I needed some tape.
I was working on a layout and I wanted to have my photo of a barn door look like it it was taped to a piece of cardboard. It was an effect that would take hours to create in Photoshop and I was on deadline.
Ah, but there was a simple solution. I surfed on over to the web site of my pal Panos Efstathiadis where he offers a bunch of FREE Photoshop actions. It was here that I found just what I was looking for—PFx Stickers. I downloaded the file and dropped it into my actions folder. One press of a button and—bingo!—there was my tape, complete with realistic air bubbles.
Do yourself a favor and check out PanosFX.com
Realistic tape is just the tip of the iceberg.