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...

Inspiration

Beyond the Building Blocks: Collection of Architectural Photography

March 13th, 2012
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Beyond the Building Blocks: Collection of Architectural Photography

Our lives are passively impacted architecturally on a daily basis. To the point where we are virtually desensitized and often do not even take notice of these magnificent architectural structures. We drift in and out of these buildings, pass by them as we move to our destinations, and yet the buildings seem...

Design

Web Throwback: Showcase of Vintage and Retro Web Design

March 12th, 2012
by Angie Bowen
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Web Throwback: Showcase of Vintage and Retro Web Design

Given the popularity of vintage and retro styles among the web design community, we thought we would take an opportunity and shine a spotlight on some of those styles applied to websites. With so many flawless examples of vintage and retro web design floating around the internet it was a bit...

Inspiration

Crossing Over: Showcase of Inspired Bridge Photography

March 9th, 2012
by Robert Bowen
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Crossing Over: Showcase of Inspired Bridge Photography

Both architecturally and metaphorically speaking, bridges are such amazing structures. Representing an unstoppable desire to move forward and crossover what gaps lay before us, they stand as sturdy testaments to our ability to solve problems. Also demonstrating our resolve to create shortcuts where needed. So they can stand for so much, as they...

Development

jQuery Mobile Tutorial: Creating a Restaurant Picker Web App

March 8th, 2012
by Stephanie Walter
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jQuery Mobile Tutorial: Creating a Restaurant Picker Web App

With an increase in the number, diversity and complexity of smartphones, more and more companies want to have their own mobile app, but creating a native app can be pretty expensive. It requires special skills, as well as special coding tools, and then there is also the need to build an...

Design

Lasting Impressions: Unusual Business Cards That Will Definitely Be Kept

March 7th, 2012
by Alex Ionescu
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Lasting Impressions: Unusual Business Cards That Will Definitely Be Kept

As a designer creating a good business card for yourself can be quite task. The need for a visually appealing business card design is greater than in other work fields. There are 2 steps to giving a business card, not only as a designer, but as a business individual in...

Design

Web of Color: Bold and Beautiful Uses of Color in Web Design

March 6th, 2012
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Web of Color: Bold and Beautiful Uses of Color in Web Design

As we look around the web, we see so many examples of designers who have brilliantly used color in web design projects to make the page or various page elements really pop. Even in some cases when we see designers opting for more minimal designs, using bold splashes...

Design

Stunning Photo Manipulations Featuring Water

March 5th, 2012
by Tom Ross
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Stunning Photo Manipulations Featuring Water

Nature provides great inspiration for digital art, and water is one of the most visually impressive aspects of nature. Many photo manipulators choose to work with water as it's fluidity, opacity and reaction to light are all great foundations of art. Water also brings with it tremendous energy. The splashes, waterfalls and flows offer a...

Design

Top Fifteen Photography Portfolio Sites

March 2nd, 2012
by Cecilia Razak
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Top Fifteen Photography Portfolio Sites

What sets great images apart? What do the most successful photographers do to make their work stand out? Often the difference between a great photo and a great photo that captivates and prompts exploration is a good showcase.

Essentials

Desktop Decoration: Collection of Wonderful Desktop Wallpapers

March 1st, 2012
by Angie Bowen
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Desktop Decoration: Collection of Wonderful Desktop Wallpapers

With designers being such visual creatures, filling their personal spaces with inspiring imagery is almost an act of an instinctual nature. And our personal computers are not immune to this decorative desire. Given that there are an almost overwhelming number of wallpapers available online, this constant demand for fresh desktop decorations is under...

Design

A Showcase of Great Looking Tumblr Themes

February 29th, 2012
by Kevin Muldoon
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A Showcase of Great Looking Tumblr Themes

Tubmlr has gained a lot of fans over the last 5 years, and with good reason. Whereas many blogging platforms are striving to add more and more features to their platform, Tumblr has stayed true to its microblogging roots by keeping things simple. This has resulted in one of the most user friendly...

Design

Free Quality Photoshop Brushes for Your Design Arsenal

February 28th, 2012
by Noupe Editorial Team
5
Free Quality Photoshop Brushes for Your Design Arsenal

With so many free Photoshop brushes being shared around the web, it can always be a bit tricky to sort through the masses to grab those true quality packs that are available. So we have once again, sought to help out our readers by doing some of the work for you. With...