Designers have certain traits that those who choose a different profession don’t have, or aren’t motivated to acquire or learn. I’d like to share to you traits that I’ve repeatedly seen in designers from all over the world.
Here, we have some really interesting distressed wall textures to give to you for free. They’re perfectly weathered, and they have been baking under the tropical sun for quite a while. We hope you enjoy these textures and find them useful in your personal and commercial projects. All these texture files are huge at 3,000px-wide, and are set a high resolution.
We recently ran a giveaway for a free web hosting account on Bluehost lasting for 3 years. Bluehost is one of the most popular and (in my personal opinion) one of the best shared web hosting providers out there. Please read this post to find out who the winner is.
Magical things can happen when you take everyday office items and you apply a healthy dose of imagination and skill. Just ask David Perez who creates hyper-expressive portraits using only ballpoint pens.
You’ll discover an abundance of free Photoshop PSDs available on the Web; you just have to look at the right places. PSDs can speed up your design process, and are great sources for learning new Photoshop techniques by studying other people’s work. In this post you’ll read about my top 10 favorite websites for finding free PSDs.
We’re giving out 10 free Personal licenses to the most recent version of Flame Painter — an innovative painting software application that lets you quickly create beautiful paintings and artwork. The software developers just released version 2.0 last month. This is your chance to get your hands on the most recent iteration (which is version 2.0.5 at the moment) on this wonderful app. Each license is worth $29.99 — read on to see how you can win one for free.
For the first time in more than ten years, PC sales are expected to see a significant decrease from the prior year. In a new age where tablets and smartphones are performing the same duties as our PCs and Macs, we’re seeing the face of the Internet change. Predictions show that, by 2014, mobile will be the dominant form of web browsing. The Web has responded. The answer? Responsive Web Design.
Earlier this month, we had an awesome giveaway of 5 annual memberships to Train Simple courses. Train Simple provides Web-based training for Adobe software products and other related technologies. I’m very excited to announce the five Design Instruct readers who’ve won themselves unlimited access to all Train Simple courses for a year.
We had an excellent giveaway of Flat UI personal licenses last month. In this post, I get the honor of sharing to everyone who the winners of the giveaway are. The winners have each gotten a personal license to Flat UI Pro by Designmodo.
This is a simple tutorial on how to create beautiful typography artwork by hand. No digital technology is involved. After you complete this tutorial, you should have a grasp on my personal technique that I use on Nonsense Thoughts and you will be able to apply these skills in creating your own unique style of hand lettering, sketching and illustration artwork. Let’s have some fun!
This freebie package contains texture images of concrete walls. The textures are rough and can be used to spice up your design projects with a bit of a grungy, dirty element. These texture images are big: over 4700x3100px.