Good Design isn't About Photoshop Tutorials

Written by on Dec 9 2008

With so many Photoshop tutorials floating around everyone thinks they’re designers. There’s nothing wrong with tutorials or Photoshop but Photoshop isn’t the foundation of good design. Good design is about visual balance, a font hierarchy, color weight, alignment and proximity, these pillars are how you, the designer, guide the viewer’s eyes around the page to the places you want them to be.

Below is a simple design, but very effective. The spacing is clear and the alignments are perfect.

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Simple alignments make a difference.

Clean Alignments

See the consistent spacing?

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