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Create a Coming Soon Page in Photoshop

In this tutorial Stelian Subotin is going to create a minimal Coming Soon page using Adobe Photoshop. The trend of using coming soon pages has increased in recent years, as he hardly remembers anyone with a splash page in the 2000s. A lot of people and organizations have started using them to give some brief information about their upcoming (website/company/service). This way you can be prepared and ready for their launch. There is another, equally important, reason behind the coming soon page as well. You can set up a subscription or newsletter form and collect e-mails and use them for your (spam-free!) marketing campaign.

July 27, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov Rating: Not enough votes

Create a Pricing Table Using Photoshop

Stelian Subotin is used to presenting data using different graphics, modules and tables so that the information is easier to understand. Pricing tables have been, and still are, used by a lot of companies and individuals to display their available plans. It’s pointless to use a pricing table if you only have one plan to offer. But if you have more, then it is a very useful and attractive way of displaying information about each of your plans.

July 20, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov Rating: Not enough votes

Create an All-Purpose Advertisement Banner

In this tutorial you will learn how to create an advertisement banner in a few easy steps. Stelian Subotin will take you through the process of creating a banner from scratch in a few minutes. He’ll do his best to make it for general purpose so you could use it to advertise almost any project of yours. So lets get started.

July 18, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov Rating: Not enough votes

Vintage Photo Effect

Looking at an old photo that was taken sometime in the 1980's Kim decided to show you how to make a modern picture go old fashion. There’s a strong orangey tone to the photo and the contrast is much lower than you are used to seeing in contemporary photos. Apps like Instagram which everyone seems to be using at the moment allow you to apply this vintage photo style to modern images.

July 18, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov Rating: Not enough votes

GuideGuide: Free Plugin For Dealing With Grids In Photoshop

Meet Cameron McEfee’s Photoshop extension GuideGuide which provides a tool to create pixel accurate columns, rows, midpoints and baselines. Take a moment and think about creating a multi-column grid in a Photoshop comp. Have your palms started to sweat? Yes, creating grids in Photoshop is a pain indeed. Some designers just estimate and drag guides arbitrarily onto the stage. Others draw vector shapes, duplicate them to represent columns, then stretch them to fit their design.

May 8, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov Rating: Not enough votes

Achieve Brilliant Lighting Effects in Photoshop

Lighting effects can make or break any digital artwork.  When done properly, lighting can add visual impact, draw the viewer’s eye, convey depth and emotion, and tie together all the elements of the piece for a quality finished result.  However, achieving brilliant lighting is not always an easy task, particularly for newer digital artists.  Perfecting contrast, color variation, sharpness and depth will help make your digital art more enticing.

April 25, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov Rating: Not enough votes

Apply Splash Effect to Colorful Flowers

If you have a beautiful picture that you can use for your web page or somewhere else but it just feels a little boring, well don't scratch your head anymore. Just follow this step by step Photoshop tutorial that teaches you how to create blurred, bokeh effect background and beautiful splash effect for Roses bouquet. You will use milk splashes, filters and layer style effects.

April 9, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov Rating: Not enough votes

How To Design an Email Newsletter Template in 7 Simple Steps

If you want to reach potential and existing customers, they’re a great way to spread the word about upcoming projects, company news, and other business-related information to a large audience. In this tutorial Stephanie Hamilton will walk you through how to create your own email newsletter template, taking into consideration common design patterns that prove to be effective.

April 9, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov Rating: Not enough votes

How to Create a Small Beautiful Download Icon

Hi there folks, Dillen Verschoor is back with another tutorial on how to create a sexy small download graphic. It doesn’t even have to end up as a download graphic, it can be anything. Think of a loading bar, an upload thing or even a cool button. In this tutorial you will learn simple but elegant techniques that you can apply on your designs!

April 5, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov Rating: Not enough votes

Designing the Web: Photoshop Tutorials for Designing a Website

For those of us in the business of designing the web, one area of resources that always prove invaluable to have in our design arsenals is tutorials. Learning how other web designers have crafted their designs, and which tools they always rely on can always help to guide us as we are either developing or honing our own skills. So we search the web for useful tutorials. Well today we have done the searching for you.

February 21, 2012 Author: Daniela Vaseva Rating: Not enough votes