Learning a new software is always a big challenge. Sometimes the learning curve can be very steep but once you learn it everything becomes much clearer. I believe the only way to learn is to practice all the time. But for those that are starting with Photoshop and get a bit frustrated or upset with the learning process I recommend the Top 40 Photoshop Features by Lynda.com that will give you an idea of how Photoshop works.
Top 40 Photoshop Features
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I'm a Brazilian product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Staff Designer. I am also the founder of Abduzeedo, an award-winning digital publication about design and a personal project that has become the source of inspiration for millions of designers and enthusiasts.
Second week of my little project of trying to create an image per week. This time I got inspired by simple vector illustrations I saw that had lines creating the logo. I've done something like this in the past but never with the style that I played with this week, completely out of my comfort zone. Below you can see the little step by step of this image done in Illustrator and Photoshop.
I started with the Abduzeedo logo in a simple line.
I shared some posters awhile back on Abduzeedo and got a few emails asking how I created the application mockups for the posters so I decided to post about the process. There are several ways to go about and of course you can find templates online, however, today I'll show you an easy way to create simple mockups that you can reuse for your projects in order to give them a more realistic and professional look.
So in this little tutorial I will show you how to create a poster mockup that can be reused for your future poster projects.
Following our series of tutorials inspired by movie posters, today we bring to you a simple image inspired by the new Jim Carrey and Steve Carrell's movie, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. The poster and the TV spot show a really nice old signage effect, that's the title of the movie. As usual that was perfect for a Photoshop tutorial and also to create a nice animated gif.
So for this tutorial we will show you how to create a nice old signage effect using Photoshop and a stock photo.