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200+ Textures, Brushes, and Fonts: Ultimate Grunge Roundup

June 7, 2008 • By

Grunge style is rough, rugged, torn, worn, and tattered. To most, these adjectives would describe something less than appealing, but in the hands of a talented web designer, elements possessing these qualities can be used to turn a web site into a work of art. So, if you are just getting started in grunge design or if you are already a pro, you should find the grunge freebies in this article to be very useful.READ MORE

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ActionScript 3 Jpeg Encoder Revealed: Saving Images from Flash

June 2, 2008 • By

Some amazing things can be done with images in ActionScript 3. One of these is the ability to encode a display object as a jpeg, and thanks to the JPEG Encoder included in the AS3 Core Library, doing this is actually quite simple. In this article, I will show you how to create a flash file that encodes a movieclip as a jpeg and allows the user to download it to their own computer.READ MORE


30 Inspiring Poster Designs

May 28, 2008 • By

Web designers typically turn to other websites for design inspiration, but sometimes it is good to look at other mediums to get a different perspective on design. One of my favorite alternatives for inspiration is poster design. By looking at great posters, you can learn a lot about composition, typography, and use of color.READ MORE


Create a Nature Inspired Painted Background in Photoshop

May 16, 2008 • By

When I first saw the Viget Inspire Blog, I was very impressed. The background just grabs and pulls the reader right in. After studying it for a while, I still couldn’t determine if it was made from an actual painting or if it was all created from scratch in Photoshop. Regardless of how it was created, it makes for a great looking design. In this tutorial, I will you show you my own technique for creating this type of background.READ MORE


4 Steps Missing From Your Web Design Process

May 12, 2008 • By

There are steps in the web design process that aren’t as fun as creating a beautiful design or coding an ajax rich interface, and for this reason they are often neglected or completely omitted. These steps may not be necessary to take a site from concept to production, but in terms of achieving the objectives defined by the project’s stake holders, they could make all the difference.READ MORE


How to Create Brilliant Light Streaks in Photoshop

April 29, 2008 • By

Lighting effects have become quite popular, and are an effective way to add bright eye catching details to a photo or illustration. In this tutorial, you will learn a simple technique for creating brilliant light streaks which can be used in different ways to add motion and brightness to your designs.READ MORE


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