Photoshop: Create type made from grass

There really isn't better training than this -- and since we are celebrating Lynda this month, we're passing along yet another FREE Photoshop and Illustrator tutorial by the one and only Deke McClelland! This Photoshop CS5/CS6 tutorial describes how to render text that has a grass effect using the Refine Mask tool. -- plus we're going to pass along TEN FREE HOURS OF TRAINING at! September 21, 2015

Photoshop : Deke McClelland teaches creating Hobbit text

Celebrating Lynda this month, we get a FREE Photoshop and Illustrator tutorial from -- Deke McClelland shows you how to create a type treatment similar to the one used in the logo for The Hobbit, and an invitation to the FREE traning pages for DTG readers! August 28, 2015

Wake up your photography with stunning parallax 3D effects

Here's an amazing effect you can use that turns photos into stunning, 3D-like videos with music and text. This truly innovative app allows you to bring life to any photo in just a few minutes. See this video! May 28, 2015

Photoshop Tutorial : Blazing Fire Sketch Effects


Have you ever wanted to learn magic? Well in this fun tutorial, you are going to learn how to make a sketch burn alive with fire! Learn how to create this cool fire effect using Adobe Photoshop's powerful editing tools, layer blending, and color adjustments. This tutorial was sent in by Annabelle at 123rf, along with several others we'll be presenting in the week to come. May 26, 2015

Create a Whole New World of Video with Red Giant Universe VFX

Whether you're a pro, student or hobbiest, this package is probably the most awesome visual effects package we've seen -- once again, Red Giant has updated and expanded the Red Giant Universe! If you're a real creative, you won't be able to resist these eight new tools --- unique and powerful visual effects and transitions. March 17, 2015

Vintage printing effects with this new Photoshop plug-in Permanent Press

Mister Retro, a developer of Photoshop plug-in and vector image collections, has a totally cool new Photoshop plug-in called Permanent Press 2! Now you can create stunning and authentic vintage offset, silkscreen and letterpress printing effects. March 9, 2015

Awesome video effects roar your way in the Magic Bullet Suite 12

If you're creating video on a scale higher than a hobby, you're going to go ballistic over the new Magic Bullet Suite 12. I've gathered some killer image captures that show some of these effects, and I'll link you to a full demo movie! If you're serious about video excellence, you need this! February 16, 2015

The Easiest Way to Add Notes to Photos? PhotoFlip!

We would normally put this into our "Stupid Apps" section -- but after some analysis, it's actually a handy little app. You sometimes really want to associate a specific bit of info with a photo -- this could be the easiest way! January 15, 2015

Amazing app turns movie stills into slideshows or proof / contact sheets!

This could very well be a true sleeper app! This totally easy to use app will extract stills from your movies and make slideshows, contact sheets, and even movie segments. If you're into video, you'll probably really want this app January 14, 2015

The Red Giant Universe Expands With more effects, more transisions and more WOW

Most people don't even know what a multi-host-app library of GPU-accelerated tools is. But Red Giant's newly expanded Universe includes nine new effects and transitions. These updates expand the Universe toolset to 68 effects and transitions, more than half of which are free and run in Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X and Motion, and now, Sony Vegas. December 27, 2014