• The Fastest Way to Center Layers in Photoshop

    • Tom Kenny

    One of the most frequent tasks I do in Photoshop is moving layers so they’re in the center of other layers or sections, so I decided to figure out how I can do it faster. If I can save a few seconds every time I need to center something, I can take less time drawing […]

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  • Work Smarter and Faster in Photoshop with Linked Smart Objects

    • Tom Kenny

    Linked smart objects start to become even more useful when working with larger sites. Imagine having to make that change across 10+ page designs? You can’t present your client/boss with different header designs across multiple pages. Now you can change one file and have it updated across all pages. Huge time-saver!

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  • Bad Design is Everywhere: Take Inspiration from it and Improve

    • Tom Kenny

    Once I had enough experience of knowing what was good design, I started noticing just how prevalent bad design was. It’s everywhere, but for me, it can inspiring because it gives me more motivation to do better. Sometimes that isn’t too difficult as you will see in the examples in this article. Examples Let’s look […]

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  • 4 Effective Ways to Iterate Design Work

    • Tom Kenny

    Iterating design work is an important part of the process to produce better work. How many times has the first thing you designed been the best option? A few, but far from the majority. Your first design will almost certainly not be the best you can make it. Even if it does seem like you’ve […]

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  • The Why of Inspect Element

    • Tom Kenny

    When I first started Inspect Element, I was simply blogging about everything I learned and to be honest, it was mostly selfish. I had a terrible memory at the time and I knew if I wrote everything down it would be easier to remember and I could always reference it anytime I needed to. I […]

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  • Design by Writing

    • Tom Kenny

    Writing is one of the most overlooked skills by designers. I can understand why as it isn’t immediately obvious how much it can help, so my job in this week’s article is to show you how it can assist you in your design work.

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  • Experiment, Experiment, Experiment

    • Tom Kenny

    Sometimes design ideas come easy, usually accompanied by the feeling of being on top of the world but this isn’t always the case. Far from it. If you can form great design ideas quickly and easily every single time, I would love to know your secret! What happens when we don’t knock it out of […]

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