In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a simple slider user interface (UI) using Photoshop. We’ll use basic (but powerful) Photoshop features — shapes and layer styles — to achieve our goal.
Sharp, blocky surfaces and simple geometric shapes, harmonized with organic textures and superfine environmental details create such a distinctive viewing experience of 3D illustrator and exhibit designer Tim Reynolds’s group of personal projects called "Low-Poly, Isometric Worlds" and "Low-Poly, Non-Isometric Worlds." Get inspired, learn about low-poly, find out about Reynolds’s creative process and see a hand-picked selection of his work in this feature article.
When used properly, photos are effective, information-dense content that can quickly send your intended message to your audience. However, using the wrong photos can degrade your users’ experience on your site. In this article, I’ll go over 8 potential issues your photos can have that will lead to poor website usability.
In this freebie, you’ll be getting an assortment of 6 hand-drawn vector arrows you can use for your illustrations and graphic design work. This free download comes in 3 vector file formats: AI, EPS and PDF.
In this short tutorial, I’ll show you how to create gold text using one of the most powerful features of Photoshop: Layer Styles (read this guide on Layer Styles if you’re not familiar with this feature). Once we’re done, we’ll be able to save our layer style and apply it every time we need gold text in our designs.
Whether it’s just a quick sketch in your notebook or a post-it note, a wireframe made using your favorite graphics software, or a high-fidelity mockup created by a web app — incorporating some form of prototyping within your workflow is a critical step. I’d like to share some reasons why I believe prototyping is an integral part of the design process.
This freebie contains 8 hand-drawn vector speech bubbles. This free download comes with an AI, EPS, and PDF file for your convenience. You can easily use these vectors as part of your designs.
There’s a popular trend in web design that makes use of huge photos as a site’s background. Often, the big background photos will automatically change after a set interval, giving the site a captivating interactive component. For some creative inspiration, check out these inspiring web designs that use large photographic backgrounds.
Keyboard shortcuts can really help us with our workflow and efficiency. Regular users of Photoshop will have that one keyboard shortcut that we tend to use on a daily basis. We would love to know what your most frequently used keyboard shortcut is! We’ll tally up your responses and publish the results in an article.
Convert your print-ready artwork for a standard 9"x12" presentation folder into a visually stunning mockup using this free template from CompanyFolders.com. The template allows you to turn your own custom artwork into a polished representation of your finished product.
There are plenty of fonts you can freely download on the Web. In this collection, you’ll find beautiful and elegantly crafted script fonts. Using these types of fonts can give your designs an organic feel and characteristic.
Minimalism is tricky to get right. Beautiful typography, well-executed whitespace, a carefully chosen color palette, and — perhaps most importantly — making smart decisions about which design elements to include and leave out are some of the things that are factors in producing a great minimalist design. For inspiration, take a look at these 50 minimalist, clean, and simple website designs.