Posts from March, 2011

3 Pixmac $199 Subscriptions for Premium Members

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Pixmac have kindly arranged to give away three of their $199 one month subscriptions to their whole library of stock photos and illustrations to Access All Areas members. They are here to be the fastest, most usable and reliable microstock agency out there, anywhere in the image marketplace. So if you’re looking for best picture or just trying to sell your best shot, Pixmac is your perfect tool, with accurate search results and lots of help for you at every step.

Why People Love & Hate Me in the Design Community

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This week I thought I’d switch things up from my usual tutorial posts and publish something more along the lines of an opinionated article. This topic in particular is something I’ve had in mind for a while so I’ve eventually got round to jotting down my thoughts. Hopefully this little article will give some insight into my life behind my blogs and maybe even give some inspiration or advice.

How To Build a Stylish Portfolio Web Design Concept

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This tutorial covers part one of a multi-part series where we’ll go through the process of building a stylish design portfolio website. In this particular article we’ll create the visual concept and overall design concept in Photoshop, using various effects, blending modes and layer styles to create all the detailed elements of the design.

How To Create a Colorful Abstract Poster in Illustrator

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Follow this step by step tutorial to create a colourful and vibrant abstract poster design. We’ll create a series of tessellating shapes using Illustrator’s Pathfinder tool, then begin adding colour swatches and gradients to bring the design to life. To finish the poster off, we’ll then import it into Photoshop to add some polish in the form of subtle textures.