Speckyboy Design Magazine » Photoshop http://speckyboy.com Web Design News, Resources & Inspiration Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:00:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 50 More Photo Manipulation Tutorials for Photoshop http://speckyboy.com/2014/05/29/50-photo-manipulation-tutorials/ http://speckyboy.com/2014/05/29/50-photo-manipulation-tutorials/#comments Thu, 29 May 2014 12:40:19 +0000 http://speckyboy.com/?p=49207

The photo manipulation tutorials that we have chosen for this post are all aimed towards beginner and intermediately skilled manipulators. So if you are a Photoshop expert, there is nothing here for you, move along...


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The photo manipulation tutorials that we have chosen for this post are all aimed towards beginner and intermediately skilled manipulators. So if you are a Photoshop expert, there is nothing here for you, move along please.

We are also not going to pretend that these tutorials will make you a guru, mastering Photoshop is hard, really hard. What they will do is teach you some new photo editing techniques and allow you to discover some truly time-saving tips. Ultimately, with a little bit of work on your part they will all allow you to expand your skillset. Anyway, on with the tutorials…

This post is part 2 of our original photo manipulation post, which you can view here.

Beautiful Sunrise Landscape Photo Manipulation

Beautiful Sunrise Landscape Photo Manipulation tutorials

In this tutorial you’ll be shown how to create the above photo manipulated sunrise landscape in Photoshop, learning how to combine different stock images to build a cohesive scene, blend & adjust color and create beautiful lighting effects.

"Dark Power Unleashed" Surreal Digital Art in Photoshop

Dark Power Unleashed tutorial Surreal Digital Art in Photoshop

Starting with a simple city image, in this tutorial you will be shown how to recreate the above manipulation, entitled “Dark Power Unleashed”.

A Science Fiction Environment With Photoshop

A Science Fiction Environment With Photoshop

With this tutorial, you will learn how to create the above science fiction scene, learning how to set up your color scheme, set your perspective, and how to create a monster robot.

A Fantasy Underwater Scene with Photoshop

A Fantasy Underwater Scene with Photoshop

In this highly imaginative tutorial you will learn how to photo manipulate a fantasy woman that is gently floating underwater.

A Fantasy Fiery Portrait Photo-Manipulation

A Fantasy Fiery Portrait Photo-Manipulation

You’ll learn how to use textures, how to create realistic fire and lighting to bring this 'fiery portrait of a woman' together.

An Awesome Planet Explosion Effect in Photoshop

An Awesome Planet Explosion Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an impressive planet explosion effect, using a few simple manipulation and selection techniques, mixing with custom brush painting and finally, adjustment layers for adding colors.

Creating Feathers and Angel Wings

Creating Feathers and Angel Wings

An 80s Style Poster Design With GoMedia

An 80s Style Poster Design With GoMedia

A Water Splashing Effect for a Lady Photo Manipulation

A Water Splashing Effect for a Lady Photo Manipulation

With this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create custom brushes based on scans of different types, and then putting them to use to create the above photo manipulation.

Paint with Fire Photoshop Tutorial

Paint with Fire Photoshop Tutorial

Using some of the most common Photoshop tools (like Smudge, Dodge and Burn), this tutorial will show you how to recreate the above photo manipulation artwork without needing any third-party plug-ins.

A Horror Movie-Themed Photo Composition

A Horror Movie-Themed Photo Composition

In this tutorial you will be shown how to, using the appropriate light balance, use of midtones, depth of field and blending, create this horror movie manipulation.

A Dark, Conceptual Photo Manipulation With Stock Photography

A Dark Conceptual Photo Manipulation With Stock Photography

In this tutorial you will be shown how to create a realistic and dark photo manipulation, learning some lighting and blending techniques as well as some useful post-production tips.

A Giraffe Neck Knot Tutorial

A Giraffe Neck Knot Tutorial

You will Learn how to recreate the realistic giraffe with a neck knot in this tutorial, and how to apply spotted skin pattern to the knot shape.

Undressing a Giraffe in Photoshop

Undressing a Giraffe in Photoshop tutorial

Carrying on with the giraffe theme, this coool tutorial demonstrates how to undress a giraffe by removing its spots, and how to turn its spots into clothing that will be hung over an ironing board.

A Dark Abstract Crow Photo Effect

A Dark Abstract Crow Photo Effect

This tutorial will show you how to create a dark abstract photo manipulation with crows and giving it a disintegration effect.

