Create nice, simple geometric shapes in Adobe Illustrator using a single path and Transform.
Cutting out hair in Photoshop can be a nightmare - especially if you try to use paths to do it. Here is a method using layer styles that can be adapted to suit the background.
One of the most commonly requested Photoshop tutorials is the one which shows how to create a glassy sphere or button. Never one to take a back seat, I thought I'd throw my basic Photoshop version into the mix. This is a tutorial showing how to create a glass Photoshop button set into a metallic base. The Photoshop file uses three flat shape layers with layer styles applied.
This tutorial shows how to use layer styles in Photoshop to create an effective, scalable vector graphic with a nice, glassy, reflective feel.
This is a tutorial I created showing how to create an effective bling effect using Adobe Photoshop. The graphic was created using just adjustment layers and layer styles, so the end result is highly editable and scalable.