipulation. However there are also many photographers that like to take original pictures that look extremely unreal. Let’s check them out now! Click on each image for their sources.

Strange Photos That Are Not Photoshopped

20 Amazing Photos That claiming NOT to be Photoshopped

Photoshop is one of the most talked about software available on the internet with hundreds of posts on using it and about the photo manipulation. Mostly photos that are being photoshopped are inspirational for many other people, but today we are not talking about photoshopped images rather this post will discuss some extra-ordinary photos that look like they are being manipulated using Photoshop, but they are not. You won’t believe me? Just have a look at these 20 amazing photos and decide yourself either they are photoshoppped or not.

Amazing Photos That claiming NOT to be Photoshopped

15 Images You Won’t Believe Aren’t Photoshopped

It’s hard to be amazed by anything you see online, when you know any teenager with a computer and a pirated copy of Photoshop can cobble together a fake photograph in minutes.

Unfortunately this means there’s a whole bunch of jaw-dropping pics that the internet declared “FAKE!” the moment they appeared. But as it turns out, some of the most baffling of them are, in fact, real.

Images You Wont Believe Arent Photoshopped

23 Awesome Photos That Look Like They’re Photoshopped But Are Not

There are hundreds of posts available on the internet about photoshop and photo manipulation. You probably have also seen many photos or images that have been photoshopped and inspire others. But our post today is something different. In this post we are listing 23 Awesome Photos That Look Like They’re Photoshopped But Are Not. These are the wonder creations of photographers who use their creativity with a different angle and approach to get the result that makes a difference.

Awesome Photos That Look Like Theyre Photoshopped But Are Not

20 Sensational pictures claiming NOT to be Photoshopped!!

Certainly, you get to see bundles of stunning pictures on net showing incredible results with photoshop techniques. However, today I have made an effort to bring something different to your notice.

15 Coolest Photos You Won’t Believe Are Not Photoshopped

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