Discover how to create stunning photo manipulations in Photoshop. In this course, you'll learn everything from photographing models to creating dark conceptual artworks. If you enjoy our photo manipulation tutorials, you will absolutely love this course.
Where do these stencils come from?UI Stencils sells stencil kits for web and mobile UX designers. These stencils are designed and created in-house by a design company in Seattle, WA and they make designing on paper easier. There are stencils for the iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Windows phone, websites, and user flow - we chose the User Flow and Website Stencil kits to review.
Website Stencil KitWhen you first receive this stencil, you'll be awed by it's sharp cutouts. This laser-cut stencil has perfectly sharp edges and jammed with icons. The pixel ruler lets you design your website with precision so that you know everything will fit the way you wanted it. There are also stencils to create 3 and 4 column layouts. There wasn't really any icons that I felt was missing but the cursor icons sure looks big (approx. 40x50 pixels). There's a few inevitable downsides to metal rulers:
- It's really thin - this isn't something you want to throw in your bag with heavy objects that can dent or bend your stencil. Keep it in a safe place such as a hard pencil case or inside the middle of your sketchbook.
- The edges are sharp and and as you draw, the lead of your pencil shaves against the edge of the ruler leaving you with graphite dust on your paper. Be sure to blow away these dust instead of swiping them away with your hand.
- The biggest downside with metal stencils/rulers is that you can't see what's underneath it. This makes it hard to align objects or see exactly where you are drawing.