The Ultimate Photoshop Toolbox - Noupe Design Blog Sep 07 2010 For years now, whenever designers have been asked about their go-to program for image editing and creation, one of the top answers that comes back, is Adobe Photoshop. Its generations of evolution has centered around the growth of any number of digital imaging professionals and has made this software giant a staple in the graphic design community. Since so many of us find this tool in our design arsenals, we thought we would put together a post that would have you get the most out of this dynamic imaging program. Below is a collection of invaluable Photoshop resources from the online community that runs the proverbial gamut of available PS content. From toolkits full of templates, shapes, gradients, brushes, and so much more, to individual resource downloads of informative PDFs, usable PSDs, and other content galore, this post has everything you will need to amp up your Photoshop toolbox.
The Top 5 Astronomical Events to Witness Before You Die In the age of internet, television, and Lady Gaga, it’s easy to ignore the dazzling displays the sky gives us every night. In ancient times, however, human civilizations based their entire calendar, and thus their way of life, upon what they saw in the cosmos. While humanity’s interest in astronomy has diminished over the centuries, the sky remains nonetheless spectacular. Few people have the time to go stargazing every night, but here are 5 celestial events so awe-inspiring, everyone must see them in their lifetime. 5. Perseid Meteor Shower
jQuery Plugins for Fluid Layouts/Responsive Web Design As we all know by now, when designing responsive websites, all design components will need to adapt to the device (from mobile browsers to netbooks and tablets) on which they are displayed and have to interact with. Serving a website to different devices can be done with the help of jQuery plugins. Last week I showed you some free and high quality responsive jQuery Slide and Gallery Plugins here on the gonzoblog. This week I’ld love to present you some free jQuery Plugins to dynamically arrange code blocks based on breakpoints, create responsive navigation menus and to resize your (background) images, text or videos. Actually these jQuery plugins are created for web designers and developers to add amazing effects and (extra) functionality to websites and/or apps. Below I have collected and categorized some responsive design plugins for you to use in your (next) responsive web design.
800+ Great Tech Brushes for Photoshop Sep 10 2010 Working on a Futuristic Design on a graphics or web design in Photoshop mostly requires more tech feeling. Using circuits,linings,wiring or even blueprints could help achieve a better futuristic results but will take time doing all the details needed. Nifty Dock tricks: Add spacers, temporary magnification, shortcuts Posted by Ant on June 27th, 2009 | 1 Comment The Mac OS X Dock is already extremely useful, but it seems there’s always something new to learn about it. Find out how to add spacers between Dock icons, temporarily reverse magnification settings, and more. The Dock needs no introduction. Since it’s so versatile, most Mac users use it every day as an application launcher and more. With this group of Dock tips and tricks, you can increase productivity and organization on your Mac.
Newsletter Design: 50+ Great Examples A good newsletter campaign can be a great way to inform your subscribers of all your company’s latest news, products and specials. In this post you will see some great examples of newsletter designs from various online companies. If you’re in need of some design inspiration, this post just might do the job. Want more articles on Email Newsletter Design ? Check out some of my previous posts: Email Newsletter Templates: 40 Hand Picked Premium Designs Playing with Displace Filter in Photoshop I have been playing a lot with the Displace filter in Photoshop and I still get impressed with how powerful it is. Even though I have written some tutorials using it, I decided to try to recreate a different effect that I saw in one of the images submitted for the Daily Inspiration. It was a brick wall deformed like it was made of cloth.
6 Exceptional Web-based Image Editors Web-based image editors have several advantages to its desktop counterparts. The most obvious benefit is that they allow you to work on any computer (that has a browser). In most cases, you can save your work online, avoid having to install desktop software, and interface with other web based services such as Flickr or Picasa.
Jill Greenberg lighting setup and lighting diagram David Bicho's tribute to Jill Greenberg, using her characteristic lighting setup. Lighting diagram explaining the Jill Greenberg lighting setup This image is a pure tribute to the classic crying-images by Jill Greenberg. This is really showing the crisp and contrasty light of the beloved Profoto Giant (the huge umbrella). From the back, I use two strip lights and a hair light on a boom stand to create a “kicker” all around her silhouette. One gridded light on the black background (turns blue when white balancing to get nice skin tones). Create Grainy Textures In Illustrator Creating grainy textures are great for retro illustrations, typography, and logos. Alternatively, you can incorporate these effects into compelling new styles. You can always scan in similar textures and Live Trace them in Illustrator, but you can pretty easily create this type of effect all inside Illustrator! Final Image Here is a sample image of what these techniques can do.
44 Grunge Photoshop Tutorials What’s up today? We’ve actually compiled a whole array of creative grunge tutorials so you can infuse staggering grungy styles into your artworks using Photoshop. Lately the grunge effect is known to be an enormously popular trend in web design, and basically it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon. So if you want to really wild on your grunge designs, you may now explore different techniques in Photoshop that can give your artwork some textured, aged and uneven looks with rusting metal signs, dirty spots, grunge patterns, scorched borders, or overall distressed accents.
How to Make a DIY Ring Flash [Tutorial] Don’t have the budget to buy yourself a Ring Flash? Today one of our forum members Manzin (see some of his work here) shares a tutorial on how he created his own DIY Ring Flash. You like Ring Flashes but you can’t pay the price? Crazy Awesome Paintings by Vladimir Kush Here is a collection of the incredible paintings of Vladimir Kush. Vladimir has been creating these surrealistic paintings since the late 80’s. I’m extremely impressed by his work, and you should be as well! Related
Elephant Quest Description **Please install Flash Player 10.2, this seems to be resolving some issues for people. Thank you! ** Latest version is v1.09.