Vexel art is a digital art that is an entirely pixel-based form of raster art that imitates the vector graphics technique, but is distinguished from normal vector graphics or raster images. “Vexel” itself is a mixture of two words ‘Vector’ and ‘Pixel’. Vexel designs are composed by using multiple layered shapes. (more…)
Creating perfect mockups has never been so easy. With Placeit’s user-friendly online tools you can find incredible templates no matter what your goal, whether you need razor-sharp iPhone mockups to showcase a new app design to a client or t-shirt mockups to fine-tune the product listing on your online store Placeit has you covered. (more…)
Download the sketch Photoshop action that turns your photo into a realistic pencil drawing. The sketch action comes with four versions: a colored sketch, a black and white sketch, a unicolored sketch and a vintage sketch effect. The good news is that all the layer styles remain intact so you can easily adjust all the settings; (more…)
I noticed a lot of my fellow designers starting to use Sketch, and frankly, I was puzzled. At least on the surface, Sketch seemed to be missing so many features that are crucial to my workflow. So, I decided to dig deeper and find out the pros and cons of each app, and whether my preference for Photoshop was still warranted. Could the pros of Sketch outweigh the cons? (more…)
Apple long ago abandoned its original “Magical and Revolutionary” tagline for the iPad, probably out of some embarrassment at how the word ‘magical’ made so many of us groan. But the more I use, build and learn about touch-based software, the more I think magic is really a key component of this stuff, even if it’s not exclusive to the iPad. (more…)
Sketching has some advantages to digital wireframes or even digital drawing. It’s portable, approachable, creative and time-tested. There’s nothing simpler than paper and pencil — or pen. I’ve found, too, that clients tend to find the work informal enough that they can suggest changes and make edits. (more…)
I’ve compiled below some of the methods I follow when designing iOS apps in Photoshop. Many of the tips are applicable to UI design in general. Note: The shortcut keys are for Windows; Mac users, please use Cmd for Ctrl and Opt for Alt. (more…)
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