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Web design resources are often cheap, but they add up: stock photography, fonts, a sound file or two; before you know it your assets for a project have taken a fairly hefty bite out of your profit margin. The answer used to be to increase your prices...
We all know that the best photos are the ones we take ourselves — or at least the ones we pay a photographer to take for us. But sometimes, a client simply doesn't have the budget for that kind of service. Sometimes you'll need a shot of a woman relaxing...
/ / Sep 19, 2013
You can never have too many icons, especially when they're free to download like this great set from Ivo Ivanov. The set comes as a PSD file with properly separated layers. Each icon has 4 effects — inner and outer shadows, gradient overlay...
You can't have too many good script typefaces; each one brings personality and a distinct character to a brand. Case in point: Melany Lane by Yellow Design studio. A delicious hand-drawn font that's perfect for wedding invitations, restaurant...
/ / Sep 11, 2013
Freelancing is a minefield, and if you don't traverse it properly you can find yourself in real trouble, fast. Just browse through any freelance advice board and you'll see hundreds of horror stories: clients who won't pay, clients who steal...
UI kits are a great way to kick-start a user interface design. The best ones feature the most common elements required by developers. Most importantly, UI kits avoid the dreaded 'blank screen', giving you a jumping off point for your own innovations....
When it comes to stock elements, you can't have to many. Sure, it's possible that you'll collect more than you can use in a single career, but the important thing is to have a good body to choose from; you never know when that obscure vector illustration...
Smashing Magazine is one of the premium sources for learning the principles of web design. Their articles and eBooks cover everything you need to know to get started on the web. Incredibly, you can now get the full library of eBooks — that's...
/ / Aug 23, 2013
Mocking up a product online can be difficult. Leave it floating in space and it looks wrong. But then, Photoshop it onto a desk or a work surface and you risk overpowering the product; or worse, making the image appear deceptive. Designers...
Looking for long shadow style icons? Good, then you came to the right place! Flat design has been continuing virtually unchallenged for some time now, and it's started to develop sub-styles. One of the most popular new trends is long shadow...
Tired of the same old flat design? Everywhere you look there are people offering up flat icons; some are fabulous, but far too many are derivative. Occasionally you come across a set of icons that tries to push the boundaries of the established...
Hands down the most frustrating task in Photoshop is cutting out hair, especially when the background's busy. For some reason it's almost impossible to isolate hair strands convincingly and your image always looks faked. The same applies...
/ / Aug 15, 2013
Oh Photoshop, what wonders you perform: creative freedom second to none, the bitmap tool of choice for most digital artists. The best part of 2 weeks salary, for the average American, to purchase; and countless hours to master; Photoshop is...
Our friends at UPrinting are back with another great giveaway. One week from today, we'll be giving away a total of 750 customizable stickers to 3 lucky WDD readers. These stickers are great for 'out of the box' branding purposes such as a fun...