What is a suitable tool for UI/UX Work: Adobe Photoshop / XD / Sketch / Figma

As far as I can remember, I have used Photoshop from version two. So I have used Photoshop for almost twenty years, less or more.

I have been using the Sketch app for four years. And just now, because of team recommendations, I have to switch to Figma.

The most problematic point about Photoshop or XD is Adobe’s pricing model. Adobe forces you to buy all Creative Cloud apps whether you choose them or not. In India, Adobe CC costs INR 45,000/- plus taxes.

The best thing about the Sketch app is its pricing model, i.e. Annual Subscription, which costs you INR 7,500/- for a year, and after it ends, you use the same app as long as you want without buying another subscription. So yes, you will not get updates, but you have an app to work with.

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Fix Adobe Photoshop error ‘Could not edit the layer because the layer is locked.’

When you open a PNG or JPG from the web and want to edit a locked background layer, you double-click on the ‘background layer.’ You get this warning: ‘Could not edit the layer because the layer is locked.’

photoshop-locked-background-layers-panel

Here is How to fix this error

Step 01:
Select Background Layer

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Learn Photoshop: Learn How to Use Photoshop’s Non Destructive Editing for Transforming, Applying Perspective, Changing Colors, masking by just utilizing Photoshop feature called ‘Smart Objects’

Following Video will Introduce you the term called ‘Non Destructive Editing’ in Photoshop by using Photoshop’s powerful feature called ‘Smart Objects’.

No more hesitate to transform objects multiple times by loosing quality of artwork… As this feture simply puts exact original copy of artwork inside artwork called Smart Object…

A Modern Photoshop Technique That You should Know How To Use it… & Get powerful results from it…

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Learn Photoshop: Improve Photoshop Your Creative Workflow & Productivity by Utilizing Photoshop Actions by Creating Photoshop Droplets & Scripts

Here are detailed tutorials that you will love to learn ‘Photoshop Actions’ to improove your Photoshop Creative Workflow & Productivity by just following video Tutorials:

We certaily know that Photoshops Actions were available for long time now but learn here to put them for better use…

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Learning Adobe Photoshop Through Podcasts & Websites

I found this resources vary helpful to learn & know Adobe Photoshop through Podcasts & Websites so sharing same links with you all…

Podcasts:
I would suggest subscribing same podcasts through iTunes Store & downloading the latest & old shows…

  1. Understanding Adobe Photoshop
  2. Photoshop with Matt
  3. Photoshop in 5 with RC Concepcion
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How to remove dash, hyphen from half word or stop word cutting in illustrator, indesign, photoshop

Here is small Tutorial about how to remove dash, hyphen from half word or How to stop word cutting in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop & Adobe inDesign.

Answer is as simple as single step: ( I am using Mac OSX but it shouldn’t be different on Windows)

You have to navigate to your Text’s “Paragraph Palette” in your respective application.

In Adobe Photoshop: You have to select desired text first then click on: Window > Paragraph > Uncheck Hyphenate

In Adobe Illustrator: You have to select desired text first then click on: Window > Type > Paragraph > Uncheck Hyphenate

In Adobe inDesign: You have to select desired text first then click on: Window > Type & Tables > Paragraph > Uncheck Hyphenate

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