Category: Design Tips & Tricks

Prototyping An App’s Design From Photoshop To Adobe XD

About The Author Manuela is a Digital Illustrator from Napoli, Italy. She started as a Web Designer but then followed her primary passion: Adobe Illustrator. Drawing is her … More about Manuela… (This article is kindly sponsored by Adobe.) There are many ways to design and create an app’s look. Learn how to transfer an app’s design from Photoshop to XD, continuing to work on…

Creator’s Horoscope – Aquarius, It’s Your Season

“Start looking forward to a year of renewal and collaboration, dear Aquarius.” There’s an eclipse cycle in the works and good news, this positively impacts your focus on new ideas. Your ruling planet, Uranus, is here to remind you that forward-thinking is vital in today’s erratic climate – there’s nothing wrong with a little rebellion against the creative-ecosystem. Lucky for you, Aquarius, you are natural…

How to Create Stunning Black & White Images in Photoshop

by Aaron NaceJanuary 8, 2019 Creating black and white images is an art form all its own. Learn how to convert your images to monochrome using Black & White Adjustment Layers and make precise changes to the tonal values using Levels. Download Sample Images Download Black & White Adjustment Layers The appropriately named Black & White Adjustment Layer is the best tool for converting images…

Design Trend Report: Pop Art Design

Pop art design is a movement based on art populism that sprang out of the growing prosperity and consumerism of post-World War II America and Britain. Call pop art design a rebellion against the elitism of fine art that’s characterized by its focus on imagery and themes found in popular culture, like comic books, advertising and everyday objects accessible to the average person. From its…

Announcing The Top 15 Filmmakers For The 2019 Sundance Ignite Fellowship On Project 1324

Project 1324 is thrilled to announce the Fellows of this years’ Sundance Ignite Challenge. These 15 emerging filmmakers, chosen from over 1,200 submissions, created powerful films that ignite imagination. Films are a deep rooted part of our lives. They transport us beyond our own perspective into different cultures, realities, and experiences. Their stories allow us to see life, whether real or imagined, from the angle…

Free Online Marketing & SEO Icon Set (50 Icons, PNG & SVG)

We have a fantastic freebie for all you marketers out there! Created by our friends Freepik, we have an amazing Marketing & SEO icon set for you. There are 50 beautifully illustrated icons in the set, they’re all totally scalable and infinitely editable, and within the download package, you will find the icons in both SVG and PNG formats. No matter what type of marketing…

How to Create a Surreal Water Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a surreal piece featuring a giant fish trying to swallow the moon.  First, we’ll build the base scene of the sea and add the fish. After that, we’ll add the moon, paint the bubbles, and create the water’s splashes. We’ll use several adjustment layers to complete the final…

30 Free Icon Design Video Tutorials For Beginners

Learning icon design is challenging but shouldn’t feel impossible. The key is having the right learning materials to work with. In a past article I curated a list of online classes & courses for learning icon design. Those are worth the money if you have a budget to spend on education. But few designers have the extra scratch and that’s where free tutorials help. This…

Free Actions to Create Incredible “Dot Grids” from Photos

Creating dot grid artwork takes a lot of work. These actions by SparkleStock take all the work out and lets you turn any photo into an incredible dot grid artwork in just a few clicks! The free version lets you create graphics with medium and large dots. Upgrade to the Pro version to unlock small and xlarge dots. The Pro version also has awesome “Variable…