I think most of people reading this blog already now what a PSD template is and why do we need it. Main purpose of this article is to help you not making mistakes when creating a PSD template. Everybody loves awesome layouts and even more if you create such ones you can get really well paid. So if you have a few minutes take look at this seven really helpful tips.
1st: Prepare Before Starting
Do you have a clear step-by-step plan of what to do? Have you tried to do a sketch? You must never start a project without preparations. Try to imagine what kind of house would an architect build if he had no plan? Let’s think of what should be included in your preparation part of project. Of course you should try drawing a sketch first of all simple and less detailed and after some clarifications more detailed one. Next step you should think of color scheme and fonts which you will use, it is important to check fonts licenses and compabilities. Here are some links that may be helpfull at this stage:
2nd: Keep Organized
If you have started creating a layout try to remain organized until the end of work on the project. Create folders, subfolders, use smart objects and so on, PS has a plenty of usefull tools for keeping your workplace organized. Why is this so important? Because if you want to change something, it will be much more easy to do if you can find and do it in several clicks, but not after an hour of searching and remebering. Also it makes you think of next step and helps a lot if you share your work with somebody, so that he shouldn’t try to guess what you were doing.
3rd: Look At Professionals
Take a quick tour to the Envato’s ThemeForest, you can see many professional works there. Why do you need this? Try to contact some of the leading designers maybe they will help with an advice. Try submiting your work, you could check out the forum if it would be rejected to find potential problems in your design. Don’t be shy everybody could make a mistake and everybody started like a newbie. And who knows maybe one day your work will be at the top! Here I attached some examples of stunning layout designs that you must see: