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Extreme Blur Effect | Photoshop Tutorial
In this tutorial, we'll check out a method to create this grungy blur effect using an unexpected tool in Photoshop. Screen or overlay some texture on top to quickly create an awesome graphic design effect!
Animated Spiral Effect | Photoshop Tutorial
In this tutorial, we'll check out a clever technique for creating a perfect spiral in Photoshop. Then we'll apply it as a retro-style optical illusion and create a looping animated graphic! This project makes a nice introduction animation - in fact, the "Video Timeline" in Photoshop uses many of the same principles as Adobe After Effects.
Toy Camera Photos | Photoshop Tutorial
In this tutorial, we'll check out a few techniques for creating the artistic look of a simple plastic analogue camera. Vignetting, light leaks, distortion and chromatic abberation - all the things which modern high end cameras have tried to minimize - will become our tools for creating unexpected, playful images. There's nothing more fun than ruining your photos in Photoshop!
Pixelated 3d Blockhead Effect | Photoshop Tutorial
In this tutorial, we’ll check out a technique for creating this surreal pixelated blockhead portrait. This effect was inspired by a sequence in the film The Mandela effect, and by the incredible sculptures of Han Hsu-Tung.
Realistic Glowing Text Effect
Looking for an alternative to the flat-looking Outer Glow Effect in Photoshop? In this tutorial, we’ll check out a simple technique that generates awesome results to create a more realistic glow for text and logos. Be sure to try out the same technique to make your photographs glow as well!
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.
Cinematic Light Rays | Photoshop Tutorial
Create advanced looking light beams or sun rays for text, artwork, and photography using a few simple steps in Adobe Photoshop. In this tutorial, we’ll use a free Photoshop action combined with a few techniques for a dramatic final look.
Fog and Text Portrait | Photoshop Tutorial
In this tutorial, we’ll create a foggy typographic portrait with just a few easy techniques in Adobe Photoshop.
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.
Magic Smoke Text Effect | Photoshop Tutorial
Learn how to create this swirling magic text look in Adobe Photoshop.