Best Collection of Useful Photoshop Buttons and Badges Tutorials

Sometimes, the smaller elements of a website design, can cause you the most design problems. The simple button is the biggest culprit, you need to craft it so that it will fit seamlessly into your sites layout and designing it so that it helps your readers navigate easily. A difficult combination. All of the tutorials below are to help you create your own custom web site or interface button.

Slick and Clean Button in Photoshop

Photoshop Buttons and Badges Tutorials

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100 Extremely Creative Twitter Avatars

At the size of 48×48, Twitter avatars definitely have more rooms for creativity compared to a 16×16 website favicon. Having a nicely designed Twitter avatar is fairly important, especially when it comes to profile branding and attracting new followers.

If a nice Twitter avatar is what you are looking for, we?d like to take a bit of your time to show you some of the really nice Twitter avatars we?ve come across before you start creating one. Here are 100 Extremely Creative Twitter Avatars from the twittersphere, ranging for cartoon and faces, icons, symbols and typography.

Cartoon and faces

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Best Essential Rules to Follow When Designing a Logo

1. Preliminary Work Is a Must

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Preliminary sketches are an important first step in designing an effective logo.

These can be as simple as paper and pen drawings or drafts made using a vector program, such as Illustrator.

The bottom line is that you compromise the final result if you rush, or skip, this step.

Start with 20 to 30 sketches or ideas and then branch out to create variations of the original ideas.

If nothing seems to work, start over and begin sketching new ideas.

An effective graphic designer will spend more time on this preliminary work than any other step in the design process.

2. Create Balance

Balance is important in logo design because our minds naturally perceive a balanced design as being pleasing and appealing.

Keep your logo balanced by keeping the “weight” of the graphics, colors, and size equal on each side.

Though the rule of balance can occasionally be broken, remember that your logo will be viewed by the masses, not just those with an eye for great art, so a balanced design is the safest approach.

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