Inspiration

Into the Light: A Collection of Light Fixed Photomanipulations

March 29th, 2012
by Noupe Editorial Team
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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
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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
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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.

Interviews

Matthew Hawkins: Toying Around With Paper Engineering Creativity

March 23rd, 2012
by Speider Schneider
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Matthew Hawkins: Toying Around With Paper Engineering Creativity

When I was with a former employer there were rumors of upcoming layoffs (obviously the rumors ended up being true or I wouldn't be referring to it as a FORMER employer). The company denied the rumors, which sent employees a message to be nervous. Sure enough, layoffs started. First it was some...

Inspiration

Jaw Dropping Vexel Artwork From the Pros

March 22nd, 2012
by Tom Ross
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Jaw Dropping Vexel Artwork From the Pros

Vexel art is very similar to vector art in terms of appearance. It typically features sharp-edged lines and areas of flat color, or smooth gradient fills. The word 'vexel' was coined from a combination of "vector" and "pixel". The main difference between vexel art and vector art is that vexel artwork is rasterized....

Design

Beautifully Made Process Diagrams

March 21st, 2012
by Nataly Birch
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Beautifully Made Process Diagrams

Process Charting (also known as Process Mapping) is one of the oldest, simplest and most valuable techniques for streamlining work. It is used in nearly every level of production.

Design

Web Worker’s Library: Awesome Printed Web Design and Development Books

March 20th, 2012
by Kevin Muldoon
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Web Worker’s Library: Awesome Printed Web Design and Development Books

There's no doubt that eBook devices such as the Kindle and the Nook have changed how people read books forever. At the start of 2011 Amazon reported that for the first time eBook sales exceeded paperbacks. It's doubtful this trend...

Inspiration

Beauty of Urban Decay and Destruction Photography Collection

March 19th, 2012
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Beauty of Urban Decay and Destruction Photography Collection

One truth for many seekers of inspiration is that beauty can sometimes be found in the wake of ruin. This is why so many photographers partake in urban exploration to fill their portfolios. Because in the destruction wrought from age, nature, and the devastating hands of war, photographers find some of their...

Design

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Creating a Tattered Parchment

March 16th, 2012
by Jasmina Stanojevic
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Creating a Tattered Parchment

Today, in this all new Adobe Illustrator tutorial, we will be learning how to create a very popular illustration; old tattered parchment. There are many beautiful illustrations that seem to be complicated to create, but they are actually not. This is the main purpose of this tutorial, to show you how easily some...

Inspiration

Explosions of Color: Inspired Collection of Bright and Colorful Vector Illustrations

March 15th, 2012
by Robert Bowen
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Explosions of Color: Inspired Collection of Bright and Colorful Vector Illustrations

With Spring on its way to so many, the landscapes will soon be blossoming with bright, vibrant colors. For those who are not wanting to wait for that seasonal colorful explosion, we have prepared a splash of brighter tones to help. With so many talented vector artists sharing their...

Design

Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Semi-Realistic MacBook Pro from Scratch

March 14th, 2012
by Andrei Marius
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Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Semi-Realistic MacBook Pro from Scratch

In the following Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a semi-realistic MacBook Pro from scratch. First, you will learn how to use the grid and the snap to grid for an easier workflow. We’ll start with some simple vector shapes and several warp techniques along with a bunch of...