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Mar 26
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8 Solid Reasons Why You Should Seriously Consider MODX for Your Next CMS

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 07:01 — julie

Design is too important to let technology dictate what can and can’t be done. In order to keep up with rapidly changing trends, the design of a website should be as malleable as the content.

Most CMSs handle content well, but fall short when it comes to managing design. The technology imposes limitations, taxonomies, and predefined ways of doing things that may or may not be appropriate for what you’re trying to achieve. There is a better way.

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Mar 24
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30 Fresh New Photoshop tutorials from 2014

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 03:00 — julie


As a designer it’s important that you’re always striving to further develop your design skill set by constantly learning new techniques, which will make you a better designer. This post we have put all the best photoshop tutorials created in 2014 all in to one place, for you to learn and evolve your design skills.

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Mar 21
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20 Free and Premium Pagination Plugins

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 22:03 — julie

Want to create a usable pagination for your blog or website? You’re in the right place! We selected 20 clean and free and premium pagination plugins with user-friendly designs. You don’t have to be a web designer to upgrade your website with one of these cool pagination plugins. Here they are:

If these 20 free pagination plugins aren’t enough for you, here are 10 more jQuery Pagination Plugins and Tutorials.

jQuery Animated Pagination

Animated Pagination is a jQuery plugin for auto pagination with animation effects like crossfade, slide etc. No server side programming is needed.

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Mar 20
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20 Amazing Free Photoshop Text Effects with Tutorials!

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 19:50 — julie

Photoshop is truly an amazing tool and these 20 beautiful free Photoshop text effects will prove just that! Typography is an important part of a design and by using cool text effects, you will make catch the viewers’attention. To make things easier for you, we selected 20 awesome and free Photoshop text effects with tutorials and free, downloadable files! Get them now and add your own texts!

Want more? Check out these 3D Photoshop Text Effects.

Dripping Honey on Toast

This tutorial will show you a simple way of modifying a toast stock photo, and using a couple of Layer Styles with some useful tricks, to create a golden honey-on-toast inspired text effect.

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Mar 20
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How to create a heart icon & heart seamless pattern

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 03:00 — julie


A very detailed easy to follow screencast tutorial on how you can create a heart icon using illustrator, and turned the heart icon into a seamless vector pattern. This is a great short tutorial, which is a great introduction into using some of the basic pen tool features, as well being a great starter on how to create your very own seamless pattern sets.

Tutorial Details:

Difficulty: Beginner

Tutorial estimation time: 5 minuets

Program: Illustrator

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Mar 05
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20 Hand Picked Photoshop Interface Design Tutorials

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:37 — julie

If you’re new to Photoshop, then you must start with the basics and grow from there. These Photoshop interface design tutorials will teach you how to create the most important elements on a website. They may not all be according to the latest design trends, but the techniques presented are very useful and easy to learn! Check them out!

How to design a chatroom iPhone UI

In this tutorial you’re going to design an iPhone user interface for a forum and chat based mobile application. The app involves a touch interface elements, such as buttons, input fields and touch gestures.

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Mar 04
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Photo Manipulate a Beautiful Fantasy Nature Scene

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 15:48 — julie

Today we have a great new photo manipulation tutorial for you guys.

You’ll learn how to create a beautiful nature scene, featuring some crazy weather, a complex background structure and some lovely touches of detail.

With this tutorial we will be covering key topics like:

  • Matte Painting.
  • Digital hair painting.
  • Advanced cutting techniques.
  • Creating water droplets.
  • Effective lighting and shadow techniques.

Let’s get started shall we?

What You’ll Be Creating:

Here’s a look at the outcome you’ll be able to produce by the end of this lesson:

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Mar 04
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Photo Manipulate a Beautiful Fantasy Nature Scene

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 15:48 — julie

Today we have a great new photo manipulation tutorial for you guys.

You’ll learn how to create a beautiful nature scene, featuring some crazy weather, a complex background structure and some lovely touches of detail.

With this tutorial we will be covering key topics like:

  • Matte Painting.
  • Digital hair painting.
  • Advanced cutting techniques.
  • Creating water droplets.
  • Effective lighting and shadow techniques.

Let’s get started shall we?

What You’ll Be Creating:

Here’s a look at the outcome you’ll be able to produce by the end of this lesson:

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Feb 27
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Best Of Web And Design In February 2014

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 03:00 — julie


A great collection of photoshop and illustrator tutorials, perfect for beginners or more vetran design users. We have also included some of the best web design articles published through out February.

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