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