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Twitter Background – How to Make a Custom Background

This quick tutorial will run through the basic task of creating a custom twitter background. It’s really easy to do and makes your twitter page stand out from crowd. Whether you’re a business or an individual, if you use twitter at all it’s probably worth your time to make a custom background. Read more…

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Giving Backgrounds Texture

Make Some Noise

There is a neat little trick that most good web designers know and love, and it has to do with background textures and noise. I remember when I first started designing for the web, I would never use textures in my designs and was always left feeling like something was missing. Read more…

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Some Green Buttons

Today’s offering is a nice little glassy green button. As usual, they are in vector format so you can resize them to your hearts content. Use these in any project you want – no restrictions (commercial use is fine). They were created using Photoshop CS3 and use the Century Gothic font.

Green Buttons Glossy

Click here or on the image to download the source PSD file.

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Halftone Tutorial Photoshop – Quickie

 

halftone tutorial photoshop

Here is a quick way to produce a neat halftone effect in Photoshop that can be used to give your compositions a little more complexity. Read more…

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Animated GIF – How to Make a Loading Bar

Todays topic will deal with the wonderfully painful world of animated GIFs. Specifically, how to make animated GIFs inside of Photoshop. For this tutorial I’ll be using Photoshop CS3 on a Mac, but I suspect that CS4 probably uses almost the same process. Alright, lets get started! Read more…

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CSS Textarea Style – Quick n’ Easy

I’m not sure why, but so many sites seem to ignore their horrible CSS textarea style. How many times have you used a textarea that had zero padding? or even worse, it used the default “Times New Roman” font because the designer was too lazy too fix it?

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CSS Link Style – A Quick Look

Without links the internet would be nothing. It’s quite literally the fabric that holds the net together. So I thought I would write this quick post with the idea of looking at some various link styles. I often find myself looking to others for inspiration, especially when it comes to link styling. For some reason I’ve always had a hard time coming up with different styles and I always seem to end up with a really boring look. So here are some various link styles that I’ve found scattered around the internet…

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How to Mail HTML Email

If you’re anything like me, you may have wondered how to mail HTML emails without using a fancy service like Campaign Monitor or Mail Chimp. The truth is, it’s actually much easier than you probably think. There are just a few steps you need to follow.

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Free Blue Buttons

It’s always a pain to create buttons when you’re in a rush. For this reason I’ve put together a free blue button set. I put these together in Photoshop CS3 and created them using vector shapes so that you can scale them to any size you like. I’ll be adding more buttons and freebies in the coming weeks so keep an eye out for any new stock!

Feel free to use these buttons in any commercial or personal project. Click here or on the image below to download the source PSD of these blue vector buttons.

Blue Buttons Web

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Free Finished Wood Texture

I know that I’m always excited to find free and usable textures, so here is my first entry into the freebies section of this site. Please feel free to use these textures in any work, whether it be commercial or personal. I’m hoping to put together a sister tutorial that walks through the photoshop steps required to make these textures repeatable patterns, so keep an eye out for that as well.

wood table textureWooden Table TextureFree Wood Texture CleanWood Texture

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