4 Ways to Create Long Shadow Effects in Photoshop


Part of the recent, “flat design” trend, long shadow effects are a popular but not necessarily new phenomenon. The trend’s strongest impact seems to be on interface design elements and icons but it is being increasingly used as part of web designs, as well. In this tutorial, we will show you 4 ways that you

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The Differences Between Male and Female Portraits


It is hard to compare male to female faces simply because each face is unique, but there are some features in the face that can make a male portrait look more masculine or a female portrait look more feminine. In this article we’re going to take a look at those features. You will be able

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Colorful Futuristic Text Effect


This tutorial explains how to create a colorful futuristic looking text effect, using a couple of Layer Styles for multiple layers, and a simple brush

Colorful Sparkling Glass Text Effect


This is a super easy tutorial that will show you how to use basic Filters and simple Layer styles to create a bright colorful glass text effect

Bagels Text Effect Illustration


Bagels are a donut-shaped type of bread made with flour. They look absolutely amazing when well baked and shiny! This tutorial will show you how to use the powerful Layer Styles’ capabilities in Photoshop, along with a couple of brushes and filters to create some delicious-looking bagels

Create a Detailed Envelope Illustration in Adobe Illustrator


In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed envelope illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a grid and how to create a pattern and a simple graphic style. Next, using that pattern along with some basic tools and vector shape building techniques you will learn

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Create a Soil Cake for Pie Charts and Infographics


Infographics are an efficient and fun way to present data. You may notice, however, that infographics are often flat vector illustrations. What if you wanted to create something a bit more photo realistic? In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a soil cake using photographic elements for use in pie charts. Let’s

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Create a Heart-Warming Wildlife Illustration in Photoshop


When illustrating a scene, it is important to think about several factors including lighting, depth of field, and color. You can also enhance your illustration by conveying an emotional message. In this tutorial, Therese Larsson will show you how to create a heart-warming wildlife illustration using a variety of digital illustration techniques. Let’s get started!

Create Electrified Metal Text Effect in Photoshop


In this tutorial, I will show you the steps to Create Electrified Metal Text Effect in Photoshop. We will cover a number of selection techniques, as well as how we can use the right texture to form unique text effect

How to Draw and Color Anime-Styled Eyes in Adobe Photoshop


One of the most striking things about any portrait are the eyes. So it’s with this tutorial, I’m going to guide you through the process of drawing and coloring anime-styled eyes with vector tools in Adobe Photoshop. If you’re an intermediate to advanced user of Adobe Illustrator or any other vector program, you should be

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