40 Examples of Flat iPhone App User Interfaces

by Jake Rocheleau
on January 28, 2015

Apple users should already be familiar with the updated iOS 8 operating system. Their flat trend became popular back on iOS 7 and has since been adopted by Google and Microsoft. It seems that flat design is meant to be an easy barrier for designers to climb without a lot of struggle.

So if you’re new to interface design it may prove quite beneficial to get started creating mobile applications. Once you learn more about vectors and icon styles it should be no problem segueing into web design. If you need some inspiration to get started these interfaces should prove more than useful. Take a peek at the gallery below and see if you can practice creating your own flat iOS interfaces.

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Create Non-Destructive Filters using Smart Objects in Photoshop

by Jake Rocheleau
on January 26, 2015

We all know about the tremendous benefits of Photoshop. It offers a solution for editing photos, designing logos, mocking up websites, and refining vector graphics all in one location. But while Photoshop can handle a number of different tasks it is most well-renowned for photography editing. Every graphic designer or photographer can find dozens of tools directly related to enhancing and retouching images.

For this post I’d like to demonstrate how to create smart filters applied onto any digital image. Smart filters behave just like regular filters but are more fluid and flexible in long-term work. Not every project has a need for smart filters, but understanding how to use them properly is yet another tool worth adding into your graphic editing tool belt.

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PatterNodes – A Unique Pattern Design Generator

by Jake Rocheleau
on January 22, 2015

The process of creating a seamless tileable background is never easy. If you’re not familiar with PatterNodes it certainly wouldn’t come as a surprise – the program is tremendously useful but doesn’t have the same cult following as other design suites due mainly to the fact that it is a brand new product. PatterNodes is a Mac OS X tool for generating vector-quality patterns based on manual input from the designer. It offers controls based on pattern size, spacing, colors, and of course imagery located within the design.

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The following post covers an overview of the software and what can be accomplished using the product. The full version normally costs $19USD but if you leave a comment on this post you have a chance to win a completely free license for life! It doesn’t get much sweeter than this.

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