Inspiration

Digital Artwork Inspiration for the Weekend

June 24th, 2011
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Digital Artwork Inspiration for the Weekend

In our continuing journey to offer our readers an artistic dose of inspiration to help carry them through the weekend and get them recharged and ready to go for the coming week ahead, we have put together another fantastic showcase to serve just such a purpose. This time around we have gone fully digital!...

Design

60 Fresh and High Quality Free PSD Files

June 23rd, 2011
by Nousheen Aquil
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60 Fresh and High Quality Free PSD Files

Adobe Photoshop ranks high among the ultimate tools used in graphic design and most designers wouldn’t even think of designing without Photoshop installed on their computer. Having high-quality PSD files can not only shave time from your workflow, but can also come handy for any rush jobs a client needs.

Business Online

How to Grow as a Designer or Developer

June 22nd, 2011
by Robert Bowen
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How to Grow as a Designer or Developer

For many of us in the design and development communities, when we first begin down this path, we tend to go in hungry searches for knowledge and like a sponge we soak up all we can find. However, at times we can come to a plateau where we comfortably set up our...

Tutorials

How to Design and Program a Facebook Landing Page

June 21st, 2011
by Jonathan Goldford
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How to Design and Program a Facebook Landing Page

We all know that Facebook provides a great opportunity for organizations to connect with their target audience and interact with their clients. To do this more effectively, organizations are creating custom Facebook pages to differentiate themselves and represent their brands on Facebook.

Design

A Graphic Design Primer, Part 2: The Principles of Design

June 20th, 2011
by Cameron Chapman
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A Graphic Design Primer, Part 2: The Principles of Design

In the last part, we covered the elements that make up most designs. In this part, we’ll cover the principles you can apply to those elements to create a design. All of these principles can be applied to any project, and have a direct impact on the success of that...

Essentials

Grungy Wallpapers and Resources Goldmine

June 17th, 2011
by Angie Bowen
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Grungy Wallpapers and Resources Goldmine

One source of inspiration for many in the graphic design field are the wallpapers that they use to customize their desktops. These daily doses of skillful designs act as reminders to start our days off on the right, creative foot. One popular theme that tends to be prevalent in many of the dazzling designs one...

Apps

Useful, Free Smartphone Apps and Resources for Developers

June 16th, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
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Useful, Free Smartphone Apps and Resources for Developers

Smartphones are everywhere, and people all over the world are using them because of the many useful and amazing features they have that people love. People use smartphones for their daily work because smartphones have loads of advantages over a PC or Laptop, portability being a major one. Smartphone based apps also...

Inspiration

Showcase of Online Artist and Design Portfolios

June 15th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
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Showcase of Online Artist and Design Portfolios

Throughout the creative fields, like with art and design, getting your work out there for an audience to find and connect with is essential. Taking your work online is a major outlet that many designers and artists opt for, especially given the versatility that the web offers.

Tutorials

How to Create a Realistic Soccer Ball in Adobe Illustrator

June 14th, 2011
by Jasmina Stanojevic
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How to Create a Realistic Soccer Ball in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to create realistic Soccer ball in Adobe Illustrator. Creating an illustration like this may seem complicated, but we will try to keep it simple. There are many different ways to create a Soccer ball, but we will use the simplest method - tracing...

Design

A Graphic Design Primer, Part 1: The Elements of a Design

June 13th, 2011
by Cameron Chapman
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A Graphic Design Primer, Part 1: The Elements of a Design

There are many elements that make up any visual design, whether it's good or not. Becoming familiar with the parts of a design is necessary before you can start to apply the principles of good design to your own work, in the same way that a doctor needs to...

Inspiration

50 Mind Blowing Photo Manipulations

June 10th, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
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50 Mind Blowing Photo Manipulations

Creating something out of the ordinary by combining two or more elements is not a new concept in the graphic design field. Photo manipulation is a true example of such collaboration that almost always brings astonishing results. Photo manipulation basically is a technique combining graphic design and photography.

Inspiration

Japanese Ball-Jointed Doll Still Life Photography

June 9th, 2011
by Angie Bowen
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Japanese Ball-Jointed Doll Still Life Photography

With all of the inspiring still life photography that can be found on the web, you can find some truly amazing niches within this artform. Some that combine not only the art and skill of the photographer, but also include some stunning designs or artistry from other genres and fields to really complete the...