Giveaway: $99 Worth of Stock Photos on TheAdStock

Giveaway: $99 Worth of Stock Photos on TheAdStock

We’ve partnered up with TheAdStock — a recently-launched site providing high quality images/photos — to give two lucky Design Instruct readers 100 points (worth $99) that they can use on TheAdStock. Read on to see how you can win one of these excellent prizes!

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Typography Inspiration: May 2012

Typography Inspiration: May 2012

Today, we’ve compiled some amazing typographic designs done by some very talented artists! We love seeing the new ideas that artists are coming up with and we like it even more when they apply it to words! Check them out. Enjoy!

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Humor in Design

Humor in Design

Humor is a funny thing (puns!). It manifests differently in every person and culture and yet it elicits the same emotional reaction within all of us: laughter and amusement. That is why humor is such an effective tool in communication. Often, we’ll see something clever or funny or “LOL-worthy” and automatically, we have a positive feeling about what we’ve just seen which is why humor is used throughout most of the creative arts.

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Winners of UPrinting Die-Cut Business Cards

Winners of UPrinting Die-Cut Business Cards

We recently ran a giveaway of five sets of 250 business cards with free shipping from the awesome folks at UPrinting to be handed out to five lucky Design Instruct participants. Read this post to discover who the winners are.

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Mixed Grunge: Texture Pack

Mixed Grunge: Texture Pack

This free texture pack contains 7 unique mixed grunge textures that can be used in a variety of situations. These textures are perfect when you need to add some grit and grime to your designs, but can also come in handy to add more subtle texture using Photoshop’s different blend modes. This freebie is brought to you by Design Panoply.

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Font Collection: Thin and Light

Font Collection: Thin and Light

Ultra light or “hairline” fonts lend your designs a very delicate and luxurious feel. However, since these types of fonts usually have very small line weights, most of them are only useful in display sizes. The free fonts featured here all are very thin and light weight and we’re sure you’ll find amazing uses for them!

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Watercolor Splashes: Texture Pack

Watercolor Splashes: Texture Pack

Today, we have a really great freebie for you guys! It’s springtime and for some reason, springtime always reminds me of watercolors so I decided to make these high resolution textures for you to use in your various design endeavors. Check them out. Enjoy!

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30 Beautiful Gray Web Designs for Inspiration

30 Beautiful Gray Web Designs for Inspiration

Gray is such a versatile color. Lighter shades of gray can be used to make a web design look elegant, clean and professional. Darker shades of gray can make a web design look bold and edgy. In this showcase, you’ll see 30 beautiful websites that use gray as a principle color.

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Finding Creative Inspiration When You Need It the Most

Finding Creative Inspiration When You Need It the Most

Most of the time, creativity is a hard fire to get started. Then there are the times when it’s like trying to light a wet match; when getting started or getting unstuck on a project is just next to impossible. You’ve sat down, you know what needs to get done, but your mind is just blank or filled with useless ideas. We’ve all been there.

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Giveaway: Die-Cut Business Cards from UPrinting

Giveaway: Die-Cut Business Cards from UPrinting

In this giveaway, we’re giving away five sets of 250 die-cut business cards with free shipping from UPrinting, a top-notch company that provides online printing services. Read on to see how you can be one of the five lucky winners!

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30 Amazing Illustrations to Inspire

30 Amazing Illustrations to Inspire

We love illustrators here at Design Instruct! We love seeing their ideas come to life on paper and it inspires us to no end. It’s like witnessing the artist’s imagination at work. For this showcase, we’ve collected some really interesting pieces for you to feast your eyes on. Enjoy.

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Rough Concrete Tiles: Texture Pack

Rough Concrete Tiles: Texture Pack

We’ve got a really interesting freebie texture pack for you guys! This texture pack contains 12 very high-resolution textures found under some tile work. Check them out. We think you’ll just love these! Enjoy.

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