You can create this eye-catching effect using just a single layer style and applying it to all the different elements of your design. This tutorial touches on alpha channels, blur filters, and layer styles.
Creating a beaded sweat effect.
Creating Smooth Slideshow Transitions in Photoshop CS3 Extended.
Here are some interesting ways to use Photoshop’s Pattern Maker feature to create background effects for your image and text designs.
The Vanishing Point filter is a very powerful feature in Photoshop CS3, especially once you know a couple tricks for drawing grids, and then placing and blending images to them.
Here’s a technique from Corey for creating an interesting effect by using an alpha channel from one image, bringing it over to another image and creating a layer mask from that selection. Check it out…
Corey demonstrates how to use layer styles to create glassy-looking text that reflects the background image and remains fully editable after you are finished.
Photoshop instructor Rick Sammon shows you a couple ways to add some excitement to your photos.