Photoshop BACK TO (Design) SCHOOL Madness

by Fred Showker

1406 Photoshop Madness
Photoshop Madness is where you go mad trying to separate the junk from the good photoshop stuff.. Fred Showker helps you out

Summer Vacation with Photoshop 911 Well, as you know, all good things must come to an end ... so it's true with Summer giving way to fall ... time for some true Photoshop Madness . . . and since many of you are working on "Back to School" promotions, here are some very cool files to get you going
CAUTION Read carefully: any time you're looking for clip art, tutorials, downloadable files, or the likes, there are always pitfalls and evil sites lurking because they know this topic is popular. Photoshop Madness!

  • Create a Bulletin Board With Realistic Shadows, Part II
  • Create a Handmade "Back to School" Style Postcard
  • How to Make Your Own Chalkboard Printables
  • School Doodles Brushes in simple drawings
  • Vector Back to school Background
  • Back-to-school psd clipart
  • . . . and MORE

Create a Handmade "Back to School" Style Postcard

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The author of this tutorial is unknown, but it's a pretty good tutorial. Just beware of the spam and stalker links on this site . . . the author writes ?
      In this tutorial you will learn some easy methods to create a realistic looking corkboard composition for a back to school sale postcard. We'll go over how to create cool paper letters, add some cutouts, realistic shadows, and add bleeds for printing.
Photoshop tips & tricks Full story : design.tutsplus.com
2014 ... related image Here's another angle: screen shot

Create a Bulletin Board With Realistic Shadows, Part II

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Shadows and lights can make or break a composition. Bulletin boards (or corkboards) are popular types of graphics to use in web and print designs but often times they look unrealistic due to the way they are lit and shadowed.
      In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a wooden texture and then how to create authentic-looking shadows and light using the still life objects that we will include on our board. Let's continue this series (or jump over to Part I to get started), and place more elements on our board and finalize this design.
Photoshop tips & tricks Full story : design.tutsplus.com
2014 ... related image Here's another angle: screen shot

Vector Back to school Background

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High resolution Back to school PSD background, school drawing with chalkboard hanging in wooden background, a perfect class room illustration, education icon in layered PSD.
      This is a PDF download . . . vector-back-to-school-background.zip . . . File Resolution: 1280 1024 File Format: PSD ( vector) they said to include : school, student, teacher, children, university, school supplies, chalkboard, study, blackboard, class, chalk drawing, education, draw, knowledge, wooden background, hand drawing, high resolution background, wooden background
Photoshop tips & tricks Full story : psdblast.com
2014 ... related image Here's another angle: screen shot
GO Download EPS file :vector-back-to-school-background.zip Size: 5.05 MB (zip)

How to Make Your Own Chalkboard Printables

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This page gets you inspired more that most others. It's a no-brainer, but does give you some idea starters and even lists the fonts you can use. The author writes :
      If you’ve been browsing through the internet or Pinterest the past couple of months, you’ve probably noticed the overwhelming number of Chalkboard Printables that have taken over.
Photoshop tips & tricks Full story : howtonestforless.com
2014 ... related image Here's another angle: screen shot

School Doodles Brushes in simple drawings

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Here are some fun doodles for back-to-school, compatible with Photoshop CS and up.
      We almost called this one another spam site, but they want to make sure you see their ads, so when you arrive at "brusheezy" and click "download" a pop-up ad will appear. Watch the count-down, and your download will begin after a short wait -- probably the minimum amount of time required to get paid by the ad server. Oh well. Some people will do anything for a dime.
Photoshop tips & tricks Full story : www.brusheezy.com
2014 ... related image Here's another angle: full sample of files

Excellent Vector art ... origin unknown

vector art

This is seriously embarrasing, but during last year's August edition, the artist of this piece sent this file for us to show -- and we kept it labeled for 2014. Problem is we no longer have record of who sent the file. We know it was a reader, so if that reader is still reading, please let us know so we can give due credit! Stuff happens in Photoshop Madness!
Photoshop tips & tricks Full story : larger full image of above
2014 ... related image Here's the actual EPS file zipped: Back_to_school.zip

Back-to-school psd clipartPhotshop Madness

This is a collection of back-to-school psd clipart with books, images, rulers, boards, pens, and, pencils-globes and so forth. The problem is, you have to go through 7 ad/malware sites to get the file.
      We've circumvented this and blocked all the stalker links and malware spyware that would infect Windows computers. Criminals will do anything to get your ID, so they've tempted you with these clip art files.
CAUTION Real Photoshop Madness Careful too many clicks, redirects and popup stalker pages to be worth the trouble! Just don't click on a site called : "DesignCrown"
2014 ... related image Here's the only sample we found back_to_school.jpeg


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