Photoshop Text Effects: An Elemental Deal

Photoshop Text Effects: An Elemental Deal by Dmitriy, Divine Elemente Team | |
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How many times you’ve been thinking of having 1K+ pack of Photoshop text effects? It’s time to get this time limited deal from Migthy Deals!

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One Thousand And One Deal From Mighty Deals

Today, my friends, I would like to present you one of our partner sites - Mighty Deals.

Mighty Deals was created under the Daily Deals site influence, but with one significant difference - it is oriented on web designers and web developers. You will see one of the deals below.

And don’t worry - it won’t take you 1001 nights to read this post.


Over 1,500 Professional Photoshop Text Effects

1500 Text Effects For Photoshop

Need some awesome text effects? You are just in time, because John Forsythe's Photoshop Text Effects collection is waiting to be applied to your design.

High-resolution textures, created from real photographs allows you to create metal, glass, leather, gemstone, wood and even lightning texts! All of the effects are fully editable - you change and improve them, or you can create your own effect!

So, let’s see the text effects I’m talking about.


Metal Text Effects

Metal is the strongest friend of humanity among all the elements of nature. Make your design strong as steel and beautiful as gold!

Metal Text Effects
Metal Text Effects
Metal Text Effects

Glass Photoshop Text Effects

Want your design to look refined? Glass effect is your choice!

Glass Text Effects
Glass Text Effects
Glass Text Effects

Classic Wood Text Effects

Classic Wood effect - a perfect effect to make your text vintage.

Classic Wood Text Effects
Classic Wood Text Effects
Classic Wood Text Effects

Stone Effects

Stone design is a perfect one for the lovers of something great and monumental.

Stone Effects
Stone Effects
Stone Effects

Rough Wood Effects

Rough Wood Effect - will make your design even more vintage than Classic Wood Effect.

Rough Wood Effects
Rough Wood Effects
Rough Wood Effects

Marble Effects

If you like Stone Effect, but want it to be more noble - you will definitely like Marble Effect!

Rough Wood Effects
Rough Wood Effects
Rough Wood Effects

The Tale Of Elements Is Over

So, what do you think after going through these elemental effects?

They are marvelous? In such a case, I won’t be holding you any second more from making this deal:

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Photoshop CS6 Sneak Peek Preview

Photoshop CS6 Sneak Peek Preview by Dmitriy, Divine Elemente Team | |

As you may have probably heard, Photoshop CS6 beta version has been released! After two years of waiting, we can finally see Adobe’s creation at its next and the highest (for now) evolution stage.

Photoshop CS 6 Sneak Peek Preview

I bet you are already anxious to try it. So, do not waste time, and download it! The only thing you will need to install new PS version is Adobe ID.

But when should we expect the final version to be released? According to Adobe's official press release we need to wait a couple more months as the final release is scheduled for the first half of 2012.

We understand your excitement about the upcoming Photoshop CS6, because we are excited about it too! It’s great that progress can’t be stopped, and it always goes further and further writing the next chapter of design / web design evolution book.

So, what’s that next chapter is about?


AWESOME: Now We Can Make Blurry Images Sharp <Rumour>

Now We Can Make Blurry Images Sharp

Source: http://www.photoshopsupport.com/photoshop-cs6/index.html

Yes, soon this may come true. Unfortunately, we don’t know precisely when this will be available, but rumour has it that Photoshop CS 6 is going to provide us with the new AWESOME feature of sharping the blurry image.

Wow, now I should start sorting the really bad photos I have taken, so when the feature is available I’ll be able to show the world I’m not that bad photographer as people used to say :)

See it in action


GUI Speed & New Look

Yes, everyone knows that time is money. That’s why everyone is so excited about the GUI speed of CS 6. The operations take less time thanks to performance gain of the workflow.

GUI Speed and New Look

Photoshop has changed its look. Now the colors are darker and Aperture-like user interface. Maybe some think that this is not right change so don’t worry - there’s an option which allows you to revert the old look of the program.

*Looks like they’re doing their best to satisfy everyone*.


New 3D Functionality

New 3D Functionality

But the real meat of Photoshop CS6, which goes by the code-name "Superstition," appears to be an assortment of new features that Adobe has proposed as enhancements to the software's 3D capabilities that emerged in earnest back with the 2008 release of Photoshop CS4.

