Tutorials

40 Outstanding Photo Manipulation Tutorials

March 8th, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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40 Outstanding Photo Manipulation Tutorials

Photo manipulation is an art that requires lots of patience along with the expertise in Photoshop and other photo editing tools. With your creativity and imagination, you can manipulate any photograph the way you want! Now it’s all about your imagination and using Photoshop’s effects and other tools cleverly. You simply have to experiment with different effects to see what feeling they give you...

Essentials

10 Free Beautiful Calligraphic Fonts

March 5th, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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10 Free Beautiful Calligraphic Fonts

By Paul Viluda The word “calligraphy” is derived from two Greek words, denoting “beautiful writing”. Calligraphy or the art of writing has thousands of years in its history and development, and indeed calligraphy fonts, which we often use these days on our PCs to create a postcard or a wedding invitation card, are absolutely about aesthetics, refinement, creativity, and pure beauty.

Photography

45 Stylish and Beautiful Fashion Photos

March 4th, 2010
by Obaid ur Rehman
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45 Stylish and Beautiful Fashion Photos

In this post we showcase some extremely charming examples of Fashion Photography. This kind of photography is usually used for advertisement purposes, but now with the advancement of fashion industry it has now become a field of its own. We hope you’ll like this collection. Kindly feel free to express your views on Fashion Photography and do let us know if we have missed...

Inspiration

35 Incredible 3D Renders

March 3rd, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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35 Incredible 3D Renders

Unbelievable, magical, miraculous… one can go on using adjectives, but nothing can come close to describing what 3D renders can to. It can transform your imagination into stunning pictures in a way such that it becomes difficult to distinguish between the real photo and the virtual one. Applications like 3D Max, Blender, Cellular Imaging, CAD provide powerful instruments for 3D designers and architects. Today...

Business Online

Designers: How to Search For, Hire, and Work With a Web-Developer

March 2nd, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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Designers: How to Search For, Hire, and Work With a Web-Developer

The market for freelance web design is huge. Being able to design a beautiful site in Photoshop is one thing. Programming a website is a whole other story. So when clients come knocking at your door asking for web design services, what do you, the non-programmer but rockstar designer, tell them? “Sorry, I only design, I don’t code.” No! You take the job, and...

Tutorials

The Ultimate Collection Of Brilliant Web Design Tutorials

March 1st, 2010
by Callum Chapman
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The Ultimate Collection Of Brilliant Web Design Tutorials

In this ultimate collection, we bring you a massive selection of great Web design tutorials from all over the design community. All of the tutorials use Photoshop for the main application. By the end, you should have a pretty good idea of where and how to start designing for the Web. If you’re already an experienced Web designer, don’t ignore this post. Even the...

Essentials

Free SEO Icons Set (16 Icons, Private Use Only)

February 27th, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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Free SEO Icons Set (16 Icons, Private Use Only)

Today we are glad to release Free SEO Icons Set, a set with 16 original SEO-icons in .png (64×64px). This set was designed by Andrea Austoni and released for private use for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

Business Online

12 Secrets Of Effective Business Communication

February 26th, 2010
by Noupe Editorial Team
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12 Secrets Of Effective Business Communication

By Alyssa Gregory The ability to communicate, and communicate well, is one of the biggest factors in business success. You could be an excellent designer, but if you’re unable to promote your services and communicate effectively with clients and colleagues, your potential is limited. The principal areas where communication is essential include: Pitching potential clients, Client meetings, Customer service, Face-to-face networking, Marketing your business

Inspiration

Food Design At Its Best: 40 Extraordinary Examples Of Edible Art

February 25th, 2010
by Tim Mercer
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Food Design At Its Best: 40 Extraordinary Examples Of Edible Art

Everybody knows you’re not supposed to play with your food but that doesn’t stop these artists from creating some rather extraordinary edible art. Far from the mountains you used to make with your mashed potatoes, these masterpieces could go on display in a museum. Mixing together a little food and a lot of talent is the perfect recipe for some mouth watering inspiration. Check...

Design

The AIDA Marketing Model in Web Design

February 24th, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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The AIDA Marketing Model in Web Design

By Louis Lazaris If you’ve been formally educated in marketing, more than likely you’ve learned about a marketing model called AIDA. AIDA is an acronym that represents the different steps involved in selling a product or service. Very often, the principles of AIDA are applied naturally when a useful product or service is being marketed. Being web designers and app developers, however, our personal...

Inspiration

50 Beautiful Examples of Flower Photography

February 23rd, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
400
50 Beautiful Examples of Flower Photography

Spring is the perfect time to rejoice and enjoy the beauty of nature; it is the time when beautiful flowers blossom and beautify the whole world around them with their delicate feel. The beautiful season of spring is about to come, so we decided to spark your inspiration with a showcase of flower photos. We hope that you will fall in love with these...

Inspiration

30 Amazing Semi-Photorealistic 3D Cartoon Characters

February 22nd, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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30 Amazing Semi-Photorealistic 3D Cartoon Characters

Since the origin of 3D graphics, designers attempts to create photo-realistic imagery. Although achieving genuine-looking graphics is a difficult challenge, some artists manage to achieve extraordinary results. Photorealism opens up new ways for creativity and innovation. In this collection we bring you some of the inspiring semi-photorealistic 3D cartoon characters from various artists across the globe. You’ll find famous cartoon characters, movie stars, celebrities...