Photoshop Madness
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Well, we've wasted another perfectly good two hours scouring the web for cool Photoshop stuff. And, actually, I shouldn't say waste -- I know thousands of you really enjoy this column, because hundreds have written in to say so! (They say, on the web: "for every one who contacts, there are another thousand who would have but didn't."
      Keep watching this column, because sometime this summer, it's going to turn into its own blog here under the Design Center roof. We're really looking forward to it, because then you'll be able to comment directly to each madness we find!


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Princess of Shadows Photo Actions

Princess of ShadowsLiliana Sanches says: "You don't know me and never will, I dont care about what you think of me. I'm not here to make friends and Im not here to fall in love. I'm here for the Art. This is all you need to know."

She can say that! She's a PHD in Graphic Design, currently working as a freelancer designing logos, corporate image - websites, illustration, photography, photomanipulation, cd/ book covers and booklets.

Her collection of Photoshop actions is pretty impressive -- testament to what you'll find after considerable digging in Deviantart.
CLICK Don't miss Liliana's Gallery
CLICK Download her photo retouching Photoshop Actions

Saving for the Web

We quite often get questions about getting the best reproduction on the web with Photoshop files. Here's a quickie video tutorial about using the "SAVE FOR WEB" function under your "File" menu. (If you right-click, you can download the movie)
CLICK Photoshop Quick tips

Nothing beats a good pair of wings

I was looking for wings the other day and ran across this free vector download from Vector Pack. These Hand Drawn Wings fit the bill perfectly. Go Media artists Adam Law, Jeff Finely and Bill Beachy have created a truly impressive collection of wings. There are lots more vector collections you can find at
CLICK Go Media
CLICK Download this Vector Freebie: Hand Drawn Wings

How to Create a Flaming Photo Manipulation

Tutorial on FIRE

Jayan Saputra dreams up some pretty spectacular effects, and this one is literally on fire. In this tutorial, he shows you how to manipulate a picture so it looks like a woman burning in flames. The idea behind this manipulation was to create a nice looking illustration, only by using simple techniques and tools such as the Brush tool and Warp command.
Peek at the CLICK final image
Peek at the CLICK See Jayan Saputra's How to Create a Flaming Photo Manipulation

Eduardo Recife

Eduardo Recife Misprinted Type

Misprinted Type is online since 1998 and it's the playground for Eduardo Recife's wonderful collage, assemblage works of art. But not only does he create stunning Photoshop "retro assemblage" he makes some pretty unique fonts. (As seen above, or in this pop-up enlargement.) Eduardo writes:

"I've been drawing since I was little. At school I had notebooks filled with drawings instead of notes. I used to tattoo my buddies with a black ink pen. I used to draw on any kind of surface when I was bored... I believe its what I do best. Its also the best way for me to comunicate things I cant find words for... It's a theraphy, it's a hobbie, its a job, it's what makes me happy."

CLICK Peek at this New York Times Cover Illustration, and
CLICK 2008 Upper Playground placard
CLICK Visit Eduardo Recife's personal Portfolio, or
CLICK get an inspiring shot in the arm at Misprinted Type

Jorge Restrepo

Jorge Restrepo Masterful Manipulations

Jorge is a graphic designer of rare vision, graduated with honors from Universidad Nacional de Colombia (2001), Adobe Certified Expert, teacher of typography in Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano and Art Director at JWT Colombia. Remarkably, he's been creating editorial illustration, graphics, books and web sites since 2002 out of his Wonksite Studio. We found his art masterful -- and an inspiration for all upcoming graphic artists and graphic designers.

Jorge Restrepo

CLICK Check out the enlargement of our header above, and
CLICK Don't miss Jorge's

Creating Assemblage and Collage Tutorial

In case you were wondering why we included the two above profiles of collage designers, this tutorial is an attempt to introduce you to the art and craft of Retro Collage. endure the screen spam at TUT PLUS replicator site, and you may learn a few tips from this
CLICK free Photoshop tutorial: Creating a Photoshop Collage

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Fred Showker
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