PsDefaults: Better Presets for Adobe Photoshop

Create a Colorful Grunge Portrait in Seconds

Tutorialsby Nathan Brown

This effect is so simple and fast, but produces such a stunning and unique appearance, that you'll instantly love it. In fact, I'm willing to bet that you'll spend quite some time playing with variations, brushes and different photos to see what sort of looks you can create. Let's jump right in. ...

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Design a Retro Inspired Sci-Fi Film Poster

Tutorialsby Nathan Brown

Oh how I love vintage film posters, especially sci-fi genre. The artwork and the typography are always fun to look at, and often times the posters are better than the actual films. Lets take a look at how we can create our own sci-fi inspired film poster in Photoshop. Here is a preview of what we...

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Create Dynamic Lighting Using Custom Brushes in Photoshop

Tutorialsby Nathan Brown

Earlier today we released a free brush set called Rays of Light, and I wanted to follow up that release with a quick tutorial on how to use the brush set. Below is quick design using the brushes. Lets take a look at how this was created. First up, you'll need to download and install the new R...

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Antique a Photo Using Textures in 3 Quick Steps

Tutorialsby Nathan Brown

Nothing tells a story like an old photo. You can find sometimes find them by the box fulls at antique shops and thrift stores. Not only are they fun to look at, there also fun and easy to create in Photoshop with a couple of adjustment layers and a good grunge texture. Lets take a look how. Here'...

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Photoshop Quick Tip: Ultra Glossy Text Effect

Tutorialsby Nathan Brown

Really shiny beveled text is cool, and eye catching. When I come across effects like this I always stop and try to identify the layer styles that were used to achieve the look. The fact is you can create a very complex look with just a few layer styles. In this Quick Tip, I'll show you just how easy...

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May 2012 WeGraphics Freebie Round Up

Newsby Nathan Brown

In the past few weeks we've released some pretty incredible freebie resources. With the end of the month approaching I thought this would be a good time to round them all up in one place. Take a look and let us know what you think of these freebie packs. April - May 2012 Freebie Packs A...

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Give Your Photos a Fast and Simple Instagram Effect

Tutorialsby Nathan Brown

We all know how much fun Instagram can be. Adding some really stunning effects to your smartphone images in the click of a button is great. But adding them in Photoshop can also be fast and simple, if you know the right moves. Lets take a quick look at how to accomplish an easy "Instagram Look" in j...

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Creating a Highly Detailed Steampunk Insect

Tutorialsby Nathan Brown

In this tutorial I'm going to walk through my process for creating a photo-realistic steampunk style insect. This tutorial involves a lot of image composites, so rather than repeating instructions over and over, I'm going to walk through the steps I took and give you an overview of my ideas and thou...

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Design a Quick and Easy Indie Rock Gig Poster

Tutorialsby Nathan Brown

Gig posters are great fun for a designer. Typically you have the band's music for inspiration, and beyond that, anything goes. These posters are often abstract and can often be incredible expressions of art. But, more often than not, you are working with a limited budget and limited time. So you nee...

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Create a Dark Knight Rises Style Wallpaper in 3 Easy Steps

Tutorialsby Nathan Brown

I'm a long time Batman fan, and I love the look of these newer films. The textured metal bat symbol is great eye candy. Using that basic look of the film logo, lets see if we can create something similar in just a few simple steps.First up, here's a look at what we'll be creating. Step 1 - Draw...

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A Closer Look at Bello: A Free WordPress Theme from WeGraphics

Articlesby Nathan Brown

Last week we released a free WordPress theme title Bello. For this theme we set out to make something simple and elegant. The theme is intended for designers or photographers, but could easily be converted for use with small business or personal sites. In this post, I'm going to walk through some of...

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How to Create Dynamic Prototype Style Video Game Art

Tutorialsby Nathan Brown

I'm not very good at video games, therefore I don't play a lot. But I do pay close attention to video game art and design. I take a lot of inspiration from these dynamic illustrations and incredible graphics. I recently came across a promo poster for a game called Prototype 2, and fell in love with ...

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