Glossy & Shiny (Highlight) Effects

In this simple Photoshop tutorial we’ll be looking at a simple technique that’s quite popular at the moment. The technique is using gradients/brushes to make soft highlights/glows on things, it’s particularly popular with some styles of forum skins. You can see the end result of this tutorial below.

Glossy & Shiny Effects (Photoshop Tutorial)

Simple Attractive Orb Design

In this simple Photoshop tutorial, I’ll be teaching you how to design a simple, attractive orb. Just like the one shown below.

Simple Attractive Orb Design - Photoshop Tutorial

Simple & Stylish Green Search Button

In this very easy Photoshop tutorial, I’m going to be teaching you how to design a simple and stylish ‘green search button.’

Simple & Stylish Green Search Button

Stylish Glossy Clan-Themed Navigation Bar

This is what we’ll be creating:

Stylish Glossy Clan Navigation Bar

A nice, glossy-style navigation set, good for your local clan website! ;)

Designing a Cartoon Cloud Splash-Image

You can see what we’ll be designing in this tutorial below, I call it a ‘cartoony cloud splash’, because I think it could be used effectively as a website splash page. This tutorial is really really easy, in case you’re new to Photoshop!

Cartoony Cloud Splash Design Result

Tattered Ancient Banner Effect

Well, in this Photoshop tutorial I’m going to be teaching you how to make a ‘tattered banner effect’ like the one shown in the above image, you like the look of it? Well then, let’s get started! :)

Simple, Sleek & Stylish Text Effect

In this short and simple tutorial I’m going to teach you how to make a very stylish, sleek text effect, like the example I’ve shown in the below image.

Simple, Sleek & Stylish Text Effect Result Image

Smooth, Simple Glossy Navigation Bar

In this very easy Photoshop tutorial we’ll be learning how to design a nice, sleek navigation bar that you can use on your website design. This is a beginner tutorial, so if you’re an intermediate or professional Photoshop user, I’m not sure you’ll be learning from this ;)

Creative “Pixel Stretch” Navigation Set

1. Create a new document.

First of all create a new document, use any regular banner size (I’ve used 530×140)

Adding a Blurry Glass Effect

Blurry Glass Effect Result Image

Firstly, you’ll be needing a stock photo. Below I’ve written down some good sources for free stock photos.

  1. stock.xchange
  2. Yotophoto
  3. DeviantART

After you’ve chosen a nice stock photo, we can move on with this tutorial. You can download the stock photo that I used from here: Water Droplets Stock.

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