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33 Useful Photoshop PSD Freebies for the Web | Studiodaas Magazine - StumbleUpon 33 Useful Photoshop PSD Freebies for the Web by Jake Web designers have been growing en masse for quite some time. And with this dramatic rise in popularity of designing for the web more artists have begun to release their work public. Icons, vectors, layouts, boxes, buttons, badges, and a whole slew of freebies! I’ve gathered 33 of my personal favorite PSDs found around the web. All web designers should at least take a peek a the listing below. Sweet Navigation Ornate Search Element Navigation Bar PSD Upload to Cloud Graphite Navigation Social Icons Sexy Table PSD Important Notice Dark Icon Dock iPhone App Web Feature Settings Menu (PSD) Tutorial Thumbnail Modal Window PSD Admin Menu with Drop Down PayPal Buttons Dark Sexy Browser Chrome Corner Ribbon Product Box Simple Breadcrumbs Bloom UI Kit Growl Notification Style CW Audio Player Clean Custom Lightbox Skin Follow Buttons Chat Window Modal Pop-up Box Comment Form User Interface Dark Comment Form Clean and Sexy Form Elements Moonify UI Architecture Icons vCard PSD

Playtype | Typographer's Glossary Serif: Serif's are semi-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols. A typeface that has serifs is called a serif typeface (or seriffed typeface). Some of the main classifications of Serif type are: Blackletter, Venetian, Garalde, Modern, Slab Serif, Transitional, and Informal. Fonts in each classfication share certain similiar characteristics including the shape or appearance of their serifs. Serif fonts are widely used in traditional printed material such as books and newspapers. Show all Serif Didone is a typeface classification characterized by slab-like serifs without brackets; vertical orientation of weight axes. The hand The hands are a notorious source of frustration. This section won't concentrate on the muscle structure, since the hand is very complex in this regard, and knowing this won't help much in drawing them. Instead, we'll look at proportions, range of motion, and possible simplifications. Structure and proportions Figure 2.20. Bone structure and proportions of the hand There is a very easy and surprisingly accurate way to remember the proportions of an adult's hand. The palm of the hand houses the metacarpal bones. The palm of the hand can be simplified to a box. Figure 2.21. Notice that the box does not line up with the contour of the fingers. The two black arrows in the previous figure show how the little finger can move up and down. Figure 2.22. Take a look at some examples of how to use this model: Figure 2.23. The first one is a relaxed pose. This is certainly not the only way to draw a hand.

Dirección Académica Sede Bogotá :: Bienvenidos La Dirección Académica de la Sede Bogotá agradece el interés de los 1.130 estudiantes preinscritos. Sugerimos a los seleccionados aprovechar al máximo esta oportunidad. Los cursos intersemestrales son asignaturas ofertadas a los estudiantes en el período de vacaciones de mitad de año. Aspectos generales y condiciones: Solo se podrá tomar un solo nivel de Inglés. Sugerencias para quienes quieren tomar cursos intersemestrales: Se debe tener una disponibilidad de tiempo completo y capacidad para trabajar de manera intensiva durante la duración del curso. Criterios de selección para ser admitido al curso: La Dirección Académica revisara el Promedio Aritmético Ponderado Acumulado (PAPA) y de acuerdo con el número de inscritos por nivel, serán seleccionados los 30 mejores.

Its Convenient Today but is it Right for Tomorrow? - Recyclebank I found myself deliberating my frequent purchase of applesauce in those individual plastic cups versus a large glass jar. What's the right thing to do? I recently ran across a quote somewhere and I don’t remember by whom, but it was something to the effect that we often forget what is right by what is convenient or what is right is often forgotten by what is convenient. I don’t think it was written with the environment in mind, however, I think some eco-truths are spoken here. I reflected back on this thought as I analyzed the snack food aisle at the grocery store the other day. The truth of the matter is that most of us are immigrants to this world of sustainability and environmental awareness whereas our children will be natives. Convenient today…but what about tomorrow? I don't think it's one I want to leave behind. Jeanne Blaisdell also publishes The Green Samaritan, her personal blog encouraging kindness to the environment through refined, renewed and resourceful living.

