tutorials

How to extract an image from its background in Photoshop

Extracting images from a background is one skill every designer should have, to be able to manipulate a scene and give it a new life and a new purpose. Extracting images seems trivial to me now, but I remember when there was a time that getting a subject out of a scene and into another… Read This »


HDR made easy with Topaz Adjust

When HDR images started attracting my attention on websites like deviantart.com and flickr.com a couple of years ago I was totally blown away. I didn’t even know what I was looking at, is this a CGI, a digital painting or a photo manipulation? The picture details are so vivid that I wondered how it’s even… Read This »


How to create a cool pinwheel in Photoshop

For the first part of the year 2011, I would like to thank each and everyone of my friends and regular readers who drop by here every now and then to check out what’s new at prodigalconcepts.com and I wish you all good things this year and please continue to support my site and help… Read This »


How to recreate a digital bokeh effect “a la” abduzeedo in Photoshop

In photography, bokeh (pronounced /boʊˈkeɪ/) is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image, or “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light.” – Wikipedia A few days ago, a friend of mine asked me if I know bokeh. And thinking he meant the photograph effect of… Read This »


Create a cute Twitter bird iCon in Photoshop

Twitter is such a powerful social networking and micro blogging service. It gives users the ability to reach out to a large audience with only a few line of text, which is why it’s a very popular tool with bloggers and especially online entrepreneurs because they are able to drive a lot of traffic to… Read This »


How to set-up a free website on a free web-host for newbies

One of the regular avenues where I get my sites traffic from is Yahoo Answers! I often stop by here when things start to slow down during the day, it helps me keep myself on my toes and stretch some brain muscles while helping others with their problems related to computers and the internet which… Read This »


Inspiration: How to Draw Cartoons Online – Jeff Scarterfield

The internet is overflowing with rare gems. Websites that we can consider a great find in the multitude of websites trying to get a piece of that popularity pie. As a web designer I am often on a quest in search of new skills I could include to my arsenal. And one time I was… Read This »


How to Make Party Balloons in Photoshop Tutorial

Today I’m going to show you how to make party balloons in Photoshop, nothing fancy, I just find balloons handy from time to time. You can use it to take up an empty space in your scene, create desktop wallpapers like the banner I borrowed from deviantart.com by wisseh, they can be a lot of… Read This »


8 Easy Steps to Fake an HDR Look in Photoshop

This tutorial was originally written by KolNedra it’s so unbelievably easy to recreate, I had so much fun doing it. I’m reposting it here with step by step screenshots so you can have a visual guide of what’s going on (mostly for those who are still new to Photoshop). Or go visit the original tutorial…. Read This »


Typographic Portrait Tutorial by Abduzeedo

Typographic Portraits Using type to create portraits is a technique that produces a form of art known as typography. It involves arranging and modifying the type selection, spacing, font size, and the length of the line to be used in the artwork to come up with a desired illustration. Typography is performed by typesetters, compositors,… Read This »

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