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PSD : Photoshop Disasters

Quebec Boutique: Sticky Fingers

Posted 16 hours ago

PsD reader Émilie was just strolling down a street near her home in Quebec, when suddenly… Cool trick, kid. C’est chic! The post Quebec Boutique: Sticky Fingers appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters . [Link]

Garcinia Cambogia: Make Your Waist Disappear

Posted 42 hours ago

She’s getting so thin, she’s starting to disappear! Spotted on a popular website’s footer ad section. Thanks, Deanna! The post Garcinia Cambogia: Make Your Waist Disappear appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters . [Link]

Photoshop Round-Up: Links We Love

Posted 4 days ago

Here’s a look at what’s been happening in Photoshop and pop culture this week. Newcastle asks for fan pictures, promise to Photoshop them into “terrible ads.” [AdWeek] One fashion brand takes the “no Photoshop” challenge. Who’s Next? [Time] A fashion blogger comes clean about Photoshopping her images. [BuzzFeed] 30 of the funniest botched panorama shots ever. [Web Humor] Inside The … [Link]

Outlaw Design Blog

Beastly Badges Labels by Joey Ellis

Posted 16 months ago

Dribbble - Beastly Badges Labels by Joey Ellis Dribbble – Beastly Badges Labels by Joey Ellis. [Link]

Western Youths

Posted 16 months ago

Western Youths. [Link]

Inky Email App

Posted 16 months ago

Inky. [Link]

JUST™ Creative

35 Common Mistakes Web Designers Make & How To Avoid Them

Posted 8 days ago

This article has been contributed by Helga Moreno. “While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior”. – Henry C. Link Even the most experienced professionals make mistakes. We are only human. Below you will find a list of some of the most common mistakes web designers make, as well as some … [Link]

The Influence of Paul Rand’s Thoughts on Design

Posted 12 days ago

This article has been contributed by John Clifford. Paul Rand said, “Visual communications of any kind, whether persuasive or informative, from billboards to birth announcements, should be seen as the embodiment of form and function: the integration of the beautiful and the useful.” It’s not only about how it looks, or how it works, but about how it looks and … [Link]

6 Key Strategies to Instantly Boost Your Freelance Business

Posted 13 days ago

This article has been contributed by Kristen Gramigna. Small decisions can mean big consequences. Every product you put out there can affect your brand. So have you given thought to what your work is saying about you? If you aren’t making the most of your business branding as a freelancer, it’s time to change something, because being successful as a … [Link]

Graphic Design Forums: A friendly forum for UK designers

Practice Breifs / test projects?

Posted 8 hours ago

Hey Guys!! I'me new to the forum, Ive been on a hunt recently for somewhere to get ideas for test briefs and fake projects and stuff. Do you know anywhere to get this sort of thing?? [Link]

Interviewing Madness

Posted 17 hours ago

As I often do, I attended an interview for a company. I only ever put my CVs to the top printing companies in the country – well why not? Might as well work for the biggest and the best and get some more money right? Anyway – I went to an interview today and I was going through my work and … [Link]

Part Time Design Jobs

Posted 17 hours ago

I’ve been freelancing full-time since 2010, before that I was working 2 days per week in an agency (which wasn't very good at all). Lately however, I'm thinking of looking for a part time design job again, say 2 days per week… except this time around I'd make sure it was at a half decent agency. Then I'd freelance the rest … [Link]


35 Best Premium Shopify Themes for E-commerce Web Shops

Posted 19 hours ago

Advertise here with BSALooking for a captivating layout to entice potential customers into your webshop? Well look no further than these brilliant Shopify ecommerce themes! Shopify is one of the safest content management systems that you could use to build an online store. Along with a manageable backend panel the entire website is often easy to customize with a unique theme. … [Link]

The Evolution of Code Free, Website Creation

Posted 4 weeks ago

Advertise here with BSA Designers, in general, are very interested in new gadgets, software, and any other shred of technological advancement that has the power to impact the way they perform their work. Today, graphic and web designers can depend on cloud software like Webydo, which does not require any technical coding skills, and helps design professionals create interesting websites using … [Link]

