And, when you need to cool down a hot image, try the
Under Water Effect
at Photoshoplovr.com. With this simple tutorial, you’ll learn how to give your image the look of being submerged in cool aqua goodness. I’ve used this effect to produce a background in an ad for a pool-supply store, with great results.
If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, but would like a little inspiration, take a quick look at the many Photoshop tutorials available at
Eyes on Design
—they have a little bit of everything.
Finally, if you’ve visited my blog, you probably know that I love
Photoshop brushes. To me they’re like fonts—you can never have too many. Among my favorites are grunge-style brushes, and, when you can’t find just the right one, use use Veerle’s
Creating Grunge Brushes
tutorial, where you’ll learn how to roll your own.
[James Dempsey runs the
blog, which offers tips, tricks and opinion on a variety of design topics.]