An Intense Blade Runner Inspired Composition

An Intense Blade Runner Inspired Composition

You will learn how create the above photo manipulation of a Blade Runner on an interior skyscraper. Throughout the tutorial, you'll learn techniques that will help you create better matte paintings and photo manipulations.

Convert a Portrait Into a Creepy Human Puppet

Convert a Portrait Into a Creepy Human Puppet

You will learn how to create the seriously creepy human puppet hybrid, as seen above, using just a regular portrait photo of a beautiful model.

Sleep Well My Angel Photoshop Tutorial

Sleep Well My Angel Photoshop Tutorial

The Creation of "Thinker" Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

The Creation of Thinker Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will be shown the processes for creating this “Thinker” photo manipulation in Photoshop. You will learn how to use a model image and combine it with simple abstract lines and a few flying stones.

Redefining Time Manipulation in Photoshop

Redefining Time Manipulation in Photoshop

A Colorful Retro Poster Tutorial

A Colorful Retro Poster Tutorial

In this tutorial you'll learn how to create the above colorful retro poster using stock photos and also learn some creative techniques that can be used in your other projects.

Create an Eerie Abstract Photo Manipulation

Create an Eerie Abstract Photo Manipulation

You will elarn how to create this eerie abstract photo manipulation called "The Pain", learning how to combine different stock photos and applying a cold color tone to it.

An Advanced Photomontage Photoshop Tutorial

An Advanced Photomontage Photoshop Tutorial

A Space Battle Scene in Photoshop

A Space Battle Scene in Photoshop

In this tutorial I'll be shown how to create the above sci-fi artwork that includes a spaceship, planets and a galaxy. You'll learn how to compose and manipulate the space elements together as well as blend them correctly and effectively.

Professional Widow Photo Manipulation Tutorials

Professional Widow Photo Manipulation Tutorials

In this manipulation tutorial you will be shown how to effectively create realistic fire, how to smoothen skin, and how to create realistic lighting effects.

Design a Futuristic Abstract Portrait

Design a Futuristic Abstract Portrait

This tutorial will walk you through the steps of how to create your very own futuristic artistic portrait.

An Emotional Soft-Tone Photo Manipulation

An Emotional Soft-Tone Photo Manipulation

This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to blend a beautify lady with a dreamy background. You will also learn how to create the color, lighting, and make the contrast adjustments to fit everything into this emotional art-piece.

An Elephant Sundae Using Photo Manipulation Techniques

An Elephant Sundae Using Photo Manipulation Techniques

In this amazing tutorial you will learn how to create, using stock images, an elephant sundae!

Creating a Lamb's Coat in Photoshop

Creating a Lambs Coat in Photoshop

Here you will learn how to re-create a lamb's coat in Photoshop using several stock images.

Dramatic Photo Manipulation Tutorials

Dramatic Photo Manipulation Tutorial

This tutorial will teach you how to combine various elements and textures to design a dramatic and epic photo montage. |You will also learn the basics on how to use the gradient tool and blending options to create the lighting along the way.

A Surreal Game of Thrones Photo Manipulation

A Surreal Game of Thrones Photo Manipulation

Gorgeous Moonlight Poster of a Girl Walking on a Railway

Gorgeous Moonlight Poster of a Girl Walking on a Railway

This tutorial will teach you many manipulation techniques, such as how to easily mask complex objects using channels, create your own astrophotography-like skies, and add surreal colors to the whole image.

A Romantic and Warm Portrait Photo Manipulation Tutorial

A Romantic and Warm Portrait Photo Manipulation Tutorials

Learn how to create this warm and sensual photo manipulation by combining photos, blending them, and adding a warm color effect.

A Surreal Photo Manipulation of a Monk in the Caves

A Surreal Photo Manipulation of a Monk in the Caves

This tutorial will teach you how to create a cave by transforming and merging different rock parts, easily create ropes in the form of a 3D cube using a 3D cube image as a reference, and creating a mountain scene peaking above the breathtaking clouds.

A Magical Photo Manipulation

A Magical Photo Manipulation

In this Photoshop tutorial you will be shown how to not only photograph the photos required, but also, how to retouch them and combine them with stock photos to create art that closely resembles a sketch.

A Leafy Face Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

A Leafy Face Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will be shown how to create the above “Leafy Face” manipulation in Photoshop.

Pokemon Bubble Tutorial

Pokemon Bubble Tutorial

Create "Unleash the Dark Power" Surreal Scene in Photoshop

Create Unleash the Dark Power Surreal Scene in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will be shown the steps to create the surreal artwork above, entitled “Unleash the Dark Power”.

