Color is an important part of almost any design. Whether you are a fan of bright, bold hues or prefer a more minimalist black and white, how you use color can have a great impact on the overall design.
One way to use color to make a statement is with a design that incorporates a color overlay. This means that you cover an image or video with a semi-transparent colored box. The effect can add meaning to an image, bring attention to a design and help you make most of limited art choices.
Today, we’re going to look at a variety of color overlays to serve as a bit of inspiration for creating your own.
We talk about designing something that connects to a user emotionally. That connection can be a key component in establishing trust and relatability. It’s a lot harder than it sounds. There are so many things to consider. Emotions are broad, complicated, and often very difficult to influence or change.
That’s what we will think about today. What is emotive (or emotional) UI? How can you create a user interface that actually evokes that emotional connection? And is that something that you should consider more carefully in your next design project?
Logo design is a massive industry, especially among freelancers. In fact, some of the biggest freelancing platforms such as Fiverr became widely popular for their massive number of logo designers on the platform.
There’s lots of mixed opinion about the quality and standard you’ll see when using a marketplace like this though. You’re often better off choosing a high quality logo template, and customising it for your own needs. Today we’re looking at just that — a collection of minimal, abstract logo templates that could provide a great starting point for your brand.
We talk about details a lot in design. It’s for good reason. Paying attention to even the smallest of details can make or break a design.
Today’s we’re going to dive deeper into one of those details and look at ways to design buttons that users want to click (or tap). Even though buttons might be one of the smallest elements in your design, they are one of the most important. How else would you communicate actions to a user? How else would they provide information in that feedback loop?
Think back for a moment to one of the big complaints about flat design in the early stages: Users did not know what was and what was not interactive in the design. Hence, the importance of great button design.
You’ve got a bad client. Make that a really bad client. They weren’t always that way, but things changed. You grew apart. You need to break up. But how do you do it?
You can gracefully end a client relationship. It might not be easy, but if you have thought about cutting ties with someone who contributes to your income, it is likely time to part ways.
Actions are one of the most overlooked features in Photoshop that most designers don’t often pay attention to. Yet, they are also one of the features that could help save you hours of your time.
Another great thing about Photoshop actions is that you don’t even have to spend time creating and perfecting them. You can simply grab one of the thousands of Photoshop actions already made by professional graphic designers and start applying them to your photos to create instant effects.
So, whether you’re a pro looking to save time or just want to quickly experiment with several advanced effects, here are a few of the coolest Photoshop Actions you can use to add magical effects to your designs and supercharge your workflow.
It’s the goal of pretty much anyone with a website: to have users that come back again and again. They share your content; they engage with you regularly; they tell others about the website. They remember the website.
It doesn’t happen by accident. A memorable design is a tool that will help create this user connection. Here, we’re going to look at seven ways to create a lasting impression with seven stunning examples of how to do it. Learn how to create a design that sticks in the long term, and doesn’t fly under the radar!
Nothing can make your life easier as a small business owner or freelancer than a great invoicing tool. By streamlining some of the business processes you can spend more time on the parts of the job you enjoy and get paid faster.
We introduced you to Hiveage a while ago. The online invoice and billing software is used by more than 50,000 small businesses and freelancers all over the world. And it only keeps getting better. Here’s another look at Hiveage and how you can benefit from this great finance-management tool.
There’s no introduction necessary for mega menus. Anyone who has surfed the web has definitely seen at least one website with a mega menu. That’s how popular the mega menu trend really is — they’re popping up everywhere!
We’ve hand picked a few amazing mega menu templates that you can get for the price of a cup of coffee!
Are you a happy designer? You can be. There are a few habits and tricks that all those grinning designers have in common. And you can do it too.
Working in a happy, healthy environment will help you be more efficient and maybe even a better designer as a whole. There’s nothing like dreading a day at the office to kill productivity and creativity. Try some of these ideas and turn that frown upside down!
The next big web design image trend is here, and it’s vibrant, colourful, and beautiful!
Thanks to Spotify, duotone is growing in popularity almost daily. The effect, which uses a pair of colors over a photo is striking, fun and vibrant. It’s also quite trendy, with new sites changing to a duotone format almost daily. Here are a few ways to make the most of this hot design technique.
Hiring someone to design your wedding invitations to look exactly the way you want is not an easy task. In most cases, the designers don’t share your vision for the design and you end up letting them design the card the way they want it to be.
But, what if you could pick a design of your own, customize it to look perfect, and print it out yourself while avoiding expensive designers altogether?
Yes, it’s possible. All you need is a little bit of Photoshop knowledge and a great looking save the date card template and you’re good to go. To help with your search, we hand-picked some of the most beautiful and affordable save the date templates you can find online. Have a look.