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Best Adobe Photoshop Tutorials of May 2014

Best Adobe Photoshop Tutorials of May 2014


Photoshop is one readily available tool for designers, photographers, artists and other creative people who wish to give shape to their ideas. I won’t be saying that it is difficult to handle or learn the tricks, tools and features it comes loaded with but then seeking help in between so that you don’t get stuck is definitely a wise idea.

Last month we came up with some really amazing and best Photoshop tutorials-Best Adobe Photoshop Tutorials of April 2014 and this month we have prepared a compilation of cute, creative, unique Photoshop tutorials that we assure will leave you amazed.

Take a look at this month’s compilation of best Photoshop tutorials that you would love trying out!

Best Adobe Photoshop Tutorials of May 2014

1. How to Draw a Cute Pirate Character in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will how you can draw a pirate character using Photoshop from blank page without any additional resources or stock images.

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2. The making of ‘Bear TV’

Learn how Brazilian character artist Leticia Reinaldo created her moody image, Bear TV by going through the tutorial that you all would love checking out.

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3. Sea Foam Text Effect: How to create foam textured text or shapes

Learn how to create realistic sea foam text effect and steps to follow if you want to apply sea or ocean foam pattern to the text shape on the beach sand easily by going through this cool tutorial.

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4. Create a Conceptual Composition with Beautiful Effects in CS6

This is a manipulation tutorial that we spotted at PSDBox. This tutorial will show you how this beautiful composition in Photoshop CS6 using stock images, text effects, adjustment layers a few filters is made.

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5. Simple way to create a wooden text with photoshop cs6

Spotted at GraphicSimple, this Photoshop tutorial ensures to help you learn the ways of using Photoshop Layer style to create a wooden text effect in old style.

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6. How to Create Rotoscope-Style Photos in Photoshop

If you all know Rotoscoping is the process of painting over live-action films, frame-by-frame, to create animation. This tutorial makes users learn how to create rotoscope-style photos in Photoshop.

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7. Making of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Spotted at 3dtotal, this tutorial by Yuo Tengara is a rundown of the lighting and texturing techniques behind her beautiful image ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

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8. How to Create a Retro, 3-Dimensional Text Effect in Photoshop

Published at MyDesignDeals, this tutorial makes you learn how to create a retro, 3-dimensional text effect using Photoshop basics and some smart creativity.

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9. Create a Photo Manipulation of a Fisherman in a Lake

In this tutorial, users will learn how to create their own dreamy landscape of a lake using water texture, add water ripples in the landscape, enhance original image with lightning and much more easily.

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10. Create a Simple Notebook Icon in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial users will learn how to create a simple notebook icon in Adobe Photoshop in few simple steps.

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11. How to Create an Animated Pixel Art Sprite in Adobe Photoshop 

This tutorial helps you learn how to create and animate a pixel art sprite using just a few simple tools in Adobe Photoshop. From basic rules to future pixel art illustrations, it helps you learn many things that lets you create an animated pixel art.

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12. Create Leafy Face Photo Manipulation In Photoshop

In this tutorial, users will learn how  to create Leafy Face manipulation in Photoshop through various techniques like layer blending, layer masks, filter effects and the use of adjustment layers.

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13. How to Create a Delicious Jelly Bean Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, users will learn how to create a delicious jelly bean text effect in Adobe Photoshop using a simple custom brush, a stroke and some layer styles.

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14. How to Create a Smeared Ketchup Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, users will learn how to use combination of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for creating a realistic-looking ketchup text effect.

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15. How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

In this tutorial, users will learn how to easily create a colorful flowing lines background in Adobe Photoshop CS5 using gradients, brushes and Curves adjustment layer to create a superb abstract background.

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16. Dragon metallic logo effect with photoshop

In this simple to follow tutorial, users will learn how to create a logo, metallic effect using just a couple of layer styles in Photoshop. 

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17. Making a Nice Ubuntu Desktop Wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS6

In this tutorial, it will show you how to create a nice desktop wallpaper with the help of Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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18. How to Create a Stylish Black and Gold 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a stylish black and gold 3D text effect using vector shapes, 3D meshes and materials.

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19. The A to Z of Adobe Photoshop

 This one is divided into parts. Users will find the links to quick tutorials around that show the tool or effect in action as well as descriptions to help you learn the easy way out. 

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20. Designing an Elegant Blog Layout in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a simple, elegant blog layout in Photoshop using strong image above the fold with some straightforward messaging, followed by very clean and elegant typography.

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21. How to Enhance the details in images and give it an amazing old effect

In this Photoshop tutorial users will learn how to enhance images details and give it shinny effect to make the photo look charming . Also, it will make users learn how to add an amazing old effect and balance the colors . 

