Best Photoshop Tutorials of August 2015

Photoshop tutorials have fast become an interesting source of learning various tips and tricks that one needs to follow to get the best desired results. Professional designers around the world take sometime out of their busy schedule to come up with useful Photoshop tutorials in which they put various steps to be followed in simple and easy to understand manner.

Start looking for Photoshop tutorials on web and you will find oodles of them floating all over the web making it difficult for the person to select as to which one is worth trying out. What we do here at DesigniMag is that we keep looking for the best Photoshop tutorials that promise to enhance your designing skills and put them all at one place to help you get to learn more and more tools namely Photoshop.

With the hope that you all liked our article on best Photoshop tutorials of July 2015, we are here with our this month’s compilation of best Photoshop tutorials of August 2015. Take a look!

1. How To Create a Text Portrait Effect in Photoshop

Create a cool text portrait effect in Photoshop by following the tutorial explained by Chris Spooner at Blog.SpoonGraphics.co.uk.

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2. How to Create a Fantasy Landscape Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

In this Photoshop photo manipulation tutorial written by Jarka Hrncarkova, you’ll help learn create a fantasy landscape combining different stock images, using various blending techniques and modes, adding perfect lights, etc.

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3. Create a One-Layer Retro Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

One of the best Photoshop text effect tutorial published at Design.TutsPlus.com and written by Rose that will help you learn create a one layer retro text effect that will look on your vintage inspired designs. If you are looking for more readymade PSD text effects that you can use in your designs, check out our article featuring 20+ best free PSD text effects that you can download easily.

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4. Making of ‘Jungle Creature’

By Matt Dixon, this Photoshop tutorial will help you learn creating a jungle creature using various techniques and effects.

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5. Create Stunning “Iron Man” Fan Art From Scratch in Photoshop

Using digital painting techniques in Photoshop, you will learn how to create a marvellous Iron Man fan art from scratch. Though, Iron Man movie series is complete but there is much more left in Avengers to drool over.

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6. Create a 3D Cafe Sign Using Adobe Photoshop and Filter Forge

This Photoshop tutorial will help you to learn creating a 3D cafe sign using Filter Forge Photoshop plugin and some effects that you can create easily.

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7. How to Create a Comic Book Text Effect in Photoshop

Oh yeah, who doesn’t love comics? If you too love comics or ever read them, you’ll recognize below text effect for sure. This tutorial will help you give the same comic book text effect to any text in Photoshop using various layers.

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8. Create a Surreal Secret Mission Scene in Photoshop

Use various effects and techniques to create a surreal secret mission scene in Photoshop as shown below.

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9. Quick Tip: How to Create Depth of Field in Adobe Photoshop

A very simple Photoshop tutorial that will help you learn how to create a depth of field in your artwork using Photoshop.

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10. How to Create a Compassionate Planet Earth Artwork in Photoshop

By combining various stock images, using layer masks, smart objects and adjustment layers, you will learn to create an awesome planet Earth artwork photo manipulation as shown in the picture below.

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11. Learn How to Mix Fire and Rain Effects

This tutorial will help you to learn how you can give dynamic rain and fire effects to any image easily.

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12. Create Moody Fantasy Concepts in Photoshop

Spotted at 3DTotal.com, this Photoshop tutorial will help you to create a dark fantasy scene using various techniques.

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13. Create Stylized Hay Bale Typography in Photoshop

Another Photoshop text effect tutorial by Tomasz Lechocinski that you can follow to learn creating a Hay Bale inspired typography art using Photoshop 3D features.

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14. How to Create a Colorful Pendant Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Another tutorial written by Rose that will help you learn create a colorful and bright pendant text effect in Adobe Photoshop that will be perfect for the jewellery store designs.

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15. Photoshop Tutorial : Create Sc-fi Art in Photoshop

This tutorial by Matt Nelson spotted at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk will explain designers to create sci-fi art in Photoshop in few minutes.

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16. Create an Action Movie Poster in Photoshop

Create an action movie poster in Photoshop in simple steps as explained by tutorial published at PhotoshopTutorials.ws.

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17. Create a Minimalist Movie Poster in 10 Easy Steps

Here’s another awesome Photoshop poster tutorial that will help you create a minimalist music themed movie poster in just 10 steps. Isn’t great?

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18. Create a  Magical and Emotional Forest Scene of a Lost Girl in Photoshop

Spotted at PhotoshopTutorials.ws, this Photoshop photo manipulation tutorial will help you learn create a emotional forest scene in which a girl lost. In this tutorial, you will learn how to combine various stock images, use blending mode, adjustment layers, layer masks and other techniques.

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19. Create an Aquatic Photo Manipulation of a Giant Tortoise

An awesome Photoshop photo manipulation tutorial explained by Bunty Pundir that will help you to learn how to create an giant tortoise aquatic photo manipulation by combining various stock images, using light effects and other techniques.

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20. Create a Seamless Fantasy Floral Pattern in Adobe Photoshop

This seamless pattern Photoshop tutorial by Lidija Paradinovic Nagulov will help you explain how to create a seamless floral pattern by simple techniques.

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21. Create a Responsive Screen Mockup Using Smart Objects in Adobe Photoshop

Mockups are very important part of designs these days as every designer want to showcase their work in style. Here’s one tutorial that will help you to create a responsive screen mockup using Smart Objects feature in Adobe Photoshop.

