The Art & Design Inspiration Fix pulls together a collection of my favourite graphical images that I’ve come across over the past week to give you a fix of creative inspiration. This week we have designs from Rik Oostenbroek, Matt Edwards, Nathan Winter, Jonny Wan and Alex Perez.
Posts from June, 2012
There’s plenty of standard texture files available for use in your designs, but good quality seamless or repeating textures are much more difficult to find. This post rounds up a huge collection of useful seamless texture files, including paper, metal, concrete, fabric and good old grungy resources. Being tileable means these textures will repeat to fill an infinite space, which makes them perfect for backgrounds in your website designs.
Anyone in the online design community probably needs no introduction to PSD2HTML. Since 2005 they have pioneered the PSD to HTML conversion service and have produced code for the likes of Microsoft, Toyota and Nike. PSD2HTML have kindly arranged a giveaway of two prizes for Access All Areas members; $400 and $300 worth of services to allow you to have your own designs hand crafted into beautiful HTML code.
Everyone loves photo effects, especially those that are super easy to create and really transform your photos. Today we’re going to take a look at retouching a photo to create a cool cinematic movie effect with high contrast and blueish tones.
In this week’s question time video I talk about the different image file formats available when designing websites and when you should use each one. Plus, I share my choice of font management application to help you arrange, control and sort your ever growing font collection.
Every place on Earth has its own cultural influence that can be a great source of inspiration for a Designer. This post showcases a range of typographic designs that capture the character of various cities, states and countries from around the world.