Exporting an identical image from different design tools results in different file sizes. Why? What can be done to optimise them to reduce downloading time and disk space? To test, we can use an image that is a single pixel. A 1×1 white pixel PNG shows the efficiency of how various tools package their exports, and if metadata or additonal data chunks are included. (more…)
To be skillful in something, it requires a lot of effort and time which is not an exception when it comes to product sketching. The most important thing to know before you start sketching is to actually understand whether you are really interested in this subject. You have to feel excitement and joy once a pen/pencil is in your hands. (more…)
Here’s something for all you art lovers out there. Technology has made pursuing art hobbies much easier. Instead of spending lots of money on paper and pens, you can now simply plug in a graphic tablet and have a go at it. For the more persevering bunch, just using the mouse will do as well. (more…)
Graphic Designer Steve Wolf designed this beautiful packaging and branding system for Wells Coffee Co out of Boca Raton Florida. The design is simple and yet amazing, together with a great color combination it will make you want to get this coffee. Check it out! (more…)
Packaging design is one of the most important fields of design, it’s holds direct communication between the product and the consumer and it is always nice to see the evolution of the field. From materials to typography, packaging design has evolved a lot, however good design is long lasting as you can see in this selection (more…)
Over its 20-year history, Photoshop has evolved significantly from a simple original display program to a wildly popular application that has over 10 million users worldwide. With each release, Adobe has introduced technological innovations that defy the impossible. Layers, introduced in Photoshop 3.0, gave designers the ability to create complex compositions easier than ever before. (more…)
Adobe Pixel Bender technology delivers a common image and video processing infrastructure which provides automatic runtime optimization on heterogeneous hardware. You can use the Pixel Bender kernel language to implement image processing algorithms (filters or effects) in a hardware-independent manner. (more…)
If you ever need to open a flattened (composite) version of a layered document, choose File > Open and navigate to the image. Then, hold Option + Shift (Mac) / Alt + Shift (Win) and click Open. A dialog appears with the message “Read the composite data instead?” Click OK to confirm. (more…)
As web designers, we’re constrained by nothing.
I mean, sure, there are screens. There are resolutions. But those aren’t real constraints. You can still make your design a zillion pixels long if you want to. Well, okay, there’s maybe the RGB pallet that’s somewhat limiting when it comes to the possible color range that you can use. (more…)
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Transform your 2D designs into glossy 3D mockups in seconds using Photoshop.