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Huge List of Adobe Photoshop Tutorial Sites, Search Engines, & Directories - A huge list of Adobe Photoshop tutorial resources as well as Photoshop directories & search engines.
A Roundup of the Best Photoshop Logo Design Tutorials Online - I have collected the top Photoshop Logo Design tutorials online and listed them for you below. There are also plenty of Web 2.0 Logo Design tutorials as well.
Photoshop Tutorials - Wood Textures - Ordinarily I'd say this would fall under a beginners tip section if it wasn't for the heavy use of filters and tweaking involved
Photoshop Tutorials - Metal Texture - Here you will be taught how to make a metal Texture. 1) Open a new file, around 450 x 350 pixels and make it transparent.
Photoshop Tutorial - Seamless Photographic Textures - Before we start with photographic height maps for terrains, the cornerstone of all my recent images are so-called seamless photographic textures
Photoshop Tutorial - Seamless Textures - The following steps will show you how to create a seamless pattern tile without using filters in Photoshop version 4.0.
Photoshop Tutorial - Seamless Textures from a Scan - Using a flatbed scanner, you can use virtually any object that will fit onto the scanner as a background for your web page.
Photoshop Tutorial - Realistic Wood Texture - Here is a tutorial that I've created on how to create realistic wood, using Photoshop.
Photoshop Tutorial - Rocky Textures - This is probably one of the first textures I learned to create in Photoshop and is still the simplest effect to achieve.
Photoshop Tutorial - Nebula Texture - Create an image or texture of a nebula.
Photoshop Tutorial - Grid Background - Create a grid background effect for your images or web pages in Photoshop
Photoshop Tutorial - Cool Dots - Very popular techno effect that can be used for both text and web graphics
Photoshop Tutorial - Custom Grid/Background - Great way to use the Define Pattern feature to create great backgrounds
Photoshop Tutorial - Rock Texture - Create a realistic rock texture for graphics and text without any plugins
Photoshop Tutorial - Photoshop Patterns - Define your own patterns.
Photoshop Tutorial - Rock Surface Texture - Here is my tutorial on one of my favorite textures that I apply on my designs.
Photoshop Tutorial - Stone Texture - This effect will help you to create stone textures which can be especially useful as very light backgrounds or textures in 3-D scenes.
Photoshop Tutorial - Metal Texture - Learn how to create a metal panel which can be used as a texture or for title graphics.
Photoshop Tutorial - Water Texture - This effect can be used for 3-D scenes in which bodies of water are involved; it can also be used a background or texture.
Tutorial - Fire Texture - Learn how to create
a hot texture using this simple tutorial. The effect can be
used for title graphics and 3-D scenes as well.
Photoshop Tutorial - Warped Wood - This is a useful texture for interfaces, title graphics and backgrounds. It is also fully customizable.
Photoshop Tutorial - Corrugated Texture - This tutorial can help you to create corrugated textures. You can adjust the colors, brightness and/or contrast of the final image in order to make it a background or anything else that you want.
Photoshop Tutorial - Stone Wall - This effect can help you to create a stone wall that can be used as a background or for textures.
Tutorial - "The Earth" Texture - This
tutorial can be used to create a texture which looks like
the rocks underneath the earth. The texture can also be used
as a background.
Photoshop Tutorial - Light Background Texture - Use this tutorial to create extremely subtle textures that are ideal for adding character to a background.
Tutorial - Brick Texture - Learn how to create
a easy brick texture.
Photoshop Tutorials - Chunky Sandy Metal - Learn to create a great texture that looks old and beat up. Great alternative to rust.
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Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
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Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
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Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
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