10 Useful Web Apps for Designers | Design Woop | The Web Design and Development Blog - StumbleUpon DesignWoop welcomes this guest post by Tomas Laurinavicius. Since the iPhone and iPad entered the market you can hear lots of news about apps for these devices. Tons of apps available today and you can find everything you want. But today I would like to share 10 handy web-based apps for designers. To use these apps you don’t need to buy an iPhone or iPad, you can use them without any additional software or device, you just need a web browser. Invoice Bubble Invoice Bubble is free invoice software that lets you create an invoice and send to your client in seconds. Gridulator Tell Gridulator your layout width and the number of columns you want, and it’ll spit back all the possible grids that have nice, round integers. Browize Useful tool for resizing current browser window size to set or custom resolutions. Screenr Screenr is a web-based tool that lets you create screencasts without installing any software. Launchlist Kuler Favigen Easily generate favicon for your website. Fillerati Loads.in
50 Fresh Free Fonts of 2010 | Template Monster Blog - StumbleUpon Though there's a broad variety of fonts available for download online, designers keep on tracing the fresh ones to enhance their design copy, a website, brochure, or even an advertisement in a brand new an' awesome way. Still, the free stuff could not always boast of good quality – premium goodies always demand some kind of money investment. However, now it's possible to find the appropriate font that's free, clear, beautiful, and effective for design purposes. Many great designers are now offering professional quality fonts completely for free. Today's round-up actually goes outside the standard font variety. Geomancy Kilogram Tribbon Quadranta Adec Teardrop St Marie Dekar Code Cube Piron Glide Planer Paranoid Circled St Ryde Danger Pincoyablack New Garden Titillium Text Sylar Scriber Mentone Circula Sansation LT Oksana Font V4.0 Lintel Frgmnt Amsterdam Sol Pro Tenby Zag Real Origami Tenderness Vegur Cash Sertig Junction Blackout Railway League Ghothic Goudy Bookletter 1911 Oval About the Author Lilian Rigo
8500+ Free Photoshop Brushes. Weekly Roundup from DesignFloat | DesignFloat Blog - StumbleUpon Hey guys, the time for Friday roundup has come and we want to share some useful resources featuring free Photoshop brushes with you. We all know that brushes turn out to be the essential tools for web designers and help to add the desired atmosphere to the websites. Using this Photoshop tool, it is possible to give the design the impressive touch and make it catchy. Of course, you have seen a vast amount of brush sets all around the web, but here you can find the top-notch collection of the most popular among them. We have decided to compile 8500+ various brush sets for our readers and we hope that this post will come in handy and add inspiration for your future designs. Additionally, we’d also recommend you to check out the compilation of 60 free Photoshop gradient sets, which you can easily use to improve your graphics. 1100+ Abstract High Quality Free Photoshop Brushes High Quality and Useful Photoshop Brushes 15 Awesome (Fresh) Free Photoshop Brushsets to Spice Up Your Design
Achieving a Vintage Look Through Color Tones in Photoshop CS - StumbleUpon by Guest Contributor Anna Gay Photographers are often striving for a “vintage” look in their photos, and even though there are endless ways of achieving a vintage look, there are a couple of characteristics to keep in mind. First of all, the color tones in a vintage photo often lean towards either a blue or a red hue, or a cross-processed look. Vintage photos also have an element of noise or grain that can be achieved through textures, and also a certain amount of vignetting around the edges of the photo. This photo is the result of adjusting the color curves, adding two vignettes, and a color fill, which we will walk through step-by-step. First, open your photo in Photoshop and make sure your foreground color is set to white in your side tool bar. You will see the above dialogue box. As you can see here, there should be three layers – your Background image, then your two gradient layers. Now, let’s adjust the color curves. Use the drop down menu to adjust each color channel.
