Dirk Metzmacher

  • 40 Entertaining Infographics Plus Some Tips On Creating Your Own Using Photoshop

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    Infographics are popular. They help reduce complex coherences to simplified illustrations. Information gets visualized. The best infographics are self-explanatory, needing almost no text at all. A picture is worth a thousand words, they say. And it’s true. In this collection, we share with you 40 entertaining infographics on popular topics from around the net. If you are a programmer, illustrator, designer or nerd of any other type, you’ll most likely find at least the majority of these informative pieces interesting. If you don’t like the content, probably you’ll be inspired by the way, the graphic has been done.



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  • 40 Matte Paintings To Push You To Real Photoshop Artistry

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    Traditionally, matte paintings stem from the movie industry. Used as extensions of a film setting, they provide more depth to the whole scene and removing the limitations of a studio location. Today, with green and blue screen techiques, these paintings are still in heavy use, while – certainly – digitally created backgrounds took over the heritage from their usually glass-based predecessors. To inspire the Photoshopper in you, we spared no effort and dug up the highest-class and most astonishing matte paintings we were able to come up with.



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  • There Is No Getting Round These 40 Inescapable Fonts In 2013

    We are sure that you will not even try to live without the following collection of inescapable fonts in 2013. All these fonts carry more than the basic character set, though mileage will vary. German readers will find all the special characters, others have to check by themselves. We have included the information, whether the creators of the font allow commercial use. These things should always be double-checked beforehand anyway. So do not only rely on our findings. Furthermore we tell you the format the fonts come in. To help you determine potential usecases, we have also included our rating regarding apperance and style of each font. Designers won’t probably need that much, though…



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  • 40 Amazing Tutorials For Illustrators And Photoshoppers

    The following roundup of high-grade and elaborate Illustrator tutorials will not only satisfy the fans of vector-graphics. It is also bound to inspire the Photoshop artist. This is because a lot of the effects shown can be achieved using Photoshop as well, though in slightly different ways. You will definitely have your aha-moments here. The spectrum ranges from infographics over typography to posters and really lovely comic characters. Every designer will find his own favorite here.



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  • 40 Must-See Portfolio-Websites Of Photographers, Illustrators and Photoshop-Artists

    Portfolios can be a great way to prove how multifaceted an artist is. But this is only true while it is true for the artist and for the website. You might be a superb photographer, but if your website is not representing these skills you might have a hard time acquiring clients this way. Today we show you portfolios of artists who understood the necessity to show their skills in a skilled way. Get inspired and learn from these best practices.



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  • Inspiration Blast: 40 Elaborately Designed Photoshop Wallpapers

    The easiest way to decorate your boring computer desktop is with creative wallpapers. It only takes a few clicks to beautify even the dullest workspace. In the following collection you will find little pieces of art, hand-crafted by talented Photoshoppers from around the world. The wallpapers are colorful, elaborately designed and unique at the same time. As they come in a variety of resolutions, we have equipped the collection with the necessary information. Now find your next desktop wallpaper!



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  • Productivity-Powerhouse: 40 Perfect Photoshop-Actions To Speed Up Your Workflow

    Adobe Photoshop offers a very simple option to record a sequence of commands in the form of so-called Actions. These Actions can be stored and distributed. That way we have the possibility to use command-sequences other Photoshop artists developed and execute them on mouse click. Actions can speed up your workflow and even push your work to quality levels you probably wouldn’t have reached left to your own devices. The following article collects 40 high-grade Actions you won’t want to miss.



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  • Creativity-Powerhouse: 40 Free and Unusual Brush Sets for Adobe Photoshop

    One of the many strengths of Photoshop is its extensibility. Especially the brushes-section can be easily packed with hundreds and hundreds of different styles. Today we sort the wheat from the chaff and present you 40 high-grade sets that have the potential to unleash your creativity to whole new levels. All the brushes can be used free of charge, while it is always advisable to check the licence and its compliance to the project you are about to create.



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  • Photoshop Plugins: 3D and Beauty

    Over the last years Adobe Photoshop’s developers have been integrating some powerful 3D tools. Many of them require you to import a model from a 3D software or to gain profound knowledge of the software and its terminology. If you wish to move forward a little faster, then take a look at the following plugins.



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  • Free Grunge Styles and Resources

    Today we are glad to release five grunge styles for Adobe Photoshop. These styles were designed by the german Photoshop artist Dirk Metzmacher and released especially for Noupe and its readers, including resources for textures, fonts and brushes.



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