How do make a great design

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  1. shadex

    shadex Master Guru

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    Guys, do you have any books I can read on how to be a great designer in photoshop for webpages?

    I am expert in coding, but no means in design. So I need help! Thanks!
     
  2. nvlddmkm

    nvlddmkm Banned

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    Might try Here.
     
  3. Finchwizard

    Finchwizard Don Apple

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    Design.

    Before & After Mag.

    Period, they have some really cool stuff. Other things like Photoshop are just tools, Before & After will show you HOW to design, HOW things work together.
     
  4. shadex

    shadex Master Guru

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    THANKS!!! EVERY ADVICE COUNTS! So I am going to hold on my coding (already got CSS set up..) and then focus on design!

    So where do I get before and after magazine?
     

  5. shadex

    shadex Master Guru

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    No matter how aggorant you are, nothing to contribute here? I already searched google and it doesn't refine what I was looking for. But thanks. :biggun:
     
  6. nvlddmkm

    nvlddmkm Banned

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    Relax fella. You took it the wrong way.
     
  7. Finchwizard

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    http://www.bamagazine.com/
     
  8. hartofalyon

    hartofalyon Ancient Guru

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    I don't think you can read about how to become a good designer from books, though there are a few from SitePoint. The way I learned and am continuing to learn good design is from online galleries which, most of the time, showcases current trends and styles.

    [EDIT]: Smashingmagazine is a great resource that I visit everyday.
     
  9. Finchwizard

    Finchwizard Don Apple

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    You haven't looked at Before & After have you? ;)
     
  10. hartofalyon

    hartofalyon Ancient Guru

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    Check it out right now. :)
     

  11. metaltoiletry

    metaltoiletry Maha Guru

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    Magazine's aren't bad. There's some nice little tutorials at www.good-tutorials.com, but they wont really explain design theory and such.

    I think the best thing you can do is find a class or something to take at a local university, college, or even tech. Nothing beats hands on/lectures with someone who knows what they're doing.
     

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