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Web designers can be limited in their creative ideas without obtaining further skills in graphic design. There are many page elements like icons, backgrounds, textures, and buttons that require an understanding of Photoshop and how to build digital graphics.

If you’ve always wanted to create your own website icons then look no further! This collection of 22 tutorials will help you understand the Photoshop interface and how to use it for creating graphics. The process will be difficult at first, but it does get better with time. Just keep practicing and try to make the learning experience as fun as possible.

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Almost everyone can recognize good photography when we see it. But knowing which angles to shoot and how to capture light times practice. Anyone who loves photography can learn with a bit of effort. But where do you get started?

This gallery includes some very helpful articles and tutorials on digital photography. You’ll learn how to shoot and how to import your digital photographs. All you need is a few of these tutorials for guidance and some time for immersing your creative aspirations.

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Adobe Flash was adopted originally from Macromedia and has stuck to the course of digital animation. It’s a fantastic program which allows animators to create quick and simple projects. If you want to learn Flash it’s going to take some practice – both graphically and programmatically when getting into ActionScript.

But having used the program myself I can say it is worth the effort. I’ve built simple animations and beautiful website interfaces using Flash. Although Flash-based websites are fading out of popularity there is still value in the software for animation work. If you’re interested take a look over these beginner’s tutorials for learning to use Adobe Flash.

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Using multiple fonts in any design is an excellent way to create interest as well as to draw a viewer’s eye to important content. Choosing the right mixture of fonts, though, can be difficult. Without some knowledge as to how to fit the different typefaces or font styles together, a design could become quite overwhelming and confusing.

Of course, knowing what fonts to use together also requires a bit of intuition. If you don’t quite have the eye, simply start browsing through typographical posters, websites, and other graphic designs that excellently utilize different fonts. You will eventually be able to tell what fonts simply draw the eye more than others in a design and which ones mesh well together. When this intuition is combined with some basic tricks for mixing and matching fonts, you will become quite the expert in choosing beautiful blends of fonts, no matter the design.

Below are the basic tips you need to know before jumping into using mixed fonts in graphic or web design, along with some excellent examples of good practice. So take some time to read through the following rules, do some research to see more mixed typography in use, and then you should be ready to try some multiple font designs on your own.

Beware of Font Overkill

Less is always more in design, and this rule is no exception when it comes to mixing fonts. Too many different fonts – or even simply too many font styles and colors – and you’ll not emphasize anything. Viewers won’t know where to look first when they see a page layout. Their eyes will jump from one to the other for a second or two, and the majority will give up trying to decipher where to begin reading than struggle through the confusing text. Keep in mind that the point of using multiple fonts is to increase the aesthetics of a design, create hierarchy and order in content, and to highlight important information.


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Textures are a great way to add personality and depth to a design, and a lot of times clients need their design to follow some trends or things that are happening, such as seasons. Spring is here, and with the new season sometimes we need to adapt things. To make things easier for you, today we have a few free flower textures that will help you to make the necessary changes to your projects. Read the rest of this entry »

You’d be surprised how many businesses today need a website! According to a 2013 NSBA survey, almost one-fifth of small businesses still don’t have a traditional website; only 18% have a mobile site; and an infinitesimal 5% offer their customers an app. Yes, these statistics reveal that many businesses are stuck in the past. But it’s good news for our trade: we’re in demand! Web and graphic designers are in for a busy year. In the spirit of getting down to work building America’s websites, below is our list of the top 15 site-building platforms we recommend for 2014.
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PDF files and other related formats are usually secured without editing. Sometimes you’ll also get files which behave like a flat image where you can’t even select the text. This can get pretty frustrating if you’re working on a detailed project. But thankfully we have technology called optical character recognition.

This task known as OCR can distinguish various letters on a page, much like turning an image into a contextual document. There are some great tools and plugins out there on the web for this exact purpose. I’ve put together an excellent compilation in the showcase below.

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It is always important to keep your website fast so that your users are happy and don’t give up on checking your page because loading time is crazy. And a good way to load your site faster and consume less bandwidth is to always optimize your website’s images, reducing their file size as much as possible without compromising quality. This way you can still display beautiful images without penalizing your users. Read the rest of this entry »

Between smartphones and tablets there are so many new apps being released every month. If you manage a website then you probably know these apps can be helpful with content, marketing, and checking traffic stats.

But there are even applications to help manage your website if it’s based on a certain Content Management System. This gallery includes a number of apps you can download and incorporate into your schedule when out and about. If you’re using any mainstream CMS engine you might be surprised at what’s available!

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Web designers have easy access to loads of freebies on the Internet. Both website layouts and mobile applications can benefit from these free resources. Focusing directly on interfaces can help new designers understand the basics of page structure and color schemes.

This gallery includes a number of free buttons released as PSD graphics and HTML/CSS code snippets. Buttons are useful in practically every website or mobile app. Take a look over some of these examples and try using the best ones in your next project.

Clean Popup UI

clean popup ui design button psd

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