30 Examples of Sign-Up Web Forms for Design Inspiration

30 Examples of Sign-Up Web Forms for Design Inspiration

The design and usability of sign-up forms for web apps and websites is crucial because it can have a huge effect on conversion rates. In this web design showcase, you’ll be seeing some excellent sign-up web forms from various websites. Perhaps you can find some inspiring elements that you can apply in your next web form design project.

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Make a Photorealistic Electric Guitar in Photoshop

Make a Photorealistic Electric Guitar in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a realistic electric guitar using only Photoshop. I hope you will learn a lot of techniques that can help you create complex photorealistic compositions. This tutorial is quite extensive and might take you a few hours to complete.

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45 Fresh Illustrations from Artists We’re Crazy About

45 Fresh Illustrations from Artists We’re Crazy About

There are people who sketch/doodle in the margins of their notebooks and there are those who illustrate. This collection is about the latter. Below you’ll find some of the most exciting illustrators and artists we’ve come across recently. Discovering the works of amazingly talented people, like those featured in this collection, makes our job at Design Instruct infinitely pleasurable, and we’re glad we get to share that with you.

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The Unsung Heroes of Your Creative Arsenal

The Unsung Heroes of Your Creative Arsenal

We all sometimes like to think that designing, or any creative work for that matter, is all about talent, exploring ideas and executing amazing projects; that the most important asset in getting our work done is creativity. The truth, as most of you will probably agree, is a little less glamorous than that.

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30 Beautiful Textured Web Designs for Inspiration

30 Beautiful Textured Web Designs for Inspiration

The application of textures in a web design can give it an interesting new dimension and an added sense of character. It can also impart an organic appearance onto your web design. In this collection, you’ll discover websites that use textures as a key design component.

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Cleveland Collection: Texture Pack

Cleveland Collection: Texture Pack

This high-resolution texture pack comes with an assortment of beautiful surface textures. These textures were found outdoors in the Cleveland area, hence the name of the pack. The images are huge and will tile vertically and horizontally, which allows for many different applications (including 3D work).

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Font Collection: 10 Free Geometric Sans-Serif Fonts

Font Collection: 10 Free Geometric Sans-Serif Fonts

Geometric sans-serif fonts are composed using basic geometric shapes, resulting in a tidy and elegant aesthetic. These fonts exhibit modern and clean characteristics, so they’re often used in contemporary design projects. This is a collection of 10 free geometric sans-serif fonts.

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Fresh and Beautiful Typography Designs for Inspiration

Fresh and Beautiful Typography Designs for Inspiration

Typography is one of the purest manifestations of the craft of the designer: the intersection of meaning, purpose and expression. The beauty (and challenge) of compositions centered on type is that they allow the designer or artist to convey a message through his or her lettering skills, as well as through the words or phrases themselves. Below, you’ll find a collection of some of the most interesting, finest type designs and letter treatments we’ve seen recently.

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Make a Realistic Motorola Xoom Smart Tablet in Photoshop

Make a Realistic Motorola Xoom Smart Tablet in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I am going to show you how to draw a realistic Motorola Xoom, which is an Android-based smart tablet. We will use basic vector-drawing tools in Photoshop, layer styles, tweak its highlights and shadows manually using the Brush Tool, and much more.

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Why Designers Should Take Up Photography

Why Designers Should Take Up Photography

Certain aspects of photography lends itself so well to design work that it might make you wonder why it isn’t on the list of must-have design skills. Actually, a lot of art and design schools do include a photography component in their programs, and I can see why: because it helps.

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Creative Business Cards that Function as Other Things

Creative Business Cards that Function as Other Things

When it comes to business, everyone wants to stand out from the crowd, and your business cards should be no different. One way to get noticed is to create one-off, custom business cards that give you that edge by providing something extra — something beyond what business cards are traditionally used for, which is the conveyance of contact information.

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How to Turn a Photo into Vector Artwork

How to Turn a Photo into Vector Artwork

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, we’ll create a vector illustration of a high-heeled shoe by tracing a reference photo of it using the Pen Tool. Using reference photos is a popular vector-creation technique. This tutorial should be great practice, even if you’re just a beginner. For the reference image, we’ll use a photo of my high-heel shoe, which I’ve made available for you to download.

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