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That’s all for this month’s list. Stay connected with our upcoming lists of best Photoshop tutorials that we will be coming up with in the first week of October.

30 Useful Tools for Designers and Developers – August 2015

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In today’s cut throat competition, one sees the good side and the bad side of the technological advancements. Designers and developers to talk about are making keen efforts to ensure that users get to enjoy the unique cool features and get the best user-experience. Useful tools, applications, websites are such resources are helping designers and developers a great deal to help them come up with the superb results thereby providing consumers the best user-experience.

On the weekly and monthly basis, we at DesigniMag come up with the best useful tools compilation in the quest to help you all with the filtered data depending upon the smart functionality and ease of use. Check out our list of Useful Tools for Designers and Developers – August 2015 and which all tools will be of help in your designing/development projects.

1. Web Design Conferences of September 2015

Just recently we came up with a list of 40+ Web Design Conferences to Attend in September 2015. You all can take it as a reminder or in case you missed out our article, you can go ahead, check out the conferences that are scheduled to take place in September.

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2. 12 Best Machine Learning Tools

Machine Learning is a topic that is getting a buzz from all over. More and more people are getting inclined towards the subject and planning to learn more and more about it. To help those interested folks with Machine Learning, we came up with the list of 12 best machine learning tools to help you all the best way.

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3. 15 Must Have Productivity Tools for Web Designers

Remember the productivity tools we talked about a few days back. Did you all find them useful? If you missed out the list of productivity tools we prepared, here’s a quick reminder. Check it out by clicking the link.

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4. Pannellum

This is a lightweight panorama viewer for the web. It is free, and open source panorama viewer that is built using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and WebGL. The best part is that it is plug-in free.

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5. Pure CSS Apple

Pure CSS Apple is an Apple device generator that is coded and designed by Ömer Aslanbakan. With it, users can easily transform one Apple device to another using CSS3 animation and a few lines of Javascript.

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6. Codesign

Get visual feedback on everything with this amazing tool named Codesign that is promising to keep your feedback process clean, fast and organized.

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7. Gradify

Gradify is a module that helps users find the most prominent color from images and generates a scalable,responsive CSS gradient in super easy way.

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8. CodeDoodl.es

CodeDoodle is a website to look for curated creative coding sketches. Besides displaying engaging web experiments, it promises an amazing design and cool animations.

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9. Screenings

Screenings is a one stop destination for designers to get out various informational videos on a different subjects viz. UI, design, animation, typography, fonts, and much more.

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10. Substitureteacher.js

Substitureteacher is a unique JavaScript library to rotate a series of sentences to appeal awesome on any website above hero image.

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11. FlexBox

FlexBox is a tool that helps users in learning CSS Flexbox for free. Simply open up the website, enter your email ID and you will get free 20 videos that will help you learn CSS Flexbox.

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12. CSSPlus

CSSPlus as the name hints is a CSS based tool for developers which is fast and robust.

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13. Html5toolstips.js

HTML5toolstips is a website that provides a useful light and clean tooltips with smooth 3D animation without any framework.

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14. Export Kit

Export Kit is a an advanced Photoshop plugin to let users convert PSD into HTML, CSS, WordPress, jQuery, Android in a simple manner.

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15. GameAnalytics

GameAnalytics is a must have tool for game developers. It helps users in understanding the  game player’s behavior by giving relevant insights.

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16. Minigrid

Minigrid is a minimal zero dependency cascading grid layout. Its just 2kb in size and installation is super easy.

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17. @pixelSorter

@pixelSorter is a Twitter bot that sorts the rows or columns as you choose of an image according to specifications like hue,brightness, contrast, red and likewise.

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18. The WordPress Template Hierarchy

This is a visualization resource of which users can make optimum use.

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19. Stretch CSS

This is a 12 column grid that can have any gutter size as per the choice of the user. With this tool, columns can be offset and centered to make maneuvering content really easy.

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20. Resize.ly

Resize.ly is a tool to help users in resizing their images and making them responsive and retina ready with all the magic happening in the cloud.

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21. FontCDN

FontCDN is a tool by Thomas H. Park. It helps users in quickly searching Google Fonts for their upcoming project’s typeface.

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22. Xpressive

This is an HTML and CSS live design tool for Mac users. It dramatically improves the quality and productivity of interface design.

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23. getAwesomeness

getAwesomeness is a tool created to retrieve all the awesomeness from Github that is one resourceful destination for designers and developers.

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24. Tufte CSS

At Tufte CSS users can get tools to style web articles using the ideas demonstrated by Edward Tufte’s books and handouts in a fuss-free manner.

 

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25. ColorHunt

ColorHunt is a is a place for designers to get a superb collection of beautiful colors that are updated on a regular basis.

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26. Flinto for Mac

Flinto is a prototyping tool for designers for Mac OSX only. This app promises to help designers in creating anything from simple-tap through prototypes or creating complex ones with interactions.

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27. Rucksack

Rucksack is a cute little bag of CSS superpowers that promises to make CSS development all the more fun and enjoyable.

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28. CSSfmt

CSSfmt is a tool that is inspired by Gofmt and promises to help users in automatically formating CSS and SCCSS source code.

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29. CopyNHaste

CopyNHaste is a website that helps bridge the gap between coders and civilians. Here coders and non-coders can train and show off their typing skills together.

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30. Foundry

Foundry is a website to look for vector assets that will help users in designing mobile apps or interactive web designs.

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