3D Typography, UI Design, Badges, Characters, and More

Peter North
Lead Design Writer at SitePoint

Create a 3D Typography Poster in Illustrator

Illustrator CS5 has some amazing tools that help you create really amazing 3D typography effects. If you’d like to step away from Photoshop for a while and brush up on your Illustrator skills, try this vectorized typography tutorial.


Create a Stylish Badge in Adobe Photoshop

Badges are a great way to display information on any blog or website. Due to their eye-​​catching quality, they grasp the visitor’s attention instantaneously. There are many resources for generic badges on the web these days; however, it’s always better to make your own.


Creating Good Designs from Bad Design Ideas: Three Client Types and How to Handle Them

We’ve all had some tricky clients with hard-to-manage expectations. Whether your client’s ideas are impractical, vague, or unrealistic, these tips and tricks can help you transform “bad ideas” into something that both you and the client will love.


10 Ways to Add Life to a Mascot or Character

They say that “first impressions are lasting impressions,” and it’s no different when it comes to the characters and mascots that you design. Careful alterations, depth, detail, and color can go a long way and can make even the simplest designs look amazing. Learn how to add life to your own mascots and characters.


Creating Your Own User Interface in Photoshop

Photoshop is great for taking your work from an abstract concept to a polished design. You can set up a steady workflow for almost any scenario, whether you are a photographer, graphic designer, web designer, or even a designer of mobile applications. In this tutorial, we will walk through the process of creating your own UI in Photoshop.


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