Photoshop Top 100 Articles

December 15, 2006 12:00 am

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  • Advanced Photoshop CS2 Trickery & FX
    Paula Sanders reviews Stephen Burns newest book Advanced Photoshop CS2 Trickery & FX which is a follow-up to his earlier book Photoshop CS Trickery & FX. Photoshop users will be interested in finding out if the book is indeed a treat, or mere trickery!

  • Tutorials
    Courtesy of, we're pleased to present a series of Photoshop-related tutorials, written by several different authors.

  • Digital Element Displays Complete Product Line
    Digital Element Displays WorldBuilder Professional 4.1 and Verdent Plant Mechanic

  • Arena Players
    Arena Players

  • PhotoShop Foliage Painting
    Create a pallet that will allow you to build a foliage cover that is detailed, versatile, and very customizable. Listed for Intermediate although with practice everyone can enjoy it.

  • MetaCreations' New KPT 6 Unleashes the Creative Possibilities of Adobe Photoshop
    New Release in the KPT Plug-In Series Generates Unlimited Image Effects for Print and the Web

  • "Snowcloning" Using Poser & Photoshop
    Revised version of my very old tutorial on combining multiple Poser renders. With many practical and creative uses, I consider this to be the most essential postwork technique for any Poser artist.

  • Painting a simple Braid
    This tutorial will show you how to paint a simple braid of hair. I'm using Photoshop 7 but you can do this in any other paint program also :o)

  • Spotlight on Alien Skin Software
    January 28th - February 1st, Alien Skin Software develops, markets and supports easy-to-use software that adds time-saving features to larger graphics applications such as Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and Fireworks.

  • Texturing Eyes with Brushes
    Step-by-step tutorial on texturing eyes with brushes in Photoshop 7.

  • Creating A CD In Photoshop
    This week we are going to look at how to draw a CD in Photoshop 7. We will be using the new opacity options on the layer palette. We will also be using the fade fill command. Not too many people even know about this incredibly useful tool...

  • Renderosity Halloween Contest 2006: "Wake the Dead"
    The winners of the 6th Annual Halloween Contest at Renderosity have been announced! We would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support and participation: 3DWorld Magazine, Corel, digital tutors, e-frontier, e-on software, FXR Software, Hash, Maxon, NewTek, NVIDIA, Photoshop Cafe, Reallusion, ResPower, Sachform Technology, Softimage, ToonBoom.We would like to thank all the artists that participated and made this a record breaking and breath taking event. The entries were amazing!

  • Sharpening using Photoshop's Unsharp mask
    Paula gives you an inside look into her secrets for sharpening images using Photoshops Unsharp Mask. This step-by-step tutorial is aimed at both the beginner and a refresher for the advanced user. Paula shows you how to minimize the effect of degradation when enlarging.

  • Photoshop Bytes II
    Please join us in officially welcoming Renderosity Magazine staff columnist, Jenna Hoffstein [bluevenus] to the Renderosity Front Page News team. Just in time for Halloween Blue continues to clue you in on her helpful Photoshop tips and tricks and treats!

  • Photoshop Glass Text Tutorial
    "Here is a tutorial that will show you the easiest way to create glass text in Photoshop using layer styles."

  • Plastic Engraved Type in Photoshop
    "How to embed type in photoshop. Heres a tutorial that will how you how to carve your mark. This is so simple it should be illegal."

  • Photoshop 7's Brushes Palette: The Texture & Dual Brush Options
    As we continue to explore Photoshop 7's new Brushes palette, we'll look in this column at the Texture and Dual Brush panes.

  • Graffiti in Photoshop
    "Time to tag your screen! Here's the tutorial on creating your own graffiti in Photoshop."

  • Photoshop 7's Brushes Palette: Dynamics
    The heart of Photoshop 7's powerful new paint engine is the Brushes palette. In this column, we'll take a look at the Color Dynamics and Other Dynamics panes, as well as the "pane-less" options at the bottom of the palette.

