10 Wonderful Letterpress Type Tutorials

Sep 26 2009 by Jacob Gube | 26 Comments

The letterpress type treatment (or as I call it, inset text treatment) can be easily done in Photoshop. In this article, you’ll find a collection of tutorials from various parts of the web that will teach you how to create this awesome text effect using common graphics applications (and a couple using just CSS).

Check out my own tutorial here on Six Revisions called How to Create Inset Typography in Photoshop. You may also want to peruse the Beautiful Examples of Inset Typography in Web Design collection for design inspiration and usage examples.

1. Web Design Trend Showcase: Letterpress Text Effect

Web Design Trend Showcase: Letterpress Text Effect

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Popular Logos with Hidden Symbolisms

Sep 25 2009 by Thomas Hardy | 112 Comments

Some logos are very creative and have subtle symbols and messages that represents something about the company it stands for. We explore a handful of such logos in this collection.

Big 10

Big 10

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18 Impressive Tutorials on Creating Vector Illustrations

Sep 21 2009 by Tomas Laurinavicius | 15 Comments

The step-by-step tutorials featured in this article shares techniques that will help you expand your range of knowledge in making vector illustrations for your graphic design and illustration projects. If you would like to learn about the differences between vector and raster graphics, please see the article called Design Battle: Vector vs. Raster on Design was here.

In this article, you can find the good number of high quality lessons by the best and most talented graphic design artists on ways to create vector illustrations.

1. Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

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20 Useful Fireworks Tutorials for Designers

Sep 8 2009 by Tomas Laurinavicius | 22 Comments

Adobe Fireworks is the neglected cousin of Illustrator and Photoshop. For those who doubt the capabilities of Fireworks in creating vector, raster, and hybrid vector/raster digital artwork, have a gander at this collection of tutorials.

In this article, you will discover some great Fireworks tutorials that showcase the capability of this often ignored graphic design software.

1. Creating Fading Light Vectors in Fireworks

Creating Fading Light Vectors in Fireworks

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25 High Quality Free Fonts for Professional Designs

Jul 14 2009 by Jacob Gube | 60 Comments

Sometimes, the best things in life are free – fonts are a great example of this concept. There are many typography designers and type foundries that choose to share their beautiful creations to the public. In this collection, you’ll find some of the best free and high-quality sans serif fonts for clean and professional designs that you can download on the web.

1. Nevis

Nevis

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20 Creative and Unique Typefaces

Jun 14 2009 by Tom Walker | 50 Comments

We live in a world surrounded by Times New Roman, Arial and Helvetica, typefaces so functional that they have long since become boring. It’s a shame that we rarely come into contact with the wealth of endlessly creative typefaces out there, relying instead on the tried and tested. I have scoured the web to bring you 20 of the most creative typefaces available, many of which have been designed by amateur typographers.

Most of them are free to download and use (some for non-commercial purposes only), so please make the most of them. Together, we can push for a more diverse, interesting and ultimately creative typeface landscape.With that in mind, here they are: twenty seriously creative typefaces.

1. Laurent HW

Laurent HW

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20 Useful Websites for Graphic Design Textures and Patterns

May 22 2009 by Kawsar Ali | 31 Comments

Patterns and textures, when applied correctly, can produce amazing and truly unique designs. Typically, they are used for site backgrounds, but can also be used as repeating patterns on site components such as the header and the footer. If you use right type of patterns it can really improve your site visually for the viewer.

In this article, we share 20 excellent sites where you can find and download seamless textures, patterns, and tiles free of cost.

1. Seamless Textures

Seamless Textures

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