How to Design a Sleek Downloader Interface Using Photoshop

Posted in Quick Tips, Tutorials, Web Interface2 years ago • Written by 6 Comments

I’m back once again with another cool web interface tutorial. Today we’ll be making this sexy file downloader with crisp and clean details. This can be used for web and mobile applications, perfectly cool for smartphones and tablets too!

As you will see there are quite a lot details in here, the whole point and also the hardest part of adding details is to make them noticeable, but not TOO obvious. Make them soft, clean and smooth. Pick colors with not too much contrast and especially play around with the opacity until it feels right.

You’ll also learn how to create a simple pattern in your design with the use of the pen tool.  Patterns can be a key to perfection in your designs. Use them wisely, too many patterns can destroy a design.

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50 Fresh and High Quality Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

Posted in Photo Effects, Quick Tips, Tutorials2 years ago • Written by 5 Comments

Waiting for the fresh collection of Adobe Photoshop tutorials? If yes, then your waiting has come to an end. Here we are featuring a good collection of some high quality Adobe Photoshop tutorials for you so that you can learn some new techniques and can polish your Photoshop skills.

Adobe Photoshop itself is quite easy to learn and with the help of tutorials the learning process becomes a fun activity. Enjoy looking into this collection and have more fun in using them for your works. Let us know what you think about this compilation or if we have missed out some cool tutorials, just drop us a line and we will try to include that in our next compilation.

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Create a Classic-Styled Portfolio Design in Adobe Photoshop

Posted in Quick Tips, Tutorials, Web Interface3 years ago • Written by 5 Comments

Howdy, today we will be creating a nice design for your online portfolio. What we will learn here is how you can use a combination of textures and patterns to create a nice old-school look and how to use guides in a smart way.  Here is what we will be making:

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4 Simple Steps To Make Silhouettes Using Photoshop

Posted in Photo Effects, Quick Tips, Tutorials3 years ago • Written by 3 Comments

Silhouettes as an art form originates back to as early as 18th century drawing its name from a French minister Étienne de Silhouette who imposed heavy economic cuts on French people. Quite symbolically austere outline portraits which became popular in the same time period started to be referred as Silhouettes.

Silhouettes art had tremendous popularity which has grown over years and is now associated more with images depicting fashion and fitness. Traditional ways of making Silhouettes are somewhat complex which involve cardboard and paints, but thanks to two wonderful inventions of mankind – Photoshop and Wacom things are much simpler now.

In this tutorial I will take you through some beautiful examples for inspiration and then we will proceed to make a silhouette from scratch.

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Using Retro Style Images And Banners For Advertising

Posted in Quick Tips, Text Effects, Tutorials3 years ago • Written by 4 Comments

Retro style images and pop art graphics like those of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol is a popular style adopted by graphic designers for web and print design. They are chic, fashionable, eye-catching and add to the ‘cool’ factor of the company and its products. Lots of stock images are available for download which can be used for web designing, however if you want something unique or customized it’s better to grab a pencil and paper and do it yourself.

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How to Achieve Lomography Effects Through Photoshop

Posted in Photo Effects, Quick Tips, Tutorials3 years ago • Written by 5 Comments

Lomography is an interesting form of photography that’s on the rise today. It’s kind of like ‘backwards photography’–it’s a plastic toy camera that makes use of film. Because everything is made of plastic (yes, including the lens), the lomo camera does everything it’s not supposed to do: saturated colors, high contrast, off hues, vignettes, blurs, and more. It has developed into an art form because of these unique, ‘bad’ features.

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Live Search for Your Website the Easy Way

Posted in Quick Tips, Tutorials3 years ago • Written by 4 Comments

If you want to offer your visitors a more rewarding experience on your website a customized search engine allows you to create a more rewarding search experience for your visitors and help them find what they are searching for.

The solution is to create and install a search engine application for your website. The solution you use will depend on the content management system you have and how many pages are in your site.

Below are some of the best and easiest choices I have found for helping create your site search engine. With the exception of the WordPress plugins listed below though, these solutions will work for any website.

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Template Show: How to Design a Gallery Layout in Photoshop

Posted in Quick Tips, Tutorials, Web Interface3 years ago • Written by 12 Comments

In this week’s tutorial we will create a gallery layout. I will not be using the 960 grid in this tutorial, the purpose is to show beginners out there how important the Ruler Tool is when you are designing in Photoshop. We will also tackle how to create and use patterns and using mask and filters.

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Quick Tutorial – Creating a Letterpress and Embossed Text Effects in Photoshop

Posted in Quick Tips, Text Effects, Tips, Tutorials, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 14 Comments

In the past few years the letterpress text effect has become a huge trend in web design. It’s being used in headers, headlines and even interfaces. The love for the letterpress effect has been transferred from printing machines to our computer screens. If done right letterpress can be a splendid and neat accent in your design. Another superb, yet often underrated, text effect is embossing. You may have seen it in some menus though. Text embossing is another effect which digital art has borrowed from traditional design. This tutorial will guide you through creating the letterpress and embossed text effect in Photoshop. The tutorial will be using some basic layer styles together with some more advanced techniques. If you’re a beginner in Photoshop text effects, continue to read to find out how to achieve fantastic looking letterpress and embossed text effects in Photoshop.

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Look Under The Hood: Photoshop Color Settings

Posted in Quick Tips, Tips, Tutorials, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

Color settings are often skipped by self taught Photoshop users and usually people can get away without any knowledge of them. So should you bother getting familiar with them?

The real question is – how serious are you about your work? If the answer is anything else then “not at all”, then any additional knowledge benefits you. Basic knowledge of the options here can make your life much easier at some points. Your designs will probably be displayed in multiple places in various shapes and forms, therefore you might want to make sure, that they look they way you intended them to look. The following article will give you a helping hand in achieving that goal.

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