Callum Chapman
Callum Chapman is a self-employed blogger, author, graphic designer and illustrator. He is the founder of Circlebox Blog, and is also the founder & co-owner of DesignGiveaways.com, a design blog dedicated to giving cool products away! Drop him a line at Twitter!
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  • Design & Illustration
    A Little Bit Dirty: Brilliant Grunge Design TutorialsPreview
    The use of grungy textures in Photoshop-based print and web design is a popular trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon. That is why today we have selected some of the best grungy Photoshop tutorials to help you make simple edits to your boring photographs, to make your photos look dirty and grungy, or to even make professional photo manipulations in the grunge style.Read More…
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    Into the Wild: Awesome Animal Photo-ManipulationsPreview
    Animals have always been a part of both traditional and digital photo-manipulations and collages. A trend that is especially popular is replacing human heads with those of other animals, or simply changing some of the elements of a human face or even adding something extra. Some perfect named examples of this are the centaur (a cross between a human and a horse) and a minotaur (cross between a human and a bull). As with anything, these trends have developed over the years and with the likes of digital software such as Photoshop we have the ability to be much more creative, doing things that we never used to be able to do before. This post showcases an awesome collection of animal photo-manipulations, followed by a small selection of great tutorials.Read More…
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    Inspiration: Awesome Nature-Themed ArtPreview
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    Nature is something that inspires all artists, designers and photographers on a day-to-day basis. Wherever it is you work, rest or play, there will always be nature around you, and whether you intend to or not it's always going to influence you in one way or another. This round-up of nature-themed Photoshop artwork is sure to get your creative heads buzzing!Read More…
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    Inspiration: Wonderful Watercolor WebsitesPreview
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    This article showcases 30+ stunning web designs that make use of the incredible watercolor effect. The showcase is followed up with a small selection of links sharing a few tutorials and watercolor textures and brushes that you can use in your own designs.Read More…
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    Beyond the Boring Rectangle: Fantastic Die-Cut Business CardsPreview
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    Many people completely overlook business cards when starting up their new company, mainly due to the capabilities of social networking on the world wide web. However, traditional networking is still a very valuable source when looking for new customers and clients, and the best way to network in the "real world" is by word of mouth. In most cases family members, friends and other members of the public forget about new start-up companies (which is unfortunate), therefore they need something to remember you by. You guessed it: a business card. If you want potential customers/clients to hold on to your business card, it needs to stand out from the crowd; it needs to be something special. This amazing compilation showcases some of the freshest die-cutting trends used in business cards - so get your thinking cap on and start designing your business card now. After all, it is likely the most powerful piece of card your company will ever see.Read More…
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    Inspiration: Fantastic Logos Across the Color SpectrumPreview
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    One of the biggest uses of Illustrator has always been and most probably always will be logo design. All good corporate image design relies on a great composition and superb typography - this isn't as easy as it sounds. It takes hours of sketching, hours of mocking and even hours finishing the final touches. To even get to that stage you need to know what you're doing and do plenty of research into the industry to find out what works and what doesn't for certain companies. To help inspire you for your future logo projects we have compiled a collection of eighty stunning typographic logos. The logos are categorized into colors with some brief explanations on color meanings in logos. We want to know what your favorite logos are, so let us know in the comments section at the bottom of this post!Read More…
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    A Myriad of Vintage Grunge Patterns From Across the WebPreview
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    Patterns can be used in almost any style of graphic and web design. They have many purposes, from being used as backgrounds to being used to touch up vector files that look just a little too clean. For that reason we have rounded-up and compiled a huge collection of over 450 free and premium patterns from various different websites for you to use in your personal and commercial projects.Read More…
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    Inspiration: 35 Wonderful Website HeadersPreview
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    Website headers are a very important aspect of any web design, whether the website is a blog, a portfolio, an informational site or even an online store. It is, along with the logo, one of the first things a new user will see when visiting your website. Your website, just like a human-being, should have a personality; the best way to "present" your website's personality is via the header design. This allows the visitor to quickly determine not only the quality of the site, but if the content is something they think they will enjoy. This post showcases 35 awesome header designs to help inspire you for your next web design project. All of the showcased headers capture the attention of their target audience incredibly well, therefore keeping them on the website for a longer period of time. And let us know what your favorite header is in the comments!Read More…
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    Fantastic Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movie Poster Inspiration, 1925 to 2010Preview
    Science Fiction posters are quite often the most interesting - it gives designers great opportunities to experiment with things they don't usually experiment with on a day-to-day basis, such as futuristic lighting and unusual compositions. This post showcases ninety-nine sci-fi movie posters in total, starting with The Lost World from 1925, right the way through to Disney's Tron Legacy which is due for release mid-December at the end of this year.Read More…
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    Massive Collection of Over 1,000 Floral Photoshop BrushesPreview
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    Floral and Ornate patterns are very popular in the design world, their vintage yet elegant and modern feel makes them perfect to use for so many different projects. To make your life easier, we've collected over 60 brush sets, in total including over 1,000 single brushes! What are you favorites sets? We'd love to know!Read More…
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    An Awesome Caravan of Winter Themed ArtworkPreview
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    Winter is here and the days are getting colder and colder. As designers, whether on purpose or not, we all tend to get inspired by what's going on outside the window. Ice and snow particularly play a big role when inspiring creatives all over the world, and ultimately inspire us to bring winter themed ideas to life. We have collected some great print and advertisement design work. With it we have compiled this beautiful showcase. Do you get inspired by the wintery weather? Let us know!Read More…
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    Inspiration: 60+ Vintage Automobile AdsPreview
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    We all love vintage design - it's a great source of inspiration, and we all enjoy seeing how technology has developed over the decades. I have collected and compiled a huge (62 advertisements in total) showcase of vintage car magazine advertisements and posters. Many styles and trends have been used throughout the years in car advertisement design, from simple black and white illustrations to beautiful watercolor paintings and great photography to clear, bold typography. The advertisements are displayed by the car make/brand in alphabetical order. What's your favorite?Read More…