Design Makeover: Handcrafted Website

Design Makeover is a column at Layers Magazine featuring three designers who makeover product packaging or labels, print advertisements, and magazine covers.

Editing UV Maps for 3D Models in Photoshop CS4

Give your 3D models more character by editing the model’s UV Maps in Photoshop using textures and blending modes.

Using Layers Comps in InDesign

Use CS4 integration to move this postcard design from Photoshop to InDesign.

Create Perspective Using Simple 2D Art with Illustrator CS4

Like most things in design, you can make quite an impact by modifying how people perceive things. In this tutorial, we’re going to create a 3D effect using simple 2D art, demonstrating how effective a little perspective can be.

Create a Basic Animating Accordion Panel in Flash

In this tutorial, we’ll create a basic animating accordion panel that can be used as the basis for a full Flash website.

10 Tips for a Fast Website

With clients demanding more video, Flash, and interaction from our websites than ever before, how do we fit in all that functionality and have a fast site that users will love? After reading the 10 tips in this article, you’ll know what matters to performance (and what doesn’t!) and be ready to design fast websites.

Using QuickTime Videos with Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver makes it easy to add Flash Video to your webpages, but if you want to display your video in QuickTime format, you’ll have to take care of the various settings and other options yourself.

How’d They Do That?

In a recent issue of Layers magazine, we asked readers to submit their favorite print, Web, and video designs currently in the marketplace. In turn, we promised to track down the original creators and force them to tell us their secrets

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