  • Photoshop Bytes!
    We welcome back Renderosity Magazine contributing writer, Jenna Hoffstein [bluevenus]. Blue, clues you in on her helpful Photoshop tips and tricks. Its time to dust off your artistic tools ... A can't miss mini tutorial for all levels of Photoshop users.

  • Paula Sanders Report - Gnomon Workshop's Adobe Photoshop for Digital Production
    Once more Paula Sanders reviews another of Gnomon Workshop's classrooms on DVDs. This week Paula reviews Adobe Photoshop for Digital Production, Essential Techniques for Film, Broadcast and Games - Instructor: Dave Pasciuto

  • Photoshop 7 Alchemy: Apply Image has kindly allowed us to reprint their online tutorials. We kick it off with the "Apply Image" command from Photoshop 7...

  • The wonderful world of waterfalls!
    Two great tutorials for creating waterfalls in Vue and Terragen!

  • An Element of Unpredictability
    What do Adobe Photoshop filters and etching have in common? Find out as Jenna shares her college art experiences; where she discovered that letting go of conventional thinking, resulted in creating images with unpredictable yet exceptional outcomes.

  • Review of Andromeda's RedEyePro Filter
    "Andromeda's latest Photoshop compatible filter is part of the Photographic Tools and Effects series. This filter is easy to use, inexpensive, and removes the red eye from a picture in a flash..."

  • **HOLD-Copyright** Advanced Photoshop CS2 Trickery & FX
    Paula Sanders reviews Stephen Burns newest book Advanced Photoshop CS2 Trickery & FX which is a follow-up to his earlier book Photoshop CS Trickery & FX. Photoshop users will be interested in finding out if the book is indeed a treat, or mere trickery!

  • Paula Sanders Report - Path Styler Pro
    Paula reviews the Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator plugin Path Styler Pro by Shinycore. This exciting new plug-in produces extremely sharp bevels that allows the user to instantly create high-quality graphics for a variety of illustrations, and computer graphics.

  • SeanE - October 2004 AOM!
    Congratulations to SeanE for winning the AOM. Read on for our interview with SeanE...

  • Renderosity Banner Contest!!
    Boot up your Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop or any other Graphic Program...

  • Rusted Type in Photoshop
    "There are many methods to creating rust in Photoshop. Here is one way to make rusted type. We can make our text look weathered with a little effort."

  • Creating Toxic Waste Effects Using Photoshop 7's New Brush Features
    Our second Tutorial from shows you how to create a cool, creepy effect to apply to text...

  • Nick's Notes:
    DVD training - Inside adobe Photoshop CS2

    Magnet Media's Digital Media Training Series (DMTS) boasts "Project-Based Training" and they certainly come through with Inside Adobe Photoshop CS2, the subject of this review. With instruction led by Steve Weinrebe, an Adobe Certified instructor with 30 plus years of experience, you are assured of getting skilled training.

  • May's Featured Artist - Archangel_Gabriel
    When he's not fighting crime or battling off-world clones, Archangel Gabriel is Daniel Scott Gabriel Murray, father of 2 and a third by Acquisition, married to the beautiful Tracy Ann. My history contains many lives.

  • Paula Sanders Report : Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 Impact
    There is nothing more addicting for an artist than the taste of Eye Candy, and Paula explores one of the three newest versions of Alien Skins incredible plugin. If you have a sweet tooth for fun and creativity, you will want to get your fill of Alien Skins Eye Candy 5 Impact.

  • 10,000 Free Stuff Items!
    Our community has achieved another major accomplishment. We now have 10,000 Free Stuff Items available at Renderosity! Come join in the fun!

  • Chrome Effect Photoshop Tutorial
    "The essential chrome effect, don't leave home without it. This works on any object, not just text."

  • btsculptor - October '02 Merchant Of The Month
    Congratulations to btsculptor, for being voted the October '02 Merchant Of The Month! Click here to read the interview!

  • Paula Sanders Report - Corel Painter 8
    Paula Sanders returns with her in-depth review of Corel Painter 8. The program had simplified its interface and made the program more compatible to Photoshop. Learn what's new and improved ...

  • Layer Blending Options, Part 2
    In the first installment of this series, we looked at how layer blending options work. In this column, we'll look at some of the basic applications of these techniques, ideas that can be great time savers.

