@topdesignmag :) Are You A Web Developer Without Any Graphic Skills? Then Check Out These 25 Gorgeous Website .PSD’s

Writen by Bogdan is the founder of Top Design Magazine.


Creating a website is not an easy thing because it requires a lot of steps; from the planning and all the way to functionality testing, the process of designing and developing a website needs people with various skills. You need a good graphic designer, a good web designer, a talented web developer, a great content writer and also a SEO expert is you want your website to be great. Sure, you can skip some of them but this can cost you a lot in terms of success.

For web developers, coding a website can be a piece of cake if they have all the graphic components but this always means that whenever they want to create something, they are dependent to a web designer. For a company, this issue is solved from the start but if you are a web developer and also a freelancer, then you need to come up with solutions if you want to stick to the deadline. Depending on your budget you can either hire someone to create a design from scratch, either use a template. A .psd template is extremely useful in the following cases: you are a beginner and you want to practice your programming skills but you don’t want to spend time creating the visual stuff; you are a web developer and you don’t have a budget for creating the design; you have a budget but the time is so limited that you can’t afford spending it on the graphical part.

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Whatever your reasons are, a .psd website template can prove to be extremely useful so it will be a good idea to save them in your toolbox. In this article you can see a collection of 25 gorgeous .PSD’s which are ready to be converted into fully functional websites.

Intent Creative Free PSD Theme

25. website psd template

WordPress blog theme PSD template

24. website psd template

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* Sí, es verdad, había dejado de lado los tutoriales… OK vamos a retomarlos. Un consejo guarden la fuente! @gabrielcatalano


10 Must-Have Free Photoshop Actions

Photoshop actions are incredible time-savers for graphic designers, and the best actions yield incredible visual effects and increased productivity. Photoshop actions are the magic toolkits of the graphic design and photo editing industries, allowing graphic designers and photographers to apply amazing effects in no time. And because the graphic design community is so generous, you can download most of the best Photoshop actions absolutely free.

Add these 10 must-have Photoshop actions to your stable, and you’ll instantly become a better, more efficient graphic designer. Each of these Photoshop actions is free to download, so you don’t have to spend a dime to improve your design time. Enjoy!

1. HDR Tools

Want to achieve the look of HDR photography, without the HDR camera? No problem! Simply download this set of free Photoshop actions.

10 Must Have Free Photoshop Actions


2. Old Photo Action

Give your photos a high-contrast, vintage, almost grungy effect with this free Photoshop action, which makes your work more dramatic and interesting.

10 Must Have Free Photoshop Actions


3. Vivid Blur

Give your portrait subjects a sexy, dreamy halo without sacrificing colors when you use this free Photoshop action in your design. In fact, this action actually enhances the color while it softens edges.

10 Must Have Free Photoshop Actions


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The Dummies’ Guide To Creating Your Own Facebook Cover Photo // thnxz to @simplyzesty and @Claire_Brown_

Via http://www.simplyzesty.com/

This tutorial will show you how to create your own integrated timeline masthead using Photoshop. So not only will you have an amazing cover photo for your business page at the end of this tutorial, but we’ll also be going through and using some of the essential tools in Photoshop.


We’re even providing a PSD template for you to download, meaning all the hard work is done and you don’t need to worry about all the dimensions and measuring up! This template will ensure that you create seamless continuity between the two images.

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Basic Web Design Video Course – Wireframing, Photoshop Tools & Panels, and Designing [Part 1]

Hello everyone, this is Mike and welcome to my Basic Web Design Video Course. In this course I will walk you through the very basic steps on what to do and what to learn before, and during, building a website. You’ll learn all the steps I use including: planning, wireframing, using basic tools and panels in Photoshop, basic HTML and CSS, and after learning these we will apply our knowledge and create our very fist website from scratch.%tutke

For our valuable readers we will be pushing the basics here. So it’s your chance to learn and become a web designer for free. Are you excited? I hope that beginners can follow through, if anything is unclear just reach out to me in the comments section.

I will do my best to walk you through everything slowly and clearly. So let’s get started!

Planning and Wireframing

What is a wireframe?

