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Make a Devil May Cry Insipred Dark Portal Scene in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the processses involved in transforming an average photo into a mysterious dark portal to the underworld scene, inspired by the famous Playstation hack-and-slash game Devil May Cry.

The techniques used in this tutorial include layer blending styles, various image adjustment tools, filters and some basic selection techniques. The steps are very simple and straight-forward. Give it a go!



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Design a Shining Crystal Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you a very simple way to achieve this cool crystal text effect in Photoshop. I accidentally discover this method when I was playing with the layer blending options and I decide to share this with you guys..

This is a short and simple tutorial and you should have no trouble doing it :). Have a try!



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Seeking Inspiration – Part II: The Mystic Darkness

Welcome to the second part of “Seeking Inspiration” on PSD Vault. This time we take a look at those design works containing a reletively dark theme. Although the dark colour/theme can be a little depressive sometimes, they can always offer a mysterious and gloomy atmosphere.

I Hope you enjoy this post and let me know what you think of them :)



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Easily Transform Your Photo into a Watercolour Painting in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the processes I used to transform a daily average photo into a Painting-like Image in Photoshop. The steps are really simple and you can apply them in pretty much any photo you like.

We will be using techniques such as layer blending options, image adjustment tools and filters.



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Create a Scratched Metal Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will demostrate the steps I took to create a scratched Metal Text Effect using Photoshop.

Together we can practice different use of filter effects for create textures, adjusting layer blending styles, selection techniques, brush tool and dodge/burn tools.



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Easy Lightness Adjustment in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show how easy it is to adjust lightness for your photos by using the LAB Mode in Photoshop. You can apply this tutorial to any photo you like.

We will also explore the use of layer blending options, hue/saturation tool and various filters in Photoshop.



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Create a Crispy-Crust Text Effect with Flower Texture in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will demonstrate the processes I used to create this Crispy-Crust text effect with flower texture in Photoshop, inspired by Pizzahut’s thin’n crispy pizza base!

From this tutorial, together we can explore the power of blending style options, brush tools, image adjustment tools such as curve and hue tools, and some selection techniques in Photoshop.



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Seeking Inspiration – Part I: The Power of Colours

Welcome to the first volume of the “Seeking Inspiration” series! This series is aimed to provide inspirational contents in terms of graphic and web design, and to give you a boost for your creativity. This series will be divided into parts and each part will focus on a specific topic from the graphic/web design field.



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Create an Realistic Dark Ocean Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the procedures I took to create an Ocean-feeling text effect in Photoshop, which is inspired by one of the ocean photos my aunt showed me from Mykonos, Greece.

We will be exploring some layer blending options, various tools and filters. I will also show you the way I use to add extra lighting contrast to the image.



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Transform a Daylight Photo into a Sin-City Inspired Night-Scene Image

In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how you can easily turn a normal photo taken in daylight, into a realistic Night-Scened Image, inspired by the moive Sin City.

We will be using tools such as the curve tool, brush tool, level adjustment and various layer blending options.