Category: Photoshop

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This cleverly-named Photoshop addon is made to replicate the crystal glass blur effect found in Apple’s mobile OS & product base. Blur Like Jony is a filter plugin for Photoshop CC that creates Apple-style blurring effects. It comes with three different view modes to blend naturally with Photoshop’s GUI. Plus you can manipulate settings to…

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Most designers prefer the Adobe suite because it’s popular and easy to learn with sufficient practice. The software is initially complicated but with time and patience you can develop a professional workflow. One such area of professionalism stems from understanding keyboard shortcuts. Every application uses shortcuts but Adobe’s programs are much more complicated and versatile…

I recently purchased a MacBook Pro with the infamous retina screen display. Everything does look beautiful and there is a noticeable difference in comparison to non-retina icons. However I noticed a problem using Photoshop that others in the web design field have also likely noticed.

Every new document is shown at half-size while the document view claims to be 100%.

Anyone running CS5 or below should not find this to be much of a problem. But CS6 and CC have been updated to include retina-based icons and interfaces. This creates a pixel-dense display in Photoshop(and other Adobe programs) where new documents appear twice as small instead of “regular size”. Another way to put this is @1x images will appear tiny because retina Photoshop only uses @2x documents.

If you’re a web or graphics designer then you should know about that oh-so-adorable design suite Adobe Photoshop. Folks who have been using the software for years can vouch that it’s quite difficult to master. There are so many techniques for creating UI elements, website layouts, icons, and other digital graphics. It’s crucial that you learn how to organize these assets into a complete, unified design.

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In this article I’d like to cover methods of organizing PSD files in Photoshop. Whether you’re a one-man team or working in a large studio setting, it always helps to stay organized. These tips may appear like common-sense ideas but so many designers overlook this systematic and detailed approach.