Tutorials

60 Excellent Gadget Photoshop and Illustrator Tutorials

February 8th, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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60 Excellent Gadget Photoshop and Illustrator Tutorials

Designing your own (or redesigning existing) gadgets such as MP3 Players, Game Consoles and Computers is an incredible way to improve your general skills in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (or any other design-related software package for that matter). You’re bound to pick up new skills every time, even if you’re considered an expert. The following round-up of tutorials consists of 60 great gadget tutorials....

Design

10 Things Clients Look For In a Design Portfolio

February 6th, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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10 Things Clients Look For In a Design Portfolio

By Thursday Bram There’s no formula for a perfect portfolio. There’s no format that’s guaranteed to land you clients, as long as you follow it. However, there are certain questions that a prospective client has in mind when he’s looking for a web designer. If your portfolio can supply the answers a client wants, you can improve your portfolio’s ability to convince a client...

Essentials

Free Saint Valentine’s Day Icon Set

February 6th, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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Free Saint Valentine’s Day Icon Set

Today we are glad to release Valentine’s Icon Set, a set with 10 free icons in resolutions 32×32px, 48×48px, 128×128px and 150×150px in formats .ico, .png and .icns. This set was designed by Iconsmaster and released especially for Noupe and its readers. The set was created from scratch using Adobe Fireworks — the .png-sources are available for free download as well.

Inspiration

55 Conceptual Examples of Surreal Artworks

February 5th, 2010
by Aquil Akhter
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55 Conceptual Examples of Surreal Artworks

Surreal Art is getting so much attention because it lets an artist freely express his creativity, feelings and the way he thinks. It is the medium of art in which you can showcase your talent and creativity in the most meaningful and the most intangible way. This is the main reason why Surreal Art is getting so popular these days. We have compiled a...

Photography

35 Photos of Truly Adorable Animals in Snow

February 4th, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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35 Photos of Truly Adorable Animals in Snow

While some animals hibernate in the winter and prefer to sun themselves during the warmer months, other animals are perfectly comfortable with the snow and offer photographers a plenty of opportunities for remarkable photos. To celebrate the nicer facets of the leaving winter, we now collected some beautiful and adorable photos of animals in snow. These photos are nice to look at and will...

Design

Everything You Need to Know About Image Compression

February 3rd, 2010
by Cameron Chapman
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Everything You Need to Know About Image Compression

Proper use of image compression can make a huge difference in the appearance and size of your website image files. But compression is an often-misunderstood topic, partly because there’s a real lack of understanding on what the different types of compression are good for. If you don’t understand which type of compression to use for different types of images, you’ll likely end up with...

Inspiration

Stunning Infographics and Data Visualization

February 2nd, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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Stunning Infographics and Data Visualization

Information graphics, or infographics, are visual representations of information, data or knowledge. The graphics are used where complex information needs to be explained quickly and clearly, such as on signs and maps and in journalism, technical writing and education. Today, infographics surround us in the media, in published works both mainstream and scientific and in road signs and manuals. They illustrate information that would...

Design

An Explosion of Adobe Fireworks Resources

February 1st, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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An Explosion of Adobe Fireworks Resources

An often overlooked member of the Adobe Creative Suite is Adobe Fireworks. This application software can be used to create vectors, design application interfaces, digital artwork, and create rapid prototypes of websites. Adobe Fireworks can also generate PDF’s, export CSS based layouts, and a variety of other features. However, Adobe Fireworks resources are not easy to find. Resources are scattered among many different websites,...

Business Online

5 Simple Tips for Improving Designer-Client Relationships

January 29th, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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5 Simple Tips for Improving Designer-Client Relationships

By Aaron Griffith Good business relationships rarely just happen. While a smitten designer and their starry-eyed client may start out well with a "honeymoon" of a successful initial project launch, things can get rocky fast. The once-anticipated phone calls requesting new designs that used to be welcomed are now dreaded, and the previously infrequent and brief revision requests are now hostile diatribes critiquing every...

Essentials

Free and Commercial Script Fonts

January 28th, 2010
by Callum Chapman
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Free and Commercial Script Fonts

Searching for new fonts, whether they be serif, sans-serif or script fonts can take a ridiculously long time – time that should probably be spent working. This round-up showcases a great selection of script fonts to use in your latest design projects. Most of the fonts are premium fonts from as low as 8.95 USD, although there are a few free fonts among the...

Inspiration

40 Insane Ice Sculptures

January 27th, 2010
by Tim Mercer
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40 Insane Ice Sculptures

Ice sculpture is a beautiful yet temporary art form. Countless hours went into many of these amazing creations only to have them melt away. Luckily, they’re preserved through photography for us to marvel at for ever. In this post we present 40 Insane Ice Sculptures that will certainly impress you.

Inspiration

50 Stunning Political Artworks

January 26th, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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50 Stunning Political Artworks

Graffiti artwork has been initially used by Ancient Greece, Roman Empire and Urban Gangs to mark their territory and also by some social and political purposes as well. Some politicians are also using this form of art for the purpose of their election campaigns. But now, it has become an inspiring way to put across your thoughts and ideas in the most enticing and...