Graphic designers are a generous bunch, so much so that many give away their design techniques in the form of tutorials so that others might be able to similarly create compelling designs. One would think that telling others how to design might not be the best career move; however, designers have found that sharing their secrets creates the type of karma that leads to exceptional (and lucrative) design careers. Feel free to thank the designers behind the following 10 new design tutorials you don’t want to miss.
Mixed media makes for great poster, flyer, and brochure graphics. Learn how to apply a range of techniques to craft stunning and stylish mixed media artwork in Photoshop with this tutorial.
PSD Tuts Plus shows you how to replace a woman’s lipstick with any artwork you’d like in this tutorial. This technique will help command attention for your designs and can reinforce a theme or emotion.
This one hour tutorial will teach you how to design fascinating fluid effects using the Liquify filter. The randomness of the whole process makes it more interesting as you’ll be able to create new results every time you use the command which makes it ideal for abstract design experiments.
Easily turn any photo into a watercolor masterpiece with the tips and tricks outlined in this tutorial.
Abduzeedo shows you how to create a classic lighting effect in Photoshop, starting with a light bulb filament stock image. This isn’t a new concept, but it’s a great refresher for any designer who wants to craft more electrifying designs.
Sometimes what isn’t there is what makes a design so powerful. Learn how to use Photoshop to remove heads from photos and create a dramatic design effect similar to this headless violinist.
The Batman movies reign as some of the most popular super hero films of all time, especially in recent years. Create your own “two-faced” digital painting using Photoshop and the tips and techniques outlined in this detailed tutorial.
This tutorial will teach you simple techniques for incorporating remarkable light effects to your work using Photoshop.This will also teach you how to give an interesting look to a human body using a grunge texture.
Design a compelling landing page mockup that is fine-tuned for sales with this tutorial, which shows you how to apply proven landing page design techniques to increase conversion rates.
Learn how to use gradients and transparency to add depth to your illustrations, and bring a fluorescent transparency to life with Illustrator in this tutorial.