10 Rules and Resources for Better Design Feedback

by Andrew Follett

September 2, 2009 in design

Everyone loves to get feedback, but it’s not always easy to get the feedback you need, the kind of feedback that brings a fresh perspective and valuable insight to your project. Whether you are a professional designer, freelancer, client, friend or boss, learning to give and receive effective feedback is an essential skill. Here are 5 simple rules you can apply today to make sure you get the right feedback:

1. Start by clarifying the objective

What is the goal of your project? Make sure the people offering you feedback know exactly what is. The response you receive should revolve around better ways to achieve this objective.

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Design a Textured Portfolio Site Layout Using Photoshop

by Steven Snell

September 1, 2009 in Tutorials

which is easily created with a photograph. At the end of the tutorial you will be able to download the original PSD if you would like to work with it, plus you can get a two-page PSD set that includes the homepage we will be designing, and a secondary page. The PSD set can be downloaded from our portfolio gallery, Folio Focus.

The Final Result:

Before we get started, here is a look at what we will be designing. To see it in full size, click on the image below. Throughout the tutorial the images of the design in process can be seen in full size by clicking on the image.

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