Photoshop (Fonts) Madness

by Fred Showker

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

PHOTOSHOP MADNESS for August PHOTOSHOP MADNESS is where you practically go mad trying to find the most useful stuff for Photoshop! We transition from "Back to (Design) School" Madness to Fonts & Typography madness getting ready for September's 18th Annual Fonts Festival . . .
* 3D Photoshop Typography and samples
* An Untitled work by No10x
* TM Abstract by Tamilia
* 3D dr3amX by dr3amx
* Library Refreshed
and more

Be careful what you click -- beware of malware and phishing sites As always, we remind you -- be careful what you click. For the most part, this is all good clean stuff for'ya this month. But there are always malware, phishing stalker and predator links abundant in many of the replicated sites these days. Whatch those little popups in the text. Just stay on the tutorial / content paths and you'll be okay.
So, here are yet more links of note...

Cool, Etched, Comic Book Effect in Photoshop

Creative inspiration

Mix all sort of filters and blend them together to obtain that well known sketch effect. You can of course use a simple Graphic Pen Filter or a Halftone Pattern Filter, but if you want to obtain a more complex and realistic comic effect you have to use more than one Photoshop Filter
      CAUTION Careful, this one also has quite a bit of spam, and some idiot programmed an annoying "floating" media button that blocks the content. DUH! clicks more important than content! See the print version of the tutorial.
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Quick Video Effects In Photoshop

Creative inspiration

Even if you don't have After Effects you can still create some cool things with video straight from inside Photoshop Extended. In this article I'll show you a very quick example of what I mean.
      Excellent training by Toby Pitman at "Mac Pro Video"
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Toby Pitman and
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3D Photoshop Typography and samples

Creative inspiration

For once Photoshop Madness finds an inspired tutorial writer ... Photoshop Tutorial has something most others don't have -- not only is it purveyed in PDF format, but he also shows the works that others have created using his tutorial. Inspired!
      He's German and he calls himself "Mad Potato" on Visit his portfolio for more tutorials, resources and some pretty wallpaper-packs. (Site is in German) . . . download the tutorial from
READ THIS REPORT Full story : 3D-Typo Using Only Photoshop ~ by MadPotato
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Library Refreshed

Creative inspiration

Library Refreshed is by Karina Daukaeva (Canadian / Russian) who used Mad Potato's tutorial to create the poster for MNR Library with the same theme "reloaded/refreshed".
      See Karina's portfolio at ... and enlargement of her art is seen in the 'screen' link below
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TM Abstract by Tamilia

Creative inspiration

Tamilia Tatjana is an Artist and Student in Oberhausen, Germany -- she too was inspired by Mad Potato's tutorial
      At this Deviantart page, she lists other tutorials that inspired her art.
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An Untitled work by No10x

Creative inspiration

Another Mad Potato inspired work, this one is untitled
      We don't know much about this artist ... calling himself No10x who is from Sofia.
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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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