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Photoshop tutorial -Creating a Custom Brush from a photo

This tutorial is a 2 in one. Learn how to make a custom brush from a photo. Also learn how to fix perspecive distortions on photographs in photoshop.

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Game art in Photoshop – Making buildings Photoshop Tutorial

This free tutorial on game art is broken into two parts. The first part shows how to create the individual buildings from photographs. The second part shows how to construct an entire city for the parts. (Editors note: The upright feature was added into Photoshop CC and is worth looking into for straightening the buildings)

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Segmented tubes in Photoshop Tutorial

Here is my Version of the ever popular Segmented Pipes photoshop tutorial. A staple for interfaces.Enjoy

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Original Gangsta bling diamonds Photoshop Tutorial

This is the original Tutorial on this rap diamond effect, there have been many rips of it in other places. (imitation is flattery they say) You could create those Rap type diamond effects using the noise filter, however this technique creates a more interesting result.

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Making semi-transparent selections with Alpha channels

Here is a tutorial that you can use for layered collaging. While it might be easier to use a layer mask or a quick mask to acheive the same result, this tutorial is engineered to help you understand Alpha channels. An understanding of Channels will put you onto the fast-track of Photoshop mastery.

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Making a Filmstrip from Scratch Photoshop Tutorial

Here is a tutorial submitted from Hermie (One of our Community Managers at the forums) This will show you how to create a filmstrip from scratch. This is really useful and requested tutorial. You can paste your photographs into it. You can use it as a design element, or for displaying your photographs.

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English Tea can painting – metal etch Photoshop Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to turn a Photo into a painting that resembles something you would see on on of those old English Tea cans or on china Dinner sets

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Dotted lines in photoshop tutorial

Seems like I have had so many people ask how to do a dotted line in Photoshop, so here is the easiest way, using custom brushes. With Photoshop CC it’s much easier, I’ll show you both methods, but you can make some very cool shapes the old school way

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Screw heads in Photoshop Photoshop Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to hold your images together with realistic looking screws.

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Create a Planet in Photoshop

Hope you enjoy this tutorial, specialy written for photoshopcafe.com by raul bermudez ,elemento.1 Step 1 First start by creating a new document. I will recommend at least 1000×1000. Create a […]

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ANIME BEADS Photoshop Tutorial

I received a request from the forum for this effect from one of our Members living in Japan. This is a technique that is all the rage over there. Not knowing what is effect is called, I decided to dub it the “Anime Bead” effect. Enjoy!

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Match Sunset color in less than a minute Photoshop Tutorial

Here we have an image of some people playing on the beach in the afternoon. We can easily change this image to look like it is late in the day and the sun is setting. The beach will be bathed in golden light

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Creating Starburst glints of light in Photoshop Photoshop Tutorial

Here is a nice effect that looks like the sun glinting off a metallic or shiny surface. This starburst effect even includes a little lens flare. A tasteful replacement for the sometimes over used lens flare filter. (A shout-out to Mrs Wanack and class at Humble High School who requested this.)

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Creative dreamy effect to a Photograph and create a basic CD cover

This tutorial is almost quick two in one. I’ll show you how to create one of my favoriate effects on a photograph, then we’ll have a little fun and make a CD cover.

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Reflections in Photoshop Tutorial, graphics and text

Here we will learn how to get realistic mirror reflections in photoshop. This will work for any object, not just for text. Here is another example. There are many variations of this effect, for the sake of illustration we will use the text.

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Kiosk Orbs

This Tutorial has come about due to a few requests. This starts with a fairly simple object, and finally ends up with the orb Design. Take it step by step, and you shall not only understand how to create this object, but realise that a little bit of thinking and understanding of light effects goes a long way into creating lots of things.

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Realistic rope in Photoshop Photoshop Tutorial

This tutorial came out of a request from the forum. I was asked if I could make a realistic rope..

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Realistic Microphone in Photoshop Photoshop Tutorial

You asked for it and you got it. More Intermediate/Advanced Tutorials Step up to the Microphone please. We are going to create a microphone in Photoshop. This is a two part tutorial, but you don’t have to wait for part two because I am putting up both parts today. So without any further babble, let’s jump in…

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