One of the most important design tasks involved in the creation of an Apple iOS app is coming up with a creative and unique icon for it. The app’s icon is the visual cue we need in order to locate an app on our mobile devices, so it has to be memorable and visually-striking. For inspiration, view these 10 sites that feature great iOS app icon designs.
This free set of 5 old paper stock photos is great for backgrounds or for texturing elements in your graphic design projects. The images are taken from old and naturally-aged books. Feel free to use these photos even for commercial purposes (under our freebie usage terms).
In this tutorial, we’ll be creating a three-dimensional coffee cup. You’ll learn to create the coffee cup and its basic shapes in Illustrator. Then we’ll bring it into Photoshop to give it some finishing touches and to place it in a poster layout just so you can get an idea of how the cup can be used as part of a design project.
If you’re looking for a sans serif font that can give your work a bit of a softer and gentler feel, consider using the humanist sans serif fonts featured here. If you’d like to see more of these of fonts, please also see our previous collection of free humanist sans serif fonts.
Having a design portfolio online for your potential clients to browse through is important. If you need a web portfolio up and running in no time, this roundup of free online portfolio hosting sites has 15 options for you to consider.
Timelapse photography isn’t terribly difficult to get into these days. Especially since most new cameras that are introduced to the market come with interval timer functions and almost unlimited storage capabilities for your photos. However, this is not to say that timelapse photography is easy. In fact, speaking from experience, it is quite the contrary
Feedback is a crucial part of the process for designers – it’s how you get better and how you can better meet your clients’ needs. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the toughest parts of the job! How do you handle feedback that you disagree with? How do you tactfully criticize a clients’ idea to help them get a better end product? Unlike tweaking a graphic or enhancing a photo, you’re dealing with people, and that means being conscientious with your thoughts, ego, and emotions.
Today, we give you 6 wonderful Photoshop actions that will add some very cool vintage photo effects to your photos. The effects are fully reversible and better still, the effects are adjustable if you desire a stronger or weaker effect. Have a look at what we’ve got in store for you! Enjoy!
Usability is a diverse topic with many ideas flowing in from experts and developers all towards improving a site or an app’s usability. Indeed, the topic of usability marks a turning point in web design and development that we should all be excited about.
Only a few years ago, we lived in a world where the notion of smartphone apps was an afterthought to most smartphone buyers. Somewhere along the way, that all changed. Now, apps dictate how we use our devices and, to some extent, how we interact with the world around us.
We recently hosted a giveaway of 3 subscriptions to Depositphotos, a site that features royalty-free stock photos, illustrations, vector art and more. In this post, we’ll tell you who the winners of Depositphotos subscriptions are. The winners will be able to download up to 5 images per day for 30 days on the Depositphotos site.
Design Instruct has teamed up with Depositphotos, a site where you can download premium royalty-free stock photos, illustrations and vector art, to give away 3 subscriptions that will allow the winners to download up to 5 images per day for 30 days (or up to 150 images). Read on to see how you can win one of these subscriptions.