160+ RSS Feeds For Web-Designers And Developers Many of you who know me personally, have been reading this blog or one my previous blogs or have been following me on Twitter for a while, know I’m a self-taught web-designer. I didn’t study design, arts, coding or whatever, and I never attended CSS 101 in college. Instead, I read blogs, tutorials and books. Becoming a web-designer can be quite a time-consuming process so I figured I’d make a list of all the RSS feeds I am subscribed to and read on a regular basis. The sites on this list are all related to web design, graphic design, development, CSS, HTML, WordPress, business and freelancing, creativity and inspiration.
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Create an Awesome Grass Texture in Photoshop This is the fourth and final installment of my series on creating textures in Photoshop. If you missed the first three, they were creating: Water Texture, Wood Texture and Stone Texture. This tutorial will combine much of what we learned about in the first three installments, we will also go over some new techniques, and add some finishing touches that pull the whole look together. Bring up Photoshop and create a new document at a size that you like. I used 500px by 500pxThe first thing we need to do is make a dirt background to show through from underneath the grass we will create. 50 Free High-Quality Icon Sets Advertisement By Daved Brosche, Naveed Javaid and Smashing Editorial Team When it comes to freebie designs, beautiful icons sets are tops.
Photoshop Tutorials, How To, Guides Photoshop Action: cross-process your images for stylised portraits Create a Photoshop Action to create stylised portraits using the cross-processing technique. 0 Comments | Read more Photoshop CS6: Create a dashed line effect in 4 quick steps Using Photoshop CS6’s new Stroke tool, we show you how to create cut-out lines around a selection in four very quick steps.
How To Create a Detailed Gauge Icon in Photoshop Follow this step by step guide to creating a detailed gauge icon in Photoshop. We’ll be using various Photoshop layer styles to build up gradients and shadows to produce a detailed and realistic large scale icon, then modify and rebuild the icon into a range of typical icon sizes. The icon we’ll be creating features a sleek and colourful gauge set in a chrome beveled frame with subtle textures and gradients. Lighting School Basic Lighting A good place to start. These lessons demonstrate professional lighting techniques using only basic lighting tools. Having good lighting equipment is important, but knowing how to use it well is paramount! Lessons with Video
Photoshop CS4: A Picture Worth a Thousand Words - Layers Magazine I love Photoshop techniques that offer all kinds of possibilities for experimentation—and the following tutorial is a perfect example of one of those techniques. In this issue, we’re going to take a portrait and replace the person’s image with text (think 2009 Grammy posters). Pick a portrait that offers good contrast—a photo that’s very dramatic and dark probably won’t work as well. I’ve had the best success with straight-on head and shoulder shots, but again, feel free to experiment with all types of photos. For the best results, choose a photo that has a light background (or select the background around the person and make it lighter). Create a new document (File>New) in a size that’s smaller than your photo: the specifics don’t really matter.
32 Brilliant Poster Design Tutorials In Photoshop Tutorials August 1, 2011 Posters are great avenues to showcase one’s creativity. They allow artists to express themselves in countless ways. Unlike other print media, posters do not limit designers with certain layouts and design requirements. You can even use any design element that you wish. One popular way of creating awesome poster designs is through Photoshop. Photoshop Toolbox - Web Design Blog – DesignM.ag Get the FlatPix UI Kit for only $7 - Learn More or Buy Now Most web and graphic designers use Photoshop on a daily basis, and due to Photoshop’s popularity there are countless resources online for users. In effort to make your life as a designer a bit easier, here is a guide to some of the best resources. Best Websites for Photoshop Tutorials: For anyone looking to improve their skills or learn new tricks with Photoshop, there is a wealth of information available in terms of tutorials. Even for those with considerable experience and talent, there is always something new to learn or some inspiration that can be provided by tutorials from other designers.
InDesign: Creating interactive PDFs with Page Turn and Flash animations Share this Episode Autoplay End of Video 650+ Free Photoshop Patterns Get the FlatPix UI Kit for only $7 - Learn More or Buy Now The use of repeating patterns in Photoshop can help to produce attractive website backgrounds with very little effort, and of course patterns have other uses as well. In this post we’ll feature some of the best free patterns that are available. You’ll find some individual patterns as well as many packs of multiple patterns. Paisley Photoshop Patterns (8 patterns) Skull Patterns (2 patterns)