Mixing Artistic Ideas into your Web Design Workflow

Posted 4 weeks ago

Advertise here with BSAThere is a broad spectrum of designers who have never studied art yet still have the skills to create brilliant websites. Whether consciously or not, designers borrow a lot of aesthetic principles from the art world. Before digital interfaces old-world artisans would design objects like clothes, furniture, decorations, and these would follow very similar ideas. art easel pastels colors photo So what is … [Link]

Web Designer Wall – Design Trends and Tutorials

4 Fantastic Years of Themify + Giveaways

Posted 13 days ago

Four years ago, Darcy Clarke and I started Themify with a framework coded from scratch along with a few WordPress themes. Today, I'm happy to see Themify grew from a few themes to a large collection of responsive themes such as the Music theme, Fullpane, Event, Flatshop, Parallax, Magazine, Elemin, and the popular Builder plugin. […] [Link]

50 Business Cards That Are Way Too Creative To Ever Throw Away

Posted 15 days ago

Business cards used to be nothing more than plain and simple (and quite frankly, boring) pieces of card with a few contact details on. That was before creatives got involved, though, and completely changed the game. People started to realise the fantastic branding potential behind these little cards. We’ve already seen a number of beautiful […] [Link]

IconDock is Redesigned

Posted 11 weeks ago

IconDock has been a labour of love for me: thousands of people have purchased and used my icons in all sorts of projects. After so many years of the classic IconDock design, I decided to update the look and feel to reflect the current trends in web design that I follow, and give it a […] [Link]

Fuel Your Creativity

Is Crowdsourcing Crowding the Freelance Graphic Designer?

Posted 10 weeks ago

Over the past few years the demand for crowdsourcing services has skyrocketed. This is particularly true for the design industry where crowdsourcing platforms such as DesignCrowd offer a cost effective way for small to medium businesses, start-ups and even individuals to get graphic design services done with very little effort. The processes are managed completely online and the platform provides … [Link]

The Traditional Online Logo Design Service Can’t Keep Up! Crowdsourcing Steams Ahead

Posted 12 weeks ago

By Clancy Clarke The Traditional online logo design service is dead! There are no two ways about it – crowdsourcing design has disrupted the market, both from an agency point of view and for all those logo template sites. In 2014, using a design agency to create a bespoke logo for your company is outrageous! Just think about it, think … [Link]

How To: Create a Logo Contest and Be Amazed by the Results

Posted 13 weeks ago

By Clancy Clarke Getting a logo designed for your business can be a dauntingg task. There are a million factors to think about: Who do you get to design your logo? How do you want your logo to look and feel? What personality should the logo convey about your brand? Where will the logo be used? However, compared to the … [Link]

Six Revisions

Web Design Isn’t Just About Artistry

Posted 47 hours ago

Remember when web designers used to be total nerds? Back in the early 2000s, web design was a technical skill; just getting a site to function was considered an achievement in and of itself, and things like interface design, usability, and UX largely fell by the wayside. But times have changed. In the past few years, something magical has happened: … [Link]

A List of Free Public CDNs for Web Developers

Posted 9 days ago

Website speed is crucial for developing the best user experience possible, because, well, no one likes to wait for web pages to load. One of the simplest ways for improving the performance of a site is by serving page dependencies like JavaScript libraries and CSS frameworks via a public content delivery network (CDN). A public CDN is a web service … [Link]

How to Create a Fixed Navigation Bar

Posted 14 days ago

A fixed navigation bar, also referred to as a "sticky" navigation bar, is a toolbar that stays in place while the user is scrolling the web page. It’s a commonly-used site navigation design pattern for displaying a site’s main navigation menu, as well as other essential interface components such as a search box, social media buttons, and notifications. The design … [Link]

Web Design Ledger

Top 10 iPad Apps for Graphic Designers and Creatives

Posted 5 days ago

Advertise here with BSAThe number of technologies available today can blow one’s mind! The iPad, as one of the biggest Apple creations, has been a game changer for Web Designer in more than one way. This small device is a valuable tool for designers, allowing them to get work done on the go. With the help of drawing apps, the iPad … [Link]

