Need a dotted stroke that can scale for retina display designs?
I've been using Photoshop CS6 for several months now. And yet, a really nifty feature evaded me until this past week, when I needed to find a way to make the dotted strokes on my Photoshop map graphic scalable for retina display purposes. I thought I'd share in case this feature has evaded you, too, or in case you are looking for reasons to upgrade to CS6!
Pro Tip | Pixel Snapping: The Unsung Hero of Photoshop CS6
Adobe's latest major update to its flagship software program, Photoshop CS6, has been out for a few months now, and I'm still stumbling upon and learning about some of the new features and improvements daily that have been tucked away just waiting to be discovered. However, there's one incredible new feature that tops them all in my book. This improvement saves me a ton of time on almost every project I work on, and I'm willing to bet that it's improving the work of the majority of Photoshop CS6 users without them even realizing it, yet it's flying under the radar. That new feature is Global Pixel Snapping.
Facebook Timeline Cover Template & GUI .PSD
In the fall, Facebook unveiled and rolled out Timeline, its new profile layout for all. And because Facebook is such an integral part of marketing and brand awareness in modern times, most advertisers and designers have found themselves working around its ever-changing layouts and facelifts. Whether you're mocking up a client's Facebook brand page to push live, or simply creating an image for use in a pitch or presentation, having a customizable template at the ready is a handy tool for any designer or marketer with access to Photoshop, which is why I'm making my Template/GUI Photoshop file available for free download.
Facebook Timeline Cover Template [Free Photoshop file]
Recently, Facebook has finally rolled out Timeline, its new profile layout that was announced last Fall. While Timeline has many usability and functional benefits to the previous profile layout, definitely the most noticeable change is the addition of a Cover photo at the top of your profile. Every user has the ability to upload a large photo to be displayed at the top of their Timeline, with their profile photo laid neatly on top.
While this allows users to show off a large, attractive visual of importance to any, for those of us that are so inclined, it allows a way to create a clever or creative composition and personalize our profiles just a bit more. Below is a screenshot of my Timeline Cover, an homage to one of my favorite video games, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out:
Free Facebook "Send" Button .PSD File
Facebook will soon be phasing out its "Share" button, in favor of the "Send" button, which debuted earlier this year. Intended to act as a sibling of the famous "Like" button, the new "Send" button will allow users to send content to a friend, group, or any email address.
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