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22. How to Create a Cool Vintage Collage Design in Adobe Photoshop CS5

In this tutorial, users will learn how to create a cool vintage collage in Photoshop CS5 and apply it to a stock image by following few simple steps.

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23. How To Combine Stock Photos Into A Gif Animation

This tutorial, inspired by its creative users using stock photos helps users in learning how to add flair to one of your favorite quotes with this fun GIF animation.

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24. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop tutorial: Create an amazing abstract artwork

Rob Shields in this tutorial makes you learn how to create abstract art that feels balanced and is not a matter of obeying hard-and-fast rules.

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25. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop tutorial: Create vector animal type 

Illustrator Marcus Reed in this tutorial has detailed the approaches he used for one of the letterforms, L is for Lion, from initial sketches to vector design in Illustrator to the final artwork. The creative mind has made use of geometric shapes and symmetry for the illustrations, a muted palette and use of space to help give a stylised approach to the concept.

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26. How to Create Plastic Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, users will be able to learn how to create a plastic text effect in Photoshop by applying some simple layer styles to make the text look like as if it is made out of plastic. Sounds cool huh!

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27. Wonderful World Romantic Photoshop Manipulation Tutorial

Spotted at PSD Dude, this tutorial by Milos Karanovic, this tutorial makes you learn how to create a beautiful romantic photo manipulation using simple blending techniques.

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28. Simple Masking Tape Text Effect

This tutorial will make you learn the super easy way to create a masking tape inspired text effect using basic Layer Styles and an Eraser Brush.

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29. Design Layered Rock Text Effect With Natural Elements In Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create layered text effect with natural textures in Photoshop that is easy and fun.

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30. Create This Epic Manipulation of Ancient Scandinavians in Photoshop

With the help of this tutorial, you all will learn how to create a beautiful photo manipulation ancient epic Scandinavians. Besides, you will learn to work with the transformation of objects, creating an atmosphere building landscapes, learn to work with layer masks and adjustment layers, and much more.

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31. The Easter Bunny Photoshop Manipulation Tutorial

This tutorial will  make you learn how to create a cartoon landscape with a cute Easter rabbit driving a carrot car in just few simple steps.

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32. How to Create Colored Chrome Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, users will learn how to create a colored chrome text effect in Photoshop by applying some simple Layer Styles.

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33. How to Add Creepy Bugs to Your Photos

With this tutorial, you will be able to create unusual Photo manipulation small and invisible worlds and fascinating moments of life of small inhabitants of the forest!

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With this we come to an end of best Photoshop Tutorials list. Personally, I liked them all. Which one(s) are your favorite and which one you are planning to try your hands on? Drop in your comments and let us know.

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of May 2014

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of May 2014


Adobe over the years has brought many changes in the life of the people all over. With its various softwares like Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and many more, it has reached new heights in terms of popularity and user base.

This is not the first time we are talking about the Adobe. Recently, we came up with the list of The Best Adobe Creative Cloud Alternatives and last month if you remember we published an article in which we pinned down Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of April 2014.

As we all know, Adobe Illustrator is one of the key software of Adobe that helps in designing and coming up with superb visually appealing designs that stand apart from the crowd. But then, its not as simple to work with Adobe Illustrator and what you need is expert advice or help to follow the best Adobe Illustrator tutorials available on the Internet and get the desired results.

It is here, when tutorials by professional designers come into play as these ensure to help you out in simple and easy to follow steps. Here, is the list of this month’s best Adobe Illustrator tutorials that you all would love checking out and try your hands out.

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of May 2014

1. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop Tutorial: Create an Amazing Abstract Artwork

Spotted at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk, Rob Shields use both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create an amazing Abstract artwork that feels balanced.

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2. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop Tutorial: Create Vector Animal Type

Using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, this tutorial will help you to learn creating Vector animal type that we spotted at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk, one of the best sites if you are looking for best Adobe Illustrator tutorials.

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3. Adobe Illustrator tutorial: How to make objects look 3D in Illustrator

If you love above two Illustrator tutorials by DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk, we are sure you’ll love this too. In this tutorial, you will learn how to extrude and shade basic shapes to make objects look 3D in Illustrator.

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4. Create a Coffee Mug Design in Adobe Illustrator

We are sure that you’ll love your mugs in which you enjoy your favorite drinks everyday while working. If yes, why not create very own designed coffee mug? This best Adobe Illustrator tutorial that we spotted at Tutsplus.com will help you create your own designed coffee mug in Adobe Illustrator.

