Supporting the Design Community

It has been a while since I entered the design community and I’m very glad I did that. As a lot of you may know I’m not a designer, but I do write about web design and design related subjects. As a writer I really like to research/browse several different websites to deliver you nice… Continue reading Supporting the Design Community

30+ Inspiring WordPress Portfolio Themes

WordPress portfolio themes will allow you to showcase your work online in a effective and professional way. Not knowing how to write codes is not a problem since a portfolio WordPress theme will allow you to build a decent website, even if you are not a web design genius. Portfolio WordPress themes have become a popular… Continue reading 30+ Inspiring WordPress Portfolio Themes

15 Awesome Editorial Designs Made By A Winner

Brock Davis is an award-winning, multidisciplinary artist and creative director with a knack for creating ground-breaking work. Brock has worked in advertising for the past 17 years. Today, I want to present you 15 awesome editorial designs that he made. His work is different, in the good way, and is a very good source of… Continue reading 15 Awesome Editorial Designs Made By A Winner

Create a Beautiful Password Strength Meter

In this tutorial we will be creating a beautiful password strength indicator. It will determine the complexity of a password and move a meter accordingly with the help of the new Complexify jQuery plugin. Only when a sufficiently complex password is entered, will the user be able to continue with their registration. A PSD file is also… Continue reading Create a Beautiful Password Strength Meter

Which is the Best Code Editor?

For us, web developers, the choice of a source code editor shouldn’t come lightly. This is where we spend most of our development time and where productivity is gained or lost on a grand scale. No two developers are alike, so there is a plethora of editors that can accommodate any coding style. But this politically-correct statement… Continue reading Which is the Best Code Editor?

Quick Tip: Precision Colour Control in Photoshop

In this quick tip, I’ll show you a simple and easy way to take control of the colours in your Photoshop documents using the power of adjustment layers. We will consider two scenarios, with the second being somewhat more complex than the first. I’m always preaching about the importance of non-destructive editing in Photoshop, and… Continue reading Quick Tip: Precision Colour Control in Photoshop

Letterpress and Letter Bulge Effect using Photoshop and CS5.5

Design trend has changed a lot, now a days most of the designers prefer modern techniques while they design for their clients. And the clients also prefer that too. So the use of letterpress and letterbulge effects are very common now a days. It’s easy to design those effects in photoshop. But in earlier days… Continue reading Letterpress and Letter Bulge Effect using Photoshop and CS5.5

How to design a Minimalistic Blog Theme

Final Result Step 1: Create a new document Start by creating a new document in Photoshop with 1024px width and 1200px height. Step 2: Bokeh Background Image You can download this background image here or you can follow this tutorial to make your own. Step 3: Drawing the layout Grab the Rounded Rectangle Tool (Radius:… Continue reading How to design a Minimalistic Blog Theme

How to Make an Electronic Speaker in Photoshop

Today I am going to share with you that how to create an electronic speaker in Photoshop. You try this tutorial in Photoshop for enhance your skills with these new tricks and techniques. I hope you will create this tutorial on first priority. Feel free and share your comments with us. Create an Electronic Speaker… Continue reading How to Make an Electronic Speaker in Photoshop

Learn How To Create An Open Book In Photoshop

In todays tutorial I’ll be showing you how to create a sleek book with a nice leather textured background. Lets get started. What We’ll Be Creating Resources Used In This Tutorial Leather Texture Lets Get Started! Create a new document (Ctrl + N) 1200 x 800 pixels with any colored background. Open the leather texture… Continue reading Learn How To Create An Open Book In Photoshop

Carbon Fibre Style Metallic Icon Design

What We’ll Be Creating Lets Get Started! Create a new document (Ctrl + N) with the dimensions 800 x 600 pixels, change your background color to a color which will make the icon more visible. Select the “Rounded Rectangle Tool” (U) with a radius of 20px. Drag out a small rectangle in the middle of… Continue reading Carbon Fibre Style Metallic Icon Design

How to Draw a Colorful Fantasy Dragon Battle Scene in Photoshop

Learn how to take a drawing of a dragon and turn it into an amazing painting. This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop to create shapes from a hand-drawn sketch, apply shading, then finish it by applying color and texture. After creating the dragon, you will learn learn how to create the starry… Continue reading How to Draw a Colorful Fantasy Dragon Battle Scene in Photoshop

Creating a Smoke Fading Effect

Creating a Smoke Fading Effect Preparations We will need a close up image of a model, and also the awesome Smoke Brushes Set 1 designed by Falln-Stock. Click here to download the brushes. Click here to download the model image. All rights of these resources belong to their respective owners.. Step 1 – Setting Up… Continue reading Creating a Smoke Fading Effect

Rain, Lightning, Furious Ocean: The Perfect Storm!

