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.
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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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.
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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Less is more. To see this statement in action, check out these beautiful examples of minimalist web designs.
Upon looking at these posters created by Malleus – a trio of Italian artists devoted to rock music – one will no doubt be impressed by their amazing artwork but also by the fact that each every poster they produce are all handprinted, unique masterpieces.
iOS 7 is one of the most talked about topics on the Internet now. This iteration on the beloved Apple mobile OS promises big changes to its users. We could not wait until it came out, so we decided to create a free vector icon set that looks like the new flat design style that iOS 7 has. Enjoy this freebie!
Flat design is popular right now. Examples of flat design are cropping up all over the Web. This trend looks like it will be around for a while. If you are looking for flat design icon sets then you have hit the mother lode: I present to you 20 beautiful icon sets in the flat design style for your consideration. You will discover thousands of free flat icons in this design resource roundup.
When one thinks of underwater photography, images of fish and corals and scuba gear tend to populate the mind. Ilse Moore’s work, however, takes underwater photography in an entirely different direction. Her fine art work is taking photography to new heights (or in this case, new depths).