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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...

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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...

Design

Compilation of Well Designed Donation Pages

September 8th, 2011
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Compilation of Well Designed Donation Pages

As web designers and developers we tend to view the web somewhat differently than most. Our work keeps our focus tuned to the finer points of the field as we browse, even in our time off. We tend to get inspiration from this way of seeing the web. Hints of techniques or approaches to...

Photography

Photography in Action : Performing Arts

August 31st, 2011
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Photography in Action : Performing Arts

With so much of photography being focused on still life imagery, and using said imagery to evoke emotion, we wanted to shift gears. Turning our focus instead on some of the awesome captures of photography in action. Those perfect pics that freeze a moment, stealing it from its momentum and forward drive, while still...

Tutorials

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...