40 Excellent Free WordPress Themes

Apr 4 2009 by Mirko Humbert | 74 Comments

WordPress – the popular open source publishing platform – allows you to easily customize your installation with WordPress themes. Installing themes is a simple affair, and if you’re just starting out with the publishing application, you can check out this guide on using WordPress themes.

In this collection, you’ll find 40 high-quality and free WordPress themes handpicked from the vast amount of free themes out there on the web.

Note: Be sure to check out the license of the theme for restrictions in usage (if any) and it’s always good (and very much appreciated) to attribute the designer even if they don’t explicitly ask you to.

For another great WordPress themes collection, check out: 50 Beautiful Free WordPress Themes.

Irresistible

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Five Best Image Editing Software

Apr 3 2009 by Jacob Gube | 52 Comments

Image editing software has become ubiquitous in this digital age. Whether you’re creating a web interface or simply cropping and enhancing your family photos – you’ll need your favorite image editor to do it.

In this article, you’ll find the top image editing applications currently out in the market.

Last week, readers of Six Revisions were asked what they thought was the best image editing software. Over 150 people responded and here, you’ll find the pick of the litter.

5. Pixelmator

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Grunge Extreme: 15 High-Resolution Grunge Textures

Apr 2 2009 by JC Parmley | 22 Comments

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Announcement: FlashOtaku Contest Winners

Apr 1 2009 by Jacob Gube | 7 Comments

Last week, FlashOtaku and Six Revisions asked you what you thought the best image editing software was. There were over 150 participants, and today, we’re glad to announce the winners of the five FlashOtaku Slideshow Flash Deluxe component licenses worth $79.00 each.

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30 Fresh and Promising Design Blogs to Follow

Mar 31 2009 by Jacob Gube | 70 Comments

There’s a plethora of weblogs that cover the topic of design. We all know of the big names out there (such as the amazing people over at Smashing Magazine), but there are tons more in the vast realm of the web that you may not have heard of yet, and it’s high time that they’re given some love.

This article presents 30 new and fresh design blogs that are worth checking out. Weblogs featured here discuss web, graphic, and print design. Hopefully you’ll find a link or two (or more) that piques your interests enough to prompt you to subscribe to them.

1. Line25 Web Design Blog

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21 Advanced Photoshop Tips, Tricks and Tutorials Roundup

Mar 30 2009 by Dainis Graveris | 39 Comments

Even if you are really familiar with Photoshop, you’ll always find ways to master and evolve your skills further. I’ve compiled a ton of Photoshop articles which will give you different tips on how to use and improve your Photoshop skills, as well as teach you some new techniques that you may not know.

In this article, you’ll find several simple but effective photo enchancing techniques on topics such as how to choose the best image format for web or how to create croplet for repeatedly image editing process.

You can never stop improving your web and graphic design skills, you can always find something new and handy as you’ll see in the following collection.

1. 10 Steps to Improving Your Photoshop Skills

Ten useful tips that will improve your Photoshop skills such as subscribing to galleries and forums and reading magazines.

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30 Creative Examples of the Hand Drawn Style in Web Designs

Mar 28 2009 by Jacob Gube | 54 Comments

Lately, there has been a trend towards incorporating hand drawn elements into web designs, bringing sketches and drawings that we typically see in the paper medium onto the web. Hand drawn elements can be seen in navigation bars, as backgrounds, as accenting elements, or as an entire site theme. They give a design a very unique, out-of-the-box, and organic/realistic look.

In this collection, you will be able to find some of the best designs that have hand drawn, "sketched" elements infused into them for your inspiration.

Bearskinrug

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