Entries Tagged as 'Design'
Photoshop CS6 was released recently, receiving excellent reviews from designers and photographers. CS6 brings some significant changes and new functionality that offers even more potential than previous versions.
Although improvements and new features are what users want, it does require some effort to learn how to take advantage and how to use the new features. Fortunately, there are already a number of tutorials online that will help you to learn more about CS6. With the help of these tutorials you’ll be working better and faster in Photoshop than ever before.
In recent years the possibilities for using a wide variety of fonts and typefaces in web design has come a long way. There are now several different options for approaches that you can take when you want to use a font other than the basic, standard web safe fonts. Google Web Fonts has quickly become one of the leading options.
With Google Web Fonts it is quick and easy to implement a wide variety of fonts into the websites that you design and code. There are currently more than 500 fonts that are available through Google Web Fonts, and many of them are of sufficient quality to use in professional designs. In this post we’ll feature 40 fonts that you can start using today.
When you’re building a website it’s all well and good embracing a fancy design and making plans for strategic SEO, however what’s also vital is that you ensure your site is built to convert.
Below we take a look at five high-converting sites and investigate what it is that makes them so successful.
With so many designers and developers competing for jobs, finding work can be a challenging task. Fortunately, designers and developers can benefit from being in an industry that has a number of quality niche-focused job boards.
While major job sites can still be a source of job leads, smaller and more focused job boards are often a better use of your time. Many companies have found that industry-specific job boards typically produce higher quality candidates, which has resulted in more job listings on these job boards.
In this post we’ll break down the leading job boards into a few different types or categories. First, we’ll show those that list mostly jobs for designers. Second, we’ll show those that list mostly development or programming jobs. Third, we’ll show those that have a good mixture of listings for both design and development.
Job Boards that Focus on Design:
If you are looking for a job in web or graphic design, here are a few job boards that tend to have job listings in these fields.
Photo manipulation can be one of the most fun things to do in Photoshop, and it also provides for an excellent creative outlet. The process of creating a detailed photo manipulation can be intimidating if you are new to the process or if you aren’t very familiar with Photoshop’s tools, but fortunately there are plenty of good tutorials that teach you how to create a sample photo manipulation.
One of the great things about photo manipulation tutorials is that you can follow along with the sample creation, but you’ll also learn techniques that can be used on your own original photo manipulations as you are experimenting.
In this post we’ve collected 25 tutorials that will lead you through the process of photo manipulation in Photoshop
Photoshop allows designers to do a lot of amazing things, including 3D effects. If you’re not familiar with Photoshop’s 3D effects or if you are interested in improving your own skills in this area, we have compiled 25 of the best tutorials that teach and demonstrate how to accomplish different things.
Many of the tutorials focus on 3D text effects, and others show various objects designed in 3D. Whatever you are looking to design, you should be able to find a tutorial here that will show the steps needed.
If you would like to be able to design awesome characters that could be as mascots or in illustrations, this post is for you. There are a lot of excellent tutorials out there that show how to design characters. In this post we’ll link to 25 character design tutorials. Some of the tutorials use Illustrator and others use Photoshop. Whatever your preference, you’ll be able to pick up some new skills and techniques from these tutorials.
Photoshop allows designers with unlimited possibilities when it comes to creative effects, including lighting effects. There are plenty of different ways to create lighting effects in Photoshop, and there are equally as many different possible uses for them. If you’re interested in learning more about how to create awesome lighting effects in your own work, here are 25 tutorials that can help.
Smart Objects allow Photoshop users to do some powerful things, but if you haven’t used them before it can be challenging to understand how to use them. Adobe describes Smart Object this way, “Smart Objects are layers that contain image data from raster or vector images, such as Photoshop or Illustrator files. Smart Objects preserve an image’s source content with all its original characteristics, enabling you to perform nondestructive editing to the layer.”
Like anything else in Photoshop, the best way to learn about Smart Objects is to start using them and experiment. The tutorials featured in this post will show some examples of what is possible with Smart Objects, and they’ll provide a good starting point for you. Once you’ve worked through a few tutorials you’ll probably have some ideas for how you can start to use Smart Objects in your own projects.
Photoshop offers countless possibilities for creating stunning backgrounds for websites, posters, flyers, wallpapers, and any other type of design. Fortunately, there are a lot of good tutorials that show step-by-step how you can create a specific type of background. In this post we’ll link to 25 different tutorials for creating backgrounds. We recommend that you find a few that look interesting to you and work through the tutorial to see if you can learn something new.