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16 Best Photoshop Tutorials for Creating Web Designs

By / Jun 15, 2009 / Tutorials

Tutorials for creating web designs are a great way to learn new techniques and get inspired by new design concepts. Since Photoshop is the design tool of choice for many web designers, I thought it would be useful to show you, what I believe, are the best Photoshop tutorials for creating web designs and web…

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22 Extremely Well Written Icon Design Tutorials

By / Jun 1, 2009 / Tutorials

In the past, I’ve shown you free icon sets that are great for web applications, as well as icons that are highly detailed. Even with all the free icons available, you won’t always be able to find ones that fit every need. That’s why it’s a good idea to develop skills that will allow you…

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Create a Resizable Image Grid with jQuery

By / May 22, 2009 / Tutorials

Image grids that smoothly scale at the simple drag of a slider are no longer confined to desktop apps like iPhoto or Picasa. Thanks to some clever CSS and the jQuery UI, fluid image grids are now surprisingly simple to implement on the web. (Take a peek at the final product.)

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How to Create a Planet Icon Set in Photoshop

By / May 6, 2009 / Tutorials

In this tutorial you will learn an easy method for creating very cool looking planet icons by using free textures and some simple lighting and shading techniques. Before we get started, lets download some free textures. The Nebulae Grunge texture set from Caleb Kimbrough of Lost and Taken is perfect for what we are trying…

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15 Excellent jQuery Navigation Techniques and Solutions

By / May 1, 2009 / Tutorials

Along with content, most would agree that navigation is one of the most important aspects of any website. That’s why it’s crucial to make site navigation intuitive and engaging. jQuery is an excellent choice for achieving this. There are many things you can do with jQuery to spice up menus, but here are 15 of…

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14 Most Impressive Photoshop Typography Effects

By / Apr 1, 2009 / Tutorials

In web design, there are often times that you will have text to which you want to draw extra attention. We all know the power of Photoshop. So why not use it to add an impressive effect to that text that will be sure to get peoples attention.

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13 Photoshop CS4 Video Tutorials for Learning New Features

By / Mar 19, 2009 / Tutorials

If you’re like me, sometimes you are so busy with projects that you fail to take time to familiarize yourself with the new features of upgraded software. Since Photoshop is the design tool of choice for many web designers, and since CS4 hasn’t been out very long, I’ve decided to round up some useful video…

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11 Ways to Enhance a User Interface with MooTools

By / Feb 6, 2009 / Tutorials

When creating a User Interface, it’s important to make it engaging for the user not only from a visual standpoint, but also with interactivity. With so many JavaScript frameworks readily available, web designers and developers have many tools at their disposal to add slick effects to their UI’s.

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13 Excellent jQuery Animation Techniques

By / Jan 29, 2009 / Tutorials

Only a few years ago, if something was animated on a website it was automatically assumed to be Flash. However, this is not the case today. With the growing popularity and wide spread use of JavaScript frameworks, sometimes you have to take a closer look to find out what is powering all of those smooth…

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28 Powerful Photoshop Lighting Effects

By / Nov 20, 2008 / Tutorials

There is something about beautiful lights that can mesmerize an audience. Take a fireworks show for example. It’s been around for thousands of years, yet still has the power to put looks of amazement on faces of all ages.