Browsing articles from "December, 2010"
Dec
29
2010

Best Fonts For Great Logos And Headers

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In this collection of fonts, I wanted to focus on a few that generally work well for use with logos and headings alike. Easy to read fonts that carry a nice strong appearance with just a hint of class. Whether you’re working on a clean design or something a little more decorative, one of these fonts will surely do the trick. To help you better visualize the use of these typefaces, I used each one […]

Dec
24
2010

Create a Golden Heart-Shaped Box

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Final Product What You’ll Be Creating In today’s tutorial, we will demonstrate how to create an elegant, heart-shaped box in Photoshop. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets Flower texture Net Texture Diagonal Texture Step 1 Create a new document, 600 x 600 px. Before we proceed with this tutorial, take a look at the area setup and arrangement. Make sure each color area is on its own layer and name them as shown below. Step 2 […]

Dec
22
2010

2010 Best Textures and Patterns

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They’re great for easily adding lots of interest and depth to a design, whether it be a huge background pattern or just some subtle textures here and there. So to continue our “Best of 2010″ series, this week we’re covering textures and patterns. We’ve seen a lot of them this year, but some really stood out. So here’s our picks for best textures and patterns of 2010. We picked our favorites, but tried to include […]

Dec
20
2010

Business Cards Which Made of Not Paper

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Unlike traditional business cards that made of paper, these business cards are made of various of materials as plastic, metal, rubberized cards, rubber, magnets, poker chips, wooden nickels, and even real wood. Wow, I’d like to keep all of them, and you?

Dec
19
2010

Constructivist Propaganda Poster Tutorial

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In the following tutorial David Oei and Carolyn Sullivan show us how they created their entry for the first round of the Crestock Photoshop Contest 2008 – a poster inspired by the Russian Constructivist movement Immediately after we read the briefing for the project Carolyn and myself both thought of the Russian Constructivist movement as our creative jumping off point. We refreshed ourselves with artists/designers Rodchenko and Lissitzky’s work but wanted to add some contemporary […]

Dec
18
2010

Best Icons Sets of 2010

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This year is coming to an end, so we’ve been looking back and showing you our picks for the best freebies and resources of 2010.  There were plenty of icons released in 2010, but here’s our our favorites. Nixus Vector Social Media Icons WooCons Iconic Project Icons iconSweets Sanscons Default Icon Social Media Icon Set Retina Display Icon Set Glyphish

Dec
17
2010

30 Splish ‘n’ Splash Logos

It is a common fallacy to consider a logo design to be a mere boring symbol or an icon. Picking the right symbol for a logo is the most important aspect but only a symbol or a picture does not represent the complete picture of logo designing. Other aspects like applying suitable fonts, selecting appropriate color scheme and texture of the design are also integral part of the logo design process. The challenge of designing […]

Dec
14
2010

50 Best Photo Effect Tutorials Photoshop

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I’ve collected 50 best Photoshop photo effects tutorials that will inspire and help you to master Photoshop photo effects . Even If you don’t like the final outcomes I’m sure you’ll find some cool techniques to do certain photoshop photo effects in these tutorials. So here we go in no particular order : 50 best photoshop photo effects tutorials 1. Create a Devastating Twister With Photo Manipulation Techniques 2. Achieve Brilliant Lighting Effects in Photoshop […]

Dec
11
2010

Clever Negative Spaces in Logos

If you’re not familiar with the concept of negative space, it’s the empty space around and between the main elements in a design. In logo design, it’s common practice to use negative space to form shapes that help convey the meaning of the logo. Since our eyes tend to focus on the positive space, sometimes these “hidden shapes” go unnoticed at first glance. That’s why sometimes you have to look a little bit closer to […]

Dec
10
2010

Websites to get Photoshop freebies regularly

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Tired of searching like crazy for some useful freebies? A good way to avoid that is to follow websites or blog that offer quality freebies and build up your own personal freebies stock by downloading regularly. Here is a list of websites (and feeds) that you can follow to get regular cool Photoshop freebies. 1. Premium Pixels Website – RSS Feed Brushes, textures, icons and templates created by Oman Clark, a talented designer. 2. 365 […]

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