What if you could create a great looking metal text effect quickly and repeat the process even quicker? Well, with the magic of Photoshop Actions we can recreate a metal effect using a logo or text in just moments with the push of a button. In this tutorial, we are going to add a metal effect to our text while recording the commands with Photoshop Actions. When we’re done, you can recreate the metal effect by simply pressing ‘Play’ in the Actions panel.
In a moment of introspection over the weekend, I came to a rather stark realization about the lengths we go through to keep our creations in perpetuity. I examined my views on my own creative efforts and what I do to preserve every bit of control I have over them. Did I like what I saw? The short answer is no.
The weekend, for most people, is a time to relax, unwind, and do things that aren’t necessarily convenient to do during the workweek. For us, at Design Instruct, the weekends offer an opportunity to have a little more fun than usual.
When we launched Design Instruct a little over 2 years ago, we had one goal in mind: to publish top quality creative content for artists so that they may do great things with their talent and creativity. Our tutorials were just the beginning.
We love typography here at Design Instruct and we’re always glad to see the new ideas artists are working on. Here’s just a few pieces that caught our eye.
Over the last month or so, we’ve been working hard putting together an amazing collection of tutorials to be made available for download here on Design Instruct. The most beautiful, most loved, and most informative tutorials we’ve published will now be available in 2 volumes in various eBook formats so you can read and learn anywhere.
We have partnered up with RightBanners, a trusted online service provider of banners and landing pages, to give one lucky Design Instruct reader not one but two banners and a landing page design with HTML/CSS. The package is valued at $296.
We all have experience with competition. We look at our peers’ work and we evaluate if we’re better or if they’re better and then we act accordingly. Competition is good because it forces any self-respecting creative professional to always sharpen their creative edge which is ultimately great for the creative industries in general because we’ll always be producing better and better work.
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.
Ah yes. Lightroom presets. They are a great way to make your photography workflow faster and more consistent. I take a lot of photos, which is why I know how valuable presets can be to a photographer. Today, we give you 3 great high contrast monotone Lightroom presets for your photographic pleasure. Have fun.
Clean web designs — characterized by being aesthetically simple and clutter-free — has become a website design style staple. In this showcase, you’ll find 30 beautiful examples of clean web designs that we hope will surely inspire you.
At its start, the design process unfolds as collaboration between client and designer. When a client needs a logo designed, for example, he/she finds a freelancer or an agency, supplies information about his/her product or company (usually in a design brief) and the designer works with this information. There are certain technical pieces of information a designer should know in a logo design project. The designer then can incorporate the appropriate product specs to the design.