Once upon a time, about an hour away from where I currently live, worked a web designer who loved his Photoshop comps and fixed-width layouts. And well, I don’t want to spoil the ending, but that designer was me. Then, as I was minding my own business, the web-based creative community went berserk over this […]
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I recently received a great tutorial suggestion from a reader named Brigid who asked if I could create a guide to creating an origami style illustration. We’ll use Adobe Illustrator to tackle this design for its advanced shape editing abilities and make particular use of Smart Guides to perfectly align our vector paths. Once the […]
It’s always important to keep your eyes open for inspiration because you can’t tell when you’ll find one. I was driving on the expressway when I saw a billboard for a woman’s fashion wear, and I really loved the background they used, I think they shot it in one of those big cargo containers, so [...]
Sometimes it looks good to create a pencil sketch of your portrait so that it looks like some artist just sketched your image. In this tutorial you will learn how to create a pencil sketch in Photoshop. Steps to create pencil sketch in Photoshop 1. First of all, open Adobe Photoshop. We are using Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 but this also ...
Are you trying to learn new CSS3 properties but having difficulties in it? Are you in need of some good resources to help you out? If your answer is yes, then you are at the right place. In this compilation, we have 10 excellent and very detailed tutorials about new CSS3 properties. These tutorials provide an insight and some very useful tricks to get all sorts of cools things done with the help of CSS3.
Sometimes you may not want others to use your image, but you can’t exactly stop people from downloading the images. In that case, it is recommended to add watermark text to the image. Watermark will protect your images from people downloading and using them without your consent. Follow the steps provided in this tutorial to add watermark text to any ...
This is the second and final article on how to sell and profit from digital products. In part 1, we covered many of the benefits of digital products over physical goods as well as the marketing philosophies to help you build an audience for your products. Today, we will be discussing more of the tactics required for a successful digital product business. There's also a dark side to this world, which we'll get into towards the end. Let's jump in.
Here is a fun creative trick for adding a ‘look’ to a photo. Photographer Simon Bolz shares a quick and dirty way to create a soft photo in camera by holding a small piece of glass or plastic in front of the lens while you shoot. The trick is quite simple, hold a translucent object [...]
Taking pictures of someone can be a challenge sometimes, and especially when it comes to face portraits. Who hasn’t felt awkward while having their school picture taken before? And how can the photographer help in making the situation a little better? Peter Hurley is a well known headshot photographer based in New York and Los [...]
Networking in any field is an important aspect of building and growing your career path. The creative industry of design and art can be quite cutthroat and competitive, which means that having a fantastic portfolio may not be enough to get professional designers to notice you. Don’t worry though, knowing how to network and learning how to include it into your everyday life, is what will set you apart from the designers who don’t take time to network. The current question on your mind
Now that jobhunts are conducted online more and more often, the need for an online resume rises. But your run-of-the-mill document won’t do anymore — it also needs some flair, and more importantly, it should be viewable from both desktop and mobile devices. This is where Jake Rocheleau‘s tutorial comes in. Here he demonstrates to us how to code a [...]
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
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 […]