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Brushing Up: A Collection of Free Photoshop Brushes

June 18th, 2012
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Brushing Up: A Collection of Free Photoshop Brushes

Photoshop brushes are a hot commodity among the design community, so every now and then we like to look in on what new sets have been released to the masses. And in this post we have collected dozens of new, free Photoshop brushes to spice up your design arsenal, and help give...

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Art on Board: Skateboarding and the Artistic Sub-Culture

June 14th, 2012
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Art on Board: Skateboarding and the Artistic Sub-Culture

When you think of sports, probably the last thing you think about is art or the freedom of expression. You probably think about the high energy. The excitement. The competition. The sweat. The blood. The tears. All of these tend to be associated with sports, from the most physical ones like football,...

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Industrial Makeover: Fully Illustrated Package Designs

June 13th, 2012
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Industrial Makeover: Fully Illustrated Package Designs

Packaging is considered to be one of the main influences in the marketer’s world, instantly forming the first impression. It also helps determine the initial success of the product, since customers are accustomed to making instant decisions. Thus, the more memorable the package designs are, the better the chances that the merchandise will end up...

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Towards a 3D World: Amazing Collection of Autodesk 3DS Max Tutorials

June 12th, 2012
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Towards a 3D World: Amazing Collection of Autodesk 3DS Max Tutorials

For today’s collection, we have chosen 3D Studio Max tutorials that will unlock the techniques you need so you can master your 3D Studio Max skills. With the help of the 3D visualization rendering, you can create the perfect feel and look you are wanting for your images. And...

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Tales From the Darkside: Dark and Surreal Photo Manipulations

June 6th, 2012
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Tales From the Darkside: Dark and Surreal Photo Manipulations

Darker, surreal themes can often lead to some really interesting photo manipulations, as stylistically artist's can stray into genres such as gothic, horror, the macabre and violence. Not the most pleasant themes for sure, but they can result in some very emotive, engaging pieces of art.

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Splashes of Color: Effective Uses of Minimal Coloring in Web Design

June 4th, 2012
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Splashes of Color: Effective Uses of Minimal Coloring in Web Design

Color is one of the most powerful elements that designers have for setting the mood and tone of a project. Even the imagery used can be given different connotations by the colors laid over the top of it. Designers do love playing with this element to ensure the most...

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Scratching the Surface: A Showcase of Scratchboard Illustration

May 24th, 2012
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Scratching the Surface: A Showcase of Scratchboard Illustration

There are some illustrators who take their talents a little bit deeper, while still scratching the surface. Bad pun aside, scratchboard illustration is an amazing artform, one that we our turning our inspirational spotlight on for this new post. By scratching their works from these special surfaces, and at times combining them...

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Selling Art: Creative and Artistic Advertisements

May 21st, 2012
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Selling Art: Creative and Artistic Advertisements

We live in a world, in a society, where it's almost impossible to go a day or a couple of hours or even a few of minutes without trying to be sold something. Sometimes an opportunity to purchase can present itself subtly; perhaps a friend has a product you like or perhaps you drove...

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Websites With Seamless Social Media Integration

May 18th, 2012
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Websites With Seamless Social Media Integration

Well, its official: social media is here to stay. While it can be difficult to keep up with the ever-changing social landscape, a basic understanding and implementation of the different platforms available can get big results. Companies of all sizes are taking advantage of the free publicity and word-of-mouth that social media can offer...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Detailed Lifebuoy Illustration

May 14th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Detailed Lifebuoy Illustration

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a semi-realistic lifebuoy graphic. We'll start with a bunch of concentric circles and some basic vector shape building techniques. Once we create the starting shapes we'll continue with some Pathfinder options, several Warp and Gaussian Blur effects plus some basic...