27 Free Tools to Help You Design a Better Website

If you are thinking about designing a new website or redesigning your old one, you are probably aware of just how labor-intensive the process can be. From wireframing to picking design elements to testing your design across a variety of screen sizes and browsers, designing a new site is a huge undertaking. You could do…

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23 Inspiringly Beautiful Portfolio Designs

It’s therefore essential that your portfolio design is rock-solid so that your future clients will have a great first-impression of you. But that’s easier said than done. It’s hard to come up with a good design for our personal portfolio because we’re our own worst clients. If you need inspiration and motivation to finally get…

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17 Sites for Finding Free Public Domain Images

Before we use an image we obtained off the Internet, we must answer these questions first: Can it be used commercially? Or is it limited to just personal use? Can it be edited/modified/changed? Can I sell/redistribute the image? Can I use it on my website/app/illustration/book? (Read more…)…

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How to Create a Colorful Salad Plate in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this new tutorial you will learn how to draw a colorful salad on a plate, but let’s choose a different angle because that means more fun. At the beginning, we will create a simple plate, and after that it’s time to get creative in arranging the ingredients of this salad: rocket…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 26 May 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 3 Good Reasons Why Planning Just Isn’t For You Typewriter / Typeface: The Legacy of the Writing Machine in Type Design How To Read… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 26 May 2017 on Pariah Burke Publishing &…

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Free To-Do App UI Kit

Do has 10 different themes. It comes with over 250 user interface components. It’s truly huge — it weighs in at 312 MB. Though this UI kit was designed for to-do app interfaces, I can see it being used in other types of apps and situations. Do has so many useful components — login and…

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Deke’s Techniques 610: DekeKeys, Custom Shortcuts for Photoshop CC 2017

Hey, dekeFaithful. Thanks for your patience. I’m here at last with this week’s free Deke’s Techniques episode in which Deke shares his dekeKeys customized shortcuts for Photoshop CC 2017 and shows you how to install them in the latest incarnation of Photoshop.And to reward your dedication during our two-day delay, I’m not only sharing the…

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How to Make a Photo Look Old

Download Source Files Step 1 Open your photo in Photoshop. I used a stock photo from Pixabay (this one) but this process will work on any photo, so go ahead and use one from your personal collection. Step 2 Old photos are in black and white, so we’ll take out the colors by pressing Shift+Ctrl+U…

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Beautiful Stereoscopic Illustrations Will Astound You

People have always been fascinated by 3D images. First, there were stereoscopes that used 2 different images in front of each eye to simulate depth perception. Then there were 3D anaglyphs that used colored lenses to differentiate between what our left and right eyes see. And now, Hollywood films use polarized lenses to simulate depth…

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Griddify: A Free Photoshop Panel That Makes Grid Design Easy

As awesome as grids are though, creating your own custom grid in Photoshop is a tediously time-consuming process. Sure, you can use prebuilt grid systems, but if you need more flexibility and customizability, then developing your own grid is the only option. This is where Griddify helps. Griddify will help you establish a custom grid…

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Summer is So Close! Create a Paper-Cut Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we’ll be creating a simple paper-cut effect, using various stylizing effects, shadows, and simple shapes. Then we’ll learn to apply our paper-cut fill to letters, text or other shapes. Let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC 2015 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Shape Building, Effects, Pathfinder panel, Blending Modes…

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Stock: It’s What You Do With It That Counts

Our current visual landscape is unrecognizable from that in which the stock giants prospered. It is heavily populated by smartphone photographers and the glittering treasure trove of images they produce. Stock libraries, forced to adapt in the face of this deluge of imagery, have been simplifying complex licensing deals and streamlining their offerings to compete…

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6-Second Calligraphy Animals by Andrew Fox

Andrew Fox’s calligraphy animals look simple but we think that’s the point. Using swift yet carefully planned strokes of his broad-tipped calligraphy pen, Andrew Fox is able to bring these whimsical calligraphy animals to life in 6 seconds or less. The result is simple and beautifully stylized. We can’t wait to see how the rest of…

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Freebie: Geometric Crystal Vectors

This file is fully editable on Adobe Illustrator so you can easily use it on your next project. Download DI_crystals.pdf Details File format: .pdf Licensing: Free for commercial and personal projects under Freebie Files Usage Terms Terms of use: Do not sell or redistribute files The post Freebie: Geometric Crystal Vectors appeared first on WebpageFX Blog. (Read more…)…

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15 Amazing Websites for Finding Free Design Resources

It won’t be a stretch to say that most creatives – whether you’re a web designer, illustrator, photographer, developer, etc. – know what it’s like to work with limited budgets. It can often feel like clients barely have enough to even pay you for your time, let alone have the budget for the truly unique…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 25 May 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Google rolls out new ‘smart reply’ machine-learning email software to Gmail mobile users People Don’t Know What To Do About The New… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 25 May 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a Color Dust Action in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a color dust explosion effect on any photo. At the end of the tutorial, you’ll have an action which will automate the entire process with a single click.I’ll try to explain everything in much detail so that everyone can follow along, even if this is…

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