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  • Business
    Freelancing 911: Turn Your Business Around with Warm Calls and E-mails Warm emails
    This past July, I outlined a five-step process that I’m using to turn my business around. My July article covered cold calls and e-mails, and I suggest having it open in a separate browser window while you read this one. The same five-step process can be used for warm calls and e-mails. To recap, here’s the process: Create your Ideal Client Profile Find leads lists Script your calls Make the calls Have a follow-up system Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create Your Own Color Separations in Adobe IllustratorPreview
    After you create vector artwork for t-shirt printing, there is one more major step the printer has to perform before printing. This additional step is something that everyone has heard of, but very few have tried. It is called color separations. It's crucial that you learn how to color separate before your artwork is compromised. Let's learn how!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Peter Jaworowski InterviewP
    Peter Jaworowski is a professional graphics designer who is extremely fluent in Photoshop. Peter specializes in advertisements for some of the biggest companies around, and in this interview Peter gives advice to all designers on how to properly put your work out there to be able to land the type of jobs that he has. This interview looks into the life and process of being a professional designer.Read More…
  • Code
    Getting Started With CakePHP200x200
    CakePHP is an open-source framework for PHP intended to make developing, deploying and maintaining applications much easier. CakePHP offers many useful design patterns, such as the Model-View-Controller pattern, seen in other popular frameworks like Ruby On Rails. The CakePHP framework also provides a slew of valuable reusable libraries for dealing with common tasks. An example is "Inflector" (a routine that takes a string and handles pluralization).Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Mix Cool Retro Curves Into Photographs13
    I'm a huge fan of James White's work. I love the way he plays with geometric elements and colors. It gives a retro feeling to the design, but at the same time he uses a modern approach. In an interview, he mentioned that he uses a Flash script to generate the vector shapes. Then he does the rest of the job in Illustrator and Photoshop. Well, inspired by James's designs, I decided to figure out my own way of creating that type of effect in Photoshop. In this tutorial, I show you how to mix cool retro geometric shapes into your photos - FabioRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Watercolour / Ink Blot Effect10
    A simple and cool effect to make your photos look like they have been painted / made out of an ink/watercolour mark.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating a Rocking Silhouette in Photoshop - Screencast4
    If you've ever wanted to shine in the spotlight, try this tutorial. It shows you how to create a silhouette of a person taken from a normal photo, adding colorful light to it as if the light source is located behind this object - Ben MerckxRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Grungy Poster in Photoshop - Screencast3
    In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a sort of grunge poster. We will learn how to make some elements look a bit dirty, create textures, and add some depths to the elements using shadows and blend modes - FabioRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Spectacular Concept Art in Photoshop - Screencast2
    Creating conceptual work can be fun and relies heavily on your imagination. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to combine stock photographs to create a stunning effect that can be easily reproduced to work with almost any combination of images - Jonny McGurnRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography1
    Last week we published our 10th Wallpaper of the Week. It was an awesome typography design from Ginger Monkey Design called Compassion. What I really liked about that design was how they mixed some "frilly bits" with the typeface to create an outstanding piece of work. I decided to create a tutorial showing how to do that as well - FabioRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    T9 Creative DoodlesPreview
    Photoshop Version: CS2Size: Around 500pxNo. in set: 19License: Use freelyRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    T9 Dirty BrushesPreview
    Photoshop Version: CS2Size: Around 1800pxNo. in set: 8License: Use freelyRead More…