New Course: Surreal Digital Painting

What You’ll Be Creating What story would you like to tell the world? Surrealism is a style that allows you to express your feelings and thoughts on the world through your art.  In our new course, Surreal Digital Painting, you’ll learn how to create a symbolic painting inspired by real-life events.  What You’ll Learn First… Continue reading New Course: Surreal Digital Painting

International Artist Feature: Germany

For this article in the international artist series we turn to Germany, featuring seven illustrators and designers who create fantastic work from digital paintings to textile design and more! I asked each artist how their country and culture inspired their work, and they delivered fantastic answers. Enjoy! Cloudy Thurstag Cloudy is an illustrator and designer… Continue reading International Artist Feature: Germany

Showcase Of 26 Awesome Sites Using HTML5 and CSS3

Discover the social media footprint of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. Proudly brought to you by Socialbakers. I AM SACHA Follow Sacha de Boer on her trip to Gjoa Haven, a village in the Arctic. There she took photos eight years ago of exceptional people and was intrigued by their stories. Now… Continue reading Showcase Of 26 Awesome Sites Using HTML5 and CSS3

Inspiring Sites of the Week No. 2

Inspiring Sites of the Week is the weekly series where we feature the latest and hottest websites targeting the design world from around the globe. If it’s creative, unusual, has great functionality and is built using cutting-edge technology we feature them here. Get inspired by the best designs in the industry in the ninety-eighth edition of… Continue reading Inspiring Sites of the Week No. 2

5 Must Have Free eBooks for Web Designers

We have gathered 5 ebooks regarding web design for you to download and read. In the era of Internet, you can get good quality free content instead of buying with cash. Here we have a list of ebooks that’s worth reading. Enjoy. 1. Designing for the Web by Mark Boulton This snappy, extensive book from… Continue reading 5 Must Have Free eBooks for Web Designers

It’s a Wild World Series: Stunning Photographs of Animals

Not so very many years ago, we had no idea what a Meerkat was unless we lived in certain areas of South Africa, even then, you had to go into the desert to see them. Nowadays, with the technological progress of both television and photography we are far more informed about animals in the wild.… Continue reading It’s a Wild World Series: Stunning Photographs of Animals

20 Creative Portfolio WordPress Themes

WordPress is best and easier platform to create a website which is easy to edit and navigate. It is the tool that set up your identity in the professional world. Let’s go to the real and quick world when i’m talking about wordpress themes style. Every new or old photographer, artist, designer, theme layout is… Continue reading 20 Creative Portfolio WordPress Themes

10 Ways to Be a Student of Life

Learning shouldn’t stop once you graduate from school. Graduating from college doesn’t mean you can no longer be a student. Life offers more lessons than school ever could. As an individual, you must constantly seek for more ways to grow. To be stagnant should never be an option for someone who has so much potential.… Continue reading 10 Ways to Be a Student of Life

Product Showcase Websites: 30+ Beautiful and Attractive Examples

More than ever, the successful sales of products is becoming harder and harder in the cut-throat marketplace of today’s world. Getting your product or products viewed by your target audience takes a great deal of work and research both offline and online. Firstly, you have to know who your target audience actually are, then you… Continue reading Product Showcase Websites: 30+ Beautiful and Attractive Examples

How Content Holds Significant Role in Web Design

There are countless websites in the world. But all are not successful. The main story of success is to follow some guideline for a website which not only acceptable among the audience but need some creativity. Sometime A beautifully designed website can be top of the page and also some content heavy with adaptive design… Continue reading How Content Holds Significant Role in Web Design

Human Visual Processing – Why understanding it is Crucial for Web Design [Infographic]

You know that attention spans are quickly becoming even shorter. When people watch movies and television, go shopping, browse for books, and surf the web, they make up their minds in seconds—sometimes to their detriment, true, but that doesn’t matter in cyberspace. You can’t track down every person who visits your site, delivers the Blink… Continue reading Human Visual Processing – Why understanding it is Crucial for Web Design [Infographic]

Web Design Inspiration from WordPress Theme Demos

We all enjoy browsing web design galleries and showcases of fresh layouts for ideas and inspiration, but there’s a whole world of amazing designs we probably overlook. WordPress themes are often constructed with beautiful layouts but they’re hidden away on the theme’s demo. This post rounds up a collection of some of the most inspiring… Continue reading Web Design Inspiration from WordPress Theme Demos