  • Possibility of modifying "Axis Control" allowing "Invert Camera Axis" and "Separate Axis Controls"
  • "Interactive Shadows Quality" section allows to choose from a range of quality options.
  • New "Rich Cursor" options: "Show On Hover" and "Show On Interaction."
  • A possibility of enabling / disabling the "Allow Direct To Screen" and "Auto-Hide Layers" options for "Interactive Rendering".

Remix Tool

Remix tool

I was always dreaming of just taking the object and moving it somewhere else on the image I’m working on.

So, now my dream has come true because Photoshop CS6 provides the new tool called Remix tool.

See it in action


Field Blur, Iris Blur, Tilt-Shift

Field blur

There are new tool which can be extremely useful for a web designer. And these tools are Field blur, Iris blur and Tilt blur.

Blur settings are integrated into the interface and they don’t open in the separate window.

Now let's use Field blur on this image. You can change the blur level by rotating the circle in the center of the image:

The blur level by rotating the circle in the center of the image

Or do it with the help of Blur scroll:

The help of Blur scroll

You can also add the Bokeh effect to the blur:

The Bokeh effect to the blur

If you want to turn off the blur effect then you can just click on the "Remove all pins" button. In order to turn it on, just click on the document.

Remove all pins

Iris blur filter. Oval mask indicates the area which won’t be blurred, 4 white dots work in the Feather mode, in other words you can indicate the area of seamless transition to blur by dragging these dots.

Iris blur filter

The blur level is also regulated by the scroller or circle rotation.

The blur level is also regulated by the scroller or circle rotation

Tilt-Shift filter allows you to imitate the TiltShift lens with the possibility to change perspective and plane shift of the sharply represented space.

Tilt-Shift filter

The directional stripes can be placed diagonally:

Tilt-Shift filter

And also stretch them controlling the Tilt-Shift effect.

Tilt-Shift effect

There are 2 parameters available in the effect's properties Blur and Distortion.

Tilt-Shift effect properties

Yes, I think everyone understands now that Adobe is preparing something big for us, and that big is going to let us have new abilities which we have never had before... <Wow! Almost X-men!>


… And Other Things

There are also many other new and interesting features and improvements provided by CS6 such as:

  • Static image integration with video created with the help of DSLR cameras.
  • The improved Smart Object.
  • New tools for drawing and work with graphics.
  • Canvas turning, deformations, interpolation, 3D manipulations etc. thanks to scalable vectors.
  • A possibility of voice control over the operations.
  • Advanced correction of distortions.
  • More convenient displays switching and image optimization for different resolutions.

But it would take you all day to read the description of each, so we have provided just the most awesome and useful ones for a web designer.

Oh, and speaking about web design: I almost forgot that this Chinese New Year WordPress template has been created with the help of Photoshop CS6 and then converted into a website with the help of Divine Elemente.

So, if you want to see CS6 in action, then I suggest you to watch the video.

We hope that new version of Photoshop will give the hope to save as much princesses in the future as we want and can handle :)


Photoshop CS6 Tweets:

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About the Author:

Alla Bevzenko is a freelance web designer and illustrator. She blogs about Adobe Photoshop and web design in general. You can follow Alla on Facebook

Ivan Sulimenko - User experience & usability expert with a successful track record with clients including FSS Russia, Yahoo ventures. His key areas of expertise are user experience analysis, information architecture and rapid prototyping, online strategy & marketing and occasionally graphic design. He is the founder of divine-project.com - PSD to WordPress software.

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Keep Your Design Up Like a Pro: 15 Sites To Learn Photoshop.

Keep Your Design Up Like a Pro: 15 Sites To Learn Photoshop. by Dmitriy, Divine Elemente Team | |
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In today's quick shifting world, it's always useful to keep your knowledge up to date. We offer to you browse 15 sites to improve your Photoshop skills.

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Photoshop has us...

And here is the proof.

Adobe Creative Suit editions

We’re at the stage when we can’t go or do a lot of things without it, and we certainly wouldn’t be able to create websites if there was no Photoshop (I can’t even imagine my life without these things), but learning Photoshop is not the easy task (I think all pro designers will agree).

