Graphic design tips

Being a graphic designer nowadays requires to have many skills, acquire some new ones on this page.

Change measurement units
Published on July 6th, 2011

A quick way to change the measurement units in an Illustrator or Photoshop document is by right clicking (on pc) or ctrl+click (on mac) on a ruler (ctrl+r / cmd+r) and then choose a different unit .  

Working with shapes
Published on July 6th, 2011

While drawing a shape try these key shortcuts: Space bar: Allows you to reposition the object while creating it.

Quickly create a PDF with multiple images for proofing
Published on June 29th, 2011

I find this useful when submitting multiple web pages we designs for approval. The benefit is that the client can mark up the screens directly using Acrobat when suggesting design changes or corrections. 1. Export image in desired format from Photoshop, .jpg works best.

Multiple undo
Published on June 27th, 2011

You can make multiple undo in PhotoShop using this shortcut: PC: ctrl+alt+z Mac: cmd+alt+z You can also use the following shortcut to redo: PC: ctrl+shift+z Mac: cmd+shift+z

How to Create a Hellacious Flaming Skull in Photoshop
Published on June 27th, 2011

Final Image Preview Take a look at the image we’ll be creating. Step 1

featured article Create a torn image in Photoshop
Published on June 25th, 2011

STEP 1: Create a new document with a slightly larger dimensions than the normal ones. I used a 500 x 500px. Using a Rectangular Shape tool, create a square as shown below. It can be of any color. I used a chocolate brown color.

How to tell when images have loaded with jQuery
Published on June 23rd, 2011

When you build galleries, carousels or just work with images, it can be useful to know when images have loaded. For that, just use the following code: $(‘#myImage’).attr(‘src’, ‘image.jpg’).load(function() {    alert(‘Image Loaded’);});

Combine all your scripts and minify them
Published on May 22nd, 2011

You can save a lot of bandwidth and eliminate http calls by combining your scripts and minifying them, for that, you can use this awesome tool created by Dean Edwards.

Add a Google +1 button on your site
Published on May 22nd, 2011

Adding Google’s latest sharing tool to your site is very easy, all you need to do is to go to Google Webmasters Tools, specifically on this page. There you can choose your button size and take the necessary code to add your button.

Display ads to Internet Explorer users only
Published on May 22nd, 2011

Internet Explorer users are often the ones that care the less about using a good browser or about the web designer’s development time. If you want to give them extra ads to punish them for using that browser, here is how to do it, insert the following code in your web page: