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Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop


Ever wanted to make text out of grass? Well with Photoshop you can. In this tutorial we’ll create a rather cool-looking grass-text effect using a photo of grass, the Pen Tool and a bit of patience.

This is the first of a five-part set of tutorials where we’ll use Photoshop to make text out of all sorts of things. So let’s get ready to Photoshop!

You can checkout the full tutorial @ PSDTUTS.

MSNBC New Background Design in Photoshop [TUTORIAL]


In 2007 I wrote a Photoshop tutorial for PSDTUTS that was a user request, actually it was a request from not one but quite a few readers, they wanted to know how to create the MSNBC header effect. Back in those days it was a brand new design with a very colorful background image on the header. Now in 2010, they have a new website design and I was invited to help them with the background image.

I was stoked, especially because they wanted to keep a colorful effect but with something new. Then I had this idea of using part of their symbol to create a pattern and apply it over the colorful peacock symbol with a lot of blur and light effects.

The whole process is quite simple and straightforward, however it took me some time until I got the idea and got the outcome I wanted, fortunately they liked the idea as well and now it’s up on the new MSNBC site design, so check it out too.

Written by the Abduzeedo’s Blog, complete the article @ABDUZEEDO.

Composite an iMac Render into an Incredible Apple Advertisement

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A little while back, when CG.CreativeFan had just launched, we published a tutorial about modeling, texturing and rendering an iMac in Cinema4D that would be the basis for a product advertisement tutorial in the future.  Well, the wait is over, as here is the promised tutorial.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to take a 3D render of an iMac, and composite it into a scene.  You’ll then learn how to take a variety of 3D abstract elements, textures and images to create an incredible advertisement.  You’ll learn about composition, color usage and the use of abstract elements in design.

Hi everyone!  First of all, thanks for reading this tutorial and I hope you can learn something, not only how to create an artwork like this, but also to use in other artworks. During this tutorial I will explain some tips and effects that I think fit very well with any style. =)  You will learn how to create a high quality fictitious advertising with some cool effects and many details!  I think it’s an easy tutorial, but you need some understanding of composition, color and of course, good taste! So, let’s start!

Checkout the rest of the article @creativefan