How to Conform Text to a Surface Using a Displacement Map in Photoshop
Posted on Apr 14, 2015 in Design, Text Effects, Tutorials
There's nothing that screams "fake" more than a dynamic background surface covered in boring, flat text. Giving your text or shape layer the same depth as the background it sits on will instantly improve the realism of...
How to Create a Medieval Movie Title Slide in Photoshop
Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in Design, Text Effects, Tutorials
With every popular movie or TV series — like Game of Thrones — comes a new beautiful set of intro graphics to gawk at. This tutorial will teach you how to make a medieval movie title slide in Photoshop using simple shapes,...
Photoshop Brushes Advanced Features: Shape Dynamics
Posted on Mar 04, 2015 in Design, Tutorials
This series is going to teach you in-depth how the advanced brush settings work in Photoshop. In this article, I'm going to explain how the Shape Dynamics settings work. The Shape Dynamics panel lets you randomize certain...
How to Create Letterpress Text Effects in Photoshop
Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in Design, Text Effects, Tutorials
Letterpress text effects are a common, but sometimes tricky look to achieve. The good news is that it doesn't take a lot of time or effort once you know how to do it. This tutorial will teach you how to create a couple useful...
How to Reverse Layer Order in Photoshop
Posted on Feb 11, 2015 in Quick Tips, Tutorials
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to reverse the order of all or some of your layers in Photoshop. As with many quick tips, this one is meant to speed up your workflow. This is especially helpful when you're importing multiple...
What's the Point of Buying Stock Graphics?
Posted on Feb 09, 2015 in Articles
Design Panoply has been selling — and giving away — resources since 2008, and we do our best to describe how we can help make your design work better, faster, and easier. Recently, I received a (rather aggressive) email...
How to Create a Wet Frosted Glass Effect in Photoshop
Posted on Feb 02, 2015 in Design, Tutorials
The default Photoshop plugins and resources are capable of a lot more than you might think. This tutorial will teach you how to use filters, layer styles, and adjustment layers to create a wet frosted glass effect in Photoshop...
Realistic, Aged Cloud Text Effect Using Photoshop Brushes
Posted on Jan 28, 2015 in Design, Text Effects, Tutorials
Every new release of Photoshop includes some kind of tool that automates something we are used to doing manually. Many times it makes tedious tasks go by faster without having much effect on the final outcome of our designs....
How to Create a Brushed Metal Background Using Photoshop Filters
Posted on Jan 23, 2015 in Design, Tutorials
A lot of professional designers consider Photoshop filters to be a little hokey. The fact is that most of the time, they are, especially if you stick with the default settings. By creatively combining multiple filters with some...
How to Subtly Enhance a Smile with Puppet Warp in Photoshop
Posted on Jan 19, 2015 in Photography, Tutorials
A lot of times when people need to morph facial features, they automatically reach for the Liquify filter, but the Puppet Warp tool is usually the better choice. When combined with Smart Objects, the Puppet Warp tool lets you...


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