Scaling an Image in Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
If you’ve recently updated to the 2019 version of Adobe Photoshop CC you will probably have noticed that proportional scaling no longer works as expected. After selecting the Transform > Scale tool and holding down the Shift key your image size will scale in any direction you drag your mouse – there are no constraints at […]
Kernit: the amazing font inspired by Jim Henson’s imagination
If you’re a fan of Jim Henson’s manic brand of fun and whimsy, this new font by designers at MCKL and COLLINS is exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Kernit is a loveable, strange and totally psychedelic typeface available for free in two styles: bold and outline. The font is “meant to capture the same imagination, […]
WordPress Support Made Easy!
Have you ever struggled to fix a nagging issue with your WordPress website? Did a software update break your WordPress theme? Having trouble adding a new page to your website? That’s where NinjaWP comes in! They are experts at fixing WordPress and WooCommerce issues and offer expert level support to ensure your website is running […]
How to Charge Clients For Logos & Design Services
Deciding what to charge a client is one of the most difficult things any designer will ever have to do. There are so many factors that need to be considered. Charging too much ensures you won’t get the job; charging too little ensures you will attract lower calibre clientele. The ultimate goal is to find […]
Add A Favicon To Your Website – The Easy Way!
When you visit a website, the tiny little image in the browser tab or bookmarks panel is called a favicon. It’s one of those nice little touches that good web designers add to a website, and an easy thing to overlook for the not-so-good web designers. Back in the olden days of web design – meaning over 5 […]
Screw You, Pay Me!
Getting paid is pretty much the most important part of freelancing or remote working. When you don’t see your clients face-to-face on a regular basis it gets more difficult to make sure the money keeps flowing in. Charge what you’re worth. Don’t be afraid to lose a job because a client can’t afford you Charging what […]
Palette Cube – Capture The Colours Around You
File this under ‘Yes Please’! The Palette Cube is a great way to capture the colour of anything around you. It’s the perfect creative companion for graphic designers, photographers, fashion designers, interior designers, painters, and any other creative minds that are obsessed with colour. Palette cube lets you sample the colour of anything around you and get the RGB, […]
Fileship.io Makes Sure You Get Paid: Step By Step!
Our first article regarding Fileship.io mentioned a few issues and we were contacted by the company almost instantly to learn more about what our issues were. It took a day to work everything out and I can say that everything seems to work flawlessly now. Talk about awesome customer service! Step 1 There are no […]
Fullscreen Overlay Menus Updated
There are tons of different ways to make a great website navigation menu and WordPress themes are getting more and more creative in this aspect of theme design. However, the standard drop down menu is still the most functional, especially on a desktop computer, giving users quick access to anywhere they want to go. But when you get […]
Fileship.io Makes Sure You Get Paid
File this under “why the hell didn’t I think of this!”. Fileship.io is a new service that holds your completed design files hostage until your client pays the bill. It’s not always necessary, but there are clients that you know are just a little bit shady. All you do is upload a file, enter your PayPal email […]
Free Valentine’s Day Doodles!
Looking for some great Valentine’s Day graphics but don’t know where to start? Creative Market has a great freebie available just in time for the big day. This Valentine’s Day freebie contains 17 hand drawn illustrations delivered as PNG, EPS and JPEG files. These illustrations are absolutely perfect for any of your upcoming Valentine’s Day projects, wedding invitations […]
Great Deals & Freebies at Deal Jumbo
There are tons of sites offering freebies and deals but most are filled with crap that no one really needs or wants. I Just found Deal Jumbo last night while searching for a coffee mug Photoshop mock-up template – I found one and it’s pretty fantastic. There are so many freebies on this site it’s impossible to […]
Spec Work In The Real World
You walk into a restaurant and say, “I’m not sure if I like your food but I want to give it a try, so give me a free meal and if I enjoy it I will pay the bill”. Or even better, “I promise to recommend your restaurant to all my friends if you give […]
Hue: Free Backdrops & Gradients
Hue is a massive pack of photorealistic gradients that can be used as content backdrops for pretty much any type of product photo. If you like the style of Apple’s product images, you’ll totally love Hue. Hue is intended to be used with Sketch, but every gradient also comes with a preview PNG for easy importing to any […]
FREE – Multi Devices Responsive Web Mockups Pack
Don’t miss the Multi Devices Responsive Web Mockups Pack, totally free for the month of July! It allows you to quickly display your designs and layouts into a digital device showcase. Smart-layers allow rapid replacement of screenshots. Once you update the smart-layer, all devices running that screenshot are instantly updated! Cropping, changing perspectives and layer masking are […]
Page Switcher – A Super Simple Way to Switch Pages!