The guys who became really good in Photoshop using can really say there’s no alternative, each and every new version is a blessing for us so we can sacrifice a lot in order to use it (just look at the image above).

Celestial Design

But what do you do if you’re spending a lot of time creating, and your design is still not that pro and good looking like those guys have?

Don’t worry there are many websites which provide Photoshop tutorials letting you raise your skill to the Olympus :)

Aren’t you still bored with this much text? You won’t believe it, but I am tired too, so, the websites...


1. PSD Tuts

Great website if you’re not a beginner or pro. This site has tons of freebies and tutorials showing you can go as far as you want in design path.

PSD Tuts+

2. Design Reviver

Great website which is full of freebies and Photoshop tutorials. Can be very useful for both beginners and pros.

DesignReviver

3. Photoshop Essentials

Photoshop essence if you know what I mean. Every design can find here anything he / she needs: brushes, Photoshop tutorials, different effects, etc.

Photoshop Essentials

4. Vandelay Design

Beginners only. No doubts you will be satisfied with all these useful things this resource provides.

Vandelay Design

5. Tutorial9

Anything you ever need to learn about Photoshop and its effects.

Tutorial9

6. Good-Tutorials

This site’s a general guide to using Photoshop which can be very useful for beginners who just started using it. Also, this site will show you some tips and tricks which will help you save your time and effort.

Good-Tutorials

7. Adobe Tutorialz

This site has tutorials, freebies and also some things for your design inspiration.

Adobe Tutorialz

8. Watch and Learn Photoshop

The description’s in the name: this site is dedicated to learning Photoshop, so if you don’t know where to start, you can begin with this website.

Watch and Learn Photoshop
Go to the website

9. Photoshop Tutorials

This nice Photoshop Tutorials site combines tutorials for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Photography. The important thing is this site always tells you the difficulty of each tutorial, so you won’t be wasting your time on things you can’t do for now.

Photoshop Tutorials

10. PSHero

If you need to design a website, create logos, or make your photos grungier - this site is for you.

The tutorials of this site are fit for an unexperienced Photoshop user.

PSHero

11. Photoshop Society

This site suits you perfectly If you’re looking for photo effects, graphic design, text effects, tips and tricks - you’ve come to the right place. The author collected them all.

Photoshop Society

12. Photoshop Lover

Another website which has many tutorials of different tutorials. I’m sure that if you didn’t find the tutorials you need at the previous website, you will certainly find them here.

Photoshop Lover

13. Photoshop Roadmap

Besides the fact this site also has different Photoshop tutorials, it also provides you with many very useful Photoshop plugins. Don’t miss it.

Photoshop Roadmap

14. Photoshop Tutorials

This site is also full of different and useful text tutorials like the others have, but it also provides you video tutorials and some other things to inspire your creative brain.

Photoshop Tutorials

15. Tutorialized

With this site you will certainly become tutorialized. It has so many tutorials I can’t even imagine (and not only Photoshop).

Tutorialized

Make Your Day

15 sites (and there are a lot more to go!), can you feel the power you might possess? Maybe not now, but soon you will.

The very important reason why this button is here: what if I were to tell you that the more Photoshop tricks you learn the more unique design you would have?

I guess, you won’t be surprised.

But...

What if I were to tell you that the more unique your design is the more cool website you will get after downloading Divine Elemente and converting your PSD into a ready and working website?

I dunno ‘bout you, but I would give it a try.

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15 Stunning Photoshop Effects For Your Web Design

15 Stunning Photoshop Effects For Your Web Design by Dmitriy, Divine Elemente Team | |

Lightning...

Fireball...

Freeze...

All this power can be used to design your website.

Just read these 15 ancient Elder Scrolls in order to learn all these spells that will give you might to conquer anything you want.

And be very careful - the scrolls are very old and we have received them from the Wizards Collegium, so they can cost someone’s arm or leg...

Now let the learning begin!


1. Fire Lines Photoshop Tutorial

Great scroll which will teach you how to create these great and powerful fire lines.

Firelines

2. Design a Tropical iPhone Advertisement

Creative and interesting effect for your website’s design. Check the scroll in order to learn about how to deal with the Water Element.

