Inspiration

Colors of Spring: Color Palettes from Spring Flowers and Foliage

February 21st, 2012
by Robert Bowen
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Colors of Spring: Color Palettes from Spring Flowers and Foliage

As the icy grip of winter closes in tighter many begin to dream of spring. That time of renewed growth and warmer days that tends to draw us back outside and into nature's waiting open arms. With the seeming promise from the old groundhog that we will more than likely...

Design

Free Photoshop Alternatives For Editing Photos

February 20th, 2012
by Kevin Muldoon
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Free Photoshop Alternatives For Editing Photos

Photoshop has been the darling of the design industry for decades. It's a fantastic program that has led the way since the release of Photoshop 1 on the Mac way back in 1990.

Design

Designing the Web: Photoshop Tutorials for Designing a Website

February 17th, 2012
by Angie Bowen
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Designing the Web: Photoshop Tutorials for Designing a Website

For those of us in the business of designing the web, one area of resources that always prove invaluable to have in our design arsenals is tutorials. Learning how other web designers have crafted their designs, and which tools they always rely on can always help to guide us as we...

Inspiration

Hitting the Mark: A Collection of Creative Advertisements

February 16th, 2012
by Kevin Muldoon
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Hitting the Mark: A Collection of Creative Advertisements

Over the last 100 years or so advertising has been integrated into every walk of life. Whether you are working on the internet, relaxing at home watching TV or getting the bus or train to the cinema; you cannot avoid being bombarded with advertisements from all angles.

Essentials

Free Fonts to Make a Great First Impression

February 15th, 2012
by Tom Ross
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Free Fonts to Make a Great First Impression

When you're designing a website, one of the pillars of great design is typography. Typography is an essential part of good web design, yet it's amazing how many designers consistently don't have the proper tools to work with! Talking of course about a quality font library. Even the best designer will struggle...

Design

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Be My Valentine

February 14th, 2012
by Jasmina Stanojevic
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Be My Valentine

Valentine's Day, the most romantic holiday of the year is upon us. So why not take the opportunity to learn how to create a romantic gift box in AI. In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will be learning how to create a heart shaped gift box by using a few basic tools such as...

Design

Get Your Kits: Fresh Web and Mobile UI Kits, Wireframe Kits and PSD’s

February 13th, 2012
by Nousheen Aquil
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Get Your Kits: Fresh Web and Mobile UI Kits, Wireframe Kits and PSD’s

Today, we have a useful compilation for our readers of fresh web UI kits, mobile UI kits and wireframe kits complete with PSD files that will certainly come in handy when you are designing projects. Some basic user interface elements are always welcome toolbox additions by designers....

Design

Top Valentine’s Day Graphic Design Tutorials

February 10th, 2012
by Bhanu Ahluwalia
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Top Valentine’s Day Graphic Design Tutorials

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and designers are eager to try out their creative skills. With the holiday comes a time of bright colors, attractive graphics and shimmering effects which can make for some romantic manipulations. We have collected some very useful tutorials, which will help you use Photoshop patterns, brushes and much...

Essentials

Love in the Background: Valentine’s Day Wallpapers

February 9th, 2012
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Love in the Background: Valentine’s Day Wallpapers

With the season of love and romance nearly upon us, we thought that we should roll out the desktop decorations for our readers to get them in the 'mood', so to speak, for Valentine's Day. So we have collected a lovely collection of wallpapers designed in the theme of the holiday. Some of...

Design

A Look at Inspiring Website Designs of Musicians

February 8th, 2012
by Tom Ross
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A Look at Inspiring Website Designs of Musicians

As with designer's, musician's websites are often some of the most creative, and for good reason. The website designs of musicians should ideally epitomize their sound in a visual medium. It should capture their brand in an online presence.

Inspiration

Time for Mail: Services That Improve Gmail Productivity

February 7th, 2012
by Kevin Muldoon
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Time for Mail: Services That Improve Gmail Productivity

Gmail exploded onto the internet in 1994 offering users a whopping 1GB of storage. This was unheard of at the time with the largest email service Hotmail only offering a few megabytes of storage. Currently Gmail offers 7GB of free storage with competitors such as Hotmail offering 5GB of storage and Yahoo...

Inspiration

Gaining Perspective: A Showcase of 3D Digital Renders

February 6th, 2012
by Angie Bowen
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Gaining Perspective: A Showcase of 3D Digital Renders

With the design communities ever pressing pursuit of inspiration and the growing popularity of three dimensional digital renderings, we thought this was the perfect opportunity for these two paths to cross for Noupe's readers. So we went out across the internet in search of some truly inspired pieces of art that have...