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Who is PSDDude?

I am John aka the owner and also a regular author here at psd-dude.com. I am a freelancer trying to make a living out of my design skills. I'm really passionate about so many design related areas, always wanting to learn new techniques and get in touch with other artists. I love to write Photoshop tuts and get in touch with amazing digital artists!

I've been a graphic designer and programmer for over 20 years. I started publishing online tutorials back in 2005.

Professional Background

I'm a trained computer science professional and my main qualifications are in programming. I've been a web developer since 2003. My main area of expertise is Java, but as a web developer I've had to be proficient in HTML, CSS, JS as well. In 2005 I started gaining an interest in graphic design, and especially in Photoshop.

I started by reading online tutorials about Photoshop. Back then there weren't that many. That's how I got the idea of writing my own tutorials for Photoshop. With the photo manipulation techniques I learned on my own, I started creating digital paintings and digital collages which I published here on this blog.

As time went on, my Photoshop skills grew and I started creating various utilities for Photoshop like brushes, patterns and Photoshop actions.

Photoshop Expertise

I had shared most of my Photoshop work for free, and I still do. But, in around 2011 I started publishing commercial items on GraphicRiver.

PSDDude Top 10 GraphicRiver Authors

I'm glad to say that my items are greatly appreciated climbing into the top 10 authors on GraphicRiver. I received over 1,100 reviews for my Photoshop items with a rating of over 4.5 stars out of 5.

In 2016 I joined the Envato Tuts+ team of Photoshop tutorial authors. The requirements for writing for such a prestigious outlet meant a big improvement in my tutorial writing skills.

This was yet another confirmation for me that my Photoshop skills are valuable and really help Photoshop beginners and advanced graphic designers as well.

Design Philosophy

If I were to describe my design philosophy I would probably say that it is guided by a passion for creating beautiful and meaningful work that inspires, informs, and delights.

My goal is to established myself as a respected voice in the world of graphic design and Photoshop tutorials. I am a strong believer that doing is learning and even failing is learning too.

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Here are my latest Photoshop posts

Latest posts by psddude

Draw A Flat Vector Landscape Background In Photoshop psd-dude.com Tutorials

Draw A Flat Vector Landscape Background In Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we will draw a flat vector landscape background using only the Pen Tool. Drawing vector art is not difficult to do if you know a few simple techniques which I will show you below. For this tutorial I've also used a free sky gradients pack for the sky color. Simply by switching between these gradients in the pack we will get 7 different vector landscapes.

Designing a poster for an event psd-dude.com Tutorials

Designing a poster for an event

Designing an event poster might seem tricky, but it's not! This simple guide will help you make a cool poster, especially if you're new to it. First, think about what your event is about and who you want to tell about it. Then, decide how big your poster should be and which way it should go. Make sure the most important stuff, like the event name and date, stands out with big letters and bright colors. Use good fonts, add nice pictures, and pick colors that fit your event.

Mosaic Photoshop psd-dude.com Tutorials

Mosaic Photoshop

Learn how to craft mosaic masterpieces in this fun Photoshop tutorial for beginners. Transform your photos into captivating mosaic artworks using smart filters and our fantastic Mosaic Photoshop Action. Discover three exciting methods, each adding a unique twist to your creations. Plus, download our action and see the magic happen before your eyes. Start your artistic journey today!

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How to Curve Text in Google Slides psd-dude.com Tutorials

How to Curve Text in Google Slides

Learn how to curve text in Google Slides using two simple methods. Want to add a touch of fun and creativity to your slides but can't find the option to add curved text in Google Slides by default? In this post I will show you step by step what to do to create presentations with curved text.

Top Gun Maverick Poster psd-dude.com Tutorials

Top Gun Maverick Poster

Top Gun: Maverick Poster 2022. In this new tutorial I will show you how to create a Top Gun Maverick Poster in Photoshop. You can design custom movie posters like this Top Gun poster in just a few easy steps.

So, let's make a Top Gun Maverick Poster in Photoshop.

DaVinci Resolve for Beginners psd-dude.com Tutorials

DaVinci Resolve for Beginners

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If you're looking for video editing software that's perfect for beginners, then DaVinci Resolve is a great choice: it features a range of professional-grade editing tools, is easy to use, and - best of all - the standard package is free!

AutoCAD To Photoshop psd-dude.com Tutorials

AutoCAD To Photoshop

So, you've created the perfect design in AutoCAD and want to export from AutoCAD To Photoshop. Yes, this is possible and you actually have several methods to do it, depending on how much time you have and how perfect you need the end result to be. In this tutorial I will show you how to convert your AutoCAD file to Photoshop in no time.

Online Meme Maker psd-dude.com Tutorials

Online Meme Maker

Wondering how to create a meme by yourself? The most simple way to make memes is to use a meme generator. The MockoFun online meme maker is free, simple, accessible and it doesn

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