Logo Photoshop Tutorial

June 4th, 2006

This is another simple logo tutorial where we are going to use mostly simple tools in order to create a logo like the one below.

Final result of the logo tutorial

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Drawing a teacup – Photoshop Tutorial

June 1st, 2006

In this tutorial, we will learn how to design a cup of tea like the one below.

Final result of the teacup tutorial

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Fitness Logo Photoshop Tutorial

May 30th, 2006

This tutorial explains a simple way of creating a fitness related logo using mostly shapes. The final result of this Photoshop tutorial can be seen below.

Final fitness logo tutorial result

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Making a Panorama with Photoshop – Video Tutorial

May 27th, 2006

Watch and Learn Photoshop has released another one of their nice free video Photoshop tutorials. With this tutorial they explain how you can stitch several images together to create a Panorama with Photoshop. This is the description of the tutorial from the people of WatchAndLearnPhotoshop.

Ever wanted to take a panorama but couldn’t find your wide angle lens? In this video tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a panoramic image out of a few separate images using a little recoloring, retouching and blending.

You can watch the tutorial here
You can also check out this page for previously released free tutorials from WatchAndLearnPhotoshop.

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A look at StockVault.net

April 30th, 2006

I have mentioned StockVault in an earlier post about sites that offer free stock photos. Now it’s time to take a closer look at this really useful site.
Let’s start with the site’s aesthetics, since my lost post StockVault has gone through a major redesign. The new look of StockVault is really fresh and pleasant in the eye with nice use of colors. But that’s not really what is important about StockVault, the most important is what it actually offers designers and webmasters. So what here is a list of what you can find at StockVault:

The most useful from all of the above for most people would be the Gallery with the free stock photos. The gallery contains a total of 3,214 free stock photos (mostly around 2MP in size) for personal and non-commercial use. The highlight of the gallery is the textures and backgrounds sub gallery that holds more than 1000 pictures. Textures in my opinion is one of the most useful kind of stock photos for designers and it’s not that easy to find high quality textures and backgrounds. Another really interesting subcategory filled with useful pictures that you should definitely take a look at is the Objects subcategory. Besides the free stock photos, StockVault also provides asPhotopacks that can be used for commercial projects. Each photopack contains 25 photos and the price is really affordable, even cheaper than most cheap stock photo agencies like dreamstime and istockphoto.

Don’t forget to check the tutorials section, where you can find photoshop, dreamweaver and CSS tutorials. By far my favorite tutorial is the one titled Showcasing Your Work, nothing fancy but it sure is effective.

As a conclusion StockVault is a great resource for everyone interested in Design.

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