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How to Create a Knight’s Shield in Illustrator

July 17th, 2011
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How to Create a Knight’s Shield in Illustrator

Today we will will go through creation process of a Medieval Knight Shield in Adobe Illustrator. We will try to create nice, shiny Shield that can be used as the website icon or a company  logo. Creation process is quite simple. All we have to do is to use simple shape as...

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How to Create a Circus Tent in Adobe Illustrator

July 8th, 2011
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How to Create a Circus Tent in Adobe Illustrator

Today we will be learning how to create a cute circus tent in Adobe Illustrator. Get ready to use some basic tools such as Pen Tool and some quite useful Pathfinder features. We will create colorful balloons and flowers as well. The illustration can be used for multiply purpose such as...

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Sunrise Color Palettes

July 7th, 2011
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Sunrise Color Palettes

Once the sun had set on our Sunsets and Color Palettes post the search was underway for the yin to its yang. Knowing how photographers like to turn to the skies to capture the natural colors that each new day paints upon the waiting canvas, we have turned our attentions there as well. Once more showcasing...

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3D Modeling Tutorials to Ignite Your Creativity

July 6th, 2011
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3D Modeling Tutorials to Ignite Your Creativity

3ds MAX, Maya, Zbrush, RealFlow & VRay are all highly regarded software solutions that not only model but also animate, render and create realistic designs. They produce mesmerizing results that can take nearly anything that you can imagine, and transform it into a breathtaking reality. These programs have become something of a magic wand...

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The Rise Of The Virtual Sculptor

July 5th, 2011
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The Rise Of The Virtual Sculptor

Virtual sculpture artists are immersed in the digital world. They’re not to be confused with digital sculpture or info sculpture artists, who use computer-aided design (CAD) to create physical objects. Sculpture is thought to be one of the truest forms of art, perhaps because it is tangible. You can see and feel the product;...

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Sci-fi/Futuristic Digital Works & Resources

July 4th, 2011
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Sci-fi/Futuristic Digital Works & Resources

One place that designers tend to turn when they are looking for something of an inspirational recharge is to the worlds of science fiction and futuristic fantasy artwork. These rich, highly detailed works tend to be a fantastic testament to the creativity it takes to bring about something spectacular from nothing other than the idea...

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Seeing The Negative In Everything: Charles Goslin

July 1st, 2011
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Seeing The Negative In Everything: Charles Goslin

While I loved my art school teachers, they were all very different. There were some who taught technique. They were masters at drawing, design and type and their tips and tricks were valuable to a successful career, but some of my favorite teachers were the ones who taught creative thinking.

Photography

The World Up Close: Showcase of Beautiful Macro Photographs

June 29th, 2011
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The World Up Close: Showcase of Beautiful Macro Photographs

As designers we are often told to think outside the box when we approach any new project. This change in perspective is supposed to grant us access to seeing the design differently than we normally would. To break out of that mold or routine that we can easily get sucked into, and...

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Digital Artwork Inspiration for the Weekend

June 24th, 2011
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Digital Artwork Inspiration for the Weekend

In our continuing journey to offer our readers an artistic dose of inspiration to help carry them through the weekend and get them recharged and ready to go for the coming week ahead, we have put together another fantastic showcase to serve just such a purpose. This time around we have gone fully digital!...

Tutorials

How to Design and Program a Facebook Landing Page

June 21st, 2011
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How to Design and Program a Facebook Landing Page

We all know that Facebook provides a great opportunity for organizations to connect with their target audience and interact with their clients. To do this more effectively, organizations are creating custom Facebook pages to differentiate themselves and represent their brands on Facebook.

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Showcase of Online Artist and Design Portfolios

June 15th, 2011
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Showcase of Online Artist and Design Portfolios

Throughout the creative fields, like with art and design, getting your work out there for an audience to find and connect with is essential. Taking your work online is a major outlet that many designers and artists opt for, especially given the versatility that the web offers.

Tutorials

How to Create a Realistic Soccer Ball in Adobe Illustrator

June 14th, 2011
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How to Create a Realistic Soccer Ball in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to create realistic Soccer ball in Adobe Illustrator. Creating an illustration like this may seem complicated, but we will try to keep it simple. There are many different ways to create a Soccer ball, but we will use the simplest method - tracing...

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50 Mind Blowing Photo Manipulations

June 10th, 2011
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50 Mind Blowing Photo Manipulations

Creating something out of the ordinary by combining two or more elements is not a new concept in the graphic design field. Photo manipulation is a true example of such collaboration that almost always brings astonishing results. Photo manipulation basically is a technique combining graphic design and photography.

Inspiration

Japanese Ball-Jointed Doll Still Life Photography

June 9th, 2011
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Japanese Ball-Jointed Doll Still Life Photography

With all of the inspiring still life photography that can be found on the web, you can find some truly amazing niches within this artform. Some that combine not only the art and skill of the photographer, but also include some stunning designs or artistry from other genres and fields to really complete the...