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Posts from September, 2010

Two Simple Techniques To Help You Master the Pen Tool

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If you want to be a design master, you must first master the Pen tool. The Pen tool is one of the most important items in your Photoshop and Illustrator toolboxes and learning how to comfortably use it will open up new opportunities and speed up your every day workflow. Here’s a couple of techniques I use when working with the pen tool that I hope will help you get to grips with your bezier curves.

How I Find Ideas for New Blog Posts (and more!)

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In this week’s Question Time video post I talk about balancing between working from home and general home life; what apps I use for managing my blogs, Twitter and RSS feeds; I share some of my favourite bands; and I discuss how I decide what to write blog posts about.

Create a Detailed Ornate Heraldic Design in Photoshop

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Follow this step by step design process of my latest photo manipulation piece of a detailed ornate heraldic style emblem. The design features a range of flowing ornamental elements that surround a mean looking steer skull. We’ll use various photo manipulation techniques along with some useful Photoshop tips to create a realistic and impactful design.

Ink Stain Photoshop Brush Pack for Premium Members

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The latest premium design resource to be added to the members-only Access All Areas section is this awesome pack of Ink Stained Newsprint brushes from WeGraphics. WeGraphics is a creative studio that produces graphic design resources such as vector packs, Photoshop brushes, icons, mockup templates and texture files, all of which can be used in both personal and commercial projects.