Posts by Author: 13 posts by Brian

If GIMP is so good, why does everyone use Photoshop?  It’s a fair question, given the fact that GIMP is so often heralded by open source enthusiasts.  GIMP is a free photo editing software often cited as the best open source image editing software on the planet.  An offshoot, Gimpshop, features a user interface that […]


1. Paper If this is the first time you’ve heard of Paper, I can only assume you live under a rock. Made for the iPad, Paper lets you draw, write, and mix colors on a plain, retina-resolution space. It’s a powerful tool, with many applications for the creative. 2. Coderwall Coderwall emerged in 2012 as […]


Have you ever wanted to turn your favorite photos and subjects into comic-like scenes and characters? You can achieve fun comic book effects for your photos with a few tweaks in Photoshop, as described by the following 10 comic book Photoshop tutorials. Pow! 1. Comic Book Effect Tutorial Turn any scene into a highly stylized comic […]


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Carving pumpkins into a jack-o-lanterns is a longstanding family tradition in many American households. I always marvel at my neighbors’ expertly carved masterpieces while my attempts to make a macabre gourd most closely resemble “American Horror Story’s Beauregard”. Thus, I find it far more fun and incredibly more rewarding to make jack-o-lanterns digitally. At least […]


Halloween is a playground for graphic designers as the holiday’s history, legends, and spooky-playful themes let designers experiment with so many of Photoshop’s creative design tools.  Simply put, Halloween design is cool and fun.  If you’re looking to expand your scary skill set, check out the following 20 monstrous Photoshop tutorials for Halloween. 1. Werewolf […]