40 Amazing Photo Manipulations

by Steven Snell
on November 11, 2009

in Inspiration

Photo manipulation allows creative designers to do amazing and interesting things. In this post we’ll provide inspiration with 40 high-quality photo manipulations from various designers. To see more from a designer, click on an image to visit the source.

photo manipulation

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30 Web Designs with Amazing Attention to Detail

by Steven Snell
on November 10, 2009

in Inspiration

Creating a truly beautiful website that stands out from all of the other good web designs out there requires an attention to detail. Sometimes the subtle design details that you may not even notice right away will have a major influence that will help to complete the design. In this post we’ll take a look at 30 sites that show great attention to detail, with an explanation for each.

Design Bombs

Not only does Design Bombs showcase beautiful website designs, its own design is quite impressive. Throughout the site there is detail in a number of different places. In the screenshot below you will see excellent use of drop shadows, slightly different shades of gray, and borders that give a beveled appearance.

Design Bombs

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Design an Attractive One-Page Portfolio Using Photoshop

by Steven Snell
on November 9, 2009

in Tutorials

Today we will be designing a one-page portfolio in Photoshop. We’ll go through the process step-by-step and you can download the PSD file from Folio Focus if you would like to use it. The portfolio will include some brief biographical information, some sample work, brief description of services, your latest tweets, links to social profiles, and a call to action.

The Final Result:

Here is a look at what we will be creating (click the image to see it in full size)

Photoshop Layout Tutorial - One-Page Portfolio

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Freebie: Tea-Stained Paper Texture Set

by Callum Chapman
on November 5, 2009

in Freebies

Today we’re releasing a set of 14 tea-stained paper textures. The textures can be used for personal or commercial projects. You can download them from the Flickr set. Five of the images are shown below, and you can view the others on Flickr.

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