May 06 2011

How to Create a Glamorous Portrait Using Adobe Illustrator

Today we’re going to show you a detailed step-by-step guide on how to create a glamorous portrait using a stock reference. The final result will be 100% vector; therefore will retain its scalable properties. This walk through is ideal for those an intermediate to advanced knowledge of Illustrator. Illustrator CS5 was used for the tutorial although you can do the majority of the elements in the majority of vector programs.

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May 05 2011

Choosing the Right Tools for Your Mobile Project

Mobile web browsing is the next big thing. At least that’s what the pundits say. Recent data shows there are about 4 billion mobile users (almost half the planet) (source). In 2011, smartphone sales will surpass desktop/laptop computer sales, moving over 400 million units per year (source).

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May 04 2011

Showcase of Fabulous Foggy Photographs for Your Inspiration

In the design world, one type of sought after resource centers around that misty natural special effect called fog or smoke. Look around and you will see numerous textures, brushes, and tutorials all focusing on capturing that vaporesque element in our work. So today we thought we might take this fascination one step further, and take it into the realm of inspiration.

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May 03 2011

Creative Brainstorming: 50 Examples of The Logo Design Process

Everyone knows how important a logo is to your identity and brand. Every business, online and offline, requires a logo. A logo represents your company and products to potential customers.

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May 02 2011

Community Roundtable: How Important is Content Strategy on Your Sites?

Ask nearly any blogger or website runner and they will tell you that content is king. We hear it all the time. However, still many of the design and development community ignore any responsibility for this aspect given that the users or client will usually be responsible for creating said content.

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Apr 29 2011

Useful Photoshop Tutorials for Designing Abstract Backgrounds

An attractive and compelling background adds depth to your graphics, banners or ads; and for this reason is of great importance. Sure there are some people who might not notice backgrounds, but the role they play in making the entire artwork look more interesting and visually alluring is paramount.

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Apr 28 2011

Useful Tools for Making Your Life Online Easier

We are on a constant hunt to find some cool and useful tools for our readers all the time. In this endeavor today we have collected some interesting apps as well as websites and services which will suit all your needs as a web developer, designer, project leader, or even the end customer.

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Apr 27 2011

Showcase of Beautiful Bridge Photography

In the architectural arena, bridges not only symbolize the progress of our world but also represent the development in the field of technology. By combining the technology and designing, engineers and architects are now capable of creating bridges that are not only bigger and better but visually more magnificent than ever before.

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Apr 26 2011

Showcase of Amazing Paper Made Artworks and Sculptures

Paper is a medium that most of us only use for jotting down our ideas and writing down notes, and think that there is no other use of paper except writing. However, some imaginative artists out there have created spectacular pieces of artwork out of paper. They refer to it as Paper Craft or Paper Artwork.

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Apr 25 2011

50 Effective and Creative Call to Action Buttons

“Call to Action” is a term commonly employed in the field of web design and user experience (UX). It refers those elements in a web page that plead for an action from the visitor. The most common demonstration of call to action in web pages appears in the form of clickable buttons. These clickable buttons perform predefined action when clicked.

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