Corey has a special extended tutorial on illustrating the Ice Age acorn.




  1. Jesse 2 July, 2009 at 16:04 Reply

    Sweet Tutorial Corey, as usual awesome! I love the “illustration” tutorials, too bad I do not have a tablet!

  2. Walter D 2 July, 2009 at 21:34 Reply

    Most excellent again. Your tallent is beyond the best of the best. I love how you can teach and make it so simple to understand. You creat something from nothing. Your brain must never sleep.

  3. Carrie 2 July, 2009 at 21:37 Reply

    Fantastic tutorial Corey! I really liked the technique where you used channels to enhance the texture, keep up the good work. 😀

  4. Micah 2 July, 2009 at 23:58 Reply

    Hey Corey, been coming to your site for a LONGGGG time. I have a question for you. Every single time I watch your tutorials I look at your swatches palette and wonder where you got it. It’s like the ramp, but in swatches. I’ve looked through all the presets and haven’t found it so I was wondering if you or anybody else could point me to that particular swatch set. Thanks!

  5. Silentman 3 July, 2009 at 01:36 Reply

    Thanks Corey, i hadn’t seen the “alpha channel” technique yet and will most definitely make it into my artwork from no on 😀

  6. Donna 3 July, 2009 at 13:20 Reply

    Wow-so many new techniques that can be applied to other pieces of art.
    Now, if I can only remember all the steps involved!

  7. cryx 3 July, 2009 at 18:50 Reply

    lol, that is so cool. Just when you used the burn tool, it all looked 3D and the picture was on a whole new level. Thanks for the inspiration, you’re truly the best.

  8. Luke 3 July, 2009 at 21:03 Reply

    as i have said many times before… your are the photoshop God. all of your tutorials are brilliant and help me more than you can imagine.

    thank you sooo much corey, keep it up

  9. TraumaHound 4 July, 2009 at 16:48 Reply

    Warp Tool…Render Fibers…Liquify Tool…must upgrade my PS!

    I love the little details that you put in that make a good image great like the alpha channel lighting tricks and the notches in the acorn cap. Sometimes the smallest details can make such a big difference.

  10. TSuth 4 July, 2009 at 22:47 Reply

    Off topic– will you ever make the video aspect of your site compatible with the iphone? That would be super cool, because you are a wealth of information and generosity!

  11. Silentman 5 July, 2009 at 05:56 Reply

    Corey, whens the July Competition start ? i’ve been waiting anxiously for a post and haven’t seen one yet. I posted here as i don’t know where else to post the question. I know it’s only the 5th but hey it’s the 5th lol 🙂

  12. Keith 7 July, 2009 at 13:15 Reply

    Amazing! I love how you started with base shapes then warped instead of drawing out the finished shape. The liquify step took it to the next level!

  13. Rafael Gomez 7 July, 2009 at 18:33 Reply

    As always you make it look so easy. Because of you I am a warping, dodging & burning mo-fo! Thanks for making me a better designer.


  14. Phoebe 8 July, 2009 at 13:06 Reply

    😀 Great tutoiral!
    Normally I use Gimp ( GNU image manipulation program) but I decided as a change to download the free trial of PS CS4
    One question : On PS do you have a layer mode opetion named ‘ overlay’ its very much like the dodge and burn tool but on a new layer and you can alter it without touching the layer underneath?

  15. Eddie 15 July, 2009 at 12:00 Reply

    simple but very effective … you definitely make learning photoshop an interesting adventure with your weekly tutorials

  16. Ted 4 October, 2010 at 19:41 Reply

    very nice. what is a way to do lighting effect without using that filter? In cs5 64bit intel puter It has been taken away! for now anyway, no more lighting effects filter.

  17. Gisèle Massie 9 December, 2010 at 14:32 Reply

    Hello Corey,

    I am so happy with the end result! It is a little different than yours, but, I got the idea!
    I learned a few new things with this tutorial!

    Merci beaucoup… (thank you very much) and keep up your good work


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