Tutorial: Super glossy dented objects Part 2

This is part 2 of a 3-part series in which we’ll be generating a super-glossy shape, sticking a super-shiny dent in it, and then creating a luminous gem in the dent for a 3D UI feel. Part II demonstrates the creation of smooth dent on the surface of the glassy object using multiple shines, some layer-styles and a Gaussian blur filter. Tutorial requires Photoshop CS3 and makes generous use of layer-styles. (YouTube)

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Tutorial: Super glossy dented objects

This is part 1 of a 3-part series in which we’ll be generating a super-glossy shape, sticking a super-shiny dent in it, and then creating a luminous gem in the dent for a 3D UI feel. Tutorial requires Photoshop CS3 and makes generous use of layer-styles. Be sure to click the link for watch in high quality (YouTube)

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Tutorial: Easy tiling images in Corel Painter

Generating images that tile easily by using Photoshop is a time-consuming process, no matter which method you use. Corel’s Painter X, although geared for traditional-media artists, contains a fantastic tile-making tool that could not be easier to use. Here’s how to do it.

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Tutorial: Radial Symmetry in Photoshop

Creating radial symmetry of rotated and aligned objects is a cinch in Photoshop, if you’re restricted to 90° angles. Illustrator’s the way to go for these kinds of things, but if you’ve just got Photoshop, here’s how you can mimic the effect easily.

YouTube Video Tutorial.

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Multiple Knockout Layers Video Tutorial

Knockout Layers Video Tutorial for Photoshop by mrbiotechHaxer gave me the great idea of committing tutorials to video + audio for your learning benefit, so here’s my first: a tutorial on how to use layer knockouts (both Shallow and Deep knockouts) in Photoshop CS3. This technique works as far down as version 7.0, however.

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