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Forced Perspective Photography

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Forced perspective

When it comes to inspiration then there is no limitation on resources. Photography is one of the key sources of inspiration for some of our past work. Here we talking about photography of Specific form named as “Forced Perspective Photography” which I find usually amaze me. If you know how to shoot a photo then you can also change something fairly simple to something creative or abstract or otherwise more artistic. You don’t need any special skills for taking such shots. It all depends on the environment and perfect timing.
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Christmas snow globe icon (PSD)

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Christmas Snow globe icon

Friends, as the Christmas season is oncoming, I am excited  to release this beautiful Christmas snow globe icon in Photoshop format.  This realistic illustration can be used as icon for your Christmas related web and graphic projects. The download comes with 3 PSD files each tweaked to fit on white, red and blue backgrounds. All the layers in the PSD files are full vector shape layers, so this means you can resize it to any resolution without losing quality.
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10 Beautiful Resume HTML Templates

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Beautifuk Resume in HTML

10 Beautiful Resume HTML Templates Posted November 8th, 2011 in Inspiration by Eko S  A resume is a place to summarizing your life experiences, and you needs a resume which should represent your abilities in such a beautiful and inspiring way. However, today you are no longer limited our resume to text on a a piece of paper. You have the opportunity to be much more creative with how you present yourself to interviewers, so why not make use of it.
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2011 Logo Design Trends

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Logo design Trends 2011

Every year, it’s worth noting that this is a report on trends, not a recipe book of styles. It is also not a finite list: There are other valid trends out there that are not mentioned here.The report should serve you as an ongoing view of where logo design is headed. The word “trends” in itself can have a very negative cast, but in truth, trends aren’t bad. They reveal our growth. It’s our take on them that allows us to move even further forward.

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30 Excellent iPad App Interfaces

iPad UI designiPad, often called a revolutionary device, came to the design industry with new possibilities for designers to show off what they can create for this modern gadget. There are no doubts that apps for Apple iPad look beautiful and stunning. Multi-touch and other modern technologies allow users to actually feel the designs. In this post, you will find 30 excellent designed iPad app interface examples. Read more

Typography in Print Media Advertisements

TypographyChoosing the proper type for a project is really important since we need to think about the message we want to communicate, the “consumer” we want to reach and the tone we want to impress. We can have serious type for a serious message and funny type for something more humorous. Combining the right typography with nice elements, colors and shapes will get you a really nice result. Read more

Is a color just a color?

Color For centuries color has been used to provide distinction between classes, businesses, kings, courts and everything else in between. So what exactly is in a color? Does it matter that purple has been used in connotations with royalty?Does it matter that most fast food places logos are red to stimulate your appetite? So a color is a color right? Not exactly. Read more

20 iPhone apps to help you create amazing photographs

iPhone appsWith the arrival of the iPhone in 2007, iPhoneography, a new art form for photography was born.Developers have been working fast and furiously to keep up with the frenzy of interest with apps that are moving photography to a new level. Read more

the making of MY tax India (iPhone app)

Our iphone app, Mytax India is #1 in Indian app store in finance category. we are getting a lot of mails and reviews from users. Everybody says one thing in common, and that our app is really easy to use. As a UI designer who participated in this project i would like to share some interesting things, like how we started and designed the UI.

When Mr. Y  came up with an app idea of calculating tax, our mission was very clear,”To help individuals to calculate their tax liability and plan on their investments effectively using a simple application.”

Sketches of Mytax india

I am a  lazy goose who hates calculation and calculating Tax is herculean task for me. I am bad at remembering numbers too. So my intention was very clear from first stage of discussions. The user should be able to use without typing and should be more user-friendly than a math app.  We wanted it to be easy to use and understand each and every splits..
I believe in the UI design theory “please, DONT MAKE ME THINK” and i like story telling in whatever i do. :)
so i started scratching on paper. Actually i drew more than ten different styles of presenting this app. We needed all the data in one single screen. It was challenging in 320×480 pixel place.
Rough Sketches

we split  our  UI in three parts –  the bottom two parts are called income and investments. A user can use either keyboard or tap on add and subtract button or slide on slider to enter his figure. The second one is investments. We again split that part into six. each part indicated as an icon which can easily understand. The question mark icon will give you a complete idea on investments.
Fianl screens of Mytaxindia

There are so many apps in which you kinda  enter some numbers and it gives  back a PLAIN number answers. We wanted to do it in an animated / interesting way. we thought about a glass of water which grows, graphs and  all blah blah. at last we got an idea about coins. That was a turning point in designing. the developing geeks did an excellent effort and made it extraordinary. so in one page a user can understand all things. we knew that our users will be enjoy this and that set our app apart from others. The page TAXSPLITS page i got inspired from abacus. again our developers made it really nice.