Flat Design – The Next Step Forward in the Evolution of Web Design

Flat design is nothing but simplicity put into practice. The fact that simple shapes such as rectangles and circles are being preferred over gradients and drop shadows shows that the tide is in favor of simplicity. A case in point is the new design of the Windows Phone and the Windows 8 OS Metro UI… Continue reading Flat Design – The Next Step Forward in the Evolution of Web Design

10 Copyright Laws Every Graphic Designer Should Be Aware Of

Copyright is defined as having the exclusive right to control reproduction and commercial exploitation of your work. In a world where truly inspirational art has taken a backseat to fame and fortune it is important to make sure your true creations remain yours in the eyes of the law. For aspiring designers, it is especially… Continue reading 10 Copyright Laws Every Graphic Designer Should Be Aware Of

25+ must-have Photoshop actions for your toolkit

No matter your area of expertise, chances are you’ve worked with photographs. Web and print designers alike are no strangers to the magnificence that can be captured in photos. It’s what we build our designs on top of and with, whether they’re the focus or just a background piece. And as the time passes and… Continue reading 25+ must-have Photoshop actions for your toolkit

10 Ways Of Giving Your Website The Retro Look

A few days ago, I was watching the The Artist, a 2011 movie shot in the style of a black and white silent film, which got a lot of critical acclaim and won seven Oscars. While the movie deserved all the accolades it received, one of the reasons for its popularity was that it took people… Continue reading 10 Ways Of Giving Your Website The Retro Look

14 print inspired websites

For years, I’ve continuously read how print is a dying industry and how print designers are in danger. It’s hard to argue, when many big name newspapers and magazines of the past see more readership online than in print. It’s even harder when many of these magazines and newspapers cease printing altogether to go full-blown… Continue reading 14 print inspired websites

An Interactive Timeline of Revolutions in Print Technology

Can design change the world? Can it define an era? The answer to both those questions is… maybe. Over the years, colours, shapes and forms have become deeply associated with certain times and places; with a certain atmosphere that seemed to encapsulate the culture at any given moment. That’s not exactly a controversial idea, but… Continue reading An Interactive Timeline of Revolutions in Print Technology

25 Free Tools for Creating Responsive Website Layouts

Free open source tools and resources have been getting online over these past few years. Many of these tools are geared directly towards responsive web design, handling CSS and other typical features. The performance of these tools can vary greatly which is why so many designers are hesitant to jump right into a new library.… Continue reading 25 Free Tools for Creating Responsive Website Layouts

Ultimate Collection of Free Vector Elements For Infographics Design

This is the big list of Vector Elements which are great for infographics designing. Info-graphics are graphic visualization and representations of data and information. Designers using graphic elements to explain complex information, numbers or data in quick and effective manner. It is usually used in statistics, business plans, feasibility studies, web analytic and more. Infographics includes different visual elements,… Continue reading Ultimate Collection of Free Vector Elements For Infographics Design

A Look at Flat Design and Why It’s Significant

There has been a growing tidal wave of flat designs on the web, and recent trend reports have confirmed that they’re only increasing in popularity. Of course it’s easy to dismiss flat design as yet another fleeting aesthetic trend. But further investigation into this new philosophy reveals that flat design is a lot more than… Continue reading A Look at Flat Design and Why It’s Significant

Create your own world – part 2

Requirements: Photoshop CS6 Difficulty: Medium Time: max 1 hour   Outcome: Resources: Create your own world Part 1 PSD We will use our previous image to create a simple website template. Let’s begin: 1. Open a new document. I used 1600×950 2. Fill it with #FFECAA color using Paint Bucket Tool. ( G ) 3.… Continue reading Create your own world – part 2

30+ Stunning HDR Photographs of Airports and Planes Around the World

Most of us, at some time or another, have been to an airport, whether it is to take a flight or to meet friends or relatives from their flight. How often do we actually take a look around the airport, try to find unusual angles that would produce a stunning photograph or notice the way… Continue reading 30+ Stunning HDR Photographs of Airports and Planes Around the World