How To Design Hover Effects for UI Elements in Photoshop

Designing in Adobe Photoshop is a different experience compared to building websites right in the browser. It requires an understanding of the various tools, effects, and positioning techniques. One major difference is how you would create interactions such as hover and click events.

In this tutorial I want to demonstrate how you might go about designing interactive states with Photoshop Layer Comps. These behave like document states where you can rearrange elements and save a snapshot of each particular style. I’ve also released my PSD file for free which you can download and modify for your own needs.

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Freebie PSD: Minimalist Single-Page Portfolio Mockup

Some say that less is more, but critics will often disagree. Yet how do you explain the success of Google, chihuahuas, or Gary Coleman? This minimalist rule can be applied to single-page websites that require a very small yet detailed amount of information. Landing pages & portfolios often work best. This PSD freebie is a […]

Getting Started with Graphics Design for the Web

Graphic design is such an engrossing topic because it requires an enormous amount of time and practice to learn. This is similar with web development, but coding is often seen as more logical and straightforward. Design has structured guidelines, but it is much more of an art than a science. You should learn these basic guidelines and understand why certain graphics or colors work together before starting to breaking those rules.

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If you have passion and perseverance then nothing can truly stop you from becoming a great designer. The first step is to recognize how the process works and where your energy needs to be focused. I want to share my thoughts about graphic design for website layouts and offer a few bits of advice for anyone interested in the field.

You’ll love this! 205 Killer Photoshop Actions

Photoshop can do some magical things. By combining all sorts of tools, you can literally make thousands of variations to a single photo.

And with this Photoshop Action Set, you can do it all with pretty much just a click. If you’re looking for a ton of new creativity to add to your Photoshop toolbox, then have we got the right stuff for you! From PhotographyPla.net comes a massive Photoshop Action Set Bundle!