How to Create a Letterpress Effect, the Easy Way

Many people are adopting a new design trend where the letters are seemingly pressed into the background, better known as a letterpress effect. In this short tutorial, I’ll show you a quick, easy, and non-destructive way to achieve this effect. I’ll be using Photoshop here, but you may be able to adapt the techniques for […]

Designing Cloudy

I challenged myself to design a basic site in an hour or less while taking a screenshot every 10 seconds. At what ended up being 1 hour and 9 minutes, I missed my mark –  but only by a little bit. Overall, the end result is decent, but nothing spectacular. Given more time I would […]

Yet ANOTHER Site Re-Design

    I know, I’ve already completely re-vamped the site this week, but I was really hating that black and gray theme I had going on, so I came up with a new one. Some things still don’t fit (the navigation buttons and the links at the bottom of the page for example), but I’ll change […]

I Love Duals

Yea, I love my dual monitors… If you have the ability to hook up another monitor to your computer, I suggest you do… It was only recently that I got around to hooking another 15 inch LCD up to my laptop, making 30 inches of available screen real estate. This makes it really easy to […]

How to make an Animated Icon

Author’s Note: Please be aware that this is a very old post and is no longer very accurate. YouTube has since disabled animated .gifs and most of these programs and techniques are out of date. This is being left up because it may serve as useful to some. Enjoy. Hey, if you have any questions, […]