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...

Business Online

40 Free Online Tools and Software to Improve Your Workflow

June 8th, 2011
by Nousheen Aquil
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40 Free Online Tools and Software to Improve Your Workflow

Charts and graphs are the most effective ways to show the relationship between two different and interlinked entities. On a web page, a comprehensively designed flowchart, diagram or graph can be worth a thousand words. Creating such charts that inform your visitors about all the necessary details is a daunting...

Inspiration

Sunsets and Color Palettes Inspiration

June 7th, 2011
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Sunsets and Color Palettes Inspiration

Photographers often turn to sunsets to capture some spectacular and vibrant color palettes painted across Mother Nature's canvas. The sky turns so many different shades as the sun sinks behind the horizon, that you find many saying that sunset is a time of inspiration. As designers, we can turn to these amazing photos not only...

Design

20 Free Top Shelf UI Kits for Web Designers

June 6th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
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20 Free Top Shelf UI Kits for Web Designers

When it comes to web design, the UI elements that are included can, at times, make or effectively break (in more ways than one) the overall piece. Compromising the aesthetics and even the functionality of the design rendering it virtually useless. So we have to choose the UI elements carefully.

Design

80+ Time Saving and Free Photoshop Action Sets To Enhance your Photos

June 3rd, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
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80+ Time Saving and Free Photoshop Action Sets To Enhance your Photos

Photoshop is a wonderful tool that not only lets you create amazing graphics but also automate your work and improve your workflow. With Photoshop Actions, you can perform your repetitive tasks with a simple click that not only saves you time but helps improving your efficiency.

IMHO

Community Roundtable: Who Makes Up Your Web Design Dream Team?

June 2nd, 2011
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Community Roundtable: Who Makes Up Your Web Design Dream Team?

Many of us in the web design and development fields have worked, are currently working, or will work as part of a team on a project. This can provide invaluable insight for how we ourselves would build a team of our own, were we the ones calling those shots. Make...

Design

CSS3 and HTML5 Toolbox Starter

June 1st, 2011
by Vitaly Friedman
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CSS3 and HTML5 Toolbox Starter

As designers and developers we tend to always be on the look out for awesome resources to add to our virtual toolboxes. With the web design landscape moving in the direction of CSS3 and HTML5 we thought that we would help our readers find a few choice tools to start building up their toolboxes.