Inspiration

Essentials

Designer’s Basic Toolset: 10 Awesome Freebies

July 25th, 2013
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Designer’s Basic Toolset: 10 Awesome Freebies

Every project is different, yet somehow the same. The latter makes it harder over time to fuel your creativity anew each time a client demands it. Things start to resemble more and more, the longer your designer’s career endures. This is because you are living in the boundaries of your own mindset. Of course you know that and have initiated strategies against it, e.g....

Design

30+ Photo Manipulations That Make Your Jaw Fall Slack

July 24th, 2013
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30+ Photo Manipulations That Make Your Jaw Fall Slack

People with a passion for photography most likely have a passion for photo manipulation also. Professionals say: “You don’t just take a photo, you make it!” It is adventurous, experimental even, playing around with your photos and pushing the boundaries of the possible. Oftentimes these attempts fail miserably, there is a whole plethora of platforms with this kind of material – especially showing off...

Essentials

Totally Free: Unsplash.com delivers Hi-Resolution Photos To Your Inbox

July 18th, 2013
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Totally Free: Unsplash.com delivers Hi-Resolution Photos To Your Inbox

Commercial use photos are always appreciated. In most cases, though, licensing is not as straightforward as you would want it to be. Studying license conditions is not what most of us like to struggle with. Some countries even have legal systems in place, where it is hard for the creator to waive all his legal rights, even if he explicitly wants to. The best...

Essentials

Freerange Stock: Commercial Use Photos Completely Free Of Charge

July 16th, 2013
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Freerange Stock: Commercial Use Photos Completely Free Of Charge

Freerange Stock, relatively new to the market, is a stock photo provider sporting a different approach. All their images are freely usable for private and commercial use alike. They don’t even force you to backlink or attribute in any other way. Money isn’t requested, either. Photographers receive a share of the Adsense revenue of the site. There is only one precondition: you need to...

Inspiration

Steampunk in 3D Design: 40 Fascinating Time Travels

July 15th, 2013
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Steampunk in 3D Design: 40 Fascinating Time Travels

Today we have true inspiration for 3D designers, or any designer even. We collected 40 Steampunk designs to send your mind on a time travel back to your childhood, when you were dreaming of becoming Han Solo, Darth Vader or – who knows – Chewbacca. Dreams can get hairy, can’t they? The following collection shows how much fantasy can be contained in one single...

Design

Homepage Construction Kit: 40 Ready-made Elements for Web Design with Photoshop (+ how to create your own)

July 10th, 2013
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Homepage Construction Kit: 40 Ready-made Elements for Web Design with Photoshop (+ how to create your own)

It is quite common to prototype web designs in Adobe Photoshop. Although the final product will consist of large amounts of CSS driven looks, it usually turns out to be faster to use an image-editor for the first drafts. Photoshop still is designer’s first choice in many cases. Using very few basic shapes and forms you are able to creative high-grade user logins, buttons,...

Tutorials

SEO 2013: 20 Most Important Contributions To Content Marketing Strategies

June 18th, 2013
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SEO 2013: 20 Most Important Contributions To Content Marketing Strategies

WP Tags and SEO Google's Penguin called it quits for some SEOs. Over-optimized websites with unnatural link structures and keyword stuffing got punished. New strategies had to be developed. Content marketing became the next big thing - a strategy I would have thought that was patently obvious. High-grade content, be it articles, videos, podcasts or...

Infographics

Information Overload: A Great Infographic Is Worth a Thousand Words

June 6th, 2013
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Information Overload: A Great Infographic Is Worth a Thousand Words

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The web is crammed full of words. There is enough content to keep you reading until you take your last breath, even if that moment is still 100 years from now. So far for the good news ;-) The bad news is, the web grows faster than you could ever possibly keep up with. Sooner...

Inspiration

To Eat With Your Eyes: 40+ Delicious Food Typography Designs

May 23rd, 2013
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To Eat With Your Eyes: 40+ Delicious Food Typography Designs

Delicatessen and fabulous fonts are two sources of inspiration for me, and when they are combined, even better! In fact, it's really very clever to create beautiful typographical designs with food. Designers then have the chance to trigger cravings with the food, which viewers then associate with the typography. Of course, most food typography is purely for artistic...

Inspiration

Back from the Shoe Box: Audio Cassette Revival Art Work by Benoit Jammes

May 16th, 2013
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Back from the Shoe Box: Audio Cassette Revival Art Work by Benoit Jammes

Children of the Seventies and the Eighties are likely to be particularly interested in what we want to show you today. French artist Benoit Jammes found a bunch of audio cassettes in his basement, yet did no longer own the appropriate player hardware. So he went ahead and sculptured the former sound sources to something more...