More materials by author James Qu

In this post, I will show you 5 useful little Photoshop tricks to bring out that bit of extra elegance for your design. I think those techniques would be quite useful for a Photoshop beginner, as they give you a good starting and/or finishing point for whatever things you design.
Editor's Pick of October, 2009
A Photoshop digital make up tutorial to practice esthetician's skills and experiment with a natural attractiveness of a human face. Final image can be used in cosmetics related web design.
Editor's Pick of October, 2009
Whether working on nature related web design or creating a bright header with warm colors youll find these drawing and texture manipulation techniques quite useful.
Editor's Pick of October, 2009
Use the attractiveness of irrational beauty of this iridescent visual effect to your advantage in web design, wallpaper creation or logo making.
Editor's Pick of September, 2009
An inspirational Photoshop tutorial on how to create a somewhat abstract and impressive looking text while getting to know nice features of familiar tools.
In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how you can easily turn a normal photo taken in daylight, into a realistic Night-Scened Image, inspired by the moive Sin City.
In this tutorial, I will show you how you can utilise the amazing power of image adjustment layers to make colour, contrast and lighting change for any chosen image in Photoshop, by walking you through the design process of this man jumping scene.
In this tutorial, I will show how easy it is to adjust lightness for your photos by using the LAB Mode in Photoshop. You can apply this tutorial to any photo you like.
Editor's Pick of September, 2009
A few-step technique to get a realistic drawing that even seems to have that odour of a paint. A great method to create your own gallery while improving your Photoshop skills.
In this tutorial, I will demonstrate the processes I used to create this Crispy-Crust text effect with flower texture in Photoshop, inspired by Pizzahut's thin'n crispy pizza base!