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New Manga Effect – 2011 Photoshop Tutorial

New Manga Effect – 2011 Photoshop Tutorial

I wanted to write a tutorial about this a long time ago but I was busy with other projects. Recently I saw on the cover of the Advanced Photoshop Magazine a manga effect and I decided I will go ahead and make my own version. I’m not using the same technique as in the magazine but the result is really ... Read More »

Making a Colorful Windows 7 Wallpaper in Photoshop

Making a Colorful Windows 7 Wallpaper in Photoshop

In this tutorial I will show you how to make your own Windows wallpaper. I will show you how to create a Windows logo as custom shape from an image. The benefit of using a custom shape in wallpapers is that you can change the size of the wallpaper without loosing quality. Enjoy Read More »

Facing a New Day – Photoshop Manipulation

Facing a New Day – Photoshop Manipulation

Here is the tutorial I announced on the newsletter about a month ago. I couldn’t publish it before sorry. In this manipulation tutorial I will show you how to create a really nice sunrise scene. I will show you how to transform a day picture into a sunrise using some adjustment layers and gradient maps. Hope you enjoy. If you ... Read More »

Realistic Security Camera Effect in Photoshop

Realistic Security Camera Effect in Photoshop

In this short tutorial I will show you my technique of creating highly realistic security camera effects in Photoshop. It’s not a difficult effect to achieve, I made this in about 30 minutes. It’s a really effective and very realistic as you can see on the preview image. If you like it, please stumble it. Read More »

Manipulation Secrets 3 – Shading and Lighting

Manipulation Secrets 3 – Shading and Lighting

Shadows are a very important aspect of any photo manipulation. Just as it happens with lighting effects, if the shadows are used the right way, you can end up with a stunning image. In this tutorial I will show you a few techniques I use to create realistic shadows and lights with Photoshop The first step will be only theory ... Read More »

Make a Sexy Racing Wallpaper in Photoshop

Make a Sexy Racing Wallpaper in Photoshop

In this tutorial I will show you how to make a simple sexy wallpaper with Photoshop using free stock images. I used a car and a sexy girl to make it but you can use a motorcycle, a jet fighter or whatever you have in mind. I will also show you how to apply a simple colored tattoo on the ... Read More »

Beautiful Free Wallpaper Packs from deviantART

Beautiful Free Wallpaper Packs from deviantART

If you want to change the look of your desktop, in this showcase article you will find some really cool free wallpaper packs. Most of these wallpapers are available in multiple resolutions. You will find many kinds of wallpaper from 3D to scenery and manipulation. I hope you like them. Read More »

Free PSD Customizable Web Buttons

Free PSD Customizable Web Buttons

This is my first attempt on making web elements.  The pack has 16 web buttons that you can easily customize. You can change gradient colors using Hue/Saturation and resize them without loosing quality because they are made with custom shapes. Hope you like them Read More »

Break Dancer – Photoshop Tutorial

Break Dancer – Photoshop Tutorial

I didn’t publish an abstract tutorial for a long time but today I’m bringing you a really cool tutorial written by Ricardo a Brazilian graphic artist who has a passion for abstract designs. He was featured on the Advanced Photoshop magazine and he wrote this tutorial exclusively for PSD Box. Learn how to create a really cool abstract dancer artwork ... Read More »