How to Make a Faux 3D Wood Text Effect in Photoshop

How to Create a Grunge Effect in Illustrator

Tutorialsby Diego Sanchez

Sometimes, when you need to give to your graphics a grunge look & feel usually the first thing you think is to make it in Photoshop. But there is a method (in fact, various) to make a grunge effect in Illustrator and keep you design in the original vector format you make it. Today, you will learn ho...

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How to Easily Make a Cartoon Effect From Any Photo in Photoshop

Tutorialsby Diego Sanchez

As we already know, in Photoshop there are many different ways to achieve a certain effect. Some methods can require a bit more of work, while some others are simpler and follows an easy process. Giving any image a cartoon-like effect is not the exception to the rule; it can be made in a lot of diff...

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How to Make a Debossed Leather Effect in Photoshop

Tutorialsby Diego Sanchez

Making a debossed effect in Photoshop is very easy and can be made using a single layer with a few layer styles applied. But when it comes to make a debossed effect over different surfaces (cardboard, fabric, metal, etc) you may need a few extra layers with different layer styles on them. In Photos...

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How to Make a 3D Blend Text Effect in Illustrator

Tutorialsby Diego Sanchez

Most of the times, when you think on doing a basic graphic or a short text in 3D you can probably think first to use Photoshop and the 3D tools on it to complete the task; but you can also do it in Illustrator (often easier and faster). For basic 3D effects there are a few default tools that you can...

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How to Make Your Own Grain Brush in Illustrator

Tutorialsby Diego Sanchez

If you often use grainy textures on your works, you may know that finding the right one could be a time consuming task and typically you just can't find the one that fits perfect on your design. But instead of spending hours searching for that perfect grain texture, you can make your own in Illustra...

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How to Make a Wavy Reflection Effect in Illustrator

Tutorialsby Diego Sanchez

If you want to make reflections of trees, mountains, animals or people over the water in a landscape, you immediately think of Photoshop to carry out this task. But if the design you have is in vector format and you want to keep it 100% editable, then how do you do? Fortunately, there are many ways ...

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How to Easily Improve a Urban Image in Photoshop

Tutorialsby Diego Sanchez

Improving a picture taken on a urban enviroment it is a very easy task that can be made in Photoshop by using only the Camera RAW Filter. Although the values you use will depend on your particular image, the values you will see here in this tutorial can be used as a good basis for any urban image, a...

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How to Use Texture Overlays on Photos

Tutorialsby Tony Thomas

Using a texture overlay is an excellent way to add a vintage, aged effect to photo. This tutorial will show you how to take some of the color from the texture overlay and add it to the photo, then in the details of the texture too....

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How to Make a 3D Tube Text Effect in Photoshop

Tutorialsby Diego Sanchez

In Photoshop, there are a few tool that designers do not use often, maybe because they do not need them or maybe because they don't know what it is useful for, so today i will show you how you can easily create a 3D tube effect in Photoshop using a circle, a simple path and the (not so often used) M...

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How to Create a Realistic Scribble Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Tutorialsby Tony Thomas

In Illustrator there often many different ways to achieve a desired effect, in this case the desired effect will be a realistic looking hand drawn scribble effect, and I’ll discuss two different methods....

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How to Make a Pink & Blue Effect in Photoshop

Tutorialsby Diego Sanchez

Besides the classic Orange & Teal photo effect, there are many different ones that you can make in Photoshop to make your photo looks entirely different from the original shot. Often used on urban pictures, the Pink & Blue effect is by far the most used one for these type of photographs on Instagram...

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How to Change a White Background to Transparent with Photoshop

Tutorialsby Tony Thomas

This tutorial will teach you an effective method for isolating graphics such as logos and icons from white backgrounds. We essentially use the graphic to mask itself off from the background. It is always preferable to get the original graphics if possible, but for those situations where a flat image...

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