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How To Remove the Background from a Photo with the Photoshop Pen Tool

How To Remove the Background from a Photo with the Photoshop Pen Tool

By / Dec 17, 2014 / Tutorials

Rendering is the process of separating a particular object from the background so you have a completely clear image. This is useful for almost everything from digital graphics to web design and magazine covers. Removing the background from an image leaves only the foreground which could be people, objects, scenery, or some combination of the…

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How to Easily Use Google Fonts in WordPress

How to Easily Use Google Fonts in WordPress

By / Jun 5, 2014 / Tutorials

The CSS3 @font-face rule and services like Google Fonts have really opened up the doors for people to be more creative with web typography. Google Fonts has over 630 fonts available to choose from, and in this article, I’m going to show you an extremely easy way to use them in your WordPress site –…

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How to Add a Color Tinted Full Width Google Map in WordPress

How to Add a Color Tinted Full Width Google Map in WordPress

By / May 21, 2014 / Tutorials

A Google Map is a great feature to include on a “Contact” or “About” page. It adds a layer of interactivity and allows your visitors to quickly see where you or your business is located. However, if you really want your design to standout, simply embedding a standard Google Map won’t cut it.

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How to Create a Social Sharing Bar Graph for WordPress

How to Create a Social Sharing Bar Graph for WordPress

By / May 14, 2014 / Tutorials

When creating the new design for WDL, I knew that I wanted to create a cleaner and more minimalistic design than I had with any of the previous versions of the site. And I also wanted to do something new and unique with the social sharing buttons – something that had not been done before….

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6 Valuable Tutorials for Web Designers

By / Nov 15, 2013 / Tutorials

Designers always need to be on top of their game to deliver great projects. From keeping an eye on everything that is new to always improving your techniques, you certainly need to be tuned to ways you can keep improving. To help you on that task we gather a few tutorials that will certainly make…

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17 Tutorials that will make your life Easier

By / Feb 13, 2013 / Tutorials

Since here at WDL we believe that designers need to be constantly learning new tricks and improving old ones, today we decided to gather a few tutorials that will make your life easier. From text effects to icons and object conversion, we will show you a lot of useful tutorials here.

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30+ Fresh Icon Illustrator Tutorials

By / Jun 15, 2012 / Tutorials

As Graphic Designers, it’s important for us to learn how to create high quality icons. Whether it involves designing a basic icon or more complex images, this is a highly sought after skill. In this collection, we’ll be sharing with you the latest Adobe Illustrator Icon Tutorials from around the web, ranging from social icons…

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20 Fresh CSS3 Tutorials

By / May 10, 2012 / Tutorials

The design industry is probably one of the fastest changing and growing. Designers have to keep their eyes on everything, including new trends in visual design, as well as interaction technologies like jQuery, HTML5, and CSS3. Designers are using these technologies to express more creativity in design production and make user experience richer.

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15 Icon Design Photoshop Tutorials

By / Jan 27, 2012 / Tutorials

Icons are a very important element of web design and play a big role in a website. Designing the perfect icon is definitely a challenge and is always good to have resources and tips in this matter. Today we decided to gather a few Icon Design Tutorials to keep your ideas flowing and to increase…

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How to Create a Responsive Portfolio Site with WordPress and Semantic.gs

By / Sep 27, 2011 / Tutorials

I doubt that I need to explain to WDL readers what responsive design is, or why it’s important. Suffice it to say that it is a big part of the future of our industry. Fortunately, making responsive layouts is easier than it was when when we first started.