  • About 3-AXIS

  • Using the Pen Tool in Photoshop
    If you are not using a graphic pen tool, you have been missing out on an essential tool for every aspect of post work, as well as computer graphic 2D drawing. Jenna shares her tips and tricks to help get the best out of your Pen Tool experience.

  • September's Contributor of the Month - magnet
    When I was like 12 or 13, I would play in the Paint program on my Commodore 64 and draw pictures. I used to always wonder if I would ever have a computer that would let me create something realistic...

  • The Paula Sanders Report:
    Review of Alien Skin's Blow Up

    "Blow Up is a Photoshop-compatible automation plug-in for enlarging images. Alien Skin states that it enlarges without the stairstep, halo, and fringe artifacts of bicubic interpolation. It works with Photoshop CS or later and Elements 3 or later. It, also, supports 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit images and RGB, CMYK, Lab, Grayscale, and Duotone image modes."

  • Photoshop 7's Brushes Palette: Brush Tip Shape
    Photoshop 7's new Brushes palette is far more than simply a place to pick a brush. You have incredible control over the size, shape, and behavior of the brush.

  • A Little Piece of Inspiration
    With the use of FraxFlame, you too can create some stunningly fabulous effects. Find out how, as aramin leads us through this inspiring tutorial. Our very last excerpt from Issue 6 of the Renderosity Magazine. Read it while you can! If you want to see all the other cool articles in Issue 6, order your copy today!

  • Photoshop 7's Brushes Palette: Shape Dynamics & Scattering
    Photoshop 7's new Brushes palette is far more than simply a place to pick a brush. You have incredible control over the size, shape, and behavior of the brush. In this column, we'll look at the Shape Dynamics and the Scatter panes of the Brushes palette.

  • billy-t - October '03 Merchant of the Month
    Congratulations to billy-t, for being the October '03 Merchant Of The Month!

  • Embedding In Stone: Intro To Industrial Effects
    Baldur's Gate II has a fantastic interface that appears to be made of chipped granite. Though the artist spent a great deal of time working on the interface, I can show you a quick way to achieve similar results.

  • Using XfrogPlants Billboards and More
    "Recently I reviewed the new XfrogPlants Billboards by greenworks. I found these billboards so useful when creating landscapes in either 2-D or 3-D programs that I decided to write a tutorial on some of the methods of using them."Save 20% on Xfrog Plants Billboards, now through August 22nd!

  • Armands -- April's Artist Of The Month!
    Congratulations to Armands for being voted April 2003's Artist of the Month! Click here to read his interview...

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  • onOne Software - Genuine Fractals Print Pro 4.1 and pxl SmartScale
    Paula reviews two programs from onOne Software Genuine Fractals Print Pro 4.1 and pxl SmartScale 1.0. Both programs are Photoshop only plug-ins and are supported by Photoshop CS and CS2. Read on as Paula explores the advantages of using these programs to refine and enhance image enlargements.

  • pretty3d June '04 Merchant of the Month!
    Congratulations to pretty3d, for being the June'04 Merchant Of The Month! (Interview Now Available!!)

  • Paula Sanders Report Wacom's 6D Art Pen - Part II
    Recently The Paula Sander's Report reviewed Wacom's 6D Art pen with Corel Painter IX. Paula continues her review of Wacom's 6D Art pen, and the amazing Intuos3 digitizing tablet with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS2.

  • March's Merchant of the Month - plazio
    Renderosity's March Merchant of the Month is plazio.

  • Manipulating Style Elements
    There is a way to pull a Style effect, such as a drop shadow or such, from the layer it was applied to and give it its' own layer, on which it may be manipulated, edited, or set on fire...

  • July 2005 MOM - Shahara
    Congratulations to Shahara for being Renderosity's MOM [Merchant Of the Month] for July, 2005. We invite you to read his interview ...

  • Paula Sanders Report - LizardTech
    Have you ever created an image for the web, and later tried to re-create that same image as a print only to be frustrated and disappointed with the end result? If so, Paulas lizardTechs Genuine Fractals 4 PrintPro review has the solution to your image enlargement dilemmas.

