Sometimes, at Reliable PSD (our creative agency’s new design-to-code conversion company), we get clients who write us…errr…a lot…asking for status updates. Now, we are very clear about ETA, and had been communicating and updating them on ETA as we went. […]
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Clipping a subject from its background in Photoshop has to be the most common task a designer will encounter in their every day working life. The pen tool is the go-to tool for cutting most things out, but there’s some cool techniques you can use for hair, fur and other specialty subjects. So let’s crack […]
Have your site managed to survive the recent Mobilegeddon? If you haven’t even heard about it, don’t panic – after all you are still alive. Mobilegeddon began on 21 April, 2015 when Google launched a new search algorithm update that added a new ranking signal prioritizing mobile-friendly websites.
Demand seems to be at an all-time high, which is great news for everyone who makes and/or uses digital products. But while the process of experience design is fairly easy to replicate when correctly implemented (we’ve got more than a few articles that can explain how to go about it), it takes more than just the right tools to make your design sing. For UX to really blossom you need the right people working in the right environment.
Speed always matters in everything from a high speed car to a speedy loading business website and it can never be ignored in anything at all. WordPress is undoubtedly comes at the top list of all content management systems but it does not mean it should be faster by default, in fact, webmasters have to take steps to make it as faster as possible and if they don’t optimize its speed, they can’t get maximum benefits from it. Why Is It Important to Improve WP Website Speed? If you are w
While animations may have great visual appeal, they also make app experiences more intuitive and engaging. Animation can make an app feel more fluid and responsive by providing feedback on user interaction. This means that, for designers, creating authentic animations is increasingly becoming a part of the job description.
You can’t control and manage what you can’t measure. Thankfully, Google Analytics’ reports are your perfect knowledge mechanism for measuring, planning, and managing web campaigns. For a long time you could only perform a cohort analysis on Google Analytics via the segmentation feature, which was nothing more than
Halftones are a fantastic method of achieving lovely tonal values though a flat, graphic look. From the time of Andy Warhol to the present, they are still being stylistically used in art, illustration and design. Don’t know how to do them? You’ll find this… Continue Reading »
In today’s Photoshop tutorial we’re going to create a cool portrait effect using a long passage of text that bends and deforms around the contours of the face. Known as a Calligram, this effect is particularly powerful when used to present famous quotes or speeches by depicting the author/speaker with the actual words. Photoshop’s Displace […]
Businesses beware! There’s a scam targeting wedding photographers It appears that there’s a credit card scam targeting wedding photographers making its way round the Internet. Over the past several months, I’ve been contacted by a number of unimaginably eager clients-to-be requesting to reserve my wedding photography services. These messages share several common elements: English is [...]
Mind you, I have nothing against VCs as such. If you have a really great idea and you can match that with an investment from a really great VC, what they are essentially doing is to give you enough buffer to make your idea come true. The problem I have with VCs is that it's just a loan. They expect to get a return on their investment, and in a fairly quick manner as well. This has a tendency to produce only a certain type of startups (those who focus only at creating platforms at scale), which i
Lighting modifiers can have a huge impact on specialized shots. With the right ones, light becomes putty in your hand, easily molded by the skill of the potter. (Yeah, I jumble up my euphemisms frequently.) YouTuber Theoria Apophasis believes in the the power of light modifiers, but he believes even more in ingenuity. The “Angry Photographer” shared one [...]
Building a social media following is like trying to be the most popular kid in school only about 1000 times harder. Oftentimes it seems you need to crack some kind of highly selective popularity secret code in order to successfully connect with your target audience. Thankfully however, the