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20 Excellent Grunge Fonts Perfect for Abstract Design

If you have been following PSD Vault for a while, you will find a lot of my tuts and inspirational contents are grungy or abstract. As a result, I have collected tons of resources based on those two styles in my resource library and I thought I would share some of those with you :)

In this post, I included 25 Excellent Grunge Style Fonts Perfect for Abstract Design out of my collections of fonts, hope you like them and find them useful.

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10 Delicious Icon Design Tutorials Done in Photoshop

In terms of Icon design, people may think of Illustrator (or any other vector-oriented software) much more often that Photoshop. However, what happen if you just want to make some icons and the only tool you have is Photoshop?

Here I collected 11 Ultra Delicious Icon Design Tutorials Done in Photoshop to show you how you can create great icons with the drawing facilities available in Photoshop. If you haven’t already seen them, take a look! You might be surprised to see how Photoshop can do :)

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25 High Quality Abstract Photoshop Brush Sets to Touch Up Your Design

In this post, I will share with you 25 really cool, high-res abstract style Photoshop brush sets I have in my bookmarks for your next design project. Hope you like them and find them useful :)

Personally I love those abstract style brushset because I found them quite useful when you want to add a bit of finishing touches to spice up the image. Mixing them with colors and filters, you can produce very nice effects for your image.

Here goes the list, enjoy!

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8 Elegant, Really Cool Abstract Photoshop Tutorials to Beautify Your Design

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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7 Highly Practical Photoshop Site Mockups + 1 Amazingly Detailed Tutorial About Converting Them into Working Web Pages

In this post, I will introduce 7 Highly Practical Photoshop Site Mockups I have came aross on the net from a variety of sources, plus 1 Amazingly Detailed Tutorial About Converting Them into Working Web Pages.

For the 7 mockup tutorials I have selected, although they all aim towards the same objective, the techniques used during the process can be seen differently, mainly because the difference in genre (e.g. corporate design v.s watercolour design). Interesting to see the methods the authors use to achive the end result :)

As for the convertion tutorial I included here, I personally think it’s the best and most detailed one on the net! I’m sure you will find it useful, too. Enjoy!

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30 Mind-blowing HDR Images + 10 Useful Articles to Get Your Started on Creating Them

Have you ever come across an amazing looking photo that has vibrant colour and huge depth, and you wondered how on earth could this image be created in the first place? If you have, you probably bumped into one of those HDR (High Dynamic Range) images.

In this post, I have included 30 Mind-blowing HDR Images + 10 Articles that I found useful on How to Generate Them. Hopefully those wonderful works would inspire you, and the articles can get you started on HDR image processing.

I would love to hear from you about the experience you have for this respective, simply drop me a comment below and we can all learn together!

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10 Highly Useful Articles (Intro + Roundups) that Talk About Photoshop Action

“An action is a series of tasks that you play back on a single file or a batch of files—menu commands, palette options, tool actions, and so on. For example, you can create an action that changes the size of an image, applies a filter to the image for a particular effect, and then saves the file in the desired format.” – From Photoshop Help File.

The above says it all: By using Photoshop Actions, you can greatly improve your productivity and efficiency, especially if you would like to apply the same effect over and over again. I use it all the time

In this post, I have included 10 Highly Useful Articles (Intro + Roundups) that Talk About Photoshop Action, which I have in my personal collection for you to go through. Get ready for some actions!

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Free Download: High Resolution Brick and Stone Texture Pack

Welcome to the second post in “Freebies from the Vault” section here on PSD Vault! This time I have 17 High Resolution Brick and Stone Textures available for download. There is no restriction for any files in the freebies section on PSD Vault and you can use them whenever, wherever and for whatever :)

Also, I (or I should say we – the reader of PSD Vault) would love to see your work if you decide to share it. Simply post a link in your comment or join the PSD Vault Flickr Group and upload your work there!

Hope you enjoy these textures and have fun Photoshopping!

PSD to XHTML Conversion Service Review – XHTML.PixelCrayons.COM

Think you have got the best PSD design for your website? That’s pretty interesting as long as you get time to code it optimally. But however, it is sad for a fantastic designer to code the design when he can put his efforts in producing something incredible at Adobe Photoshop.

In this post, I will attach a review for PixelCrayons, who is a world-class PSD to XHTML conversion service provider that I have used in the past, and hopefully this review will be of help to you!