When building a WordPress website do you head to ‘Pages’ and search for the page you want to edit? Or do you find the page on the live website and then click on ‘Edit Page’ in the WordPress toolbar? Or are you like me and have 15 browser tabs open with the ‘Edit Page’ and live […]
Amazing 50% Discount at Designmodo!
Summer is just getting going and to celebrate Designmodo is offering an awesome 50% discount off anything available in the Designmodo Shop and the Designmodo Market! Just go shopping and use the coupon code on checkout to get the great savings! The sale ends June 14 so don’t wait! DESIGNMODO Startup Framework (regular price: $249) – discounted to: $124. […]
Still Available – Nimva – The Ultimate Multi Purpose WordPress Theme
This is a re-posting of an article from February, 2015. We still really love this theme, and it’s still available for a killer discount so don’t miss it! Nimva is a super clean, multi-purpose, retina ready and fully responsive WordPress theme perfectly suited for business websites, eCommerce websites or users who want to showcase their work with a […]
Awesome Instagram Artwork
I love typography and photography, so when I discovered typetodesign.com it made me very happy. All you do is type in anything you want and it searches the Instagram uploads to find images that represent each letter. It’s super cool and super fun. I could literally spend hours playing with this thing. All the character graphics are […]
Wednesday Morning Freebies
Happy Wednesday – celebrate with more freebies! Dofont PSD Text Effect Dofont PSD Text Effect is a modern and colorful psd text effect to help you create great titles for your next project. Just add your text with our smart layer and that’s it. It’s a super cool way to stylize your text and really […]
Never Ask A Client What Web Browser They’re Using Again
Asking a client what web browser they’re using can be insanely frustrating for any web designer. Most clients have a basic idea of what they are using, but I have gotten a few crazy answers over the years, including I have no idea, Dell, and of course Windows. With the amazingly simple and useful website Your Browser […]
Tuesday Morning Freebies
Welcome to the first edition of Tuesday Morning Freebies! Makerbook Looking for free fonts, stock photos and HD videos, look no further than Makerbook. There are 8 categories full of links to free stuff perfect for web and graphic designers. Free Goodies For Designers Designers love free (obviously) and Free Goodies For Designers is another amazing resource. Full […]
Super Sexy Flat Icons
Flat is still all the rage in website design, and flat icons are a huge part of this design aesthetic. One of the best selection of flat icons I have ever seen is IconShock’s Flat Icon set IconShock offers different set’s of icons, grouped into really useful categories (like security, medical, or graphic), or you can buy a […]
Perfect Colour Palettes Made Easy
Creating an amazing colour palette is one of the hardest jobs of any web or graphic designer. It’s what one of the skills that sets apart the good from the great. There are tons of amazing apps and websites that aim to help create beautiful colour combinations – Adobe’s Kuler is one of the best, […]
What version of Adobe Creative Suite are you using?
Designers absolutely love to hate Adobe – the only thing we complain about more than Adobe products are annoying clients. There are dozens of blogs and websites where designers vent their frustrations – Adobe Gripes is one of the best. With the introduction of Adobe Creative Cloud some of us designers have even more to complain about. […]