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5. All the Rage: 3D Style Retro Text Effect Tutorial

Learning text effects tutorials are always a fun, this fun Adobe Illustrator tutorials from Vectips.com will help you to create 3D style Retro text effect. Who says that Retro is no more, it is everywhere!

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6. Create a Gingerdead Man in Illustrator

We must admit that finding best Adobe Illustrator tutorials from last one year or so, we never came across the site named ZombieDream.co.uk but they have some great tutorials and design resources. Coming to this tutorial, this will help you learn creating Gingerdead man in Adobe Illustrator.

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7. Create Cupcake in Illustrator

Another useful Adobe Illustrator tutorial by ZombieDream.co.uk that will help you learn creating delicious cupcakes using basic shapes and the pen tool.

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8. How to Create a Smeared Ketchup Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Don’t get confused by the title, this tutorial use both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create below Ketchup Text Effect. In the end of the tutorial, it will help you to learn how to to smear or smudge the Ketchup effect.

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9. Create a Gentle Flat Oriental Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is the best designing tool when it comes to create a seamless pattern. This tutorial will also help you learn creating beautiful oriental pattern in Adobe Illustrator.

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10. How to Create an Easy Coffee Shop Facade in Adobe Illustrator

Loved the above text effect created in Adobe Illustrator, this tutorial from Tutsplus.com will help you create an easy coffee shop facade using Adobe Illustrator Rectangle tool mainly.

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11. Illustrator Tutorial : Corn

VectorDiary.com always comes up with easy tutorial that will help you create various illustration using basic shapes in Adobe Illustrator. This time, you will learn creating beautiful corn illustration with the help of cool Adobe Illustrator tutorial.

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12. Sweet and Sassy: How to Create Your Own Lollipop Vector

Another great Adobe Illustrator tutorial published at Vectips.com that will help you learn create two delicious candy vectors using basic tools and Brush strokes panel in Adobe Illustrator.

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13. Game of Thrones Inspired Line Art Logos in Illustrator

Spotted at Spoongraphics.co.uk, Chris Spooner will explain how to create your on geometric line art inspired by Game of Thrones using Adobe Illustrator.

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14. Wow Your Upscale Crowd with This Simple D-I-Y Ribbon Font Text Effect

This is one of the best Adobe Illustrator tutorial that will help you to learn turning any simple font into folded ribbons to create an awesome ribbon font text effect that you can use for upscale designs.

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15. Create a Retro Phone Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

We already told you that retro is not going anywhere and this Adobe Illustrator tutorial published by Mary Winkler at TutsPlus.com will help you learn creating retro phone illustration very easily.

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16. How to Create a Weather Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Creating icons in Adobe Illustrator is a fun task and if you love it too, check out one great Adobe Illustrat0r tutorial spotted at VectorBoom.com that will help you learn creating weather icon using gradient fills, blending modes and Gaussian blur effect.

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17. Create a Flowerpot from Scratch in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial that we spotted at VectorCove.com will help you learn draw an flowerpart from scratch using several techniques in Adobe Illustrator.

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18. How to Create Semi-Realistic Weighing Scales in Adobe Illustrator

Another useful Adobe Illustrator tutorial published by VectorCove.com that will help you learn creating semi-realistic weighing scales using various basic shapes in Adobe Illustrator.

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19. How to Create an Abstract Vector Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Create an abstract portrait of a girl in Adobe Illustrator with the help of tutorial published at VectorBoom.com.

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20. Create your Own Realistic Leather Texture

Designers always need texture for various purposed but how cool if you can create your own. This tutorial published at Vectips.com will help you to create your own realistic leather texture that you can use in your future projects.

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With this we come to an end. Now you tell me, aren’t these best Illustrator tutorials worth trying out? Personally, I would love to try my hands on How to make objects look 3D in Illustrator. Which one(s)  would you like to try out? Let us know by dropping in your comments below.

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of April 2014

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of April 2014


Used by professional designers worldwide, Adobe Illustrator software is proving to be quite successful in winning the hearts of millions for the cool features it comes decked up with. Besides providing precision, Adobe Illustrator software has sophisticated drawing tools, expressive natural brushes and lot many time-savers that together contribute in making it the choice of designers for giving shape to their creative ideas.

Tempting is the world of designing but walking on the path of success in this field is not as easy as it appears to be. From newbies to professional designers, each one is seeking help to learn new things and brush up the skills. The entire week, we keep bookmarking the useful Photoshop and best Adobe Illustrator tutorials for making it easier so that you don’t have to spare extra hours looking for the best and useful ones.

