Design

Architecture Sources of Inspiration

March 25th, 2011
by Cameron Chapman
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Architecture Sources of Inspiration

Architecture surrounds us everyday, and because of that we sometimes overlook it as a potential source of inspiration. But architecture and interior design can inspire us for virtually any project. There are dozens of architectural styles out there, both formal and informal, to appeal to almost every taste.

Business Online

When You Freelance, How Do You Know You’ve Been Fired?

March 24th, 2011
by Speider Schneider
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When You Freelance, How Do You Know You’ve Been Fired?

It’s easy to figure out you’ve been fired from a staff position. Either your boss or a human resources person has told you to your face, you are met at your desk and walked out, or security guards drag you out, one on each arm and leg. The hints are...

Inspiration

45 Stunning Steampunk Artworks and Gadgets

March 23rd, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
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45 Stunning Steampunk Artworks and Gadgets

Here is a type of science fiction that will surely catch your eye. Steampunk is mostly associated with fantasy stories and is related to an era when steam engines were widely used. It is an attempt to merge steam motorized objects and machines with contemporary themes and technologies. Today we're featuring a good number...

Design

How to Create a Cute Piggy Bank in Perspective with Adobe Illustrator

March 22nd, 2011
by Jasmina Stanojevic
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How to Create a Cute Piggy Bank in Perspective with Adobe Illustrator

Many people have difficulty in drawing objects in perspective. Most of the time it helps if you have that particular object in front of you, but we still need our imagination.The most important aspects of perspective are size and distance. If you increase the distance between you and...

Infographics

Design Charts for Better Typography and Color

March 21st, 2011
by Cameron Chapman
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Design Charts for Better Typography and Color

We're designers, so it makes sense that a lot of us are visual learners and do better looking at charts and graphs than reading an article or listening to a podcast. Typography and color are two great topics that are perfectly suited for infographics, charts, and other graphical learning tools.

Essentials

Free HTML Newsletter Templates

March 18th, 2011
by Nousheen Aquil
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Free HTML Newsletter Templates

Choosing a well designed newsletter can provide any marketing campaign a great deal of success. Here are excellent examples of some of the best free HTML newsletter templates that you can use without spending a fortune. No matter how you'd like to update your customers about a particular product or simply want to share some information...

Inspiration

Less is More: Creative and Inspiring Minimalist Print Ads

March 17th, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
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Less is More: Creative and Inspiring Minimalist Print Ads

We've all become aware of how important advertisements can be to help put any company's message across. Many ads contain a lot of content as well as colour even though this is not a must. In fact, a simple ad can also do wonders — given that it carries a particular...

Essentials

Stylish Music Wallpapers for Your Taste

March 16th, 2011
by Obaid ur Rehman
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Stylish Music Wallpapers for Your Taste

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Most of us have different tastes in music. That's why it's not easy designing a music wallpaper for everyone's taste. We've gathered a nice collection for you today with over 40 music-related wallpapers for all you music lovers out there. Take a look and feel free to share your opinions with us....

Design

Illustrator Must-Know Text Effects

March 15th, 2011
by Bhanu Ahluwalia
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Illustrator Must-Know Text Effects

Most designers use Photoshop to manipulate text as well as graphics but you will be amazed at what you can accomplish with the help of Illustrator. Nevertheless, combining the two will undoubtedly help you produce even more wonderful and creative effects for your designs. Typography is surely one of the aspects that should be well considered...

Inspiration

Inspiring Typography Artwork

March 14th, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
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Inspiring Typography Artwork

There are so many various styles of typography these days that allow us to communicate our ideas effectively within any type of design we are creating. In order to achieve a unique design that truly conveys our message, we need to ensure that the choice of typography being used will indeed express the desired thoughts and ideas....

Design

Anyone Up for a Cup of Coffee?

March 11th, 2011
by Jasmina Stanojevic
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Anyone Up for a Cup of Coffee?

Following along this tutorial you’ll be learning how to use the Pathfinder Panel in Illustrator CS5 with its very useful features. Combining various forms with the Pathfinder tools, we can create nice shapes. Applying the gradients and colors to those shapes, we can achieve great results by creating a nice depth and perspective. Highlights and shadows are very helpful as well and make the...

Design

Dreamy Fantasy Art Photoshop Tutorials

March 10th, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
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Dreamy Fantasy Art Photoshop Tutorials

Creating fantasy artwork requires a lot of imagination as well as expertise in softwares which are used to create such marvelous pictures. Almost anything is possible; whether it’s a supernatural fairy, an old fantasy space city or an armored dragon jewelry box. All of these tutorials are useful and will definitely give you the chance to...