Create a Stunning 4th of July Collage

I’m into the spirit of the 4th of July here in the States, and wanted to share with you how I created an awesome collage. This tutorial will focus on layers, layer styles, masks and photo manipulation.

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Create a Vintage Polaroid Effect

I love anything graphic design that has that vintage grunge kind of look. This tutorial will show you how to create a stunning vintage polaroid effect. It’s fairly simple to make and can be used in many different types of projects.

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Create a Building Window with Reflections

A couple days ago I looked all over the internet for a good tutorial on how to create a glass window texture with a realistic reflection in Photoshop, but came up empty handed. I did see a couple of things on making glass, but not for the look I was after. This tutorial will aim to fix that.

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How to Seamlessly Tile a Graphic

After I wrote my four part series on textures, I received a few questions of how to tile them. This tutorial will walk you through how I would go about it. This is a very common task and is extremely useful if you have a texture or pattern that you need to repeat across an image or a website.

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The Making of a Favicon

I just recently finished off my favicon and added it to the site. I should have done this earlier, but it’s just one of those things you tend to overlook. It is, however a very important part of branding and identity for your site. Plus, it’s so much better than the default icon!

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Create an Awesome Grass Texture in Photoshop

This is the fourth and final installment of my series on creating textures in Photoshop. This tutorial will combine much of what we learned about in the first three installments, we will also go over some new techniques, and add some finishing touches that pull the whole look together.

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Create a Realistic Stone Texture in Photoshop

This is the my third installment of creating awesome textures using filters in Photoshop series. This tutorial will cover how to create a stone texture using mostly filters and finishing the effect with a photo.

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Create a Realistic Wood Texture in Photoshop

In part II of this series I will show you how to create a realistic wood texture. This tutorial uses a few more filters than the last and requires a bit more finessing, but I think the end result is awesome.

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Creating a Realistic Water Texture in Photoshop

This is the first in a short series of tutorials on how to create some awesome textures in Photoshop by using just a few filters. This water effect essentially only takes 2 filters to get the desired effect.

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Create Photoshop Brushes for Coffee Stains and Splatters

There are a ton of Photoshop brush freebies out there, but sometimes its nice to customize your own set. This tutorial shows you how to design a set of coffee stains and grunge splatter brushes.

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How to use Adobe Photoshop Actions

This tutorial covers the use of Adobe Photoshop Actions. Once you learn how to use Actions you’ll wonder how you ever got by without them. In this example, I will be creating a photoshop action on a wedding photo (of me and my beautiful wife).

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