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Big Photography in Recent Storm Projects

Visit any website today and you’re more than likely to see a site complimented with photographs and imagery. Websites have been using photos as a way of getting visitor’s attention and delivering a specific message or feeling for almost as long as the internet has been around, and much like every other facet of the internet, Read More »

October 31, 2012 | by

Designing a Logo: The Creative Process

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The simple logo- small, pretty and simple. But nestled somewhere in those few pixels lies the power to make or break a business. That’s some heavy weight for such a little guy.

Having just finished working on an identity for a project my agency is involved with, I thought documenting the evolution of the logo from conception to completion along with how I personally go about designing logos would make a pretty sweet blog post.

May 27, 2010 | by

Google getting into the Web Fonts game?

Earlier today I was on Smashing Magazine when I saw something strange in my status bar.  As I watched the hostnames flash by as the page loaded, pulling in resources from numerous sources, my eyes stuck on one in particular:fonts.googleapis.com. So, I pulled up the source of the page and  right there, on line 3, was a link element pulling in CSS from fonts.googleapis.com!  The request is for a font called ‘Droid Sans’ in regular and bold.

May 19, 2010 | by

Airbrush, Touch Up & Heal Face / Photo in Photoshop

This Airbrush and Touch-Up tutorial covers one of my favorite Photoshop tools; the Heal tool. We are about to demonstrate the power of the healing brush using a photo of an old cracked statue, but you can gain the same effect on a human face, covering spots, blemishes, lines and wrinkles.

Often under used, it is one of the most powerful tools available to you in Photoshop and has been getting better and better with every new Photoshop release. Not only is it extraordinarily powerful, its extremely simple to use (as you are about to find out).

May 22, 2009 | by

Light tracing and glow photography technique

This tutorial shows you how to create amazing photography lighting effects using a maglite torch and your camera.

I’m about to show you one of the simplest – but most fun techniques for creating amazing photographic effect.

There isn’t even any need for computer editing!

May 16, 2009 | by

How to make an iPhone application icon in Photoshop


Another tutorial request, this time for an iPhone style icon!

This simple tutorial covers the basics of using Photoshop CS4 to create lighting effects to give your graphics depth and shine.

We’ll also show you how to use your new iPhone icon in your iPhone application project.

May 10, 2009 | by

Planet Exploding – Fireball in Photoshop CS4

0This tutorial was requested by blog reader Matt – who wanted to create the effect of an exploding planet which didn’t look like a cartoon. We’ll show you how to go from a photo of some cracked ground, to a planetary fireball.

This tutorial will make use of Photoshop CS4’s clever polar coordinates tool, combined with a distortion technique explored over at tutorialwiz.com – but with our own tweaks here and there.

May 7, 2009 | by

Download Firefox – World Record Day

Download FirefoxWe’d like to show our support for the team over at Mozilla, who today, are trying to break a world record with the number of downloads of their latest offering, Firefox 3.0.

If you are already a Firefox user, please go and update yourself :-)

If you have never tried Firefox *shock* please give it a go! We promise you’ll love it.

June 17, 2008 | by

Photo Touchup in Photoshop CS3

Photo TouchupThis tutorial will take us back to basics using some of the simplest yet most effective Photoshop CS3 tools available to us. The Burn, Dodge and Sponge tools.

Using these tools, we will turn an otherwise dull image into something far more beautiful.

Although they are examples of ‘destructive’ Photoshoping, when dealing with small areas of images, especially photos, it is far easier and more effective to ‘paint in’ these effects rather than using masks to create similar results.

May 13, 2008 | by

Mac Style Background in Photoshop

Mac BGIf like me you are a bit of a Mac enthusiast then you’ll no doubt be a sucker for their graphical styling as well. This tutorial aims to give you of one possible way to emulate the Mac OS X desktop background style.

In this tutorial we will be using vector paths, blend modes, gradients and effects. Its a must read to see the many ways Photoshop can handle colour.

March 3, 2008 | by