Adobe Illustrator for beginners: 10 top tips

Adobe Illustrator is a vector drawing tool, meaning you can create artwork that can be scaled infinitely without any loss of quality. It’s a fantastic tool for logo design, creating complex vector artwork and playing with illustrated typography design. But coming from Photoshop you may not be savvy with Illustrator and its unique ways: so we’re here to help.

From using Bézier points and curves to strokes and fills and adding a more natural look to your vector artwork, read on for some Illustrator secrets for those new to the application.

Are You A Web Developer Without Any Graphic Skills? Then Check Out These 25 Gorgeous Website .PSD’s

Creating a website is not an easy thing because it requires a lot of steps; from the planning and all the way to functionality testing, the process of designing and developing a website needs people with various skills. You need a good graphic designer, a good web designer, a talented web developer, a great content… Continue reading Are You A Web Developer Without Any Graphic Skills? Then Check Out These 25 Gorgeous Website .PSD’s

FROONT: Responsive Web Design in the Visual Way

FROONT is a web-based design tool that runs in the browser and makes responsive web design accessible to all kinds of visual designers, even those without any coding skills. FROONT makes responsive web design visual. Design can be done in-browser with intuitive drag-and-drop tools. After all, humans judge design with their eyes therefore it seems… Continue reading FROONT: Responsive Web Design in the Visual Way

10 Powerful Responsive Lightboxes

Lightbox has always been one of the great method to display images without having to refresh a page. Nowadays, with the booming of responsive websites, lightboxes also have evolved to adapt nicely with the trendy responsive layout. Here we have 10 responsive lightboxes. Its modal window resizes itself to fit into the window viewport. We… Continue reading 10 Powerful Responsive Lightboxes

Super Smooth CSS Transitions for jQuery

Transit is a super-smooth CSS transitions & transformations for jQuery. You can make transition on any CSS property. They will happen much smoother than if you were to use jQuery’s default .animate(). You can easily translate, rotate, scale, skew and etc.Transit degrades older browsers by simply not doing the transformations (rotate, scale, etc) while still… Continue reading Super Smooth CSS Transitions for jQuery

How To Make Your Usability Test An Engaging Experience

In my first usability test, I met a dear old woman who didn’t know how uses a mouse. She lifted it up and pointed it at the screen, encouraging the cursor in verbal tones! At the test’s conclusion I got completely nothing. But I quickly learned the importance of laying down very exact criteria for… Continue reading How To Make Your Usability Test An Engaging Experience

10 Awesome Responsive Websites for Your Inspiration

The Benefit There are also several good benefits of using a responsive design website layout, below are some of them: Responsive design is SEO-friendly You’ll have a single URL for all content, this would mean faster load times which will enhance SEO efforts. Furthermore, Google and Bing endorse responsive design according to this article. It’s… Continue reading 10 Awesome Responsive Websites for Your Inspiration

Fireworks in the Real World: Vectorise All the Things

This is the last episode during which I’ll be going over generic tools and capabilities, but it’s simply not possible to go any further without covering the vector tools within Fireworks! Vectors are becoming increasingly relevant in web design; pixels are less reliable than they were just a couple of years ago and designs are… Continue reading Fireworks in the Real World: Vectorise All the Things

45 Exceptionally Useful Photoshop Shortcuts

Shortcut Commands for Photoshop Photographers use Photoshop to edit their photos but this software can be a bit time consuming especially for beginners. There are different tools you can use with Photoshop and switching from 1 tool with the next one is what would consume most of your time. Here are 45 exceptionally useful Photoshop… Continue reading 45 Exceptionally Useful Photoshop Shortcuts

45 Free Watercolor, Ink And Splatters Brushes For Photoshop

Here, we have put together some high quality and very useful Adobe Photoshop brushes for you that will let you quickly create different sorts of ink and watercolor effects for your designs. Photoshop brushes are very helpful for the designers as they let them create stunning effects easily and without much efforts as well as… Continue reading 45 Free Watercolor, Ink And Splatters Brushes For Photoshop

A Showcase of Beautifully Designed Websites for Magazines

With sales of print magazines consistently falling year-on-year, many publications have turned to the internet, creating online offerings of their existing titles. This growing trend for online publications has also seen many new titles launch via the internet. However, bringing a magazine to life online is not always an easy job for web designers. Replicating… Continue reading A Showcase of Beautifully Designed Websites for Magazines

Freebie: 5 Skin Retouching Photoshop Actions

Skin Retouching Actions Preview To retouch skin, simply play an action then paint over the areas that you want to retouch. They’re extremely easy to use and a rough paint will work – you don’t need to be too precise. The skin airbrushing action makes skin look smoother without losing skin details. Here’s a video… Continue reading Freebie: 5 Skin Retouching Photoshop Actions

10 Things You Don’t Want to Hear About Web Design

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Given that the web design field flourishes in the face of honest and open feedback, we thought we would put together a post that discusses some things that we as an industry need to hear, that we perhaps don’t want to. Or that aren’t always the easiest to hear.   1 – Not Always Room… Continue reading 10 Things You Don’t Want to Hear About Web Design

Tips to Protect Your Brand Online

If you are just starting a business or have been running one for a while, you will realize that knowing how to protect your brand online is very important. Huge corporations have continued to use their competitors tools and designs, largely because, that’s what works. As a result, what works becomes public and everyone has… Continue reading Tips to Protect Your Brand Online

The Colorful Photorealistic Owls of John Pusateri

It is always a breath of fresh to come across some of the amazing talents out there, constantly and passionately at work to creating stunning works of art. John Pusateri is one such artist whose work appears to represent a realistic representation of the subject. John Pusateri’s latest work comprises of a breathtaking series of… Continue reading The Colorful Photorealistic Owls of John Pusateri

15 Amazing Skydiving Photography

Men have always wanted to take to the skies, but no hot-air balloon or airplane can really match the thrill of actually soaring through the air like skydiving.That very desire to have the human form itself flying unencumbered by technology is made possible by this extreme sport. The Process & The Gear What’s great about… Continue reading 15 Amazing Skydiving Photography