Automated PSD to HTML service is now able to extract images from Photoshop template in GIF format. Continue reading Extracting Photoshop layer as GIF image
New Photoshop versions introduced support for linked smart objects: http://blogs.adobe.com/richardcurtis/2014/01/16/photoshop-cc-14-2-update-linked-smart-objects/. Using linked objects is a good thing. First, it allows to share image assets between psd files. Second, it makes size of PSD file much smaller. Continue reading Embedding of linked smart objects is not required anymore
Service of automated psd to html conversion is complemented with new (free!) tool to slice Photoshop template to images. Because of this, we are going to tell what should be taken into account when PSD slicing is performed and why it is not so trivial as may look like at first glance.
New Photoshop versions allow to set several effects of the same type simultaneously for a single layer. It is allowed for following effects: Continue reading Using multiple effects of the same type on Photoshop layers and layer groups
These days designers more and more often use such a technique as setting up effects on a group of layers in Photoshop. It may be really convenient for such effects as Color Overlay or DropShadow, because Continue reading Setting effects on Photoshop layer groups
Today we would like to talk about creation of a design, about how a designer should organize his or her work, what mistakes you should avoid, what aspects you should pay special attention to for creation of a really beautiful design and for its realization to take minimum time. Continue reading How you can create an ideal design: from an idea to coding
Flat design, thanks to the big companies that started to use this approach several years ago, has forced its way into our life quite abruptly and unexpectedly for many. However, actually, this trend had existed before and developed together with realism and skeuomorphism. It came in web technologies from printing products of the 20th century, precisely there they actively used distinctive flat elements and simplified graphics coming up to symbolism. Let us find out how it all started. Continue reading The history and tendencies of flat design development
We added ability to change quality level of images when they are automatically extracted from Photoshop template. We added two options to regulate quality level. Continue reading Selecting quality level for PNG and JPEG images extracted from Photoshop
Shoot me now…responsive design has seemingly become confused with an opportunity to reduce performance rather than improve it.
Responsive design is a very popular solution in modern IT world. After such giant companies like Disney or Microsoft began to use responsive design, other businesses took interest in it. In addition, Google’s decision to improve ranking positions in mobile search for responsive sites made this design option even more demanded. Continue reading Quick responsive design: increasing web page performance
Do you have to work with a design that a client sends himself/herself to you (the design that wasn’t performed in your studio)? Does it always turn out to implement a flight of imagination that is depicted on the PSD? May be you know the situation where it wasn’t possible to just technically make-up the material sent to you. Have you remembered it? Continue reading Photoshop: 5 Rules for the Web Pages Layout Preparation