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5 free film filter Photoshop Actions by FilterGrade

5 free film filter Photoshop Actions by FilterGrade

This free set of 5 film filter Actions for Photoshop was created by the super talented Mike Moloney from FilterGrade. With these Actions, you can quickly and easily give your photos a really nice analog feel. They’re perfect for projects in which you’re trying to create a retro vibe and will save you a ton of time when it comes to editing your images.

How to create grids in Photoshop (without using a plugin)

How to create grids in Photoshop (without using a plugin)

When it comes to creating grids in Photoshop, designers have long had to rely on plugins like the fantastic GuideGuide for efficiency. Now though, Photoshop comes with a similar (but slightly less powerful) feature built in, called Guide Layouts. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Guide Layouts to quickly create custom grids and save them as reusable presets.

How to create a ‘Stranger Things’ inspired text effect in Photoshop

How to create a ‘Stranger Things’ inspired text effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Photoshop to create a text effect inspired by the opening titles of Netflix’s hit show, ‘Stranger Things’. To create the effect, you’ll make use of some subtle Layer Styles and I’ll show you some cool tricks with filters that will help you to really nail it.

How to add multiple colors to the Swatches panel in Illustrator

How to add multiple colors to the Swatches panel in Illustrator

For a long time, whenever I built a color palette in Illustrator, I’d create Swatches for each of the colors by selecting them one at a time and clicking the New Swatch icon. At first, I didn’t think much of having to add colors one at a time—I just thought that’s the way it was done—but after doing this so many times, I began to wonder if there was in fact a better way.

It was then I discovered that it’s possible to create Swatches for multiple colors at the same time.

Free PSD apparel mockups

Free PSD apparel mockups

When working on apparel designs, mockup templates are really handy for testing different compositions and helping you and your clients to visualize how the final printed product will look.

8 free watercolour Layer Styles for Photoshop

8 free watercolour Layer Styles for Photoshop

Over the last 18 months or so, watercolour themed designs have become immensely popular. Almost everywhere you look these days you'll find watercolour graphics, patterns, backgrounds, and effects. Probably the most popular aspect of this trend though is watercolour...

How to turn a Brush Tool Preset into an Eraser in Photoshop

How to turn a Brush Tool Preset into an Eraser in Photoshop

So you’ve just downloaded an amazing new set of custom Photoshop Brushes. After loading the Tool Presets, you choose a Brush and start painting away on the canvas. You then make a small mistake, which of course, you want to tidy up. The Brush you were using was quite heavily textured, so to keep that texture consistent, you want to use that same Brush as an Eraser.

But how?

Free PSD logo design mockups

Free PSD logo design mockups

Logo design mockup templates are smart PSD files in which you can place your raw, black and white logo designs and instantly create a realistic presentation of how the logo will look when applied to different surfaces and materials. They’re useful not only for presenting work in your portfolio but also for helping clients to visualize how logos you’ve designed for them will look in the ‘real’ world.

Although most of the best templates will cost you a few dollars, there’s also some quality templates out there that you can pick up for free.

How to import multiple images as layers in a Photoshop document

How to import multiple images as layers in a Photoshop document

Quite often, I find myself needing to layer multiple images into the same Photoshop document. Up until quite recently, I used to do this by opening all of the images in Photoshop, then dragging and dropping them one at a time into the same document.

As slow and monotonous as this approach may have been, it was the only way I knew how. That was until fairly recently, when I needed to do this with quite a large number of images, and decided it was finally time to look into a more efficient approach.