Make High-Impact Backgrounds for Your Designs with Photoshop

May 14 2009 by Tyler Denis | 38 Comments

Make High-Impact Backgrounds for Your Designs with Photoshop

In this Photoshop web design tutorial, you’ll learn about creating dynamic and high-impact backgrounds that you can use on your own web layouts. We’ll go over color/gradient techniques, lighting effects, and using textures and patterns.

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How to Create a “Worn Paper” Web Layout Using Photoshop

May 12 2009 by Matthew Heidenreich | 37 Comments

How to Create a Worn Paper Web Layout with Photoshop.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a textured "worn paper" web design theme using some basic Photoshop techniques. The design incorporates some free stock images to let you create a beautiful layout in a jiffy.

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How to Create a Slick and Clean Button in Photoshop

May 7 2009 by Jacob Gube | 131 Comments

How to Create a Slick and Clean Button in Photoshop

This Photoshop tutorial shows you how to create a simple and clean "Web 2.0 style" button sprite with a rollover state. You’ll also learn how to set up the sprite using some basic CSS techniques (CSS background sprite and CSS text image replacement).

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How to Make a Stylish Glowing Box in Photoshop

Apr 28 2009 by Tyler Denis | 43 Comments

How to Make a Stylish Glowing Box in Photoshop

In this Adobe Photoshop graphic design tutorial, we are going to create a magical glow effect coming from a box in Photoshop. This is a pretty simple effect that looks great and can easily be adapted for use in other ways.

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Using XAMPP for Local WordPress Theme Development

Apr 26 2009 by Jacob Gube | 464 Comments

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In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to install and configure XAMPP for the desktop. Once that’s out of the way, we’ll install WordPress so that you can have your very own professional, light-weight PHP and WordPress development environment.

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How to Create a Sleek and Textured Web Layout in Photoshop

Apr 22 2009 by Matthew Heidenreich | 103 Comments

How to Create a Sleek and Textured Web Design in Photoshop

In this Photoshop web design tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a full web page layout that combines the sleek and textured look-and-feel using a combination of beginning to intermediate Adobe Photoshop techniques.

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How to Auto Caption Images Using MooTools

Jan 22 2009 by Jacob Gube | 19 Comments

MooTools is a powerful open-source JavaScript framework that can greatly enhance the way you build your web interfaces. Using MooTools will allow you to write succinct and elegant JavaScript within an intuitive framework. In this tutorial, we’re going to auto caption images on-the-fly using a bit of MooTools magic.

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