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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Cute Halloween Ghost

August 29th, 2011
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Cute Halloween Ghost

Use of the Mesh Tool is one of the best techniques for achieving a semi-realistic look for an illustration. Today we will demonstrate how to use this great Adobe Illustrator feature for creating a cute little ghost. The only colors we are going to use are white and different shades of gray....

Inspiration

Showcase of Creative and Entertaining 404 Error Pages

August 25th, 2011
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Showcase of Creative and Entertaining 404 Error Pages

When designing a website, many of us just neglect the error pages considering them insignificant. But the fact is many visitors come across these 404 error pages either because of typing a wrong URL or due to any other number of technical reasons.

Inspiration

Showcase of Italian Web Design Pt.2

August 22nd, 2011
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Showcase of Italian Web Design Pt.2

Last week we had a showcase of Italian web design from a member of the Italian web design community. This week we have a showcase from a different perspective. This week, we have a showcase and look at Italian web design from a designer outside of that community. Complete with interviews and more, this...

Photography

Traditional Darkroom Photography: Hipsters in the Darkroom

August 19th, 2011
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Traditional Darkroom Photography: Hipsters in the Darkroom

In these digital days of Hipstamatic and Instagram and any number of photography related apps, the world wide web is inundated with hipster shutterbugs and their galleries of enhanced, or filtered photos. So much so, that many people forget the traditional roots that these digital effects spawned from and the mastery so...

Inspiration

Showcase of Italian Web Design Pt.1

August 15th, 2011
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Showcase of Italian Web Design Pt.1

It all started in the middle 90s. The Internet in Italy was slowly coming out from its early age when it was somehow still synonymous with cyber-culture. World Wide Web was becoming larger known and young dudes with 14k remote modem connections were spending their nights updating rudimentary personal pages on Geocities all along...

Inspiration

Showcase of Gorgeous Black and White Websites

August 12th, 2011
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Showcase of Gorgeous Black and White Websites

These days, black and white website designs are becoming a trend because of their simplicity and attractiveness. Black and white website layouts are especially elegant, efficient and effective for creating expansive typographic layouts that create a huge impact when partnered with the freshness and mystery these two simple colors bring to the design.

Inspiration

Phoning It In: Beautiful iPhone Photography

August 10th, 2011
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Phoning It In: Beautiful iPhone Photography

Most designers and developers jumped on to the mobile bandwagon as soon as the market broke. So many new avenues were made available, and the field gained a new route of accessibility. Another area that the new smartphone pandemic has impacted is photography.

Inspiration

Showcase of Web Design In Argentina Pt.2

August 8th, 2011
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Showcase of Web Design In Argentina Pt.2

Last week we brought you the first installment of an inspiring look at the state of the web design industry in the country of Argentina. This week we cap off the look with more insightful interviews, site showcases, recommendations and more. Let's dive right in.

Inspiration

Getting It Wrong: Edward Fella

August 5th, 2011
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Getting It Wrong: Edward Fella

"I am interested in graphic design as art," Ed Fella says. "This is a kind of art practice that uses forms that come out of graphic design, decorative illustration, and lettering, all mixed together-forms that come out of Twentieth Century art, out of Miró and Picasso -- all of it has a genealogy and a...

Tutorials

Create a Corn Cob in Adobe Illustrator

August 4th, 2011
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Create a Corn Cob in Adobe Illustrator

In this very interesting tutorial we will have the opportunity to create something unusual. We will create a Corn Cob by using Adobe Illustrator. We will use some great tools such as Blend Tool, Envelope Distort and of course the Pen Tool.