Being content creators, copyrights are very important to us at Design Instruct. We thought we’d do a little research on the Creative Commons licenses to get a clearer picture on how to use each of the Creative Commons licenses. Here’s what we’ve learned so far.
Social media is a way of life for a lot of people. For creatives, it’s a great way to get your work out there and potentially gain a following.
There are a few key principles that are universally recognized as being vital components of good designs. Some of these principles are balance, negative space, scale and hierarchy. These elements all play a part in the creation of an effective design.
Is your website slow? Use these free website speed testing tools to get information about your website’s loading speed and performance, as well as an understanding of issues that slow your site down.
Pinterest exploded out of nowhere, didn’t it? The social media site launched quietly last year and every so often you’d see a friend talking about joining it. Then, suddenly, it felt like everybody and their dog was joining the network! Should you join the bandwagon?
Image optimization is critical in providing the fastest load time for your users. May it be a personal blog or a business you are running online, the fact is that images are – in most cases – an important aspect of the content of your site. Therefore, it is important that your images are properly optimized without sacrificing too much of the quality. In this quick and simple tutorial, I’ll show you how you can reduce the size of your images in Photoshop with 5 easy steps and use Actions to batch process your images automatically.
Typography is a central component of design. It gives us an understanding of the heritage behind our craft. It’s one of the primary ways we, as a society, pass on information to others. Imagine a website, a magazine or even TV without text. Typography is a subject that raises passions and it can become a consuming obsession. If this subject is relatively new to you, or perhaps something you want to know more about, then this guide can start you on that journey.
Patterns in Adobe Photoshop are wonderful for incorporating interesting repeating elements in your design. Patterns are easy to use and make, yet can have a significant impact in your compositions. This guide will explore the use, creation, and management of Photoshop patterns through a hands-on approach.
Photoshop’s layer styles — effects that alter the appearance of a layer — are just fantastic. Photoshop pros use them quite frequently as an absolutely vital component of their workflow. This guide delves into the topic of layer styles, discussing the various effects you can achieve with this handy utility.