A great tip from David Lanham (designer for Astronut). If you find that sharpening a layer in Photoshop is too harsh, convert the layer to a Smart Object and apply the sharpening as a Smart Filter, but bump the opacity down. The same idea can be applied to any filter where you’d like a more subtle result.
Design prodigy Andrew Kim is at it again. This time he’s created some unbelievable photorealistic concept pieces (in Photoshop no less) for a set of minimalist earphones. Bonus points for using Broken Bells in the Nano rendering.
Jason Santa Maria’s essay on the web designer’s current toolbox and what an ideal design application would look like. The idea of using WebKit as the core seems like a smart concept.
There’s more than one way to bring the noise for that subtle textured look in your designs. This post talks about the pros and cons of five of them.
365psd - a free PSD every day. Nice resource for tips and tricks for various UI elements.
Wondering how your site will look on the iPad with glass reflections and fingerprint smudges? Wonder no longer with this simple PSD layer.
Stephen Horlander has posted the PSD used to create the toolbar buttons for the upcoming Firefox release as well as some insight into its layers and effects. Grab a copy if you enjoy digging into how different people create high-quality buttons.
A preview of Photoshop’s upcoming content-aware fill and delete features. Stick with the video as each demo gets more impressive. This alone probably makes the CS5 upgrade worthwhile.
New Photoshop.com app for iPhone.