50 Photoshop Tricks for a Fast-Paced Work Environment Are you a designer on a deadline? If you are, then I’m sure you can recall the last time you thought to yourself, “if I had a little more time, I could…” what? Polish that button? Find a better hero image? Reevaluate that color palette? Take some time to do a little more QA? The truth is, however, that we designers will always be looking for more time to polish the one pixel that got away. Of course, since our go-to design tool in the office is Photoshop, we thought we’d share with you 50 simple Photoshop tricks and shortcuts we love using that can help trim excess spent time in your workflows. Important Note: The following require Photoshop CS5 and a Mac OS X. The Usual Keyboard Shortcut Suspects Memorize these shortcuts. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.Keyboard shortcuts for flipping foreground and background (X): Use this to switch between your current foreground and background colors located in your toolbar. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Customized Must-Have Keyboard Shortcuts 11. 12. 13. Photoshop, the Word Processor

Botellas de agua... ¡reciclables! 201110FEBEco Chic Siempre nos recomiendan beber mucha agua. No sólo porque se supone que debes, sino porque puedes desarrollar un gusto por ella. Como parte de cuidar el ambiente, casi todos rellenamos las botellas de plástico desechablespara rehusarlas por lo menos un par de veces,por lo tanto, una botella de agua se convierte en un accesorio más que traemos para todos lados. En caso deque tu botella de agua no refleje tu personalidad… Te traemos una variedad de elegantes botellas reutilizables, desde lo casual hasta lo elegante hasta las que filtran el agua naturalmente. Bamboo bottle: es exactamente lo que dice: una botella de vidrio dentro de una carcasa de bambú hermosa. My bottle water por Stelton: es una botella de vidrio con una lona superior acogedora que sirve también como un agarre agradable. The water bobble:diseñado por Karim Rashid, es una botella de diseño exclusivo reutilizable, ideal para usarla mientras caminas. Comentarios Notas Relacionadas

Electric Rickshaw by Jacob Mazor Party in the Front, Business in the Back Chances are you’ve never seen a rickshaw like this! Normally, they are pulled by a human runner or a seated cyclist and are most common in large metropolitan areas from London to Beijing. This design differs in that the driver is located behind the passengers, giving them a better view for sightseeing. It also features a pedi-assist system that only requires the driver to start the motion with a few pedals forward to kick the electric engine into action. Designer: Jacob Mazor

Google rolls out a new design for its campus bike | Internet & Media When it came time to redesign the colorful bikes scattered about Google's massive Mountain View, Calif., campus, the company knew exactly who to turn to for next generation of its GBikes: Googlers themselves. Last fall, the company launched a competition among employees to replace the 2-year-old fleet of bikes available to workers at the Googleplex to pedal from one building to another. The idea was to come up with a user-friendly, low-maintenance bike. "We've got an entrepreneurial and innovative culture," said Brendon Harrington, Google's transportation operations manager. The company listed four design criteria. The company got about three dozen designs, every thing from a BMX-style bike to a modern take on the old Penny-farthing high-wheel bike from the 19th century. "Our design motto was 'Build a user-friendly, safe and reliable, low-maintenance new GBike,'" said David Fork, a renewable energy technologist at the company, who was on the four-person team that won the competition.

Designing the ultimate utility bike | Tech Culture Inspiration comes in many forms. Just ask the team of designers at Ziba design consultancy in Portland, Ore., and bike builders at nearby Signal Cycles, who are working together to create the ultimate utility ride. The group of five took a Franken-bike out for a spin this spring. The sidecar had no gloss, no fit or finish. As the team admired its creation on a side street in downtown Portland, a homeless man rode up on his own bike. "He was telling us how cool it was and asking about the sidecar," said Paul Backett, Ziba's director of industrial design. And then it dawned on the group that the man was, maybe, the prototypical user. "All of a sudden, we were asking him how he deals with storage," Backett said. Welcome to the Oregon Manifest 2011 Constructor's Design Challenge, a bike building competition with a twist. But Oregon Manifest also created a novel category for this year's competition pairing three of the most creative independent bike builders with world-class design firms.

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