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Brilliant Adobe Photoshop CS5 Tutorials From 2010

July 29th, 2010
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Brilliant Adobe Photoshop CS5 Tutorials From 2010

Adobe Photoshop CS5 is a new, but experienced kid on the block. With its new powerful features, it provides designers with a flexible tool for printing, making a video or designing for the Web. Some of the features added in Photoshop CS5 are Puppet Warp, 3D extrusions with Adobe Repoussé, smart radius feature, Content-Aware Fill and Raw Image Processing, to name a few. In...

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Better UI Design: Proper Use of Tables

July 26th, 2010
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Better UI Design: Proper Use of Tables

Tables have been part of HTML almost since HTML began. As the internet progressed and as people started doing more things online, designers started using tables to create multi-column website layouts. This was never the intention of those who created HTML standards, but it quickly caught on and table-based layouts became the norm online.

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40 Examples Of Eye Popping Pixel Art

July 7th, 2010
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40 Examples Of Eye Popping Pixel Art

Pixel art was brought to the mainstream with the release of gaming consoles in the early eighties. Those 8-bit graphics we all loved back then often evoke feelings of nostalgia and take us back in time. Nostalgia aside, pixel art is a beautiful art form on its own that many of us have come to love. With so few pixels to work with, pixel...

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Practicing Photoshop CS5’s New Features

July 6th, 2010
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Practicing Photoshop CS5’s New Features

Since the earliest days of Adobe Photoshop, designers and photographers have depended on it to edit images. Photoshop is perhaps Adobe’s most popular application. Professionals in our industry react with excitement and concern for every new version. They want to know about new features and how Photoshop can improve their editing and marketing (again!). The interest in Photoshop doesn’t come as a surprise, given...

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Fresh and Excellent Photoshop Tutorials For Designing Posters (From 2010)

June 29th, 2010
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Fresh and Excellent Photoshop Tutorials For Designing Posters (From 2010)

Photoshop is powerful tool that can add wings to your creativity. With Photoshop manipulation tools, you can create and edit images for Web and print. Every industry needs poster designs for promotion of their products and services. Advertisement is of utmost importance for building a brand and thus increasing the sales. So every time you have to come up with out-of-the-box ideas. Below you...

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FAQ Pages: Best Practices and Examples

June 24th, 2010
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FAQ Pages: Best Practices and Examples

FAQ pages are a vital part of many websites. While not every site needs one, if you’re selling something, providing a service, or giving information about a complex subject, an FAQ can make life much easier for your visitors. The format of an FAQ varies considerably from site to site, so there’s not really one “right” design method. But there are some key things...

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40 Superb Photoshop Tutorials For Attractive Photo Effects

June 22nd, 2010
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40 Superb Photoshop Tutorials For Attractive Photo Effects

Photoshop is the basic requirement of a designer and that’s why designers all around the world regularly look for the tutorials that can help them in polishing their Photoshop skills. Since the demand for Photoshop tutorials is too high these days, we prepared a post that can truly help you in achieving amazing results with your Photoshop skills.

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Graphic Design Theory: 50 Resources and Articles

June 21st, 2010
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Graphic Design Theory: 50 Resources and Articles

As designers, we often focus on the practical aspects of design above all else. We focus on what works, with little regard for why it works. And in our day-to-day work, that outlook serves us well. It lets us get our work done in an efficient, professional manner, and generally nets good results. But spending some time on the theory behind the graphic design...

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30 Useful Abstract Photoshop Design Tutorials

June 11th, 2010
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30 Useful Abstract Photoshop Design Tutorials

By Janos Racz Abstract works have many uses in design: they can serve as a vibrant desktop background, a mysterious webdesign header or they can be beautiful art pieces by themselves. What’s more, abstract design has many forms, and not too many limitations. You can always come up with new shapes and compositions with combination of various color schemes. You can create them using...

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Getting Ready for a Website Redesign: Advice, Resources and More

June 3rd, 2010
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Getting Ready for a Website Redesign: Advice, Resources and More

By Robert Bowen There is a season for all things, and this holds true in the world of web design too. Naturally with the technologies and languages evolving at the rate that they tend to, not to mention the evolution of our own personal skillsets, we find new design doors opening up before us all the time. Given that this is the way of...

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Breaking the Rules: How to Effectively Break the “Rules” of Good Web Design

May 25th, 2010
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Breaking the Rules: How to Effectively Break the “Rules” of Good Web Design

We’ve all seen articles devoted to the various web desing “rules” out there. In fact, they’ve probably been drilled into all of our heads ad nauseum. And for many, they serve as a comforting set of guidelines that make our lives easier, at least when it comes to design. But what about those occasions when you have an idea that doesn’t quite fit in...

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35 Fresh and Excellent Photoshop Tutorials from 2010

May 19th, 2010
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35 Fresh and Excellent Photoshop Tutorials from 2010

With the release of CS5, Photoshop has become even more power-packed with features more simplified, and with better characteristics. Its features are so user-friendly such that even newbies can produce quality effects, and for professionals launching of CS5 is like getting box of Pandora with which they can get awesome results. Today we present 35 Latest Photoshop Tutorials from this year, which will showcase...

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Scalable Full Body Backgrounds in Web Design

May 11th, 2010
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Scalable Full Body Backgrounds in Web Design

By Mike Takahashi It is reasonable to assume that most users have a display resolution higher than or equal 1024×768 pixels. As display resolutions continue to increase, there has been a steady trend of websites that have employed full body backgrounds using large images. However, many of these designs use images that have a set resolution for its width and height. Once the resolution...

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Multi-Layered Design: Guidelines and Examples

April 28th, 2010
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Multi-Layered Design: Guidelines and Examples

There have been tons of posts about minimalist and simple web design. It’s something every designer should consider and study, as minimalist and simple design principles are important in a lot of website designs. But there’s been such a focus on clean and minimalist design in recent years that many designers shy away from more visually-complex designs. That’s a mistake. Just as there’s a...