How to Make a Split-Flap Text Display in Photoshop

How to Make a Split-Flap Text Display in Photoshop

While in the real world split-flap displays are becoming obsolete in favor of digital displays in places like airports, train stations, bus stations, and so forth, they still live on as a symbol of travel. Whether you use them in app interfaces or a vintage-inspired design, I’m sure that you’ll find this tutorial interesting and useful. In this tutorial, we will use Photoshop to create a split-flap display.

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How to Organize Your Digital Photos with Photoshop Lightroom

How to Organize Your Digital Photos with Photoshop Lightroom

Whether you’re a hobbyist photographer or a full-on professional, there’s no doubt that keeping your photos organized is a task in and of itself. Thankfully, with just a little forethought and some patience, you’ll be working better and more efficiently in the Library module in Lightroom. Just keep these quick tips in mind.

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Beautiful, Inspiring iOS App Icons by Román Jusdado

Beautiful, Inspiring iOS App Icons by Román Jusdado

In the increasingly competitive mobile app market, everything you can do to set your app apart is important. Spanish designer and illustrator Román Jusdado is known in the industry as someone who creates remarkably detailed, realistic and eye-grabbing iOS app icons that make such a memorable impression on the people that see them. In this feature article, I’ll present to you the work of this talented designer.

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Free High-Resolution Fabric Textures

Free High-Resolution Fabric Textures

Are you looking for some fabric textures to use in your digital design and art projects? Here’s an assortment of 6 free fabric textures you can download and use in your personal and commercial projects.

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30 Inspiring Web Designs That Use Textures

30 Inspiring Web Designs That Use Textures

Using textures in a website’s design gives it an interesting and organic-like element. Do you like using textures in your web design projects? If so, have a look at these excellent web designs that have textured elements.

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How to Create Retro Square Push Buttons in Photoshop

How to Create Retro Square Push Buttons in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to create a simple set of square push buttons that can be useful in your user interface (UI) designs. The aesthetic of these buttons is inspired by Braun industrial products made during the 60′s, which were designed by the legendary designer, Dieter Rams.

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7 Creative Ideas for Custom Die Cutting

7 Creative Ideas for Custom Die Cutting

You could take a bunch of ordinary business cards, run your thumb across the stack, and never be able to tell the difference between any of them. Meanwhile, a business card that uses custom die cutting is unmistakable in both look and feel; you can’t help but notice it.

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10 Infographics for Learning About Responsive Web Design

10 Infographics for Learning About Responsive Web Design

Responsive web design, a technique that allows web designers to create flexible web page layouts that change depending on the screen size of the site visitor, allows us to optimize user experiences for the increasingly variable ways people are accessing the Web. If you’d like to learn a bit about this new web design technique, or if you need some basic educational resources to present to your clients, check out these responsive web design infographics.

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How to Make a Beautiful Landing Page with Photoshop

How to Make a Beautiful Landing Page with Photoshop

In this web design tutorial we will be creating a captivating landing page with Adobe Photoshop. There is nothing complicated with this design. This landing page layout can be used for many types of websites, so feel free to modify the text, navigation menu, imagery, icons, and so forth to match your own particular needs. Some example use cases of this landing page design: a downloadable product (such as an e-book), a design agency landing page, a web app landing page, or a mobile app landing page.

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Hand Lettered Typographic Illustrations By Sean McCabe

Hand Lettered Typographic Illustrations By Sean McCabe

With the conveniences you can find in digital graphics and illustration software like Photoshop and Illustrator, it’s getting harder and harder to find artists who choose to create their work using the tried-and-true medium of pen and paper. In this feature article, we explore the inspiring hand lettered work of 24-year-old San Antonio, Texas hand lettering artist, Sean McCabe.

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How to Make a Knob/Dial UI with Photoshop

How to Make a Knob/Dial UI with Photoshop

Using a knob (or dial) user interface is currently prevalent in mobile device and touchscreen app interfaces. You’re probably wondering how to make one. In this Photoshop tutorial, I’ll show you a quick and easy way to make a knob/dial user interface that you can build on and modify to suit your needs.

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What to Ask Your Client Before Creating Their Design Brief

What to Ask Your Client Before Creating Their Design Brief

Without an accurate, clear and concise design brief, you might as well be designing in the dark. Without good direction, you’ll find it almost impossible to create designs that are on brand, on budget, and tailored to your client’s target market. In this article, I’d like to suggest and discuss 10 questions to ask your clients that will help you produce good design briefs.

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