Glass Toolbar

Introduction

If you plan to create a web page with glass effects, the best looking effect is the magnifying glass effect, because it looks like rounded pieces of glass floating over text. This tutorial will present you a nice toolbar created with this effect, but the techniques presented here can be used for buttons and other controls too. This assumes you master basic “Filters” and layer “Blending Options”.

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Rusty Metal Button

Introduction

Let’s say you have to build a web page or a desktop application with a scrap, rusty metal look. Your buttons must look like real rusty metal sheets. This tutorial will teach you how to create a simple “metal” button. This tutorial assumes that you master the basics of “Filters” and layer’s “Blending Options”. Continue reading Rusty Metal Button

DVD Cover Design

Lots of times if you can’t find your favorite DVD’s at the store, you choose judging by the cover. Some covers are simple, some are too fancy. With this tutorial you will learn how to make a colorful, full of live design with Adove Photoshop. Be careful what picture you will choose for the support. For me this one looks good.
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Making Realistic Cast Shadows

Introduction

In this tutorial we will integrate an object (a girl) into a new environment, and make a realistic cast shadow to properly integrate it. The objective of this tutorial isn’t to teach you how to make realistic self-shadowing, so the object’s self-shadow will be made pretty quick because they are not important on this step. This is an intermediate tutorial, the user must know how to use layers, layer blending and transform tools.
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