Best of the Web - May 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 May 2011.
Create a Wacom Product Advertisement in Photoshop
This tutorial from Creative Fan will demonstrate how to create a cool Wacom product advertisement using pandas and bonsai trees.
Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Photo-Realistic Orange from Scratch
This tutorial from Pxleyes will demonstrate how to create a realistic looking orange from scratch using only Photoshop.
Vintage 3D Typography in Photoshop with Repoussé
The repousse tool in Photoshop CS5 has many uses. This tutorial from Abduzeedo will demonstrate how to create a vintage 3D typographic effect.
Video: 3D DNA Strand with Photoshop Extended
Strands of DNA can be challenging to create with standard 2D applications. This tutorial from Layers Magazine will demonstrate how to create a DNA strand using Photoshop CS5’s 3D tools.
Illustration Tutorial: Creating an iOS Device Connector in Photoshop
This tutorial from Wegraphics will demonstrate how to create an iOS device connector in Photoshop.
Photoshop Tutorial: Effectively Remove Facial Hair in CS5
This tutorial from Pxleyes will demonstrate how to remove a man’s beard using Photoshop CS5.
How To Create a Dramatic Action Scene in Photoshop
This tutorial from Spoon Graphics will demonstrate how to create a dramatic action poster in Photoshop.
Create a Surreal Landscape Using Photo Manipulation
In this tutorial from Wegraphics you will learn how to create a surreal landscape photo manipulation in Photoshop.
Articles and Inspiration, and Freebies
Tips on Design Pricing, Estimates and Invoices
The business side of design can be just as challenging as the design side of the industry. This article from Cute Little Factory gives some tips on running your design business.
30 Examples of Smart Print Advertisements
This round up on Web Design Ledger showcases some examples of smart print advertisements.
Super Creative Illustrations
This collection of illustrations on Abduzeedo showcases some excellent digital paintings from Nithin Rao Kumblekar.
18 Essential Grunge Textures
These grunge textures from Lost and Taken will make an excellent addition to your design arsenal.
Useful Photoshop Tutorials for Designing Abstract Backgrounds
Looking for a creative background for your next design? This collection of tutorials on Noupe will give you plenty of ideas.
30 Epic Graffiti Illustrations by Yok Yoker
This post from Creative Overflow showcases 30 amazing graffiti illustrations by Yok Yoker.
34 Awesome Poster Designs
This article on DesignM.ag showcases 34 awesome poster designs for inspiration.
Fantastic Wakeboards to Inspire Your Designs
While wakeboards are a lot of fun to ride, they are also a lot of fun to look at and create. This showcases from Web Designer Depot showcases some excellent examples.