Roundup of 40 of The Best Photoshop Tutorials from 2010

(designtutorials4u.com) – 2010 was a banner year for Photoshop, with the release of CS5 and countless amazing tutorials to help us all improve our skills.  As we all know Photoshop is probably one of the most sought after and indispensable pieces of software in a designer’s skill set. It can be used for just about anything, including designing for the web, icons, posters and retouching.  Since we all have new years resolutions, lets make one of them improving our skills and to learn new tip, tricks and methods in design.

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Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest

(yahoo.com) – The results are in for National Geographic’s annual photo contest. The Grand Prize winner, chosen from more than 16,000 entries, is Aaron Lim Boon Teck of Singapore, who captured trekkers watching a volcanic eruption as the sun rose and the moon set. Photo galleries of all the winners and finalists in the contest’s three categories — Nature, People and Places — are online at the magazine’s website now.

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70+ Brilliant Examples Of Photo Manipulation Art

(Anders Ross on instantshift.com) – Throughout history, great designers always found new ways to show their creativity to express themselves and create new trends and techniques to remark their work apart from the rest of the crowd. Photo manipulation is an art in itself, that requires a skill and precision as we know, it is one of the most creative artforms to come out of the digital age.

This presentation shows an amazing collection of photo manipulation art related to nature, photography, objects, illustrations, HDR as well as some abstract and fantasy-related concepts. Hopefully, everybody will find something interesting to ignite their creativity.

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