Adobe Early Sign Up for Project Comet Release Info
It seems Adobe is in the market to compete with the fast up-and-comer Sketch for Mac OS X users. With Adobe CC requiring a monthly subscription it seems many designers are either sticking with CS6 or looking elsewhere. Adobe’s creative team are looking to solve this problem with a new application codenamed Project Comet. It […]
29 Best Video Tutorials for Learning InDesign
Written content dominates the vast majority of e-learning materials on the web. But YouTube videos and premium courses are catching up as video content becomes easier to produce. Because of this fluctuation it’s now easier than ever to teach yourself a piece of software or new skillset by watching other professionals from the comfort of […]
Professional Photoshop Shortcuts for Web Designers
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 […]
Pixel-Perfect Design using Photoshop on a Retina Display
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.
Tips for Building Clean Website PSD Mockups in Photoshop
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.
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.
36 Adobe Illustrator Tutorials on Vector Design
Working in Adobe software has become the norm for most creative professionals. Photoshop is a huge program and compliments nicely with the entire Creative Suite. But Photoshop is primarily used for bitmap graphics, while Adobe Illustrator handles vector design in a similar fashion. It seems complicated but if you have the time to learn Illustrator it is well worth the effort.
Thus I’ve put together a handful of tutorials focused around vector artwork. These online guides and tutorials will help any designer understand how to structure vectors using Illustrator. There are a number of tools and techniques that can only be learned through practice and repetition. Take a peek over the list and see if anything catches your attention.