Faux Miniature Effect With Photoshop

Faux Miniature Effect With Photoshop

Faux tilt shift photography has been gaining in popularity recently and there have even been iPhone apps popping up that emulate the technique. Real tilt shift lenses can cost thousands of dollars, but you can achieve the look and feel quite easily in Photoshop. It can also be done with video as seen in the…

The Print Handbook Giveaway: 3 X Free Copies for Our Lucky Readers

The Print Handbook Giveaway: 3 X Free Copies for Our Lucky Readers

Ever thought of questions like which rich black is the best or how small can I print text so it is still readable when it comes to print design? Have you been searching for a reference book that you could use for your own design work?

Pricing Pages in Web Design: Getting Users to Sign Up

Pricing Pages in Web Design: Getting Users to Sign Up

What is are the first thing a visitor will look at before signing up for a paid service? The pricing of course. Can they afford it? Are the features available worth the money spent? Is it a good investment? The design of a pricing page and the way it is displayed can have a lot…

How to Create a Slideshow Plugin with jQuery

How to Create a Slideshow Plugin with jQuery

There are hundreds of slideshow plugins out there, from all time favorites like Lightbox to the most advanced like Galleria. You might think, why make another one?. Well, most of us are using plugins like these on our websites, so why not use our own? If you use slideshow plugins frequently you may realize that…

Tips For Choosing A Graphic Designer

Tips For Choosing A Graphic Designer

Graphic designers come in all shapes and sizes, freelancers, large design agencies; designers that have just left college and designers with decades of experience. Choosing the right type of designer will play a big part in you getting the right finished result for your project. You may have a brochure that needs to be re-designed,…

10 Awesome Alternative Free Web Fonts

10 Awesome Alternative Free Web Fonts

Free web fonts such Museo, League Gothic, Droid and Lobster have been around since the dawn of the @font-face revolution. Whilst these are all fantastic typefaces, they are beginning to suffer from over-use. Services such as Google Web Fonts and FontSquirrel are expanding their free @font-face collections weekly but it can be difficult to pick…

BrieFix Giveaway: 10 Premium Accounts Up for Grabs

BrieFix Giveaway: 10 Premium Accounts Up for Grabs

Have you always found it hard to collaborate with clients and understand precisely what they actually want? Fret no more! With BrieFix – a useful collaboration tool for designers and clients, you and your clients will find the whole process so much easier. Today, we’re excited to team up with BrieFix to give away 10…

The Groupon-Style Website Trend: Why and How it Works

The Groupon-Style Website Trend: Why and How it Works

Lately we’ve seen a popular trend in discount/coupon sites which give significant discounts in return for promotion. The two biggest of these types of websites are Groupon and LivingSocial. Their concept is to feature local businesses within the member’s area, and then provide the member with a huge discount – usually between 40%-90% – meant…

Social Media is Nothing New – But Get On Board!

Social Media is Nothing New – But Get On Board!

Business is buzzing about this “New” social media. It’s sweeping the world and every firm has to have it but few understand where it came from and how it actually works. There’s infighting in large corporations for which department will own the social media outreach and people are hanging placards on their profiles that tout…