Feathers, like hair, are an incredibly difficult asset to use in your designs. Even with high quality stock photos cutting out the intricate hairs of a feather is near impossible, let alone difficult. Read More
In many ways luxury fashion brands are always ahead of the stylistic curve. What they're putting out on their catwalks today will over the coming year or so trickle down into regular high street stores. Read More
I'd never realised just how difficult lightbulbs can be to work with until I needed to use one in a design last week.
I started by purchasing some stock photos and trying to reduce the opacity and colour of the background in Photoshop; but it never quite looked realistic enough. Read More
It's amazing just how far Photoshop has come over the years. What started life as a simple photo editing tool can now be used in almost all areas of graphic design.
This 3D Foil Lettering Pack is a prime example of just how powerful Photoshop has become. Read More
I must admit I am not the best photographer, but I do enjoy trying. From my local park landscapes to my morning coffee, a quick photograph is a fantastic creative burst.
But in my heart I know I'm a much better designer, which is probably why I prefer the post-production part of photography more than the actual photo taking. Read More
Whilst designing a beer menu this weekend, I thought I'd try my hand at some single-layer 3D retro text styles. Photoshop CC has added the ability to “stack” layer style fx, meaning you can add multiple drop shadows and other effects to a single layer. Read More
I love using textures in my work. Today I was designing a New Year's Eve poster and wanted to use a tinfoil texture as the background. I downloaded a couple of free textures and they looked super good, but I figured it couldn't be too hard to make my own. Read More
Today's freebie is a guest post by PixelKit, who create premium user interfaces, icons and graphic resources for web designers.
Quite kindly they've offered our readers the chance to sample one of their premium icon packs in this superb set of 3D flat style icons. Read More
Quickly and easily add subtle dirt effects to your work with these high-res grime textures. The General Purpose Grime Textures pack by DesignerCandies contains nine scanned-in grimy textures with varying intensity levels, making them great for both heavy and subtle grime effects. Read More