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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.

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CSS3 and HTML5 Toolbox Starter

June 1st, 2011
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CSS3 and HTML5 Toolbox Starter

As designers and developers we tend to always be on the look out for awesome resources to add to our virtual toolboxes. With the web design landscape moving in the direction of CSS3 and HTML5 we thought that we would help our readers find a few choice tools to start building up their toolboxes.

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Inspiration Shift: Tilt-Shift Photos and Effects

May 30th, 2011
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Inspiration Shift: Tilt-Shift Photos and Effects

With all of the various techniques and lenses that photographers use to create over the years in the development of their craft, we see many spring to the forefront of the industry to take hold. Of these that are popular with the public, several have been adopted by graphic artists who attempt to replicate...

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Designing the Airwaves: Podcast’s Part in Design

May 27th, 2011
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Designing the Airwaves: Podcast’s Part in Design

One powerful outlet that many designers have been turning to over the recent years, which in turn has allowed for a further evolution of the design community and conversation, is podcasting. This completely accessible, and open format for extending the design dialog is proving a viable solution for many seeking to lend their...

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100+ Free High Resolution Photoshop Brush Sets

May 26th, 2011
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100+ Free High Resolution Photoshop Brush Sets

Designers all over the world are on a constant search to find useful Photoshop brushes. This is because they know having a good collection of Photoshop brushes can save them in their time of need. Although there are countless brush sets are available for Adobe Photoshop that make finding Brush sets an easier...

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Graphical Design with OSS

May 18th, 2011
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Graphical Design with OSS

Many designers don’t use graphical Open Source Software. This is not a coincidence: usually they don’t understand it, don’t like or even despise it. Since using the free software requires more time and technical knowledge — it seems easier to pay for a working package from a well-known vendor.