Recently, we published an article entitled Best Adobe Photoshop Tutorials of April 2014 and today we have prepared a compilation of best Adobe Illustrator tutorials of April 2014. Here it is!

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of April 2014

1. Adobe Illustrator tutorial: Create type filled with characters

If you are looking best Adobe Illustrator tutorials, DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk is one of the great site. To start with, we have showcased first tutorial spotted at DigitalArts that will make you learn how to create type filled with cute characters. After seeing this tutorial, you will fall in love with “R” character.

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2. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop tutorial: Create urban type

If you love typography, this tutorial is surely for you. Spotted at DigitalArtOnline.co.uk that will help you learn creating the urban type masterpiece inspired from last year’s London Olympics, underground club scenes and the vistas.

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3. How To Create Geometric Low Poly Art The Easy Way

Chris Spooner is one of the great designer we know and he comes with some amazing Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials for time to time. In this tutorial, Chris shows how to create geometric low poly art in a very easy way with the help of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

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4. How to Create a Cute Coffee Maker

In this tutorial, an effort has been made to let users learn how to create cute little coffee maker in Adobe illustrator. Initially, you will learn to create base shapes of the coffee maker using the Pen and the Ellipse Tools, followed by learning to add depth and shading for your shapes using complex gradients, basic blending, masking and vector shape building techniques along with some effects. The process doesn’t end here. There’s much more which you will get to learn once you open up the tutorial and check it out.

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5. Create a Hill Scene Using Gradients in Adobe Illustrator

One of the best Adobe Illustrator tutorial that we have seen in the month of April was by TutsPlus.com that helps you to learn creating a hill scene using gradients in Adobe Illustrator. The idea of this tutorial came to Sharone Milne by seeing a beautiful photograph by Felecia Simon and she decided to create vector version of it.

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6. Create the Captain America Shield Icon in Adobe Illustrator

We are sure that you love Captain America and if not, you will love to check out the Captain America Shield Icon that has been created with the help of Adobe Illustrator. This cool Adobe Illustrator tutorial is perfect for beginners that will help you learn create the Captain America Shield Icon.

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7. Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Summer Sunglasses

Its spring time so later in this article we showed how you can create garden scene with the help of Illustrator but before that how about learning to create a cool summer sunglasses that shows perfect beach weather. This cool Adobe Illustrator tutorial spotted at VectorDiary.com will help you learn create a cool summer sunglasses showing dreamy beach landscape.

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8. How to Create a Splash Screen Illustration

This tutorial published at DesignModo.com will show you how to create a splash screen illustration using vector elements that you will create in this tutorial and later applied them into a template in Photoshop.

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9. Create a Fabulous Nail Polish Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Tutplus.com is another great site where you can find plenty of best Adobe Illustrator tutorials and here’s the one that will help you to firstly create a nail polish bottle cap and then pink art brush and giving it text effect using very simple background.

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10. Creating Seamless Patters and Seamless Backgrounds in Illustrator

Patterns and Backgrounds is an essential element of any design project whether you are designing a poster or a website. This tutorial that we found at Vectips.com will help you to create a variety of various patterns, textures and backgrounds in Adobe Illustrator that you can further use in your design projects.

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11. How to Create a Tasty Cupcake in Adobe Illustrator

We have already seen few Adobe Illustrator tutorials in this article based on spring time and here’s another one that will show how to create a tasty cupcake in Adobe Illustrator and beat the heat.

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12. Create a 3D, Fruit-Textured, Text Effect

With the help of Adobe Illustrator, you can create many design elements but it is also famous for creating text effects easily. This useful Adobe Illustrator tutorial published at TutsPlus.com will help beginners to create fruit-textured, 3D text effect that you can use in various poster designs.

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13. Create a Garden Scene with Basic Shapes in Adobe Illustrator

What could be the best time other than creating a garden scene in spring time? If you are excited, check out this cute Adobe Illustrator tutorials that will help you learn creating Garden scene in Adobe Illustrator with the help of basic shapes likes rectangle, ellipse and triangle.

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14. Illustrator Special Effects: Bokeh Background

A quick tutorial spotted at VectorDiary.com will help you learn bokeh background with the help of Adobe Illustrator that you can use later in various web design projects.

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15. How to Create an Out Of This World Vector UFO in Adobe Illustrator

Spotted at VectorGraphit.com, this tutorial will show you creating an flying 3D vector UFO in Adoble Illustrator through a detailed process that is very easy to learn.

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16. Turn any Font Into a Sketch Font

Vectips brings high-quality Illustrator tutorials every month and this tutorial from the month of April will help you to turn any font into a sketch font using Adobe Illustrator. This tutorial was earlier a hit on the site so they decided to come up once again with the same tutorial using recent version of Illustrator.