A wireframe is a visual presentation of how a website’s layout will look when it’s finished. It’s about structuring the overall layout without any graphics, placing the various elements where you believe they will look and work best. Wireframing is a great step to start before jumping on to Photoshop because it allows you to focus on the important components of the website without all the visual clutter of a finished design. Wireframing also saves you time when designing a website because wireframing acts as a sketch, and instead of having to do things more than once in Photoshop, you can just adjust your ‘sketch’ until you’re happy.

Your wireframe should include boxes that represents images, header, footer, sidebars, text blocks, navigation and other content aspects of your website.

You don’t have to worry about drawing them yourself, since there are many wireframing tools available on web.

Wireframing Tools:

Tools Used: Go Mocking Bird

Photoshop Basic Tools and Panels
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Web Designing from Evolution to Revolution [Infographic]

Via inspiredm.com
Here’s a nice infographic I came across today, released by Brush Lovers, fine curators of quality photoshop brushes, styles and patterns.

The term “web design” implies a great range of activities such as website planning, website creation, modeling, matching the right elements (fonts, banners, etc), coding, and arranging all pages in such a way that the end result will be a user-friendly and easy-to-use site. This infographic follows the journey of webdesign from its inception to the present days. Enjoy!


Quality Tutorial Designer’s Checklist | langwitches.org

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Helping students become quality Tutorial Designers has been on my mind and agenda lately. The reasons are plentiful, from the train of thought “if you can teach it, you know it”, being a vital skill in the 21st century, Alan November’s work “Who owns the Learning?”/ “Digital Learning Farm” to tutorials being an important piece in the self-motivated and self-directed learning of our times.

Teaching, nor creating (digital) tutorials, may come natural to everyone. There are are several skills involved. which are valuable for our students to learn.

  • communication
    not only understanding content and process, but being able to express and communicate them to someone else. The communication can be accomplished in a variety of media.
  • collaboration
    curating all student created tutorials in one place (ex. wiki) will create a hub, where students can search for tutorials of content, that they need a refresher on and  it creates a depository for students in future years to come.
  • writing
    writing a script is an essential part of tutorial design. Tutorial writing could be considered part of the expository writing and technical writing genre
  • vocabulary
    using  specific vocabulary related to the content explained
  • storyboarding
    “Storyboards are graphic organizers in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing”~ Wikipedia
  • digital storytelling
    a tutorial is a special type of story. It requires the “teller” of the story to engage the “listener” via different digital media
  • networking
    tutorials are meant for others to learn from us
  • digital media
    creating, editing, and mixing of a variety of media forms (text, images, audio, video, etc.) and the fluency to work with a variety of media and switch effortless between them
  • empathy
    the ability to understand and share the feelings (ex. not know how to do something or understand) of another >>>  Leer más “Quality Tutorial Designer’s Checklist | langwitches.org”

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Los teléfonos inteligentes están matando la fotografía | socialconsultingmedia.com


Por J.D Rucker

Los teléfonos inteligentes están matando la fotografía  En esta era de dispositivos móviles que pueden hacer casi cualquier cosa que incluso una versión más vieja podía hacer, una cosa que ha sufrido (en mi humilde opinión) es la fotografía. Hay quienes dicen que la abundancia de fotografías que se están adoptando y compartiendo es más que una compensación justa por la calidad baja y la atención al detalle que hizo una vez el  hacer una fotografía y mostrar algo que no requería una batería cargada, pero aun así perdía los maravillosos resultados de una fotografía tomada correctamente, desarrollada y posicionada.

La explosión móvil ha hecho que esto sucediera. Nadie va a negar que estos dispositivos han cambiado la vida de casi todos en el mundo, pero aún así es triste para aquellos de nosotros que fuimos a clases de fotografía, aprendimos a trabajar en un cuarto oscuro, y pasaba horas de fijación de una imagen sin la ayuda de Photoshop . Los niños de hoy pueden pasar toda su vida sin el manejo de un rollo de película.


