Giveaway Winner: 2 Banners and 1 Landing Page Design from RightBanners

Giveaway Winner: 2 Banners and 1 Landing Page Design from RightBanners

We recently ran a giveaway of 2 banners and 1 landing page design with HTML/CSS from RightBanners, a trusted online service that provides top-notch web banner and landing page designs. We had many Design Instruct readers who participated in the giveaway, and in this post, we announce the lucky winner.

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Giveaway Winners: PSD to HTML Conversion Services from PSDgator

Giveaway Winners: PSD to HTML Conversion Services from PSDgator

We recently ran a giveaway of PSD to HTML conversion services from PSDgator, a premier web development company who specializes in HTML/CSS and WordPress coding services. We had many Design Instruct readers participate in the giveaway, and in this post, we reveal the lucky winners.

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Create Metal Text Effect Using Photoshop Actions

Create Metal Text Effect Using Photoshop Actions

What if you could create a great looking metal text effect quickly and repeat the process even quicker? Well, with the magic of Photoshop Actions we can recreate a metal effect using a logo or text in just moments with the push of a button. In this tutorial, we are going to add a metal effect to our text while recording the commands with Photoshop Actions. When we’re done, you can recreate the metal effect by simply pressing ‘Play’ in the Actions panel.

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Destroying Old Ideas to Make Room for New Ones

Destroying Old Ideas to Make Room for New Ones

In a moment of introspection over the weekend, I came to a rather stark realization about the lengths we go through to keep our creations in perpetuity. I examined my views on my own creative efforts and what I do to preserve every bit of control I have over them. Did I like what I saw? The short answer is no.

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Weekend Project: Sketchbook Treasures

Weekend Project: Sketchbook Treasures

The weekend, for most people, is a time to relax, unwind, and do things that aren’t necessarily convenient to do during the workweek. For us, at Design Instruct, the weekends offer an opportunity to have a little more fun than usual.

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Introducing: The Best of Design Instruct eBooks

Introducing: The Best of Design Instruct eBooks

When we launched Design Instruct a little over 2 years ago, we had one goal in mind: to publish top quality creative content for artists so that they may do great things with their talent and creativity. Our tutorials were just the beginning.

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20 Typography Designs for Inspiration: March 2012

20 Typography Designs for Inspiration: March 2012

We love typography here at Design Instruct and we’re always glad to see the new ideas artists are working on. Here’s just a few pieces that caught our eye.

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Announcement: The Best of Design Instruct eBooks

Announcement: The Best of Design Instruct eBooks

Over the last month or so, we’ve been working hard putting together an amazing collection of tutorials to be made available for download here on Design Instruct. The most beautiful, most loved, and most informative tutorials we’ve published will now be available in 2 volumes in various eBook formats so you can read and learn anywhere.

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Giveaway: Banners and HTML/CSS Landing Page

Giveaway: Banners and HTML/CSS Landing Page

We have partnered up with RightBanners, a trusted online service provider of banners and landing pages, to give one lucky Design Instruct reader not one but two banners and a landing page design with HTML/CSS. The package is valued at $296.

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Rethinking: Competition in Creativity

Rethinking: Competition in Creativity

We all have experience with competition. We look at our peers’ work and we evaluate if we’re better or if they’re better and then we act accordingly. Competition is good because it forces any self-respecting creative professional to always sharpen their creative edge which is ultimately great for the creative industries in general because we’ll always be producing better and better work.

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5 Easy Steps to Optimize Your Images in Photoshop

5 Easy Steps to Optimize Your Images in Photoshop

Image optimization is critical in providing the fastest load time for your users. May it be a personal blog or a business you are running online, the fact is that images are – in most cases – an important aspect of the content of your site. Therefore, it is important that your images are properly optimized without sacrificing too much of the quality. In this quick and simple tutorial, I’ll show you how you can reduce the size of your images in Photoshop with 5 easy steps and use Actions to batch process your images automatically.

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Lightroom Presets: High-Contrast Monotone

Lightroom Presets: High-Contrast Monotone

Ah yes. Lightroom presets. They are a great way to make your photography workflow faster and more consistent. I take a lot of photos, which is why I know how valuable presets can be to a photographer. Today, we give you 3 great high contrast monotone Lightroom presets for your photographic pleasure. Have fun.

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