I just discovered a pretty great new feature in Fireworks CS6 - default wireframe templates for iOS that we would actually use. Previously, I would either have to recreate wireframe elements as I'm progressing, or search for other templates online that would help me speed through the process.
Banding sucks. When I first started playing around in photoshop, I would have no idea how to solve obvious banding problems whenever I was working with gradients. Fortunately it's an easy problem to solve - just add noise!
We do a decent amount of icon work for both web and iOS and I used to find that my layer palette would become a mess once I had a couple simple icons constructed with tons of layers. I learned this little trick a while ago to keep my layer palette clean when working with shapes and use it on a fairly regular basis, so I figure it's worth sharing.
A common issue in the interactive design industry is that we always wish our Photoshop mockups look exactly the same when they go to development. Usually we get that first HTML file back and we feel a small piece of us is broken inside.
When working throughout your Photoshop composition, whether it's a website, print ad, design for fun and so on, we may tend to lock layers as we go. Some of our site files can be over 1000+ layers so going back and finding those locked layers can become a nightmare. Read more