Big Design in Small Spaces

  It’s easy to get caught up in the big picture sometimes – what your whole site looks like or the message it conveys. Just as important though, are the small spaces. The look of your banner, sidebars and even the dreaded-in-some-circles above the scroll presentation can bring people into or turn people away from […]Read more

Clipping Masks And Type – Placing An Image In Text With Photoshop

    Written by Steve Patterson. In a previous tutorial, we learned the basics and essentials of using clipping masks in Photoshop to hide unwanted parts of a layer from view in our designs and documents. We learned that clipping masks use the content and transparent areas of the bottom layer to determine which parts of the layer […]Read more

How to Composite a Destroyed City Scene and Retouch Characters in Photoshop

  Preview of Final Results Tutorial Resources Model – Mirish City – Almudena-Stock Wolf – Xcrystals Clouds – Chainbound Sky – Freestock.ca Sky – xdante-stock Fur Brushes –Snow-body Sea – Dragoroth-stock Crack Brushes – Funerals0ngRead more

Fix Tone and Color with Levels In Photoshop

    When it comes to editing images in Photoshop, the first thing we always want to do is fix any overall tonal and/or color problems in the image (commonly referred to as “global” problems) before moving on to more specific problem areas (“local” problems), and the tool of choice for the task is the […]Read more

Using A Photo To Mask Itself With Photoshop

  Written by Steve Patterson. In this Photoshop Effects tutorial, we’re going to learn how to use a photo as a layer mask, essentially using the image to mask itself, something that Photoshop doesn’t normally allow us to do. We’ll be using it to give the image a nice soft glow effect, but if you experiment […]Read more

Mastering Photoshop With Paths

  Anomalously residing within the pixel-gridded world of Photoshop are a series of tools waiting to break out of the canvas’ inherent squareness. Mastering these tools opens the stage for a higher level of flexibility, full of clean lines and non-destructive editing. Presented here is a guide to help you build proficiency, increase productivity and […]Read more

Photo Realistic Drop Shadows in Photoshop

  Written by Steve Patterson. Let’s face it, Photoshop’s built-in drop shadow effect has it’s limitations. It’s fine for basic shadow effects, like making text appear to be raised slightly off the background on a web page, but if you’re after something more photo realistic, the drop shadow on its own doesn’t cut it. With […]Read more

A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Masking in Photoshop

  Final Image     Several years ago a friend of mine asked me to teach him how masks work in Photoshop. This is my incredibly late response. We’ll go over the basics of what masks are, what they’re used for and how wielding them properly will take your Photoshop skills to an entirely new […]Read more

15 Advantages of Working in a Graphic Design Company

    Working in a graphic design company is a fulfilment for many designers. It is where they get experiences that they would not be able to get when working alone. There are so many challenges that one needs to face when working in a graphic design company but after overcoming such challenges it is […]Read more

Fix White Eyes in Pictures of Pets with this Tutorial

  Did this ever happen to you? You catch your pet looking irresistibly cute so you grab your camera and snap a picture. When you view it, suddenly instead of looking cute they look like they’re possessed by some demon. Their eyes are glowing white or some other unnatural color. Don’t panic and call an […]Read more