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Make it Stretch: Full Image and Video Backgrounds in Web Design

August 29th, 2012
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Make it Stretch: Full Image and Video Backgrounds in Web Design

Big is the new trend around the web because nearly everyone wants it. It is imperative that one stays up on trends as a web designer. Never do you want to put yourself in jeopardy of offering someone (or yourself) a web design that is boring and outdated. It...

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Incredibly Photorealistic 3D Characters

August 14th, 2012
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Incredibly Photorealistic 3D Characters

Making a realistic and lifelike human character is one of the hardest tasks in 3D graphics. For a long time it was known as the “Holy Grail” among 3D artists in the community. The reason why this skill is so desired, is the possibilities it gives you in the movie or advertising industries. Imagine you could...

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Following the Masters: Showcase of Design-related Pinterest Boards to Follow

August 13th, 2012
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Following the Masters: Showcase of Design-related Pinterest Boards to Follow

Of late, Pinterest has taken the social networking world by a storm. Pinterest makes it extremely easy to find and share content of your liking and interest. Whether you prefer typography, or are into photography and interior décor, you are sure to find many like-minded individuals on Pinterest who...

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When Less Means More: Spotlighting Minimalist Photomanipulations

August 2nd, 2012
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When Less Means More: Spotlighting Minimalist Photomanipulations

Photomanipulations are a breathtaking artform that usually become quite involved and heavily loaded with all of the various images being brought together and molded into one. However, when you scale that back and use the most minimal amount of manipulation to combine two, maybe three, images, it can become increasingly difficult to seamlessly...

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Showcase of Unique Steampunk Web Design & Resources

August 1st, 2012
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Showcase of Unique Steampunk Web Design & Resources

Steampunk is a genre which surfaced during the late 1980s and early 1990s, as an amalgam of various science-fiction and fantasy elements resembling the British Victorian era or the U.S. "Wild-West" era, in which steam power was widely used. One of its main characteristics is anachronism - designating an object, person, event...

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Creativity With Skill: Showcase of Hand-Drawn Elements in Web Design

July 26th, 2012
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Creativity With Skill: Showcase of Hand-Drawn Elements in Web Design

With the advent of technology, more traditional hand-drawn art has taken something of a back seat. Of course, you do find masterpieces, both classic and modern, in art galleries. But in general, many of the hobbyist artists among us have given up pencil and brush in favor of Photoshop and,...

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World of Imagination: Gallery of Fantasy Digital Drawings

July 25th, 2012
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World of Imagination: Gallery of Fantasy Digital Drawings

Art is a powerful tool that can instantly transport you into another world. A world born of imagination and pure creativity. So many digital artists today specialize in bringing these worlds of fantasy into our world. Making them tangible and accessible, if only through the art they produce. It is these types...

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Runny Paints: Modern Watercolor Portraits

July 20th, 2012
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Runny Paints: Modern Watercolor Portraits

Watercolor is one of the oldest and arguably greatest techniques of painting. A style that is becoming more and more popular. The upsurge in popularity is most assuredly owed, in no small part, to its versatility and simplicity, which give one an opportunity to experiment with the medium. Not only with materials on which the...

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The Evolution Of Mario

July 17th, 2012
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The Evolution Of Mario

There aren't many video game characters that are in the consciousness of the general public, however Mario certainly has made great strides in this area. It's rare to meet someone who has not heard of the Italian plumber named Mario, but those who don't play video games often may be unaware of his humble beginnings.

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Styles of Japan: A Showcase of Manga and Anime Illustration

July 6th, 2012
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Styles of Japan: A Showcase of Manga and Anime Illustration

Illustration is a field that is overflowing with imagination. From the various styles and mediums that illustrators have at their disposal, imagination seems to be about the only limit to their work. One area in particular that never seems to be lacking in imagination is the Japanese styles commonly known...