10 Free and Super Useful Photoshop Plugins

10 Free and Super Useful Photoshop Plugins

Adobe Photoshop is incredible software that powers majority of the creative businesses and individuals all around the world. It is being used by designers and developers collaboratively and has many handy functions. However, doing the same job for some time gets a little bit boring and you start looking for ways to optimize your workflow and become more efficient by automating or eliminating tedious tasks.

Photoshop community is very active in sharing tips and tricks, contributing with tutorials and handy Photoshop extensions known as plugins.

In the list you’ll find below I’ve collected most useful and free Photoshop plugins that will help you in the process of optimizing your workflow and making your work more efficient and enjoyable.

28 Photoshop Tutorials for Learning New Web Design Techniques

28 Photoshop Tutorials for Learning New Web Design Techniques

Some designers advocate skipping the Photoshop process and moving from wireframes directly into HTML/CSS. This is possible for smaller projects but not always advisable. Adobe Photoshop offers the best tools for testing color schemes, gradients, icons, and detailed page elements before moving the layout into your browser.

If you’re a little rusty in Photoshop then these tutorials should get you back into the groove. I’ve collected 28 web design tutorials centered around Photoshop techniques for designing typical page elements. Most are simple enough that you can follow along without much prior experience in the software. But even the more advanced tutorials can offer insights and help newcomers understand the digital design process.

33 Mobile App User Interfaces for Smartphone Games

33 Mobile App User Interfaces for Smartphone Games

Digital gaming has become a tremendous marketplace since the original release of Atari and Nintendo. Nowadays modern iPhone or Android devices connect into their respective app stores where users can download new games to play. There is a slow but steady demand for these products in countries all over the world.

Programmers are one piece of this, but you can’t forget about UI designers. Artists get the process started by designing how the game should look and function on a touchscreen.

This showcase includes a handful of brilliant interfaces for mobile smartphone video games. If you’re thinking of designing your own mobile game UI then these screenshots would be fantastic to gather ideas or see how others designers approach similar concepts.

32 Animated User Experience Concepts for Mobile Applications

32 Animated User Experience Concepts for Mobile Applications

Artists on Dribbble like to publish their user experience ideas in the form of GIF animations. These interfaces are typically designed in Photoshop and then ported into After Effects for polishing. iPhone apps are the most common interfaces with a wide range of generic animated effects.

Although many of these designs have been created for the iPhone, most effects can be transferred onto any smartphone or tablet device. I’ve included the full GIF animation for each interface along with a link back to the original Dribbble shot. If you have any other unique or interesting UI/UX animations feel free to share with us in the comments section.

20 Crazy Cool Photoshop Actions

20 Crazy Cool Photoshop Actions

Photoshop actions are handy little tools to have in your cache of design goodies, actions allow you to very quickly add in an effect to a photo completely changing how the appearance of the photo.

The effects of these photoshop actions on photos are pretty cool as you can see below and as an aded bonus, they save you a ton of time!

10 Beautiful Stock Photo Resources That Don’t Suck

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Remember the days when you were greeted by cringe worthy, cheesy stock photos on websites – bad times…

Luckily for our eyes, things these days are a little more optimistic. I want to bring you a collection of really handy stock photo resources that provide real, true quality photos that you can use on both personal and commercial projects. A majority of these stock photos are also totally free to use. Yay!

10 Super Useful Tools for Web Designers

10 Super Useful Tools for Web Designers

Every web designer requires right tools to do their job. To create a well crafted original designs you certainly need good tools to help you along the way. Finding good tools can be very time consuming and sometimes be the hardest challenge in the field of web design. To save time and find tools you need I have collected a few websites, tools and apps that are essential for modern web designer.

Check out this list below with incredibly useful tools for digital designers. Then, be sure to let me know your favorites (or if I missed your favorite) mention it in the comments section.

28 Photoshop Tutorials for Learning New Web Design Techniques

28 Photoshop Tutorials for Learning New Web Design Techniques

Some designers advocate skipping the Photoshop process and moving from wireframes directly into HTML/CSS. This is possible for smaller projects but not always advisable. Adobe Photoshop offers the best tools for testing color schemes, gradients, icons, and detailed page elements before moving the layout into your browser.

If you’re a little rusty in Photoshop then these tutorials should get you back into the groove. I’ve collected 28 web design tutorials centered around Photoshop techniques for designing typical page elements. Most are simple enough that you can follow along without much prior experience in the software. But even the more advanced tutorials can offer insights and help newcomers understand the digital design process.