Using Light and Shade to Bring Text to Life The best book I've ever read on drawing is one called Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. After reading it, I'm still pretty bad at drawing, but I did learn a lot about light and shade. In this tutorial we are going to take some very basic principles of light and shade to make a rather impressive-looking text effect. So before we start the tutorial, here is a little diagram about how light might hit an object. Here we have a square object in the middle with light coming from the top left.
Front-end Code Standards & Best Practices Overview This document contains guidelines for web applications built by the Creative Technology (front end engineering) practice of Roundarch Isobar. It is to be readily available to anyone who wishes to check the iterative progress of our best practices.
95 amazing Adobe Illustrator tutorials Since its release, Adobe's Illustrator has grown to become the designer's right-hand man when it comes to creating premier vector graphics and elements. There's so much you can do with it that it can be difficult to know where to start. Happily, we're here to round up the best Adobe Illustrator tutorials, covering everything from illustration to logo design, adding depth to your typography and much more, to help you get the most from this amazing app. Jump directly to a section using this handy category guide, or just get started browsing the whole list! With so many to choose from, you're sure to find a project to inspire you, whether you're using an older version of Illustrator or are signed up to the Creative Cloud.
3D TRON Legacy Text Effect in Photoshop CS6 TRON Legacy has been out for quite some time, and many people have done tutorials on the TRON text effect, but since Photoshop CS6 is fresh out of the oven, I figured I’d take a shot at recreating the logo using Photoshop CS6′s new and improved 3D functionality. The Document Starting off with the document, I’m starting with a 1280 by 720 pixel document, with a very dark blue background (#0f1013).
Tileable Midnight Blue Grunge Patterns Home » Patterns » Tileable Midnight Blue Grunge Patterns Tileable Midnight Blue Grunge Patterns inShare0 Today’s web treat is a free combo pack of large (1024px * 1024px) seamless Midnight Blue Grunge textures in .jpg format as well as a corresponding Photoshop tileable pattern (.pat) set. Click thumbnails below to view the fullsize versions and download individually, or download the complete zip below.
Color Theory for Designers, Part 1: The Meaning of Color Color in design is very subjective. What evokes one reaction in one person may evoke a very different reaction in somone else. Sometimes this is due to personal preference, and other times due to cultural background. Color theory is a science in itself. Advanced - Photoshoplayer.com This icon is mainly used in the practice of texture and highlight skills Continue to tutorial Adobe Photoshop’s vector and 3D capabilities are a powerful combination, and can be used to create some fun and amazing 3D effects. In this tutorial,… Read More In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a realistic-looking 3D text effect without utilizing any 3D software. I’ll specifically be using Adobe Photoshop… Read More
How to Centre and Layout Pages Without a Wrapper The number one suggestion I see from the proprietor of html5gallery.com to submitters is not to use the “<section>” element as a glorified “<div id="wrapper">”. Here, I shall demonstrate that “<body>” is already a wrapper and can be hacked to achieve some pretty remarkable layout and clean code! Let me just repeat that. Personality in Design Our lasting relationships center around the unique qualities and perspectives we all possess. We call it personality. Through our personalities, we express the entire gamut of human emotion. Personality is the mysterious force that attracts us to certain people and repels us from others. Because personality greatly influences our decision-making process, it can be a powerful tool in design. Personality is the platform for emotion#section1
How to Turn your Image into a Color Mixture Photo in Adobe Photoshop CS5 In this tutorial I will walk you through the steps needed to turning your image into a color mixtures photo, complete with overlay effects, colour treatments and elements that you can easily create in Adobe Photoshop CS5.Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started! Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with the size 1000px by 1500px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. How to Design and Program a Facebook Landing Page - Noupe Design Blog Jun 21 2011 We all know that Facebook provides a great opportunity for organizations to connect with their target audience and interact with their clients. To do this more effectively, organizations are creating custom Facebook pages to differentiate themselves and represent their brands on Facebook. But how does one go about creating one? How exactly should one be designed and what are these iFrames that are used?