Puzzle Piece Design with Illustrator and Photoshop

Create a puzzle piece outline for your images using the shape builder tool in Illustrator. Then bring the puzzle pieces path from Illustrator and lay it over an image in Photoshop, add some layer styles, and watch this effect come to life.

Designing a Meteor and Space Scene with Photoshop 3D Tools

Use Photoshop CS6 Extended 3D tools to create a spherical object and then edit the depth map information to create contours on the object using different gray scale values.

3D Texture Mapping in Photoshop CS6

In Photoshop CS6 apply simple Smart Filter stacking to create a detailed ‘bump’ texture to simulate the same texture found on a golf ball.

Designing Rusted Text in Photoshop

Use a mixture of layer styles and textures to create this rusted text effect in Photoshop.

Designing iOS Tab and Navigation Bars in Photoshop

This article aims to get you up and running with designing a fundamental part of many iOS apps, the tab and navigation bar in Photoshop.

Time-Lapse of NBC Olympic Logo Created in Photoshop

I just could not help but wonder if something like that could be achieved solely in Photoshop using 3D. I decided to record the process and post it as a time-lapse so you can see, from the beginning what can be achieved using just Photoshop. Enjoy!

Photoshop CS6 Patch Tool

The Patch tool is great for removing unwanted elements from your images. Lesa Snider goes over the uses and features of Photoshop’s patch tool, including the new features in CS6 like content aware and adaptation settings.

Using Scripted Patterns in Photoshop CS6

Lesa Snider talks about the new scripted patterns in Photoshop CS6 and gives some examples of some creative ways to use this new function. She also goes over some tips for making a better selection using the refine edge options.

Cloudify Text Effect

This tutorial will show Photoshop users how to create a re-usable action that adds a cloud effect to text.

Creative Edges using Photoshop’s Refine Edge Command

Lesa Snider shows some creative uses for the refine edge command.

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