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GraphicDesignFun: Create Spiral and Butterfly Composition in Illustr...

Create Spiral and Butterfly Composition in Illustrator

In this short tut I am going to show you how to create simple Spiral and Butterfly Composition using only basic Illustrator instruments plus default symbols and brush. The Pattern and Gradient I have applied to the Background are exclusive for all versions of the program, as for both symbols used, you can replace them with another shapes which you can download from the web. You can also use another brush to stroke the spiral and create awesome effect. This is the final result: STEP 1 Create…

GraphicDesignFun: Create Grunge Poster with Cubism Style Background

Create Grunge Poster with Cubism Style Background

In this tutorial I am going to show you all detailed steps I have taken to create awesome Grunge Style Poster with Cubism Background. When following my steps, you are going to use basic instruments- Paint Bucket tool, Polygonal Lasso tool, Text tool, two brushes, Layer Mask and lots of Blending Options. The Cork Tree Bark Texture added to the Background is my own photo and unrestricted stock. This is the result you should get: STEP 1 Create a New Folder where you are going to keep your .psd…

GraphicDesignFun: Stock Photos: Muddy Water Textures

Stock Photos: Muddy Water Textures

Hope you will find all these muddy water textures useful for your art and design. All of them are photos I have taken in County Cork, Ireland and they are unrestricted stock. You should not feel obliged to inform me if you decide to include them in your works. Please, click on some of the Share buttons so than more people get benefit from my stock images. Thank you very much in advance. Enjoy! :) Muddy Water Texture 1 Muddy Water Texture 2 Muddy Water Texture 3 Muddy Water Texture 4 Muddy…

My photo of red blossom taken in Fota Gardens, Cork. Used Photoshop to edit the image, added my photo of water texture.

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GraphicDesignFun: How to Edit Low Quality Image in Photoshop

How to Edit Low Quality Image in Photoshop

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to turn an ordinary misty morning photo into a dark spooky image with the help of textures, layer masks and adjustment layers. Our task will be to edit low quality image in Photoshop and to create from it something really unique. In the process of work we'll be using also Radial Blur Filter. You can create this effect with any Photoshop version and no bother about the stock images. All photos used are from my archive. They are unrestricted stock so…

GraphicDesignFun: Stock Galore! Cracked Textures for Your Design Wor...

Stock Galore! Cracked Textures for Your Design Works and Photo Manipulations

In this first post created for my new blog I would like to share with you these Cracked Paint Textures. All these images are my own photos and unrestricted stock. I would be happy if you use them for your design works and photo manipulations. They are very good to be included in grunge style images. If you would like to download any of them, simply click on the texture photo to open it in high resolution, then right click on it and select Save Image As. Cracked Paint Texture Cracked Paint…

GraphicDesignFun: Create Medieval Text with Timber Textures and Laye...

Create Medieval Text with Timber Textures and Layer Styles in Photoshop

From this short tutorial you will learn from me fast and easy way to create cool Medieval Style Text Effect with the help of layer styles and two Tree Bark textures which are my own photos and unrestricted stock. The Font I have used is Black Initial Text and you can download it for free from http://www.1001freefonts.com/. All Photoshop versions are applicable. This is the result you should get if you follow all my twenty two steps: STEP 1 Start your work with creating a new Adobe Photoshop…

GraphicDesignFun: Create Text on Pastel Colored Background in Photos...

Create Text on Pastel Colored Background in Photoshop

From this short tutorial you will learn how to create awesome art Text Effect on Pastel Colored Background. All you need to achieve the final result are default Font and two Brushes which are exclusive for Photoshop too. This is the final result: STEP 1 Create a new .psd document (File, New). Firstly insert a Name. I have called my file Text on Pastel Background. Set the document Width to 1200 Pixels and its Height to 700 Pixels then type 96 Pixels/Inch for Resolution. Choose RGB Color for…

GraphicDesignFun: Awesome Stone Textures in High Resolution

Awesome Stone Textures in High Resolution

Hope you like these Stone Textures which photos i have taken in our county. All of them are unrestricted stock and I will be happy if you decide to use them for your graphic design works and photo manipulations. They are uploaded in high resolution and big size and I hope you will enjoy their good quality. Stone Texture 1 Stone Texture 2 Stone Texture 3 Stone Texture 4 Stone Texture 5 Stone Texture 6 Stone Texture 7 Stone Texture 8 Stone Texture 9 Stone Texture 10 Stone Texture 11 Stone…

GraphicDesignFun: Create Glowing Text with Mosaic Tiles Filter in Ph...

