15 Best Places for Designers to Get Free Stock Photos Online I’m not sure if you’ve ever had a look at the prices on some non-stock photography sites (pictures of Gummy bears for $769.00 anyone?), but they reach far beyond the budget of the typical designer/developer. However, many places online allow you to obtain high-quality stock photos for free, giving the average starving artist a chance to create wonderful works of art/design without having to use next month’s rent on stock photos. In this article, we review the 15 best places to free stock photos online for designers. Note: Although these sites feature free stock photos, you should read the terms, limitations, and licensing of each work that you use; read the fine print! Free Icons Over 5000 Icons in 77 Icon Sets Speedometer Check In Useful Photography-Related Tutorials - Noupe Design Blog Feb 18 2011 There are a lot of tutorials out there from which we can learn from. All we need is time and an ounce of inspiration to create our own special artwork. We’re glad to present to you another wonderful roundup of Photoshop tutorials that will most probably help you find that inspiration you’ve been searching for. In this post, we’ve included only photography-related tutorials that will help you learn the skills and techniques of a skilled photographer. Some teach you how to capture better digital photographs while other tutorials guide you all the way through editing photos with the help of Adobe Photoshop.
Fluid Width Video IN A WORLD of responsive and fluid layouts on the web ONE MEDIA TYPE stands in the way of perfect harmony: video. There are lots of ways in which video can be displayed on your site. You might be self hosting the video and presenting it via the HTML5 <video> tag. You might be using YouTube or Vimeo which provides <iframe> code to display videos. You might be using Viddler or Blip.tv which provide nested object/embed tags to display a Flash player. In each of these scenarios, it is very common for a static width and height to be declared. [INFOGRAPHIC]: The 10 Commandments of Typography Do you need help with typography? Here is your holy grail of modern typography that will act as your ultimate guide to font selection… Combining and choosing fonts is an art. Fonts do not come easy, but once you pull off the right typeface, it can make your graphics stand out and, who knows, that type may even come out as the most powerful element in your design!
Getty makes photo collection available to bloggers free of charge Getty Images has announced that a new embedding feature launched on its website today will make some 35 million images available for non-commercial use to anyone who wants them. That means bloggers—even ones that get revenue from Google ads—can use Getty’s trove of stock images free of charge. “Innovation and disruption are the foundation of Getty Images, and we are excited to open up our vast and growing image collection for easy, legal sharing in a new way that benefits our content contributors and partners, and advances our core mission to enable a more visually-rich world,” said Jonathan Klein, co-founder and CEO of Getty Images, in a statement.
How to create a parallax scrolling website using Skrollr.js Today’s parallax website tutorial is a detailed explanation of the Parallax Scrolling Effect using Skrollr.js published a few weeks ago. You will learn how to create a simple parallax scrolling website using Skrollr.js plugin. If you haven’t seen the demo already, go and check it out. It will give you a clear understanding of what we are talking about in the sections below. Get Inspired: Great Examples of Web Design with Heavy Use of Photos With all the great software available, combined with the overall good standard of peoples home computers these days, we often see more spectacular websites around. Having lots of pictures in websites was really a problem in the past as most of these sites took ages to download. Nowadays, thankfully, it’s different.
Technology stock photos from the 1990s / Boing Boing President Obama reads mean tweets about himself @nathan: “Barack Obama is the Nickelback of presidents.” @DJ_lcpl: “Barack Obama…bro, do you even lift!?” (Obama’s response: “Well, I lifted the ban on Cuban cigars, that’s worth something.”) @realDonaldTrump: “President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States!” CSS3 Animation Cheat Sheet - Justin Aguilar How it works The CSS3 Animation Cheat Sheet is a set of preset, plug-and-play animations for your web projects. All you need to do is add the stylesheet to your website and apply the premade CSS classes to the elements you want animated. The CSS3 Animation Cheat Sheet uses CSS3 @keyframes and works on all the latest browsers (that's IE 10).
50 Mind Blowing Photo Manipulations - Noupe Design Blog Jun 10 2011 Creating something out of the ordinary by combining two or more elements is not a new concept in the graphic design field. Photo manipulation is a true example of such collaboration that almost always brings astonishing results. Photo manipulation basically is a technique combining graphic design and photography.