Unique Grunge Effects on Photoshop

Written by kay zetkin

Grotesque and ungainly images onscreen ignites in us different emotions and creates quite a stir on our moods. In fact, grunge manipulation are common in horror pictures and gothic scenes. Dark, mysterious, haunting, even sinister images have their own charm once they are used appropriately or as a certain site calls for it. Our web design need not entail that everything should be bright, happy, shining and attractive. In fact, it is also quite necessary to createrepparttar exact opposite of these bright and attractive images.

Images that scream of grotesque shapes against a dark aura have very shattering effect our senses thatrepparttar 138850 way it was done often escape our notice. If we observe closely enough, these kinds of horrible, washed up or torn images are made out of very ordinary textures that we encounter everyday.

So, letís discoverrepparttar 138851 trick in doing up an effect that will build onrepparttar 138852 basic grunge technique.

To get you started in grunge manipulation, you will be needing Photoshopís Blending Modes and Eraser Tool. Select a picture that already have a dark and mysterious theme around it. Then, takerepparttar 138853 time to choose textures that will work well withrepparttar 138854 picture you have chosen. You might choose about two in order to achieverepparttar 138855 effect you have in mind. Texture is one ofrepparttar 138856 absolute necessities in creating a successful grunge effect for your image. Remember also thatrepparttar 138857 hiqherrepparttar 138858 quality of texture you choose,repparttar 138859 better itís effect will be forrepparttar 138860 image youíre creating. You can use imagery of cracks inrepparttar 138861 earth and walls, you may also use rough nature textures or cracked and crumpled ones.

5 Website Design Tips to Make Your Site More Attractive

Written by Ladan Lashkari

The question that I most frequently hear from people is "How can I attract thousands of visitors to my site each month?" Well, driving high traffic to your site is important, but what's even more important, is designing a website that makes them stay.

After all, what'srepparttar use of spending all your time and money on creating a unique product that many people want, building a 100-page site, winning top rankings on search engines, and spending $5,000 in advertising if visitors don't stay once they arrive?

In this article, you're going to learn 5 important website design tips to make your site more attractive. So not only your website will attract many visitors, but it will also motivate them to stay for a while, which is your only chance to let them know about your offers and turn them into newsletter subscribers or even paying customers.

#1. Your Site Should Be Fast Loading

One ofrepparttar 138772 biggest problems you see onrepparttar 138773 Internet is that some websites are slow loading. There are many sites out there that take more than 20 seconds to load -- a lifetime onrepparttar 138774 Internet. People just don't have time and patience to wait that long.

The best way to make your site fast-loading is to use more text and fewer graphic. Wild graphics and animations are "traffic killers" so don't use them unless you really need to. If it takes more than 10 seconds for your web pages to load, chances are you're losing as much as half of your site's traffic!

Don't assume all visitors have fast connections. Many people still use slow connections like 36.6 kbps or 28.8 kbps, so design your websiterepparttar 138775 way everyone can view it quickly -- not justrepparttar 138776 few who have high-speed connections.

To make sure your website loads fast, view your site with slow connections. If it doesn't load in 10 seconds, reducerepparttar 138777 number andrepparttar 138778 size of graphics. WebGraphics Optimizer is a great software that helps you reduce graphic size whilerepparttar 138779 quality doesn't really change and it looks almostrepparttar 138780 same.

#2. Make Your Website Easy to Navigate

People should easily and quickly find what they're looking for. Don't make your visitors click on 10 links, scroll down each page, and click onrepparttar 138781 "back" button several times to finally findrepparttar 138782 page they're looking for.

Statistics show that we lose up to 50% of visitors each time we make them click on a link. That's why allrepparttar 138783 pages of your site shouldn't be more than five clicks away from your home page. Make your visitors enjoy surfing your site. It should be easy for them to findrepparttar 138784 information that they want.

Also remember not everyone enters your website fromrepparttar 138785 home page, especially if they find your site through search engines. So make sure each page should have a title so they always know where they are at, and a link torepparttar 138786 most important pages of your website (e.g. home page, order page, contact page and so on).

Another way to make your site easy-to-navigate is using clear link texts. Visitors must know where each link will take them at a glance. For example, if you want to create a link to your order page, "Sale" is not a good name because it's unclear and confusing. Use "Order" instead because it's common.

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