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Inspiration and Resources for Designers

Inspiration and Resources for Designers

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Mega Collection Of Cheatsheets for Designers And Developers Cheatsheets and various quick reference guides are available for almost any type of software and language these days. Unfortunately they’re not always easy to find when you actually need them. This is why I decided to take some time to gather up as many as possible and share them with you here! Best Surreal Photoshop Tutorials One of the best uses for stock images like those here at StockVault is photomanipulation, namely, taking free photos and altering them to create a digital artwork or creative composition. There are a variety of styles that can be achieved, from abstract to fantasy, science fiction and landscape. In this post, you’ll find the best Photoshop tutorials to create a surreal and unique effect that will make your viewer want to look twice. Create an Out Of Bounds Photomanipulation in Photoshop

 Free high quality design resources, tutorials and tips for graphic and web designers Design Articles, Freelance Advice, Blogging Tip 10 Wonderful Letterpress Type Tutorials The letterpress type treatment (or as I call it, inset text treatment) can be easily done in Photoshop. In this article, you’ll find a collection of tutorials from various parts of the web that will teach you how to create this awesome text effect using common graphics applications (and a couple using just CSS). Check out my own tutorial here on Six Revisions called How to Create Inset Typography in Photoshop. You may also want to peruse the Beautiful Examples of Inset Typography in Web Design collection for design inspiration and usage examples. 1. Web Design Trend Showcase: Letterpress Text Effect

The Importance of Copywriting in Web Design Designers often neglect to focus on both well-written copy and structuring a design so that it highlights the copy on the page. Today we’ll discuss why copywriting is so important, who needs to learn it, and how to create content-centric designs. Good Design, Bad Copy As designers, we rightfully spend our time focused on aesthetics. We are pixel pushers who firmly believe with the strongest conviction that attractive websites are fundamentally better websites. About Inteviso Inc, an award-winning visualization firm founded in 2000 in Shanghai, China, specializes in interior, architectural and planning rendering. We are a team of graphic designers, architects, and other professionals who are dedicated to expertise-driven design. We are passionate about our work, inspired by our clients, and committed to providing the best service. For over 10 years, we have gained experience in a wide variety of project types. We understand the relationship between renderings and architecture. We believe that the best-designed renderings are not only good-looking, but carrying the designer's idea and concept that provides a unique sense of place.

Pixels & Ice Cream 30 Poster Design Tutorials for Photoshop Photoshop allows designers to create amazing posters that can be used for a variety or purposes like movie promos, product promos, event promos, as well as just for fun and practice. There are a lot of quality tutorials out there that teach the process of designing a poster in Photoshop. In this post we’ll feature 30 poster tutorials from a variety of different designers. In this collection you should find at least a few tutorials that teach something that could be helpful in your own work. Looking for hosting? WPEngine offers secure managed WordPress hosting.

250 Quick Web Design Tips (Part 1) As web professionals, we’re always looking for ways to improve our knowledge and skills. Tips, tricks and checklists are often one of the most underused yet potentially useful models of providing great, quick and easy to follow pieces of useful information. You may or may not know some of the tips below — and you may or may not agree with everything listed — but hopefully it will give you some ideas for your own sites or motivate you to create a checklist to help cover your bases. 50 Fresh Free Fonts of 2010 Though there's a broad variety of fonts available for download online, designers keep on tracing the fresh ones to enhance their design copy, a website, brochure, or even an advertisement in a brand new an' awesome way. Still, the free stuff could not always boast of good quality – premium goodies always demand some kind of money investment. However, now it's possible to find the appropriate font that's free, clear, beautiful, and effective for design purposes. Many great designers are now offering professional quality fonts completely for free.

55 Inspiring Examples of Gradients in Web Design Gradients are a great way to add interest, color, and even depth to a web design. You can use the same color in many shades, many shades of many colors or several other combinations you may think of. You can go linear or radial. The Ultimate Collection Of Useful Photoshop Actions - Smashing Magazine Saving repetitive tasks as Photoshop actions can save you a lot of time, allowing you to automate your work and improve workflow efficiency. A Photoshop action is a recording of a sequence of commands and operations that you can save and access later on. We’ve searched for the best downloadable Photoshop actions that can help you improve your workflow and perform complex techniques with the push of a button. In this collection, you’ll find more than 350 free hand-picked Photoshop actions that you can use to speed up your graphics creation. Quick Introduction to Photoshop Actions Link For those unfamiliar with Photoshop actions, they’re simply pre-recorded tasks that you can save and reuse anytime.

Create a 3D Ribbon Wrap-Around Effect (Plus a Free PSD!) With the holidays are right around the corner, I though it might be fun to create a tutorial on the popular 3d Wrap-Around Ribbon effect that has been popping up so much this year. This is a great way to add depth to your designs, and it's pretty darn easy to complete. I'll show you some examples of it in action around the web, walk you through the creation techniques in Adobe Photoshop, and then explain the different approaches to coding it. Examples of The 3D Ribbon in Action

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