20 Website Examples with Hamburger Icon Design You’ll Love

Posted 8 days ago

Advertise here with BSAThe hamburger icon is one of those UI features that are so old you could not even find an author. But after browsing the web for a while, it turned out that the hamburger icon comes from the Xerox Star personal worksection. It’s one of the earliest graphical user interfaces. Its designer, Norm Cox, designed system’s interface including … [Link]

10 Essential Elements of a Landing Page

Posted 14 days ago

Advertise here with BSAHave you ever come across a landing page that wouldn’t let you leave? Not because of engaging content, but because it physically stopped you from closing the window. That’s one way to capture attention, but definitely not the best way. And that’s not the type of landing page we’re discussing here. Instead of relying on scammy pop-up windows … [Link]

You The Designer

Funny and Honest Brand Slogans By Clif Dickens. The last one is SO true!

Posted 6 hours ago

Company image is very important especially for its customers. It should have a good feedback to make other people go to them. However, even the biggest brands have some qualities which do not exactly enhance their brand’s value. Clif Dickens, a graphic designer thought of a way on how to make fun of these famous global brands, replacing their original … [Link]

Tutorial Tuesday – Collage Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Posted 19 hours ago

Good day artists! In this issue of Tutorial Tuesday, You The Designer will show you how to create a collage photo manipulation artwork created by our resident graphic artist Romel Belga. Click on the button below to download all the resources you’ll need for this tutorial. download now Follow the step by step process below and try to recreate this awesome … [Link]

Keep Fresh, Stay Rad Typography Cards by Friends of Type

Posted 34 hours ago

These postcards are not only bold, refreshing and every bit a dream come true for every typography fan but it certainly beats the generic Hallmark card out of the competition. It seems that it is a great week to be a typography fan because after the typography calendar, Friends of Type has recently released their Keep Fresh, Stay Rad postcard … [Link]


30 Web Designs Featuring Looping Video Backgrounds

Posted 2 days ago

Looping video backgrounds is one of the fastest growing trends in web design. Ever since designers were given the ability to render video content in HTML5 we’ve seen motion pictures quickly take the place of static images in website headers and backgrounds. Today’s web design showcase features 30 great examples of sites featuring large looping video backgrounds. See how they … [Link]

Line25 Sites of the Week for August 22nd 2014

Posted 5 days ago

Line25 Sites of the Week is a weekly roundup of the most outstanding website designs that I stumble across during my every day browsing. In this week’s collection, we have designs from Bellroy, FF Mark, Semplice, Mougli and Target Ink. Bellroy View the website FF Mark View the website Semplice View the website Mougli View the website Target Ink View … [Link]

20 Web Designs with Prominent Email Signup Forms

Posted 9 days ago

Capturing a user’s contact details is high on the agenda of many web businesses these days, with email sign up forms being prominently displayed to visitors as soon as they land on their website. Sometimes these sign up forms require the user to enter their address in order to gain access to a tool or service, while others prompt visitors … [Link]


This Week in Fonts

Posted 9 days ago

A fast moving script by Process Type Foundry, a versatile sans from The Northern Block, a decorative serif by Zeune Ink, an energetic script from Sudtipos, a characterful grotesque by Commercial Type, a harmonious slab from Dada Studio, a comfortable sans by Font Bureau, a spirited grotesque from Latinotype, a condensed sans by MCKL, and a neutral face from Type … [Link]

Learning to Love letters!

Posted 20 days ago

I love letters. All kinds and types of letters: small, large, drawn, sketched, painted, rough, smooth, serif, sans serif, script, roman, italic, oblique, digitized, old and new, uppercase, lowercase, all materials and media, three dimensional… Yes, I love letters, except for those that are poorly or incorrectly proportioned. For those poor ugly letters, I feel pity and sadness. In the … [Link]

This Week in Fonts

Posted 5 weeks ago

A friendly brush script by Nikola Giacintová, a new classic from Jason Vandenberg, a flexible sans by Fatype, fluid & friendly structure from Latinotype, a new sans by Monotype, a multi-colored face from Underware, an elegant serif by FontFont, and a practical sans from Ludwig Type. Nikola Giacintová: Rukola Designed by Nikola Giacintová Rukola is a friendly brush script that … [Link]

