Tutorials

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Christmas Greeting Card

October 25th, 2011
by Jasmina Stanojevic
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Christmas Greeting Card

Today's Adobe Illustrator tutorial will walk you through creating a nice greeting card for the upcoming Christmas holiday. In order to create nice, colorful presents to stuff a Christmas sock we will combine different kinds of tools, such as; the Pen Tool, Mesh Tool, Ellipse Tool and the Rectangle Tool.

IMHO

Focusing on Good Design, Not (Just) Good Decoration

October 24th, 2011
by Kendra Gaines
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Focusing on Good Design, Not (Just) Good Decoration

Time and time again, we mistake good decoration for good design. When we are looking for inspiration, we go to the same websites and the same showcases trying to get that added push necessary to create something we love. Now this isn't a huge deal (especially if we are looking for a...

Inspiration

A Collection of Innovative and Inspiring Typography

October 21st, 2011
by Tom Ross
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A Collection of Innovative and Inspiring Typography

Typography is the art or technique of arranging type. It's a broad medium, covering areas such as typeface selection, line length, line spacing, kerning, tracking, and of course wider design features such as color, lighting etc...

Interviews

Designer Spotlight: Interview with MoGraph & Branding Designer Fraser Davidson

October 20th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
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Designer Spotlight: Interview with MoGraph & Branding Designer Fraser Davidson

Today we have a new designer spotlight, where we interview and feature a member of the design and development community. In this installment, we shine that light on talented motion graphic designer and sports branding specialist Fraser Davidson. If you are not familiar with his work, then you are...

Photography

A Showcase of Infrared Photography

October 19th, 2011
by Angie Bowen
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A Showcase of Infrared Photography

In almost any problem solving situation, one tends to be told to think outside the box to find a solution. Basically asking us to look beyond the ordinary to find the extraordinary. One creative field that seems to shine as a beacon for taking this approach, and seeing the world in a very different way...

Essentials

Ultimate Round Up of Free and Fresh Photoshop Patterns

October 18th, 2011
by Nousheen Aquil
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Ultimate Round Up of Free and Fresh Photoshop Patterns

In today’s session, we are bringing a collection of some amazing and useful Photoshop resources that will help you in creating your own dulcet patterns in your designs. With Photoshop, designers can save themselves plenty of time and wind up with improved results by taking advantage of readily available freebies. Which...

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Flash Isn’t Dead Yet!

October 17th, 2011
by Kendra Gaines
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Flash Isn’t Dead Yet!

It's been really popular lately for many professionals to dismiss the use of Flash. Many designers and developers push the idea to discontinue use of the almost 20 year old technology. There are a range of what seems to be problems from the heaviness of Flash projects, the inability to frequently update without tearing everything apart...

Inspiration

Illustration Inspiration for the Weekend

October 14th, 2011
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Illustration Inspiration for the Weekend

On multiple occasions in the past, we have compiled the works of several artists to give our readers an extra dose of inspiration for the weekend. This post follows along that theme, only we are refining the inspirational artists to a particular medium, illustrators. So this installation is going to veer off a bit from...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

How To Backup Your WordPress Website

October 13th, 2011
by Kevin Muldoon
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How To Backup Your WordPress Website

Anyone who has had their website hacked or inadvertently changed something they shouldn't have on their websites database, will know the importance of backing up your live websites on a regular basis. The steps involved in backing up and restoring a WordPress database using PHPMyAdmin is no different from any...

Design

A Collection of Inspiring Blog Designs

October 12th, 2011
by Tom Ross
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A Collection of Inspiring Blog Designs

Since their inception, blogs have often had some of the most innovative, beautiful and creative designs in the web design community. This is perhaps because bloggers are naturally expressive individuals who enjoy visual and written expression.

Design

The Keys to Organic Designs

October 11th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
3
The Keys to Organic Designs

In the world of design we all tend to have our processes and approaches that rule how we craft our work. This is essential for most of us in the field to have in place. Our own systems that we have spent years honing and developing down to less of an art, and more of...

Inspiration

Paul Rand Will Change Your Life!

October 10th, 2011
by Speider Schneider
10
Paul Rand Will Change Your Life!

Paul Rand (August 15, 1914 – November 26, 1996) lived a lie when he was young. Born Peretz Rosenbaum, in Brooklyn, New York, he was Orthodox Jewish. As Orthodox law forbids the creation of graven images that can be worshiped as idols, he must have felt a yearning and creative turmoil that...