How to Create a Flying Angel Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

How to Create a Flying Angel Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to create a dramatic cloud background, add glowing wings to an angel, and add some particles.

Create a Mystical Night Forest Scene with an Angel

Create a Mystical Night Forest Scene with an Angel

you will learn how to create the above mystical forest scene with a beautiful angel reading a book. You will learn how to turn a basic forest photo into a night forest scene with radiating light..

Valentine’s Day Manipulation Photoshop Tutorial

Valentines Day Manipulation Photoshop Tutorial

This is a manipulation tutorial that will show you how to create a romantic scenario by combining a few stock images. You will also learn how to create beautiful color effects and how to add a soft and dreamy effect to your works.

Photo Manipulate a Surreal Underground Scene

Photo Manipulate a Surreal Underground Scene

An Emotional Autumn Scene Photo Manipulation

An Emotional Autumn Scene Photo Manipulation

In this Photoshop tutorial you’ll be shown how to create an emotional autumn scene. You’ll learn how to blend stock images together to make a cohesive scene as well as retouch the model and create rain.

Create a Stunning Photo Montage

Create a Stunning Photo Montage

In this tutorial you will be shown how to create a truly stunning photomontage.

A Melting Camera Scene

A Melting Camera Scene

In this tutorial, you will learn how to melt a camera, using the Layer Mask Tool and Liquify filter.

A Soil Cake for Pie Charts and Infographics Manipulation

A Soil Cake for Pie Charts and Infographics Manipulation

Fashion Photo Manipulation with Abstract Smoke and Light Effects

Fashion Photo Manipulation with Abstract Smoke and Light Effects

In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to integrate a model in a dark environment and apply abstract lighting effects.

A Surreal Gothic Artwork in Photoshop

A Surreal Gothic Artwork in Photoshop

You will learn how to create the creepy gothic artwork above in this Photoshop tutorial.

A Song For A Raven Photo Manipulation Tutorial

A Song For A Raven Photo Manipulation Tutorial

In this intermediate tutorial you will learn how to create an eerie manipulation in Photoshop. You’ll be shown how to use Gaussian Blur for backgrounds, apply textures for changing the tones, use the brushes and how to make your images sharper without losing quality.

A Serene Fantasy Photo Manipulation

A Serene Fantasy Photo Manipulation

This tutorial shows you how to combine different stock photos to create a calm landscape phpto manipulation.


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20 Clean & Modern Free Web Layout PSDs http://speckyboy.com/2014/02/13/20-clean-modern-free-web-layout-psds/ http://speckyboy.com/2014/02/13/20-clean-modern-free-web-layout-psds/#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:24:52 +0000 http://speckyboy.com/?p=46867

Are you looking for some top-notch free web layout PSDs? Then you have come to the right place. What we have for you is 20 clean PSD templates that resonate with professionalism and have all...


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Are you looking for some top-notch free web layout PSDs? Then you have come to the right place. What we have for you is 20 clean PSD templates that resonate with professionalism and have all been designed with the latest web trends. They are all free (a couple requiring a tweet), all fully-layered, and all are desperate to be downloaded!

Here you go…

Free Web Layout PSD Templates

Gridzilla (Includes 5 separate page templates)

Gridzilla Includes 5 page modern clean web template psd free

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Simple Blog Template

Simple Blog Template modern clean web template psd free

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Variety Template

Variety modern clean web template psd free

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Intent Creative (Includes 4 separate page templates)

Intent Creative Includes 4 separate page modern clean web template psd free

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Bloom E-Commerce Concept

Bloom E-Commerce Concept modern clean web template psd free

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Sports Website

Sports Website modern clean web template psd free

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Bootstrap-Based Template

Bootstrap-Based modern clean web template psd free

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Pinball Responsive Blog (Includes both desktop & mobile versions)

Pinball Responsive Blog Includes both desktop & mobile versions modern clean web template psd free

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Travel Template

Travel modern clean web template psd free

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Météo (Includes both desktop & mobile versions)

Météo Includes both desktop mobile  modern clean web template psd free

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Seven Oaks (Includes 4 separate page templates)

Seven Oaks Includes 4 separate page modern clean web template psd free

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LookShop Ecommerce Template (Includes both desktop & mobile versions)

LookShop Ecommerce Includes both desktop mobile versions modern clean web template psd free

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SKOKOV (Includes 8 separate page templates)