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17. How to Create Banner, Label and Badge Templates in Illustrator

Designer came across many situations when they need to create banners, label and badges for using in different web design projects and they start finding for free options on the Internet and end up finding good ones with a huge price. If you are in such situation, check out this tutorial that will show how you can create badge, banner and label in Illustrator and use them in any project later.

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18. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop tutorial: Create a low-poly portrait

It seems like low polygonal art is getting famous these days and that’s the reason you are seeing it everywhere, be it logo design, website designs or posters. This tutorial spotted at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk will help you learn create a low-poly portrait using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

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We have spent quite a lot time looking for these best Adobe Illustrator tutorials and went through each one of them to ensure that they prove to be useful for our designer friends in enhancing their skills. These useful Illustrator tutorials promise to make you learn new techniques, brush up on tool sets found in Adobe Illustrators.

Let us know if we have been successful in hitting the target by compiling the list of top-notch Adobe Illustrators? Are these compelling enough to be tried out? Lastly, which one did you like the most and why?

Best Adobe Photoshop Tutorials of April 2014

Best Adobe Photoshop Tutorials of April 2014


If you are using Photoshop for designing a website, you definitely are following the right path of becoming a successful designer. But then novice designers don’t know about every tool, filter and how one can make the optimum use of the features of Photoshop. Even professional designers who have been into the field for many years seek the help of other designers.

In the quest to help their fellow designers, some people spare out extra time out and come up with tutorials in which they explain the entire process of creating various designs in step-wise procedure. The steps listed in the tutorials are written in simple language so that they are easy to understand.

The Photoshop tutorials that make designers learn tips and tricks on how to use Photoshop for photo editing, manipulations, designs and more prove to be quite helpful.  If you are seeking help and wish to enhance your skills, go through these best Photoshop tutorials listed below. Each Photoshop tutorial is carefully handpicked to ensure that all you designers out there get benefited the best possible way.

Best Adobe Photoshop Tutorials of April 2014

1. Making Of ‘Doctrich – Post Apocalyptic Scientist Mechanic’

David Anastacio Ferreira gives 3dtotal a rundown of the key processes involved in creating his image, Doctrich-Post Apocalyptic Scientist Mechanic.

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2. Create a 3D, Fruit-Textured, Text Effect

The Photosop tutorial helps in creating a realistic 3D text effect that otherwise prove to be a daunting task. In the process, users will be able to use a combination of Modo, Photoshop and Illustrator to create a fruit textured text effect that resembles an orange.

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3. How to Cut Out Hair Smoothly in Photoshop

Spotted at how2des.com, this best Photoshop tutorial you are going to learn how to cut out hair smoothly without leaving any impurities with very easy method .

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4. How To Create Geometric Low Poly Art The Easy Way

This tutorial which is spotted at Spoongraphics makes users learn how to create detailed image that is made up of hundreds of tiny geometric shapes which give the art that popular low-poly effect. 

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5. How to Create This Amazing Artwork of a Great Enchantress in Photoshop

This tutorial makes users learn how to create landscape, add mystical items, create the model and work with animals and finally draw the shadows and work on atmospheric paintings, correction and other effects.

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6. Giraffe Neck Knot Photoshop Tutorial

This tutorial makes you learn how to create realistic giraffe neck knot effect and how to apply spotted skin pattern to the knot shape the fun way.

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7. Create Unique Neon Text Effect In Photoshop

This tutorial will make users learn the processes of creating this unique neon text effect in Photoshop using number of Photoshop techniques like layer masking, selection, blending options, pen tool and adjustment layers.

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8. Create a Giraffe Leather and Fur Typography in Photoshop

In this tutorial users will learn how to create an interesting animal leather inspired text effect with skin and fur details of a Giraffe.

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9. Create an Intense “Blade Runner” Inspired Composition With Shattered Glass and Bullets

This tutorial makes you learn how to create surreal photo manipulation of Blade Runner on an interior skyscraper with Photoshop.

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10. Making Of ‘Doctrich – Post Apocalyptic Scientist Mechanic’

Tamas Gyerman with this tutorial makes you learn the processes of creating space-ship model-Vulture.

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11. Lost Princess in the Magic Forest

Spotted at PSDdude.com, this tutorial makes you learn how to create a magic scenery a forest that unexpectedly comes to live revealing charmed trees that can talk , white rabbits and magic light sparkles.

