4 tips to get you started in business card design

4 tips to get you started in business card design

If your niche is business card design, or you would like it to be, then this is the article for you. There are many factors to keep in mind before starting the design process and deciding on things like typeface and color. Here are 4 important tips that will help you get started with a…

Photoshop 101: How to use Photoshop Actions

Photoshop 101: How to use Photoshop Actions

In this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to speed up your workflow and make your life much easier by using Photoshop Actions. An “action” is similar to a programming macro or a script for an image, but is easier to create. You don’t have to learn any programming skills to produce one! So, what can you…

Photoshop 101: Master Photoshop’s Brush Panel

Photoshop 101: Master Photoshop’s Brush Panel

In the previous article in this series, you learned the most basic information every designer needs to know about the Photoshop Brush Tool. With this one, we’ll learn how to more precisely control the brush, and push the limits of its use. The most complex settings for brushes can be found in the Brush Panel.…

Photoshop 101: Brush Tool basics

Photoshop 101: Brush Tool basics

The Photoshop Brush Tool is one of the simplest yet most powerful tools available in Adobe Photoshop. And many designers don’t know their full power! So my goal is to show designers how to easily access and utilize Brushes. For this first part, we’ll go over the basics. 1. The dialog Lets take a look at…

Is Pixelmator a viable alternative to Photoshop?

Is Pixelmator a viable alternative to Photoshop?

When it comes to image editing, a lot of designers head straight for Adobe Photoshop — it’s a great program and a creative industry standard. But it’s also a professional program, and has got a professional price tag attached, one that not every new designer can afford straight away. Alternatives have been around for ages,…

Create your own Instagram filter in Photoshop

Create your own Instagram filter in Photoshop

Hipster-analog photography has virtually exploded in popularity over the last couple of years, moving from something that only nerdy photography students did with a Holga to the digitalized filter-based Instagramming everyone does today. This style of photography can be useful in all sorts of graphic design, but you’ve got to know how to transform the…

Create a metal and a wood texture in Photoshop

Create a metal and a wood texture in Photoshop

Everyday I see great designs around me, but there are times when I have the feeling something is missing from one of them. The simple final touch, as I like to call it. I’m talking about textures. And in this tutorial I will go through how to create your own! How to source textures Lets…

Master the marvelous powers of Adobe Smart Objects

Master the marvelous powers of Adobe Smart Objects

I’ve often found in talking to people, that many designers don’t actually know what Smart Objects are. But we’ve got to change that! In this tutorial you’ll learn the big benefits of Smart Objects — and by the end you’ll ask yourself why you never tried them before. Smart Objects are layers that contain the…

The ultimate guide on how to use guidelines

The ultimate guide on how to use guidelines

Anyone who works in Photoshop should know about guidelines. They are such an important tool that can save a lot of time when laying out text, shapes, or anything else. Let’s fire up Photoshop, set some guidelines, and learn something new. 1. Turning on rulers First of all, make sure your rulers are turned on.…

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