SKOKOV Includes 8 modern clean web template psd free

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Orion Single Page Template

Orion Single Page Templatmodern clean web template psd free

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Macankumbang Single Page Template

Macankumbang Single Page modern clean web template psd free

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Dexter's "The Lab" Template

Dexters The Lab modern clean web template psd free

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Portfolio Archive

Portfolio Archive modern clean web template psd free

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Modus Versus (Includes 12 separate page templates)

Modus Versus modern clean web template psd free

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Extraordinary (Includes 2 separate page templates)

Extraordinary modern clean web template psd free

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Web App PSD Templates

Trip Journal App (Includes 2 versions: Star Wars & Europe)

Trip Journal App mobile modern clean web template psd free

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Book App Mockup

Book App Mockup mobile modern clean web template psd free

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Jelo Mail App

Jelo Mail App mobile modern clean web template psd free

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Free Photoshop Extensions for Web Designers http://speckyboy.com/2013/11/20/free-photoshop-extensions-web-designers/ http://speckyboy.com/2013/11/20/free-photoshop-extensions-web-designers/#comments Wed, 20 Nov 2013 08:24:58 +0000 http://speckyboy.com/?p=45509

While Adobe Photoshop is a very powerful tool in its own right, we can also make use of certain extensions or plugins to extend its functionality even further. Today, we have put together a collection...


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While Adobe Photoshop is a very powerful tool in its own right, we can also make use of certain extensions or plugins to extend its functionality even further. Today, we have put together a collection of some of the best free Photoshop extensions for web designers.

Go ahead and check out this collection!

Skeuomorphism.it

Skeumorphism.it is a simple Photoshop extension that lets you remove gradients

Skeumorphism.it is a simple Photoshop extension that lets you remove gradients and create flat design within minutes.

Skeuomorphism.it →

GuideGuide

GuideGuide is a hotoshop extension that creates accurate columns rows midpoints and baselines on the basis of your selection

GuideGuide creates accurate columns, rows, midpoints and baselines on the basis of your selection. This extension can make working with grids in Photoshop extremely easy.

GuideGuide →

CSS3Ps

CSS3Ps is a cloud-based Photoshop plugin that converts your layers into CSS3.

CSS3Ps →

BlendMe.in

BlendMe.in is a Photoshop and Illustrator plugin that lets you search thousands of assets

BlendMe.in is a Photoshop and Illustrator plugin that lets you search thousands of assets (such as icon packs and vector objects) right from Photoshop or Illustrator itself, and use those assets in your projects.

BlendMe.in →

Interface Tools Plugin

The Interface Tools Plugin offers a grouped panel of handy Photoshop tools that you use most frequently

The Interface Tools Plugin offers a grouped panel of handy Photoshop tools that you use most frequently. Thus, this plugin can be useful when it comes to finding the oft-used tools quickly.

Interface Tools Plugin →

Divine Project

Divine Project is a photoshop plugin that generates WordPress themes from PSD files

Divine Project generates WordPress themes from PSD files. You can use it to create your own WP themes without having to touch code.

Divine Project →

Cut&Slice Me

The photoshop extension Cut&Slice Me exports your assets to different devices within seconds

Cut&Slice Me exports your assets to different devices within seconds. Thus, you can design at full resolution and let the plugin export your assets to the required sizes for Android and iPhone devices.

Cut&Slice Me →

Web Font Plugin

Web Font plugin offers thousands of WebINK web fonts that you can access right from Photoshop

Web Font plugin offers thousands of WebINK web fonts that you can access right from Photoshop itself. This plugin can also connect with Google Web Fonts and comes with a 30-day trial of Suitcase Fusion 5.

Web Font Plugin for Photoshop →

Composer

Composer is a Photoshop plugin that lets you update multiple layer comps in few easy steps

Composer is a Photoshop plugin that lets you update multiple layer comps in few easy steps.

Composer →

Layer Guides Extension

Layer Guides Extensionis is a plugin Photoshop places guides around a layer extension plugin Photoshop

Layer Guides Extension places guides around a layer — top, right, left and bottom — and also around its vertical or horizontal center.

Layer Guides Extension →

Layout Wraper Extension

Layout Wrapper wraps the current document with the Safari browser

Layout Wrapper wraps the current document with the Safari browser, that is, it takes a snapshot of the current document and places it in the Safari browser for presentational purposes.

Layout Wraper Extension →

FlatIcon

the FlatIcon photoshop plugin to quickly find the icons you need for your design

Use the FlatIcon plugin to quickly find the icons you need for your design, without leaving your working enviroment.