Double Exposure Portraits Avec sa série « The World Inside of Us », l’artiste Dan Mountford originaire de Brighton nous montre l’étendue de son talent autour de l’idée d’une double exposition. Jouant sur les visages et les formes qui se dégagent, la série de visuels est à découvrir dans la suite de l’article. Website Layouts: 50 Professional Photoshop Tutorials If your next design project involves creating a website layout from scratch, you do not want to miss this article. I have been scouring the web in search of the very best in web design tutorials. These Photoshop tutorials will arm you with all the latest techniques to help you in your web design creations. So what are you waiting for…why not try one out? Enjoy! Some of the authors of these fabulous web design tutorials were kind enough to offer their Photoshop PSD source files for free. Want more on Web Design? Web Layout Designs: 60 Must Have Tutorials Impressive Collection Of Premium WordPress Themes 20 Awesome Colorful Websites That Will Inspire You Dark Website Design: 40 Truly Great Examples Windows 8 Inspired Portfolio Layout Windows 8 Inspired Portfolio Layout Create a Light Textured Web Design in Photoshop Create a Light Textured Web Design in Photoshop Design a Cool Pixelated Website Layout Design a Cool Pixelated Website Layout Freebie: WordPress Games Layout PSD Mobile App’s Layout #2
Masking – Think Outside the Box. by Guest Contributor Amanda Padgett Hello fellow photography enthusiasts! Today I am going to show you how to think outside the box when it comes to getting rid of unwanted objects in a picture. Yes, content aware and clone stamp are fantastic and wonderful and amazing – but sometimes they can be temperamental and it may take a while to get what you want. Look at the picture above; one side is lovely and perfect while the other side has an unsightly white flower pot and a large potted tree. First I duplicated the background (control/command + j). To flip a layer horizontally in Photoshop CS#, go to Edit, then Transform, then Flip Horizontal. To flip horizontally in Photoshop Elements 10 (and older versions) go to Image, then Rotate, then Flip Layer Horizontal. After I flipped the layer so that the “good” side is where I want it, I add a black mask to conceal the whole layer. The steps are the same in PSE as in Photoshop. Was that fast or what?? Hello!
Tutorial Outpost - Photoshop Tutorials, Flash Tutorials, and more! - StumbleUpon Separating Complex Objects from Background | PhotoshopStar - StumbleUpon Welcome to PhotoshopStar.com! If you find this site useful, you might want to subscribe to our free newsletter for updates on our new Photoshop Tutorials and Articles. You can find a lot of tutorials how to separate complex objects from the background. But I would like to invite your attention to another one unique simple tutorial how to achieve the desired effect in just a few steps. I got this method by experimenting. In the beginning you should find some appropriate picture to work with. Apply Filter > Extract with similar settings to these: This is where we start to extract the image first of all zoom into the image with Zoom Tool so you can clearly see the outline and set the brush size to a suitable size and then simply draw around the outline of the womanâ€™s hairstyle with Edge Highlighter Tool. After that create a new layer under and fill it with color of #aed2da. Now we can see that we have some defects on womanâ€™s hair. Now, move to the next step. We are done on this step.
50 Extremely Awesome Examples of Typography This time we’re gonna show you some truly inspiring works with text, also referred to as typography. This can be used many places; in magazines, advertisements, websites, logos and more. These great pieces will show you that there are no boundaries and that you can make almost anything with text if you have a good portion of creativity and talent. Typography can in todays terms be so much more than what you find in a book or magazine. It’s turned into a very inspiring form of art, and there are many great pieces out there. Gun by ~mou5e Burdened by ~dylanroscover En Masse by ~clockblock your type by ~O-nay I Speak Alone by ~Gordorca Beauty by *mrgraphicsguy Typography Plate 002 by ~Postpwned I am not myself by ~OrigamiSuicida What Lies Within by ~um0p3pisdn Got a Light by ~DesertViper Typography by ~e-emoo John Lennon in Type by ~Dencii Come Back To Me_1600×1050 by ~Dmaghar Lying by =RenzGFX Steven Paul Jobs by ~dylanroscover Instant by *Shinybinary The Raven by ~swordfishll DUB.TILL.DAWN by ~ICDP
20 Stunning Photoshop Tutorials Every Designer Needs » Photoshop, Resources » Design Festival Photoshop tutorials are everywhere, but good Photoshop tutorials can be hard to find. Designers often have trouble finding enough time to design the many projects that come across their desks, which means they are usually short on the time needed to search for excellent tutorials to improve their skills. The goal of the following collection is to provide a shortcut to twenty tutorials that are worth your time. Keep exploring, though, and let me know about others that you have enjoyed! This roundup starts with the beautiful interesting stuff. My first reaction to any image that I admire is: “I can’t make that.” The image-in-smoke effect is another effect that was out of my league. Why is such a simple effect put down as number three? I’ll be honest. Simple to do, impressive to look at. You don’t have to work very hard to make some amazing watercolor portraits. Anybody can pixelate an image using tools built right into Photoshop. Grunge. Graffiti is art. I am a fan of folding real paper.