The developer team really supported the design team to make all our crazy visuals convert in to reality. Its a free app very useful for all Indian iPhone users…

Have you seen it? please check it out. let me know what you think.. :)

http://mytaxindia.com/

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Fun & Clever Examples of HTML5

HTML5 is here to stay and it IS the new standard.  We’ve done some cool round-ups on here before that give several great examples of new sites made with HTML5.  Instead of a repeat performance I thought I’d hunt down a few examples that are a bit out there on the edges, showing off some of the cool new things you can do with HTML5.  A few of them have been around for a while but I’ve made sure to include a few new ones too.  And some that, though subtle, show a keen use of design given some new native abilities.

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Electrifying and Colorful Typography Poster Designs

The design maniaLets share with you some electrifying and amazing poster designs for your inspiration and boost your creativity. I compile some of the awesome work and the use of color and typography in these posters is mind blowing and worth to watch. The mixture of illustrations, bright and bold colors and the typography make these posters kind of unique and special. Great resource of graphic design and you can fetch bundle of ideas to design posters.

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Are You An Armchair Creative?

The design maniaAs creative professionals, we pride ourselves on doing — making ideas happen — instead of passively consuming, like the couch potatoes with their remote controls. As Jakob Nielson said, television is “lean back” media, and we prefer the “lean forward” experience creating something with our computer

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Starting A Web Design Business

The design maniaIf you don’t like the idea of working for somebody else and you’re quite attracted to idea of world domination then starting a web design business might be right up your alley.  Unfortunately though, contrary to popular speculation, it’s not an easy ride.  In fact it’s probably the number one most difficult path which you could choose to follow in this industry.

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The Word Art of Juan Osborne

Design mania“A picture is worth a thousand words’. We’re sure you’ve heard this expression a million times before, but you probably have not quite ‘seen’ it yet…Juan Osborne is a Spanish architect and designer, that has literally taken this expression and created stunning art with this concept. His amazing compositions are made up of words, literally thousands of words!

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Mind Blowing Showcase of Glamour & Beauty With a Sense of Creativity

Design maniaGlamour photography is a genre of photography whereby the subjects, usually female, are portrayed in a romantic or sexually alluring way. The subjects may be fully clothed or seminude but glamour photography stops short of deliberately arousing the viewer and being hardcore pornography.

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Modern Element Trends In Magazine-Styled Webdesign Of 2010

Design maniaMany web designers today are moving away from the traditional layout of a website. One of the layouts that are in trend today is magazine or news style of website. Magazine-styled website offer good usability, clean typography, and professional interface.

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20 Creative Web Portfolio Designs Of 2010 From deviantart

design maniaEvery one love Web Design and giving inspirational designs to others. I think this can be show by portfolio web designs because this is the way where you can represent your work and about yourself with beautiful textures, colors and have creative user interface.

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Examples of Big Backgrounds in Web Design

backgroundsA trend in web design that has been popular for a while, and still seems to be gaining momentum, is the use of big background images. It’s an easy and effective way to add lots of interest to a design and set the overall tone with one photo or illustration.

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Things You Should Do Immediately After Launching a Website

brandingSo you’ve just launched your website. The only thing left now is to start creating content and arranging for some promotion, right? Well, not so fast. You first have to do several things to ensure that your site is set up properly and ready for the public. Here are a few things you should do right after launching a website

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webdesign30 best web designs agencies around the world

It is why I decide today to let you discover what I found; also, find now the selection of the 30 most beautiful, efficient and original companies websites..

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Free PSDStunning & Useful PSD Files & Resources

We are going to share with you above 35 useful and handy psd files and resources for free download. Its a mixture of various graphics components and  files made available in photoshop psd file.

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Design maniaInspiring Advertisement Designs

Advertisements can be dull and boring, or they can stand out with their own unique flare. In this post I will be sharing 20 inspiring advertisement designs that step outside the normal boundaries.

