Looking on the back of the camera to see if you got a shot properly exposed can be misleading. The LCD may not be calibrated showing a too dark or a too light image. Or the sun hitting the LCD can be laying tricks on you. Yet there is a tool, that is often ignored [...]
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Earlier this year I posted a showcase of inspiring art & designs that made use of cool overprint effects, so today I thought I’d talk a little about the process of using overprint in creative ways in your own print design projects. Read on to find out what overprint is and how you can use […]
We might be inclined to think of highly decorative and multi-colored fonts as belonging to the digital type age. Not so. Chromatic Type which enabled the use of outlines, shadows, and multiple colors (among other things) go back to the mid-19th century. They were made up of two or more corresponding sets that were printed […]
Along with the revamped WP-Admin, WordPress 3.8 also brought a set of brand new icons called Dashicons. Dashicons is a font icon designed by Mel Choyce that was created primarily to accommodate the new WP-Admin UI, from the Content Screen Editor to the Administration Menu, as you can see in ... Continue reading »
Are you looking for an easy way to create a simple WordPress settings page? You came to the right place! For this tutorial I will use WPBootstrap and build a settings page for it. The same codes will apply to themes that don’t have their own settings page, so don’t worry about compatibility issues. In […]
The goal and only purpose of a user interface (UI), as the name implies, is to create an experience for the user. Many automated solutions exist to make UI design simpler and faster; however, the designer must understand some basic rules of how to design a user interface. Because the focus is centered on the […]
In this easy set of tips, Oliver Wetter of Ars Fantasio shares how he creates jelly from scratch using Photoshop. To begin with, you need to be familiar with the properties of the substance — its transparency, consistency, reflectiveness, and volume — to be able to recreate its texture. He cites three basic steps: 1. Define the shape 2. Know [...]
Flipping images option in Photoshop allows your object / image to flip either horizontally or vertically. Flip Photoshop option is useful when you want to duplicate a whole or part of an image and want to make it look a bit different. In this tutorial, we are showing you how to flip an image in Photoshop – or rather, how ...
(Photograph by Flickr user Chris Waits) Staying motivated can be tough, especially on longer projects. Recently a professional acquaintance told me about a 3-year-long client project. This is an extreme case, but long projects are not uncommon in the tech industry. In fact, I’m …Continue reading →
Illustrator is the perfect tool for building large scalable design effects. Either for print or digital mediums, Illustrator is a wonderful tool with a lot to offer in the way of customized typography. There are plenty of great Photoshop effects that can also apply to text and lettering. But with Illustrator you get access to […]
Hiring a web designer or web design company to create your company’s website can be a solid investment for your marketing strategy. However, finding a good and trustworthy designer who matches your working style and understands your needs without being a pushover is tricky. There are plenty of so-called ‘designers’ in the market that may […]
As designers, we are all very visual people and love to play with Photoshop effects. Why stick to boring, regular photos when you can make a really nice photo effect such as blurring the edges of a photo? With blur edges effect you can blend borders with the background that eventually gives an awesome effect when you want to highlight ...
You hear about social media marketing all the time. Every online marketing related blog has their list of “10 social media marketing tips you need to use” and a myriad of guides dedicated to using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and every new social networking site that comes along. But let’s be honest, most of them give […]
Apart from new elements in HTML5, this new web technology offers us Offline Storage. There are a number types of offline storage, and in this article we will specifically discuss sessionStorage and localStorage. Offline Storage allows us to save data in the user’s browser and makes our web apps or ... Continue reading »