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  • Not Up For Creative Cloud? 10 Professional Alternatives to Photoshop CC

    Photoshop CC is no longer for sale. You can only rent it and pay a monthly fee to be allowed to use it. This does not appeal to everybody and I personally know more former Photoshop users who reject that licensing model than those who embrace it. As I was a regular updater anyway, the new mode of operation saves me money. But I can understand all those who only updated every three or four versions and would now have to shell out a lot more money than before. All of these will be eager to find a valid alternative to Photoshop CC. We took a look at ten of the best competitors…



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  • Styling SVG with CSS: Capabilities and Limitations

    SVG is the new standard for vector images in the browser. Vector editors such as Adobe Illustrator allow to directly save to that format and modern browsers have no problems to properly display SVG. As SVG graphics consist of markup, they can be created and maintained using your favorite text editor, just as you do with your HTML. It is even possible to style SVG with CSS, though you’ll need to know about quite a few differences in doing so, compared to styling HTML.



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  • Brushlovers – Free Photoshop Brushes, Styles and Patterns En Masse

    Brushlovers is one of these sites to waste one’s day away, without ever feeling bored. If you are an avid user of Adobe Photoshop, Brushlovers should sit at the top of your bookmarks list. What Brushlovers enables you to do is far more astounding than what the average filter overkill does for you. Every other site these days jumps the brushes bandwagon, yet only very few are really notable. Brushlovers is one of these few. We have curated some of the best free Photoshop brushes and some of their other resources in the following article. Enjoy…



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  • HTML5: FileSystem API – Create Files and Store Them Locally Using JavaScript and Webkit

    The FileSystem-API allows the creation of files and folders as well as their local storage using JavaScript. Files can be simple text files, but even more complex files such as images are possible. Modern Webkit browsers with HTML5 support are already able to handle the FileSystem-API. We show you how you can benefit from the new possibilities.



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  • Fall Cleaning Pt. 2: 26 Free Design Resources, Fresh from October 2013

    Hello global design community!. We are back with another edition of our monthly collection of the freshest design resources. Today, we’ll show you, what October 2013 had to offer. If you know our series already, you know you can expect the best HTML, CSS and PSD templates, as well as UI-kits for your next great web or native app. All of the resources showcased here are fresh, free and easy to download, suitable for experienced and amateur web designers, so be sure to download the ones you love and share them with everyone you know!



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  • Blacktie.co: Premium Bootstrap 3 Themes for Free

    This is a must-read for any designer out there! Blacktie.co is a side project of Carlos Alvarez, a theme crafter in his own words. He ‘s not available for freelance work at the moment, so don’t bother to ask. On Blacktie.co, Alvarez offers free Bootstrap 3 themes in premium quality. At the time of this writing there are "only" seven themes available, yet all of which are of high quality and keep the promise to be "premium".



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  • BlendMeIn: Free Photoshop Extension Gives you Access to Dozens of the Most Popular Icon Sets

    At the beginning of October we introduced you to Flaticons by Freepik. The hyperactive guys from Spain developed a Photoshop extension to let you access their more than 13,000 icons large repository from within Adobe’s pixel giant directly. Being able to have thousands of icons at your fingertips and not having to leave your design environment is a potential time-saver, to say the least. BlendMeIn enters the market with a similar, yet slightly different concept…



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  • 10 Beginner Tips for Unique Product Photography

    Most photographers know the basics to good product photos – using a tripod, setting your camera to the widest aperture, using a white background, creating an out-of-focus background, and more. But what about those really unique product photographs? You know the ones. They simply don’t look like a normal product photo you’d see in a regular catalog. These are usually used for full page features in a catalog or in ads for top brands.



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  • Steal of the Week: Bundle Storm Bundles Loads of Bundles

    Don’t get bedazzled easily. Our headline, read word by word, might be a tongue breaker, yet tells nothing but the truth. In our Deal of the Week, the Bundle Storm, we have a massive resource with over 60 GB of material for you. As you may tell from the weight, this is not a small package. This is a bundle that bundles bundles (Oops, I did it again). As such it is one of the largest bundle bundles there has ever been. Thousands of high-quality elements for creative designers are waiting for you to be used in private and commercial projects alike.



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  • Building an Interactive Navigation Bar with HTML/CSS

    A straightforward navigation structure can increase the usability of your site, and make information easy to find. By using basic HTML and CSS, you can build a horizontal nav bar that provides interaction when a user hovers over a navigation link.



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