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Unread postby Asellas » Wed Nov 05, 2003 12:03 am
Has very godo effects tutorials like Ki blasts and the likes and also how to do realistic rain for your pictures. ^^
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Unread postby Goth Girl » Sun Feb 29, 2004 11:49 am

:D Hey that site gave me some ideas *grabs pencil*
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Unread postby Rhiannon » Sat Mar 06, 2004 4:07 pm

(List borrowed from DDR Freaks forums)

Photoshop tutorials:

<a href="">NeoFrog</a>
Basic shapes, text effects, buttons, metal &amp; wires, common effects

<a href="">EffectLab</a>
Layer Styles, Pipes, Chrome, Page effects

<a href="" >JLSwebsource</a>
Basic tools, text effects, shapes, patterns,3d pipe, bolts

<a href="" >Dreams Infinity</a>
Design Media, Flash, outlines, image effects, optimization, text effects, metals, holes

<a href="" >Eyeball-Design</a>
Shapes, bevel, panels, damage/cracks, text effects, grids

<a href="" >Absolute Cross</a>
Basics, text effects, interfaces, fire, brushed metal, photo colorization, stars/nebulas

<a href="" >My Janee</a>
Basics, shapes, airbrush, text effects, textures, image restoration, frames

<a href="" >Eyes on Design</a>
Patterns, plastics, bevels, buttons, pixelation, rust, pipes, eyes, crhome, interfaces

<a href="" >Deep Speace Web</a>
Using photoshop, text effects, colorization, wood, spheres, popdots, starbust

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Scanlines, shadows, layers, masks, screen capture, gradients

<a href="" >Savvy Photoshop Tutorials</a>
Dots, glow, tiles, airbrush, cutouts

<a href="" >Tutorials-FX</a>
Reflections, crystals, edges, explosions, lightning.

<a href="" >Phong</a>
Slime, anti-aliasing, stones, wireframe sphere

<a href="" >Robouk-Designs</a>
Plastic, tenticals, polygons, 3d box, mac os text/buttons, puddle

<a href="" >Planet Photoshop</a>
Blending, croping, outlines, custom shapes, textures, lighting

<a href="" >StewartStudio</a>
Basics, text effects, texture, interface elements, corrosion

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Screaming Art Designs</a>
Screws, engraving, chains, sparkles, blood

<a href="" >Digital Tropic</a>
extraxting images, neon, water, circle patterns

<a href="" >PerfectPixels</a>
Custom brushes, transparecy, pen tool, page curls, wet paint

<a href="" >Distortion</a>
Beveled items, cloth, outline, stone textures

<a href="" >Jays Arrcaich Tips</a>
Using photoshop guides

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Striding Studio</a>
Pop dots, wireframe, grunge, clouds, 3d text, image manipulation

<a href="" >GFX^TM</a>
Digital Displays, strokes, light rays

<a href="" >Spaceports</a>
Marble, sphere, vinyl record

<a href="" >Bizark</a>
Eyeball, waves, buttons

<a href="" >Carbonfour</a>
Grunge, pen, tech lines

<a href="" >Nebulus</a>
Photoshop in 21 days

<a href="" >Wastedyouth</a>
crystals, night vision, image overlaying, grid, soundwave, metal rings

<a href="" >Eddie Designs</a>
Eyeball, sparkles

Photographs and Pictures

<a href="" >Bruce Coleman USA Stock Photography</a>

<a href="" >Public Domain Photos and Images</a>

<a href="" > image search</a>

<a href="" >FreeFoto</a>

<a href="" >Free Images</a>

<a href="" >iStockphoto</a>

<a href="" ></a>

<a href="" >SnagYourPic</a>

<a href="" >Snap Shot Wallpaper</a>

<a href="" >VisiPix</a>


<a href="" >1001 Fonts</a>

<a href="" >Cool Archive Font Gallery</a>

<a href="" >Free PC Fonts</a>

<a href="" >TypOasis</a>

<a href="" >ThemeWorld Font Empire</a>
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Unread postby Zhou Gongjin » Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:17 am

My 4 Beginner Tutorials

I'll be making other tutorials later on when I have time, but that seems so far from now.
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Unread postby Yue_Clover » Tue Apr 05, 2005 9:52 pm

Thank you for all the links. :D
I find it so helpful.
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Unread postby Ajora » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:41 pm

Hi everyone! I'm new here...
And this is supposed to be my first post...Oh, I pick this link from my friend's journal...hope you all like it
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Unread postby LizavetaVath » Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:12 am

This site looks very cool ^^. I also learn a lot on it :p thx

:o I'm also new here ^^
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Unread postby Pi Ka Chu » Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:58 am

Does anyone have a hint for mixing oil color to get a human skin pigment?
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Unread postby Kristina » Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:27 pm

just go to and browse the resources. . .there's literally tons.
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Unread postby Lady Wu » Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:56 am

Can someone give me a quick explanation of palettes and compression and stuff?

The reason why I'm asking:

I'm trying to make a new background logo for the Legend of Lu Bu mod. I know the image has to be 640x400, 256 colours. Not having any fancy graphics-making tools, I just took an image, converted it to a .gif (to get it down to 256 colours), then saved it back as a .bmp. (At least MS Paint tells me that I saved in 256 colours...)


When I tried to import the image (using van's RPGViewer---a fan-made tool for importing and exporting images from a whole bunch of games), the colours got all weird:


RPGViewer's FAQ suggests that it's a palette issue. That sounds like what happened because when I imported an image that's only slightly modified from the original, I don't get this problem.

So isn't 256 colours just 256 colours? Why would there be an issue with palettes? And is there a way to get around this (match the new image to the palette of the old image)?


PS: Ok, I fixed it:


(Ended up downloading a trial version of Photoshop.)

But yeah, I'd still want to learn a bit about palettes and stuff.
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