This collection of downloadable PSD freebies of web buttons features calls to action buttons, social media buttons, download buttons and other GUI buttons from top-notch websites and designers. Using PSDs made by these talented and generous designers can help you speed up the completion of your projects. You can also download, experiment and study the files to learn new UI design techniques.
We recently ran a giveaway of business cards together with our friends at Next Day Flyers, an online printing company that delivers top-quality printed marketing materials. We had many Design Instruct readers participate in the giveaway, and in this post, we reveal the two lucky winners.
In this web design tutorial, we’ll be creating a light textured web page layout. I will show you how apply subtle textures in web layouts, how to create a seamless diagonal mosaic pattern and how to create a tabbed content area design for the “Services” section.
Geometric sans-serif fonts look clean and professional, with a contemporary flare about them. Use this class of fonts when you desire elegance and modernity in your designs. This is our second collection of free geometric sans-serif fonts. Check out the first collection as well.
In this Photoshop tutorial, I will walk you through a process of creating digital work inspired by older magazine fashion ads. You will learn how to use basic shapes and brushes to create an abstract background, see how layers react to one another with Blend Modes, how to create trendy abstract shapes, how Gradient Maps can be used to influence the overall design and more.
Next Day Flyers, a leader in fast business card printing is offering 2 sets of 1,000 custom-printed standard business cards with free shipping anywhere in the continental United States (winners outside of the continental U.S. must pay for shipping costs) to two lucky Design Instruct readers. The business cards will be printed in full color on both sides to make an extra impact. Read on to find out how you can win a set of these fantastic business cards.
This freebie features a vintage-themed checkered pattern set on top of an aged paper background. It comes in 30 color combinations and in JPG format. The files are very large (3600x3600px) and high-resolution.
Using retro-styled elements is one of the more recent design trends. The free fonts featured here are free script fonts that can evoke a retro feel in your design projects. Note that most of the fonts in this collection are better off when used as display fonts (they can become illegible at small sizes).
The design and usability of sign-up forms for web apps and websites is crucial because it can have a huge effect on conversion rates. In this web design showcase, you’ll be seeing some excellent sign-up web forms from various websites. Perhaps you can find some inspiring elements that you can apply in your next web form design project.
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a realistic electric guitar using only Photoshop. I hope you will learn a lot of techniques that can help you create complex photorealistic compositions. This tutorial is quite extensive and might take you a few hours to complete.
There are people who sketch/doodle in the margins of their notebooks and there are those who illustrate. This collection is about the latter. Below you’ll find some of the most exciting illustrators and artists we’ve come across recently. Discovering the works of amazingly talented people, like those featured in this collection, makes our job at Design Instruct infinitely pleasurable, and we’re glad we get to share that with you.
We all sometimes like to think that designing, or any creative work for that matter, is all about talent, exploring ideas and executing amazing projects; that the most important asset in getting our work done is creativity. The truth, as most of you will probably agree, is a little less glamorous than that.