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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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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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.

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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.

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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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Magic Smoke Text Effect | Photoshop Tutorial

Learn how to create this swirling magic text look in Adobe Photoshop.

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