Inspiration

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...

Inspiration

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...

Inspiration

Sunsets and Color Palettes Inspiration

June 7th, 2011
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Sunsets and Color Palettes Inspiration

Photographers often turn to sunsets to capture some spectacular and vibrant color palettes painted across Mother Nature's canvas. The sky turns so many different shades as the sun sinks behind the horizon, that you find many saying that sunset is a time of inspiration. As designers, we can turn to these amazing photos not only...

Design

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...

Photography

40+ Inspiring Grunge Ridden Photos of Ruins

May 24th, 2011
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40+ Inspiring Grunge Ridden Photos of Ruins

As we move forward leaving our history behind us, time takes its toll upon that which we have left there. For centuries people have been building structures that have weathered and ruined over time, and in those ruins is more than a rich reminder of our past. There lies an abundance of inspiration...

Inspiration

A Showcase of BOLD Typography in Web Design

May 16th, 2011
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A Showcase of BOLD Typography in Web Design

Excellent typography looks attractive while at the same time remains completely functional. The beauty of typography lies in that it vividly communicates with the visitors and keeps them informed about what they have come to the website for. Although the graphics play a key role in any web design, properly implementing the...

Inspiration

What Color Is Your Money? Showcase of Bank Websites Worldwide

May 13th, 2011
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What Color Is Your Money? Showcase of Bank Websites Worldwide

Having lived and worked in various countries during the past 15 years, I have accumulated quite a few different bank accounts. On any given day, some of us may actually need to log on to at least three bank websites. And while one wouldn't normally turn to a bank website...

Essentials

50+ Fresh And Useful Adobe Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

May 12th, 2011
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50+ Fresh And Useful Adobe Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Designing an icon set may sound like an easy thing to do but in actuality it is much easier said than done. Many designers end up with a disaster, while some more matured and experienced designers successfully meet the expectations and deliver.

Interviews

Interview with Germán Covacevich

May 11th, 2011
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Interview with Germán Covacevich

Germán Covacevich, also known as Cova, is a freelance illustrator and digital painter based in Rosario, Argentina with a portfolio that features a vast cross-section of disciplines and styles. And he also finds time to sing and play the guitar along with his band.

Inspiration

Better Resources for Photographic Inspiration

May 9th, 2011
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Better Resources for Photographic Inspiration

We are always on an endeavor to make our reader's lives a little easier. That is why every now and again we trawl through the internet for you to muster up some of the best inspiration resources we can find. Great photography can be as inspiring as any other form of art or design.

Photography

Showcase of Fabulous Foggy Photographs for Your Inspiration

May 4th, 2011
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Showcase of Fabulous Foggy Photographs for Your Inspiration

In the design world, one type of sought after resource centers around that misty natural special effect called fog or smoke. Look around and you will see numerous textures, brushes, and tutorials all focusing on capturing that vaporesque element in our work. So today we thought we might take this fascination one...

Tutorials

Useful Photoshop Tutorials for Designing Abstract Backgrounds

April 29th, 2011
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Useful Photoshop Tutorials for Designing Abstract Backgrounds

An attractive and compelling background adds depth to your graphics, banners or ads; and for this reason is of great importance. Sure there are some people who might not notice backgrounds, but the role they play in making the entire artwork look more interesting and visually alluring is paramount.

Photography

Showcase of Beautiful Bridge Photography

April 27th, 2011
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Showcase of Beautiful Bridge Photography

In the architectural arena, bridges not only symbolize the progress of our world but also represent the development in the field of technology. By combining the technology and designing, engineers and architects are now capable of creating bridges that are not only bigger and better but visually more magnificent than ever before.