Photoshop for Visual Designers: Advanced Techniques and Tips - S6129

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Michael Flarup

Michael Flarup

Founder & Designer, Northplay & Pixelresort


Join visual designer and MAX Master Michael Flarup to learn how he breaks down his icon, branding, and UI design work into actionable Photoshop tips and techniques. As Michael shares examples from his work, you’ll discover everything from essential shortcuts to boost your productivity to the secrets of his signature colorful and dimensional app icon designs. If you’re an aspiring visual designer and Photoshop is your main tool for creating interfaces, icons, and branding, this session is guaranteed to give you at least one “Wow, I didn’t know Photoshop could do that!” moment.

Michael will walk you through how to:

  • Bend light and make any material using layer styles
  • Simulate 3D with gradients
  • Make better shadows
  • Use Smart Objects in an intelligent way

Download the PSD file Michael uses in his session demo

Technical Level: Intermediate

Type: Session

Category: How To

Track: Illustration and Digital Painting, Graphic Design

Audience: Art/Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Print Designer, UI and UX, Web Designer, 3D, Illustrator