30 artworks with illustrative elements + 20 helpful tutorials

09.10.2013, 11:54

Distinguish yourself!

We are very happy to introduce you with this series of 30 illustrations, 20 of which containing a detailed tutorial that shall provide you with useful tips as to how they were created and, in the process, most probably, set your creative skills on fire!

These tutorials will for instance, and among many other things, enable you to create organic lettering, add depth to mixed-media collages, create retro graphics in illustrator, or even create an incredible typographic illustration. In a nutshell, you’ll find bellow the latest state-of-the-art digital techniques to upscale your artwork so they really stand out!

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35 inspiring business cards and 10 templates for free use

02.10.2013, 10:19

How pros design their business cards

A good business card is the cornerstone of a good company image, although they present themselves on a small area with the company logo and other important details the margin for creativity in design is ever more expansive as more tools become available.

Below is a collection of particularly innovative card designs that stick out from the norm. These 35 inspirational business cards subvert traditional conventions and, whilst being very visually appealing help communicate the identity of the companies.
And as handy extra, there are an additional 10 business card templates to kick-start your own designs, enjoy!

John Charles Photography Business Card

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40 websites with parallax scrolling and 10 tutorials for own parallax effects

25.09.2013, 12:04

A new trend in webdesign

The use of visuals in communication has hugely increased over the past decade. With so much more material for to process from day to day; it has emerged that the use of visual graphics and animation greatly improve our ability to take in and retain information.

Although their screenshots don’t do them justice, a remarkable collection of websites built around parallax scrolling and engaging graphics below show clearly the direction that site design is moving towards.

As well as striking depth and a 3D feel, the use of animated graphics is common in such examples to give a sense of motion to visitors browsing through the websites.

After seeing these inspiring examples you might endeavor to start your own designs; we’ve taken the care to assemble 10 comprehensive and professional tutorials focusing on building a range of parallax frameworks.

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30 InDesign-Tutorials and 10 InDesign-Templates

18.09.2013, 10:50

Learn the tricks of the pros

Anyone who takes print design seriously uses Adobe InDesign for designing and tweaking their projects. If you need a step-by-step guide to slick professional designs then look no further, we have them here.

We collected 30 high-quality InDesign tutorials that are sure to make a good impression. If you’re in a hurry then you can utilize the 10 InDesign templates which only need minor customizations to your specification. Get inspired and have fun creating your own designs!

Use glyphs to create a striking typographic poster in InDesign

Designer: Jo Gulliver

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© Jo Gulliver

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20 examples of individual stamps

11.09.2013, 10:28

Creative stamp design

Whether on a loyalty card in a coffee shop or on the back of someone’s hand outside a nightclub; the trusty stamp has had its place in our day-to-day for decades.

These days with a much wider range of tools available for custom made stamps, we have entered an age of superbly aesthetic, creative and efficient designs across the board.
We’ve assembled a beautiful collection of 20 stamps ranging from office use to baby shower invitations, enjoy!

Electric Bolt Stamp

Source: Jonathan Lochhead

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40 print tutorials and templates you can use for free

04.09.2013, 10:37

How to create your business cards quickly

Below is a range of resources for designing business cards, flyers, magazines and brochures:
Whether at a casual beginner level or looking for something more formal and commercial; you will find a selection of tutorials and step by step guides to accomplish stylish, professional designs.

We collected 40 print tutorials and templates you can use for free. Get inspired and create your own designs!

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+300 summery Photoshop resources

28.08.2013, 10:55

Basics for your best summer designs

Summer is almost over and it´s time for the last open-air parties or barbecue dinners.

We collected a number of Photoshop resources for your summery designs: From beach textures and ice cream brushes to fruity text layers you will definitely find something you can use for your designs.

Have fun being creative and have a enjoy the last summer days!

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Source: Romenigps

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30 far from ordinary postcards

21.08.2013, 10:20

Inspiration for designers

Explore the madcap world of creative designers with some of the most innovative cards meticulously put together with no cost spared in observing the subtlest of details. Be amazed as they show you what can be achieved with a small piece of card.

Christmas & New Year´s Postcards

Creator: Gabriel Luna
Style: Comic
Website: behance.net/Gabrielluna

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© Gabriel Luna

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30 guidances for digital art

14.08.2013, 11:19

Artists in all media

It´s really impressive what artists can create with a brush – whether digital or on canvas. Often it needs a second or third look to see that it is not a photograph.

Also the fantastic paintings of dragons, cartoon characters, destroyed cities and space battles are really incredibly worth seeing. A great source of inspiration!

Umbrella Sky

Artist: Marta Dahlig

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© Marta Dahlig

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