Be sure to check my newest video tutorial on creating cool stylized backgrounds. The cool thing about this technique is that it utilizes layer styles to make the finished effect completely adjustable. Even after it has been applied. This effect was inspired, not surprisingly, by a cool movie poster from the movie Hairspray. Check it out here.
Matt Kloskowski has a new online course over at the Kelby Training site called Mastering Layers in Photoshop CS4. This course is for anyone who wants to get a solid grip on what is perhaps Photoshop’s most important feature. Everything from creating and managing layers to adjustment layers and layer styles. If there is one feature in Photoshop you should master this is it. Find out more here.