Apr 10 2012

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Simple Map Illustration

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create your very own simple vector map illustration. First, we’ll build the starting shapes using pixel perfect alignment, some basic vector shape building techniques along with a bunch of warp effects. Then we will put on the finishing touches. We will add the colors along with some simple effects and highlights to give it that final bit of character.

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Apr 09 2012

From the Unconscious Mind: Gallery of Surrealistic Digital Art

When most people think of surrealism, they merely think of the bizarre. They think of artwork that somewhat blends the real with the abstract. They do not take into account the movement which sought to unleash the full creative potential of the unconscious mind. This injects a much deeper meaning in to the pieces than what most would think from work often seen as so abstract.

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Apr 06 2012

Decorate Your Desktop: Fresh Dual Screen Wallpapers

Finding high quality wallpapers for the dual screen monitor setups is not always the easiest of tasks. Wallpapers are a stylish and simple way to brighten your desktop and decorate them with some colorful and vivid images. In this round up, we are presenting a fresh collection of dual screen wallpapers so that you can choose one that fits your tastes and style.

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Apr 05 2012

A Showcase of Amazing Drupal Themes

Since its inception, Drupal has had the (rather infamous) reputation of being the developer’s CMS. Designing a website using Drupal meant hard-coding every aspect of the appearance of your website. However, over time, and with the advent of Drupal 7, the picture has changed. Drupal too, like WordPress, now boasts of several new and beautiful themes (also called templates), and the number is increasing everyday (including ports of themes from WP).

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Apr 04 2012

Turning 2D Into 3D: Seeing The New Angle

If you haven’t seen the viral pictures of English artist Julian Beever’s work, then you aren’t on the web enough. Mr. Beever started as a street artist who figured out how to make his pastel chalk drawings on hard sidewalks turn into three-dimensional scenes that amazed and delighted passersby. Beever started out with traditional paintings but soon figured out how to give his work a three-dimensional twist and those pieces became a web sensation.

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Apr 03 2012

Typography Inspiration: Calligraphic Masterpieces

Calligraphy is an ancient skill, whose origin is difficult to date. It spans across a wide range of cultures and continents, and can be seen to this day all across the globe. Some track calligraphy back to the inception of the Latin alphabet in 600bc, although other notable examples can be seen through history.

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Apr 02 2012

That Distant Horizon: A Showcase of Landscape Photography

With the changing of the seasons, our thoughts tend to drift to the outdoors. Especially after winter’s long visit has kept many locked up inside far away from the reach of the season’s chill. Many of us are absolutely bursting at the seems waiting for the weather to be right, and for spring to breath its life into the landscapes. Through photography we can be granted something of an early exit.

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Mar 30 2012

Exceptional Dribbble Invite Shots

Dribbble is one of the most famous online designers community. It’s an amazing gallery where people can show screenshots of their recent or upcoming works and share high-quality freebies with others. But Dribbble is not only place where you can show off your skills, it is also a source for inspiration, and a place where you can ask for an opinion or help from professionals in the field. Thus, this community can help you to become a more mature designer.

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Mar 29 2012

Into the Light: A Collection of Light Fixed Photomanipulations

With so many talented artists working in the photomanipulation arena, the internet is positively teeming with amazing works. Some artists decide to opt for darker, more macabre imagery and pieces, while others tend to turn towards the light. Weilding this element with authority and oh, so much talent to bring their manipulations to life.

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Mar 28 2012

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Detailed Restaurant Chalkboard

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed restaurant specials style chalkboard. We’ll start with the Rectangle Tool and some simple vector shape building techniques. Once you have your starting shapes you can continue and add the colors. We’ll use multiple fills and strokes along with a bunch of new effects and some simple blending techniques. For the finishing touches…

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