Web Design Trends in 2011 [www.webdesignledger.com]


How will you stay relevant as a designer in 2011? The ultimate goal of a designer is not to dazzle but to entangle. Any designer can get ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ that are easily forgotten. The supreme designer is able to create an environment which charms and captivates the user to the point where he does not want to find the ‘Back’ button. Several elements come together to forge such a wonderland: harmonious color scheme, intuitive design, easily accessible information and fast response. Additionally, one can never under-estimate the power of simplicity. Of course, this has always been the case, but in 2011, you are no longer at the forgiving discretion of the desktop, or even laptop, computer. Now, your design must contend with smart phones, netbooks, tablets and the like. Are you ready?

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How To Create A Vibrant Image Using Photoshop


In this tutorial, we’ll explore how to add more energy and dynamism to a photo. The effects can be extended and used on a multitude of photos to create a feeling of motion and vibrancy to a static image.

The tutorial was created and written by renowned artist Mike Harrison (a.k.a. destill) and this is his first tutorial for a blog. His work has been featured in Computer Arts and Advanced Photoshop magazines.

OK, enough of an introduction, and on with the tutorial…

Download Free PSD Files For Your Next Design



Download Free PSD

Adobe Photoshop.. The core of web designing or design any thing you want. Love by millions and the most famous and useful designing tool in the market today. We are going to present some of the most useful and handy Photoshop design components to download for free. You can use these files in many ways or use them to modify as you want or reuse them to create your own artwork. Templates, icons, DVD box, iPhone design and many other components are included. The images are clearly telling you that what you are going to download. So choose your PSD file to download and enjoy.

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100 Fresh New Photoshop And Illustrator Tutorials From 2010


This is a great collection of the freshest and newest design tutorials which where all created in 2010, which is a compilation of both some amazing Photoshop and illustrator tutorials.

I’m always looking for the newest Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials because sometimes it’s good to do new fresh design tutorials because you come across new techniques which can be applied to your designs. Whether you specialize within Photoshop or illustrator within this article you will come across some new tutorials which will show you new tips and tricks to add to your design skills.

I hope you enjoy this post, feel free to share your favourite tutorials from the article and tutorials which you may feel we missed out within the post.

 

Illustrator Tutorials

1. How to Make Super-Sharp, Vector Swordssword-tutorial

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