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Eye-Popping Color Overlays in Photoshop

Harness the power of simple color theory to create insanely vibrant color overlays, tints, and colorize effects. In this quick Photoshop tutorial, we’ll check out a method for creating gradient maps that pop off the screen and give your work just that little extra “something you can’t put your finger on”. Then we’ll take a look at a blend setting to give the brighter colors a bit more of an illuminated character.

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Vector Style Treatment | Photoshop Tutorial

More adventures in creating art without drawing! In this tutorial, I’ll run through an approach to create a vector or vexel style treatment using a few key tools in Adobe Photoshop. This look will draw some inspiration from the portraits of Shepard Fairey, but this approach can be adapted to create all kind of other vector-ish styles!

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Retro Halftone Effects | Photoshop Tutorial

In this tutorial, I’ll run through a setup I use to create halftone effects in Photoshop. Great for posters, apparel, stickers, or just creating cool retro-lookin stuff! This approach will bypass the halftone filters and create the effect from scratch, with the added benefit of being live and adjustable.

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Art History Brush | Photoshop Tutorial

In this photoshop tutorial, we’ll check out a fast, fun, and easy way to create digital oil paintings! We’ll focus on one specific tool - the art history brush. Once you’re up and running, this tool unlocks all kind of awesome possibilities.... but first, it does help to get a basic sense of how the art history brush works and a few headaches you might run into as you get set up.

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10 Tips for Layer Style Effects | Photoshop Tutorial

In this tutorial, we'll check out ten ways to elevate your standard Photoshop layer effects. We'll also take a look at a few common problems you might run into and how to solve them, plus a couple of bonus tips!

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Stipple Illustration Effect | Photoshop Tutorial

A Photoshop tutorial for those of us who are not so handy with the brushes... We'll check out a method for turning photos and artwork into authentic-looking ink stipple illustrations.

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Engraved Money Effect | Photoshop Tutorial

Create this strange and simple texture in Photoshop to apply an engraved Illustrated look to your photos and artwork. In this tutorial, we'll run through the basics of getting it set up, then take a look at a few techniques to give your image a more authentic dollar-bill style treatment.

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Color Bleed Watercolor Effect | Photoshop Tutorial

Learn to create an ultra-realistic bleeding ink or watercolor effect in Adobe Photoshop! In this tutorial, we’ll harness the power of Photoshop Actions to build a one-button effect that can be applied to photos, text, artwork and more.

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Dripping Paint Effect | Photoshop Tutorial for Text & Logos

Create this dripping paint effect without any painting by hand in Photoshop. Works great for text, logos, graffiti artwork and more.

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Create Automatic Long Shadows in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we'll go through a few simple steps to set up an automatic cast shadow for text in Photoshop.

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Distressed Text Edges | 4-Minute Photoshop Tip

For everything from a subtle worn-in effect effect to a heavily distressed text look, this quick and easy approach makes a great jumping off point.

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Spray Painted Stencil Effect | Tutorial for Text & Logos

Learn an easy technique to create a realistic spray painted text effect on black leather without any custom painting in Adobe Photoshop.

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The Super Easy Grunge Stamp Photoshop Typography Setup

Learn the easy way to create a versatile letterpress grunge effect with a few simple Adobe Photoshop tools used in just the right combination.

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Embossed Paper Text & Logos | Photoshop Tutorial

Learn a quick and easy technique to get more realistic embossed type or logos on paper in Adobe Photoshop.

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