Tuesday, November 10, 2009

40 PS tuts for creating backgrounds/textures!

Photoshop provides designers with unlimited options for creating unique and attractive backgrounds. One of the most popular approaches is to create some type of textured background, and fortunately there are a number of helpful tutorials to teach you all the tricks you need to know.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Designing a logo in Photoshop. Good or bad?

  1. Photoshop is a raster graphics software and very limited when it comes to image scalability. A logo needs to be in vector format for easy enlargements and reductions without losing pixels and quality.
  2. Vector files are very compact and small in size as opposed to Photoshop files which tend to be larger. This makes them very easy to transfer, manage and share.
  3. Even if you design in Photoshop, you will have to convert it to a vector format by re-creating it in a vector software like Illustrator or Coreldraw. So why waste time and effort doing something twice that you could’ve done once and done it well. You also risk not creating it exactly the way you created it the first time around. Continued....

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Good to great in Web Design!

The difference between good and great webdesign is relatively small. The average person may not be able to explain the tangible differences that make up great design, but they can usually spot a design they like. By examining some awesome sites, I’ll attempt to put my finger on some of the small details that make up the difference.