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Outstanding Text Effects Tutorials in Illustrator

July 22nd, 2011
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Outstanding Text Effects Tutorials in Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful tool that you can create fluffy, vague, sparkling, gelatinous, glossy, glittery, retro and revolutionary effects with. Creating a particular text effect in Illustrator is not that difficult now; thanks to the availability of huge number of tutorials that guide you through each step.

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The Secrets Behind Great Call To Action Buttons

July 14th, 2011
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The Secrets Behind Great Call To Action Buttons

Within web design 'calls to action' can be defined as any element of the page that prompt an action of the user. However, clearly some actions are more desirable than others. For example, any site owner would prefer users to click on a 'buy now' link than a 'twitter' link.

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A Collection of Retro & Vintage Design Resources

July 12th, 2011
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A Collection of Retro & Vintage Design Resources

As summer hits and gets underway, many are drawn back to those summer days of our youth. Memories of summer breaks filled with vacation from school, home, and many other places or responsibilities get us in a sort of retrospective mindset. It is with that theme in hand that we have compiled...

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The Keys to Making Fresh, Forwardly Aesthetic Web Designs

June 28th, 2011
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The Keys to Making Fresh, Forwardly Aesthetic Web Designs

Great graphics. Beautiful typography. Clean design. These are all things designers typically think of when creating stunning websites. But is it really just that combination of elements that produces something that can take your breath away? Of course it’s much more than that; but what?

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A Graphic Design Primer, Part 3: Basics of Composition

June 27th, 2011
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A Graphic Design Primer, Part 3: Basics of Composition

In the first two sections of this primer, we covered the basic elements of design, and the basic principles of design. In this section, we'll cover the basic principles of composition.

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60 Fresh and High Quality Free PSD Files

June 23rd, 2011
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60 Fresh and High Quality Free PSD Files

Adobe Photoshop ranks high among the ultimate tools used in graphic design and most designers wouldn’t even think of designing without Photoshop installed on their computer. Having high-quality PSD files can not only shave time from your workflow, but can also come handy for any rush jobs a client needs.

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A Graphic Design Primer, Part 2: The Principles of Design

June 20th, 2011
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A Graphic Design Primer, Part 2: The Principles of Design

In the last part, we covered the elements that make up most designs. In this part, we’ll cover the principles you can apply to those elements to create a design. All of these principles can be applied to any project, and have a direct impact on the success of that...

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A Graphic Design Primer, Part 1: The Elements of a Design

June 13th, 2011
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A Graphic Design Primer, Part 1: The Elements of a Design

There are many elements that make up any visual design, whether it's good or not. Becoming familiar with the parts of a design is necessary before you can start to apply the principles of good design to your own work, in the same way that a doctor needs to...

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20 Free Top Shelf UI Kits for Web Designers

June 6th, 2011
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20 Free Top Shelf UI Kits for Web Designers

When it comes to web design, the UI elements that are included can, at times, make or effectively break (in more ways than one) the overall piece. Compromising the aesthetics and even the functionality of the design rendering it virtually useless. So we have to choose the UI elements carefully.

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80+ Time Saving and Free Photoshop Action Sets To Enhance your Photos

June 3rd, 2011
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80+ Time Saving and Free Photoshop Action Sets To Enhance your Photos

Photoshop is a wonderful tool that not only lets you create amazing graphics but also automate your work and improve your workflow. With Photoshop Actions, you can perform your repetitive tasks with a simple click that not only saves you time but helps improving your efficiency.