Creative Tidbits: Back to (Design) School

This issue of Creative Tidbits takes us "Back to (DESIGN) School" with some education, some good references, and some eye-candy ...
[ ] Wong Lik Hai's Portfolio
[ ] Eye Candy: Edvard Scott, An Illustrator Inspired
[ ] Turkey 2010 Basketball World Championship
[ ] iPad as Art Medium
[ ] Overlooked design ... display
[ ] Google encourages sites to think beyond PageRank
[ ] and more! July 29, 2011

Photoshop's Gritty HDR Photo Effects

Learn a little grit! This tutorial was sent in by Johnson Koh, Art Director of Garena Online, and shows you some of the finer points of using grain and grit to turn a perfectly good photograph into a work of grunge art! July 28, 2011

Photoshop Tutorial: Realistic Tattoos

Design School should teach how to create an illusion with digital art and graphics. Sunny has sent in this tutorial that will show you how to apply a tattoo for a perfect summer illusion. This is a simple tutorial not requiring displacement maps or a lot of tricky skills... enjoy. July 27, 2011

Retouching Hair: Fixing Gaps

If you're following our series, you've already learned some important techniques. Now, Scott Kelby shows you how to fix gaps in hair strands using patching, blending, smoothing and masking techniques ... July 27, 2011

Retouching hair: removing strands

Scott Kelby shows you how to add highlights, remove strands, fix gaps, change color, darken a part line, and hide roots when retouching hair in Photoshop. In this episode, Scott shows you how to fix fly-away hair, stray strands of hair, and the "frizzies" July 20, 2011

Retouching: Adding highlights to hair

Scott Kelby shows you how to add highlights, remove strands, fix gaps, change color, darken a part line, and hide roots when retouching hair in Photoshop. In this episode, Scott will tackle adding highlights to otherwise dull hair. July 13, 2011

Creative Tidbits: Design Students, Apple, Logos

This issue of Creative Tidbits brings some great references ... but the real gem is the Steve Jobs video. This is true creativity at work. But I know you'll enjoy these as well:
[ ] Good Life: Posters bring arts festival to life
[ ] Students design patch for final shuttle crew
[ ] Must see: Steve Jobs pitches city council
[ ] iD Tech Camps Debuts Graphic Design Course
[ ] Pac-12 Championship Game Logo Contenders
[ ] Form + Function
[ ] Electric Art July 13, 2011

Tutorial: Retouching skin in Photoshop

Shooting this summer? Shooting at the beach? Shooting at sporting events? Chances are, you'll get some shiny, oily, perspiring skin to deal with! Thanks to Chris - IZA Tuto - this tutorial on skin retouching shows some savvy technique all beginner to intermediate Photoshop users should know -- how to clear oily and shiny skin (often referred to as hotspots) June 28, 2011