Abduzeedo Design Inspiration – Design Inspiration & Tutorials

Three Word Advice

Posted 3 hours ago

Today we featured a fantastic artwork created by our friend Christopher Haines. This piece is titled Three Word Advice and it's a super cool mix of typography, 3D and photo manipulation with the text "Beware of Snakes". Christopher also shares a timelapse video of his design process in Cinema 4D, definitely worth checking it out. Christopher Haines is an Australian designer … [Link]

Daily Inspiration #1854

Posted 9 hours ago

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your images and inspiration to RAWZ via and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to Aldo … [Link]

Stylish Illustrations by Yaguete

Posted 10 hours ago

It’s great to see some fresh illustrations pieces around the web. Today we're featuring the work of Spanish artist Yago, aka Yaguete. He's got a sweet style worth checking out! Here you can see his pieces, which are pretty neat, but these are only a handful of his work. For the complete set, please visit his portfolio at DeviantART! He'll definitely … [Link] – Web Design & Development

How To Design Hover Effects for UI Elements in Photoshop

Posted 35 hours ago

Advertise here with BSADesigning in Adobe Photoshop is a different experience compared to building websites right in the browser. It requires an understanding of the various tools, effects, and positioning techniques. One major difference is how you would create interactions such as hover and click events. In this tutorial I want to demonstrate how you might go about designing interactive states … [Link]

20 of the Best Tools and Resources for Web Developers

Posted 7 days ago

Advertise here with BSALooking back 8 years it’s difficult to believe how much the Internet has changed in such a short period of time. Compared to webpages that used to take a good 5 minutes to completely load, today’s 3G reaches lightning speeds. The Internet has spread and developed incredibly fast, managing to attract billions of users over time. You can … [Link]

Building your Portfolio: Custom Website or Online Service?

Posted 9 days ago

Advertise here with BSADeciding when to launch your first portfolio online can be a challenge. It’s tough to know exactly when your work quality is good enough to share with others. Plus how should you get it out on the Internet? There are numerous methods and building your own custom website layout isn’t always the best choice. I’d like to share … [Link]

Vandelay Design

How To Wireframe iOS App Interfaces using Photoshop

Posted 2 hours ago

Much like building a website, mobile app design is a very detailed procedure. Although it may not be sociological rocket surgery(some might say otherwise) but even the best app designers will spend… Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog. [Link]

29 Best Podcasts for Freelance Graphic Designers

Posted 8 days ago

As a freelancer, I don’t get many opportunities to surround myself with similar creative minds to keep me sharp. While attending meet-ups and co-working can be great ways to engage with others, it… Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog. [Link]

40 Sets of Free Social Media Icons

Posted 19 days ago

Designers love free icon sets. Having quality icons can help to make a site's design look complete, and can also help with the usability of the site. Social media icons are some of the most commonly… Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog. [Link]


Inspiring Artwork Combining Geometry & Photography

Posted 2 days ago

There’s a certain style of art that really catches my attention in inspiration galleries where artists combine geometry and photography to produce striking images. I’m a big fan of using simple shapes to create interesting designs, but the combination with photos really helps create abstract artwork with intense colours and detail. Today’s showcase features 30 inspiring examples of this geometric … [Link]

Vintage Logo Mockups for Access All Areas Members

Posted 5 days ago

We have a new set of premium design resources for Access All Areas members today, courtesy of GraphicRiver author Yusof Mining. This pack of logo mockups includes 9 templates to present your identity & brand designs in style. With a focus on dusty old papers and washed out filters these mockups PSDs perfectly complement the vintage design style and give … [Link]

Beginner Illustrator Tutorial: Cute Baby Style Artwork

Posted 9 days ago

My wife and I are expecting a baby girl in a few months so our house is slowly filling up with everything cute and pink! Seeing the style of art used on the items we’ve collected for the nursery gave me a great idea for a beginner’s Illustrator tutorial, showing how stylish illustrations can be created using basic shapes and … [Link]