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12. Create a Seamless Argyle Pattern With a Fabric Texture

In this tutorial, users get to learn how to create a realistic-looking, seamless, argyle pattern in Photoshop with a fabric texture. Such seamless patterns can be used for packaging design, print design, web design, and textiles design.

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13. How to Apply Textures to Vector Artwork for a Realistic Look

Spotted at MyDesignDeals, this tutorial makes you learn how to add texture and depth to a vector shape in Photoshop using images, layer masks and blend modes.

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14. Photoshop tutorial: Give your art that cosmic look

James White, in this tutorial makes you learn how to create the clever use of blends can yield ethereal colour effects.

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15. Earth Day and Realistic Clouds Text Effect Photoshop Tutorial plus Clouds Brushes

The cool tutorial spotted at promises to make users learn how to create realistic clouds text effect in Photoshop.

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16. Create a low-poly portrait

Breno Bitencourt came up with a tutorial in which he explained step-by-step to create a stylish low-poly portrait in Illustrator and Photoshop.

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17. Playing with type and images in Photoshop

This is a beautiful wallpaper tutorial that makes users learn how to create a simple and soothing image using Photoshop. The quote reads “Everything has beauty, but not everyone can sees it”. Follow this tutorial, to know how you can create such stunning wallpapers. 

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18. Create A Dark Abstract Crow Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a dark abstract photo manipulation with crows and disintegration effect.

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19. How to Create Abstract Colorful Swirl Waves Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5 

In the following tutorial you will learn how to use Ellipse Tool, Brush Tool and Gradients in Adobe Photoshop CS5 for creating abstract swirl waves background.

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20. Create a Photo Manipulation of Alice in Wonderland

This tutorial makes users learn to create image of Alice. The very first step will be to create the atmosphere and the main stage in the form of road maps and continuing further.

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21. How To Create a Realistic Money Effect in Photoshop

Spoongraphics posted a tutorial ensuring to make people learn vintage engraved or etched illustration style that builds up the tonal areas of an image with lots of tiny lines.

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22. Create Unique Photo Effect With Abstract Brushes And Coloring Techniques in Photoshop

In this tutorial users will learn how to create unique photo effect with abstract brushes and coloring techniques in Photoshop.

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23. Create a Fantasy Underwater Scene with Photoshop

This tutorial makes you learn how to photo manipulate a fantasy woman floating in an underwater setting with the help of techniques like lighting, colouring, blending, detailing and more.

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24. Create a Soccer-Themed Text Effect in Photoshop

The tutorial makes users learn to create a soccer-themed text effect by using basic Layer Styles, brushes and a several textures.

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25. Create Photo Manipulation With Alice In Wonderland Theme in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn the processes of creating a Alice in Wonderland themed photo manipulation using smart filters, stock blending.

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26. How to Create Glittering Glass Text Effect

This tutorial users will be able to learn how to create glittering glass text effect. The very first step is to create a simple glass pebbles texture and later make it shiny with a few layer styles.

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27. Create a Paintbrush Icon in Adobe Photoshop

In this cool tutorial users will learn how to create a simple paintbrush icon in Adobe Photoshop.

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28. Elegant Glossy Text Effect

This tutorial will explain you how to create an elegant slick text effect using Photoshop’s Layer Styles and some simple Brush settings.

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So, how did you find these best Photoshop tutorials created by Photoshop experts? I have tried to gather professional and useful Photoshop tutorials that will certainly help you enhance your designing skills and improve the quality of your works.

Believe me, selecting the latest and the best tutorials from a hundreds and thousands of them is very difficult. Hope this best Photoshop tutorials compilation solved the purpose.

Useful List of Best Ebook Cover Design Tutorials

Useful List of Best Ebook Cover Design Tutorials


Anything that comes handy, helps us improve our knowledge, enhance our skills in simple way is more than welcome. In today’s fast-paced life where we all are complaining of shortage of time, we all wish for a teacher who makes us learn the without asking us to step out of our homes or attend classes. This could be one reason why more and more people are lending a helping hand and making us learn by coming up with useful tutorials every now and then.

Tutorials are the best way of learning something on your own while practicing side by side by following the listed steps. There are lot many professionals that make sure to spread the knowledge with other people to help them ease the task with the help of tutorials.

We should never judge a book by its cover! This is one cliche sounding line which we all have heard lot of times. Seems like designers all over are trying hard to make book covers as attractive as possible making us believe that the content will be great too. In today’s digital era, many people seem to prefer ebooks over simple books. Why not, if electronic version is available, till the time it is solving the purpose one should go with the trend.

