Create a Star-Shaped Logo Using Photoshop’s Path Tools

In this tutorial we will create a logo for our favorite website, Photoshopstar.com, using the dreaded Pen tool. You will have to learn some new concepts and while it might be a bit difficult the results will be worthwhile.


Final Image

Path Tool - Shape

Tutorial Details

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS6 (CS3+ versions will work as well)
  • Estimated Completion Time: 50 minutes
  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Tutorial Resources


Step 1

First let’s start by opening the file “background”. You see, it’s always better to have something on top of which you can start creating stuff than a

Create a Simple Folder Icon in Adobe Photoshop

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple documents icon in Adobe Photoshop.


Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

Create a Simple Folder Icon in Adobe Photoshop Final

Tutorial Details

  • Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5
  • Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate

Resources


Step 1

Open Photoshop and hit Control + N to create a new document. Enter all the data shown in the following image and click OK. Enable the Grid (View > Show > Grid) and the Snap to Grid (View > Snap

Bright Rainbow Text Effect

This Photoshop tutorial will show you a very simple way to create a bright colorful rainbow text effect, using simple gradients and a blur filter.


Final Image

Bright Rainbow Text Effect

Tutorial Details

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS6 (CS3+ versions will work as well)
  • Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Beginner

Note: Original tutorial published on Photoshopstar.com some years ago. Tutorial was updated and now republished.


Resources


Step 1

Create a new 500 x 500 px document with all the default settings, then fill the Background with Black.

Create the text in White using the font Futurama. The letters

Create an Advanced Eroded Gold Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will explore how to create a realistic eroded gold effect from a custom bump map. You will learn bump map creation techniques as well as how to distort any surface effectively with that bump map. Then you will combine Layer Style with it to create a 3d look. Then we will add a custom lens flare, glow, streaks and other details to achieve the final look.

You will also master the Lighting Effects Filter as well as various tips and tricks and much more!


Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

Tutorial Removed

We have decided to remove this tutorial from Photoshop Star.

We discovered that this tutorial was, at least in part, ripped from another photoshop site. Therefore this tutorial has now been removed from our site.

Photoshop Star Staff
Luis