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Creativity Illustrated: Collection of Imaginative Vector Posters

August 23rd, 2012
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Creativity Illustrated: Collection of Imaginative Vector Posters

Vectors are quite the popular format to use for many graphic designers looking to create interesting character illustrations and more. With the versatility that continues to be offered with each generation of illustration programs that are on the market, the growing body of work being produced is not only quite stunning, it is...

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Showcase of Incredible Design Portfolios From All Over the World

August 21st, 2012
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Showcase of Incredible Design Portfolios From All Over the World

No matter when or why you find yourself browsing the internet, there is no short of different logos, websites and print designs filling the web. Having experience in the fields helps one to distinguish the visual candy from the beauty of great web design. In this information age the competition...

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Beautiful Button Design in Action: Examples & Tips for Creating Effective Buttons

August 17th, 2012
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Beautiful Button Design in Action: Examples & Tips for Creating Effective Buttons

Designing beautiful buttons for the web is an art form in and of itself. The best buttons often appear simple and easy to design, yet are deceptively difficult, and are often comprised of many subtle design elements, backed by solid marketing theories. Today we're going to look at...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Simple Drop-Down Menu

August 16th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Simple Drop-Down Menu

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed web element, a simple drop-down menu. We'll start with a bunch rectangles and simple paths, some basic vector shape building techniques and the Rounded Corners effect. Once we have our starting shapes we'll continue with the colors. We'll...

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Following the Masters: Showcase of Design-related Pinterest Boards to Follow

August 13th, 2012
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Following the Masters: Showcase of Design-related Pinterest Boards to Follow

Of late, Pinterest has taken the social networking world by a storm. Pinterest makes it extremely easy to find and share content of your liking and interest. Whether you prefer typography, or are into photography and interior décor, you are sure to find many like-minded individuals on Pinterest who...

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3D Text Effects: Ultimate Collection of Photoshop Tutorials

August 9th, 2012
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3D Text Effects: Ultimate Collection of Photoshop Tutorials

Typography is not just about the arrangement and placement of letters and words, rather it has become a field of art where artists can express themselves solely through the use of different styles of fonts with varying sizes. Typography has continued to expand as an art, though one must always heed the...

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Color the World: A Gallery of Pantone Inspiration

August 8th, 2012
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Color the World: A Gallery of Pantone Inspiration

Ask almost any designer about custom colors and the name that will probably be waiting on the tips of their tongues would be Pantone. Such a rich selection of patented hues rest under the Pantone umbrella, but their reach does not end there. Far from it, in fact. Pantone's custom color service...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Detailed Dynamite Illustration

August 7th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Detailed Dynamite Illustration

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed dynamite illustration. We'll start by turning some plain text into a symbol, and by making some simple rectangles. Once we have our starting shapes, we'll continue with some Extrude&Bevel and Warp effects plus some Pathfinder options along with...

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Showcase of Unique Steampunk Web Design & Resources

August 1st, 2012
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Showcase of Unique Steampunk Web Design & Resources

Steampunk is a genre which surfaced during the late 1980s and early 1990s, as an amalgam of various science-fiction and fantasy elements resembling the British Victorian era or the U.S. "Wild-West" era, in which steam power was widely used. One of its main characteristics is anachronism - designating an object, person, event...

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Creatively Clad: A Showcase of Creative Costume Design

July 31st, 2012
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Creatively Clad: A Showcase of Creative Costume Design

One area of design that tends to constantly be producing innovative and impressive results is the field of costume design. With so many important scenes relying heavily on the costumes to help create and solidify the tone and feeling of the piece, costume designers have a lot to carry on their shoulders....

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Stripped: Minimalist Movie Posters and Album Artwork

July 24th, 2012
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Stripped: Minimalist Movie Posters and Album Artwork

As consumers, there are a lot of different products that companies want us to purchase or get into. When you're in a position to make one choice amongst many products, there is a need for it to stick out; you need to be swayed. Companies do this through things like features and pricing;...

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HTML5 Tutorials for Keeping Your Design Skills Tight

July 23rd, 2012
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HTML5 Tutorials for Keeping Your Design Skills Tight

With the growing number of HTML5 tutorials available to help designers and developers get a better handle on this language, it can get a bit tricky sorting through them to find what you are truly looking for. And as the capabilities of this language expand, it is important to keep up with...

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Stadiums of the Olympiads: A Look at Interesting Olympic Stadiums

July 13th, 2012
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Stadiums of the Olympiads: A Look at Interesting Olympic Stadiums

On 27 July this Summer, athletes from 204 countries from around the world will head to London for the 2012 Summer Olympics. With social media integrated into everyone's lives, this years Olympics looks set to be the most recorded and most talked about Olympics since the great spectacle was reintroduced...

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Artistically Designed: Get to Know Andrew Archer

July 9th, 2012
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Artistically Designed: Get to Know Andrew Archer

Art and design are often very subjective fields when it comes to who and what is good. They can also be very subjective in determining where a particular piece fits. Is it art, or is it design? There are, however, basic principles we all tend to agree on; design is generally more calculated while...