Nataly Birch

  • Abandon Skeuomorphism with these 30 Free Icon Sets in Flat Design

    The modern way of emphasizing cleanliness, sharpness and objectivity in your designs is by trying to avoid all lavish stylistic choices such as textures, fake feeling of 3d dimension, illusory decorations, shiny/glossy effects and giving the flat style a shot. Being here not just since yesterday, it certainly becomes obvious that this trend not only has put down its roots but also has matured dramatically in a short period of time. The concept implies getting the most out of minimalism, harmoniously marrying Swiss style with a bright coloring and some interesting solutions (such as a long 5 o’clock shadow). It sticks to simple shapes, solid color backdrops, neat sharp typography, generous portions of whitespace, intuitive glyphs, gorgeous bright coloring in order to provide designs with an absolutely clean, crisp, brilliantly simple, properly-balanced and highly enticing look. Not only the large-scale artworks are able to gain considerable advantages from it, but basic GUI elements such as buttons, icons, and controls can benefit as well.



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  • 30 Free Mobile App UI PSDs for Developers: Summer 2014 Edition

    While prototyping interface designs, we are always striving for the spur that will force our imagination to run riot. Inspiration gives us a boost, but when it comes to an actual workflow, we are in need of something more pragmatic and effective such as sets of pre-defined components. Even if you are a great supporter of creating everything from scratch, sometimes you can be caught in a situation where you are running out of time and the more modular approach is like a lifebuoy to a drowning person. It allows killing two birds with one stone: invest your precious time in a project and still save some money.



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  • Typography Without Limits: 40 Fresh Adobe Illustrator Text Effects

    Wondering how to start working with Adobe Illustrator without getting overwhelmed by its endless possibilities? Then begin your acquaintance from tutorials that are aimed to fill the gaps of your knowledge. Nothing can be compared to this kind of educational material, especially when devoted graphic designers reveal their secrets and techniques. Of course, there are a considerable number of tutorials that cover everything from creating user interface templates to drawing character designs, and it is really difficult to make up your mind in which sphere to plunge in. However if you want to slowly but surely move in this direction, you should take your first steps with tutorials concerning text effects. These, at least as a rule, resort to simpler solutions based on basic tools and standard techniques. Besides, spending neither more nor less than an hour of your time you will be able to convert a plain lettering into something eccentric and innovative, having restyled the original typography completely. You can find tutorials that will help you obtain impressive results from a simple type by enlivening it with various mind-blowing yet easy-to-repeat effects. Ready? Let’s go…



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  • Revised Vintage: Collection of Free Stuff to Awaken Your Inner Hipster

    The members of that subculture that is easily and uniquely recognizable by its Ray Ban glasses, skinny jeans/trousers, almost antique Holga photocamera, shaggy haircuts and deep love to vintage are called Hipsters. They are those who truly appreciate old-fashioned stuff and successfully manage to stay away from mainstream trends, while at the same time, look very stylish and voguish. Conquering the real world, they have finally reached the online universe by affecting various spheres of design including print graphic material and website looks. Thanks to its eccentric and offbeat appearance, the retro style has got a second wind. Just take a look at the website of Morgan Street Cafe or Max & Erma’s Illustrated Menu Cover made by Peter Donnelly, they simply exude of originality and sophistication as well as seize attention by professionally-crafted intricate appearances.



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  • Boring Work Made Easy: Free Templates for Creating Manuals

    Whichever boring and insipid creating a manual usually is, whether you are a developer/manufacturer or an end-user, you simply cannot do without one. Perspective of poking a finger in the sky in order to figure out how to employ the product as well as leaving your arduous piece of work without a detailed description does not sound great at all. So like it or not, manuals are integral parts of our life.



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  • 29 Great Free Business Card PSD Templates: The Ace up Your Sleeve

    When it comes to promoting a business, we have become accustomed to resort to online means such as websites, social media profiles, Google ads and the like. In doing so we extremely underestimate the power that is hidden in print material. Take that profane business card as an example. Of course these days business cards are no longer necessary to convey your contact information. But they still have the potential to set yourself apart from the competition. Start seeing business cards not as small pieces of paper, but more like an ad that is going to beat the drum for you. Focus on the details, the choice of paper, the print technology, the thorough design. We have compiled 29 professionally-crafted and free business card PSD templates in the following article. Let the inspiration begin…



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  • Sky’s The Limit: 40 Fresh and Free Photoshop Text Effects

    Text effects in Photoshop are an art not too many know how to achieve. At least not when we are expecting noteworthy effects. Still, a strong typographic logo or eyecatcher of any other kind is granted to draw a good deal of attention to whatever you want to communicate. Text effects with Photoshop are not that easy, but no rocket science either. We have curated 40 fresh and free Photoshop text effects to get you going. Grab your Photoshop and read on…



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  • 20 Free Dashboard UI Mockups: Graphs, Diagrams, Charts and Functional Widgets

    Admin panels are one of the bare necessities of modern web sites. Yet, as they are only seen by very few people, designers tend to not put too much effort into them. This is perfectly understandable, while at the same time too narrowly considered. The customer who will have to work with these panels for years to come will be much more likely to stay satisfied if you provide him with a dashboard, that is both beautiful and easy to handle. Keep in mind, that getting existing customers to place the next order is much easier than the acquisition of new ones. So, let’s do something to better your customer relationship. The so-called “backend” is going to be today’s topic. We have collected 20 of the best free resources we were able to find…



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  • Fresh Breeze of Past Spring: 29 Free User Interface Mockups for Mobile Designs

    Smartphones are widely used in everyday life. More and more people turn to them to create content, shoot pictures, share news via social media, leave checkpoints, entertain themselves, learn something new across the internet. To cut a long story short, the list of features and possibilities of these small pocket-size devices are increasing day by day. An affection that has already turned into addiction a long time ago.



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  • 25 Free HTML Resume Templates for Your Successful Online Job Application

    Are you dreaming about drawing attention to your persona, getting your job application noticed and bagging the desired job? Then first of all, you should take care of your resume. Though it helps to overcome only the first step towards building your brilliant career, no one would argue that this small piece of paper or a modern minimal one-page web resume is the one that creates the first impression. In the majority of cases it is this first impression that decides your fate. Thus, if you want to succeed, spend time and put in a great deal of effort in order to give your CV a professional, original and unique appearance. The online resources we dug up for you will be of massive help in these efforts…



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