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Guitar stompbox mockup

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I’ve been working on my own passion projects for a while now. Like making my own guitar effect pedals, and spending some more time on my retro gaming collection. Sadly my illustration work and such is lacking as a result. But hey… Why not combine the two passions? So one thing led to another and […]

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Bottle mockup

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Making a bottle mockup in Photoshop is something that can either be very simple or a real nightmare. It all depends on the shape of the bottle and the sticker you are trying to put on it. Setting up the bottle First we open our blank bottle image. I got mine online for the purpose […]

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Cutting out people in Photoshop

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Cutting out or singling out something in Photoshop can be a tedious task for a beginner. Detailed images are especially a pain. Things like fine hair or branches present a challenge. In this tutorial I’ll show you a couple of options. First pick For most beginners the eraser tool is the first thing they think […]

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T-shirt mockup

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Making a T-shirt mockup may seem difficult but in reality it’s easier than most mock up jobs. Get the T-shirt image ready First we need photo of a T-shirt. This is basically the hardest part because we need a photo with a contrasting background so we can easily remove it in Photoshop. I’m using the […]

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Adobe Photoshop – Business card mockup

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Let’s make a business card mockup. As a designer you have a clear understanding on how a product design will look when finished but a client may not. That’s why it’s imperative to mock up objects so the client has a visual representation. There are numerous products we could look at today but let’s start […]

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Creating retro stamp/letterpress effect

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Retro looking lettering and a letterpress effect is in fashion these days. Lettering or lines that look like they were stamped on to the surface and some of the ink didn’t rub of the stamp or press in certain places is one of the looks people are going for. But how do you emulate that in […]

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Coloring in Photoshop

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Let’s take a look at coloring in Photoshop. Create a layer underneath your lineart layer and lock the lineart layer. Now color in your lineart in the new layer. That’s pretty much straightforward. But now what… How do you blend and add shadows? Again there are a couple of ways to approach this. These are […]