Tropical iPhone

3. Making a Book of Magical Playground Scene

Great scroll to follow if you want to learn how to create this nice and magical playground scene on your website.

Making a Book of Magical Playground Scene

4. Fragmented Golden Phone

Get the power of split with the help of this Magic of Split Scroll.

Fragmented Golden Phone

5. Create a Face Shattering Effect

If you want to become the greatest magician of the Skyrim, you definitely can’t miss this scroll we’ve found in one of the Draugr crypts.

Fragmented Golden Phone

6. Cool Text Effect with the Puppet Warp Tool in Photoshop CS5

Learn about how to control ropes with the help of this scroll.

Puppet Warp Tool

7. Glossy Snow Globe Text Effect

Read this scroll in order to conceive the true power of ice.

Snow Globe Text Effect

8. Beautiful Mystery Grunge Effect

Every magician is a mystery, so this mystery grunge effect will be very useful for comprehension of the true nature of magic.

Mystery Grunge Effect

9. Apply Liquid Effects to Sports Photography

This is the next step of learning about The Water Element. Check this scroll in order to get further in your magic lessons.

Liquid Effect

10. Vibrant Colorful Alcohol Product Ad

This scroll will show you how to create vibrant and colorful alcohol product ad.

Vibrant

11. Photoshop Comic Book Effect

As a magician, you’ll have to learn about how switch between realities, so comic book reality will be a good one to begin with.

Comic Book Effect

12. Orange Porsche. Fruit Skin

This is very powerful scroll that will teach you how to change the thing itself. Just like Prof. McGonagall tought Harry Potter and the other young magicians at Transfiguration lessons.

Fruit Skin

13. Ridiculously Realistic Scorching Fire Effect!

Every magician has to conceive the nature of Fire. Check this scroll in order to become of these magicians.

Scorching Fire Effect
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14. Smashing Your Creative Block

A wizard can destroy things without even touching them, and this scroll will teach you how to do it.

Creative Block

15. Badass Bling Effect in Photoshop

No one can stop a magician if he / she wants to create this bling effect and enjoy his / her power.

Badass Bling

The Legend

I hope your learning was very productive and the scrolls are fine.

By the way, there is one more thing we would like to share with you in this huge and ancient library.

The legend tells about greatest magician of all time and his websites were so great so they could even set the profanes on fire. And it was not only the scrolls that he found at the very heart of the deepest caves of the Skyrim - he had a special magical tool that helped him convert his unbelievable designs into a ready WordPress theme.

So, if you wish to become the next greatest wizard of all times - take this tool and make your way to glory!

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Don’t Forget To Brush Your Design

Don’t Forget To Brush Your Design by Dmitriy, Divine Elemente Team | |

Every superhero has his / her own set of unique skills and talents, so looks like web designers are superheroes too because we have our talent, skills and tools. Though we don’t have a spider web we shoot from our hands and we don’t climb the houses around the city, but we do have the abilities to impact the web as virtual world.

Now don’t miss the opportunity to add more special skills and tools to your superhero toolkit in order to create more new and awesome illustrations and websites too of course

So, here is the list of these 7 nice sets of superhero tools.


Snow White Brushes

Snow white brushes set for your great illustrations.

Snow White Brushes

Author: Tahlia Denae

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Don’t let the name mislead you - these brushes aren’t intended for Christmas design only - just look at the examples below.

“Arctic Butterfly”

Arctic butterfly

We thank kattnboys for this great work.

“One Last Wish”

One last wish

We thank Pure Poison for this great work.

As you can see, the usage range of these brushes is quite wide, and these talented illustrators know it. So, would you like to join them?


Res Splatter PS Brush Set

Great set for a superhero you are. Download theses brushes and see how you can help the world to fight the evil (which is of course very bad design).

Res Splatter PS Brush Set

Author: Franz Jeitz

Really superhuman tool. Just look at all these effects you can do to people :)

“She was born of fire and water”

She was born of fire and water

We thank David Mariuzzo for this great work.

“Terminate”

Terminate

We thank BOMBATTACK for this great work.

“Music Home”

Music Home

We thank Omar Alfannan for this great work.

As you can seen, no effect is impossible with these brushes around.


