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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

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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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The Art & Science of Evidence-Based Design

Art and scienceLet’s start by defining our terms (Slides 1 through 20). Here are a few conventional ways to differentiate between art and science when it comes to user experience design: In terms of focus, an artistic process is concerned with issues of look-and-feel, whereas a scientific approach focuses on deeper, more systematic issues like underlying architecture.

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Explore The Past: Inspiring Coca Cola souvenir plate posters

Coca colaThe History of Coca-Cola is a story of special moments — times with family and friends and special occasions when Coke was naturally there. Every person who drinks a Coca-Cola enjoys a moment of refreshment — and shares in an experience that millions of others have savored.

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The 30 Best iPhone Apps So Far This Year

Iphone appsHowever, the novelty land grab is definitely over. When you run a search on the App Store, most of the gimmicks have already been created—at least twice. Clones still litter the store and it’s becoming even more difficult for quality apps to get noticed. But, if you have a bit of patience and are willing to sift through less exciting apps, there are some fantastic gems just waiting to be discovered.

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Finish Your Masterpiece with Deliberate Goal Planning

Goal planningAll artists want to create massive, powerful works to be remembered by. We have visions of our own “Sistine Chapel” that we want to tackle before we die. The problem with epic projects is that they’re often started, but rarely finished. This is precisely why we celebrate massive works: they don’t come along very often.

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Brilliant Photographs to Refresh Your Mind

photographyPhotography is one of the key sources of inspiration for some of my past work. Here we talking about photography of various forms like aerial, wildlife, underwater, portrait, nature, travel etc. which I find usually amaze me more than anything.

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Presentations made easy

presentationCreate beautiful presentations, access them from anywhere, and share them with the world. With 280 Slides, there’s no software to download and nothing to pay for – and when you’re done building your presentation you can share it any way you like.

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Useful CSS Snippets for Developers

cssCSS is no doubt up there with the most important web languages that we use. While html provides the structure it can be inconsistent and unpredictable across different new and old browsers. Css is where the html is styled though, and where we get creative as well as addressing those inconsistencies.

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Graffiti Fonts

Graffiti fontsthe largest collection of graffiti style fonts, letters, alphabets, numbers & symbols on the net. Download from our archive of free fonts or check out the exclusive Graffiti Fonts® collection featuring high quality graffiti fonts from around the world.

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First look: OmniFocus for iPad

omnifocusOmniFocus offers a way to create to-do lists on steroids. You can brainstorm out ideas, then start organizing and classifying them into separate projects, tasks, and “contexts”; contexts allow you to make tasks relevant to where and when you are working on things.

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Amazing & Brilliantly Designed Party Posters

PostersLets look at some of the most amazing and inspirational party poster designs. The idea behind these posters is so strong that these posters attract me to share with our readers. The use of typography and fonts, awesome textures and stunning graphics make these posters a good piece of artwork .

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Close Look at Visual Identities

logoVisual Identity is the visible elements of a brand, it expresses the values and ambitions of an organization, its business, and its characteristics. Here you take a close look at some really cool visual identities with a few snaps of the process on the making.

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Fresh and Cool Fonts for Designers

free fontsFinding the appropriate font for your design purpose is important. Simple designs can become extraordinary with the correct font choice. Though a wide variety of fonts are available to download online, there is always a demand for fresh varieties to express text or copy in a brand new way.

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Designing Awesome Brochures

design maniaA Brochure, also referred as a pamphlet, is an effective marketing tool either to showcase the product your business is going to throw in the market or to express your future projects and ideas. Brochures are also being used in huge amount by the non-profit organizations for collecting funds.

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Mind blowing Print Media Advertisements

design maniaNowadays we’re usually tired of advertisements, but there’s still some ads that make as smile. To create eye catching ads and get the first attention is not easy task. If your ad doesn’t convey the message what it is for, then it’s useless. To really stand out among others, the idea should be unique and out of box.

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Coca Cola – A bottle can be iconic

design maniaCoca Cola has been an example for good branding practices throughout the years because of it’s consistency over the years especially if you compare it to Pepsi. Coke’s bottle silhouette might be one of the most iconic symbols in the world next to the like of a Nike swoosh.

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How to Handle Information Overload

design maniaThe Internet holds a wealth of information on virtually any topic one could think of. With a simple search, you can gain access to knowledge about almost any subject out there. In fact, you can often get so much information returned that it’s a little intimidating even knowing where to start.

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Download 100+ Design & Software Icons

design maniaDownload Free Icons for your next design. Theses icons are design by Omer Cetin. A talented iconist and web designer from Izmir, Turkey. Omer Design design high quality icons, web interfaces and these icons are pretty good example of his brilliant work and he is offering free download under Creative Commons License.

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Will jailbreaking your iPhone void your warranty?

design maniaApple points to a knowledgebase article here, indicating how much instability you might expect after jailbreaking your iPhone. Of course, now that jailbreaking is legal, Apple can’t really go after anyone doing it, but that doesn’t mean they have to support your functionality habit, either.

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Amazing Eye-Popping Colorful Logos

Design maniaIn this showcase, we’ll have a look at some logos that are using multiple colors in their designs. If you’re designing a logo, adding a number of colors can make or break your design. These artists, for sure, have succeeded in making memorable and inspiring logos.

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Estimated reading time in web design

design maniaUsers don’t read (more than 18%). About 2 years ago Jakob Nielsen wrote an “Alertbox” titled How little do users read?. His research suggests that users will read only 18% of your content. Given that I spend a few minutes editing each sentence I write, that’s pretty deflating.

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Top 10 HDR Mistakes and How to Fix Them eBook Giveaway

design maniaif you want to learn details about how to fix HDR mistakes… you better learn from the best! :) And this is exactly why we will giveaway 3 Top 10 HDR Mistakes and How to Fix Them eBooks to our readers. To participate just leave a comment telling us the importance about learning with our own mistakes… and good luck.

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