30 of the Best Character Design Tutorials for PS & AI Join the mailing list to have every new post hand delivered to your email inbox. Every subscriber gets a FREE bundle of 40+ icons, vectors, brushes & textures! 160+ RSS Feeds For Web-Designers And Developers Many of you who know me personally, have been reading this blog or one my previous blogs or have been following me on Twitter for a while, know I’m a self-taught web-designer. I didn’t study design, arts, coding or whatever, and I never attended CSS 101 in college. Instead, I read blogs, tutorials and books. Becoming a web-designer can be quite a time-consuming process so I figured I’d make a list of all the RSS feeds I am subscribed to and read on a regular basis. The sites on this list are all related to web design, graphic design, development, CSS, HTML, WordPress, business and freelancing, creativity and inspiration.
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Uber, Data Darwinism and the future of work A year ago, I hosted a small conclave of fellow (early) explorers of the post-html Internet. And while we are not of the SnapChat generation, most of us grew up connected. There were some who helped build the gear that runs the post-1999 Internet, and some who built the space ships. 50 Brainstorming Methods About the author: Rob Curedale was born in Australia and worked as a designer, director and educator in leading design offices in London, Sydney, Switzerland, Portugal, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Detroit, and China. He designed and managed over 1,000 products and experiences as a consultant and in-house design leader for the world's most respected brands. Rob has three decades experience in every aspect of product development, leading design teams to achieve transformational improvements in operating and financial results. Rob's designs can be found in millions of homes and workplaces around the world. He is the author of eight books related to design, research and design thinking.
16 Inspiring Examples of Retro and Vintage Elements in Web Design Sometimes it’s a texture, a type, a background image, a color scheme or even an icon. There are a lot of elements you can add to a web design to give it a retro or vintage feel. For this post, we’ve gathered a collection of sites that use this design style. So if you’re next project calls for a retro or vintage look, you should find plenty of inspiration here. InDesign: Creating interactive PDFs with Page Turn and Flash animations Share this Episode Autoplay End of Video 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and info graphics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head.
Aged/Distressed Type Effect in Photoshop + Free Action Download While working on the poster for DIT Fest last week I managed to create an impressive text effect that I will likely reuse for awhile. It’s very subtle and does not look like a filter. I’m simply adding a slightly aged, worn, or screen-printed look to any typeface. You can even apply this effect to any solid color shape or vector graphic for a hand-made screen-printed look—all done in Photoshop. 22 Free Seamless Vector Pattern Resources Perfect For Web Design Patterns actually can be found almost everywhere – in print design, web design, graphic design etc. For example if you use pattern in web design, just set CSS repeat-x-y and you’ll get beautiful background,but image will be very small and page load time will be much faster. There are very big variety how you can use and implement patterns, but the fact is – free resources – like patterns, brushes, shapes are big time savers.
85 Free High Quality Silhouette Sets Initially silhouette was applied on portraits or pictorial which were be used for thin black card. But nowadays, we can easily find silhouette images in many media forms like artworks, illustration, photography, movies, graphic design or even fashion and fitness. Modern designers use silhouette to create dramatic effect in many art works because silhouette emphasizes the outline and view of an object. The mystery of silhouette objects create a space for viewers’ imagination.