Category: Design Tips & Tricks

Adobe Delivers Modern, Intelligent Design Solutions for Global Brands and Agencies

Adobe XD is built from the ground-up to quickly prototype and design engaging experiences, whether for mobile, web, or any digital touchpoint. With Adobe XD CC, user experience designers can now quickly go from concept to prototype when designing websites, mobile apps and more. It works across platforms, including Mac, Android and Windows, and helps teams easily collaborate internally as well as externally with agencies.

New Course: Up and Running With Variable Fonts

Variable fonts are the next big thing in web typography. Get up to speed in our new course, Up and Running With Variable Fonts. What You’ll Learn Variable fonts allow for more creativity and design freedom than web designers have ever had with type before. And that’s all while simultaneously reducing your font load time down to a half, third, quarter, or even less! In…

Kyle T. Webster’s Photoshop Brushes Now Available in PS Sketch

Kyle T. Webster’s Photoshop Brushes Now Available in PS Sketch by Will Eisley POSTED ON 11-02-2016 Painting on the iPad and iPhone just took a leap forward with the introduction of Photoshop brush support in Photoshop Sketch*. Take all of your favorite Photoshop brushes that you’ve created over the years, add them to a Creative Cloud library and they will automatically appear for use in…

HP: Reinventing The Magic of Printing

User experience (UX) design is about much more than just creating an interface that is beautiful to look at. The best UX design allows users to intuitively grasp how something works. Every choice, from color to size to placement, can change a user’s experience from frustration into delight and help the customer get the most from their technology. For the past ten years, J.D. Knight…

What Is a Group Interview? +7 Tips on How to Ace Them

You’re in a lobby waiting for your turn to be called for your job interview. There are four other people waiting, but you don’t pay any attention to them because you’re busy rehearsing the interview answers in your head. Then a recruiter calls your name followed by the names of the four people sitting in the lobby and then directs you all to a big…

Keep Creating: A Guided Tour Through the Latest Photoshop Updates

I love watching new artists emerge, like 19-year-old college student and landscape photographer Taylor Gray and 20-year old commercial and travel photographer Andrew Studer. It’s amazing to see this steady stream of young photographers and artists surface into the creative ecosystem, realizing their incredible talents using Photoshop as one of their key tools. But I also love hearing stories of inspiration in even younger kids,…

Artist Spotlight: Tina Touli

One of my favorite projects that I worked on lately was the poster for the 30 years of Adobe Illustrator, created during the Adobe Graphic Design Live Stream. It was not only because of the outcome, but because of the challenging process and the exciting experience. Inspired by the way in which we flip the pages of our notebooks, representing the past, the present and…

10 Best Small Business Marketing Strategies for 2018

The success of your small business depends on your marketing. Basically, marketing covers everything that has to do with getting and retaining customers. This seems to be the primary challenge among small business owners. According to a survey from Capital One, 41-percent of small business owners have trouble identifying and reaching prospects. Once you’ve solved this challenge, you’ve overcome the main hurdle of running and keeping…

Matching Colors In Photoshop Part 2: Curves Adjustment Layer

Matching Colors In Photoshop Part 2: Curves Adjustment Layer by Jesus Ramirez POSTED ON 01-31-2017 In part one of this tutorial we looked at matching the Pantone Color of The Year, Greenery, on to a coffee cup by using the Hue blending mode. In this follow up tutorial, we will use and advanced method using use the Lab Color Mode and a Curves Adjustment layer…

Ask A UXpert: What Part Of Your Design Process Do You Never Skip and Why?

Ask A UXpert: What Part Of Your Design Process Do You Never Skip and Why? by Sheena Lyonnais POSTED ON 10-23-2017 Every designer has a process—a unique go-to method for bringing ideas to life. Sometimes these methods shapeshift and change with each project, but almost everyone has at least one thing that’s crucial to their creative process. We asked four UX designers what part of…