May 12 2011

50+ Fresh And Useful Adobe Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Designing an icon set may sound like an easy thing to do but in actuality it is much easier said than done. Many designers end up with a disaster, while some more matured and experienced designers successfully meet the expectations and deliver.

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May 11 2011

Interview with Germán Covacevich

Germán Covacevich, also known as Cova, is a freelance illustrator and digital painter based in Rosario, Argentina with a portfolio that features a vast cross-section of disciplines and styles. And he also finds time to sing and play the guitar along with his band.

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May 10 2011

Building Manageable Growth on the Web

One of the greatest things about the web can also prove to be its deadliest of business snares at the same time. That is the opportunity it provides for growing and expanding your business via the internet. Which is one of the main reasons that the web based business market continues to grow at the rates that it does, as it does in the design and development fields.

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May 09 2011

Better Resources for Photographic Inspiration

We are always on an endeavor to make our reader’s lives a little easier. That is why every now and again we trawl through the internet for you to muster up some of the best inspiration resources we can find. Great photography can be as inspiring as any other form of art or design.

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May 06 2011

How to Create a Glamorous Portrait Using Adobe Illustrator

Today we’re going to show you a detailed step-by-step guide on how to create a glamorous portrait using a stock reference. The final result will be 100% vector; therefore will retain its scalable properties. This walk through is ideal for those an intermediate to advanced knowledge of Illustrator. Illustrator CS5 was used for the tutorial although you can do the majority of the elements in the majority of vector programs.

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May 05 2011

Choosing the Right Tools for Your Mobile Project

Mobile web browsing is the next big thing. At least that’s what the pundits say. Recent data shows there are about 4 billion mobile users (almost half the planet) (source). In 2011, smartphone sales will surpass desktop/laptop computer sales, moving over 400 million units per year (source).

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May 04 2011

Showcase of Fabulous Foggy Photographs for Your Inspiration

In the design world, one type of sought after resource centers around that misty natural special effect called fog or smoke. Look around and you will see numerous textures, brushes, and tutorials all focusing on capturing that vaporesque element in our work. So today we thought we might take this fascination one step further, and take it into the realm of inspiration.

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May 03 2011

Creative Brainstorming: 50 Examples of The Logo Design Process

Everyone knows how important a logo is to your identity and brand. Every business, online and offline, requires a logo. A logo represents your company and products to potential customers.

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May 02 2011

Community Roundtable: How Important is Content Strategy on Your Sites?

Ask nearly any blogger or website runner and they will tell you that content is king. We hear it all the time. However, still many of the design and development community ignore any responsibility for this aspect given that the users or client will usually be responsible for creating said content.

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Apr 29 2011

Useful Photoshop Tutorials for Designing Abstract Backgrounds

An attractive and compelling background adds depth to your graphics, banners or ads; and for this reason is of great importance. Sure there are some people who might not notice backgrounds, but the role they play in making the entire artwork look more interesting and visually alluring is paramount.

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