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Best Photoshop Resources of August 2008

Another busy month in the world of Photoshop. Lots of great tutorials, lots of tutorial list articles, brush and texture releases. Here’s a round-up of the best Photoshop finds this month.

The best 32 Free PSDs you can find on DeviantArt

This is a collection of free PSD source files available for download from devianART.

The best 32 Free PSDs you can find on DeviantArt

Speed-up your Photoshop Workflow

If you’re a designer, the quality of your work must be paired with a reasonable amount of time for its completion. Working under tight deadlines and the competition on the market are just a few factors that should convince you that speed is important. And then, if you can do the same work in less time, it means you can use the gained time more effectively: for planning, for self-promotion or even for some fun!

Speed Up Your Photoshop Workflow

Tutorials

The 60 Best Photoshop Tutorials to Design Your Own Amazing Site

A compilation of 60 of the most awesome photoshop tutorials which can assist you to create an amazing, professional website.

The 60 Best Photoshop Tutorials to Design Your Own Amazing Site

How To Create a Virtual Pool Table Using Photoshop

Video tutorial on how to create from scratch a pool table, with a shiny 8 ball on it.

How To Create a Virtual Pool Table Using Photoshop

Design a Coldplay/Apple Inspired Portrait in Photoshop

You don’t have to be an obsessive Coldplay fan like me to admire the beautiful effects shown in the latest Coldplay / Apple ad. This tutorial will show how to design portraits based on that style.

Design a Coldplay/Apple Inspired Portrait in Photoshop

50 Photoshop Tutorials For Sky and Space Effects

A really nice collection of top sky and space Photoshop tutorials. Some of them are ideal for expanding your photo manipulatoin skills.

50 Photoshop Tutorials For Sky and Space Effects

30 Tutorials That Will Teach You Photoshop

30 beginner and advanced Photoshop tutorials, covering many aspects like : Pen tool usage, Gradients, Adjusting levels etc.

30 Tutorials That Will Teach You Photoshop

30+ Nicest Photoshop Photo Tutorials, Part II

Over 30 tutorials to enhace your photos.

30+ Nicest Photoshop Photo Tutorials, Part II

Illustrating a cool glass of beer

In this tutorial, we’re going to draw a beer glass with some beer in it. We’ll create the shiny curly glass with reflection, put some beer in it, add some bubbles, and finally we’ll make the shadow and the reflections. Meanwhile, I hope you’ll have some fun and learn some cool technics too.

Illustrating a cool glass of beer

Top Best 55 Photoshop Tutorials For Professional Photographers

55 great photo manipulation tutorials, useful for amateur or professional photographers.

Top Best 55 Photoshop Tutorials For Professional Photographers

Splashy Leaf Wallpaper In Photoshop

A cool tutorial by Abduzeedo, creating some nice looking leaves, waterdrops and cool background effects.

Splashy Leaf Wallpaper In Photoshop

Create a Realistic Graffiti Text and Image on a Nice Clean Wall

Cool “graffiti-on-brick-wall” tutorial.

Create a Realistic Graffiti Text and Image on a Nice Clean Wall

40 Dark and Futuristic Photoshop Effects

Cool round-up of Photoshop tutorials creating : Exploding planets, energy spheres, ethereal lights, ruined cities, telepathic warriors, gloomy nebulas, light-rays.

40 Dark and Futuristic Photoshop Effects

Brushes

Free Photoshop Brushes: 40 Splatters, Strokes, and Watercolor

This is a collection of some of the best free paint related photoshop brushes from deviantART

Free Photoshop Brushes: 40 Splatters, Strokes, and Watercolor

200+ Photoshop Brushes for Light, Sparkles, Glows and Glitter

Over 200 free brushes that you can download to reduce the amount of time spent on your designs and to produce some excellent results.

200+ Photoshop Brushes for Light, Sparkles, Glows and Glitter

Over 550 Photoshop Brush Packs Free for Commercial Use

Over 550 Photoshop Brushes : abstract, nature, grunge, gothic, paint, stain brushes. All free for commercial use.

Over 550 Photoshop Brush Packs Free for Commercial Use

15 Free Smoke Photoshop Brushes Sets

15 sets of amazing smoke brushes for Photoshop, all free.

15 sets of amazing smoke brushes for Photoshop

Ancient Ruins Photoshop Brushes

Free Photoshop brushes regarding ancient monuments and ruins.

Ancient Ruins Photoshop Brushes

Textures

Texturez.com

Free high-resoulution texture stock photos organized by categories.

Free Textures | Texturez.com

160 Natural, Industrial, Grunge and Fabric Textures

This set of 160, 2080×1544 high-resolution photos contain a mix of natural, industrial, grunge and fabric textures. Free for commercial and non-commercial use alike.

160 Natural, Industrial, Grunge and Fabric Textures

Stay tooned. The following days we’ll continue the series and publish “The best CSS and HTML resources of August 2008” and “The best design resources of August 2008”

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