35 Basic Tutorials to Get You Started with Photoshop

Jan 5 2009 by Jacob Gube | 56 Comments

Adobe Photoshop is a very powerful and versatile image editing/graphics creation application that is the industry standard in its category. Though Photoshop’s interface is intuitive enough for an absolute beginner to learn basic image editing tasks such as cropping and resizing, to be able to fully master and utilize all of its tools takes a considerable amount of time.

If you’re interested in honing your Photoshop skills to create spectacular compositions, this is for you. In this article, you’ll find 35 basic Photoshop tutorials for getting started with Photoshop.

General tutorials

1. Getting Started with Photoshop

Getting Started with Photoshop

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45 Beautiful Free Fonts for Modern Design Trends

Dec 16 2008 by Jacob Gube | 112 Comments

The proper selection of typography in a design can set the appropriate theme and mood that the designer is going for. There are a lot of free fonts on the web – created by talented designers and type foundries.

In this collection, you’ll find 45 first-class, downloadable fonts for your use.

Clean, Modern, Web 2.0

Eurofurence

Eurofurence - preview.

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40+ Useful Cheat Sheets for Designers

Nov 30 2008 by Jacob Gube | 22 Comments

Whether you need to learn something quickly or need a quick refresher on how to do certain tasks, cheat sheets allow you to do either one with relative ease. Print them out and decorate your workspace or save/bookmark them for later use, whichever way suits you best.

In this collection, you’ll find 40+ of the best cheat for graphic designers for either the Mac or the Windows operating systems. You’ll find cheat sheets for popular graphic design applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks. These cheat sheets available in various formats including PDF, PNG, and web-based (HTML) formats.

Photoshop and Photoshop Elements cheat sheets

Adobe Photoshop Shortcuts

Adobe Photoshop Shortcuts - screens hot.

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20 Exceptional Websites for Learning Adobe Illustrator

Oct 19 2008 by Jacob Gube | 30 Comments

Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard when it comes to scalable vector artwork. As a designer, Illustrator is the right tool for graphics that need to be scaled. A prime example are logos which often need to be adapted for small mediums such as business cards, larger mediums like billboard signs, and converted to grayscale or black and white for mediums such as newspapers.

In this collection, you’ll find 20 excellent websites and blogs that provide high-quality tutorials and information on vector illustration and Adobe Illustrator.

1. Vectips

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30 Beautiful Photoshop Illustration Tutorials

Oct 12 2008 by Jacob Gube | 25 Comments

Illustration is usually done in vector graphics applications like Adobe Illustrator or CORELDraw. But with the robustness of Adobe Photoshop, designers who don’t have access to vector graphics software can achieve vector-like objects and compositions with it.

In this collection, you’ll find 30 brilliant illustration/drawing tutorials using Adobe Photoshop from top-notch Photoshop tutorial sites.

1. Floating in Air USB Key Illustration

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30 Beautiful Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

Sep 9 2008 by Jacob Gube | 169 Comments

There are thousands of Photoshop tutorials out there, but few that are top-notch in terms of instructions, presentation – and of course – outcome. In this post, you’ll find 30 beautiful, high-quality Adobe Photoshop tutorials from top tutorial sites and designers like PSDTUTS, PSHERO, and Abduzeedo.

1. Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect

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25 GIMP Video Tutorials to Help Get You Started

May 5 2008 by Jacob Gube | 22 Comments

The GIMP is a very powerful, open source digital image editing application that rivals its commercial counterpart – Adobe Photoshop. Open source alternatives are great not only because they’re free, but because of the helpful community that typically surrounds them.

One of the quickest ways to pick up something new is by watching video tutorials. With that concept in mind, I’ve collected 25 awesome GIMP video tutorials geared to get you started, get you familiarized, and get you inspired. If you’re intrigued to try out GIMP after watching some of these videos, you can grab GIMP from their download page.

Basics

1. Gimp Basics

A showcase of some fundamental functions in GIMP.

Gimp Basics

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