Design

Creativity-Powerhouse: 40 Free and Unusual Brush Sets for Adobe Photoshop

October 1st, 2012
by Dirk Metzmacher
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Creativity-Powerhouse: 40 Free and Unusual Brush Sets for Adobe Photoshop

One of the many strengths of Photoshop is its extensibility. Especially the brushes-section can be easily packed with hundreds and hundreds of different styles. Today we sort the wheat from the chaff and present you 40 high-grade sets that have the potential to unleash your creativity to whole new levels. All the brushes can be used free...

Business Online

Pimp Your New Twitter Profile Page with Free Header Images from TwitrCovers.com

September 29th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
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Pimp Your New Twitter Profile Page with Free Header Images from TwitrCovers.com

It’s merely two weeks ago that Twitter announced the immediate availability of header images on profile pages, a functionality very similar to Facebook and Google+ offerings. Apply a header image and each time someone opens up your profile, be it on desktop or through mobile apps, your newly embedded image will be shown. We all...

Apps

Camera+ by Taptaptap: A Great Photography App And Now Native On iPad

September 28th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
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Camera+ by Taptaptap: A Great Photography App And Now Native On iPad

Welcome to part two of our series with iOS Apps for Creative Professionals. I didn’t tell you, but I will now. I like the iOS app Camera+ by taptaptap so much, that I installed it on my new iPad. Even though I knew it was only optimized for iPhones. As the retina display double-sizes the...

Inspiration

Refracted: 34 Unusual Underwater Photographs

September 27th, 2012
by Robert Bowen
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Refracted: 34 Unusual Underwater Photographs

To celebrate the start of Google's underwater Street View efforts, we have collected quite a few pictures we're sure you'll never find there. But wouldn't it be a surprise if you did? We had that kind of bycatch a few years ago, when it came to the first iteration of Street View already....

Essentials

Source Code Pro: Adobe’s Second Open Source Font Just Released

September 26th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
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Source Code Pro: Adobe’s Second Open Source Font Just Released

Create The Web, Adobe’s conference jumpstarting new product lines and innovations for web developers, has debuted in San Francisco. In the next two weeks people in other parts of the world will have the chance to attend too, as the conference is moving from London to Tokyo to Sydney. What you will see there...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Best Web Fonts – Implement Google Web Fonts Most Easily

September 25th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
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Best Web Fonts – Implement Google Web Fonts Most Easily

The Google Font Directory has increased in size three-fold in the course of the last year and keeps on growing. More than 500 fonts leave you searching for the one and only, not all fonts are high-grade. While this partly depends on your, or your client’s taste, we won’t go fighting over that. Besides...

Business Online

ConceptShare gives Collaboration that Push

September 24th, 2012
by Cameron Chapman
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ConceptShare gives Collaboration that Push

ConceptShare Virtually every designer out there has to collaborate at some point. Whether that's with other designers, other creative pros or clients, you'll need to share your work and get feedback or insight. Too many creatives are still dealing with these situations via email. But email is horribly inefficient, especially if you have multiple people...

Inspiration

All The Colours Of The Sun: 60 Perfectly Amazing Photos Of Nature’s Beauty

September 24th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
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All The Colours Of The Sun: 60 Perfectly Amazing Photos Of Nature’s Beauty

From time to time I need to get my thoughts clear. When I’m feeling stressed by deadlines, clients, people, life in general, all I have to do is look at a beautiful landscape with all the colours of the sun to it. Whenever I can, I try to experience these views in real life,...

Essentials

Source Sans Pro: Adobe’s First Open Source Font

September 21st, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
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Source Sans Pro: Adobe’s First Open Source Font

It's only been a few weeks ago, that Adobe's font developer Paul D. Hunt surprised us with the release of a modern, elegant font under the - gasp - open font license. You can even call this release a sensation as Adobe always has been radical in protecting its fonts. They were the inventors...

Business Online

IzzoNet: Create Your Own Shop Easily

September 20th, 2012
by Cameron Chapman
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IzzoNet: Create Your Own Shop Easily

Selling things online is something I think a lot of us have considered doing. And even if you haven't considered selling things yourself, it's likely that you've had clients who were interested in doing so. But getting an ecommerce site setup, even for designers and developers, can be a pain. It's often time-consuming, frustrating,...

Design

Business Cards that Work for You: Tips and Best Practices

September 19th, 2012
by Pavlushka
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Business Cards that Work for You: Tips and Best Practices

business card Business cards are a quite popular topic and, depending on your method of acquisition, a decidedly important one. The web is full of examples in a wide variety of layouts. Today there's no shortage of creative business card designs to buy ready-made or get tailored by a designer. Therefore the bigger problem is, how to avoid getting a card design...

Inspiration

Up Close and Personal: A Showcase of Macro Photography

September 18th, 2012
by Robert Bowen
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Up Close and Personal: A Showcase of Macro Photography

In the world of photography, one area brings attention to life's finer details by focusing in a bit tighter on them. Macro photography gets up close and personal on the object before the lens, and delivers some truly moving and inspiring works of photographic art. Whatever effects are added in post, the base of...