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a perfect storm scene. The tutorial is divided into 4 different parts, each teaching you how to create one of the 4 elements needed for the final image: Clouds, Lightning, Rain and Ocean. For this tutorial I preferred to create my original image much larger and… Continue reading Rain, Lightning, Furious Ocean: The Perfect Storm!

Glossy Text With Reflection

In this tutorial I will show you some very useful techniques for creating glossy text for the web. You can use such texts for Logos, also for some titles on clips and different kind of projects. There have a lots and different tutorials on the web about that. The difference in my tutorial is that… Continue reading Glossy Text With Reflection

Create A Realistic Water Text Effect

Step 1 – The Background We will be needing a nice background to write out text in water on. You can pretty much pick whatever background you like as long as it suites your needs. I will go ahead and use scratched metal background. Feel free to download the image: Step 2 – Font &… Continue reading Create A Realistic Water Text Effect

HTML5 & CSS3: Take Your Design to Another Level

While both languages for HTML5 and CSS3 aren’t fully complete yet, taking the time time to familiarize yourself with some of the pointers in this post can really help you achieve that clean look and feel for your site. Let’s take a deeper look at them. HTML5 HTML5 is the latest version of HTML or… Continue reading HTML5 & CSS3: Take Your Design to Another Level

3D Gallery with CSS3 and JQuery

With 3D transforms, we can make simple elements more interesting by setting them into three dimensional space. Together with CSS transitions, these elements can be moved in 3D space and create a realistic effect. Today, we want to share an experimental 3D gallery with you that uses CSS 3D transforms. The main idea is to… Continue reading 3D Gallery with CSS3 and JQuery

Page transitions with CSS3

MARKUP The HTML will contain five main divisions: a header and the four content sections. Each of the content sections is going to have an ID and the class panel. Moreover, we will add another division inside which will have the classcontent. The first content section which is #home will only have the content class and will not… Continue reading Page transitions with CSS3

Create A Love Message On The Sand

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a love message on the sand using basic Photoshop filters, brushes and layer styles. Create a realistic “writing on sand” effect in Photoshop! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Difficulty: Beginner Estimated Completetion Time: 20 – 30 minutes Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during… Continue reading Create A Love Message On The Sand

Photoshop: Snow Heart

Valentines Day is less than a week away, and you’re probably already looking to create some sort of Valentine’s related design.   If you guys follow the official Photoshop Facebook page, you may have seen them post this image not too long ago, before their winter vacation. Reading through the comments, many of their users wanted a… Continue reading Photoshop: Snow Heart

CSS Buttons with Pseudo-Elements

Hola, amigos. For the last month or so, I’ve been experimenting with the power of CSS pseudo-elements, specially when it comes to mixing them with buttons and that way recreating some great effects that were only possible to do with sprites, in the past. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create buttons with… Continue reading CSS Buttons with Pseudo-Elements

How to Create a Professional Web Layout in Photoshop

Designing good looking clean and functional Web layouts is an essential part of a Web Designers life. In this tutorial we are going to create a clean and professional Web layout in Photoshop from scratch. Along the way you can learn useful methods to create designs. So get started! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5… Continue reading How to Create a Professional Web Layout in Photoshop

Ice Text Effects

Hello dear visitor, and Welcome to Ice Text Effects Tutorial. Today, we’re going to practice a dozen methods of: how to archive a frozen look on a desired text in Photoshop. So let’s get started, right away! First of all, create New Document with sizes of: 720×700 px and color the Background in #434343. Grab… Continue reading Ice Text Effects