Browsing articles tagged with " fun"
Jul
25
2013

Creating Daft Punk Poster With Illustrator

Daft Punk is releasing their new album next month, titled Random Access Memories. While biking around in San Francisco I started seeing some posters and billboards on walls advertising the new album and was inspired by the amazing artwork. Of course I’ve always wanted to do something for Daft Punk so this post’s timing seems just about right. So in this post I will show you how to create a simple and minimalistic poster for […]

Jul
20
2013

Making Your Workspace Work For You

Productivity is made up of more than just action items, emails, and process improvement.  The environment around you can affect your mood and your results.  Things like noise and temperature are proven to affect your typing speed and accuracy.  Taking control of your workspace is an effective way to demonstrate productivity to yourself and others. If you’re unsure how to do that, start by asking yourself a few questions: What does my workspace look like?  Does it make […]

Jul
17
2013

30 Best Designed Minimal Corporate Web Sites

1. Solo Simple design on a subtle grid. Garnished with color saturation via scrolling. A fun, clean, good interaction! 2. Sur la Route Encore Despite the many colors “above the fold,” Sur la Route Encore’s site (designed by Minuit Sept) toes the minimalist line. 3. Dropbox Dropbox’s purpose (as illustrated) and call to action have a hefty impact from their airy design. 4. Budnitz Bicycles Products take center stage on Budnitz’s homepage, and the “SHOP” […]

May
7
2013

What To Do After WordPress Installation

It takes two easy steps to install WordPress but you may tweaking some of the default settings to further optimize the performance and also improve the security of your WordPress website. How to Optimize your WordPress Installation These suggestions are only applicable to self-hosted WordPress.org sites and not blogs that are hosted on WordPress.com. Also, I assume that you are running WordPress on Apache. Let’s get started: 1. Change the default media upload folder The […]

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

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 PROFILE […]

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
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 […]

Mar
28
2012

Createing One-Page Web Design Layout with Photoshop

In this tutorial we will explain how to create a one-page retro web design using Adobe Photoshop. While most of the design is created in Photoshop, we will also use Illustrator to create various shapes and elements. Let’s get started!   This tutorial was a collaboration with Ciursa Ionut. Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Retro Icons Tileables Shapes Pack Tileables Lines Pack Muncie font Oswald font Open Sans […]

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