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Turn Photos into a Cartoon Effect Photoshop Tutorial

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In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you a cocktail of adjustments that mimic the outlines, colours, and shading of a digitally painted image automatically, without the need to trace, paint or draw by hand.

How to Edit Digital Photos to Look Like FILM

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In today’s Photoshop tutorial share 5 tips to add authentic-looking analog film effects to your photos.

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Neon Lights Layer Styles for Adobe Photoshop

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Easily create colourful neon signs with this collection of ready-made neon lights layer styles for Adobe Photoshop. A combination of effects produces a realistic neon tube with a glossy appearance that can be illuminated with a bright glow in a variety of colours.

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Neon Sign Effect Photoshop Tutorial

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In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a bright, illuminated neon sign effect.

Cinematic Photo Effect Lightroom Presets and Photoshop Actions

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Access All Areas members have a great collection of Lightroom Presets and Photoshop Actions to download this week, courtesy of Hydrozi. This set of Cinematic photo effects is inspired by movies and the cinematic field of photographic art.

How To Create Abstract Polyscape Art in Photoshop

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In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to create an abstract piece of retro-futuristic artwork known as a Polyscape. It’s a combination of polygon shapes and landscape or cityscape photographs, and sometimes even pictures of outer-space!

Photoshop Gold Text Effect Tutorial

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In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a lovely gold text effect. It’s made using a combination of Photoshop layer styles, plus a couple of my own secret ingredients that really brings the effect to life with a nice shiny finish.

36 Hand-Drawn Burst Elements (Vol. Two)

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Access All Areas members have a brilliant set of vector graphics to download this week, courtesy of Simon from The Shop. These hand-drawn burst illustrations have been carefully traced with a Pentel Sign Pen and digitised into vector graphics.

Retro Striped Text Effect Photoshop Tutorial

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Over the years I’ve shared several tutorials showing how to create retro text effects mostly using Adobe Illustrator, so today I thought I’d mix things up and show some techniques for creating retro striped text effects with a 70s vibe using tools in Photoshop.

How to Create a Colourful Stacked Text Effect

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In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a colourful text effect with several stacked text elements that are progressively spaced further apart and transition through the colour spectrum to produce a rainbow effect.

How to Create Detailed Bitmap Effects in Photoshop

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In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how to create detailed pixel effects just using Photoshop’s Bitmap conversion tool. By configuring a few simple settings, you can easily create retro-style artwork just like old 8-Bit game screens.

Video Tutorial: How to Create a Retro Superhero Comic Text Effect in Illustrator

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a retro text effect, inspired by the title art for the Superman comic books.

How to Create a Retro Logo Design with Texturing Effects

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I recently came across the website Junk Type , which is a compilation of nostalgic labels and packaging designs from various antique household products.

How to Create an Animal Fur Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

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In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you some simple steps to create an animal fur text effect. The process makes use of a real animal fur texture for maximum realism.

Spoon Graphics Turns 15 Years Old — The End is Nigh! (or is it?)

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It’s that time of year when Spoon Graphics gets a little older, with 2022 marking 15 years of tutorial creating, freebie sharing and article writing on what started as a blog that was attached to my design portfolio website in 2007.

Colourful 3D Isometric Text Effect Illustrator Tutorial

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a colourful extruded isometric text effect. It has a 3D appearance with hollowed out letters, finished off with a vivid spectrum of hues and a subtle glowing appearance.

Photoshop Tutorial: ‘Pixel Sorting’ Stretched Pixel Glitch Art Effect

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In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to create an abstract piece of artwork using the pixel sorting effect, where coloured pixels of an image are stretched to create a detailed visual effect.

Clean Tones Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets

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Access All Areas members have a great collection of Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets to download this week, courtesy of Hydrozi. This set of Clean Tones effects transform your images with a bright, clean and warm look.

5 Ways to Create the Duotone Effect in Photoshop

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In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you 5 ways to create the trendy Duotone look, the colourful photo effect where the shadows and highlights of an image are replaced with vibrant contrasting hues.

Photoshop Halftone & Engraved Effects for Premium Members

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Access All Areas members have a new premium download this week! This collection of Photoshop Actions and Smart PSD allows you to easily generate halftone and engraved effects within your design work.

How to Make This Colourful ‘Rainbow’ Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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In today’s Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a colourful text effect, which comprises of a stack of text elements that transition through the colour spectrum to produce a rainbow effect.

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How To Create a Seamless Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

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Ever since the addition of the Object > Pattern > Make workflow to Adobe Illustrator in CS6, creating seamlessly repeating patterns has never been easier!

Airy Wedding Lightroom Presets to Give Your Photos a Bright, Soft look

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Access All Areas members have a wonderful collection of Lightroom Presets to download this week, courtesy of PSD Stack. These Airy Wedding presets give your photos a bright, clean and soft look that is ideal for creating timeless photos of unforgettable moments.

Illustrator Tutorial: Sketch to Vector Character Illustration

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you my process of converting a rough sketch into a vector illustration by turning one of my old doodles into a cute yeti cartoon character.

How to Create a Geometric Triangle Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a geometric pattern using tessellating triangle shapes with a randomised colour scheme. This detailed mosaic effect is ideal for adding colourful backgrounds to your designs, or even as interesting abstract poster art.

How to Create a Vintage Logo T-Shirt Design in Photoshop

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In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to easily create cool looking vintage logo designs by combining antique illustrations with some visually interesting text styles and layouts.

Double Colour Exposure Photoshop Tutorial

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In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you a simple technique to create what has become known as double colour exposure, where two images are overlaid to produce an interesting effect with contrasting colours.

Matte Photo Effect Photoshop Actions for Premium Members

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Access All Areas members have a great collection of Photoshop Actions to download this week, courtesy of Shapeshift. Instantly give your photographs the popular ‘matte’ look with this collection of ready-made Actions for Adobe Photoshop.

Video Tutorial: How to Make Digital Camo Patterns in Photoshop

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Today’s tutorial is kind of a follow-on from my guide to creating custom camouflage patterns in Adobe Photoshop from back in 2019. In that previous tutorial I shared some useful techniques for creating a variety of camo pattern styles using nothing but Photoshop filters.

How to Create Detailed Graphic Patterns in Photoshop

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Patterns come in all kinds of styles, from simple repetitive shapes to complex graphical arrays. In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to share some tips for creating detailed pattern effects that are made with full-colour illustrations.

7 of the Best Vector Sites for Graphic Designers

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Whether you’re a seasoned graphic designer or just starting out, making use of pre-designed elements is an excellent way to save time and work more efficiently. Today, I want to share with you seven of my favourite vector sites for quality resources.

How To Prepare a Business Card Design for Print

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In today’s tutorial I share my process of designing a business card and highlight some important considerations when designing for print.

Download My Free Subtle Grain Photoshop Brushes and Patterns

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I have a new collection of textures for you to download today! It’s easy to get carried away with texturing, but sometimes just a subtle addition of grain is all that is required to give a clean digital design a tactile appearance.

How to Create a Vintage Badge Logo in Adobe Illustrator

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to share some tips and techniques for creating vintage badge logos.

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Painted Effect Photoshop Action and Smart PSD

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Easily give your photographs a hand-painted look in just a few clicks with the help of my Painted Effect toolkit for Adobe Photoshop. A series of filters and adjustments are automatically applied to your image to mimic brush strokes and bold smudgy colours.