I have been developing websites since the internet has been a public entity, and most of that time working on interconnecting websites to back end data or processes.
Though I love my job, I really do not get the chance to be creative anymore. Yea sure, programming wise I find many creative ways to make things do what I want or need them to do. But that is not the same as putting the color to the canvas and making something beautiful.
In the past year I have set a goal for myself to do more creative things. Whether it's designing a website layout, creating landscapes, or just designing an image composite for an advertisement.
The following Photoshop projects are the steps I have taken to improve my website design skills, and have fun in the process.
Most of these projects can be found at tuts+. Another great site to learn more about digital graphic design is Ctrl+Paint.
I hope you find these helpful.