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Adobe Fireworks often gets overshadowed by Photoshop, but it too can be an excellent tool for designers. If you’re not experienced with Fireworks you may want to browse through some online tutorials to get a feel for the program. In this post we’ll feature 35 of the best tutorials for Fireworks.
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35 Excellent Adobe Fireworks Tutorials
Packaging design can make a profound difference on the sales of a product and how it is viewed by customers. In this post we’ll provide a showcase excellent package designs for your own inspiration
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25 Examples of Amazing Packaging Design
Photoshop provides designers and photographers with the opportunity professionally edit photos for the best results. While there are almost endless possibilities for photo editing with Photoshop, there can be a lot to learn.
This is a guest post from Bryan Arnold – an author, blogger and an avid online marketer who loves TV , films & great design. So you have a new client and you’ve been assigned the case of producing a killer design for them. Something that only you have been entrusted with… The big opportunity comes…You sit down with them or converse through email and the only thing you can come up with is “What are you looking for?” What?
Over the past two years we have published three collections of the best church web designs for your own design inspiration, and today we are continuing with the fourth post in this series. This includes another 25 well-designed church websites.
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25 Beautiful Church Websites – Part IV
Whether you’re designing a user interface for a website or an iPhone app, it’s always a good idea to start with a wireframe. It can be a big time saver if you’re able to nail down the placement of major layout elements early on in a project. There are a number of wireframing applications out there, but a lot of user interface designers like to start out on paper with sketches of what things might look like.
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18 Great Examples of Sketched UI Wireframes and Mockups
Photoshop actions allow designers and photographers to automate common sequences for increased efficiency. There are countless actions available that can be downloaded for free, and in this post we’ll feature 45 of them
45 Amazing and Free Photoshop Actions
HTML5 is giving web designers and developers new capabilities that were things of fantasy with previous versions of HTML. Web pages will now be more semantic with the use of structure specific tags. Visual elements like rounded corners are now built in, and so is the ability to create drag and drop interactivity
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15 Useful HTML5 Tutorials and Cheat Sheets
There once was a time when web design was open to amateurs looking to claim their own little space on the World Wide Web. Of course, those opportunities for amateurs still exist today, but back when GeoCities reigned supreme, web design for newbies was a force to content with.
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The Rise and Fall of GeoCities
Most designers don’t particularly enjoy the financial side of running a business, but handling it properly is a necessary part of being a freelancer or running a design agency. The financial side of the business includes invoicing clients, and in this article we’ll look at some tips and best practices for invoicing. 1.
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15 Invoicing Tips for Designers and Freelancers
Almost two years ago I got to know Jacob Gube of Six Revisions as both of us had relatively new blogs in the design community. Since then I’ve followed Six Revisions as it has grown to become one of the leading blogs on web design and development with over 40,000 subscribers. If you follow Six Revisions you know that Jacob is a very talented designer, developer, and writer
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Design Instruct: A New Resource for the Design Community
In the past we’ve published two posts showcasing excellent photography portfolio sites, and today we’re following up with the third edition (see 25 of the Best Photographer Portfolio Websites and 25 of the Best Photographer Portfolio Websites – Part II ). If you’re looking for more design inspiration from high-quality portfolio sites, see our gallery site Folio Focus. World In My Lens Josh Tilton Warwick Saint Levon Biss Charles L
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25 of the Best Photography Portfolio Sites – Part III
Our friends at Elegant Themes have offered to give away five one-year memberships to readers of the Vandelay Design blog! This is a great prize for some lucky bloggers or website owners. if you’re not familiar with Elegant Themes they offer premium WordPress themes on a membership/subscription basis. And the price is a very affordable $19.95 per year
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Win a Free Membership to Elegant Themes
A current trend is web design inspired by nature. I’m sure you’ve seen sites with illustrated backgrounds or headers of a sky or horizon, or maybe a large background picture of something from nature. In this post we’ll feature 65 resources that can help you with your own nature-inspired design
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65 Resources for Nature-Inspired Design
Our other blog DesignM.ag has included a job board for about the past year. The job board has just undergone some significant changes and been re-launched. If you’re not familiar with it, the DesignM.ag job board provides designers and developers with a place to find work (freelance and employment opportunities), and helps companies to find skilled workers
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The DesignM.ag Job Board Has Been Re-Launched, with Free Job Listings!
