Desktoptopia is a desktop background manager for the Mac that automatically loads and displays designer desktops from our ever-growing master collection, on your monitor, as often as you wish. Made for designers/by designers to keep you inspired with the freshest desktops. The master collection grows everyday, so you’re sure to to be inspired with the freshest and latest designs. If you are interested in purchasing Desktoptopia ($20), Web Designer Wall’s readers can enter coupon code “luckyme” at checkout will get 50% off (valid until Sept. 18, 2007).
Urban Dirty is a regularly updated online photo library featuring hundreds of grimy, slimy, gritty and grubby textures (managed by Paul Burgess). They range from crusty concrete to mysterious splats, all intended to bring a bit of dirt to your designs. Images are available in various sizes and offered free for any purpose. They’ll come in handy when creating Photoshop brushes or something like the Deep & Moody tutorial.
by: Neil Duerden
Right time to go into Photoshop and create a "simple" moody image using loads of simple effects to create an image with depth and composition. This is simpler than you think but can demand a lot from your system. You will be switching between Illustrator, Photoshop, Painter and throwing a few hand rendered elements in just for good measure so put the kettle on, sit back and get ready to begin!
Elliot Jay Stocks is Senior Designer at Carson Systems and well known on the web for his visually rich websites and intricate attention to detail. His work is regularly featured in online and offline publications, showcased on numerous design ‘inspiration’ websites, and used as an example of how accessible web design can still look beautiful.
First of all, we would like to thank Flashloaded, who provided us with the photoFlow component to complete the PhotoFlip Gallery tutorial. In addition, we are giving out 3 licensed copies of photoFlow. Just add a comment in this post and you could win one of the three photoFlow component giveaways (value $59.95). All comments must be submitted before August 31, 2007 at 12am.
This Photoshop + Flash tutorial will show you how to design a cool photo gallery as seen on AppleTV website and in many Mac application (ie. iTune, iPhone). In fact, this tutorial is very easy to follow, all you need is some basic Photoshop and Flash skills. To complete this tutorial, you need Photoshop CS2+, Flash 8+, and a photoFlow component from Flashloaded.
Just in case you haven’t noticed, we have added a new category, Talented People. The purpose of this category is to feature the talented designers, artists, and illustrators in the industry. This section will be periodically updated. To help us find more talented designers, please send us any good designer links that you think should feature here.