50 Excellent Photoshop Photo Effect Tutorials Everyone likes photo effects, especially those that are easy to create and can transform your ordinary shots into stunning artworks. Photo effects will never go out of style. Adobe Photoshop is a superb tool to edit your pictures, so go on and take the best of it. If you’re looking for cool Photoshop guides to follow, this showcase was made specially for you. 20 steps to the perfect website layout When designing a website layout there are some common mistakes that often pop up, especially with interns and new designers. In this list of steps to the perfect website layout, we cover what every new website builder working within a digital agency should know and do before starting a new project, and what they should pay attention to during the process to avoid making these mistakes. These principles cover not only design aspects but also general workflow tips that will get the job done nicely.
8 New Free Fonts for your Designs One can never have enough fonts. So that’s why today, to help you build your personal design library, we’ve gathered 8 new free fonts. We have different styles of fonts to please everyone’s needs, so check it out and download the right font for you. Moby Multicolore 400ml Type
Infographic Elements Vector PSD EmailShare Today’s fantastic freebie is an infographic elements kit in PSD vector format. The kit contains several commonly used elements to create infographic designs. 46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences). The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency. It’s curious they haven’t really “caught on” in schools considering how well they bridge both the old-form textbook habit of cramming tons of information into a small space, while also neatly overlapping with the dynamic and digital world. So if you want to try to make infographics–or better yet have students make them–where do you start?
20 Free Textures As you know, here at WDL we like to find freebies and share them with you. It saves you time, and you can focus on doing what’s important, like creating amazing designs. So for today, we’ve rounded up some really nice textures. Whether it’s used in a small area or as a web site background, textures can do a lot for a design. A lot of texture or just a little can go a long way in adding depth depth and setting mood for a design. 37 Free PSD Magazine, Book, Cover & Brochure Mock-ups - Fusionplate.com Trying to find Mock-ups to present your Print Designs? Here are some absolutely free design mock-ups for you. Mock-ups are always a valuable resource for graphic designers to present their raw designs in real world environments and objects. Whether you want to present your graphic design and print design to a client or on your portfolio, free mock-ups always comes in handy.
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7 Data Viz Sites to Inspire Your Creative Eye In the age of data overload, "big data" and "data visualization" are major buzzwords, and they'll likely grow even bigger as we gather more information on a daily basis. With data visualization on the rise, we rounded up seven sites to help you find useful ways of interpreting big data, as well as infographics that parse information into visually pleasing graphics. These sites range from aggregation blogs to how-tos to tools that allow you to create your own visualizations. Check out the list, and let us know in the comments below what your favorite site is for data visualizations.
Reader Tutorial: Typography Wallpaper in Photoshop We have accepted some tutorials from readers and we think it's really good to open the blog, so anyone can share their skills with the community. Because of that, we will start the "Reader Tutorial" series. If you have or want to write a tutorial and publish it here on Abduzeedo, just send it via email to us. Thank you very much and enjoy our first tutorial from Jonathan Connolly. Hey guys this is Creative Volition, an advertising and design agency based out of South Florida.
960 Grid System is Getting Old For several years now the 960px grid system (960.gs) has been designers' favorite pick to help structure and design web layouts. As screens and resolutions have gotten bigger, I've found that the 960 grid system does not always fit my needs. 20px gutters and only a 940px content area is a bit too small for the modern web. While designing Themify, I found a new grid layout that works quite well for designing in this day and age. If you've never heard of 960 I've detailed both it and this newer gird system below. Follow up post: The Simpler Grid About The 960px Grid System
The 100 Greatest Free Fonts for 2014 Here we are, once again, with our now-famous selection of the top 100 free fonts for 2014. This year we have only selected fonts published or updated in late 2013 and 2014, giving you one of the most up-to-date lists around. The majority are completely free with licenses for commercial use; the odd few available for personal use only have extended license options at a very reasonable price. The free font list comprises both entire font families and single weight downloads; either way, there is something for everyone and we think you'll love the ones we have picked out for you. Font Selection