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crimson-forest-final1 Photo Effect

In this tutorial, I will show you the processes I used to transform an average forest Photo into a Dark and Crimson Forest Scene, inspired by the Japanese Survival Horror Playstation game “Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly”.

We will explore various layer blending options, an interesting way of rendering light and various image adjustment options.

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 Effect


In this tutorial, I will show you the process used to create ocean monster attack surreal digital art in Photoshop. We will combine a number of objects such as city buildings, ocean and rocks to form the base on the image, and use an octopus stock photo as the monster. We will also add some tornado onto the image to finalise the effect.

Text Effects



Abstract Effect, is basically design that does not have any specific purpose or meaning. I always enjoy them mainly because I feel they’re the ones that really give me maximum freedom, and particularly useful when it comes to adding some final touch-ups for any other type of design.

In this post, I will showcase 8 Elegant, Really Cool Abstract Photoshop Tutorials to boost your creativity and beautify your design. I personally have tried all these and I think they’re really well written and practical. Those effect can be applied to a wide range of works, including photo effect, web graphics and any other designs.

Try them out, and see if you can master them all :)

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