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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...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Detailed Scanner Illustration

July 5th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Detailed Scanner Illustration

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed scanner illustration. We'll start with a bunch of simple shapes, some basic vector shape building techniques, several effects and the round any corner script. Once we have our starting shapes we'll continue with some Pathfinder options, several new...

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From Head to Foot: Showcase of Beautiful Header and Footer Designs

July 3rd, 2012
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From Head to Foot: Showcase of Beautiful Header and Footer Designs

Studies show that the website header is one of the first things a visitor sees on your website. That is mainly due to the way we are used to browser information on the computer presented from top to bottom, and due to the way HTML is built with the...

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A Collection of Incredibly Simple and Sleek Logo Designs

June 29th, 2012
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A Collection of Incredibly Simple and Sleek Logo Designs

Logo design is a broad medium, full of diverse styles, genres and talents. With advancements in software many logo designs have become increasingly complex, utilizing wide color spectrums, complex gradients and intricate illustrations.

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Printer Illustration

June 28th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Printer Illustration

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed printer illustration. We'll start with two simple rectangles and some basic vector shape building techniques. Once we have our starting shapes we'll continue with some Pathfinder options, a bunch of complex linear gradients and some simple effects. For the...

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Putting the Pieces Together: Scrapbook Style Web Designs

June 21st, 2012
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Putting the Pieces Together: Scrapbook Style Web Designs

Web design has roots in numerous other artistic fields, one of which that blogging not only honors, but often mimics in design and use alike is scrapbooking. Just as scrapbooks capture moments with more artistic accompaniment than photos, collaging various elements together to present a story; blogs capture moments in digital format,...

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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,...