Link: http://soshable.com/smartphones-are-killing-photography-real-photography-that-is/


Picks de lo más relevante que leí hasta ahora | Editor’s picks reading Up Till Now

Enrique Dans

Spotbros: sobre David, Goliath y las estrategias (moderadamente) provocativas

Como comenté en esta entrada anterior, estoy trabajando con mis amigos de Spotbros en el lanzamiento de su mensajería instantánea segura y social, intentando convertirla en la alternativa a una WhatsApp que es líder de mercado hasta el punto de haberse convertido en genérico conversacional (“te mando un guasap” o incluso “teguasapeo“).

La realidad es la que es: WhatsApp tiene una masa crítica de muchos millones de usuarios, pero es un verdadero desastre en lo que a seguridad serefiere. Pero enfrentarse a un líder de mercado en función de un criterio que, paradójicamente, parece poco apreciado por una base de usuarios, resulta como mínimo complejo. El usuario medio de WhatsApp llega a él por la enorme simplicidad de su proceso de registro y construcción de red, y aparentemente, no tiene ningún tipo de problema en seguir utilizando una herramienta en la que cualquiera puede hacerse pasar por él,  cambiar su status, enviarle mensajes no deseados o interceptar sus conversaciones.

Historia completa


Bill Gates habla de Windows 8 (Video)
Bill Gates pretende encantar a todo el mundo con Windows 8. En un video posteado por Microsoft el día de hoy
Marketing Nostálgico y la publicidad que te lleva al pasado
Hay momentos de la vida marcados por la publicidad y hoy, el marketing nostálgico se encarga de sacarla del pasado.
Seguridad online: ¿Vigilamos o espiamos a nuestros hijos? Se vuelve a dar la discusión en relación a la seguridad online cuando nuestros hijos usan Internet.


How Hotmail lets down its users security-wise compared to Gmail and Yahoo

How Hotmail lets down its users security-wise compared to Gmail and Yahoo

Hotmail lets down its over 350 million users when it comes to security, by not giving them an easy way to tell if their account has been accessed by unauthorised third parties.


5 usos originales para nuestra cuenta de Dropbox.

Por Juan J. Velasco.


Servicios de almacenamiento en la nube como Box o Dropbox se han convertido muy populares entre los usuarios y, poco a poco, en un servicio de casi obligado registro para compartir archivos, trabajar de manera colaborativa o mantener siempre disponibles archivos a los que acceder desde cualquier ubicación y dispositivo.

Esta semana, Dropbox puso en marcha una promoción con la que
aumentaba el espacio a los estudiantes y profesores de instituciones educativas de todo el mundo.

Hay muchos usuarios que cuando ven este tipo de promociones se

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Cómo actuar contra los virus en Twitter

A menudo cuando empezamos a seguir, nos llegan mensajes directos de este tipo: “hey someone is writing offensive things that are about you” más un enlace que se supone que te dirige a lo que están hablando mal sobre ti.


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Si buscamos éxito en el modelo educativo, miremos a Singapur por Equipo Social Media
Educación en Singapur

En mitad del debate sobre la educación en España, con otra reforma legislativa encima de la mesa, conviene ampliar horizontes y mirar lo que hay más allá del entorno europeo. Y un caso destaca sobre todos los demás: el de Singapur, que se ha convertido en un referente internacional, logrando posicionarse en los puestos de cabeza del ya conocido informe PISA. Las dos patas sobre las que se sustenta su exitoso modelo son la exigencia y la valoración, tanto del profesorado como de…

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A LIST Apart: For People Who Make Websites

Responsive Comping: Obtaining Signoff without Mockups

If you’re making websites, chances are you’ve given some thought to what constitutes a responsive-friendly design process—and you’ve probably found that adding a mockup for every breakpoint isn’t a sustainable approach. Designing in code sounds like the answer, but you may be mystified at where to begin—or feel unmoored and disoriented at the prospect of giving up the approach you’ve long relied on. Enter responsive comping. This new, mockup-less web design process makes it easy to get that Photoshop monkey off your back, and have a fresh new beginning with your old friend the web browser.

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Tablets and smartphones drive e-Commerce in Asia: Visa

SINGAPORE – The growth of smartphones and tablets, along with an improved perception of security is leading the internet to play a significantly bigger role in consumption across Asia, according to a recent study published by Visa.

