Aug 14 2014

Typography Without Limits: 40 Fresh Adobe Illustrator Text Effects

Wondering how to start working with Adobe Illustrator without getting overwhelmed by its endless possibilities? Then begin your acquaintance from tutorials that are aimed to fill the gaps of your knowledge. Nothing can be compared to this kind of educational material, especially when devoted graphic designers reveal their secrets and techniques. Of course, there are a considerable number of tutorials that cover everything from creating user interface templates to drawing character designs, and it is really difficult to make up your mind in which sphere to plunge in. However if you want to slowly but surely move in this direction, you should take your first steps with tutorials concerning text effects. These, at least as a rule, resort to simpler solutions based on basic tools and standard techniques. Besides, spending neither more nor less than an hour of your time you will be able to convert a plain lettering into something eccentric and innovative, having restyled the original typography completely. You can find tutorials that will help you obtain impressive results from a simple type by enlivening it with various mind-blowing yet easy-to-repeat effects. Ready? Let’s go…

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Aug 13 2014

WordPress for Admins: 40 Essential Tutorials on Performance, Security, SEO and More

WordPress is the most widely used blogging engine and CMS worldwide. As an admin of one or more such sites, you will want to keep a close focus at three critical topical areas: Performance, Security and SEO. We did some research to present you the 40 best tutorials that will give you a thorough and solid knowledge about each of these important areas. That’s what we came up with…

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Aug 12 2014

Revised Vintage: Collection of Free Stuff to Awaken Your Inner Hipster

The members of that subculture that is easily and uniquely recognizable by its Ray Ban glasses, skinny jeans/trousers, almost antique Holga photocamera, shaggy haircuts and deep love to vintage are called Hipsters. They are those who truly appreciate old-fashioned stuff and successfully manage to stay away from mainstream trends, while at the same time, look very stylish and voguish. Conquering the real world, they have finally reached the online universe by affecting various spheres of design including print graphic material and website looks. Thanks to its eccentric and offbeat appearance, the retro style has got a second wind. Just take a look at the website of Morgan Street Cafe or Max & Erma’s Illustrated Menu Cover made by Peter Donnelly, they simply exude of originality and sophistication as well as seize attention by professionally-crafted intricate appearances.

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Aug 11 2014

Action-packed: 40 After Effects Tutorials for Beginners and Pros

After Effects, Adobe’s tool for Hollywood-esque special effects, comes with that familiar Photoshop look, but is supercharged with a timeline and animation capabilities. Even 3D objects can be imported. All in all this gives us enough options to create stunning composings for movies and TV. Delve right in with these 40 After Effects tutorials for video editors and effects specialists. Even as a pro you’ll learn something new from the following list. Ambitioned beginners should be able to follow, too. See for yourself…

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Aug 08 2014

Boring Work Made Easy: Free Templates for Creating Manuals

Whichever boring and insipid creating a manual usually is, whether you are a developer/manufacturer or an end-user, you simply cannot do without one. Perspective of poking a finger in the sky in order to figure out how to employ the product as well as leaving your arduous piece of work without a detailed description does not sound great at all. So like it or not, manuals are integral parts of our life.

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Aug 07 2014

Exclusive Freebie: Five Responsive HTML Email Templates for Noupe Readers (plus PSD)

Today we are back with another amazing freebie for all our lovely readers! We teamed up with one of the industry’s most well-known PSD to HTML conversion companies,, to give away a pack of responsive HTML email templates. The original PSD template was created by our second amazing partner in this giveaway, The PSD is available from here, too. So you can get your hands on building your own template if you feel so. We thought this was a great opportunity to share the experience we had with the P2H guys, what working with them is like and what challenges you might encounter while creating your responsive newsletters. Not the least part is that anyone who leaves a comment below gets a chance to win free newsletter template coding services from PSD2HTML worth $150!

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Aug 06 2014

It’s a Rat Race: 40+ Free SEO Tools Any Site Owner Needs to Know

Free SEO tools are a great way to get closer to that number one position without paying too much upfront. Dirty little secrets: even the average SEO specialist uses free tools, so why shouldn’t you? We have researched the following big list of free SEO tools anyone should at least know about. Even if you may have used one or two from the list already, we are sure you’ll find more than one gem you haven’t seen before. Let the race for the top spot begin…

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Aug 05 2014

29 Great Free Business Card PSD Templates: The Ace up Your Sleeve

When it comes to promoting a business, we have become accustomed to resort to online means such as websites, social media profiles, Google ads and the like. In doing so we extremely underestimate the power that is hidden in print material. Take that profane business card as an example. Of course these days business cards are no longer necessary to convey your contact information. But they still have the potential to set yourself apart from the competition. Start seeing business cards not as small pieces of paper, but more like an ad that is going to beat the drum for you. Focus on the details, the choice of paper, the print technology, the thorough design. We have compiled 29 professionally-crafted and free business card PSD templates in the following article. Let the inspiration begin…

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Aug 04 2014

July 2014: 20 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes of the Month

We are back with our third month in a row, where all the new entries to the WordPress theme stage are being designed responsive. New ranking factors at Google take mobile usability into account, so building websites that are not mobile-ready today is shortsighted , to say the least. Don’t get caught that easy. Use one of our new entries instead. For another month we went out into the wild to search for the newest and coolest WordPress themes available. In the following article, we introduce you to our findings.

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Aug 01 2014

Why Having a Blog is so Important for Freelance Designers

With competition rising among designers, using social media is more important than ever, especially having your own blog to help spotlight your talent and abilities. A blog can not only show your work but your thought process, knowledge and professional demeanor… if it’s done correctly!

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