Last updated on January 14th, 2019. Posted in Photoshop & Graphics.
Using Photoshop for responsive web design is certainly possible. Photoshop is an incredibly powerful tool, capable of handling a huge variety of tasks, including building mobile-friendly web layouts. However, this is one area where Photoshop does struggle. Here, let's find out of Photoshop is the right tool for your responsive design needs, if you should be looking elsewhere, and how Photoshop might fit into your web design workflows. Let's jump in! (more…)
Last updated on January 13th, 2019. Posted in Photoshop & Graphics.
Depending on who you ask, Photoshop may or may not be recommended to use for web design. Many more experienced designers who've been using Photoshop for years continue to use it. But younger designers in smaller agencies often use other, more specialized tools. Here, we'll take a closer look at whether Photoshop should be used for web design or not. Here we go! (more…)
Using Photoshop for your small business can help you make your product photos and website look great. But do you about know all the different ways you can use Photoshop in your business? In this article, we'll explore the variety of ways to best make use of Adobe's flagship image editor. Grab a coffee and let's jump in! (more…)
Last updated on January 5th, 2019. Posted in Photoshop & Graphics.
Is Photoshop hard to use? So long as you go about digging into it in the right way, you'll find Photoshop easy to learn. But dig too deeply too quickly, and you'll likely get confused and frustrated. This is why most people find Photoshop hard. In this post, we'll unpack all this -- let's do it! (more…)
Last updated on November 19th, 2018. Posted in Photoshop & Graphics.
What is a PNG file? And specifically, what's the meaning of PNG and how can you use PNG photos in your web design work? You'll get all of this cleared up, as well as get an understanding of the differences between PNG-8 vs PNG-24 in today's video. Let's get going! (more…)
Last updated on November 14th, 2018. Posted in Photoshop & Graphics.
Black and white Photoshop techniques! Photo effects in Photoshop can really make images pop with drama -- especially grayscale Photoshop effects. Here, you'll learn four techniques for creating stunning black and white effects in Photoshop. Let's go! (more…)
Last updated on October 1st, 2018. Posted in Photoshop & Graphics.
Getting your images to look great is all about getting smooth, even exposure -- not too dark, not too bright, but just right. Histograms are one way to help you get your images to look their best. You'll find histograms in your digital camera and in graphics applications like Photoshop. The great news is, wherever you find 'em, histograms always work the same way. In today's video, you'll get an easy to understand run through of exactly how histograms work so you can make your images look their best. Let's jump into it! (more…)
Last updated on August 27th, 2018. Posted in Photoshop & Graphics.
Having trouble getting your graphics to look their best? It could be that you're using the wrong colour spaces -- you know RGB, CMYK, Indexed colour, and so on. Have you heard of these? Not sure how these work? Then you're in the right spot! Here, you'll get a breakdown of the four primary colour spaces and when to use each. They're easy to understand, you just need to know a few key concepts. Let's take a look! (more…)
If you don't set up your graphics right, they can cause problems for your website, slow things down, and result in a poor visitor experience. Of course, we want your website and your graphics looking their absolute best, and a lot of this boils down to understanding graphic file formats. Stick around, cuz that's what this one's all about! (more…)
Last updated on July 17th, 2018. Posted in Photoshop & Graphics.
How do you use Photoshop's Pen tool? Also found in Illustrator, InDesign, and other graphics programs, the Pen tool is one of the tougher things to figure out. It's purpose is to create very accurate lines and arcs. These can be used for close-cropping, creating masks, drawing intricate shapes, and more. But it isn't easy to figure out. So in this tutorial, we'll break it all down and you'll be taken step-by-step through how the Pen tool works. By the end of this, you'll be a Pen tool master! Let's see how it works! (more…)