10 Useful Web Apps for Designers | Design Woop | The Web Design and Development Blog 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. 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 Launchlist is intended to help and encourage web designers and developers to check their work before exposing it to the world at large. Kuler Explore, create and share color themes.Adobe Kuler – the web-hosted application for generating color themes that can inspire any project. Favigen Fillerati
Blog | Freebie Friday : Flat + Transparent UI - Monkee-Boy Blog Happy Friday! This week we’ve put together a simple flat UI kit to share. These transparent elements will work great over photos and dynamic backgrounds! These are 100% free for personal and commercial use (just please don’t redistribute them as-is without a link!) Want more? Check out our Freebie Friday Roundup part #3: 6 free PSDs, just for you! 50 Photoshop Tricks for a Fast-Paced Work Environment Are you a designer on a deadline? If you are, then I’m sure you can recall the last time you thought to yourself, “if I had a little more time, I could…” what? Polish that button? Find a better hero image? The truth is, however, that we designers will always be looking for more time to polish the one pixel that got away. Of course, since our go-to design tool in the office is Photoshop, we thought we’d share with you 50 simple Photoshop tricks and shortcuts we love using that can help trim excess spent time in your workflows. Important Note: The following require Photoshop CS5 and a Mac OS X. The Usual Keyboard Shortcut Suspects Memorize these shortcuts. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.Keyboard shortcuts for flipping foreground and background (X): Use this to switch between your current foreground and background colors located in your toolbar. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Customized Must-Have Keyboard Shortcuts 11. 12. 13. Photoshop, the Word Processor Who knew Photoshop could be such a great typography program! 14. 15.
21 Clean Web Separators (Psd) Clean free web dividers to separate your content on your website with style. Dividers-V2.zip Today, we present 21 clean and light web separators for web and graphic designers. This huge set of web dividers will allow your to separate different groups and parts of your web designs or graphic designs. The effects are somehow around the concept of cutting a paper with a cutter, the effect that result from such a cut as the hole that result and the shadows below and under it is what we are playing around in our dividers. Dark Background version of the dividers below Dividers-V2-Dark.zip
handwriting tips You’ve decided you want to improve your handwriting and you’re probably hoping a fountain pen will do the trick -- maybe a friend told you it would. Maybe you’re just adventurous and you want to try your hand at calligraphy (or you might, once your handwriting improves). Good for you! A fountain pen may make your writing look a bit better, but if your writing looks as if frenzied chickens got loose on the page, chances are this won’t be enough. Most likely, you’ll need to retrain your arm and hand. After coaching handwriting and teaching calligraphy over the years, I’ve learned to see the characteristics of those who’ll be able to pick up the necessary motions quickly from those who’ll have to work a bit harder. Crampy, uneven letters are often the result of drawing the letters with the fingers rather than using the whole arm to write. People who inevitably have trouble with handwriting and calligraphy write with their fingers. It will take time to re-train muscles and learn new habits.
17 content box shadows (PSD) EmailShare Friends, today’s download is a set of 17 content box shadows in PSD format. The graphic elements in a fully layered PSD file with each shadow box element neatly organized in named folder. The shadow graphics can be really useful in your web projects. Download the content box shadows Photoshop file and let me know your thoughts. Preview of Content Box Shadows Author: Rafi File Resolution: 1600 pixels File Format: PSD Keywords: content box shadows Size: 1 MB (zip) Download Content Box Shadows PSD