Tablets and smartphones drive e-Commerce in Asia: Visa

Improved security perception is leading consumers to purchase online, according to Visa

In economies where smartphone and tablet penetration are high, consumers are already showing a tendency of picking up products through their phones or tablets. Of the 8,000 consumers surveyed, four in ten said they browsed products on their phones or tablet device last year. In fact, browsing on mobile phones exceeded 40 per cent in Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore. Hong Kong saw 13 per cent of its online purchases on mobile phones and 11 per cent on tablets.

“The prevalence of smartphones and tablets translates to easier online access for consumers to retailers anytime, anywhere, and we expect to see more people browsing and shopping on-the-go as a result,” said Paul Jung, Visa’s head of e-Commerce solutions for Asia, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa.




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Como salir de la burbuja en la que te encerró Google

Muy interesante (y entretenido) el video que publicó la gente de Duck Duck Go (el buscador “libre“), en el cual plantean que ya no existen los resultados regulares en las búsquedas de Google. Por medio de un sistema que tiene en cuenta nuestro perfil de usuario, las páginas que visitamos, nuestros contactos y nuestras interacciones en redes sociales (entre otras miles de variables), Google ofrece resultados únicos y personalizados para cada individuo. La idea no es del todo mala pero… ¿y si uno quiere salir de su propia burbuja? ¿Que nos queda a los curiosos que queremos pensar “fuera de la caja”? La respuesta, la tienen los chicos de Duck Duck Go. ¡Bien por ellos!

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Luis Galindo: “Hay directivos que creen que dirigir es mandar”

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 El especialista español en recursos humanos habló con Apertura.com sobre los desafíos del área más caliente en época de crisis. Cómo deben manejarse los grupos donde reina el ego.Por Joaquín Garau



10 Ways To Land A Job In Advertising

Currently unemployed? Just out of school? Graduating in December? Whether you are out of work or just looking to land the job you want, hopefully the below will help. #10: Be Gone Cover Letter. Adios Resume. 1998 called. They want their cover letter back. Case in point for the cover letter I sent below back in 1998. Somehow, it sort of worked then (even though I spelled ‘Copyrighting’ vs ‘Copywriting’). Those days are long gone. I get more cover letters and resumes …



Building a Brand Management Service Vision

At i.d.e.a., we have dedicated ourselves to building a Brand Management Service Vision that will move People, Product, and Culture both for ourselves and our brand partners. We have challenged the Brand Management team with the task of defining what constitutes outstanding Brand Management and how to implement those best practices every day. Before starting this voyage of discovery there were a couple of questions that I asked myself and my team to ensure we were providing ourselves a framework …



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Is Your Site Still Being Hit By Google’s Penguin?

Google Penguin algorithmRemember two or three years ago, when it was almost impossible to find any valuable information on Google? Too often the websites that ranked at the top of Google were poorly-written attempts to display ads or sell products. The major search engines … [Continue reading]

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How to Choose the Best WordPress Hosting


Two of the most important things for a web developer to consider is the web hosting company they will use and the type of hosting package they will choose. There are a lot of options and unfortunately, not all of them are right for hosting a WordPress website.

WordPress Specifics

There are a few things that are required in order to effectively run WordPress on a web hosting account. However, there are a few specifics that must be adhered to in order to run the latest versions of WordPress.

  • PHP – Version 5.2.4 or greater.
  • MySQL – Version 5.0 or greater.

Most web hosting companies not only support WordPress and its requirements, but there are many that will install the latest version for you on your server as a part of your set-up service at no extra charge.

What Makes a Good Web Host?


Pinterest influye en 7 cada 10 usuarios para realizar compra de productos


De acuerdo con un estudio realizado por la firma BizRate InsightsPinterest no sólo le gana la partida a Facebook en cuanto a las ventajas que ofrece la red social para el comercio social, sino que también lo supera como referencia para los consumidores antes de adquirir algún producto en línea.

