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Useful Tools for Making Your Life Online Easier - Noupe Design Blog. Apr 28 2011 We are on a constant hunt to find some cool and useful tools for our readers all the time.

Useful Tools for Making Your Life Online Easier - Noupe Design Blog

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. And the plus side of this collection is that all of the resources we have found are all free for personal use. So you can now actively keep your employees productive, trace your lost laptop, protect your privacy and get rid of unwanted mails and much more. FotoFlexer. Illustrator Template Toolbox for Web, Mobile and App Developers-Speckyboy Design Magazine. For today’s post we have an extensive selection of UI templates, all in Illustrator format, and all perfect if you are a web, mobile or app designer who prefers to use Adobe Illustrator rather than the more commonly used Photoshop.

Illustrator Template Toolbox for Web, Mobile and App Developers-Speckyboy Design Magazine

It was mildly surprising how difficult this post was to put together, I really did expect to find a lot more. What is clear from this is that generally most designers would not even consider Illustrator for UI design, which was an even bigger surprise. So, if you are a UI designer who does prefer Illustrator over everything else, then you may consider this post as your treasure chest. Tracing a Vector Face From a Reference Photo. A few times a each month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from throughout the history of Vectortuts+.

Tracing a Vector Face From a Reference Photo

This tutorial by Jesse Hora was first published on October 20th 2009. There are numerous ways that you could approach using a reference photo in illustration, an obvious option being to 'trace' the photo. Since there are so many microscopic details in a photograph you have to make numerous decisions on how you want the image to look in the end. Do you want it to look photorealistic?

Clever Logo Designs That Speak For Themselves - Noupe Design Blog. Feb 21 2011 A creative logo design plays a vital role in portraying the brand identity of any company.

Clever Logo Designs That Speak For Themselves - Noupe Design Blog

It is not only the name of the company, but also the brand’s message that communicates with the customers. Using Em Dashes, En Dashes and Hyphens within InDesign. When using dashes you have three options available, a hyphen, an en dash and an em dash.

Using Em Dashes, En Dashes and Hyphens within InDesign

Choosing the right dash for the job in hand is usually overlooked and misunderstood. This Quick Tip will outline the differences between the three dashes as well as advice on when and how to use them correctly within your designs. The Hyphen First up is the Hyphen. It has two main functions, to divide a word that needs to be split at the end of a line and to join a compound word. Learn Photoshop: All of the Basics for Beginners. We frequently publish posts on this blog that feature tutorials for learning how to do various things with Photoshop, but we have rarely focused on just the basics.

Learn Photoshop: All of the Basics for Beginners

This post is intended for designers or aspiring designers who either want to get started with Photoshop or have limited experience and are looking to improve. While there are plenty of great learning resources available online, it’s often difficult for beginners to know where to get started because everything seems to be scattered. Learn Adobe Illustrator: All the Basics for Beginners. A few weeks ago we published a post, Learn Photoshop, that included links to well over 100 resources for mastering the basics of Photoshop and the use of the various tools.

Learn Adobe Illustrator: All the Basics for Beginners

In response to reader request, we’re publishing this post to help designers who want to get started with Adobe Illustrator, or maybe just sharpen their existing skills. Illustrator is a powerful program, but it can be overwhelming or confusing at times, simply because of everything that is possible. If you’re new to Illustrator, taking the time to understand the basics and how to use the specific tools will go a long way towards setting you up for success. The Type Tool in Photoshop. Are you new to Photoshop?

The Type Tool in Photoshop

Have you been trying to teach yourself the basics of Photoshop but have found the amount of educational material available on the net a bit overwhelming? As the world’s #1 Photoshop site, we’ve published a lot of tutorials. 20 Set of Useful Free Photoshop Brushes for Designers. Designers, here are some useful free Photoshop brushes for you.

Hope these beautiful brushes will help you in your next design. Enjoy! Are you looking to contribute to our design community ? Suggest a link to a relevant article, or submit your own! New Collection of Must-Have Paper Textures. It has been almost a year ago since we have featured paper textures for you to go through.

New Collection of Must-Have Paper Textures

Now we have a new set of collection you may choose from so to differently design your sites. Paper concepts are still as cool if you check on some other paper websites design. Paper textures from good resources and really good resolutions would perfectly uplift your sites’ appeal and your graphic design’s impression to viewers. 25 Creative and Challenging Vector Poster Design Tutorials.

Jump into this roundup of some of the most creative and challenging vector poster design tutorials on the web.

25 Creative and Challenging Vector Poster Design Tutorials

There is a large assortment of styles and approaches here to review, from spacey psychedelic poster design, to geometrically influenced poster design, to robotic stomping power, to retro aesthetics and more. Check out these inspiring poster design tutorials. Blend and Mask Yourself a Great Poster Veerle Pieters shows us how to create a strong geometric central poster design, which utilizes flowing blends, masked shapes, and subtle gradients, to create a sophisticated final work. Educational Resources for Studying Graphic Design - Noupe Design Blog.

Feb 14 2011 One of the greatest things about having access to the Internet, is the educational opportunities that it affords the public. People in all professions have the ability to expand their knowledge base through the wealth of information being shared via the Internet, and the same holds true for those who are studying graphic design. The Internet is positively bursting with tutorials and resources that can help one advance through the various stages of becoming a successful graphic designer. All the way, from a newbie to an experienced pro. Today, that is our purpose here. Les 100 meilleures agences digitales au monde.

Source d?inspiration artistique / Les 100 meilleures agences digitales au monde. Free Stock Photos at - Totally Free Stock Photography and Textures! Smashing Magazine. Web Design Theory. Today we're going to take a look at a design principle that plays a major role in the success of a web design: Unity. As with many designed elements in the world, unity can make or break a site's design. A well "unified" site feels natural, organic, and seamless; Where an site lacking unity can feel disjointed, discontinuous, and discombobulated (in other words, it just falls apart visually).

Freebie: Echo Minimal Icon Set. I’ve been working on an icon set off and on for a number of months—basically whenver I can find a few spare minutes here and there. I’ve finally completed the entire set, including 40 total icons, designed in a minimal, pictogram style. You may recognize some of these icons too! Icon Search Engine.