Archive for November, 2009

50+ Awesome Photoshop Poster Design Tutorials

November 30th, 2009 in Photoshop, Tutorial | 61 Comments

We use posters at a lot of places. For example, we have posters for movies, games, events and books. Photoshop is a great application for poster design. With the help of Photoshop actions, filters, powerful features and tutorials from community, we can easily create beautiful poster.

If you are looking for tutorial to design your poster, then you had came to the right place. Today, we are going to share 50+ awesome Photoshop tutorials for designing and creating poster.

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60+ Creative And Mind-blowing Examples Of Photo Manipulation Art

November 23rd, 2009 in Insipiration, Photoshop | 26 Comments

Photo manipulation is an image editing technique that alters the original image/photo by adding certain elements into it. Photo manipulation normally requires extremely creative and unique design skills.

Creative photo manipulation can serve as our source of inspiration. Today, we are going to look into 60+ Creative And Mind-blowing Examples Photo Manipulation Art related to object, illustrative elements, artistic and painterly effects, natural images and fantasy effects. We hope this collection will help you to open your mind and enhance your creativity.

migration

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60+ Photoshop Tutorials For Icon Design

November 17th, 2009 in Photoshop, Resources | 54 Comments

Icon design is an essential skill for every web designer. A website or blog with beautiful icons will definitely attract visitors’ attention.

Although we may download free icons or purchase stock icons from the web, but learning the skill of icon design will definitely brings you a lot of benefits. Besides brush up your Photoshop/icon design skills, you will also have custom made icons that suit your website’s design. Some of the free icons are only for non-commercial products or websites. So having your unique icons, you can get rid of these restrictions.

If you are looking for Photoshop Tutorials for Icon Designs, then you had reached to the right place. Here, we collected 60+ Really Useful Photoshop Tutorials for Icon Design. I am sure you will become a good icon designer after reading these tutorials.

If you are looking for simple icon editors which do not require advance Photoshop skills, then you may want to refer to our previous post about 6 free icon editors.

1. How to Create a Planet Icon Set in Photoshop
How to Create a Planet Icon Set in Photoshop

2. Simple Coffee Cup Icon Photoshop Tutorial
Simple Coffee Cup Icon Photoshop Tutorial
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60+ Beautiful And Creative Graffiti Arts

November 13th, 2009 in Insipiration | 16 Comments

Graffiti is the name for images and lettering painted in unconventional and unrestricted manner. Graffiti exists since Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. People use graffiti arts or street arts to attract the attention to anybody who walks by.

Today, we are going to look into 60+ Beautiful And Creative Graffiti Arts that will probably bring inspiration to you.

Swarm

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Desktop Blogging: 20 Best Blogging Softwares To Help You Blog From Your Dekstop

November 9th, 2009 in Tools | 38 Comments

Blogs are the perfect forum to express your opinions about anything and everything. The best part is that it doesn’t need tons of knowledge on the internet to tart a blog. All you need is to choose a desktop blogging tool. These tools speed up the blogging process. They let you write a blog offline and then publish it later at a more convenient time

Many of these blogging softwares have a scheduled post feature which lets you define what time you would like to publish your articles. Some of the other features provided by these tools include a spell checker, drafts saver, remote publishing etc. These tools are available for all the three OS: – Windows, Mac, and Linux. So you just have to choose the right tool and then go ahead and blog away!

1. Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer is one of the cleanest desktop blogging tools. It is equipped with the familiar user interface that other Microsoft applications come provide. You can use the rich text editor, and spell checker and can also add images and other media. However the USP of this software is that you can add plug-ins to the editor. Some of these plug-ins integrate with Flickr and Facebook photos. If all you want to do is write a blog post then this is the perfect tool since you don’t have to get into the complications of messing up with the HTML code.

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WordPress Multi Languages: 5 Plugins To Build A Multilingual Website

November 1st, 2009 in Wordpress | 113 Comments

If you are using WordPress as a CMS, then you probably want to present your content with multiple languages. Recently, I came across a WordPress blog that presents their content with three different languages, so I decided to investigate the methods and plugins to turn WordPress into a multilingual website, and share my findings with WDB’s readers.

Maintaining a multilingual website is not easy. The best way to present multilingual content to your visitors is to allow them to switch between different languages anytime. So, the plugin needs to take care of this and links different languages’ content together.

Beside linking the content, the URL of the translated content also important. There are two different ways to present your URL:

  1. You can have the same permalink for the translated content, and add a language flag at the end of the URL (ex: www.domain.com/multi-language-article/?lang=en, www.domain.com/multi-language-article/?lang=es, www.domain.com/multi-language-article/?lang=zh).
  2. The translated content will have absolutely different URL.

So, how to choose your URL is yet another main consideration before you launch the multilingual website? In SEO point of view, having an absolutely different URL will gain better advantages Later on, we are going to look into 5 different plugins to manage your multilingual WordPress website. These plugins have their pros and cons, so choosing the best plugin that suit your needs in the most important.

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45 Inspiring Navigation Menus That You Must See

October 29th, 2009 in Insipiration, Web Design | 70 Comments

Navigation menu is the most important element in the web design. It guides users to your content and also shows them your site structure. A well-designed and user friendly navigation menu will definitely attract more users to click and browse your content.

Designing a navigation menu is not easy. The designer needs to understand the site structure before start. Furthermore, designer needs to make sure the navigation menu can cope for future needs. One of the example is the number of elements in the menu increase in future.

In this article, you will see 45 inspiring, user-friendly and well-designed navigation menus. Although they may not necessary suit your design, but we hope these navigation menus can bring inspiration to our readers.

Matt Dempsey
Matt Dempsey

paiko
Home at www.paiko.de

Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver

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6 Free Icon Editors To Create and Edit Icons

October 26th, 2009 in Resources, Tools | 58 Comments

We use icons for our web designs, favicons and also Windows/Mac application. To create or edit an icon, you can use either powerful image editors like Photoshop, Paint.NET, premium icon editors, or just use a free icon editor.

Today, we are going to share 6 Useful Free Icon Editors where you can create and edit your icons for free. Some of them offer advanced features like extract icons from binary for free.

1. Greenfish Icon Editor Pro
Greenfish Icon Editor Pro is a very powerful icon editor. It is portable, with <1.8MB after unzip. It supports layer, able to create animated cursors, offers high-quality filters like Bevel, Drop Shadow and Glow.
Greenfish Icon Editor Pro

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65+ Beautiful and Scary Halloween Wallpapers

October 23rd, 2009 in Wallpaper | 29 Comments

Halloween is around the corner and we can see the web is filled with Halloween icons, skeletons, pumpkins and even Photoshop Tutorials for Halloween Season.

We decided to share wallpapers and resources for every festive season. So, we take this Halloween Holiday as our first step to share 65+ beautiful and scary Halloween Wallpapers with our readers. We hope these Halloween Wallpapers can spice up and add some scary effect to your desktop during this season.

Eye horror

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75 Creative And Unique Business Card Designs For Your Inspiration

October 20th, 2009 in Insipiration | 143 Comments

When it comes to promoting your business offline, having a unique business card design will definitely helps you. Business card speaks for your brand, and creative business card will help you gain a better impression from your potential clients.

If business card is a major thing to you and your business, then you had reached to a right place. Here, we collected 70+ beautiful, creative and unique business card designs to share with our readers.

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