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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Creating a Tattered Parchment

March 16th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Creating a Tattered Parchment

Today, in this all new Adobe Illustrator tutorial, we will be learning how to create a very popular illustration; old tattered parchment. There are many beautiful illustrations that seem to be complicated to create, but they are actually not. This is the main purpose of this tutorial, to show you how easily some...

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Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Semi-Realistic MacBook Pro from Scratch

March 14th, 2012
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Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Semi-Realistic MacBook Pro from Scratch

In the following Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a semi-realistic MacBook Pro from scratch. First, you will learn how to use the grid and the snap to grid for an easier workflow. We’ll start with some simple vector shapes and several warp techniques along with a bunch of...

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Web Throwback: Showcase of Vintage and Retro Web Design

March 12th, 2012
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Web Throwback: Showcase of Vintage and Retro Web Design

Given the popularity of vintage and retro styles among the web design community, we thought we would take an opportunity and shine a spotlight on some of those styles applied to websites. With so many flawless examples of vintage and retro web design floating around the internet it was a bit...

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Lasting Impressions: Unusual Business Cards That Will Definitely Be Kept

March 7th, 2012
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Lasting Impressions: Unusual Business Cards That Will Definitely Be Kept

As a designer creating a good business card for yourself can be quite task. The need for a visually appealing business card design is greater than in other work fields. There are 2 steps to giving a business card, not only as a designer, but as a business individual in...

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Web of Color: Bold and Beautiful Uses of Color in Web Design

March 6th, 2012
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Web of Color: Bold and Beautiful Uses of Color in Web Design

As we look around the web, we see so many examples of designers who have brilliantly used color in web design projects to make the page or various page elements really pop. Even in some cases when we see designers opting for more minimal designs, using bold splashes...

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Stunning Photo Manipulations Featuring Water

March 5th, 2012
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Stunning Photo Manipulations Featuring Water

Nature provides great inspiration for digital art, and water is one of the most visually impressive aspects of nature. Many photo manipulators choose to work with water as it's fluidity, opacity and reaction to light are all great foundations of art. Water also brings with it tremendous energy. The splashes, waterfalls and flows offer a...

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Top Fifteen Photography Portfolio Sites

March 2nd, 2012
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Top Fifteen Photography Portfolio Sites

What sets great images apart? What do the most successful photographers do to make their work stand out? Often the difference between a great photo and a great photo that captivates and prompts exploration is a good showcase.

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A Showcase of Great Looking Tumblr Themes

February 29th, 2012
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A Showcase of Great Looking Tumblr Themes

Tubmlr has gained a lot of fans over the last 5 years, and with good reason. Whereas many blogging platforms are striving to add more and more features to their platform, Tumblr has stayed true to its microblogging roots by keeping things simple. This has resulted in one of the most user friendly...

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Free Quality Photoshop Brushes for Your Design Arsenal

February 28th, 2012
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Free Quality Photoshop Brushes for Your Design Arsenal

With so many free Photoshop brushes being shared around the web, it can always be a bit tricky to sort through the masses to grab those true quality packs that are available. So we have once again, sought to help out our readers by doing some of the work for you. With...

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Textured Web: Showcase of Textured & Patterned Website Designs

February 22nd, 2012
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Textured Web: Showcase of Textured & Patterned Website Designs

When it comes to design resources, textures and patterns are among some of the most popular tools on offer. And while we may never be able to get a single, definitive answer from the community as to why this is, one can surmise that their popularity is probably due to their...