Inspiration

40+ Great Examples of Facebook Fan Pages

November 9th, 2011
by Kevin Muldoon
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40+ Great Examples of Facebook Fan Pages

Facebook has become an essential part of promoting a website or service online. Small blogs, discussion forums and huge commercial companies such as Coca-Cola and McDonalds are all using Facebook to promote their brand and interact with fans and customers.

Essentials

Collection of Classy and Clever iPhone Wallpapers

November 8th, 2011
by Noupe Editorial Team
8
Collection of Classy and Clever iPhone Wallpapers

With so much talk about the iPhone 5 making its way around the web, we figured that it was time that we put together a collection of iPhone wallpapers for our readers. Knowing how fond the design and development community is of decorating their devices, we turned to some of the finest iPhone...

Design

Tips And Tricks: Increase The Realism Of Your Vector Images In Adobe Illustrator

November 7th, 2011
by Jasmina Stanojevic
13
Tips And Tricks: Increase The Realism Of Your Vector Images In Adobe Illustrator

Over the years, Adobe Illustrator has become one of the top applications for creating vector illustrations. There is almost nothing you can’t make in Illustrator. It is a powerful tool for creating vectors for all kind of logos, websites, icons, business cards, print materials, etc. One of...

Inspiration

Photography in Fashion

November 4th, 2011
by Angie Bowen
14
Photography in Fashion

When worlds collide, it is said to be a cataclysmic event. That tends to ring true no matter where this adage gets applied. For instance, when the photography and fashion worlds collide the resulting inspirational discharge can be breathtaking. Two varied visual artforms melding together, their emotive power and intensity combining in a raw presentation that begs...

Business Online

A Day in the Life of Freelance Designers

November 3rd, 2011
by Elizabeth Daniell
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A Day in the Life of Freelance Designers

Ever wonder what freelance designers do all day? Do they sleep in, design in their pajamas and drink tons of coffee? How do they juggle design, social networking, admin duties, lunch, families, the gym and so on? As designers and developers, most of us have often wondered how others spend their...

Inspiration

Artistically Inspired Urban Album Covers

November 2nd, 2011
by Kendra Gaines
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Artistically Inspired Urban Album Covers

Music is probably the number one inspirational source for a lot of artists and designers. Music can express great emotions that will often move its creative listeners to try and capture and convey and those feelings in their own art. Regardless of your favorite genre, music is sometimes key to the creative process.

IMHO

Reviews Of Blog Designs In The Wild

November 1st, 2011
by Stephen Lovell
9
Reviews Of Blog Designs In The Wild

Like any designer, no website is without its merits and flaws. It is through critical analysis and thoughtful conversation that we grow as individuals. If we do not talk about our work and the work of others, then we will not grow as creatives.

Inspiration

Photography Inspiration: Color Palettes of Fall

October 31st, 2011
by Robert Bowen
14
Photography Inspiration: Color Palettes of Fall

Over the summer we put together a couple of photography posts where we created color palettes to accompany each of the pics. With the fall kicking off a sweeping change of nature's color palette, we thought we would turn our inspirational spotlight once more in this direction. So with this mission in mind, we...

Themes

50 Great Free WordPress Themes From 2011

October 28th, 2011
by Kevin Muldoon
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50 Great Free WordPress Themes From 2011

There are probably a good amount of Noupe readers who would think little to nothing of paying money for a high quality WordPress theme if it was exactly what they were looking for. When compared to spending thousands of dollars on a unique design, a $40 investment in a premium theme for your...

Essentials

The Ultimate Collection of Professional Free Fonts

October 27th, 2011
by Tom Ross
32
The Ultimate Collection of Professional Free Fonts

As designers we're always looking for new fonts to integrate into our designs. Adding new fonts to your library can often help inspire you, giving a fresh feel to your designs. Unfortunately it can be really hard to locate quality free fonts amidst the thousands of mediocre ones.

Essentials

Spooky and Fun Halloween Wallpapers

October 26th, 2011
by Angie Bowen
10
Spooky and Fun Halloween Wallpapers

With Halloween right around the corner, one of the year's spookiest and most playful seasonal celebrations, we thought it would be somewhat appropriate if we put together a collection of desktop wallpapers for our readers to use to decorate their backgrounds. While some may think that this time of year is all about the horror...

Tutorials

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Christmas Greeting Card

October 25th, 2011
by Jasmina Stanojevic
6
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.