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Design maniaFresh Examples of Minimal Web Design

There is nothing more inspiring than a clean and minimal website. A design with few elements representing something. The saying “less is more”, even though somewhat cliche, couldn’t be more true.

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Design maniaExcellent Photography-Related Tutorials

With the advent of affordable digital cameras and photo-editing software such as Photoshop, what used to be an expensive profession is more and more accessible to casual individuals.

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Design maniaCan Experience be Designed?

Do experience designers shape how users feel or do they shape with respect to how users feel? A small but important nuance. Did you catch it? No?

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Bouncing a Ball Around with HTML5 and JavaScript

Design maniaAs many of you right now, the <canvas> element is one of the most popular additions to the HTML5 standards. It is widely supported by popular browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera (Internet Explorer supports it in their IE9 beta version). This guide will explore the use of HTML5’s <canvas> element through a fun example: bouncing a blue ball around.

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Simple Ways to Get Paid More by Clients

Design maniaAs freelancers, we all want to make more money. But freelancing doesn’t scale, so there’s always a ceiling. There’s a limit as to how many clients you can take on, right? So how do you make more money, if you can’t or don’t want to take on more clients?

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Expressive Web Typography: Useful Examples and Techniques

Design maniaWherever we turn online, typography jumps out at us — sometimes literally, with the assistance of some clever coding. And now more than ever, we are seeing greater focus on this design element and its varied implementations around the Web.

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Generative Digital Art: Tutorials and Inspiration

Design maniaGenerative art is a sort of blanket term for any sort of art which is created or composed using algorithmic or random processes, such as Brian Eno‘s 77 Million Paintings, which composites Eno’s visual art in such a way that there are literally 77 million possible combinations.

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Leaves Turning Yellow – 30 Inspirational Autumn Designs

deisgn maniaAutumn is a season which lavishes with wonderful colors, an exuberance of seasonal fruits and sometimes it makes us feel nostalgic. Today, I put together a collection of beautiful autumn related images to inspire you. Check them out!

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Freebie release: Professional Business template in Photoshop PSD

deisgn maniaThis exclusive freebie is a pack of 5-page Professional Business Website Templates  in Photoshop .PSD format. The design uses a clean, slick and professional look throughout the templates with blue as the accentuating color. The design is ideal for your business or corporate website.

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HTML5 and CSS3 Web Page Tutorials

deisgn maniaThe arrival of HTML5 and CSS3 has given web designers a major sense of excitement by offering a broader range of options, creative opportunities and shortcuts for designing a web page. We could talk about all of these new features endlessly, instead, to keep things simple, we have highlighted four web tutorials that make use of HTML5 and CSS3 perfectly and that demonstrate effectively the potential power of these fantastic technologies.

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Ordering CSS3 Properties

deisgn maniaOrdering CSS3 Properties By: Chris Coyier on 9/7/2010  When writing CSS3 properties, the modern wisdom is to list the “real” property last and the vendor prefixes first:

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Inspirational Advanced CSS Based Web Designs

Design maniaWe would like to share with you the great and well designed CSS based websites. These web designs are based on advanced CSS and web standards and we can call these web sites prestigious and high quality. Some of the web designs in this post are also the award winning designs and recommended by the most experience and professionals web designers in the world.

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Fresh Web Designer Tools and Resources

Design maniaFor today’s design news we have highlighted some fresh tools and resources for all you web and app designers out there. There are a couple of tools to help with any CSS3 and HTML5 development issues you may have, there is a marvelous new technique for styling buttons, and finally, and perhaps the coolest of all,some time saving iPad actions for Photoshop.

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Inspiring Portfolio Designs

Design maniaPortfolio designs can be a great source of inspiration. After all, a portfolio is not only a place to showcase one’s work, but is also a designer’s home on the web. It’s a portfolio piece in itself that represents what the designer is all about. For this reason, you’ll usually find extra amounts of creativity and attention to detail. A designer will put in this extra effort in order to show off their stuff and to attract new clients.

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Unusual And Desirable Bookshelf Designs

Design maniaDesign is everywhere, all the buildings, cars, planes, clothes and even bookshelves are designed by the designers. Such different visual design is  good inspiration source for web and graphic designers because it’s totally different creative  field somehow related of course.

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