One very useful technique in giving your web layout an extra “edge” is using gradients. Photoshop comes with many default gradients, most of which use two completely different colors such as black to white. Because of this, there are some folks who mistakenly believe that a gradient has to involve two completely different colors.
Archives for July 2012
Do Yourself the Favor – Organizing Your Photoshop Layers
We’ve all been in scenarios where we’ve cut corners for the sake of time only to pay for it later. You don’t have to be interested in web design to know what it’s like to try to save a minute only to end up losing an hour. Taking the time to be organized in anything is ALWAYS worth it. An organized mind is required to make an organized product.
Effectively Using the Drop Shadow in Web Design
The drop shadow is a bread and butter effect so frequently used in our studios that it warranted its own keyboard-shortcut. Adding a drop shadow is one of the best and quickest ways to simulate a 3-Dimensional feel because it adds perceived “depth” to an otherwise flat screen.
Thoughts on making a webpage POP without making a mess
Being an admitted design geek, I appreciate looking at the graphics on ATM screens. I’ve noticed that the coolest ones were always those that had buttons jumping off the screen as if they could be pressed. An impressive set of buttons once almost convinced me to pay a $3.50 surcharge.