10 Websites Where You Can Get Free Stock Photos

10 Websites Where You Can Get Free Stock Photos

This list of free stock photo websites offers you a wide variety of options for finding stock photography images you can use in your design projects, blogs and other situations requiring graphics. An important note: Always read the licensing terms of the image you wish to use to determine how to use it appropriately.

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How to Give Your Photos a Retro Effect with Photoshop

How to Give Your Photos a Retro Effect with Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to apply a retro effect to your photos. We’ll use adjustment layers, Photoshop brushes, the Gradient Tool, the Brush Tool, Photoshop filters, etc. to mimic the colors, light leaks, film edge burns, overexposure and other characteristics of an old, retro photograph.

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Pinterest Boards for Designers to Follow

Pinterest Boards for Designers to Follow

There are thousands of Pinterest boards, and in this roundup, I’d like to share just a few of the finest in some central design-related categories like typography, logos, infographics, and more. Whether you’re new to Pinterest or already a seasoned veteran, these 24 design-related boards are definitely worth following.

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10 Free Sans Serif Fonts to Download

10 Free Sans Serif Fonts to Download

Sans serif fonts can help you create a modern and professional theme in your design projects. If you’re looking for some fonts to add to your collection, take a look at these free sans serif fonts.

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10 Infographics That Will Teach You About Typography

10 Infographics That Will Teach You About Typography

Typography is a crucial component of great designs involving text, so knowing as much as you can about it is an important step to becoming a great designer. This roundup of infographics will help you discover new and interesting things (as well as reinforce and reiterate stuff you already know) about typography.

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30 Beautiful Landing Pages Optimized for Converting Visitors into Users

30 Beautiful Landing Pages Optimized for Converting Visitors into Users

Landing pages are web pages that primarily serve to convince site visitors to take an action (such as signing up for an account, buying a product, etc.) For inspiration, have a look at these 30 beautiful and well-designed landing pages. The landing pages featured in this showcase provide potential users with compelling information and calls-to-action about the featured product or service.

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Winners of SnackTools VIP Memberships

Winners of SnackTools VIP Memberships

Recently, we hosted a giveaway of 3 VIP memberships to SnackTools which will be valid for 1 year and are worth $168 each. In this post, I’d like to let you know who the 3 lucky winners are.

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10 Tips for Doing Well in Design Interviews

10 Tips for Doing Well in Design Interviews

Creativity is a rare beast. It’s a blessing if you’re born with it, a feat of accomplishment if you can learn it, and an act of kindness if you teach it. Right now, the pool of great designers is stocked with those just getting started in their careers and those who are looking to move on to more interesting opportunities. No matter what your reason is for seeking a creative career, or how great your work is, I’d like to share some tips and tricks that can help you ace your job interviews.

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30 Websites That Use Beautiful Large Photo Backgrounds

30 Websites That Use Beautiful Large Photo Backgrounds

Using a big photo for a website’s background has become a popular trend. When used effectively, photos can bring a captivating design component to your site. The following are 30 excellent examples of websites that creatively use large photos as a background.

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Winners of Joomla Templates from TemplateMonster

Winners of Joomla Templates from TemplateMonster

We ran a giveaway of three premium Joomla templates courtesy of TemplateMonster. In this post, we’d like to let you know who the three lucky Design Instruct readers (who’ve won themselves a Joomla template of their choice) are.

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Responsive Web Design for The Enterprise

Responsive Web Design for The Enterprise

Unless you’ve been chained to a cubicle wall or have been perpetually stuck in endless meetings the last year, you’ve probably read about the explosion in Internet-enabled mobile devices. You might have even seen some statistics, like how 85% of people expect the experience on their device/smartphone to be at least as good as, or better than, the experience on their desktop/laptop computer.

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Giveaway: 3 SnackTools VIP Memberships for NotifySnack

Giveaway: 3 SnackTools VIP Memberships for NotifySnack

The makers of NotifySnack, a useful tool for adding prominent notifications and messages on your websites, is giving away 3 VIP memberships (good for one year) to the SnackTools suite of web applications (which includes NotifySnack, their newest addition) — a prize worth $168. Read this post to learn how you can win one of these VIP memberships.

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