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Convert Your PSD’s into Web Pages with SiteGrinder 2

By / Nov 2, 2009 / Tools

If you’re the type of Web Designer that doesn’t like to get your hands dirty with XHTML and CSS, SiteGrinder 2 could become your best friend. It’s a plugin for Photoshop that can turn a design into a fully functional website. This means you will no longer need to outsource the programming of your designs.

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Create a New Retro Text Effect in Photoshop

By / Oct 7, 2009 / Tutorials

Faking aged, printed media has been massive since the ‘grunge’ style first became mainstream years ago. Textured work with a vintage feel is still very popular, but more recently it’s the ‘new retro’ style that’s captured the imagination. The general idea is to create a vision of the future… from the past.

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21 Excellent 3D Text Photoshop and Illustrator Tutorials

By / Sep 20, 2009 / Tutorials

You don’t always need to use a 3D application to create beautiful 3D text. The tools in Photoshop and Illustrator, when used correctly, can help you achieve very nice results. Here are 21 of the best tutorials for creating 3D text effects using Photoshop and Illustrator. Some of these are for using Photoshop on it’s…

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40 Extremely Impressive Examples of Photo Manipulation

By / Sep 14, 2009 / Inspiration

A few weeks ago we showed you some very good photo manipulation tutorials. To follow that up, we’re bringing you some inspiration. Here are 40 extremely impressive examples of Photo Manipulation that should get your creative juices flowing.

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Create Simple Cartoon Characters in Photoshop

By / Sep 8, 2009 / Tutorials

The use of colourful vector art is a great way to create an accessible and friendly webpage. When done well it is possible to create a rich and vibrant art style which will capture the imagination. We walk you through the basics to get you going on Photoshop CS and newer.

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30 Useful Photoshop Tutorials for Vintage and Retro Style

By / Aug 31, 2009 / Tutorials

In past articles, we’ve shown you where to find plenty of great textures for vintage and retro style design. So now if you’re wanting to learn some techniques to put those to use, you’re in luck. Here are 30 very useful Photoshop tutorials that will teach you techniques to add vintage and retro elements to…

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18 Fresh Photoshop Photo Manipulation Tutorials

By / Aug 6, 2009 / Tutorials

Photo Manipulations can be a lot of fun and can produce powerful effects when well executed. There are a lot of tutorials out there that teach various photo manipulation techniques, but a lot them are old and, unfortunately, are a bit cheesy. In this post, I’ve tracked down the ones that are well written and…

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300+ Excellent Photoshop Brushes for Creating Painted Effects

By / Jul 7, 2009 / Freebies

If you are thinking of creating your next web design using a painted style, you have two options. You can purchase real painting materials and create your own Photoshop brushes, or you can use free brushes that have been created by someone else. Since most web designers have limited time and short deadlines, it is…

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13 Useful Techniques for Enhancing Web Design Photography

By / Jun 22, 2009 / Tutorials

Photography can either make or break a web design. This starts with the photographer and the camera, but more than likely, photos coming straight from the camera will require some type of adjustments or treatment in order to match the style of it’s surrounding design. Here are 13 Photoshop techniques that you should find useful…

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16 Best Photoshop Tutorials for Creating Web Designs

By / Jun 15, 2009 / Tutorials

Tutorials for creating web designs are a great way to learn new techniques and get inspired by new design concepts. Since Photoshop is the design tool of choice for many web designers, I thought it would be useful to show you, what I believe, are the best Photoshop tutorials for creating web designs and web…