Posted on Jun 26, 2012 in
We all love saving money. Even better is saving money on things we would normally buy anyways. As a graphic designer, there isn't always enough time — or money in the budget — to create designs from scratch. That's where stock...
Design a Silhouette Style Flyer in Photoshop
Posted on Jun 24, 2012 in Design, Tutorials
Silhouettes are a powerful way to make your designs more interesting and memorable. One of the keys to successfully incorporating silhouettes is to make sure your shapes are as highly detailed as possible. In this tutorial, we...
Weekly Design Roundup 4
Posted on Jun 19, 2012 in Roundups
This week's design roundup features a beautiful, golden Photoshop style tutorial, a couple Illustrator how-to's, some professional image sharpening tips, and a great metallic gradient freebie to top it all off. Got something...
How to Install Wordpress Manually Using cPanel in Under 5 Minutes
Posted on Jun 15, 2012 in Web Design, Tutorials
Wordpress is the most widely used, and fastest growing, content management system in existence, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Most hosting companies make it even easier to install Wordpress by including a "1-click...
Photoshop CS6 Quick Tip: Set Layer Opacity to 100% Using Your Keyboard
Posted on Jun 13, 2012 in Design, Quick Tips, Tutorials
When you make the switch from one version of a program to the next, there are differences in the way the software works. In a perfect world, every change is made for the better, but sometimes it can be frustrating when things don...
Create a Realistic 3D Old Western Badge in Illustrator and Photoshop CS6
Posted on Jun 11, 2012 in 3D, Tutorials
The 3D features within Photoshop are becoming more and more useful with every release, and you would be wise to start learning the basics now. Gone are the days where you needed $10,000 software to create a decent looking 3D...
Weekly Design Roundup 3
Posted on Jun 07, 2012 in Roundups
This week's design roundup is home to a few great looking tutorials including a retro style poster, a chocolate chip cookie style, and a set of highly detailed vector voting stars. To top it off we have a couple of badass...
Warped 3D Text Using Photoshop Repousse and Zbrush
Posted on Jun 05, 2012 in 3D, Tutorials
There are a lot of new tutorials using the new 3D tools within Photoshop CS6, but what about those of you who are still using CS5? Repousse is a quick way to create 3D geometry that can be easily exported and modified in other...
Battleship Text Effect Using Photoshop Layer Styles
Posted on May 31, 2012 in Text Effects, Tutorials
It's always fun to try and recreate popular graphic effects, including those from movie posters. You may think you don't have what it takes to create blockbuster quality graphics, but after following this quick tutorial, you will...
Design Inspiration: The World's Finest Playing Cards
Posted on May 29, 2012 in Inspiration
Part of the beauty of design is that it extends into almost everything we see in our everyday lives, from the packaging of our favorite cereal to the receipts from the clothes we buy. We recently came across a deck of playing...


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