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A Collection of Inspiring Blog Designs

October 12th, 2011
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A Collection of Inspiring Blog Designs

Since their inception, blogs have often had some of the most innovative, beautiful and creative designs in the web design community. This is perhaps because bloggers are naturally expressive individuals who enjoy visual and written expression.

Inspiration

Paul Rand Will Change Your Life!

October 10th, 2011
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Paul Rand Will Change Your Life!

Paul Rand (August 15, 1914 – November 26, 1996) lived a lie when he was young. Born Peretz Rosenbaum, in Brooklyn, New York, he was Orthodox Jewish. As Orthodox law forbids the creation of graven images that can be worshiped as idols, he must have felt a yearning and creative turmoil that...

Tutorials

Create a Neat Ribbon in Adobe Illustrator

October 7th, 2011
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Create a Neat Ribbon in Adobe Illustrator

Holidays are arriving. One of the most necessary things for gift wrapping is the ribbon. Today we will be learning how to create a vector illustration of a beautiful red ribbon in Adobe Illustrator. All you need is the Pen Tool, 3D effect Extrude & Bevel and a good taste in color selection....

Photography

The Wild Side of Photography: Wildlife Photographers

October 4th, 2011
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The Wild Side of Photography: Wildlife Photographers

One area of photography that requires as much patience as it often does bravery, is wildlife photography. But the breathtaking pay-offs are usually wonders to behold. Wildlife photographers have some of the most respected and impressive galleries to file through when one is looking to appreciate the art of this industry, or as...

Inspiration

A Showcase of Artistic Typography

September 27th, 2011
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A Showcase of Artistic Typography

With so many designer's devotion to typography, we felt it was time to shine our spotlight on some of the more artistic typographical creations out there to inspire our readers. Typography is virtually everywhere these days, and the art scene is not lacking in these expressive designs.

Photography

Showcase of Fabulous Underwater Photography

September 21st, 2011
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Showcase of Fabulous Underwater Photography

When in search of inspiration, one recipe that tends to always produce successful results is to look at the world around you in a different light, so to speak. This flipped perspective can often lead our thinking and creative processes out of the box, as we see things differently than we normally would. Photographers are...

Tutorials

Magnifying Glass Tutorial for Adobe Illustrator

September 19th, 2011
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Magnifying Glass Tutorial for Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we will be learning how to create a Magnifying glass in perspective in Adobe Illustrator. When it comes to creating semi-realistic vector illustrations the most important items are to find the easiest way to create them, make sure to create reliability and to try to keep from creating objects with too...

Tutorials

How to Make Images Unique

September 14th, 2011
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How to Make Images Unique

We all use images -- photos and illustrations -- in our daily design work. Lots of them. And while the best way to make sure your images are unique is to have custom photography or illustration done for you every time, this is not very realistic. Often, due to time and/or budget constraints, we...

Photography

Photography in Motion : The Creativity of Cinemagraphs

September 12th, 2011
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Photography in Motion : The Creativity of Cinemagraphs

Animated gifs, while being considered the bane of certain one-time popular social networking sites, have long been criticized by the design community. Seen as mere throwbacks to a less mature stage in the life of the internet, and therefore written off by many in the field. However, a creative duo took these...

Tutorials

Create a St. Patrick’s Day Postcard in Adobe Illustrator

September 9th, 2011
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Create a St. Patrick’s Day Postcard in Adobe Illustrator

Today we will be creating a design fit for any number of St. Patrick's Day uses. In this tutorial you will find useful information on how to create a pile of golden coins and a Pilgrim hat. There is one very convenient way to create a hat in Adobe Illustrator. It...