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Sep 19
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10 Day Training Series With Top Designers (It’s Free!)

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 14:23 — julie

Improving your skill as a designer is hard. It takes talent, hard work and good instruction.

We’re pretty sure you already have the talent and are prepared to put in the work, so to celebrate the upcoming launch of our new site Design Cuts (which will help you in a BIG way) we’ve put together a series of design training from some of the worlds top creatives.

This training series is only available for 10 days, and features in depth tutorials and awesome freebies, provided by the top designers in the industry.

The first session is from Chris Spooner over at SpoonGraphics. Chris has put together a pack of awesome free textures, which he’ll show you how to use to create a beautiful vintage text effect.

Sign up free today and you’ll receive more tutorials and freebies throughout the week.

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Sep 17
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Create a Sci-Fi Racing Driver Scene (Using Innovative Photoshop Techniques)

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 13:10 — julie

I love tutorials that go beyond the basics and teach some really innovative techniques. This tutorial is a perfect example of that. I’ve been using Photoshop for over a decade, and our resident author Dek Wid taught me a couple of really handy tricks in this lesson.

The beauty of this tutorial is that the various source images we’re working with aren’t similar at all, but through some creativity and outside-the-box thinking you’ll learn how to turn a daytime scene into night, and rework a tractor/plastic toy into a believable sci-fi vehicle.

Not only will you learn some fantastic ways to blend your images effectively, but you’ll be creating an awesome sci-fi outcome. Time to get creatively geeky and create an outcome that you can wow your friends with.

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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Sep 10
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Taking Your Design Work to the Next Level (Free Video Lesson + Our First Video Course Release)

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 14:15 — julie

Do you know the basic tools in Photoshop, but feel that your work still looks average?

Do you aspire to create work like the design masters you look up to?

Do you want to take your work from average to awesome, but don’t know how?

These issues are far too common, and the annoying thing is that most designers feel that world-class work is out of their reach.

The truth is, you already have all the tools you need to create incredible work. What’s lacking is creative direction, and that’s exactly what I give you in our first ever video course, available at FanExtra.

I’ve spent a lot of time talking with our readers, sending out surveys and planning which course would help you the most. You answered in your hundreds, and there was an overwhelming demand for this specific course.

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Sep 05
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Happy TrueThemes Day

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 04:58 — julie

Congratulations to TrueThemes, the latest team to reach Power Elite status by selling an incredible one million dollars worth of items. Since April 2009 they have amassed over 34,000 sales and 1,194 followers while traveling the world, working in coffee shops, and focussing on quality rather than quantity. Well done!

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Sep 04
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How to Create an Icon – Step by Step Tutorial

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 17:25 — julie

Icon design is nothing new. But with companies and designers always looking for a way to distinguish themselves, custom icon design has been getting more & more popular. Being an icon designer can even be a full time job now. With the ever growing mobile/apps and icons becoming more and more creative. So what makes a good custom icon design? In this tutorial, I am going to walk you through the steps how to create an icon for a new site or application.

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Sep 03
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7 Fundamental Ways to Improve Your Digital Art (Hint: They’re All About Referencing)

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:39 — julie

Are you looking to level up your digital art, but you feel like you’ve reached a plateau?

Luckily for you, today we’ve put together 7 solid-as-a-rock techniques for quickly improving your work.

Interestingly enough, they’re all based around a single premise: referencing.

Let’s get started by diving into exactly what referencing is, and how it can help you.

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Sep 01
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20 Must Download Free Texture Sets

Sun, 09/01/2013 - 07:15 — julie


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Aug 30
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8 Ways to Make Your Items SEO-Friendly

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 03:42 — julie

The last thing you want to pass on to your buyers are glaring SEO issues. Here are eight basic tips that will make your Marketplace items as SEO-friendly as possible for buyers.

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Aug 29
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Best Of Web And Design In August 2013

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 22:57 — julie


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