Doing anything in Adobe Illustrator really does take two times longer as it can be a little tricky to get your hands around. In the following tutorial you will learn how to Create a Message in a Bottle in Adobe Illustrator. In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to create a message in a bottle in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll start with some basic tools and some other simple vector techniques along with the Blending Modes for the creation of a bottle. To add more depth, you will add shading
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If the numbers in this Forbes article are any indication, more and more people are embracing freelancing as a source of livelihood. Although the article specifically referred to American freelancers, it’s reasonable to extrapolate that the trend is the same the world over, since the Internet has pretty much leveled ... Continue reading »
The Splash Screen is the thing that you will see for a few seconds when you open a mobile app. The Splash Screen is useful in many ways that could improve user experience as well as strengthen the mobile app brand. It shows users that they opened the right app, ... Continue reading »
Recently I’ve become increasingly frustrated with the current toolset and accepted practices for creating UI and UX ‘deliverables’. In my experience, building static mock-ups in Photoshop and Illustrator no longer captures the essence of current UI design. Likewise, creating wireframes and UX documentation in tools such as Axure seem to communicate very little of how a site or app actually feels to use. These […]
In this video tutorial by front-end web developer Lamin Sanneh, he shows us how to style navigation links using floats with HTML5 and CSS3. Since this is the age of responsive web design, he also demonstrates how to make these links responsive. The tutorial, which basically hinges on tweaking the main navigation, is straightforward and […]
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. HDR is a technique of post processing multiple images that are combined/adjusted so that the contrast ratios are as a high quality image, which is usually impossible with a single aperture and shutter speed. HDR images record a greater range of details (tonal) than any camera could capture in a single frame/photo. Follow the ...
Four exclusive prints from three incredible designers are getting printed live at Weapons of Mass Creation Fest, the premier art, design and music festival happening this August 15 - 17 in Cleveland, Ohio. Here are the quick facts you need to know. Continue Reading »
Everybody now knows who Mark Zuckerberg is, everyone knows that Bill Gates is one of the wealthiest people on the planet and there’s quite an impressive number of people out there who view Steve Jobs as somewhat of a saint. My point is that having a great idea for a software or a web-based service […]
For a mobile app the icon is an integral part of an app that separates it from the rest of the crowd. It is also the first thing about an app that potential users will see — which is why many designers put so much thought into icon design. In ... Continue reading »
That’s when it sank in how unusual my business really is: Instead of having a 10 to 20% profit margin like many businesses, I had an 85% profit margin in 2012. That actually could have been much higher, except that I spent some money on equipment (I needed that 27-inch display) and hiring freelancers. After creating each product, I have only 5% in hard costs for each sale. And the product can be sold an unlimited number of times.
Don’t you hate when you take that perfect shot, just to find out later that the picture is just a bit blurry? Today we have a solution to fix blurry pictures using Photoshop. Of course this solution won’t fix a completely blurry picture, but we can fix the blurriness in the picture to some extent. In this tutorial, we are ...
Responsive Design may be here to stay but there are many issues that need to be addressed when it comes to making images responsive. Although responsive images automatically resize itself upon the viewport size (which is technically easy), one problem users face is that the image vocal point will become ... Continue reading »
Hi, As a participant in the workshop, I thought the "what has always pissed you off" question was a way to get to the central problem you are trying to solve in life. Because there is always a THING central to us that we are working on, I think, even if it changes over time. I really thought my bio was going to be about design. About solving problems with design. I was surprised, pleasantly, with what it turned out to be and just how true it rings for me throughout my life. It was a bit of
The Brush tool is an imitation of real life brushes. Photoshop has a set of default brushes, but in addition to that, you can add more brushes to draw specific shapes like stars, grass, etc. To install Photoshop brushes follow the steps provided in this tutorial. Steps to install Photoshop brushes 1. First of all, we will have to download brushes ...