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Photoshop Design - September 21, 2010


In this tutorial we’ll learn how to create custom brush patterns and apply random effects to remove the copy/paste appearance the pattern comes with. This is a useful technique when trying to create a variety of shapes in different sizes, opacity, colors and angles without having to duplicate and modify each shape individually. I’ve applied this effect on a series of bamboo sticks to illustrate the randomness of the effect. Start out by creating a new document […]

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Photoshop Design - September 20, 2010

Remove Backgrounds

Removing backgrounds from images can be a much easier process than most people think. The first approach a lot of people take is going directly to the magic wand or polygon lasso tool in Photoshop. While these are both very powerful tools and can achieve great results when used correctly, they can still be somewhat time consuming and aren’t always the correct approach when removing a background from an image. In this tutorial we’ll go through a […]

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Photoshop Design - September 15, 2010


Creating a work of art out of any ordinary photo isn’t as difficult as you may think. The below graphic only requires a total of ten layers and a small handful of filters. If you’d like to follow along using the original artwork file I created, scroll to the bottom of this tutorial and download the PSD file. You may also prefer to follow along with an image of your choosing that you would like to experiment […]

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Photoshop Design - September 14, 2010

High Quality Photos

This is a very useful filtering technique I’ve used quite a few times to make a dull image look brighter and more saturated. The photos take on a sort of dream like quality once the effect is applied. On the below tutorial I used a landscape, but the same process can used on just about any type of photograph which needs a little more life and color quality. First open a dull image you’d like to enhance […]

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