  • Lon Chaney ~ January's Artist Of The Month!
    Congratulations to Lon Chaney for being voted January's Artist of the Month! Click here to read his interview...

  • "Shades of Halloween" - Voting Results
    "Shades of Halloween" - Voting Results are in! The community voting results were reviewed. The winners were determined by the actual number of eligible votes received. Clone voting and votes from accounts created for the exclusive purpose of voting were not eligible and were not be counted.

  • hobbit - 2004 March AOM
    Congratulations to hobbit for being voted March's Artist of the Month! Read on for our interview with hobbit...

  • Creating The Lady In The Grey Tower
    Our second excerpt from Issue 2 of the Renderosity Magazine is Ken Brown's discussion of the steps he undertook in creating his image "Lady of the Grey Tower."

  • Quarker - August '03 Merchant of the Month
    Congratulations to Quarker, for being the August '03 Merchant Of The Month!

  • Bio: Daryl Wise, Press and Artist Relations, Curious Labs

  • Coming To Terms With Resolution!
    This week Paula Sanders continues her series on color, as she explains the terms of resolution as it pertains to printing. This article will use scanners as input devices to illustrate different types of resolution. Paula discusses raster images and resolution, explaining how scanners take "electronic pictures."

  • Spotlight Effect in Photoshop
    "I am going to show you an alternative to lightening your photographs. This technique will add depth to your lighting and emphisis to your subject. a pro touch to your montages and collages. You asked for it, you got it."

  • April 2006 AOM - Matthieu
    Congratulations to Matthieu [Matthieu Roussel] for being awarded Renderosity's AOM [Artist Of the Month] for April 2006. Be sure to check out the interview, and get to know Matthieu!

  • Gnomon Workshop - Creature Design with Aaron Sims
    Alex reviews Gnomon Workshop's classrooms on DVDs ... Creature Design with Aaron Sims - Volume 2: Designing with Photoshop, XSI and Deep Paint; where Aaron Sims illustrates the process of designing a full character in a 3D environment.

  • September's Artist of the Month - Morris
    I finally got my first real computer about 2 years ago now and as soon as I actually learned to turn the thing on, I was hooked.

  • dalinise - September '02 Merchant Of The Month
    Congratulations to dalinise, for being voted the September '02 Merchant Of The Month! Click here to read the interview!

  • Wrapping objects with Displacement Maps in Photoshop
    "Displacement maps seem like such strange and difficult animals until you learn to tame them. In this long overdue tutorial, I will teach you what you need to know about displacement maps in plain English, so that you can take advantage of the stunning effects that can only be created by using these maps."

  • January's Featured Contributor - Catharina Przezak
    Congratulations to Catharina Przezak. Catharina has been a top seller in Renderosity's Online Store and provides high quality texture products. Catharina's interview can be read by clicking on the article title.

  • Masking out Difficult Images in Photoshop
    We will use Channels to help mask out complex objects with clean edges. This technique will also save you a lot of time and enable you to make precise cutouts.

  • MOOOW - January 2005 AOM!
    Congratulations to MOOOW for winning the AOM. Read on for our interview with MOOOW...

  • Featured Artist of the Month January
    Thanks to all the members for their feedback in selecting January's Featured Artist. Hobbit's interview can be read by clicking on the article title.

  • Pinball Off Road
    A look behind the scences of Platinum Studio and how they produced their latest creative marketing images for one of the worlds leading names. Fasten your seat belts as we take pinball for a drive off road!

  • Photoshop Postwork Tips and Tricks
    One of Renderosity's top artists and merchants, danae, shares her Photoshop postwork tips and tricks. This is a can't miss exclusive Renderosity tutorial, and a must read for anyone interested in improving their 3D postwork skills.

  • Introducing Photoshop 7's Brushes Palette
    The key to using Photoshop's new painting engine is the new, high-powered Brushes palette. Let's take a look at the basic workings of the palette.

  • A Question of Purity
    This week, Paula brings up a most controversial topic: the question of postwork!

