The newly-expanded 3rd edition of Pixel Perfect Precision for Photoshop is out – and it’s better than ever plus still free – so if you don’t have it yet, go grab it now…
This designer bible comes to us from respected Adobe partner ustwo, the digital design studio who just won an Apple Design Award for their gorgeous Escher-inspired app, Monument Valley.
Pixel Perfect Precision v. 3 is a stylish and helpful tome covering introduction to core interface design principles (best practices for web, apps, games, and other digital media), combined with intermediate-level techniques on how to to best use Photoshop to put those principles into practice.
The 214 pages of the free book are divided roughly into half for each part, plus there is also a smaller chapter for Adobe Illustrator as well. Taken together, both seasoned professionals and newcomers to the field can gain something valuable from this quick-start guide.
It works with any recent release of Photoshop, but if you’re not running it yet then you can pick up Photoshop CC (the latest version of the leading desktop tool that used to cost $999) for as low as $10 a month, with ongoing upgrades included. A free Photoshop trial is also available for instant download.
The design of the ebook itself is, of course, lovely and readable, and easy to flip through. It’s available in either Adobe PDF or Apple iBook formats, with both at no cost.
As Adobe’s Jeff Tranberry writes:
This amazingly useful handbook covers the dos and don’ts of design for user interface designers, covering topics ranging from general design principles including navigation, interaction, error handling, accessibility; to Photoshop-specific topics including color management, layer organization, pixel precision using vectors, exporting work, Adobe Generator for asset creation, and much more…
A wonderful resource of essential design tips and Photoshop techniques for screen designers.
Grab this gem for yourself instantly and completely free here:
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44 thoughts on “Download Free 214-Page Handbook on Photoshop & Digital Design”
The UStwo PPP3 link does not work.
Sorry, it looks like they moved the free Photoshop book…
It is still available though – try here instead.
Hope you enjoy it!
There is a problem with the links, I am getting “Site cannot be reached.”
Not sure; we just tested the download links and they work fine… Nobody else has reported any issues, either.
So there could be something that you’re running or blocking, because it works fine for every browser we check…
Are you restricting or filtering anything with your browser(s) – like cookies, downloads, or any sites or URLs?
Did you try with a different web browser, or from another computer or device?
Are you running any other utilities that might limit your web surfing? (like AdBlock, Ghostery, or similar) Or possibly your firewall, antivirus program (esp. Kaspersky), or other third-party security software?
What happens when you try to access any of the different free Adobe books from your tablet/iPad or smartphone/iPhone? Plenty of folks download the PDFs for mobile use, and share them back to their desktops using Dropbox, Box, or Creative Cloud storage.
Occasionally some folks do have difficulty accessing the books but usually it’s because of over-aggressive utilities or plug-ins on their system. Adobe recommends temporarily turning those things off for downloads.
Just some ideas, hope that helps… But plenty of visitors download this book every day with no problem.