Author: Mashrur

Mashrur Khan is a freelance Journalist for the last 4 years with a specialty in technology news. He also writes columns for local newspapers and magazines and is passionate about photography and traveling. Soon he will start writing in own book regarding his experiences traveling the world.

If you need to create a specific mockup which you could use for showcasing your design work, then using a scene creator is an ideal way of putting one together. Scene creators are quite a new phenomenon which have become popular recently, they allow you to place different objects into a mockup scene and move them around, change the size and sometimes colors and so on. They are perfect for creating mockups to show clients, creating images to be used on website headers, social media and portfolio websites. The objects will usually be created using Photoshop smart layers, which allows…

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Some might consider business cards an outdated concept these days with the proliferation of online websites, social media, instant chat services and so on. Meeting people face to face and learning about that person via a physical card seems like it might be from older generations of business people but think that is incorrect. Business cards still have their place, consider a chance meeting with someone at a local meetup group, a conference or other business event – a business card is still the quickest and easiest way to pass on your contact details and a chance to leave a…

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Adobe Lightroom is the most popular software for Photographers, this powerful program allows you to carry out a whole range of photo processing, editing and cataloging of your images. One of the best features of Lightroom is the ability to save your settings after editing a photo and re-use those same settings on any future photos with a click of the mouse, these are called “presets” and they can be a massive time-saver. As well as saving your own presets, you are able to download presets created by other people for many different styles of photography and apply them to…

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Geometric polygon backgrounds are a very popular trend right now in online design, they have been gaining popularity as web designers have chosen to start using them as backgrounds for “hero” headers, for section and banner backgrounds and they are also being used in print media for posters and brochure designs. They are simple to create using a program like Adobe Photoshop using the polygon tool, take a look at this tutorial if you would like to see how to create them from scratch. Of course, you can always download some great looking polygon backgrounds and geometric patterns which have…

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Charts and Graphs are important ways to display complex information visually, it can be hard for a person to comprehend data when it is displayed as text for example in a table or list format. By taking that information and using an appropriate graph or chart to display it, you make it a lot quicker and easier to understand it at a glance. There are many scenarios where data visualization is required, on the web, one of the main areas where it us used is for admin areas of web sites and web apps. Just as you can use frameworks…

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If you want to get started learning web design and development, you will find an absolute mountain of information available online which will cover every aspect of this technical process. The main skills you will need to learn are HTML, CSS and Javascript for front-end design, it will also help to know about creating mockups, wire framing, UX Design and the processes involved at each stage. There are many ways to learn these skills, such as following online tutorials, watching videos, joining interactive courses and so on. Another way is by following along in physical books or eBooks – we…

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If you are a designer crafting a contemporary design, choosing the perfect typeface for the job is very important – modern designs typically require a Sans Serif font to convey that clean look. Serifs are the small lines at the end of characters typically seen in fonts like Times New Roman, Georgia etc, so Sans Serif simply means fonts without those small lines on the character strokes. Popular Sans Serif fonts are Helvetica, Arial, Futura and so on. Sans Serif fonts are more typically used for headings rather than body type and for usage on digital screens. Within the Sans…

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HTML and CSS are two of the easier coding languages to learn and most people with an interest in becoming a web designer, or even people who have an interest in just being able to make simple changes to their own websites, should be able to master the basics fairly quickly. There are a plethora of online resources for leaning web design and also a number of free eBooks you can download to get you started. Sometimes though, even the most seasoned of web designers will forget an HTML element, or how to format a CSS rule and will have…

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Using more natural elements in designs has become a trend that we are seeing more and more of lately and one example of this is using Water Color elements. They are being used in header images, as accent colors behind other items like icons, background images and so on. If you’d like to jump on this trend and start to add some artistic style to your designs then this is a useful post for you. We have gathered together a large collection of water color items such as Photoshop brushes, PSDs with watercolor splashes and accent pieces, textures and ither…

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