Here’s a barber pole I put together this weekend.  I don’t know why I did it.  I felt the urge to make a barber pole. For those interested in the technical aspects:  it was created 100% from scratch in Photoshop CC, starting with basic vector shapes which were then extruded […]

3D Barber Pole

Captain America Shield Tutorial 4
Captain America Shield Tutorial In today’s tutorial, we will learn how to make a near photo-realistic reproduction of Captain America’s iconic shield using a couple of tricks that aren’t usually thought of when you’re working in Photoshop. This is one of the longest and most complete tutorials I’ve done, and […]

Captain America Shield Tutorial

Normal Maps Explained Note: this information no longer applies to Photoshop versions cc2014 and higher. If you have an older version, it still works just fine. Hi Everyone! We’re breaking away from the norm in this tutorial. Today we will be introducing normal maps. We’ll be talking a lot of […]

Introducing the Normal Map