Fur Brushes

Furry brushes. We thank the animals for providing us with these completely natural brushes so we can use them on our illustrations and web design.

Fur Brushes

Author: Andrew

Now look at the works of the real fur masters.

“Dryad”

Dryad

We thank Lukáš Kuzma for this great work.

“The Bear Kingdom”

Bear Kingdom

We thank Ariadne for this great work.

“Complicity”

Complicity

We thank Mimi Sempai for this great work.

Very useful and so furry brushes letting you create lots of nice and unique illustrations.

Note: No animal was harmed at creation of this brushes set.


Wavy Hair Strands Brushes

Many things in our life depends on our hair (hairstyle), some Chinese warriors even used their hair as a weapon. So, these brushes will certainly be a good part of your special secret tools ;)

Wavy Hair

Author: redheadstock

These are the works created with this secret weapon.

“Gone With The Wind”

gone_with_the_wind

We thank Mahalakshmi Nagarajan for this great work.

“Lux Aeterna”

Lux Aetera

We thank violscraper for this great work.

“Movement”

Movement

We thank ColorsofDawn for this great work.

“What do you want?”

What do you want?

We thank Potion-Master for this great work.

“Liquifly October Wallpaper”

Liquifly October Wallpaper

We thank Nicolle Marie for this great work.

Looks like this kit can let you do everything: you can make the angel fall or even go for a walk underwater and talk to the fishes. However, you should take into account that your hair may become blue - a side effect of using such tool.


Light Beams + Rays Brushes

Yes, defeat the Dark Side with the powers of the Light Side: light beams and rays.

Light Beams

Author: redheadstock

Here are the examples of how the guys are fighting evil and succeed.

“Angel of Night”

Angel of night

We thank СozyСomfyСouch for this great work.

“Breaking”

Breaking

We thank ryakou for this great work.

“It's magical”

It's magical

We thank jupiterxxdesigns for this great work.

“The door to the wonders”

The door to the wonders

We thank Angelique Blanpain for this great work.

“In forest morning”

In forest morning

We thank Anna Gvozdeva for this great work.

“Easy Come - Easy Go”

In forest morning

We thank Butterkruemel for this great work.

These great works prove the range of creations you can make with the help of theses brushes.


Lightning Brushes

Prepare thyself, as these brushes will endue you with the powers of Zeus, so be careful with these mortals.

Lightning pack

Author: Ailedda

Zeus, as the Ancient Greek god, had many powers and he accomplished many great deeds. Here are just a few of them.

“The end”

The end

We thank haikus for this great work.

“Storm A-Brewin”

Storm A-Brewin

We thank MsGabrielle for this great work.

“Hot summer”

Hot summer

We thank Tamer for this great work.

Now that’s what being Zeus is about!


Feathers Photoshop Brushes

Yep, the brushes made of feathers. Try them and see how your struggle with the Dark Side is gonna benefit.

Lightning pack

Author: redheadstock

That’s how experienced warriors of Light doing their great job.

“Lost Angel”

Lost Angel

We thank LevanaTempest for this great work.

“Death Vision 2”

Death Vision 2

We thank Marwa Youssef for this great work.

“To Be An Animal”

To Be An Animal

We thank April Davison for this great work.

No bird was harmed during the creation of these brushes.


Tree Silhouette Brushes

Ready to have mother nature as your powers' source? Then here are these Tree Silhouette brushes.

Tree Silhouette Brushes

Author: kuschelirmel-stock

Behold the power of these tools.

“Nature”

Nature

We thank Jessica Dueck for this great work.

“Protection”

Protection

We thank YBSilon for this great work.

“One peaceful place”

One peaceful place

We thank CvetiM for this great work.


Going Further

Looks like that’s all though it took some time to write this article and find all these brushes so you can brush your design making it more unique and... POWERFUL! Sorry. That was just Lex Luthor (he helped me to write this article), but he’s already leaving, right Lex?

So now, when he’s gone I can share a secret with you: he’ll never defeat you because you have the access to the secret weapon making your design much more powerful than his.

I’m talking of course about Divine Elemente (a PSD to WordPress tool). (Don’t waste your time and show Luthor that you, unlike him, will be victorious forever).

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