We find it very helpful to build on our current design skill-sets on a daily basis. An excellent resource site we have found (and check daily) is a site called PsdTuts. They offer Photoshop tutorials, inspiration, articles and an entire community of design related people. Another great design resource if you have time to check it out is the Flickr stream of user submitted artwork and completed tutorials.
Here we have composed a list of a few tutorials from PsdTuts that you might find useful when doing web and logo design.
Our first recommendation is Creating a 3D Shelf Element, which is useful when designing a unique website. Even if your aren’t interested in creating a shelf element, this tutorial provides some neat tips on creating dimension.
The next tutorial we think you might find useful is Creating a Brushed Metal Surface. This tutorial is fantastic when creating a modern metallic logo for a client, or adding details to existing elements in web design.
This next tutorial Creating a Web 2.0 Footer is a must read for any web designer. Not only does it have a link to a fantastic Web 2.0 Gradients package, but it provides inspiration for creating professional website footers.
This tutorial, Creating a Textured Tag, is fantastic when you need to come up with a different way of displaying a logo in a client’s website. It will also show you how to create details that give your designs a polished look.
This Creating a Wood Texture tutorial is a great addition to your toolkit. With the growing trend of environmentalism and creating a natural, organic feel for websites, this is a valuable skill to understand.
We hope you enjoy the site as much as we do. Doing tutorials can greatly improve your Photoshop skills and going to PsdTuts as part of your daily routine is a great way to accomplish that.