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Creativity Fine-Tuning: Best of PSD Vault Flickr Group – Vol. 4

Welcome to the fourth volume of “Creativity Fine-Tuning: Best of PSD Vault Flickr Group”, which is a showcase I run fortnightly here on psdvault.com featuring some fantanstic, highly-creative design works in the PSD Vault Flickr Group.

Hope you enjoy those works as much as I did and find them inspirational! Meanwhile, if you have some cool designs and would like to share them here, you can simply join the PSD Vault Flickr group.



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Free Download: High Resolution Natural Texture Pack

Welcome to PSD Vault Freebies section! As I mentioned in my previous new post, you can download stock photos and texture from PSD Vault’s freebie section for your own design purpose. There is no restriction for any files in the freebies section. All photos/textures are made by me.

This texture pack contains 16 high resolution natural textures, including a variety of grass, tree barks, leaves and cloud. Hope you enjoy them and use them wisely!



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Design a Surreal Floating Eiffel Tower Scene In Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show the steps I took to design this absolutely magical, floating Eiffel Tower scene in Photoshop. The inspiration of this tutorial came from this wonderful design done by matu02 in PSD Vault Flickr Group.

Along the way, we will be using a lot of layer masking techniques, blending options, selection technques, pen tool and dynamic brushes. Hope you enjoy it and find it useful and inspirational!



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Design a Vintage Car Poster with Grunge Texture, Font and Brushset in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the processes involved in making an old-looking, vintage car poster with grunge texture, font and brushset in Photoshop.

Along the way, we will be using a series of Photoshop techniques such as layer blending options, image adjustments, filter effects and masking. Some of the techniques can be a bit tricky (especially with the Pen Tool), but why not just have a try :)



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Creativity Fine-Tuning: Best of PSD Vault Flickr Group – Vol. 3

Welcome to the third volume of “Creativity Fine-Tuning: Best of PSD Vault Flickr Group”, which is a showcase I run fortnightly here on psdvault.com featuring some fantanstic, highly-creative design works in the PSD Vault Flickr Group.

Hope you enjoy those works as much as I did and find them inspirational! Meanwhile, if you have some cool designs and would like to share them here, you can simply join the PSD Vault Flickr group.



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Design a Cool “Mystic Dancer” Scene In Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the processes I used to create this really cool “Mystic Dancer” scene by using natural grass texture in Photoshop. I came across the original image on the net and thought: what if I combine it with some natural pattern and texture?

Together we can explore various image adjustment tools, filter effects, layer blending mode, dynamic brush settings and more. Some parts of this tutorial can be a bit tricky, but why not have a try :)



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Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Typography with Rusted Metal Texture in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to make a Grunge-Style Abstract Typography using rusted metal texture in Photoshop. The inspiration of this tutorial came from a grungy metal image I came across on stockvault.net and thought I could have a play with it :)

Together we will explore some layer blending techniques, variuos filter effects, and an interesting method of making the text look 3D. Have a go :)



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Design an Awesome Urban City Photo-Montage In Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to design this cool-looking, urban city photo-montage in Photoshop. You will learn how to combine several stock images together to achieve surreal photo effect.

This tutorial involves techniques such as layer blending options, image adjustments, tranformation techniques, filter effects and lighting effect rendering. The tutorial itself is quite simple but the end result looks good in my opinion, have a go!



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Creativity Fine-Tuning: Best of PSD Vault Flickr Group – Vol. 2

Welcome to the second volume of “Creativity Fine-Tuning: Best of PSD Vault Flickr Group”, which is a showcase I run fortnightly on psdvault.com featuring some fantanstic, highly-creative design works in the PSD Vault Flickr Group.

Hope you enjoy those works as much as I did and find them inspirational! Meanwhile, if you have some cool designs and would like to share them here, you can simply join the PSD Vault Flickr group.



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Transform a Daylight City Image into a Epic Warzone Scene in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the processes I used to transform a daylight city image into a epic warzone scene in Photoshop. The inspiration of this tutorial came from a random war image I came across while reading a magazine.

Together, we will explore a variety of Photoshop techniques such as image adjustment option, a number of filter effect and some basic selection skills. This is an intermediate tutorial and some steps could be a bit tricky, but why not just have a go? ;)