Find the Perfect Web Icon Every Time

As much as you may hate the phrase “Web 2.0”, you have to admit, websites and web applications look a helluva lot better now than they did just a few years ago. But what if you’re a better programmer than you are a designer?

Photo-Realistic Painting in Photoshop

While Photoshop is an incredibly powerful photo manipulator, you can achieve amazing results using it as a painting program as well. If you have some more traditional art skills but are not sure how to make it work in Photoshop, check out these tutorials.

Photoshop Tutorials That Will Change Your Life

Photoshop tutorials are a dime a dozen, and simply googling for “photoshop tutorials” will net you over ten million results, and the majority of them aren’t worth the pixels they’re printed on. Some, on the other hand, are simply jaw-dropping. This post is not geared towards the professional graphic designers – it’s geared at the…

Photo Retouching – How to Salvage a Dark Digital Photo

I prefer not to shoot with flash when I can help it – I don’t like the way it washes colors out. Unfortunately, sometimes if you don’t leave the exposure open long enough, or don’t have time to adjust your exposure in the first place (candid shots are my favorite but can be a bitch…

Turn any photo into a vintage photo

With the Bakamatsu Koshashin Generator, you can turn any photograph from new to old in seconds. This vintage-style effect is quite convincing – check out our example below, and there are more samples on the website. While its certainly possible to do this on your own in Photoshop, this online conversion does such a nice…

Vector Polishing Techniques in Photoshop and Illustrator

For those of you who are already rock stars at Illustrator, Nick La of Web Designer Wall has some quick – but impressive – techniques that show you how to really jazz up the finished design using Photoshop. These 9 simple techniques add amazing amounts of depth and richness to vector art, and really turn…

Free Online Image Editors

Even if you’ve got a good graphics package (and more specifically if you don’t), there may be times when you just need something lightweight to resize or crop images. Fortunately, there are two great options available to you that make basic image editing a breeze. Resize2Email: This handy little app is lightweight and fast. The…

Easily turn raster images into vector images online

VectorMagic lets you upload logos and/or photos (any image, really) to their website and run through their handy Flash wizard that gives you multiple options in converting your un-scalable, raster-based jpegs into scalable vectory goodness. Choose from low, medium and high quality vectors. Don’t be fooled – low/medium/high doesn’t refer to the quality of the…

Fun filters on your online images

Dumpr, despite having what could be a snicker-inducing name, is really a nifty tool. Just pick the filter you want to use and upload an image from your hard drive. Filters like rubik’s cubes, jigsaw puzzles, peeling paint, and a few less interesting options are just a click away.