Web Design Blog | Magazine for Designers | RSS Feed

20 WordPress Calendar Plugins for Booking and Events Websites

Posted 21 hours ago

Do you have an events website or do you own a travel related business? Don’t you worry about creating your website or having a professional booking feature! We’ve got you covered! We know that creating an event involves a lot of details and complex things which must be managed properly in order for it to be a success. One of … [Link]

How to Use Overfow With CSS

Posted 46 hours ago

Overflow is useful when you have a div box in your html file with size defined. And you may have content below the div box and the content of the div box might overlap another box or content. In that case you need to use overflow. Follow the steps provided in this tutorial to use overflow with CSS. Steps to … [Link]

20 Great WordPress Widgets for Your Website

Posted 5 days ago

Most WordPress websites use widgets, some which come with the theme and others which are already found in the platform. Great WordPress widgets will make your website look better and also add some functionality to it. We searched for some of the coolest WordPress widgets you can use on your website. All of these WordPress widgets are premium-coded and have … [Link]


Lean UX – How to Apply Lean Principles to User Experience Design

Posted 6 months ago

Advertise here with BSAThe process of putting together a good user experience design has always been talked about as a deliverables-based practice where bureaucracy, specification documents, wireframes, mockups and site maps took the center stage. This deliverable based practice, meaning that everything, each step of the process, has to be delivered with proper timing and documentation, witch often demands a lot … [Link]

40 Brilliant Examples of Digital CG Concept Artwork

Posted 6 months ago

Advertise here with BSAConcept artwork is typically related to video game design. But it can also be very useful in other forms of media. There are many Hollywood movies, TV shows, video advertisements, and other projects which often hire concept artists. CG is typically thought of as 2D art while CGI is usually computer generated 3D effects. This gallery focuses around … [Link]

17 Themes for Your Wedding Day

Posted 6 months ago

Advertise here with BSAA growing trend for people in the digital age is to provide an online destination to feature their wedding. In doing so, you can provide your loved ones with a card that cannot be lost, and a scrapbook that can last a lifetime. In this post, I’ll share with you 17 wedding themes that will make your big … [Link]

Webdesigner Depot

50+ Minimal logos, past and present

Posted 24 hours ago

minimalist logos past and presentSimple and clean designs can sometimes have an even bigger impact than a logo that has a lot going on. Good use of form and negative space can go a long way toward creating a strong visual impression. Minimal logos can be easier for your customers to remember, too. Think of the simplicity of the Pepsi logo and how recognizable that … [Link]

The best free WordPress plugins for September 2014

Posted 2 days ago

Plugins, plugins, and more plugins! We’re back with another roundup of WordPress extensions that might be just what you need for your next project. Or they might just make you marvel at the sort of things people can make. This month’s selection is eclectic to say the least. We’ve got new features designed for non-coders, a file manager, and better IFTT … [Link]

Our favorite tweets of the week: August 18, 2014 – August 24, 2014

Posted 3 days ago

Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent … [Link]

Smashing Magazine

Dropbox’s Carousel Design Deconstructed (Part 1)

Posted 19 hours ago

Many of today’s hottest technology companies, both large and small, are increasingly using the concept of the minimum viable product (MVP) as way to iteratively learn about their customers and develop their product ideas. By focusing on an integral set of core functionality and corresponding features for product development, these companies can efficiently launch and build on new products. While … [Link]

How I Built The One Page Scroll Plugin

Posted 44 hours ago

Scrolling effects have been around in web design for years now, and while many plugins are available to choose from, only a few have the simplicity and light weight that most developers and designers are looking for. Most plugins I’ve seen try to do too many things, which makes it difficult for designers and developers to integrate them in their … [Link]

Ways To Avoid Overwhelming Users: Lessons Learned From My High-School Teachers

Posted 5 days ago

High school. I won’t lie: I did not have the highest grades in my graduating class. Some classes and lessons were so poorly designed and delivered that I would frequently become frustrated and fatigued and would ultimately shut down. The contents of the lessons would just wash over me. The experience wasn’t pleasant, and the results were obvious from my … [Link]


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