Design Oahu

Web design blog from the middle of the pacific.

Photoshop Tutorial - Diagonal Stripes for Web Site Background

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create diagonal stripes easily using Photoshop. I had seen diagonal stripes being used quite a bit and tried to create my own, however I would never get it to match up correctly and when it is repeated it would always look like crap. Now I will show you the best way to make perfect tiling diagonal background patterns. Read the rest of this entry »

Rounded Corners Photoshop Tutorial

It took me forever before I learned how to make rounded corners in Photoshop using Channels. I had been using the custom shape tool for the longest time, but I became frustrated by not having the precision of roundness that I desired. Then I started fooling around with the marquee tool and using a feather to get the roundness that I desired however the edges become blurred when it is filled with color… duh, thats the point of feathering. So, here is how to do it with channels. Read the rest of this entry »

Simple Reflection Photoshop Tutorial

There are a few different ways to create reflections for that “Web 2.0″ look, but I will show the way that works best for me. Read the rest of this entry »