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Icon Tutorial: Hot Chocolate

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Today we’ll be creating a wonderful warming hot chocolate icon. This tutorial is for intermediate users of Illustrator and Photoshop Let’s get started:

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Create a Tablet Icon in Photoshop

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With 2011 being the year of the tablets or as Apple would like us to believe the year of the iPad2, which was announced last week, you may at some point need to include a tablet icon within your design. This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create an icon of a tablet device in for your designs quickly and easily.

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Creating a 3D photo wall in Photoshop

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Sometimes when creating a design with a lot of photos the result can be a bit monotonous and dull. There are a few solutions around this and today’s tutorial will explain one in particular known as ‘the album wall’ or ‘photo wall’.

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Web Design for the iPad: Part 3

Posted by in Apple, iPad, Tutorials, Web Design

In part 2 we looked at creating the basic design for a website specifically for the iPad. In the final part of this series of articles we will code a working example with elements which automatically reposition themselves depending on whether the device is in landscape or portrait and also a scrolling gallery of thumbnails at the bottom which responds to touch. All the files can be found in a zip file at the end of the post if you get stuck as there is an intermediate level of coding…read more

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Abstract Glowing Planet Tutorial

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Space and abstract lighting have become a major trend over the years in design. Here’s a quick overview on how to achieve these effects. This tutorial is for intermediate to advanced users of Photoshop, I haven’t covered all the intricate details as I think it’s all down to individual taste which ultimately affects what the planet looks like in the end. However there is a PSD for download at the end of the tutorial.

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Web Design for the iPad: Part 2

Posted by in Apple, Design, iPad, Tutorials

In the first part in this series of articles we talked about how the iPad has become a worldwide sensation in just a few months, bringing with it many new challenges for designers. In this part we’ll begin the process of designing the homepage of our iPad optimised website, using the Nike.com website from the first part as our example and given that the holiday season is nearly upon us we’ll be creating a snowboard website.

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Create Sleek 3D Folders Tutorial

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3D icons have become a major part of web design over the last couple of years and as a result designers are using them more frequently to visually communicate ideas and navigation. Today we’ll be looking at how to create sleek folder icons. As always some knowledge of Photoshop will be useful when following this tutorial but there is a PSD for download at the end of the post.

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Create amazing lighting effects

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Many designers use lighting effects to create some stunning images used in their designs or artwork. While the effects may look extremely complex and difficult to achieve they can be created quite easily in Photoshop. This tutorial will show you how to create some fantastic lighting effects of your own.

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Create a Twitter bird mascot

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Twitter has become a bit of a phenomenon over the last year and as a result many blogs use an eye catching bird mascot to encourage users to follow them (even we have one!). Today i’m going to show you how to create your own in Photoshop. To complete this tutorial you will need to have a basic knowledge of Photoshop, specifically the pen tool, layer masks and layer styles. If not, don’t panic, there are loads of resources on the web showing you the basics. If you get stuck…read more

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