Apple don’t have any comprehensive pre-built GUI resources for app development, making it very hard to match the uniformed style of the iPhone or the iPad. You will need to create your own. To help streamline your iPhone app design and development, we have put together a fairly comprehensive collection of iPhone & iPad GUI kits that will allow you to focus on developing rather than having to design everything…
The free beautiful vector background pack (+ source files) that we have on offer today have been designed by Cip (from Vectorious, and can be used within almost any aspect of design – they could be used as a seamless web background, cool apparel design, an elegant flyer … anything!
Having a good and quality collection of gradients at your disposal should be paramount for any designer, they are not only a great time-saver, they can also give your designs the simple illusion of depth, make the rough areas of your design appear to be smooth and can even have even invoke a subtle calm effect for the viewer. Yes, the effect a basic gradient can have on a design…
In this tutorial, written again by Violet Bag, you are going to learn how to change a normal and basic image of a little kid and transform his face so that it appears to be constructed with text.
There are fifteen easy to follow steps to complete this tutorial and should not take you any longer than 30 minutes to complete.
At some time or another we have all seen it – neighborhood walls with old and deprecated graffiti or, just as common, you may have seen some flyers or posters that have been stuck for so long on these walls that they start to peel and hang on by their edges. It is this effect that is recreated in this tutorial. Rather than use typical graffiti or a common poster this tutorial opted to combine the two, and have old and peeling posterized letters graffiti slowly peeling and falling from the wall.
As a graphic designer you will never reach the point were you can say “Yep, I know everything, nothing left for me to learn!“. It doesn’t work that way, graphic design is a constant evolution of learning new techniques, knowing latest design trends and all the while staying focused on your own art integrity. Photoshop is the tool of choice for most designers,there maybe other powerful graphic editor that offer…
.psd source files are truly amazing and unique resources – not only do they showcase the talents of the artist, but they also offer the opportunity to dig deeper and discover how they were created. They give you the chance to learn, unlike tutorials which are step-by-step, with a .psd file you roll your sleeves and you get your hands dirty delving into its inner workings.
The Grass Textured Social Icon Set has been created by Richie Thimmaiah, from RichWorks exclusively for Speckyboy Design Magazine readers and are free to use for both your personal and commercial projects but may not be modified, sold or redistributed.
In this Go Green! Web Icon Set, you will find 108 different icons you can use for your website, blog or your application. The set comes with eCommerce icons, social media, computer accessories, multimedia and a hell of a lot more! These icons are available in 64 x 64 px and in transparent .png formats for which you can easily change the hues to match your needs.
The demand for high quality Photoshop brushes are huge, every designer needs them. The problem may be that there are far too many of them, resulting in it is nearly impossible to find that particular brush that your design needs. There are certainly no shortage of Photoshop Brush Directories, and there are certainly no shortage of blog posts showcasing the best and latest brushes. What there isn’t though, is a…
This is something new for us today – a Photoshop tutorial. It is area in which I have hoped to explore for a very long time. With this, the plan is to have a weekly section dedicated to publishing a fresh and original tutorial, not only for Photoshop, but also for Illustrator and Fireworks.
On Monday past we published the post 49 Most Creative Photoshop Tutorials of 2009, a collection of the best artistic tutorials for Photoshop from this year. As a follow up to that post, today we have The Best 40 Photoshop Text Effects from 2009, a collection of diverse and unique effects and type treatments that will add a little extra to your next design.
What a year it has been for Photoshop… so many new techniques, so many fresh ideas and so many new and creative web sites offering free tutorials. In this post we have collected the best of them, focusing on photo manipulation, design and drawing, poster design, caricature design and finally, illustration within Photoshop. We have purposely omitted icon design, text effects and GUI tutorials, these will be following in the coming weeks, keep an eye out for them.