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How to place two images side by side in Photoshop
Learn how to combine two photos into one image using Photoshop. Walkthrough for Photoshop CC and CS6. In the example, we use photographs in portrait (vertical) orientation so that the…

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Top 10 Trends in Web Design for E-Commerce in 2016
10. Great backgrounds Large photographs and videos in the background became a trend for e-commerce sites in 2015. This helps brands to tell their story, and also allows you to…

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How to make a person in a photo smiling using the Photoshop filter "Plastic"
Learn how to quickly add a smile to your photo using Photoshop and its Plastic filter. Guide for Photoshop CC. Face Repair tool is available only in the latest versions…

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Create a shop theme for handmade products in Photoshop (part 3)

Step 6
Now we’ll create another section of the site’s layout, in which more products will be presented, and call it “Popular”. People are always looking for popular products that others have used.

Duplicate the layer (CTRL + J) and change the title, description and products of the “Trending” section. Create additional copies of the product layers and make a 3 by 2 lattice from popular products:
Lead capture
After creating most of the elements of visual impact, it’s time to gather information about visitors in case they are not ready to buy something right now. So that you can offer them something later. Continue reading

Create a shop theme for handmade products in Photoshop (part 2)

Step 6
It’s time to create a catchy title for your website layout design. Use the large and bold font Source Sans Pro and write a short title. I used Source Sans Pro (black color), size – 70, tracking – 160:
Step 7
You have attracted the attention of the user, now you need to add a second message and a call to action. To keep the design consistent, I used Source Serif Pro (regular) font size 28 for the subtitle and second search button.

Pay attention to the indentation that I used. Always leave enough space around the elements so that they are better perceived and look more organized. If you look closely, you can see that the text layers are closer to each other. This is due to the law of distribution of Gestalt.

“In accordance with the law of distribution, the psd elements of the site layout that are next to each other seem to be grouped” Continue reading

Create a shop theme for handmade products in Photoshop (part 1)

What do you need
To follow my actions, you will need some resources:

Photos from Unsplash;
Photos from StockSnap.io;
Font Source Sans Pro;
Font Source Serif Pro.
Definition of business goals
First you need to determine what the business goals of this work are. Start with the following questions:

What do we sell?
Who may be interested in purchasing our products?
Why should potential customers buy this from us? Continue reading

31 freeware graphics software (part 3)

22. Visual.ly – a web application for creating interactive infographics.
Infographics is a new way of visual presentation of data, which is developing rapidly. Visual.ly is the best program for creating and publishing interactive infographics:
This is a social platform for creating and publishing infographics, which allows you to interact with other users and share interactive visual presentations with them.
23. Infogr.am – create infographics and visual diagrams online
Another powerful interactive tool for creating stunning visual presentations and infographics. Using Infog.am, you can create infographics, charts, and other visual representations with three simple steps: select a template, visualize the data, and then publish it.

You can also select free graphics from a collection containing more than 30 types of interactive diagrams. Continue reading

31 freeware graphics software (part 2)

12. Sumo Paint – a browser-based application for creating graphic design
If you want to start working with images in a browser, Sumo Paint will help with this. It can be used to edit photos online or install the program to access all the functions offline (paid subscription):
With Sumo Paint, you can edit photos directly in your browser. Although this requires Adobe Flash.
13. Image Magick – Bitmap image converter for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android and iOS
A powerful tool to convert images from one format to another. For example, from .jpeg to .png. This is a graphic raster image editor program that allows you to create, edit and convert raster images to other formats.

The program contains such useful functions as cropping, rotation and transformation of images, mirroring, etc. What makes it a convenient tool for graphic designers. Continue reading

Create a digital graphic effect in Photoshop
Step 1 The process of creating digital graphics begins with a sketch, this is a real picture, drawn from scratch. The artist uses brushes, a sample image, and many techniques…

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16 best examples of website homepage design (part 3)
14) Basecamp For a long time, Basecamp pages have been amazing and here you can understand why. They always have spectacular headlines and clever animations; The call to action is…

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How to choose the right color scheme for the site? (part 5)
Type 2 - Corporate sites and services When creating a corporate resource, one goal is pursued - the promotion of goods or services. Depending on what the purpose of your…

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31 freeware graphics software (part 3)
22. Visual.ly - a web application for creating interactive infographics. Infographics is a new way of visual presentation of data, which is developing rapidly. Visual.ly is the best program for…

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