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Illustrator 101: How to Fix The Annoying Grayscale Color Problem

Illustrator 101: How to Fix The Annoying Grayscale Color Problem

If you’ve ever run into this annoying little Illustrator problem, it can be very frustrating, but it has a simple fix. Every so often you may find that no matter what color you select, Illustrator converts your selection to grayscale… Grayscale refers to the set of colors or color scheme that consists of repeated grey…

Illustrator Quick Tip: How to Make Custom Swooshes, Swirls, and Curls

Illustrator Quick Tip: How to Make Custom Swooshes, Swirls, and Curls

Over the years, we’ve gotten a lot of responses to this post about how I made the intricate designs in those headers. Swirls, and swooshes, or whatever you want to call them, are pretty hard to come by as a freebie (except here on BittBox), and they are even rarer in vector format. Part of the…

14 Best Usability Testing Tools For Web Designers

14 Best Usability Testing Tools For Web Designers

There’s so much to usability testing that it’s almost impossible to cover it all. But you should still do everything you can to gather metrics and improve your site whenever possible. Finding the right tool is half the battle when it comes to usability testing. That’s why I’ve compiled the top 14 tools you can…

The Benefits of Animated UI/UX GIFs Created with After Effects
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The Benefits of Animated UI/UX GIFs Created with After Effects

I’ve seen this trend becoming much more popular amongst mobile and web designers. Adobe After Effects is a powerful software suite typically used for adding effects into videos. But it can also create animations for user interfaces in smartphone apps, tablets, and website layouts. It takes a lot of practice but After Effects is quite…

Easy Color Transitions with Illustrator’s Blend Tool

Easy Color Transitions with Illustrator’s Blend Tool

Since all Illustrator objects are vectors it’s much easier to create dynamic effects from basic shapes. Gradients can be applied onto a single shape or they can be created by blending multiple shapes together. Blending two shapes do not involve simply mixing them up but it includes mixing them up in a suitable fashion that…

How To Learn Web Design As Quickly As Possible

How To Learn Web Design As Quickly As Possible

How Can I Learn Web Design Quickly? Study the best Learn from mistakes Practice as much as you can Taking the leap into web design can feel daunting. There’s so much to learn, and you might not know where to start. Design isn’t like programming or frontend coding. There isn’t really a linear learning path…