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Download Free 214-Page Handbook on Photoshop & Digital Design

Download Pixel Perfect Precision for Photoshop Now

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 a 2014 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 2017 (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:

For another terrific free book on Photoshop, check out Adobe Design Suite Basics – 202 pages of step-by-step tutorials for understanding how to best use Adobe’s top three design tools: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign (versions CC, CS6, CS5 or CS4).

And to continue learning, don’t miss dozens more free books for many Adobe products, covering recent versions of all major applications!

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  1. Roberto

    Hey, a great addition to my library, thanks!

  2. starling

    awesome book, appreciate it

  3. David

    I can’t download any of the free books, always get this…

    “This page can’t be displayed

    •Make sure the web address is correct.
    •Look for the page with your search engine.
    •Refresh the page in a few minutes.”

    Have tried different browsers, will try a different computer later…

    • Well, certainly that web address link you posted is correct and works – so not sure what could be the problem.

      Yes, we definitely recommend trying with a different browser and/or another computer or Internet connection.

      Also, make sure you’re not blocking or filtering anything with your browser(s) – like cookies, downloads, or any sites or URLs – or running blocking utilities like Ghostery, AdBlock, or Disconnect.

  4. Leontius

    I can’t download this book either.
    When I click the “download” button, it turns to a different address and returns nothing.

    Is that the correct download link?
    I’ve completely disabled AdBlock and it doesn’t work.
    My browsers are IE 11.0.15 and Firefox 34.0.5.

    • Hi Leontius, there must be some other thing 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?

      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?

      In addition to different browsers, did you try from another computer or device?

      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 PDF’s 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 lots of visitors download this book every day with no problem.

  5. Anonymous


    yes i cannot download to my usable files

    • Hey there, everything still works fine on our end. What happened exactly when you tried, did you get any messages or errors? If so, what were they? We would need more details in order to try to help you.

      And did you try any of the suggestions we gave in the previous reply?

  6. Giulio

    Hi, I have the same problem, can’t download. Copying on the download link the web browser hangs, white page, nothing happens.

  7. Samuel Hussaini Yahaya

    If I can’t download, then do I read this book online???
    Though I am a beginner

    • Hello Samuel – yes, with this title as well as with the other free Adobe books, you should be able to either view the book in your web browser online, and/or download it (in PDF format) to store on your computer, laptop or device such as iPhone or iPad… where you’ll be able to read it offline anytime and anywhere you want.

  8. Shambhu Nath Jha
  9. karthikeyan

    dear sir/madam,

    please send the download link for my mail id.

    one of the photoshop viewers

  10. More years ago than I like to remember, I found the most amazing book in the local library about design. It got me started on things like proper use of fonts and white space, and I wish I still had a copy of that book. Pixel Perfect Precision is a much better guide to good design, and I feel like I have stumbled upon buried treasure. A big thanks to ProDesignTools for making it available. And it is FREE!!!

  11. suraj gautam
  12. L Marsh
  13. Demitri

    Not working the download link…

  14. Jyoti

    The page i requested can not be displayed so that i’m unable to download…

    • Sorry you’re having issues. Do you get any messages or other indications – and if so, what are they?

      Just confirmed and the link above continues to work. See the comment immediately above yours for help, or try using a different browser.

  15. Prakash (Bhim) Rajsmand
  16. Aslam

    It really helps a lot, THANK YOU.

  17. joel

    It is really helpful…Thank you so much

  18. David Bullock

    Hi, I am a 2nd year HND Interactive Media student at Swindon College, going on to the University of the West of England to study Digital Media BSc (Hons).

    I would like to thank Adobe for turning my hobby of web design into a potential business which will work around my disability. Thanks to the Creative Cloud suite, I have learned there is more to Digital Media than just Web design. I would like to thank Adobe for this and for these freebies at Christmas. It comes at a time when we are building up to our final major project for the HND course.

    Well Happy Christmas to Adobe and to all people out there using their products. Have a great festive time,

  19. Amy

    Tried to download the Pixel Perfect Precision book and their website is offline. Even tried their other site at ustwo ppp – no luck.

  20. Anonymous

    I cannot download! The following message always appears.


    You don’t have permission to access /crawlspace/2014/03/pixel-perfect-precision-useful-design-tips-photoshop-techniques-for-screen-designers.html on this server.

    Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.”

  21. Bob Sampson

    Every time I try to download this, I get:
    Error establishing a database connection

  22. treyy
  23. Download link not working

  24. lumen soledad

    still trying to download

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