Now that we have talked about tutorial, book cover designs and ebooks, you all know that what we are here with. Best Ebook Cover Design Tutorials! Seeing the ebook craze, we thought from the designer’s perspective as to how they can learn to create beautiful ebook cover designs and came up with the list of best ebook cover design tutorials that ensure to be of great help.

If you are into Photoshop tutorials, we came up with useful list of best Photoshop manipulation tutorials two days before. Don’t forget to check it out.

Useful List of Best Ebook Cover Design Tutorials

1. Make a Professional Look Ebook Cover in 5 Minutes

Spotted at useful tutorial on ebook cover creation on BetterBlogImages that not only teach you to create beautiful ebook cover but also helps to know where you can find free cover templates for ebooks, how to download and instand photoshop actions and how to use them to create ebook covers.

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2. Easily Create an Ebook Cover in Photoshop

Ruxandra Micu at WorldStart.com has shared this ebook cover design tutorial that is very easy to follow and help you to create beautiful ebook cover designs in few minutes.

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3. How to Design an Ebook Cover That Sells

A very detailed tutorial that will not only help you to design ebook covers but lets you know about basic design theory, ebook cover research and few more tips that will help you create a cover that actually works for your clients.

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4. Design an Ebook Cover in Photoshop Using Action

Another useful tutorial that we spotted on MashDesigning.com by Ifham Khan  that will help you to design professional ebook cover using Photoshop actions.

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5. Designing an Ebook Cover

A very detailed tutorial that will let you design ebook cover in Photoshop by showing pictures on each step that you will find easy to follow.

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6. Creating 3D Ebook Cover

BoxShot is a software that helps to design ebook covers and this tutorial will help you to design 3D ebook cover using few mouse clicks.

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7. Ebook Cover Design in Photoshop for iPad

Writing ebook specially for those who use iPad, this video tutorial will let you design ebook cover for iPad with the help of Adobe Photoshop.

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8. How to Make an Ebook Cover + Free Ebook Templates

This article featured at Viamaverick.com has video tutorial that will help you to design awesome ebook cover and has links to the useful resources from where you can download free ebook templates.

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9. Ebook Covers : Photoshop Fun

For some people designing ebook cover is daunting task but for Kaitlin Hayes, designing ebook covers in Photoshop is a fun. Let’s check on the blog where she described  how to create ebook cover design in few steps.

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10. Create your Own Ebook Cover, Step by Step, With Pictures

A perfect tutorial to create free ebook cover for those who don’t know how to work in Photoshop or haven’t purchased it yet. This ebook cover creation tutorial will help you to create the cover with the help of powerpoint and showing each and every step with detailed pictures.

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11. How to Design an Ebook Cover in Word

We have already seen how to create ebook cover using Microsoft powerpoint but this ebook cover creation tutorial will help you to create one using Microsoft word. This tutorials are specially for newbies who just want to give more time to writing.

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Going through these best ebook cover design tutorials while listing them down, I can say that these are really simple and easy to follow. You will love checking them out, going through steps listed and following them to come up with cool cover designs. Even if the ebook cover designing is not on your list in the near future, these are definitely worth trying out. You never know, it might result in something that you could add to your portfolio.

Best Photoshop Manipulation Tutorials of Year 2014

Best Photoshop Manipulation Tutorials of Year 2014


Manipulation is a word for photo restoration or enhancing the same by adjusting colors, contrast, white balance, sharpness and much more to get the desired results. Photo manipulation is following a particular process and using image editing techniques to create photographs with an illusion or deception. In Photoshop manipulation what plays the major role is the imaginative mind and creative skills of the designers.

While it is fun to dream up new ideas but executing them can be quite daunting at times. Any idea that lends a helping hand when a designer gets stuck giving shape to the ideas? Indeed other designers that keep coming up with the best Photoshop manipulation tutorials in which they list down the stepwise procedure which when followed helps them get the expected results. 

Title of the article clearly tells what’s in store for you all. We have compiled below a fantastic collection of creative Photoshop manipulation tutorials that have been aimed at beginners and intermediates. For those who are new to the Photoshop will be able to learn about various tools and techniques with the help of these tutorials.

The Photoshop manipulation tutorials listed below have been carefully handpicked to make all you designers learn basic manipulation techniques, tricks and tips to help you on your journey of mastering the manipulation skills. The images themselves are persuading enough to make you open them up and read on. Incase, you don’t like any image, we would suggest don’t just let it pass, just go through it once; you never know it might prove to be an interesting one worth trying your hands on. Take a look. 

Best Photoshop Manipulation Tutorials of Year 2014

1. Apocalyptic Wallpaper Speed Art of a Destructive Monster in Photoshop

This is a Photo Manipulation tutorial that is best presented in the form of video to make you all learn how to create immortal photo manipulation that was made in Adobe Photoshop CC. The 3D modeling is done by Alex Antonov.