Since the year is winding down, we thought it would be helpful to go back and pick out the best Illustrator tutorials that were published in 2009. The year was full of great tutorials, and 50 of the best are featured here. For more Illustrator tutorials please see: 30 Text Effect Tutorials for Adobe Illustrator 40 Tutorials for Working with Shapes in Illustrator 25 Tutorials for Using Illustrator and Photoshop Together for Outstanding Results Smoothly Shift Winter Colors While Creating an Icy, Vector Landscape How to Create a Landscape Wallpaper for Your Desktop Create a Grisly Zombie Illustration with a Pen Tablet How to Create a Vector Wacom Tablet in Illustrator Create a Rolling Stones Inspired Tongue Illustration Create a Happy Sun Character Create a Milk Bottle with a Funny Cow Label Create a Character Mascot with Adobe Illustrator CS4 How to Create a Craft’s Inspired Vector Kid Illustration How to Create a Photorealistic iMac and Magic Mouse Blend and Mask Yourself a Great Poster How to Design a Skate Deck with a Cool Skull Pattern Bling Bling Text Effect Perfect Silhouette with Live Trace 3D Lighted Text Effect Create a Realistic Candy Bar in Illustrator Create a Cute Panda Bear Face Icon Quick Tutorial: Gradient Strokes Illustrator Full Spectrum Spirograph Realistic Orange How to Create a Smokin’ Western Type Treatment in Illustrator How to Create Shiny, Vector Dice in Illustrator How to Make an Icy Cocktail How to Create an Energy Saving Bulb in Illustrator How to Create a Rainy Windo Vector Background Turn any Font into a Sketch Font How to Create Seamless Watermark Patterns Abracadabra, How to Create a Magic Hat Icon Design and Print Bold Promo Cards in Under 60 Minutes How to Create an Identity Package in Illustrator How to Create a Vector Illustration and Prepare it for Micro-Stock Sale Geometric Flower Effect Logo in Illustrator Rad Pattern in Illustrator that Makes You Dizzy Complex Symbols with Pathfinder Creating Editable Letterpress Styled Text Illustrator Ring Shape Via Overlapping Crescents Effect Illustrator Swatches Gradient Background Effect Illustrator Diamond Flower How to Draw a Vector Kiwi Gradient Mesh Flower Adobe Illustrator Textures Striping Live Type in Adobe Illustrator Blend Tool Backgrounds Design a Cute Hamster Avatar Easily Create Sticker Text and Graphic Effect in Illustrator Create a Vector Art Twitter Bird Character in Adobe Illustrator Everything You Ever Want to Know About Creating Seamless Patterns in Illustrator How to Create an Awesome Vector Skate Deck Design Elegant Gradient Ribbon in llustrator Create an Awesome Space Rocket in Illustrator For some Photoshop tutorials please see: 40 Photoshop Tutorials for Lighting and Abstract Effects 25+ Photoshop Tutorials for Poster Design 25 Photoshop Tutorials for Creating 3D Text Effects Photoshop Tutorial Hall of Fame Looking to Hire a Designer or Developer
Our friends at IconShock have designed another set of high-quality free icons especially for readers of the Vandelay Design blog. This set includes 5 gadget icons that will help to make your designs look great. The icons are free for personal or commercial use, but cannot be re-distributed or sold as your own.
Adobe AIR gives developers all kinds of possibilities to create applications. As Adobe’s websites says, “The Adobe® AIR® runtime lets developers use proven web technologies to build rich Internet applications that run outside the browser on multiple operating systems.” In this post we’ll feature 35 tutorials that will help you to learn more about working with AIR
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35 Adobe AIR Tutorials for Web Developers
Showcases of excellent minimalist web design have always been a favorite of readers of this blog, and today we’re happy to publish the seventh edition in the series. Here you’ll find 40 websites that avoid clutter and use minimalism effectively. If you love this style of design, check out our gallery site Minimal Exhibit
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40 Beautiful Minimalist Websites – Part 7
Last month we announced a partnership with Fanurio Time Tracking and Invoicing and offered a $10 discount ($49 instead of $59) on Fanurio’s software. This is just a reminder that the discount period ends in one week, December 16, 2009.
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7 Days Remaining to Get $10 Off Fanurio Time Tracking and Invoicing