Photoshop Madness for the holidays

by Fred Showker

Photoshop Madness, Fred Showker surfs the web in search of good Photoshop stuff

Holiday madness in Photoshop

PHOTOSHOP MADNESS for November PHOTOSHOP MADNESS is where you practically go mad trying to find the most useful stuff for Photoshop! You can believe we went totally mad when we got caught in a stalker site, supposedly of "great Photoshop downloads" and couldn't get out! The only thing we could do was shut down the computer -- which lost a bunch of work on this month's column. Sheesh.

Anyway, here we go with the 2012 Holiday Photoshop Madness surf . . .

UGNN SafeNetting As always, we caution you -- be careful what you click, and where you click. We always attempt to refer you to good, clean stuff -- but malware, phishing, stalker and predator links are abundant in many sites these days. Whatch those little popups in the text. Just stay on the tutorial / content paths and you'll be okay.

Photoshop tutorial – Photo to aquarel painting

Creative inspiration

Aquarel painting is done using water colours. This adobe photoshop video tutorial brings you another way to create aquarel painting /aquarelle/ from your photograph.
      (While this tutorial does a fair job of introducing tools, the writer is not very English literate, and the site is raft with stalker and ad links.)
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Merry Christmas Tree

Creative inspiration

Learn how to create your own Christmas tree wallpaper with these tutorial.
      (we cannot say who did this one -- it's from one of those replicator sites that never has an author's name and never has an 'about' file)
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Adobetutorialz
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How to Create Christmas Greeting Card with Blue Christmas balls in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Creative inspiration

If you want to learn how to create a greeting card for the holiday, then we have an awesome tutorial for you. We will learn how to create an abstract Christmas background using brushes then we’ll create Christmas ball using Ellipse Tool and Layer Styles in Adobe Photoshop CS6.
      Layered PSD file included. :
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Simple Christmas Star tutorial

Creative inspiration

Now, this is an interesting condept ... the tutorial is in an entire length photoshop file. So, try the link to 'more' below to see the entire file. Author says : How to make nice Christmas Star with "customized shape and layer styles"
      I don't know who told them GREEN was a Christmas color.
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Amazing Christmas Card

Creative inspiration

Amazing is the word for it ... many of the tutorial scalpers have takent to making their tutorials huge, tall graphics. I guess they're exploitingt the rush to Pinterest.
      Anyway, this tutorial is pretty cool ... although no author, no info, no about . . . help yourself to the link ... but click the "more" to get the whole tutorial
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Christmas Dock Icons

Creative inspiration

Petercui, over at wanted you to have these superb Christmas icons
      The link below gets you to Mike's page in Deviant Art, but the 'more" link below downloads the whole file
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Searching for good Photoshop images and tutorials amongst all the total madness out on the web Don't let Photoshop Madness get you down!

There are always lots of spectacular Photoshop images and visuals out there! Share them! We'll be back shortly with MORE Photoshop Madness ... and please -- BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU SURF ... but when you do find a great Photoshop practitioner, or a good Photoshop tutorial, please share it with us! If you create Photoshop Tutorials yourself, please post your info here so you can be considered for a Photoshop Fave!

Of course, some of our favorite editions of Photoshop Madness can be found in the legacy Photoshop Tips & Tricks web site!
See the last edition of Photoshop Madness

And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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