Adopting a “Does It Really Matter?” Philosophy

Jul 20 2009 by Jacob Gube | 30 Comments

As developers, we’re naturally obsessed with details, conventions, and semantics. There are only a few professions that I know of that will take the time to avoid moderate compromises like using conditional comment hacks or failing W3C’s auto-validation services; we’re in league with stalwart saints and by-the-books building inspectors.

Adopting a "Does It Really Matter?" Philosophy

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How to Make a Green & Sleek Web Layout in Photoshop

Jul 19 2009 by Ionut Ciursa | 45 Comments

How to Make a Green and Sleek Web Layout in Photoshop

In this web design tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a beautiful, green, and sleek layout in Photoshop. You’ll learn popular design techniques such as creating a 3D ribbon and professional-looking color gradient effects.

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20 Stunning Illustrations of Surreal Female Characters

Jul 18 2009 by Lilian Ostropel | 38 Comments

Artists and illustrators often display their artwork hoping of not only showing their abilities and skills, but also to inspire creativity amongst its viewers.

In this showcase, you will witness a wide range of creative styles, featuring female characters as the subject, by some of the world’s most talented illustrators, artists, and designers.

1. Sadness by Tang Yuehui

Sadness by Tang Yuehui

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10 Free High Res Coffee Stains Textures

Jul 17 2009 by JC Parmley | 14 Comments

10 Free High Res Coffee Stains Textures

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How to Design a Space Futuristic Gallery Layout in Photoshop

Jul 16 2009 by Richard Carpenter | 44 Comments

How to Design a Space Futuristic Gallery Layout in Photoshop

In this web design tutorial, you’ll find a way to create a 3D space/futuristic gallery layout with Photoshop. We cover several methods such as drawing with the Rectangular Marquee Tool and using the Perspective Transform Tool.

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26 Professional Photoshop Retouching Tutorials

Jul 15 2009 by Tomas Laurinavicius | 110 Comments

Adobe Photoshop is the go-to tool for digital artists when it comes to professionally retouching images. Enhancing and retouching photos in Photoshop is an effective way to "work with what you’ve got".

There are many tips, tricks, and techniques for improving things like skin tone and imperfections, and enhancing the photo subject’s features. This article shares a huge variety of photo retouching tutorials for Photoshop users with brief descriptions of each.

1. Super Fast and Easy Facial Retouching

Super Fast and Easy Facial Retouching

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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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