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Adding Tool Selections to Your Photoshop Actions

As I always discuss, I am looking constantly for every way to streamline every little detail of my workflow as much as possible. Today I want to talk …

Tutorials

Hilarious Worldwide Interweb snaps show cats in silly situations

Using up ALL their nine lives! Hilarious snaps show cats caught in some VERY silly situations - and they'll definitely turn you into a dog person<p><b>Cat</b> …

Easily Remove Distracting Background Elements From a Photograph In Three Steps

Sometimes a background element distracts from the focus of an image too much, but it can't be avoided in the composition. That's where this video …

20+ Websites for Incredible Free Stock Photos

Whether you're a blogger looking for the perfect photo to accompany your article or a designer in need of an image for a new T-shirt, there are innumerable reasons that free images come in handy. But, as you're searching for <b>stock photography</b>, it's important to know the right places to do so in …

Web Design

Top 8 UI Design Trends for Mobile Apps in 2018

Technology refuses to stand still, and when it comes to design trends, you will never find a dull moment. UI trends for mobile apps keep evolving to …

Discover 25 hot illustrators to watch in Computer Arts 276

Illustration is a hugely subjective discipline with, in theory at least, as many styles as there are practitioners.<p>But the field can be buffeted by …

Mercury in Retrograde Isn't the Only Phenomenon to Watch Out for This Year

From moon rituals to crystal healing, we've undoubtedly gone a bit woo-woo when it comes to our health and well-being, and a massive part of that is …

Solar Eclipse

An 8-Minute Crash Course on Blending Modes in Photoshop

Want to get a good grasp of Photoshop’s Blend modes? Here’s an 8-minute crash course on the subject by the Photoshop Training Channel. They may be …

How to Brighten Portraits in Photoshop in Just 2 Minutes

There are different techniques you can use in Photoshop to brighten up a dark and dull portrait. This 4-minute tutorial by PHLEARN shows a 2-minute …

The Most Underrated Yet Powerful Tool Photoshop Has Hidden Away

For some reason, Photoshop has decided to bury one of its most powerful tools in a place few photographers would ever look. Here's how to find and …

13 Successful Logo Designers And Their Awesome Tutorials

Hi guys, how are you? We all know how hard it is to create awesome, effective logos that align with the company’s mission and voice. After many hours …

Graphic Design

A Mini Apartment That Is Filled With Lovely Things But Do Not Feel Cluttered

<b>Intuitively</b>, we often feel that a small space has to be be sparsely decorated so as to prevent it from feeling tinier than it already is.<p><b>However</b> …

How to Use Drag and Drop on Your iPad in iOS 11

You can drag and drop content from one app to another on your iPad courtesy of iOS 11, but only with the right model iPad. Here's how to do it.<p>PCMag …

10 Graphic Design Rules You Should Never Break

In the world of fine art and graphic design, rules are often bent, or even broken.<p>It’s encouraged. Breaking the rules is considered to be edgy, …

Before You Can Master Design, You Must First Master the Fundamentals

This column is authored by Designer & Developer, Jonathan Z. WhiteThe post Before You Can Master Design, You Must First Master the Fundamentals …

8 Typography Tips For Designers: How to Make Fonts Speak.

Typography is a way of communication with users. Visual performance and readability of copy in digital products have the great impact on user …

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

Are You Highly Sensitive?

Learning to Thrive as a Highly Sensitive Soul<p>Do you often feel overwhelmed by your environment or the people around you? Has anyone ever called you …

These clever layout tricks will maximise your living room space

<b>Living rooms come in all shapes and sizes, from long and large to small and square. Regardless of this though, there are always ways to maximise the</b> …

Living Rooms

250+ Free Material Design Backgrounds You Should Download

Material design is an extremely popular web design trend nowadays and you must take advantage of it! Make sure your freebies collection has enough</b> …

A Unique Way to Convert Images to Black and White

Science tells us there are somewhere north of 13.1 billion ways to convert an image to black and white. It's time to add another method to your …

The 8 Elements of Composition in Art

Composition is the term used to describe the arrangement of the visual elements in a painting or other artwork. It is how the Elements of Art and …

Digital Art

Painting Skin Tones

01<p>of 07<p>What Paint Colors Are Best for Skin?<p>Exactly what colors you use for painting skin tones and how many is a matter of personal preference and …

How to Stretch Watercolor Paper

It's generally recommended that watercolor paper less than 356 gsm (260 lb) is stretched before use, otherwise, it'll warp. It's a simple</b> …

Sketches and Sketchbooks of Famous Artists

It is a privilege to get to see inside someone else's sketchbook for it is almost like getting a chance to see the world through their eyes for a …

Art

7 Steps to a Successful Painting

Each of us has been endowed with the ability to create. Some have actualized this ability more than others. Many people I know were discouraged early …

14 UX Design Books: The Essential Reading List

Staying up to date is a key to success whetherThe post 14 UX Design Books: The Essential Reading List appeared first on iamwire.

Concept design tips for artists

The main task of a visual development environment artist working in animation is to conceptualise, design and execute a believable world for …

UI Design

20 great resources for learning graphic design

Maybe you’re right at the start of your graphic design career or studies. Or maybe you’ve been doing it for a few years, but still feel there are …