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.Read More
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:Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More