Category: Tutorials

DIY Framing Poster Prints Has Never Been Easier

Framing posters and large prints can be an expensive eandeavor, so designer Brad Sherman decided to make his own stunning DIY version for a fraction of the cost.

Kern Like A Pro: A Guide for New Designers

A quick and simple guide to get you kerning like a pro. Never have badly kerned text again.

How to Mount and Frame Your Own Photos With This Tutorial

Commercial photographer and F-stoppers staff writer Tony Roslund demonstrates his method for mounting and framing prints for museum-quality results.

Layer Comps; How to Use One of Photoshop's Most Useful Features

Using layer comps, you can create, manage, and view multiple versions of a design in a single file to show clients. Learn How with these video tutorials from Adobe.

Foodie Photos: Taking Better Food Shots

Learn how to take professional food photography for your blog or website with these quick and easy to learn tutorials and tips.

This Year, Resolve to Reuse Your Stuff

Two weeks into the new year, we find ourselves face to face with the inevitable resolutions we made to ourselves; lose x amount of weight, quit smoking, save x amount of money, or whatever other goal you may have made for yourself. One goal, however, should be on everyone’s list of changes to make for […]

Speed up Your Editing Workflow with Photoshop Actions

Actions are one of those little features within Photoshop that don’t jump out at you right away, but for photographers and artists who repeat the same steps over several images, they can be a blessing like no other. Like many of Photoshop’s customizable features, actions are loved by those who know them and basically overlooked […]

Make a Lightsaber for under $15

Recently, when physicist Benjamin Burch’s nine-year-old son approached him to make a lightsaber for a science experiment, the dad-of-the-year shoe-in jumped at the chance to give his kid a hands-on project that he could complete at his level. The lightsaber calls for a few simple pieces, most of which can be purchased at a hobby […]

Create Impressive Typography Poster Designs With These Tutorials

Typography can turn text from ordinary and dull into eye-catching, emotion-filled messages. If you are not sure of how to start your typographic design look no further. Here are 40 amazing designs, each with their own tutorial. These tutorials explain the different techniques and tools used to achieve high quality typographic poster designs, step-by-step. This is a […]

Simple Photoshop Adjustments to make Nightlife Photos Look Better

Editing photos for a finished and polished look is no easy matter, and often, photo editors spend years honing their skills through trial and error. While nothing really makes up for years of experience, there are a few simple steps that anyone with Adobe’s incredibly versatile and almost irreplaceable Photoshop can do to make nightlife […]

Increase Cinematic Drama In Your Photographs With This Tutorial

    If you’ve seen effects like these before and wondered how to replicate them, Here’s your golden opportunity. This fantastic tutorial found on blog.designnocturne.com explains just how to get that atmospheric sense of action in your shots using Photoshop.       Average Rating: 4.9 out of 5 based on 198 user reviews. [ | | […]

Surpass A Common Limitation With These 11 Tips For Shooting Into Direct Sunlight

Beginners and professionals alike tend to stay away from taking photographs when the sun is too bright. In fact when someone asks for advice on this subject the typical universal response is “don’t”. Common problems with this are high contrast, wrong highlights, strong shadows, oversaturated colors, and the occasional lens flaring. Sometimes however, despite this atmospheric hinderance you […]

Cinemagraphs - Creating A Moving Photograph

Surely you’ve seen these since their proliferation on the internet. Cinemagraphs,  a clever revival of the classic animated GIF combines features of both video and photography to create the illusion of a particular area or subject moving while in a still photograph.  If you’ve ever wondered how to make one of these bad boys you’re […]

These 10 Shortcut Combinations Will Maximize Your Time Using Photoshop

Photoshop. You can think you know all the ‘ins and outs’ of this marvelous program and can still be amazed by how complex and intricate this tool is and can be used. Be it simply editing digital photos or designing,  the possibilities and directions are near limitless. Here are 10 great tips to get the […]

Guide to Image Resolution

Using an unsuitable image resolution is one of the most popular errors designers make when creating designs for print. The result is a fuzzy print quality, or having your file is rejected by your local printer. If you don’t keep an eye on your image resolution right from the start you may end up having […]