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Free Download: High Resolution Storm Cloud Texture Pack

Cloud Texture is always one of the most likable texture amongst the designers. I personally love them because I can use them for a wide range of occasions and add extra effect to the design. Last weekend we had a bit of storm here and I took some photos of the storm cloud, just before the rain came. Thought I would share them with you guys :) In this texture pack, I bundled 4 High Resolution Storm Cloud Textures, free for personal or commercial use. Hopefully you will enjoy them and find them useful!

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5 (Really) Awesome Wallpaper + Designer Interviews from Wallpaperart.org

I collect wallpaper for my computer all the time as a hobby, and I do use them as a source for inspiration. Recently I discoverd a great new site called Wallpaperart.org, where they collect a set of high quality wallpaper from designers around the world - and the great thing about this site is they not only collect wallpaper, but also to interview the author/designers who made them. What a great combination! You get to download the wallpaper, plus reading into the info those great designers share! In this post, I will showcase you 5 (Really) Amazing Collection of Wallpaper + Designer Interviews from Wallpaperart.org. Hope you enjoy them and find them inspirational. For more, hop onto their website and take a look yourself :)

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Create a Transparent Text Effect with Fresh Grass Texture and Custom Brushset

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this Trasparent Text Effect, mixing with Fresh Grass Texture and Cloud Brushset. You can use the text effect in a wide range of occasions - such as website header background, part of a natural themed design, etc. Along the way, I would like to show you my use of brushsets and the way I use them to draw background textures, then mixing the background texture with real-world object. Some steps of this tutorial require the use of features available on CS4, but I guess there is always alternative way you can use, although the end effect may differ slightly. Have a try :)

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25 Absolutely Magnificant Landscape Photo Manipulation + 5 Great PS Tutorials Showing How to Make Them

In my opinion, landscape photo manipulation is probably one of the most interesting, however difficult to master Photoshop technique - especially identifying the light source, how to best merge a few stock images together, etc. In this post, I will showcase 25 Absolutely Magnificant Landscape Scenary Photo Manipulation + 5 Great PS Tutorials Showing How to Make Them. Those images are hand-picked by me from deviantArt.com and I personally enjoy them very much. The tutorials are also part of my browers favourites and I hope they're useful to you when it comes to produce great scenary photo manipulations. Here goes the list, enjoy!

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5 Useful Little Photoshop Tricks to Add Extra Elegance For Your Design

Recently I have been focusing on providing some simple, beginner-leveled photoshop tutorials here on psdvault.com, aiming to helping photoshop starters to learn some basic, but useful things towards their design. After all, I do get lots of emails from beginners wanting to learn from the basics. Therefore, I made a few mini Photoshop tutorials and compiled them into one, big tutorial with some tricks I learnt and discovered in the past. In this post, I will show you 5 Useful Little Photoshop Tricks to Bring Out That bit of Extra Elegance for Your Design. I think those techniques would be quite useful for a Photoshop beginner, as they give you a good starting and/or finishing point for whatever things you design. Once you learn those skills, you can apply them to a wide range of occasions. Have a try!

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25 Weird, Yet Powerful Art of The Shattered, Disintegrated and Distorted Human Elements

Lately I have seen a lot of effect done in a style that utilises a lot of shattered, distorted effect, particularly on Human body elements. This really fascinates me because I feel those artworks are simply full mystery. They may look really odd and of course SURREAL, even dark sometimes, however they can convey very strong and powerful emotion to viewers. If used well, those shattering effect can give your design a real boost. In this post, I will show you a collection of 25 Weird, Yet Powerful Art of The Shattered, Disintegrated and Distorted Human Elements from deviantArt and Flickr. Hope you enjoy them! Let me know your thoughts :)

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Create a Rather Interesting, Wavy and Curving Abstract Shape Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the design processes I used to make this Rather Interesting, Wavy and Curving Abstract Shape Effect in Photoshop. I was just playing around with the Photoshop the other day and discovered this funny effect by accident, thought it looks good and perhaps can be added to some of the photo effect you're creating, or use it as some sorts of website background. Along the way, we will be using the brush tool, filter effects, layer blending and some image adjustments. The steps of this tutorial is extremely simple and will be suitable for a PS beginner. Have a try!

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Creativity Fine-Tuning: Best of PSD Vault Flickr Group – Vol. 13

Welcome to the 13th volume of “Creativity Fine-Tuning: Best of PSD Vault Flickr Group”, which is a showcase I run fortnightly 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 share them here, you can simply join the PSD Vault Flickr group. Here goes the list, enjoy!

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11 Fascinating and Educational Tutorials Teaching You How to Produce Better Photo Effects

Ability to produce spotless, great-looking photo effect is something that every Photoshopper strives to achieve. We all know Photoshop is designed to help us make photo/image look great, however, because Photoshop itself is such as large-scale, complicated software, sometimes it's difficult for beginners or even intermediate users to find the function and option they need to make such effect.That's why many tutorials have been created to help overcoming this difficulty. In this post, I will show you my collection of 11 Fascinating and Educational Tutorials Teaching You How to Produce Better Photo Effects. Those are tutorial that I came across months or even years ago, and until now they still reside in my firefox bookmarks. It's a small collection, however I'm sure you will find pretty much everything you need to make great looking photos, based on the techniques outlined in each tutorial. Hope you enjoy them and learn lots :)

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How to Quickly and Effectively Clean Out Body Hair in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the method I use to quickly and effectively clean out Body Hair in Photoshop, which you can use for a wide range of occasions in your Photoshop Retouch works. The method itself is really easy (done in 3 steps and I'm sure you will have no problem in acquiring it :) There are a lot of tutorials out there showing how you can do so by using the Healing Brush Tool. However in my opinion, healing brush tool is useful when the area you try to heal is reletively small, and it can be a bit difficulty to adjust the source position. Here I'm going to show you an alternative way via the Smudge Tool to tackle the shortcomings of the Healing Brush Tool. Have a try :)

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