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One of the great things about design is that you can use our imagination to break free from the norm by rewriting the laws of physics.
The ads in this post feature impossible compositions that cause the viewer to question the laws of the universe while bringing an extra dimension of wonder to our world.
Impossible Gravity Defying Ads »
The original intention of Twitter was to announce to your friends and family, in 140 characters or less, what you were doing, as you were doing it.
Nowadays, people have found tons of different uses for this social media site that answers the question "What’s Happening?"
Here are 10 tips for using Twitter to help you network, find jobs, and/or build your business.
10 Great Tips for Using Twitter as a Designer »
Most designers don’t particularly enjoy the financial side of running a business, but handling it properly is a necessary part of being a freelancer or running a design agency. The financial side of the business includes invoicing clients, and in this article you’ll look at some tips and best practices for invoicing.
15 Invoicing Tips for Designers and Freelancers »
It's becoming more and more common for potential employers to simply request a link to your website, rather than a sheet of paper. Net Tuts+ showcases 5 amazing templates from there Theme Forest resource web site.
5 Examples of Beautiful Resume/CV Templates »
This is a showcase of some of the most creative and funny job ads that recruiters are using to get your attention.
117 Funniest Creative Job and Recruitment Ads »
In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to create an Old and Stained Newspaper Icon from scratch. You will learn some basic to intermediate techniques in Photoshop such as making use of brushes, textures, masking, the burn tool and a lot more.
Create an Old and Stained Newspaper Icon in Photoshop »
As Mark Boulton so eloquently puts it “Whitespace,” or “negative space” is the space between elements in a composition. More specifically, the space between major elements in a composition is “macro whitespace.” Micro whitespace, is—yes, you’ve guessed it—the space between smaller elements: between list items, between a caption and an image, or between words and letters. The itty-bitty stuff.
White space can make or break a web design and this showcase features websites that successfully and effectively make use of whitespace.
Great Uses Of White Space »
Good designers know that using the right tools not only increases their efficiency but also improves the quality of their work. Good tools can help reduce repetition and allow you to focus on what matters – the design.
In this post there are 50 of the best tools for web designers – these have all received high acclaim in the design community, and for good reason.
50 Free Tools Every Designer Will Love »
This demo is amazing, it really is.
When the light is turned on, the position and opacity of the logo shadow will change dynamically, depending on the position and distance of the light bulb. Don't forget to drag the logo and/or the light bulb around.
Have fun playing around with this demo!
Dynamic PNG Shadow Position & Opacity – by Daniel Kurdoghlian »
Mozilla's new Firefox 3.6 is about 15% faster than its predecessor, Firefox 3.5, but still is a slowpoke compared to the current speed demons, Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome, benchmark tests show.
Mozilla revs up Firefox 3.6 speed by 15% »
Matte painting plays a major role in today’s films. The first known matte painting shot was made in 1907 by Norman Dawn (ASC), you can see how the traditional matte painting evolved from “The Wizard Of Oz” to the ground breaking “Avatar”. In this tutorial you'll be shown some techniques in matte painting to create a distressed surreal cityscape.
Matte Painting: Create A Distressed Surreal Cityscape »
In this article you’ll explore how user experience professionals and designers are using storytelling to create compelling experiences that build human connections.
Better User Experience With Storytelling – Part One »
Textures are great for giving the design a more realistic look and feel but should be used with caution. Adding too much texture risk making the design too messy and it easily becomes a bit grungeish.
This post brings 25 sites with different use of textures for your inspiration.
25 Website Designs with Great use of Textures »
We all have shortcuts that are essential to our daily workflow. A majority of them are staples such as Copy (Command + C) and Paste (Command + V), but occasionally we stumble upon a shortcut we wish we’d learned years ago. Suddenly, this simple shortcut has streamlined our process and shaved quite a bit of time off our day. Collected here are some lesser known but extremely useful shortcuts. Many of these are not documented in the “Keyboard Shortcuts” menu, and some of them don’t even have equivalent menu options.
Mastering Photoshop: Unknown Tricks and Time-Savers »
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