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Best of the Web - April 2011

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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 April 2011.


Photoshop Tutorials

  • Yummy Cookies Typography in Photoshop

    Everyone likes cookies. This tutorial from Abduzeedo demonstrates how to create some yummy cookie typography in Photoshop.

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  • Distress Type by Hand in Photoshop

    There are lots of ways to distress text. This tutorial from Go Media demonstrates one creative way to distress text in Photoshop using brushes.

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  • Design a Vintage Baseball Card in Photoshop

    Did you collect baseball cards as a child? Do you still? If you would like a vintage baseball card but can’t afford it, why not create your own? This tutorial from Design Instruct demonstrates how to do exactly that.

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  • Create a Plaid Pattern in Photoshop

    Creating plaid patterns in Photoshop is a lot of fun. This tutorial from Vandelay Design demonstrates how to create a plaid pattern with some nice overlaid stitching.

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  • Eyes Retouching – Photoshop Tutorial+Video

    Eyes are often one of the most important parts of portrait photography. This tutorial from Psdbox demonstrates how to make some nice edits to your subject’s eyes.

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  • Photoshop Tutorial: Advanced Collage Tricks

    This tutorial from Digital Arts demonstrates how to combine several photos to create a unique Photoshop composition.

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  • Create a Realistic MacBook Air in Photoshop

    This tutorial from Design Instruct demonstrates how to create a realistic MacBook Air icon in Photoshop.

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  • Quick Tip: Create a Realistic Broken Glass Effect in Photoshop

    Creating a broken glass effect in Photoshop is easier than you might think. This tutorial from WeGraphics demonstrates how to create a broken glass effect using Photoshop brushes.

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Articles and Inspiration, and Freebies

  • Common Health Problems of Freelance Designers and How to Deal With Them

    Most designers, especially young ones don’t realize that there are health problems associated with spending all day inside staring at a computer screen. This article from 1st Web Designer explains some issues that you should all be aware of.

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  • HOW TO: Better Communicate With Remote Startup Employees

    At Envato, many of our employees are remote workers. This article from Mashable explains how to better communicate with remote employees.

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  • 30 Examples Photo Retouching

    Seeing before and after photos of images that have been enhanced in Photoshop is a lot of fun. Check out this round up from DesignM.ag.

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  • Beautiful Disney Portraits by Annie Leibovitz

    This collection of beautiful Disney portraits by Annie Leibovitz is extraordinary. Check it out!

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  • Striking Three Dimensional Glass Paintings

    This collection of 3-dimensional glass painting is absolutely fantastic.

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  • Freebies From the Vault: High Resolution Cracked Stone Wall Texture Pack

    Looking for some cracked stone wall textures? This collection of free textures from PsdVault will make an excellent addition to your design arsenal.

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  • Sliced Pixel Project by Victor van Gaasbeek

    Pixel Art is always fun to see. This collection of Sliced pixels from Victor van Gaasbeek is great for anyone looking for inspiration in this field.

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  • 30 Time Saving Photoshop Actions

    Actions can save you time in your workflow. Take a look at this collection of 30 time-saving actions.

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