First, start by creating three layers
above the back ground layer. Name the
topmost layer Face, the middle layer Edge
Text Swoosh Logo
This is a popular logo technique. Just
look around, this effect is everywhere.
Often the swoosh goes around a sphere
or another object
For all you pyro-maniacs, this tutorial
shows a technique on creating text with
fire coming out of all four sides of a
block of text.
# 1 - Alien Text Effect # 2 - Seamless
Nebula, Texture # 3 - Burnt-in Text Effect
# 4 - Text Drop Shadows # 5 - Making Round
First lets start by creating a black layer.
This layer will serve as the background.
Next, add a new layer containing the text
Start with a document size of 100x100.
Draw a circle with the elliptical marquee
tool. In this example it was a 75x75 circle.
The following tutorial will teach you
how to create burnt edges on a picture
-- only you won't have to use matches
First make a new image 230 x 230 pixels.
Then create a new channel...."Alpha 1"
If you don't know how to create a new
channel, go to this page.
1. Start with a canvas size of around
400 X 400, this is up to you. 2. Choose
a wooden color, and fill the background
with this color.
n this clip from "Total Photoshop," Deke
McClelland demonstrates a sophisticated
technique for creating chrome type using
This Photoshop tip takes advantage of
the fact that the Clouds and Difference
Clouds filters in Photoshop
Water in 5 Easy Steps
There's many ways to do nice water, and
here is one way to do it: Create a new
Image 300x300 pixels. Fill the background
First, place your text on a new layer.
Then, create a layer directly underneath
it and name it Drop Shadow
Shapes using Step & Repeat
This is a great technique to create some
advanced shapes and patterns yet it's
a very simple technique.
Rediscovering the Dodge and Burn. If Photoshop's
Toolbox were a "real" tool box, there
are two tools that would probably
The first thing you have to do is of course
fire up Photoshop, the second is to create
a new image you can make the "base" for
1. Create new Document. 2. Make sure that
the colors are black on top white on bottom
on the tools menu, if that is not shown
Okay, first create a new file that is
400x400 pixels. The bigger the better.
In this tutorial I'll show you the technique
I used to create this sword. Paint the
general shape in 50 % gray...
The "handmade" touch in Photoshop. In
this clip from "Total Photoshop," Deke
McClelland demonstrates how to
to Make a Cute Red Heart
n this tutorial i will show you how to
do a nice litte heart :) .. Push M to
select the "Eliptical marquee tool"
Create new make sure the resulution is
72 pixels/inch; mode=greyscale; contents=white
If you think about Photoshop's Layer Options
box at all, it's probably as "that place
where you can rename your layers."
The mysteries of Photoshop's Magic Wand.
The principle behind Photoshop's Magic
Wand tool is simple:
In photoshop create the image you want
for the interface...set the background
color to the same color as your webpage's
Power of Genetics
In this tutorial I will explain how I
used a 3D modelling package (Strata Studio
Pro) to create the monster in the image
Step 1: Create a new document and make
the size 200 by 200 pixels. Go to the
channel tab and add a new channel.
Here is a tutorial that I've created on
how to create realistic wood, using Photoshop.
This is probably one of the first textures
I learned to create in Photoshop and is
still the simplest effect to achieve.
Step 1: Start by creating a 150 pixel
by 150 pixel image with white as the background.
Step 2: Then you will need to click the
Before we start with photographic height
maps for terrains, the cornerstone of
all my recent images are so-called seamless
The following steps will show you how
to create a seamless pattern tile without
using filters in Photoshop version 4.0.
Textures from a Scan
Using a flatbed scanner, you can use virtually
any object that will fit onto the scanner
as a background for your web page.
of Good Gamma
Cross-platform computer users have probably
noticed how different the same image can
look when viewed on a Mac or PC screen
Photoshop tutorial : spectacular stars.
Create dazzling brilliant stars to add
sparkle to and brighten up your digital
So, is it me or have those squiggly tentacle
looking things popped up everywhere? Well
here is one way to make them.
Tentacles Part 2
OK, for part 2 we'll look at making these
squiggly things look a lot better. I always
like the shiny plastic look so we'll start
Begin with a canvas.. any size you like.
I used one 400w x 100h because of my size
constraints on this page.
for a Splattered-Paint Effect
For a rich, textural look to designs created
in Adobe® Photoshop®, try placing spatter-painted
or airbrushed shapes on top of each
If you're using Photoshop 3.0, you'll
need to get the Gif89A Export Filter from
The following Photoshop Tip will help
you to understand layers and composite
Let start with a blank image that is 250
px x 250px. The VERY first thing I always
do is to double click on the background
Ordinarily I'd say this would fall under
a beginners tip section if it wasn't for
the heavy use of filters and tweaking
Start off with a 600 X 200 image, black
background select the type tool and enter
some text, color white, use bold font