FlatIcon →

Bounce

Bounce can be used to connect Dribbble with Adobe tools extension plugin Photoshop

Bounce can be used to connect Dribbble with Adobe tools to help you keep track of your activity feed and stay updated with the most popular designs on Dribbble. Bounce currently works with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Fireworks.

Bounce →

2xScaler

2xScaler double scales your designs with one easy click extension plugin Photoshop

2xScaler is a Photoshop extension meant for app designers. It double scales your designs with one easy click.

2xScaler →

SuperPNG

SuperPNG is a Photoshop plugin that offers additional options for saving PNG files

SuperPNG is a Photoshop plugin that offers additional options for saving PNG files, such as Alpha channel control, variable compression, ICC Profile embedding and meta data saving.

SuperPNG →


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The Adobe Photoshop interface Recreated Using Lego http://speckyboy.com/2013/09/22/adobe-photoshop-recreated-using-lego/ http://speckyboy.com/2013/09/22/adobe-photoshop-recreated-using-lego/#comments Sun, 22 Sep 2013 09:25:44 +0000 http://speckyboy.com/?p=44016

Many long term readers of our site will know that we love the creative expression and innovation from Lego. And the vast majority of readers will undoubtedly be using another tool that offers creative expression...


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Many long term readers of our site will know that we love the creative expression and innovation from Lego. And the vast majority of readers will undoubtedly be using another tool that offers creative expression and innovation, albeit in the digital world, Photoshop.

So, we have two innovative tools that offer creative outlets, but living in two completely different worlds.

Do they really live in different worlds? Could they ever live together?

Of course they can. According to Rick Garcia anyway. He set himself the task of redesigning the Photoshop interface using Lego bricks. Not only has he redesigned the actual interface, but also the Photoshop icons and loading screen as well. Here is the result:

The Lego Edition of the Photoshop Interface

Adobe Photoshop interface Recreated Using Lego


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20 Free Web Layout PSDs http://speckyboy.com/2013/09/01/free-web-layout-psds/ http://speckyboy.com/2013/09/01/free-web-layout-psds/#comments Sun, 01 Sep 2013 09:11:13 +0000 http://speckyboy.com/?p=39725

It is has been a long time since we last took a look at what free web layout PSDs have been recently released. Perhaps not as abundant as previous posts, but we did manage to...


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It is has been a long time since we last took a look at what free web layout PSDs have been recently released. Perhaps not as abundant as previous posts, but we did manage to find 20 templates that we feel are of such a high level of quality we simple had to share them. Here they are:

20 Free Web Layout PSDs

Modus Versus Multi-Purpose Template

Modus Versus Multi-Purpose psd free layout template web

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Extraordinary Modern Layout for Blogs

Extraordinary Modern Layout for Blogs psd free layout template web

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Sevent Multi-Purpose Template

Sevent Multi-Purpose psd free layout template web

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Calm l Free Creative Portfolio & Blog Layout

Calm l Free Creative Portfolio & Blog Layout psd free layout template web

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Responsive Template

Responsive psd free layout template web

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Legend One Page Template

Legend One Page psd free layout template web

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Kitchenwall Blog Template

Kitchenwall Blog psd free layout template web

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Revenant Corporate Layout

Revenant Corporate Layout psd free layout template web

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Flat Ui Modern UI Kit

Flat Ui Modern UI Kit psd free layout template web

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ViewPort Magazine Style Template

ViewPort Magazine Style psd free layout template web

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BlueBox Flat Multi-Purpose Template

BlueBox Flat Multi-Purpose psd free layout template web

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Madison Vintage Wood-Style Template

Madison Vintage Wood-Style psd free layout template web

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Web App UI

Web App UI psd free layout template web

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Motion Single Page Template

Motion Single Page psd free layout template web

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Hosting Template

Hosting psd free layout template web

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Webpaint Multi-Purpose Template

Webpaint Multi-Purpose psd free layout template web

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Halftone Retro Style Template

Halftone Retro Style psd free layout template web

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Kyte One Page Template

Kyte One Page psd free layout template web

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Business Stack Template

Business Stack psd free layout template web

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Fox Template

Fox psd free layout template web

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Twitter Bootstrap 3 PSD

Twitter Bootstrap 3 PSD psd free layout template web

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Microframe

Microframe psd free layout template web

Microframe is a micro (<200px wide), grid based wireframe PSD template for UI and UX designers mocking up website and app layouts.

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Responsive Wireframes

Responsive Wireframes psd free layout template web

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