Beautiful Personal Web Portfolios: A Showcase

Beautiful Personal Web Portfolios: A Showcase

Placing your portfolio on the Web gives you an additional venue to feature your work and gain more clients. In addition, in this day and age, clients expect you to have some form of web presence. For your inspiration, here is a visual showcase of some eye-catching web portfolios of creatives in various industries. This showcase follows up on Matthew Heidenreich’s tutorial on creating a portfolio web layout in Photoshop.

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Create a Clean and Modern Web Design in Photoshop

Create a Clean and Modern Web Design in Photoshop

In this web design tutorial, we’re going to learn how to create a clean-looking and modern website layout. We will take advantage of some fundamental techniques and tools — such as custom shape tools, selection tools, and clipping masks — and end up with a nice and professional web design. Ready? Let’s get started!

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Leech Shapes: Photoshop Brush Pack

Leech Shapes: Photoshop Brush Pack

This free Photoshop brush pack consists of abstract shapes that resemble leeches. Use them to fancify your artwork and designs, free of charge. There are 9 brush tips included in the pack that are 2,400+ pixels in width (so they’re pretty big).

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Design a Modern Portfolio Web Layout in Photoshop

Design a Modern Portfolio Web Layout in Photoshop

I’ll be walking you through the creation of a contemporary web page layout that’s perfect for a personal or agency portfolio site. We’ll use simple Photoshop tools such as layer styles, selection tools, and custom shape tools to create a professional-level web design. The color scheme can easily be adjusted depending to your tastes. This layout is heavily inspired by MetaLab’s web design.

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Design a Handmade Art Zine

Design a Handmade Art Zine

In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to create a handmade art zine using Photoshop. This is a great way to show your work and have a tangible representation of your art outside of a digital environment. More than anything, I hope to show the importance of self-promotion. I will walk you through the process of choosing artwork, creating a cover, simple page layout and assembling your zine. There are a few involved steps in the process, but the end result is truly rewarding!

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Dirty Green Concrete: Texture Pack

Dirty Green Concrete: Texture Pack

Here are 7 free, high-resolution dirty concrete textures for use in your upcoming commercial or personal projects. The images are in JPG format and sized at 2592x 1944px at 300dpi so it’s good for both print design and web design projects. The textures can be used both for personal and commercial use, however please don’t redistribute the texture pack without proper permission from Design Instruct.

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Logotype/Wordmark Logos: 30 Creative Examples

Logotype/Wordmark Logos: 30 Creative Examples

Logotypes (or wordmarks) are logos that use typography to represent companies, organizations and products. Logo designers show their talent and creative skills by crafting a logotype that’s memorable, clever, and symbolic of the company they’re representing. To follow up on our logo design tutorial that presented a process developing a logotype from start to finish, here’s a showcase of logotypes (wordmarks) for visual inspiration.

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Create a Logo Design from Start to Finish

Create a Logo Design from Start to Finish

In this logo design tutorial, we will go from the reception of a design brief through to finishing the project and delivering the final products to the client. We’ll start by interpreting the brief and roughing things out with pencil and paper, before moving on to develop the logo design in Illustrator, presenting to the client and acting on their feedback. We’ll focus on editing with paths and gradients and a few tricks that can be used to make your everyday interaction with Illustrator better.

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Inspiration: 30 Beautiful Dark Blog Designs

Inspiration: 30 Beautiful Dark Blog Designs

Your site’s color scheme affects the way your website is perceived by your visitors. The colors of your blog give your audience an insight about your personality. To follow up on our tutorial on how to make a dark blog design in Photoshop, I’d like to show you a collection of beautiful blogs that have selected a dark color scheme for your visual stimulation.

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Make a Dark Blog Web Design Layout with Photoshop

Make a Dark Blog Web Design Layout with Photoshop

I will be showing you a quick and easy way to develop a simple dark-themed blog layout with the use of Photoshop. When I say “quick and easy”, I mean it. We will only rely on basic Photoshop tools such as the marquee selection tools and layer styles. The outcome will be a professional-level website design mockup that can be converted to a blog theme or HTML web page.

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Add Brilliant Light Effects to Your Work with Photoshop

Add Brilliant Light Effects to Your Work with Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’ll show you several super easy techniques for incorporating remarkable light effects to your work using Photoshop. You’ll need only 10 minutes to make your own set of abstract brushes (I’ll show you how) for use in enhancing your design projects. We will work with textures too—I’ll demonstrate how to give an interesting look to a human body using a grunge texture.

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Creating Retro Folded Typography Using Photoshop

Creating Retro Folded Typography Using Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to create retro-looking text that seems like it’s constructed using folded strips of paper. We’re going to step away from the computer a little bit and use a real model as a reference for our project. Prepare yourself to heavily rely on Photoshop’s Lasso Tool, as well as some other basic tools and simple techniques.

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