Ramblings About Art & Graphics

How to Create an Embossed and Glossy Text Effect in Photoshop

Today let us create a cool embossed text effect in Photoshop. Also, it’s glossy! Everyone loves glossy things 🙂 Without further ado let’s get started! (Just scroll to the bottom to see the finished product.) Here are the tutorial details: … Continue reading

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Simple Cel Shading with Adjustment Layers Photoshop Tutorial

Hello! Here is a little tutorial that I arranged for some of you who are interested on how to cel shade using the Levels Adjustment Layer in Photoshop. Now, what is cel shading and why do I spell it wrong? … Continue reading

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Five Fantastic Resources of Free Flag Icons

Flag icons are one of the most sought after resources for when you are working on products or services that are generally on a global scope. Usage of flag images attracts customers into using a product as they recognize their … Continue reading

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Free Smartphone Vector Artworks for Pixel Perfect Designs

Smartphones according to Wikipedia are mobile phones combined with the functions of a personal digital assistant (PDA); that is, they are built in with an operating system and has more capability than a regular feature phone. In recent years, the … Continue reading

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Easy Glowing 3D Text Effect Photoshop Tutorial

Yup, today I am going to show you a very easy tutorial on how to do just that – a glowing 3D effect for your text done in Photoshop. This kind of effect is excellent for emphasizing call to actions … Continue reading

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Gripping Tutorials on How to Draw Hands

The human hand, for some of us, is one of the most challenging things to master drawing.  It is important especially for those who are serious about pursuing a career in drawing. Apart from being the primary focus of a … Continue reading

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6 Fantastic Fireworks Vector Art for Designers

What better way to create a festive theme in your design than to use fireworks as design element? Merely seeing it draws from us a stream of memories of events and celebrations which is why (in my humble opinion) it … Continue reading

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10 Grunge Soil Textures for Designers

Using soil as a significant design element give a unique grunge texture and brings an earthy feel to the design. The appearance of the soil varies mainly in its moisture content, texture, grain size and other factors which directly affects … Continue reading

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Drawing Practice Sheets for Guide and Reference

Though I am a web developer by profession, I have been drawing long before I started programming (or learn how to use the computer for that matter). It has become a hobby that I do once in a while. Actually, … Continue reading

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8 Awesome Button Templates Free Download

Here is another set of design freebies that you can download. I made 8 button (pin) designs and templates in Adobe Illustrator and exported them to PSD format. A photo can be included in some of these designs which you … Continue reading

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