15 Tutorials for Recreating Authentic Photo Effects

15 Tutorials for Recreating Authentic Photo Effects

Photoshop effects usually bring up thoughts of vibrant swirling lines and abstract pieces of stunning artwork, not to mention the not so cool Photoshop filters that have been the cause of eye-wrenching design choices for years. There are, however a range of effects that not only look great, but stay true to the traditional photographic techniques the effects originally evolved from. Here are 15 tutorials for recreating authentic photo effects such as Lomo photography, HDR and Cross Processing digitally in Adobe Photoshop.

10% Discount on the Latest GoMedia Vector Pack

10% Discount on the Latest GoMedia Vector Pack

GoMedia have recently released set 14 of their awesome collection of premium vector packs. The full set, including ornate patterns, hand drawn wings, skeletons, superheroes, textile patterns, sketchbook and fight vectors are available with a 10% discount for Blog.SpoonGraphics readers.

Create a Simple Vibrant Light Effect in Photoshop

Create a Simple Vibrant Light Effect in Photoshop

Starting away from the computer, we’ll use a few household objects to create some photographic resources. Then follow this Adobe Photoshop tutorial to manipulate the images with various tools and techiques to produce a vibrant design made up of intense light streams effect.

This Week’s Favourites - February 20th 2009

This Week’s Favourites - February 20th 2009

This week I’ve enjoyed reading a range of articles from design blogs across the web. Topics for this week’s roundup include website background design inspiration and techniques, a great roundup of Illustrator tutorials, some fantastic looking Twitter background designs, a guide to producing high quality textures and a collection of sites to find free vector resources.

The Making of Abe, The Are My Sites Up Mascot

The Making of Abe, The Are My Sites Up Mascot

I recently had the opportunity to work with fellow design blogger Chris Coyier of CSS-Tricks as part of a little project to produce a cartoon monster mascot for the newly launched service; Are My Sites Up. The challenge was to create a monster character that could become part of the Are My Sites Up branding, during the process I took the time to document each step of the project in order to present The Making of Abe, The Are My Sites Up Mascot.

5 Genuine Carbon Fiber Textures for Photoshop

5 Genuine Carbon Fiber Textures for Photoshop

The sleek appearance of carbon fibre is well associated with a range of sports, popular not only for its strength to weight ratio but often left exposed to showcase its beautiful weave texture. These Photoshop patterns have been constructed using genuine carbon fibre weave to ensure a highly realistic image.

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