Best of the Web – July 2011

As you know, each month, we round up some of the best Photoshop-related content from around the web. This month, there were some excellent Photoshop tutorials and articles to choose from so please take a moment to review our favorites from July 2011.

Photoshop Tutorials

  • L.A Noire Neon Style in Photoshop

    This tutorial from Abduzeedo demonstrates how to create a cool neon text effect in Photoshop.

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  • Create Creepy, Branch Based Typography

    This tutorial from Psd Fan demonstrates how to create typography using stock imagery of branches.

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  • Video: Planet Photoshop: Masking with Channels

    This video tutorial from Layers Magazine explains how to make complex selections using channels in Photoshop.

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  • Quick Tips: Instagram your images using Photoshop

    Instagram is a popular photo sharing service. This tutorial from Abduzeedo will explain how to apply an Instagram-like effect to your photos.

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  • Create a Spectacular Fantasy Sea Monster

    This tutorial from Pxleyes explains how to create a spectacular fantasy sea monster in Photoshop.

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  • Create a Nebula Cosmo Lady in Photoshop

    This tutorial from Art Junks explains how to create a cosmic photo manipulation in Photoshop.

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  • Draw A Realistic Classic Pen Using Photoshop

    This tutorial from Psdeluxe will explain how to draw a pen in Photoshop.

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  • Video: Eyedropper + Layer Blending Modes

    This tutorial from Ctrl+Paint will explain how to use layer blending modes to create beautiful and surprising effects in your digital paintings.

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Articles and Inspiration

  • Sci-Fi/Futuristic Digital Works & Resources

    This showcase from Noupe features some amazing sci-fi and futuristic digital works and resources.

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  • Design Inspiration: 35 Photo Manipulations

    This round up from Vandelay Design shows us 35 inspiring photo manipulations.

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  • A Collection of Re-imagined Movie Posters

    Ever wondered what your favorite movie posters would look like re-imagined? This showcase from One Extra Pixel shows us a collection of our favorite movie posters re-imagined.

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  • Things Worth Paying For as a Freelancer

    When you’re running your own business it can be tough to decide which expenses are worth the cost and which are not. This article from Six Revisions gives some insight into what is a necessity and which are not.

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  • 40 Lightning Bolt Brushes

    Adding lightning to your work can be tough. These brushes from Psd Box make it simple.

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  • Is Photoshop Destroying America’s Body Image?

    Photoshop has been getting a lot of bad press lately. When working with Photoshop it is important to work responsibility. This article on the Huffington Post asks if Photoshop is destroying America’s body image and calls for regulation. Something we should all be concerned with.

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  • Vintage Star Pattern: Texture Pack

    This freebie from Design Instruct includes a collection of nice vintage star patterns.

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  • 45 Creative Typography Print Ads

    This showcase from Spyre Studios features 45 creative typography-based print ads.

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