30 Brilliant Photoshop Lighting Effects Tutorials A current trend in design is adding lighting effects to enhance your digital art. In this article, you’ll find 30 dazzling lighting techniques that you can use to add a bit of sparkle into your work. Expressive lighting effects Engulf photo subjects with glowing lights by following along this top-notch tutorial. Adding Light Streaks to A Photo Add light streaks to photos using Photoshop’s Pen Tool and some simple Layer styles. Super Slick Dusky Lighting Effects in Photoshop Enhance your photos with a surreal light effect via this excellent tutorial. Lighting Effects in Photoshop Enhance your photos by using the Liquify and Gaussian Blur Filters to lighting effects. How to Create Intense Light Streaks in Photoshop In this tutorial, you’ll learn how introduce light streaks around your artwork’s subjects. The Ocean Girl Photo Effect Learn how to create a brilliant and dreamy scene in this excellent Photoshop tutorial. Luminescent Lines Add Another Dimension A Cool Lighting Effect In Photoshop
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Photographic Media Integration | Adobe Dreamweaver The 960 Grid System Made Easy By Joshua Johnson The first time I discovered the 960 Grid System, I was immediately excited about the possibilities of implementing complex layouts so easily. However, since I was fairly new to web design at the time, when I downloaded the files, I quickly became overwhelmed at how complicated the whole thing seemed. With all this code, how could this be the easy way to create a layout? This article is for web designers and front-end web developers who are interested in grid-based layout systems but are at a loss on how to decipher them. We’ll focus specifically on the 960 Grid System, but after reading this guide, you’ll find that most of the other grid systems out there are similar and will make much more sense after you understand a few basic principles. Grid-Based Design Before we get into the specifics of the 960 Grid System, let’s briefly discuss grid-based design in general. Our brains like to simplify things to make them readily understandable. Why Do I Need a Grid System? Typogridphy
How to Create a Clean Web 2.0 Style Web Design in Photoshop In this Photoshop web design tutorial, you’ll learn, step-by-step, how to create a stunning and clean web layout. You’ll be using some basic to intermediate-level techniques to build your very own sleek "Web 2.0" style web design that uses the 960 Grid System. This is a two-part series that will teach you how to create the layout in Photoshop, and then how to convert it to a standards-compliant (X)HTML web design. Final Result Clicking on the image below will take you to the full-scale version of the web layout that we’ll be designing in this tutorial. Setting up the document 1 Create a new document in Photoshop with the dimensions 1200px x 1050px. Creating the background 2 Now, we will be creating the background. Placing the Grid System into the document 3 On a new layer, create a 960px wide grid – 12 bars, each bar at 60px wide. Making containers for the logo and navigation items 4 We will now be creating the containers for the logo and the navigation items. 9 Duplicate the separator.
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10 Steps To The Perfect Portfolio Website Advertisement You may have a personal portfolio website for a number of reasons. If you’re a freelancer, then you’d need one to showcase your work and allow people to contact you. If you’re a student (or unemployed), then you’d need one to show prospective employers how good you are and what you can do, so that they might hire you. If you’re part of a studio, then you might use one to blog about your design life, show people what you’re doing and build your online presence. A personal portfolio website is all about promoting you. You may want to take a look at the following related articles: What makes for a good personal portfolio website? 1. Your logo is usually the first thing a user sees. It doesn’t necessarily have to be your name, but if you’re trying to promote yourself online, then it’s a good idea to go by your name. 3Mohit goes by the alias of CSS Jockey. 4Jason Reed uses a signature-style logo of his name. 2. Things to ask yourself when writing your tagline: What are you? 3. 4. 5.
Tutorial: Coding a Layout So, you’ve designed your next site but you’re having a little trouble turning your lovely PSD into a coded layout. This tutorial should help you learn how to analyze either a new template, or even your current layout to find the best way to code it. (_Click image for a larger version_) Here is a basic design composition. The problem now becomes turning it into code while maintaining the style and structure that was decided upon as well as making sure that the site is accessible across browsers/platforms and is as light and elegant as possible. The first thing I do once I receive a finalized composition is attack it with a pencil. The full PNG of the layout above as well as the font used can be downloaded here (_Note: You can remove the red markings by making the “Code Overlay” layer invisible._) Now that we have a good idea of where we’re going, let’s get started. The first task is to set up your files; luckily, Dreamweaver takes care of that part for me. *Take a look at Step 1*
Create a Simple Vibrant Light Effect in Photoshop This post was originally published in 2009 The tips and techniques explained may be outdated. Starting away from the computer, we’ll use a few household objects to create some photographic resources. Then follow this Adobe Photoshop tutorial to manipulate the images with various tools and techiques to produce a vibrant design made up of intense light streams effect. My previous How to Create Intense Light Streaks in Photoshop article turned out to become the most popular tutorial here on Blog.SpoonGraphics, so it seems to be quite a hot topic! It makes sense, therefore to take another look at the intense light effects area of design and experiment with a range of techniques to produce our own vibrant artwork. In this article we’ll be starting from scratch, working away from the computer to gather together the resources which we’ll be manipulating later. To begin, you’d need a couple of items, namely a digital camera some kind of torch. Create a new 4px by 4px document.
20 PSD Tuts That Will Turn You Into A Photoshop Guru Many people can use Photoshop, but only a select few can call themselves gurus. Learn all the methods in the 20 tutorials below and you’ll be well on your way to joining this elite. Rather than focus on tuts for beginners, intermediates or advanced users, we’ve simply chosen ones which produce jaw-dropping effects. All of them are easy to follow, although most do require at least some prior knowledge and experience. 1. Colorful Plexi Text Effect Follow this tutorial to create dazzling, multi-layered, semi-transparent lettering, with a Perspex-like quality. 2. 3D Pixel Stretch Effect File this tutorial under “simple but effective”. 3. Turn a simple cityscape into a torrentially flooded wasteland. 4. Become the master of light and glow on Photoshop with this brief, easy-to-follow guide. 5. Use masking tools, layers, gradients and lines to turn your favorite piece of 3D text into something more colorful and commercial. 6. 7. This tutorial is so versatile. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.
Navigation Menus: Trends and Examples Advertisement Navigation is the most significant element in web design. Since web-layouts don’t have any physical representation a user can stick to, consistent navigation menu is one of the few design elements which provide users with some sense of orientation and guide them through the site. Users should be able to rely on it which is why designers shouldn’t mess around with it. That’s why in most cases it’s where simple, intuitive and conventional solutions are usually the best option. This article presents recent trends, examples and innovative solutions for design of modern navigation menus. 1. The most significant task a navigation menu has to fulfill is to unambiguously guide the visitors through the different sections of the site. This navigation scheme can be used not only for the horizontal navigation; it can can be applied to vertical navigation as well. 2. In any case over the last months a number of web-sites integrated Mac-styled-navigation in their web-sites. 3. 4. 5. 6.