How to Combine Several Gradients in Adobe Illustrator

Iaroslav Lazunov  •  Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials  •  May 16, 2013
How to Combine Several Gradients in Adobe Illustrator

Topic: Adobe Illustrator Difficulty: beginner Estimated completion time: 15 minutes In this tutorial we will deal with some combination of gradient fills with the help of Blending modes, gradients with transparent sliders, and Opacity masks. These techniques allow us to create complex color blends, which typically have real world objects. Gradient Combining with the Help of...

Get a bit closer Showcase of Big Faces in Website Design

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  May 15, 2013
Get a bit closer Showcase of Big Faces in Website Design

Every day we stumble upon marvelous websites that overwhelm us by creative truly unique designs, wonderfully incorporated animations and high-level technical side. However, generally majority of them remain impersonal and we don’t have a clue who is responsible for these sophisticated realizations. Certainly, not every site requires mandatory personalization but if we are...

Saying goodbye to Adobe Fireworks

Harish Chouhan  •  Resources, Tools  •  May 14, 2013
Saying goodbye to Adobe Fireworks

On May 6th 2013, I read that Adobe had decided to stop development of Fireworks. A sad news especially for me as I have been using it since 2001. I developed interest in the web thanks to a book titled “Teach yourself HTML in 24 hours” which my brother was reading back then, but it was only until I  used Fireworks that I realized how easy it was to design and create a...

Email Newsletter Designs Examples for Your Inspiration

Adrian  •  Inspiration  •  May 12, 2013
Email Newsletter Designs Examples for Your Inspiration

Newsletters, as you probably know, are publications about a general main topic, distributed with regularity to its interested subscribers. Most of the times, newsletters are an information providing tool to members, employees or customers, used by various clubs, societies, companies or businesses. But there are some newsletters designs that are directly sold to the...

Flat UI Pro – Bootstrap Design Framework

Adrian  •  Shop  •  May 8, 2013
Flat UI Pro – Bootstrap Design Framework

Prototyping just got easier and faster with Designmodo’s release of Flat UI Pro, a user interface kit made in the flat design style. The stunning kit contains basic components, glyphs, icons and a variety of buttons and other elements made in the super-trendy style. The Bootstrap-based kit contains everything a designer or developer needs to build a fully-responsive...

Exploration in Beverage-related Website Designs

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  May 6, 2013
Exploration in Beverage-related Website Designs

Recently we have made a collection dedicated to food-inspired website designs that replete with stunning color schemes, massive use of textures and patterns, well-thought typography treatments, and, of course, mouthwatering images. Today is a beverage-related website designs’ turn to show itself in all its glory. Such type of websites, as well as others, is rich in...

Upcoming Features of WordPress 3.6

Abbas Suterwala  •  WordPress  •  May 3, 2013
Upcoming Features of WordPress 3.6

A software however good has to improve continuously or will be outdated very soon in this time of fast technological change. WordPress is highly popular and a strong community around it also is enhanced continuously to make it more and more useful to its users. WordPress generally makes a new release every three to four months. Generally the ideas for the for the new features...

Revealing your creative nature: Catchy Art-Inspired Websites

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  May 2, 2013
Revealing your creative nature: Catchy Art-Inspired Websites

Numerous types of art have penetrated into digital designing. Many conventional art forms received its second rebirth; a prime example of this is watercolor technique that has become really popular in a world of digital design in these latter days. Another good example is photography (which is considered to be widely-used art direction) that accompanies almost every other...

Interview with Designer: Fred Nerby

Paula Borowska  •  Design, Interviews  •  May 1, 2013
Interview with Designer: Fred Nerby

Fred is another one of the well known faces within our industry thanks to a few of his projects getting very popular on online communities especially Behance. He is a great inspiration for many – including myself – as his skills are simply breath taking. Under his belt you’ll find that he has worked with a variety of big names. Fred’s style of work is very sexy but...

Use of Blur Backgrounds in Website Design: Beautiful Examples

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  April 29, 2013
Use of Blur Backgrounds in Website Design: Beautiful Examples

Together with wide screen photo backgrounds which are frequently used tools for website decorations, blur backgrounds have thoroughly settled and found their niche in modern website design. Although, at first glance, it is rather difficult to understand what could be so amazing and attractive in blur technique that instantly kills all the detail of spectacular shot or image....