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I’m still a little green on the design side of things (been a programmer/developer for years) and I would always just sketch some ideas out on paper, then HTML /CSS them, I would like to start doing more design in photoshop.

I’ve done a little bit of graphic work in photoshop before, but I’m a little confused on how to start building websites templates in photoshop.

how many PSDs do you usually make? Do you have one for the general apperance, or several, one for each page? Are there any good tutorials on getting started using PS to sketch out designs?

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I haven’t built a WP Theme for ThemeForest yet, only HTML Templates but I typically only make 1 PSD . If you are going to have several page layouts that look very different from the main page, then I would use more than 1 PSD .

There are tons of tutorials around the web for this kind of thing.

http://blog.themeforest.net/resources/12-fantastic-psd-to-html-tutorials/ http://blog.themeforest.net/resources/the-75-most-enlightening-design-tutorials/ http://nettuts.com/videos/screencasts/slice-and-dice-that-psd/ http://nettuts.com/videos/screencasts/converting-a-design-from-psd-to-html/

That’s just a few, ha. Anyway, I would check out blog.themeforest.net, nettuts.com, psdtuts.com, css-tricks.com in getting started. :)

Oh, I noticed you were looking for tutorials to sketch out designs with PS. I would search around on those sites, you’re bound to find something.