Best of the Web - June 2011
As you know, each month, we round up some of the best Photoshop-related content from around the web. This month, there were some excellent Photoshop tutorials and articles to choose from so please take a moment to review our favorites from June 2011.
Awesome Amp Controls in Photoshop
This tutorial from Abduzeedo will demonstrate how to create some nice amplifier controls using Photoshop.
Make a Retro Space Themed Poster in Photoshop
This tutorial from WeGraphics will explain how to create a retro space themed poster in Photoshop.
Make a Vignette Using Smart Filters
Smart filters have lots of uses. This video tutorial from Layers Magazine will show how to create a vignette using smart filters.
Give Your Logo Work a 3D Edge
This tutorial from Computer Arts will explain how to use 3D apps to give your logo design work a 3D edge.
Hard and Soft Shadow Edges
This short video from Ctrl Paint will explain how to apply hard and soft shadow edges to your digital paintings.
Create a Black Swan Inspired Movie Poster
This tutorial from Creative Fan will explain how to create a Black Swan Movie inspired poster in Photoshop.
The Basics of Typography
This tutorial from Design Instruct will explain the basics of typography and is a great start for anyone wanting to apply this knowledge to their Photoshop designs.
Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop
This tutorial from WeGraphics will explain how to create a vintage coupon in Photoshop.
Articles and Inspiration
50 Mind Blowing Photo Manipulations
Looking for some new ideas for your next photo manipulation? This showcase from Noupe features some excellent examples for inspiration.
35 Extraordinary "End of The World" Inspired Artworks
This showcase from Hongkiat features some stunning “End of the World” artworks. It’s definitely worth a look.
Funny Caricatures by Anthony Geoffroy
It’s always entertaining to explore the works of a great caricature artist. This showcase from Web Designer Depot features some amazing and hilarious caricatures from Anthony Geoffroy.
50 Creative and Clever Examples of Outdoor Advertising
Outdoor advertising can be a great source of inspiration. This showcase from Design Shack features some extremely clever examples.
Exceptional Work of GMUNK for Disney's Tron Legacy
Tron Legacy features some fantastic special effects. This post from Abduzeedo showcases some exception work by the production team.
Be Creative, But Please Don't Overdo It
Designers often have to fight the urge to be overly ambitious. This article from Just Creative Design explains how sometimes it’s best to just keep it simple.
Rediscovering Humanity in Design
In many cases technology has isolated designers from their colleagues and clients. This articles explains how designers can rediscover their humanity.
35 Examples of Typographic Business Card Designs
Looking for some inspiration for your next business card design? This showcase from Naldz Graphics showcases some excellent examples.