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Photomontage is a technique widely used by graphic designers and consists of cutting and joining multiple photographs in order to create a unique image, using graphic applications such as Photoshop. The idea here is to create the illusion...
In this tutorial we are going to learn how to create a breaking apart effect using some simple, but effective, techniques in Photoshop. One of the greatest tools in Photoshop which is often overlooked is layer masks and when used correctly,...
It's well known that Apple is one of the most creative and innovative companies in the world, so it's no wonder that many software companies and web designers would choose to follow Apple's style of branding. The Apple website is one of the best...
A few weeks ago I went to the movies to see the new James Bond movie: Quantum of Solace. The movie was nice, even though I'm not a really big fan of the series, however one thing that really caught my eye was the opening credits. I really liked the effects...
If you ever heard the phrase 'you can find inspiration everywhere you look', then this article is for you. Today we look at rusted metal textures as both an unusual source of inspiration as well as an option for unique backgrounds. Textured backgrounds...
If you've found a greater purpose for your iPhone besides calling or Googling directions, then you'd probably like to explore what your iPhone can offer you in the realm of graphic design. I've compiled a collection of the most useful 13 iPhone...
In the first part of this series, we presented stock photography from a marketing and advertising perspective. You learned about different license types, the photo subjects most sought after by stock agencies, copyright, licensing and...
In this tutorial, we'll create a complex glowing wallpaper using Photoshop. We'll be using custom brushes, several blending modes, lightning techniques, and blurs. The tutorial was created using free resources, so you can easily recreate...
With the 25th anniversary of the first Macintosh computer coming up on January 24th, 2009, we're taking a look back in time at the evolution of Apple products. Most have been notable leaps forward, while some were famous flops. Whether or not...
In spite of the tremendous expansion of the Internet, the power of the printed word remains strong and popular. Print media is where it all began and today we take a close look at some amazing design magazines that can really boost your productivity...
Whether you're a seasoned professional or a student just diving in to the web design field, audio podcasts are a great way to learn about new techniques and listen to discussions with big name pros without spending a fortune on conference fees....
It seems that just over the last year the quality of Photoshop tutorials have really improved. There have always been a plethora of Photoshop tutorial sites out there, but much of their content was sub par and not very educating. Today, however,...
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