Choosing the right colors and color combination for your web or print design is crucial when trying to invoke a certain feel, reaction or emotion from your viewers. In this post I have assembled an amazing collection of color selectors / color combination tools to make the selection process a little easier when trying to figure out what colors to use in your next design. All these tools are unique in their own way, so find the one that is right for your design needs and good luck with that next big project. Enjoy!
In the month of December I wrote a post titled: 60+ Amazing Snowboard Designs. I started snowboarding as a youngster and have become pretty good at it since. One of the things I never really mastered was skateboarding. While all my friends were playing and riding around with their skateboards, I was on my bike. The one thing I do appreciate about skateboards are the creative graphics on the boards. If you are into product design or just need some inspiration for you next gig, you should definitely check out these truly stunning skateboard designs. Enjoy!
Today we are showcasing “Best of the Web”. We have scoured the internet in search of other design driven blogs and websites to showcase what they have to offer for the week of January 10, 2010. There is plenty of great stuff out there such as tutorials, freebies, resources and lots of inspirational pieces. I am confident that your designs will benefit from these hot new finds.
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A vector portrait is basically a computer-generated work of art made up of lines. The coordinates of these lines, which contain blocks of colour between them, are plotted with the aid of computer software. Vector images can easily be differentiated from bitmap (raster) images, which are arranged as arrays of individual pixels.
Unlike bitmap images, vector images tend to look quite ‘simple’ with a limited palette and little or no fine detail or shading. It is this simplicity, however, which gives them great power over the viewer.
Humans find vector images particularly attractive and memorable for one main reason: the human brain itself interprets and stores images of the world around it in vector format. The lack of fine detail in a vector image means it has a relatively low demand on memory (both in the brain and on a computer) and can therefore be stored more easily.
Ever since I was a child I have been a fan of comic books. In October of 2009, I wrote a post titled: CG Artwork: Superheroes and Villains. In that post I assembled some amazing examples of superheros and villains created in CG. In this post you will see some beautifully designed comic book inspired vector artwork created by talented artists from around the globe. Hopefully one of these creations will inspire you to create your own amazing design. Enjoy!
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The thing that interests me most in the design world is computer animation. It is so interesting to see how these talented artists create stunning designs and put them into motion so they can tell a story. These videos are used in such mediums as advertising, movies and cartoons just to name a few. If you are one that also has interest in designing your own computer animation videos, this post will definitely inspire you to do so. Enjoy!
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Tutorials can often be your greatest source of inspiration when trying to design that project you have been putting off. In this post, I have rounded up a collection of very useful tutorials from around the web from the month of December. You’ll find everything from a Minimalistic Poster Designed in Photoshop, to creating a Clean 3D Notepad. The artwork is best flaunted using quality image hosting.
About a month ago, I created a post titled: Inspirational Artwork: Hugo Boss Fragrance. This post featured the famous Hugo Boss fragrance bottle infused with some great artwork. In today’s article we are featuring the ever popular Apple iPhone and the great artwork associated with the marketing behind it. Hopefully one of these creations will inspire you to create your own amazing designs. Enjoy!
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