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2. Create an Emotional Autumn Scene Photo Manipulation

This is a Photoshop tutorial that will show you how to create an emotional autumn scene by blending all stocks together to make a cohesive scene and retouch the model, creating rain, working with groups and much more.

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3. How to Create a Marvellous Night Landscape with Waterfalls

Learn how to create atmospheric mountainous landscape with this Photoshop tutorial. Learn to combine several photos together, add a bridge with lanterns, color balance images, dodge, burn and other techniques.

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4. Create an Incredible Twilight Surreal Scene with Floating Islands

In this Photoshop manipulation tutorial, we will learn to create magical twilight landscape with floating islands, a old sailboat and a surreal moon background by mixing stock photos, applying filters to create a twilight scene and following matte painting basics too.

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 5. Create a Fantasy Steampunk Castle in Photoshop

Spotted at PSD Dude, this tutorial makes you learn how to create a fantasy steam-punk castle in Photoshop using some simple blending, color correction and adjustment processing.

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6. Create a Fantasy Tree Woman Scene in Photoshop

This is an intermediate level tutorial that makes us learn how to undergo the processes of creating “Dark Power Unleashed” Surreal Digital Art in Photoshop.

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7. Create a Fantasy Fiery Portrait Photo-Manipulation

This is a simple tutorial to make users learn how a fantasy fiery portrait of a woman can be easily created using textures, add fire and create lighting effect.

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8. Create Dark Power Unleashed Surreal Digital Art In Photoshop

In this tutorial, we will learn to create a fantasy tree woman scene in Photoshop with the help of manipulating techniques like blending, masking, using the brush tool, adjusting color and working with groups.

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9. How to Create Thinker Photo Manipulation In Photoshop

Here is a tutorial that shows the processes of creating Thinker photo manipulation in Photoshop using a model image and combining with abstract lines and a few flying stones to form this artwork.

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10. How to Create a Flying Angel Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Learn to create angelic photo manipulation with the help of smart filters and drawing techniques. Besides learn to create a dramatic cloud background, add glowing wings to an angel and add some particles in simple way.

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11. Create Fake Rim Lights in Photoshop

This tutorial is well presented in video by Glyn Dewis to make users learn to create fake colored rim lights using Photoshop Layer Styles easily and quickly.

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12. Tetris Photomanipulation Tutorial

This tutorial is prepared in a simple video form to make us learn how to create a tetris style photomanipulation in Photoshop easily.

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13. Create an Alluring and Magical Forest Photo Manipulation

This tutorial gives you an insight into how we can create a dark, mystic photo manipulation. While following the process we get to learn some interesting tricks and techniques like working with tree branches and ivies, advanced blending and coloring techniques.

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14. How to Add a Mermaid to a Dark Bleak Landscape

Create stark and dramatic landscapes with the help of this tutorial in which you will learn to combine different stock photos and lighting styles to create dramatic, movie like photo manipulation.

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15. How to Composite a Destroyed City Scene and Retouch Characters in Photoshop

Learn to create post-apocalyptic environment with the help of this tutorial that will show you how to composite your own scene with multiple photos and retouch characters by adding hair extensions and much more.

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16. Create a Surreal, Emotional Underground Scene Photo Manipulation

Take the help of this tutorial to learn how to create an amazing surreal underground scene with a heart created from branches and scattering leaves. Besides, this tutorial makes us learn the blending, complex masking, painting, working with groups and many more techniques to get the desired results.

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17. Create an Intense Fallen Angel Composition in Photoshop

This tutorial makes users learn to create dramatic fallen angel scene as it will cover essential photo manipulation techniques like painting, complex masking lighting effects, and more to ease the task.

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18. How to Create an Infernal Scene in Photoshop

This tutorial makes us learn how to stage a scene with multiple pictures, add smoke and fire to a witch and coloring techniques for creating a dark photo manipulation with a burning figure in a mirror.

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19. Photo Manipulate a Surreal Underground Scene with a Sleeping, Frozen Beauty

This tutorial makes you learn some key manipulating techniques like blending, coloring, texture/brush application and many more to create a lovely surreal image.

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20. Create a Mystical Night Forest Scene with an Angel

This tutorial best explains how to create mystical forest scene with a beautiful angel reading a book.

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Obviously, the list of amazing Photoshop manipulation tutorials is endless, these are the latest ones which I found worth sharing. If you think you know about any such tutorial that might prove helpful to other designers in learning photo manipulation let us know.