Photoshop

2700+ Photoshop Custom Shapes to Speed Up Your Design
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2700+ Photoshop Custom Shapes to Speed Up Your Design

Creating clean, sharp artwork is within reach using a few mouse clicks to take a base design to an original. Custom shapes are items that work well within Adobe Photoshop to create graphical artwork. Not only are custom shapes preloaded into the program files, but you as the designer can create your own custom shapes…

The Best Photoshop Layer Styles for Your Designs
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The Best Photoshop Layer Styles for Your Designs

Photoshop layer styles can be a huge time-saver for designers. With the right layer styles in your arsenal, you can add beautiful effects to text, shapes, and other layers within your design in just a single click. These styles can be used over and over again whenever needed. Here we’ll showcase a huge collection of…

700+ Photoshop Patterns to Create Seamless Patterns and Textures
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700+ Photoshop Patterns to Create Seamless Patterns and Textures

What is a Photoshop pattern exactly? It’s a .pat file format used in Photoshop to help create texture and a seamless, repeating pattern across an image. This unique function can be found by navigating to the top menu to Window > Pattern. This will open the Pattern panel for the designer to access a diverse…

Free Hi-Res Watercolor Photoshop Brushes
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Free Hi-Res Watercolor Photoshop Brushes

Here is a nice set of Photoshop Brushes from BittBox. I’m constantly going back and forth between Illustrator and Photoshop in my projects, and I’m starting to pretty much make everything from scratch. I often have trouble finding brushes that are big enough for what I’m doing, so I just made my own. The smallest…

Photoshop: How To Make An Awesome Grungy Paper Texture From Scratch

Photoshop: How To Make An Awesome Grungy Paper Texture From Scratch

Many of you might remember my Free High-Res Grungy Paper Textures I gave away a while back. I had a lot of requests for a tutorial on how I actually made those textures, so I here we are. Fire up good ‘ol Photoshop, have a scanner handy, and let’s dive in. Ready-made grungy paper textures…

How to Convert Photoshop Layer Effects into Separate Layers
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How to Convert Photoshop Layer Effects into Separate Layers

Most users of Photoshop should already know about layer effects. These are the extra little tidbits added onto layers via the small “fx” icon in the lower-left corner of the layers palette. Using these effects you can build a number of extra features like shadows, gradients, bevels, and a whole lot more. Converting different effects…

Photoshop 101: How to Create Unique Texture Without Using Brushes
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Photoshop 101: How to Create Unique Texture Without Using Brushes

We’ve given away lots of stuff here on BittBox, mainly textures and brushes. The truth is, many of the textures are manufactured using recycled images I already have hanging around on my hard drive. I want to share one of my favorite ways to quickly add a little extra to a rather uninteresting texture, without using…

The Difference Between Layer Masks & Clipping Masks in Photoshop
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The Difference Between Layer Masks & Clipping Masks in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is one of the more complicated programs because it can be used for a wide array of purposes. But once you nail down the fundamental tools it becomes a lot easier to envision how you might create certain effects in future work. One of the confusing ideas that often trips new users is…