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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Coffee Rings: Photoshop Brush Pack

Coffee Rings: Photoshop Brush Pack

Here are some Photoshop brushes of coffee rings that you can download and use on your personal or commercial projects, free of charge. There are 9 brushes in the set, with their diameters between 500–1000px. Enjoy!

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Amazing Digital Matte Painting Masterpieces

Amazing Digital Matte Painting Masterpieces

Matte paintings are typically for use in films and video games to make scenes and landscapes that would otherwise be impossible or expensive to create as a film set. We’d like to present you with some master matte painters and their stunning art pieces for your admiration and inspiration. This visual showcase follows up our tutorial on how to create a matte painting in Photoshop.

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How to Create a Matte Painting Inspired Scene

How to Create a Matte Painting Inspired Scene

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we are going to go over a method for composing a beautiful matte painting style scene. Matte paintings are typically used in movies to create expensive or surreal landscapes and scenes that are stitched together with regular footage. Note that we are not actually making a matte painting that would be suitable to use in a Hollywood film, but rather, composing a scene inspired by these great matte painters and film technicians.

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Inspiration: 40 Captivating Bright and Sleek Web Designs

Inspiration: 40 Captivating Bright and Sleek Web Designs

The use of a bright color palette and gradients can bring a modernistic or playful character to a web design. When done well, bright and sleek web designs are eye-catching and fits a website that drives to convey a neoteric mood. To follow up our tutorial on making a bright and sleek layout, I’d like to present to you some beautiful web designs in the same theme, for your inspiration.

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Create a Bright and Sleek Web Design in Photoshop

Create a Bright and Sleek Web Design in Photoshop

In this web design tutorial we will create a clean, professional, and modern web layout in Photoshop using the 960 Grid System as our layout guide. We will use light and bright colors, subtle gradients, thin lines. Additionally, you will see a way to recreate a popular web design technique: 3D ribbons. Let’s get started!

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