This tutorial will teach you how to add some depth and dimension to a flat texture using the lighting effects filter and a dash of Photoshop layer styles.
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Ever wondered how to create nice short compact Amazon links, without having to “rebrand” the URL to a different domain link shortener, like tinyurl.com, goo.gl, or bit.ly? Well, it’s a little known fact that Amazon actually has their own url short link service! It still speaks “Amazon” to the readers and doesn’t cause them to [&hellip
The process of responsive design creates distinct layout styles that change based on a device's screen resolution. When a layout shifts into a smaller or larger display style it's often called a new breakpoint. Choosing when to create a new breakpoint is quite an arduous task since the threshold and number of breakpoints can change dramatically from project-to-project.
When creating art for custom stickers, it is best to create artwork at a minimum 300dpi. You may use photoshop or illustrator, or a free alternative like Gimp. What's most important is that your artwork is submitted as a high resolution file and converted to CMYK. A good understanding of the limitations of cmyk printing is helpful but the most important step is to create high resolution artwork. Resolution is not usually a concern when using Adobe Illustrator to create vector artwork. Continue R
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So here’s how I want to pull this all together. Just like we’ve moved on from the idea that the big office is a big deal, we have to let go of the idea that a big enough title is equal to a successful career. Much more important is that we figure out what it is that we want to spend our time and attention on — and then work at our craft to make that our platform. Take a realistic look at how much agency you have at work — it may be more than you re
Pencil and paper… Every designer loves the idea of creating something by hand. And in recent years, it seems, the process of hand drawn design has seen a resurge in popularity and appreciation. This might leave some designers, who developed their digital skills over the past decade, in the dark. For example, you may be able to create a beautiful design in Photoshop or Illustrator, but given a pen and paper, you are completely lost. This doesn't have to be the case when you are comfortabl
The idea of parallax design is simply an awareness of movement. More specifically, the word 'parallax' is used to describe the perception of distance between objects while moving along a line of... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
The Internet is collectively performing a study on cat behavioral psychology, and all of us (and our cats) can participate! After a few users on Reddit and Imgur noticed that their cats are attracted to circles, submissions poured in of other cat owners trying these low-tech traps on their feline friends.
With all the new features in CSS3, we are now able to build image-less websites. In the past, the use of image was inevitable when it comes to showing gradient colors. Today, it becomes much leaner with the use of CSS3 Gradient Background. In previous posts, we have shown you ... Continue reading »
One of the biggest issues with Adobe Lightroom (maybe the only issue that is worth worrying about) is that Lightroom was built to be used on one computer by a single user. However, if you use Dropbox (or similar) there is a relatively simple work around that will allow you to keep your Lightroom catalog [...]