Finally found a colour palette generator which suggests additional colours to a group of colours, as opposed to just one colour. I’ll often have 2 or 3 colours I like and want a fourth, and found that many palette generators wold only give suggestions based on one colour.
If your unfortunate enough to have to work on a PC machine, at least you’ll be able to preview Photoshop files as a thumbnail in the operating system, without having to open it in Photoshop.
The plugin can be found here:
I’ve been having a lot of fun customizing the look and feel of my OSX desktop, and I decided to put together my own collection of Adobe icons. I only did ones for the apps I actually use, and I wanted to give them a fun, kitschy feel.
You can install them by finding the application in the Applications folder, and then right clicking on it, and going into Get Info. From the icon collection you’ve downloaded from my blog, select the icon you wish to use, and then simply drag it and release it onto the small existing icon in the top left hand corner of the Get Info window.
A popular trend these days is to display examples of interactive design work on Mac moniters. Here is a great .psd file that you can use to put your own designs into. It even has a nice shiny light reflection layer. Get it here
I remember when I first started in New Media, one of the first things I had to learn was how to get more fonts. My computer already had a bunch, but I wanted fancier, more interesting fonts! I discovered dafont.com, and I continue to go there to find new fonts. I like the option of previewing text in the different fonts before you download and install.
Another great font resource I discovered recently was typekit.com. If you are a web designer then you are probably aware of advent of web fonts. Until recently, the fonts available to use online were limited, and designers would put text in images as a workaround. Now, the options for using different fonts online are opening up, and one of the most popular tools is typekit.com, which allows you to use their collection of beautiful fonts on your website.
This is an amazing graphic design blog from Brazil. It has tutorials, interviews, fonts, and¬† tonnes of amazing illustration and photography. It is my favorite design blog, and the guys who contribute to it are amongst the most talented designers in the world. The thing I like the most about it is the Photoshop lighting tutorials. If you want to make shiny, glowing graphics that are often used in the entertainment industry, This website is THE resource to do that sort of thing. Check it out!
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