Following our free social icon giveaway, as promised, here is a tutorial explaining how they were made in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll try to cover the basics and give you an idea how things are rendered, how they appear in smaller sizes and the constraints we can find when using Vector (Illustrator) instead of Pixel (Photoshop) based image software.
Fed up with the same standard set of social icons for your blog or site? This set of six social icons (Digg, Twitter, Delicious, RSS, Reddit & Stumbleupon) are free to use on your websites and blogs however you wish! The icons are provided many different formats, see the bottom of this post for the… READ MORE
Dropdown menus and menu bars have been heavily used since the early days of graphical user interfaces. Their use has become ubiquitous, and even expected, in desktop applications, and the web has quickly followed suit. This article is intended to describe an extremely basic, yet extremely powerful, technique for adding dropdown menus in your application user interface or website design.READ MORE
Using gradients in visual design helps to add dimension to your work. The Web 2.0 movement made them popular again and used wisely they can have powerful results. Adding a touch of color gradients to your backgrounds, buttons, logos, and artwork is both simple and effective. Check out this collection of PS color gradient sets, we hope the 5000+ is all you will ever need! READ MORE
Mozilla Firefox has always been considered a “user-friendly” browser, but with all the customizable extensions, it has become probably the most “developer-friendly” browser as well. We have collected the best FFX dev scripts available, and installing them takes just a few clicks. And don’t forget; make sure you have downloaded and installed Firefox 3.0 as well!
Creating stunning space scenes is a great way to practice many photoshop techniques. It’s amazing that many of these tutorials use limited source files and most effects are created with photoshop itself. Rock textures are used to help create surfaces. It’s time to create your own galaxy! READ MORE
Over the years, PDF Magazines have become extremely popular. Unlike websites, these PDF design magazines aren’t constrained by browsers, coding, 72DPI, or even being online. Many communities have been built around these magazines, with many of them being created on user submissions. Take a look at some of the best PDF mags that the internet has to offer. READ MORE
Your website’s Cascading Style Sheet defines the presentation of the document, but writing your CSS file can sometimes take a bit longer than you originally planned. Take a look at some of the following tips used by the CSS experts to ensure your CSS is being written both effectively and efficiently. READ MORE
Making a photograph of a person look amazing adds an extra dimension of professionalism to your design. These photoshop body enhancement tutorials will help you transform your people pictures to stunning models in next to no time. Most techniques involve similar use of the photoshop tools.READ MORE