Create Glowing Text with Mosaic Tiles Filter in Photoshop

In this short Photoshop tutorial I am going to show you in the course of only sixteen steps how to create simple effect (not necessary to be used only for Text) with the help of Blending Options and Mosaic Tiles Filter from Textures menu. I have used default Brush Script Std Font so you won't need to surf the net to download special fonts. All Photoshop Versions are applicable. This is the final result: STEP 1 Create a new .psd file- go to File, New in the Menu bar. Call your document…

GraphicDesignFun: Create Retro Badge in Photoshop

Create Retro Badge in Photoshop

From this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create simple Retro Style Badge with the help of Tree Bark Texture applied on the Background and Waffle and Lead-horizontal patterns- both are default for the program. In the process of our work we'll be using Polygon and Ellipse tool, Layer Styles and Custom Shape. We are also going to type Text on Path. The Tree Bark Texture is my own photo and unrestricted stock so you can use it for your works if you like it. You can create this Retro…

GraphicDesignFun: Eight Excellent Scratched Textures in High Res

Eight Excellent Scratched Textures in High Res

Feel free to use all these awesome Scratched Textures for your design, digital art and photo manipulations. All of them are uploaded in high resolution. They are my photos and unrestricted stock so it is not necessary to inform me if you decide to add them to your works. If you like to download, just click on the respective texture to open it in high res, right click on it and choose Save Image As, and voila, the Texture will be in your folder. I would be happy if you click on some of the…

GraphicDesignFun: Twelve Super Cool Leaves Textures for Your Design ...

Twelve Super Cool Leaves Textures for Your Design and Photo Manipulations

Well, this is my newest set of Textures, this time Leaves ones. Hope you will find them useful and decide to include them in your art works. All they are unrestricted stock, but don't forget to click on some of the Share buttons or to recommend them. Thus more people can get benefit of my stock photos. By the way the fourth photo named Autumn Leaves is entirely my creation. I firstly pressed then arranged the leaves and hope you like the result. Enjoy! :) Withered Fern Leaves Red Leaves…

GraphicDesignFun: Create Cool Photo Effect with Streaks Pattern and ...

Create Cool Photo Effect with Streaks Pattern and Patchwork Filter

From the only eighteen steps of this tutorial you will learn how to edit image in Adobe Photoshop with the help of Patchwork and Glowing Edges filters as well as Streaks Pattern, Gradient and Adjustment layers. Enjoy! :) STEP 1 Your first task is to download this Yellow Blooms photo which is my own photo and unrestricted stock. Click on it to get it in High Resolution, then right click on it and select Save As to put it in your folder. Apply Filters and Streaks Pattern to Give the Photo…

GraphicDesignFun: Create Yummy Chocolate Brown Text Effect in Photos...

Create Yummy Chocolate Brown Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to create very quick and easy chocolate brown text effect in only seventeen steps. All you need to achieve the final result is any version of Adobe Photoshop (Photoshop Elements will do well too) and a little bit of passion while playing with the Blending Options. I have used Deftone Stylus Font which you can download for free from http://www.fontsquirrel.com/. In Step 5 I have given you the Font link. Now let's get down to work. This is what you…

GraphicDesignFun: Create Old Style Text with Layer Styles and Tree B...

Create Old Style Text with Layer Styles and Tree Bark Textures

While following all twenty six steps of this tutorial you are going to create awesome Old Style Text Effect with layer styles and two tree bark textures, which are my own photos and unrestricted stock. I recommend you to click on the respective screenshot to open it in high res for a better visibility. This is the final result: STEP 1 Open your Adobe Photoshop program and go to the Menu bar to select File, New to create a new .psd file. Name this new document Old Style Text. Insert 1000px…