Dec
28
2012

Creating a Christmas Themed Repeating Pattern

My special Christmas post might be a little late this year, but what better time to post a fun Christmas themed tutorial than on Christmas Eve? Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a repeating vector pattern. We’ll use Illustrator’s Blob brush to create simple vector doodles then place them together to create a repeating pattern, much like Christmas wrapping paper. If you’re seeing this after the holidays, don’t worry, the same technique […]

Dec
27
2012

Inspirational Christmas Advertisements

Besides all the magical moments it is a great opportunity for companies to wish everybody a Merry Christmas or relate those magical moments to their brand. Creative Criminals whishes all of you a Merry Christmas!1. Publicis Singapore 2. Tide 3. Pepsi 4. Heineken 5. Mazda 6.Wonderbra 7. Unkown 8. Pedigree 9. Veet 10. Amnesty International 11. Childhope asia Philippines 12. Volkswagen 13. Volkswagen 14. Adidas 15. Levis 16. Jeep 17. Nespresso 18. Mercedes 19. British […]

Dec
27
2012

The Top 75 “Photo of the Day” of 2012

Please note the photographs themselves were not necessarily taken in 2012, they just happened to be featured as a ‘Picture of the Day’ this year. The pictures are also listed in reverse chronological order. There is no ranking between the photos themselves 🙂 Enjoy! And stay Sifty my friends     75. THE RED ZONE AT THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM   Photograph by Elia Locardi on Google+ | blamethemonkey.com       74. ONE TRIPPY […]

Dec
27
2012

8 Recommended Books For Website Designers To Read And Learn

Web designing Tools and techniques are ever evolving and it’s the responsibility of the designers and developers to stay in touch with the latest innovations to provide the web design clients with best pieces. Books are great source of knowledge and web designers should think about reading new books on web designing, written by well-known authors. In this writing, there is short discussion about 8 books on the same topic. 1-      Universal Principles Of Design […]

Dec
26
2012

Best JQuery Plugins of 2012

Nearly 6 years after the initial release of jQuery, it’s more popular than been. This can mostly be attributed to the community that’s been built up around it. This community of developers is constantly building plugins that allow web developers and designers to easily add amazing functionality to their projects. Continuing our “Best of 2012″ series, the focus this week is on jQuery plugins. Over the past year, we’ve seen a tons of great new […]

Dec
21
2012

Free Snowflake Vectors for Christmas

Christmas is here once again and what best represent this season but winter season and snowflakes. . This year, we rounded up 12 sets of free snowflake vector graphics that you can use to make your own Christmas themed design like greeting cards, posters, gift tags, decors, web icons and backgrounds, and many more holiday season design related stuff. Merry Christmas and enjoy the holiday! 1. 52 Snowflakes Vectors from Dezignus 2. Free Christmas Ribbon with Snowflake Design 3. Snowflakes Tree Card Vector Graphic 4. Winter […]

Dec
20
2012

Web-Designers versus Web-Developpers

This is a humorous but somehow still quite informative break down of the key differences and similarities between web programmers and web designers in the US. From the official and not so official stats we learn that the web programmers earn more than their web designing colleagues do but that they are also perhaps more prone to being nerds whereas their web design counterparts are fashion victims who could not be seen anywhere without the […]

Dec
19
2012

Realistic Makeup with Photoshop

It’s true. Women spend a lot of time getting ready. That is because the makeup application process is quite tedious and time-consuming. The physical process of applying makeup involves concealing blemishes and painting the face with rich colors. In many ways, the process mirrors that of digital retouching techniques. In this tutorial, we will explain how to apply makeup digitally using many of the same techniques that women use to apply physical makeup to their […]

Dec
19
2012

Create Lomo Effects with Photoshop

Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Model 1 Model 2 Step 1 Begin by opening your images and navigating to the Window Tab of Photoshop. In the Window Tab click Actions (Alt+ F9). Once you have opened the actions panel you can begin creating your first lomo leak. Step 2 Now that you have the actions panel open, we can begin our first light leak. Start by clicking […]

Dec
19
2012

Inspiring Texture Use in Web Design

Using texture is a great way of adding personality and depth to a webdesign. It doesn’t matter if you choose to use texture only in the navigation menu, the header or if you go with a totally textured background, as long as you pick the right texture and don’t over use it, the result, most of time, will be elegant and beautiful, as the examples we’re showing you in this post. Alxandr Grain & Mortar […]

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