Inspiration

  • Lookfilter.com: Modern Photoshop Droplets Pimp Your Photos

    Regular readers already know Lookfilter.com. Two months ago the service announced to provide several very interesting Photoshop actions for photographers with ambitions as well as Instagrammers and other fans of photo effects. In October Lookfilter.com gave away the very elegant action “The Wise Watson” for free. A lot has changed at Lookfilter.com since then. In the meantime the service has been launched officially. They still offer a freebie action, though…



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  • Hotels in Phuket: 3 Awesome Design Concepts

    Design is important. As you are readers of Noupe, one of the best design magazines this side of the milky way, you are certainly aware of that. Recently I had the chance to take a deeper look at three design-oriented hotel concepts over here in Thailand. And I saw that design sometimes just isn’t enough. For a hotel to be successful it must have a strong concept that appeals to an increasingly wide range of people from all over the world. I went to check the Millenium Resort, the Pimnara Hotel and the Color Kata Hotel, all three located in Phuket, Thailand. And this is my story…



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  • 30 Elaborate Tutorials To Teach You PSD to HTML Conversion

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    Designing in PSD and then porting to HTML is still common these days. Responsive design will probably alter the ways of the design industry, but up to today it hasn’t. In the following post we gather some useful and highly elaborate tutorials on PSD to HTML conversion. Each tutorial in this collection provides information in an easy to follow manner, so that you can actually learn all the conversion techniques. So, take some time, look into this collection and try to grab the techniques. Here is the complete collection of 30 tutorials on PSD to HTML conversion.



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  • Image Is Everything – Ask @aplusk [Infographic]

    Okay, we are not going to argue about the image strategies of certain people maybe mentioned in the title. Instead we are going to take a look at Veer’s latest infographic on the ever-rising importance of images in the modern world. Veer, which you might know as a service for imagery, illustrations and fonts, has put together a compact fact-sheet with the most important things you need to know, whether you are a designer or not. Unsurprising for an image provider, you say? Well, maybe, but nevertheless true.



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  • Street Art In Thailand: Chiang Mai Graffiti

    The meaning of a street artist’s work comes not only from its content, but also the laws, politics and religion, both official and unofficial, that govern the region. In Chiang Mai, in Thailand, street art is not necessarily illegal – the streets are filled with trash, good luck symbols and homemade signs – but many natives will tell you it is a form of expression that has no connection whatsoever with their country. They claim the few working artists are either westerners or Thais – mostly students – obsessed with western culture. But…



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  • Social Stereotypes In The Networked World

    Website builders Wix.com put together an amusing infographic that reflects what kind of yearbook-type different social networks would be taken for. Do you remember? There have always been the rich man’s daughter, the sporting ace with the red cabriolet, the nerd with the black glasses, one or more hussies and all those gossipers and hearsayers. I suppose things haven’t changed much over the years as Wix.com identifies the exact same characters in our favorite social networks.



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  • Pixabay: More Than 40,000 Completely Free Photos And Illustrations

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    As designers we are always on the hunt for good pictures. Noupe certainly needs fitting imagery now and then and even more often. That’s where photo-services, stock image providers and the like come into play. There are big marketplaces, offering you high-grade imagery at more or less affordable rates. Then we find repositories with free usage policies but varying licenses, which at times are not easily comprehensible. I have certainly been in trouble with this kind of mine-seeking. Pixabay, a fresh repository with a quickly growing selection of excellent imagery, is different, dead-simple. All the pictures are free, no license conditions apply. Pixabay delivers pure public domain photos.



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  • 40 Incredible Photos Captured with SmartPhones

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    Smartphones have become an important element of our daily life, more important than their predecessors, the good old traditional mobile phones, to be honest. Smartphones can do so much more. They are your camera, organizer, music player, audio- or video-recorder and even replace our PCs or laptops to some extent. In this collection, we are showcasing photographs that have been captured using different smartphones.



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  • 40 Must-See Portfolio-Websites Of Photographers, Illustrators and Photoshop-Artists

    Portfolios can be a great way to prove how multifaceted an artist is. But this is only true while it is true for the artist and for the website. You might be a superb photographer, but if your website is not representing these skills you might have a hard time acquiring clients this way. Today we show you portfolios of artists who understood the necessity to show their skills in a skilled way. Get inspired and learn from these best practices.



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  • Never Grow Up: An Interview with Photographic Artist Ruadh DeLone

    One could argue that there are plenty of talented and creative artists to be found in this world, that every artist has a unique perspective and style. However, it also seems that every great once in a while, along comes an artist who breaks the normal boundaries of art far beyond his modern fellow artists. Ruadh DeLone, an artist from Rheden, Netherlands, fits into this category of a photographer/ photomanipulation artist in his own level of class. His original work is expressive, odd, thoughtful, and stunning. While some of his pieces are definitely simply artistic, others seem to be making a powerful statement about life.



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