Aug 28 2012

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Set of Sleek Web Ribbons

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a set of sleek web ribbons. We’ll start with two simple shapes and some basic masking techniques. Next, using a simple rectangle and some simple vector shape building techniques we’ll create the overall ribbon shape. Once we have the starting shapes we’ll continue with the smaller parts. Using some Pathfinder options, several Warp and Gaussian Blur effects plus some basic…

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Aug 27 2012

The World in Black and White: Showcase of B&W Photography

So often the world around us can feel somewhat overwhelming. Coming at all of our senses so unforgivably as we move about in it. Which does help us make sense of those photographers who work in black and white. Stripping away the colors to get to even more of an emotional or moving place. Giving B&W photography the opportunity to elicit a much more potent reaction from the viewer.

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Aug 24 2012

Through the Sunlight: Sunlit Photography Showcase

What can be more eye-catching and charming than a colorful sunlit photo slightly spiced with golden lights and deep emotions? Such fantastic pictures are best taken in the early morning or late afternoon, when the light direction and color is more usable than in midday. The time when the sunlight is warmer, red and yellow tints are stronger and all these tiny elements create an especially happy atmosphere.

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Aug 23 2012

Creativity Illustrated: Collection of Imaginative Vector Posters

Vectors are quite the popular format to use for many graphic designers looking to create interesting character illustrations and more. With the versatility that continues to be offered with each generation of illustration programs that are on the market, the growing body of work being produced is not only quite stunning, it is creatively inspiring.

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Aug 22 2012

High Quality Responsive and Retina Display Ready WordPress Themes

Mobile web traffic is growing at a rapid rate. According to The Next Web, mobile web traffic has risen as much as 35% since July 2011. What will that mean for 2013 and 2014? We’re sure you can guess. The web is propelling forward at warp speed, such that the weight sitting upon the shoulders of web designers and developers has never been greater. Mobile web consumers expect to view web content on the device of their choosing without straining their eyes — and rightfully so.

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Aug 21 2012

Showcase of Incredible Design Portfolios From All Over the World

No matter when or why you find yourself browsing the internet, there is no short of different logos, websites and print designs filling the web. Having experience in the fields helps one to distinguish the visual candy from the beauty of great web design. In this information age the competition remains fierce, always causing the bar to be raised. With so many creative people focused on web design, it takes a log to stand out from the crowds.

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Aug 20 2012

Creep Factor: A Collection of Dark and Spooky Photography

Photographers not only use their work to freeze moments of time, they often set a mood through the shots that they capture. No matter what direction they are aiming, their ability to compose just the right image to connect the viewer with that particular feeling is inspiring. When that aim comes down in the dark or spooky territories it is easy for the work to feel more contrived than anything else. Which is why, when it’s done well it can truly send shivers down your spine.

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Aug 17 2012

Beautiful Button Design in Action: Examples & Tips for Creating Effective Buttons

Designing beautiful buttons for the web is an art form in and of itself. The best buttons often appear simple and easy to design, yet are deceptively difficult, and are often comprised of many subtle design elements, backed by solid marketing theories. Today we’re going to look at some of the principles behind great button design, and give you some practical tips to improve your own website’s buttons, and boost your conversions/click-through rates.

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Aug 16 2012

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Simple Drop-Down Menu

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed web element, a simple drop-down menu. We’ll start with a bunch rectangles and simple paths, some basic vector shape building techniques and the Rounded Corners effect. Once we have our starting shapes we’ll continue with the colors. We’ll use multiple fills and strokes along with the Drop Shadow effect and some simple blending techniques. Finally, we’ll add the text. Let’s get started.

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Aug 15 2012

A Vibrant World: Stunning HDR Photographs

Photographers have many techniques and tricks up their sleeves for pulling off some amazing, often breathtaking captures. One technique that is very popular for achieving these kinds of results is HDR. With layers of images taken mere moments apart, the photographs are given a vibrant new life. Below is a collection that looks at some of the stunning HDR photographs these talented artists manage to capture.

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