Después de analizar y estudiar el comportamiento de cerca de 7.500 compradores online, el estudio realizado por la firma antes mencionada, llegó a la conclusión de que Pinterest induce más a los usuarios a realizar compras a través de internet que otras plataformas como Facebook.


The product design sprint: understand (day 1)

Jake Knapp
Design Partner, Google Ventures

At the Google Ventures Design Studio, we have a five-day process for taking a product or feature from design through prototyping and testing. We call it a product design sprint. This is the third in a series of seven posts on running your own design sprint. Now that you know…

Captivating Mobile Landing Pages


Getting more visitors to your mobile landing pages is great. If they aren’t sticking around, though, that couldindicate something about your mobile page is causing them to abandon.

If you can’t keep their attention with a captivating experience, you can lose them easily.  But what does it take to keep a visitor’s attention and get them to convert?

Keeping Visitor’s Attention on Mobile Landing Pages

How To Use Photoshop Content Aware Tool | via creativenerds.co.uk

howtousecontentawaretool How To Use Photoshop Content Aware Tool


A great educational resource, on how to use one of Photoshop’s most powerful new features. The new content aware feature is a great addition to Photoshop. The feature allows Photoshop users to remove objects and people from photographs, while not disrupting the background of the photo, and not showing noticeable amendments.In this resource we have produced a video screencast upon how to use the content aware feature in Photoshop, where we will guide you through the process of using the content aware tool to extract people and objects from a photography. Once you learn how to use this tool you can remove objects, people, etc from almost any photo. This is a great quick tip, which you will truly enjoy.The tutorial takes less than a few minutes, so watch and enjoy. I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback in the comments section below, it would be really appreciated.

The Tutorial

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30 Beautiful Examples Of Typography Design


Typography is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible. The arrangement of type involves the selection of typefaces,point sizeline length, leading (line spacing), adjusting the spaces between groups of letters (tracking) and adjusting the space between pairs of letters.

Type design is a closely related craft, which some consider distinct and others a part of typography, And StuffKit presents 30 Beautiful Examples Of Typography Design which is created in adobe photoshop, used different tools and effects from photoshop.

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20 Useful Free Photoshop Patterns

20 Useful Free Photoshop Patterns

Patterns actually can be found almost everywhere in print design, web design, graphic design etc. For example if you use pattern in web design, just set CSS repeat-x-y and you’ll get beautiful background, but image will be very small and page load time will be much faster. There are very big varieties how you can use and implement patterns, but the fact is free resources like patterns, brushes, shapes are big time savers. Of course it’s better to create your own stuff, but sometimes you receive project with fast deadline and you need everything to do fast and this is one of the solutions.

This list just features 20 useful free photoshop patterns collections, it was very interesting for me to write this article, I am hoping it will be interesting reading and useful resource for bookmarking.

8 Seamless “Dark Metal Grid” Patterns

Grunge Patterns

Micro Patterns

Pixel Art Patterns 1

20 Seamless Photoshop Grid Patterns

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20 Killer Sites To Download Photoshop Brushes.

20 Killer Sites To Download Photoshop Brushes.

Hi friends, here in today’s post you can browse for the best ’20 Killer Sites To Download Photoshop Brushes’. When it comes to Photoshop Brushes, there is no limit to it, you have variety and variety of Photoshop Brushes lying around in the web. I came up with the top 20 killer sites to download Photoshop brushes. Talking about the brushes, they are must and should for an artist who is well versed in artworks, drawings and paintings, these 20 killer sites will help them to browse and download their favourite brushes and beautify the artwork.

Here are the list of websites.






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45 Extremely High Quality Free PSD Website Templates

45 Extremely High Quality Free PSD Website Templates

Creating a website from scratch could be a lot of hard work and creative thoughts. Designers like to fire up Photoshop and start to craft ideas. The different settings of layers, gradients, etc may vary from designers but beginner could learn how to best configure them from high quality templates. We collected 45 free PSD website templates from recent months and share with you. Thanks to all the designers and communities that create and share these high quality templates.

More Useful PSD Files: 

Retro Style

Fox Free PSD Website Templates








Creative Free PSD Website Template

Free business portfolio template psd








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