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Best of the Web - October 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 freebies to choose from so please take a moment to review our favorites from October 2011.

Photoshop Tutorials

  • Create a Light Textured Web Design in Photoshop

    This tutorial from Design Instruct will explain how to create a textured web design in Photoshop.

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  • Create a Glowing Superhero

    This tutorial from frequent Psdtuts author, Kervin Brisseaux will show how he created a glowing superhero illustration in Photoshop.

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  • Ctrl+Paint Unplugged: Introducing the Pencil

    This video tutorial from Ctrl+Paint will explain how to hold your pencil when you are drawing your illustrations.

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  • Photoshop Hidden Gem: Automated Lens Correction

    In this tutorial, Photoshop Senior Product Manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes shares how common lens artifacts like distortion, chromatic aberration and vignetting can be easily corrected with Photoshop CS5.

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  • Ask Dave Podcast: Get Square Corners on a Stroke That’s Outside (Rather Than Inside)

    Let’s be honest, Photoshop does not handle strokes very well. This tutorial from Dave Cross explains how you can tweak Photoshop to produce square cornered strokes that appear outside your shapes.

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  • How To Create Repeating Texture & Pattern Images

    This tutorial from Line25 will explain how to create repeating textures and patterns in Photoshop. A great tip for anyone who works in web design.

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  • The Quick Change Artist

    This tutorial from The Digital Photography Connection will explain how to alter the color of a woman’s outfit in Photoshop.

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  • Flaming Car in Photoshop

    This tutorial from Abduzeedo will explain how to create a flaming car in Photoshop.

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  • Design a Dark, Moody Movie Poster

    This tutorial from Psd Fan will explain how to create a dark movie poster in Photoshop.

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  • Create a Leatherback Book Icon in Photoshop

    This tutorial from PhotoshopTutorials.ws will explain how to create a leatherback book icon in Photoshop.

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  • How to Develop a Handmade Illustration with Photoshop

    This tutorial from Design Instruct will explain how to create a hand-drawn illustration from a photo in Photoshop.

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  • Create a Typography Based Blog Design in Photoshop

    This tutorial from Line25 will explain how to create a basic, text-based blog layout with Photoshop.

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Articles and Freebies

  • Hyperrealistic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Dave Rapoza

    This article on Abduzeedo features some amazingly life-like Teenage Mutant Ninja Tutorials by Dave Rapoza.

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  • 15 Free Vintage and Stained Paper Textures

    This collection from Lost and Taken includes some fantastic vintage stained paper textures.

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  • Illustration Inspiration for the Weekend

    This round up from Noupe showcases some excellent illustrations for your inspiration.

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  • Amazing Tribute Artwork: Remembering Steve Jobs 1955-2011

    This tribute of Steve Jobs on DesignM.ag includes some touching illustrations and photographs that honor a man who contributed so much to the world.

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