Design

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Simple Map Illustration

April 10th, 2012
by Andrei Marius
8
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...

Inspiration

From the Unconscious Mind: Gallery of Surrealistic Digital Art

April 9th, 2012
by Robert Bowen
6
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...

Essentials

Decorate Your Desktop: Fresh Dual Screen Wallpapers

April 6th, 2012
by Nousheen Aquil
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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...

CMS

A Showcase of Amazing Drupal Themes

April 5th, 2012
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
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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...

Design

Turning 2D Into 3D: Seeing The New Angle

April 4th, 2012
by Speider Schneider
18
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...

Inspiration

Typography Inspiration: Calligraphic Masterpieces

April 3rd, 2012
by Tom Ross
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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.

Inspiration

That Distant Horizon: A Showcase of Landscape Photography

April 2nd, 2012
by Angie Bowen
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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...

Design

Exceptional Dribbble Invite Shots

March 30th, 2012
by Nataly Birch
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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...

Inspiration

Into the Light: A Collection of Light Fixed Photomanipulations

March 29th, 2012
by Noupe Editorial Team
3
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...

Design

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Detailed Restaurant Chalkboard

March 28th, 2012
by Andrei Marius
5
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...

Inspiration

The Notebooks: A Showcase of Moleskine Inspiration

March 27th, 2012
by Robert Bowen
2
The Notebooks: A Showcase of Moleskine Inspiration

Given that so many web designs begin as sketches in notebooks, we thought that we would turn our inspirational spotlight towards the artwork that not only begins in the pages of a Moleskine, but that live there too. Often the preferred notebook of so many artists and designers alike, Moleskines tend to be...

Themes

A Collection of Great New WordPress Themes

March 26th, 2012
by Kevin Muldoon
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A Collection of Great New WordPress Themes

Every year designers are pushing the boundaries of what WordPress can do. 2012 is no different. In just a few short months we have seen a large increase in the number of premium WordPress themes being released, and the bar is certainly being raised with the new additions to the ranks.