Author: Max Stanworth
Iam the creator and editor of Design Shard, I created this blog to post my inspirations, work and free resources that I hope others find interesting too you can also follow me on twitter @designshard.
I've selected various Photoshop tutorials that I'm liking at the moment for light effects, some have quite cool techniques on how to achieve the end result that can be applied to a million different designs.
Free Smoke On The Water digital wallpaper download in various sizes and for iphone.
Ive had these fully stained paper textures scanned in a while now made by soaking them in coffee for a few days, you can see all the little details on them and they look great in my opinion!.
I've collected a few twitter accounts together that retweet certain #hashtags that you apply to your tweets, id reccomend adding one or two to the end of your tweets of the related subject.
Some examples of how people use light effects to enhance their web designs either by giving it more colour or by giving it more depth, check out my selction from around the web for some inspiration.
Here’s a free repeating pattern that is ideal to be used as a twitter background, created from Victorian images from some books I’ve arranged them in a way that they will tile perfectly... how convenient!
I’ve tried to collect a few photo effects tutorials that are very much centred around one subject rather than a complete photo manipulation.
I saw this old sort of vintage tag on a bed and thought damn that’s awesome, Download it for free
I’ve collected some great examples of space and lighting effects that are quite commonly used in web design these days as inspiration, usually accompanied by vivid colours and streaks of light, which is currently one of my favourite styles.
This is a collection of my favourite Photoshop text effects that look pretty sweet in, I would recommend experimenting with these styles if your looking for some thing a little bit different
You may or may not know I’ve been working on a little side project and now its ready to be launched so here it is Texture Lovers, and a little bit about it...
The new project is actually almost finished and ready to be released its sort of like a directory for textures from around the web but only for free textures that can be used for commercial and personal use without giving attribution, but i need your help!
So i say these are ink, and they do look like ink but there actually food colouring / dye , they give the same effect pretty much , but i wanted to give them a watered down feel with strong pieces of colour in some places and lighter in others.
Felix from RichWP has agreed to give you all a special treat he has activated a discount code specially for Design Shard readers to get 15% off any of his themes till 30th of April 2009 just use discount code designshard, you can also win 6 of his themes!
There a lot of space tutorials out there some are better than others, i have managed to try and select a few of what I think can allow you to get great effects that look like they belong and don’t look completely Photoshopped.