Adobe’s Creative Suite of programs includes some heavy-weight applications that are mainstay tools for millions of graphic designers all over the world. Everyone knows what Photoshop does – it’s the photo-manipulation software. It’s forced it’s way into the English language. You hear kids these days looking at a photo of a model saying “her skin’s [...]
If you spend anytime designing, you’ll know that cut out images or shapes are more interesting than square or rectangular images. Have a look at the two flowers below, which one makes the most impact? Cut outs look great. Just do a Google image search for “product” and you’ll see that the advertising industry has [...]
Every designer knows that sometimes your clients will give you awful photos to work with. But when this happens there are many things you can do to improve the picture quality in Photoshop. Images can be improved by increasing contrast, increasing saturation, cropping and by employing a host of other Photoshop tricks. Increasing contrast Increasing [...]
It is usually better to show a client what a website will look like before the development stage starts. Here are a few tricks for creating website visuals in Photoshop. Getting started Create a large Photoshop document, at least 1200 pixels wide by 900 pixels deep (this can be increased later with Canvas Size), RGB [...]
A guest post from Louise Baker of Zen College Life For web designers, developers and amateur creative types that work with a lot of graphics and image manipulation, the decision of which software to use is an important one. While Adobe Photoshop and its related Creative Suite programs are well respected throughout the world, open [...]
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