Unfolding the World of "Bunraku"

Bunraku, the second film from acclaimed director Guy Moshe, is a unique blend of cutting-edge computer graphics and choreographed live action, comic book and video game styles, gritty reality and fantasy, and samurai and spaghetti western genres. January 29, 2012

Vintage Photo Effects

VintageScene 2.0 is an update to the professional level retro photography app for Mac OS X. Offering powerful features, great workflow, and gorgeous results, VintageScene is the premier app for converting new photographs into retro, aged, and vintage style effects. Version 2.0 adds new user interface as well as a new effect called Faded Time. This effect recreates a photograph that has been faded and severely weathered. July 18, 2011

Photoshop filters plugins from Harry

Harry has been at it again, and has updated his "Harrys Filters for Windows" to version 4.0. We've talked about these filters before -- it's a free Photoshop-compatible plugin offering 69 image effects. February 23, 2011

Photoshop Madness for Lovers

Grab some of this madness, and create a colorful gift for your lover. It won't take long, and it will cost you nothing other than your time and the color print ... !!! This Madness includes: Colorful striped text * Sweet, Chocolate typography script * Amazing Animated Glitter Text * Create A Powerful Solid Text Effect * The Golden Heart-Shaped Box * Make a Colorful Postcard in Photoshop Elements * Happy Valentine's Day Text * Type reflected on black background * Fill text characters with images in Elements ... This is part of a continuing series of Text Effect Madness! January 20, 2011

Create an Angelic Sculpture

Here is an extensive free Photoshop tutorial by Ovidiu Toader -- that takes you through nearly 50 steps to create a dazzling ice sculpture using just about every trick in the Photoshop tool box and dozens of essential techniques. Get comfortable, this is a long one! October 30, 2010

Photoshop Cool Text Effects

In this edition of Photoshop Madness, we'll create two movie posters, one from the Avatar Movie, and the other from the Deadliest Catch. Then we enjoy the ubiquitous Aqua Text Effect (again), and delve into Photoshop's Displacement Mapping. We'll wrap it up with a serving of Ice cream and several others! August 31, 2010

Hot Photoshop Text Effects Part 3

Here's the last of our hot, flaming, Photoshop text tutorials for a while... whew -- another set of tutorials for designing type with warm, glowing results. Enjoy July 13, 2010

Flaming Text Tutorials in Photoshop

Dirty Dozen Photoshop tutorials for very hot, flaming, sparkling, burning, magma, inferno typography text effects! Whew! I'm sweating from all this heat March 29, 2010

Tutorial: adding color to black and white

This Photoshop 911 case called for adding a spot color to a black and white photo -- yes, the technique works, but -- Some Photoshop techniques just don't work if the photo doesn't lend itself to the effect! March 26, 2010

Tutorial: Brushed Silver Text Effect

IN THIS ETC TUTORIAL we will be creating a brushed silver reflective text effect. We will also be creating the accompanying abstract reflective watery background scene. November 2, 2009