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Design & Illustration

  • UX

    Wireframing Essentials

    Packt Publishing112 Pages
    Designing the user experience (UX) for websites and applications can be an exhilarating and satisfying experience, but it can also be a chaotic and frustrating endeavor. The key to success lies in a thorough understanding of the industry standard design process, and in possessing a firm grasp of effective and proven UX design techniques.
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  • Illustration

    Mastering Illustrator

    Smashing Magazine282 Pages
    One of the most beloved pieces of vector graphic software among web designers is Adobe Illustrator. But getting to know all of its tools and features can be time-consuming. With this eBook, we try make the process a little bit easier. You'll learn how to create graphics, transform a sketch into a vector, combine analog and digital techniques, prepare artwork for screen printing, and also learn useful typography tips, all focusing on Adobe Illustrator.
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  • Icon Design

    Rockstar Icon Designer

    Rockable Press271 Pages
    Veteran icon designer Kate McInnes introduces you to the wonderful world of icon design, so you too can become a Rockstar Icon Designer! In this book Kate shares with you her experience and expertise by covering everything from the history and theory of icon design, to best practices and methods. She’ll also take you through the whole process of creating your own icon set, and walk you through actual tutorial exercises where you’ll design icons from scratch.
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  • Web Design

    Professional Web Design

    Smashing Magazine242 Pages
    Web design, with its wide range of disciplines and fields, is not an easy nut to crack. However, it is possible to put together a book with some of the crucial principles and fundamentals that you will need for every project you take on. Learn about the harsh truths of corporate Web design and the troubles you are bound to run into. Create effective online portfolios with optimized user experiences, without the usual trial and error. Use storytelling to create engaging user experiences. Impress clients by staying on top of enhancements and Web standards. And in case you’re wondering how to handle clients, we have some professional advice on how to deal with exceptional situations and customer requests.
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  • Web Design

    Mastering Photoshop for Web Designers Vol. 2

    Smashing Magazine216 Pages
    As the technology becomes more advanced, all of us seek for time-saving tips and guidelines to make our work much more effective and productive. Mastering Photoshop for Web Design Vol. 2 contains 11 articles that cover useful and partly unknown Photoshop techniques and tricks from experts in the field. The articles discuss retouching, cloning, compositing, obscure Photoshop timesavers and designing for iPhone. The articles have been published on Smashing Magazine in 2010 and 2011 and have been carefully edited and revised.
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