How to Create 3D Anaglyph Images in Photoshop

How to Create 3D Anaglyph Images in Photoshop

3D has penetrated most of our visual spaces, from movies and games, to TV sets and handheld devices. What once was thought to be a gimmicky novelty shown in state fairs and theme parks, 3D has now gained a whole new following of artists and creators experimenting to find new ways to implement it in their own work. If nothing else, it’s also just a fun effect to do!

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Giveaway: Free Website Hosting for 3 Years on iPage (worth $269)

Giveaway: Free Website Hosting for 3 Years on iPage (worth $269)

We’re giving away 1 free web hosting account for 3 years to the winner of this giveaway. The website hosting we’re giving away will be on iPage, a web hosting company that makes it easy for anyone to get a website up quickly. Need a website? Read on!

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The Winner of Webydo (Online Web Design Software) Lifetime Membership

The Winner of Webydo (Online Web Design Software) Lifetime Membership

We partnered up with Webydo, a professional web suite that enables graphic designers to create and manage exceptional HTML websites without writing code, to give out a lifetime subscription to their awesome online web design software. Learn who the lucky Design Instruct reader is in this post.

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GIMP is Not a Photoshop Alternative

GIMP is Not a Photoshop Alternative

GIMP, a free and open source image editing software, is often considered by some to be an alternative for Adobe Photoshop. This is not true. GIMP has never projected itself as a Photoshop alternative, and comparing free software to a mammoth and costly one is, obviously, unfair.

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A Designer’s Advice to Internet Entrepreneurs

A Designer’s Advice to Internet Entrepreneurs

Having been a designer in more than a few web startups, I have a thing or two to say to potential online entrepreneurs. If you think you’ve heard it before, well, hold that thought until you hear it from a designer’s perspective.

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5 Typical Mistakes All Freelancers Should Avoid

5 Typical Mistakes All Freelancers Should Avoid

Something every freelancer learns quickly is that designing is just a small part of the job description.

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30 Great Examples of Minimalism in Web Designs

30 Great Examples of Minimalism in Web Designs

There’s a certain sophistication to designs that only use the bare minimum elements — nothing less, nothing more. In this showcase, you’ll get to see some great website designs that beautifully demonstrate the concept of minimalism.

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Incredible Illustrations Done on Scratchboard

Incredible Illustrations Done on Scratchboard

Scratchboard illustrations have been around for quite a while. They have been used since the early 1800′s in newspapers and posters for their ability to retain fine lines and detail. Today, artists are still using scratchboard illustrations for these same qualities while also combining them newer techniques and ideas. Check out some of these scratchboard illustrations we found that are sure to inspire you.

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Free Faded Vintage Effects Lightroom Presets

Free Faded Vintage Effects Lightroom Presets

These Lightroom presets will give your photos a faded and vintage look. They have just the right amount of contrast and color saturation that brings us back to those good old film days.

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Giveaway: Subscriptions to Oogwave Collaboration Web App

Giveaway: Subscriptions to Oogwave Collaboration Web App

Design Instruct has partnered up with Oogwave – a cloud-based collaboration software company – to give our readers a chance to win one of two lifetime subscriptions to Oogwave.

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Adobe’s Bold New Move

Adobe’s Bold New Move

Adobe is not often known as a controversial company. In fact, other than the Flash vs. Apple conflict in 2010, there really isn’t much that pops into my mind that causes a lot of uproar with Adobe. This is important to take into consideration, considering they control some of the most important applications in web development, design, and video.

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A Look at Beautiful Typography in Print Designs

A Look at Beautiful Typography in Print Designs

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but when you have to be economical with your design space, you may not have room for either. In some cases (such as when you’re designing for print media), you only have the opportunity to use a few words to make an impact on your audience.

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