Problems with Download or Update of Adobe Software? How to Fix It

We’re on the Adobe Help Forums every day and regularly see users posting queries like “CS6 doesn’t download” or “Can’t install Photoshop CC from the Creative Cloud,” or “my product updates aren’t downloading”… It could be for the 30-day free trials or for the full versions. Often the issue is related to one or the...

7 simple ways to build a buzz around your website

Your website looks slick, your products and services are amazing, and you’ve launched multiple marketing campaigns. So why isn’t your site producing the numbers you need? Getting buzz for your site isn’t always easy—but it’s necessary for your business to thrive. If you’re looking to ignite your audience and get them talking about your website,...

5 Key Elements of User-Friendly Notifications

You're reading 5 Key Elements of User-Friendly Notifications, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!Have you ever paid attention to the number of notifications and alert messages you receive on a daily basis from various web services and apps? How many of those notifications do...

Imagination Unleashed: Best of PSD Vault DeviantART Group – Vol. 65

Welcome to the 65th volume of “Imagination Unleashed: Best of PSD Vault DeviantART Group”, which is a showcase I run regularly here on psdvault.com featuring some fantastic, highly-creative digital artworks in the PSD Vault DeviantART group. When you look at those digital artwork, pay attention to their colour scheme, creative ideas, and manipulation techniques used. Try...

2 Ways To Create a Long Shadow Effect In 5 Steps or Less

In today’s tutorial, we will take a closer look at the techniques used to create a long shadow design with the help of some live effects and Appearance panel in Adobe Illustrator. Taking long shadow effects as a basis, we’ll create two graphic styles which can be applied to single paths and to groups of...

Tutorial: using metal and rust textures to destroy a design

Hello all! Simon from Studio Ace of Spade here again, ready to show you how to use my latest textures, the metal dumpster texture pack, to destroy and weather out the crap of your designs. What’s in the pack? A little while ago, there was one of these huge metal dumpsters sitting in a parking...

How to use the infinite scrolling trend, the right way

Infinite scrolling has became a common design pattern in recent years. With many high profile social networks adopting the solution, it’s come to be one of the most widely adopted patterns out there. Though however popular, every design pattern always has its own unique strengths and weaknesses we have to plan for. Done badly, and...