Archive for July, 2007
Learn how to easily create one of those trendy Web 2.0 Badges.
PSD files for this Photoshop tutorial are included, and you can download a package of Web 2.0 badges as well! Read the rest of this entry »
The Liquify Filter in Photoshop is similar to the Smudge Tool, however it preserves details much better. It’s a fun tool to use when you just want to goof around with a photo!
The following tutorial just shows you the basics of Liquify, and includes a few examples of what you can do with your new-found power.
Every time I open a new canvas, it seems I’m racking my brain for colour combinations. Here is a list of my favourite colour scheme tools which I frequently use when designing.
Kuler, run by Adobe, is a great place to browse user-submitted palates. You can browse by Most Popular, Highest Rated, Newest, or just search for a certain phrase or colour (try typing in ‘apple’!). It’s also very easy to create your own colour scheme to share with others.
Palattes open as large solid blocks across the top of the page, which can be expanded down the entire screen when clicked. From this you can easily take a screenshot, open it up in photoshop, and use the eyedropper tool to grab the colours.
Another great site for inspiration is Colour Lovers. It operates on the same user-submitted principle as Adobe, but instead of just displaying palates you can also browse solid blocks of colour. Checking the Trends section lets you browse what colour schemes are popular in today’s websites and magazines.
Another way to come up with a great colour combination is to pull them directly from a photograph. Using Colr, upload your image. It will then automatically create a scheme using colours from that image.
If you already have a base colour in mind, this tool will help you choose complimentary colours.
What’s more, you can download the schemes for photoshop or illustrator, or even email them to yourself for safe-keeping.
Color Schemer works on the same premises as Color Blender, but is more user-friendly. You can enter in the HEX code and let it automatically find matching colours, or choose from a standard palate at the bottom. It’s also easy to adjust your scheme using the Lighten or Darken tools.
There is an easy way to simulate this ‘neon glow’ effect (also known as ‘painting with light’) by adjusting a photoshop brush. Learn how to make a brush taper, change colour, and fade.
I’ve made some navigation bars using the method described in the Sleek Navigation Buttons tutorial for you to use! I’ve also included a rollover state (soft white light, 60% opacity).
Feel free to download the .psd files, learn from it, modify it, or use it!
>> Download the Free Navigation Bar Package Here <<
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