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navi-bar-final Web Graphics

In this tutorial, I will show you how to design a Modern Glossy Navigation Bar in Photoshop. This is a beginner tutorial with a just few simple steps, aiming to help beginner web designer for making their first-ever web page.

Skills involved in this tutorials are selection tools, layer blending options, and some simple gradiant filling techniques. Have a go!

starry-text-final Drawing

In this tutorial, I am going to show you the steps I took to create this awesome starry text effect in Photoshop. The inspiration of this text effect comes from the EA game “Dead Space”.

Together we will practice some brush techniques, layer blending options, selection techniques and applying filter effects.

pasha-800x600 Inspirations

Welcome to Part III of the “Seeking Inspiration” series on PSD Vault! In this part, we focus on looking at some fantastic Abstract Designs.

In my opinion, abstract design is a wonderful way of expressing your creativity and maximise it to the extreme. They are meaningless, yet can be so meaningful if you could somehow inject your own thoughts and imagination into them.

moss-on-rock-text-final1 Text Effects

In this tutorial, I will take you through the steps I used to create a weedy text effect in Photoshop. This is a very simple tutorial, yet the effect is surprising and realistic.

The techniques used in this tutorial include some layer blending sytle options, some filters, and a little bit of image adjustments. It’s suitable for both beginners and intermediate users. For advanced users, well, you can use it as an inspiration :)

fantasy-ancient-final Abstracts

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!

crystal-text Text Effects

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!

old_pier_at_dusk_by_denisolivier Inspirations

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 :)

metal-text-final1 Text Effects

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.

photo-after-1 Photo Effect

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.

Photo Effect

Text Effects

Inspirations

Welcome to the 89th volume of “Creativity Fine-Tuning: Best of PSD Vault Flickr Group”, which is a showcase I run regularly here on psdvault.com featuring some fantastic, 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 be featured here on PSD Vault, you can simply join the PSD Vault Flickr group.

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I love space artworks – mainly because there is alway certain degree of mystery in them. After all, that’s a place far beyond our reach and most of us will never get to experience the real space.

Photoshop, on the other hand, give us the freedom to put our imagination into some sort of “reality”. By using Photoshop, we’re able to transform our thoughts about how space would look into digital artworks. And also we can combine different types of space element into our design and create surreal, fantasy effect with them.

In this post, I put in 100+ Brilliant Space Photoshop Brushes to Beautify Your Design + 6 Amazing Space Artworks to Inspire You as a designer. Hopefully you will find them useful and give you some inspiration towards your design.

Here goes the list, enjoy!

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