Photoshop Madness for the holidays

PHOTOSHOP MADNESS is where you practically go mad trying to find the most useful stuff for Photoshop! You can believe we went totally mad when we got caught in a stalker site, supposedly of "great Photoshop downloads" and couldn't get out! The only thing we could do was shut down the computer -- which lost a bunch of work on this month's column. Sheesh.
Holiday madness in Photoshop
We did find these Adobe Photoshop items for the 2012 Holiday Photoshop Madness surf . . .
* Create Christmas Greeting Card with CS6
* Photo to aquarel painting tutorial
* A Simple Christmas Star tutorial
* Amazing Christmas Card
* Some Christmas Dock Icons
* A Merry Christmas Tree
... and more! C'mon in ... November 28, 2012

Simulating Photoshop 3D Text Tutorial

Most of the time there are any number of ways to accomplish the same effect. Those of you who do not have a version of Photoshop with 3D, or do not have 3D capabilities, this great tutorial from Artorius Design shows you how to do it in most other programs! October 29, 2012

Easy magazine cover in Photoshop

We always like getting tutorials like this one sent in by Udrea Mihai, because his is easy to complete, easy to understand, and teaches some of the most important functions in Photoshop. We'll isolate an image from the background, then utilize that technique to create a magazine cover. July 30, 2012

Using Photoshop's Pen Path Tool

The Pen tool is indeed probably one of the most powerful tools in Photoshop, once you learn how to use it. Special thanks go out to San Weng for sending in this tutorial! January 24, 2012

Creative effects with Photos

In this free Photoshop tutorial, Colin Smith of Photoshop Cafe, is going to show you some tricks with layers and photo techniques in the process of making a CD cover! January 19, 2012

Replace a Head in Photoshop

In a recent Photoshop 911 forum inquiry, a reader asks how to replace the head of Jack Nicholson in a 1920s black and white photo. The poster wanted to replace it with his own head from a recent color photo... here's the Photoshop tutorial October 20, 2011

Photoshop Madness typography Part 3

We're on a roll for this month's 17th annual fonts fest with "Dimensional Type" * Horror Theme Text Effect Photoshop Tutorial * Adding Fantastic Color to 3D Text (a 2-part series) * Create A Cool 3d Text Scene ... and wrapping it up with * Wrapping Text in 3D In Photoshop September 1, 2011

Photoshop Madness Dimensional Type 2

Now, we continue our jaunt through the 17th annual fonts fest with our own theme - "Dimensional Type" including * Retro that's NOT retro! * Fragmented Tiles Text Effect In Photoshop * Metalic Spiderman Movie Type * Create stylish 3D tumbling text (Illustrator too!) August 31, 2011

Photoshop Madness Typography

Joining in with all the fun for the 17th annual fonts fest, we thought we'd just get right into the swing of things with some "Dimensional Type" effects... * Elegant 3D Silver Type * Dark, 3D metal type * Create a 3D Flowery Text Effect, then * Another 3D "flowery" text effect in Photoshop . . . August 26, 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