Quick Tip: Use Color Lookup to Create Dramatic Photo Effects with a Single Click

Color enhancements such as cross processing and various blending techniques can make a photo what it is by setting a tone and mood. While most color changes are quick and easy, they still take several clicks to accomplish. These days we’re all about speed and efficiency, so what if I...Read more

Bootstrap, Frameworks and the “Average Website”

Earlier this week, there was a provocative Medium post entitled “The Average Website”, an opinion piece intended to critique the “sameness” evident in many modern web pages. The targets will be familiar to most web developers and designers: drip widgets, welcome mats, and the like. A quick scan of popular...Read more

How to Create a Custom Lettering Piece from an Existing Font in Minutes

Custom hand lettering has increased in popularity in recent years and is in great demand from clients. Creating the look by hand is a fantastic skill that one has to develop and refine for years. But a similar style can be created with a little bit of creativity and a...Read more

Create a Vintage Press Text Effect in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to use Smart Objects, Filters, textures and Clipping Masks in Photoshop to a create a retro letter press style text effect.Read more

A Quick Primer On SVG

While you may only have recently started to hear people talk about SVG, or “scalable vector graphics”, the technology has been around since 1999. For a variety of reasons SVG adoption has been slow, but as web browsers have added native support and trends in web design have come to...Read more

3 Easy Ways to Create Vector Silhouettes

Creating vector silhouettes is an easy way to add simple illustrations to your design work. Silhouettes can be achieved in several ways. In this simple tutorial, I’ll show 3 different ways to creating silhouette shapes using Photoshop and Illustrator.Read more

Should You Use Photoshop, Illustrator or Sketch to Draw Vector Icons?

Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketch are all tools capable of drawing vector icons and exporting them to SVG. But which tool should you be using to draw vector icons?Read more

Project Comet - Adobe’s New Tool for Interface Design

On Monday, Adobe announced Project Comet, a new software tool for UX/UI design. Combining wireframing and prototyping into one comprehensive, vector-based design tool, Project Comet is clearly Adobe’s answer to Sketch. In a blog post on their website, Adobe declares that design has changed and “the tools for design have...Read more

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