Posts Tagged ‘Photoshop’

Android Lollipop has become the standard method of design for smartphones powered by Google’s OS. This design follows the popular flat techniques to a T with slight drop shadows, but almost no gradients or bevels. It’s an easy technique to master but difficult to gain momentum.

These tutorials can teach even a complete novice how to design Android interfaces in Photoshop, Sketch, and Illustrator.

Tuts+ Material Intro

google material design introduction

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Whether you’re into photography or UI design, Photoshop is considered the premiere tool for both. Workflow tips and keyboard shortcuts are great ways to save time but Photoshop actions can be just as useful. These are automated tasks which run over any number of documents at the click of a button.

Most designers create their own actions but some are happy to release actions online for free. This gallery includes 20 free actions that you can download and reuse in your own Photoshop design work.

No More Banding

photoshop free action no more banding

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Brushes can be some of the most useful resources if you know how to use them. Both Photoshop and Illustrator utilize brushes of different mediums, but they can be used for very similar purposes. Brushing may be used to add texture, background effects, or vector art into a design.

If you’re looking for high-quality PS/AI brushes then look no further! This gallery includes 15 of the best websites that host free downloadable brush packs. All of the brushes are free and high-quality – plus these websites should be handy whether you use Photoshop, Illustrator, or both.


brusheezy free brushes resources

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Selecting objects in Photoshop is comparable to any other difficult skillset like drawing or playing music. It can be excruciating at first, but once you understand what you’re doing it gets a whole lot easier. Layer masking offers great techniques for quickly rendering out any object from its background. If you want to build up your layer mask rendering skills take a look over some of these articles and tutorials ranging from beginner to intermediate topics.

PS CS6 Masking

youtube video tutorial masking cs6

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When it comes to selecting an object I couldn’t rant enough about the pen tool. It’s very difficult to start learning which is why so many designers never practice. But once you understand the basics you can try outlining complex animals, people, and even capture the smaller intricacies like strands of hair.

If you’re desperate to learn the Photoshop pen tool just read through any number of these tutorials. I guarantee you will be surprised with consecutive months of diligent practice.

Pen Basics

photoshop tools selection basics

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