Design

A Collection of Retro & Vintage Design Resources

July 12th, 2011
by Angie Bowen
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A Collection of Retro & Vintage Design Resources

As summer hits and gets underway, many are drawn back to those summer days of our youth. Memories of summer breaks filled with vacation from school, home, and many other places or responsibilities get us in a sort of retrospective mindset. It is with that theme in hand that we have compiled...

Essentials

50+ Useful CSS Tools And Generators for Developers

July 11th, 2011
by Nousheen Aquil
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50+ Useful CSS Tools And Generators for Developers

CSS tools are essential for web developers because they act like a sort of magic lamp that can simplify the job at hand. Most development tools are time savers that are there to help developers create stylish, functional and optimized websites with a few shortcuts.

Tutorials

How to Create a Circus Tent in Adobe Illustrator

July 8th, 2011
by Jasmina Stanojevic
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How to Create a Circus Tent in Adobe Illustrator

Today we will be learning how to create a cute circus tent in Adobe Illustrator. Get ready to use some basic tools such as Pen Tool and some quite useful Pathfinder features. We will create colorful balloons and flowers as well. The illustration can be used for multiply purpose such as...

Inspiration

Sunrise Color Palettes

July 7th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
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Sunrise Color Palettes

Once the sun had set on our Sunsets and Color Palettes post the search was underway for the yin to its yang. Knowing how photographers like to turn to the skies to capture the natural colors that each new day paints upon the waiting canvas, we have turned our attentions there as well. Once more showcasing...

Inspiration

3D Modeling Tutorials to Ignite Your Creativity

July 6th, 2011
by Bhanu Ahluwalia
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3D Modeling Tutorials to Ignite Your Creativity

3ds MAX, Maya, Zbrush, RealFlow & VRay are all highly regarded software solutions that not only model but also animate, render and create realistic designs. They produce mesmerizing results that can take nearly anything that you can imagine, and transform it into a breathtaking reality. These programs have become something of a magic wand...

Inspiration

The Rise Of The Virtual Sculptor

July 5th, 2011
by Claire Stokoe
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The Rise Of The Virtual Sculptor

Virtual sculpture artists are immersed in the digital world. They’re not to be confused with digital sculpture or info sculpture artists, who use computer-aided design (CAD) to create physical objects. Sculpture is thought to be one of the truest forms of art, perhaps because it is tangible. You can see and feel the product;...

Inspiration

Sci-fi/Futuristic Digital Works & Resources

July 4th, 2011
by Angie Bowen
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Sci-fi/Futuristic Digital Works & Resources

One place that designers tend to turn when they are looking for something of an inspirational recharge is to the worlds of science fiction and futuristic fantasy artwork. These rich, highly detailed works tend to be a fantastic testament to the creativity it takes to bring about something spectacular from nothing other than the idea...

Inspiration

Seeing The Negative In Everything: Charles Goslin

July 1st, 2011
by Speider Schneider
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Seeing The Negative In Everything: Charles Goslin

While I loved my art school teachers, they were all very different. There were some who taught technique. They were masters at drawing, design and type and their tips and tricks were valuable to a successful career, but some of my favorite teachers were the ones who taught creative thinking.

Essentials

Living in the Surreal World: Absolutely Amazing Surreal Wallpapers

June 30th, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
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Living in the Surreal World: Absolutely Amazing Surreal Wallpapers

Virtually everyday we see examples of surrealistic imagery all around us. Ever wonder why this particular style of graphics are so popular? It really isn’t that hard to figure out. The reason is that this surreal images are often extremely imaginative and stirring.

Photography

The World Up Close: Showcase of Beautiful Macro Photographs

June 29th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
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The World Up Close: Showcase of Beautiful Macro Photographs

As designers we are often told to think outside the box when we approach any new project. This change in perspective is supposed to grant us access to seeing the design differently than we normally would. To break out of that mold or routine that we can easily get sucked into, and...

Design

The Keys to Making Fresh, Forwardly Aesthetic Web Designs

June 28th, 2011
by Kendra Gaines
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The Keys to Making Fresh, Forwardly Aesthetic Web Designs

Great graphics. Beautiful typography. Clean design. These are all things designers typically think of when creating stunning websites. But is it really just that combination of elements that produces something that can take your breath away? Of course it’s much more than that; but what?

Design

A Graphic Design Primer, Part 3: Basics of Composition

June 27th, 2011
by Cameron Chapman
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A Graphic Design Primer, Part 3: Basics of Composition

In the first two sections of this primer, we covered the basic elements of design, and the basic principles of design. In this section, we'll cover the basic principles of composition.