Articles by Vitaly Friedman

Inspiration

40 Terrific Works of Art Made From Common Trash

July 12th, 2010
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40 Terrific Works of Art Made From Common Trash

We’ve all heard that “one man’s trash is another mans treasure”. That saying takes on new meaning when we view the world through the eyes of the artists featured in todays post. These talented individuals see possibility in the things we throw away every day. Instead of heading to the art supply store they just collect common trash and turn it into works of amazing art....

Inspiration

Obsessed With Faces (Photography)

July 2nd, 2010
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Obsessed With Faces (Photography)

Every creature has been given a unique face and a distinguished identify. But what if you start seeing faces everywhere, even in inanimate things? Whatever you may think it is, essentially what you’ve got is an incredible concept for photography. Today we are presenting lovely and pleasant faces which will make you smile. Your creative thinking will come alive by looking on these pictures...

Design

Fresh and Excellent Photoshop Tutorials For Designing Posters (From 2010)

June 29th, 2010
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Fresh and Excellent Photoshop Tutorials For Designing Posters (From 2010)

Photoshop is powerful tool that can add wings to your creativity. With Photoshop manipulation tools, you can create and edit images for Web and print. Every industry needs poster designs for promotion of their products and services. Advertisement is of utmost importance for building a brand and thus increasing the sales. So every time you have to come up with out-of-the-box ideas. Below you...

Inspiration

Fantastic Roach Paper Art by Cliff Maynard

June 23rd, 2010
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Fantastic Roach Paper Art by Cliff Maynard

Cliff Maynard is a 38 year old male artist from Pittsburgh, United States. He is a maestro in Chronic Art, or — to be more specific — Roach Paper Art. Unusual but true, he uses unrolled roaches for his designs. His work is very original because his concept is unique and he has experimented with portraits from Jesus Christ to Bob Marley. The result...

Design

Graphic Design Theory: 50 Resources and Articles

June 21st, 2010
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Graphic Design Theory: 50 Resources and Articles

As designers, we often focus on the practical aspects of design above all else. We focus on what works, with little regard for why it works. And in our day-to-day work, that outlook serves us well. It lets us get our work done in an efficient, professional manner, and generally nets good results. But spending some time on the theory behind the graphic design...

Development

Excellent jQuery Navigation Menu Tutorials

June 17th, 2010
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Excellent jQuery Navigation Menu Tutorials

If you are a web designer, you will agree that to keep the interst of the visitors, design of the website must be clear and intuitive. And, of course, the key to clear design is a clear navigation, so it’s important to make it both attractive and easy to use. Today we are presenting you some of the most hunky-dory jQuery-based navigation menus. If...

Inspiration

Showcase Of Big Online Stores

June 16th, 2010
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Showcase Of Big Online Stores

By Tomas Laurinavicius The main task of any store is to sell its products, so there is an important usability and user experience factor, making conversion rates and selling figures a primary consideration. However, marketing objectives often tend to conflict with design goals which way too often results in clumsy, overcrowded and busy e-commerce websites. For this article, we researched current design patterns among...

Design

30 Useful Abstract Photoshop Design Tutorials

June 11th, 2010
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30 Useful Abstract Photoshop Design Tutorials

By Janos Racz Abstract works have many uses in design: they can serve as a vibrant desktop background, a mysterious webdesign header or they can be beautiful art pieces by themselves. What’s more, abstract design has many forms, and not too many limitations. You can always come up with new shapes and compositions with combination of various color schemes. You can create them using...

Business Online

E-commerce: Fundamentals of a Successful Re-Design

June 10th, 2010
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E-commerce: Fundamentals of a Successful Re-Design

By Peter Crawfurd and Michael Yang Ecommerce re-designs can double your sales over night…permanently, but they can also cut them in half. In this miniseries we’ll be looking at what elements are especially important and whether you should be doing an ecommerce re-design. For the sake of clarity, re-design for this post means when at least the site has a new look, this can...

Inspiration

Splendid Examples of Conceptual Architecture

June 9th, 2010
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Splendid Examples of Conceptual Architecture

Real estate is a multi-billion industry and it is flourishing. At some point a new architectureal concept requires 3D models that visualize the idea of the architect and the way he sees his creation. Today we are presenting you some Digital Conceptual Architecture examples which look almost real. Architects use a number of applications and techniques to get the desired output. Although the process...

Inspiration

Showcase of Fan Art from Console Games

June 4th, 2010
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Showcase of Fan Art from Console Games

By Callum Chapman Most people in the graphic and web design industry usually have an interest in technology, meaning a lot of us also have an interest in console gaming. If not, don’t turn away just yet; this post showcases over 80 incredible pieces of fan art from console games suitable for everyone (not just gamers), from Battlefield to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and...

Essentials

40 Fresh Free Texture Packs

June 2nd, 2010
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40 Fresh Free Texture Packs

By By Janos Racz Every designer knows the importance of using the right textures in designs. And since making use of an already existing texture or image is so common and easy, the best you can do for your design is to use quality material that has variety and best suits your purposes. And while there are many stock image sites all over the...

Inspiration

Beautiful Futuristic 3D Scenes For Inspiration

June 1st, 2010
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Beautiful Futuristic 3D Scenes For Inspiration

By Janos Racz Science-fiction is a genre with endless possibilities. The unpredictability of the future gives tremendous freedom to creative minds, so it’s no wonder that many artists find this style so appealing. So much so that most 3D galleries have a whole separate section for sci-fi scenes. In this collection we’ve brought you some interesting works on the Web. Impressive spaceship designs and...

Photography

The Beauty of Lightning Photography: A Bolt From The Blue

May 21st, 2010
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The Beauty of Lightning Photography: A Bolt From The Blue

Scientifically speaking, lightning is an abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light. But for photographers it is a beautiful creation from Mother Nature. Lightning occurs during a storm resulting from strong rising air currents; heavy rain or hail along with thunder and sometimes during volcanic eruptions or dust storms. Mother Nature pigments an galvanic...