  • The Paula Sanders Report: Using Deep Paint 3D for Creating a Picture
    This week, join Paula as she delves deep into Deep Paint 3D: "I loved Right Hemisphere's Deep Paint and was sorry to see it go off the market even though a free version was available. However, Deep Paint 3D, which is used to paint and texture 2D and 3D models, can also be used to create the same type of art work as did Deep Paint."

  • April 2002 Artist of the Month - Mr. Codini
    By popular vote, please meet Renderosity's April Artist of the month: Mr Codini!

  • The more things change...
    The more they don't neccessarily stays the same. ;]

  • November's Contributor of the Month - ericwestray
    Not truly convinced that I was a real artist, I chose to major in mathematics in college.

  • March 2006 MOM ExprssnImg
    Congratulations to ExprssnImg for being Renderosity's MOM [Merchant Of the Month] for March, 2006. We invite you to read his MOM interview...

  • Dogwaffles PD Pro Digital Painter 3.1
    Spoiler Alert I love [Project Dogwaffle] PD Pro Digital Painter 3.1! If you own a copy, we welcome you to post your comments, if you are not familiar with the program, I encourage you to read on, try the demo, and make your purchase, 'cause I know you are going to love it too!

  • Epson Stylus Photo R2400 Printer
    For the past ten years, Paula has produced beautiful prints of her amazing artwork on a variety of Epson printers. Recently she purchased an Epson Stylus Photo R2400. Read on to see if Paula's love affair with Epson continues ...

  • Site Management Changes
    Welcome to This site is now under new management, but we are pleased to report that many of the most experienced Moderators are here.

  • July's Artist of the Month-cake1!!
    As far as I remember,when I was a little girl, my grandparents used to put a tiny little chair, with a tiny little table in front of the window, giving me some colour pencils, and I stayed there, quiet all day long, drawing my dreamworld

  • Ballistic Publishing's Expos4
    "Expos4 published by Ballistic Publishing is the latest in a series of computer graphic image showcase publications. Daniel Wade and Paul Hellard came together to produce this fine record of the best of the best of digital images."

  • Creating a "Sketch Look" To Your Renders.
    To start off our holiday giving season, guest columnist, Italian graphic designer, Patrick Behar [trickdesign] teaches you how to transform any image, with his six easy-to-follow-steps, into a unique work of art.

  • Firebirdz September '04 Merchant of the Month!
    Congratulations to Firebirdz, for being the September'04 Merchant Of The Month! (Interview now available!)

  • MayaX November '03 Merchant of the Month
    Congratulations to MayaX, for being the November '03 Merchant Of The Month!

  • The Paula Sanders Report: Using Multi-Pass Rendering in Photoshop
    This week, join Paula as she shows how it is sometimes better to take the long route for more controlled end results. This tutorial is applicable to any 3D program that can create an image file and a multi-pass file upon rendering.

  • August's Contributor of the Month - StefyZZ
    Since I was a child I've always had a strong predisposition for Art in general, and I started playing the piano (classical) and began to draw with pencils when I was 5 years old. And I carry with me for the rest of my life these two professions...

  • A New Graphic Forum Site Opens!!
    Public Beta Test for the BIG-I Forums for Digital Artists OPENS today!!

  • In Vegas
    Finally, the long awaited third and final excerpt from Issue 4 of the Renderosity Magazine, "In Vegas" by stealthman! Find out what tricks he had up his sleeve as he worked his way through this Vegas image using Maya and Photoshop.

  • The Bug Hunt
    Our last Renderosity Magazine Issue 2 excerpt is Frank Berger's account of his creation of the image Bug Hunt.

  • danae - September '03 Merchant of the Month
    Congratulations to danae, for being the September '03 Merchant Of The Month!

  • June's Artist of the Month - SkoolDaze
    I used to paint, draw and doodle as a child and was set to go to school for commercial art when I became a teenager, but life had a very different plan for me (as it so often does) and so it took almost 25 years before I started doing art again.

  • 3Dream May '04 Merchant of the Month!
    Congratulations to 3Dream, for being the May'04 Merchant Of The Month! (Interview now available!!)

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