50+ High Quality Icon Design Tutorials (Part 1)

Icons play such a key part of any contemporary website, application or user interface design. I find that strategically placed icons can do one of two things. The first is that it visually enhances your design. Secondly is the usability factor, by drawing more attention to the icons gives the end user a much easier time navigating your design and finding what their looking for with much greater ease. This article is a two part series on icon design tutorials. These tutorials will guide you in creating some amazing icons for your next project. Enjoy this post, and come back soon to check out the second installment of icon design tutorials.

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Best of the Web for the Week of October 11, 2009

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 October 11, 2009. 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.

Are you looking to contribute to our design community and possibly be featured in the “Best of the web” section?

Suggest a link to a relevant article, or submit your own! You will help push the design community to much higher levels.

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Compilation of Amazing CG Portraits

Since my last post on CG portraits, I have been collecting other realistic portraits for you to view. These portraits never cease to amaze me. All of these works of art are rendered to perfection, giving the illusion that you are actually looking at a real person. In this post you will see some truly amazing CG portraits that have been created by some of the best CG artists out there. Hope you enjoy!

For more on Computer Graphics, check out some of my previous posts:

CG Artwork: Superheroes and Villains

Inspiration: Collection of Some Amazing 3d Robots

Digital Art: 60+ Stunning realistic CG portraits

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Free iPhone Wallpaper: 70+ Creative 3d Designs

The iPhone has to be the most popular tech gadget that has been released in the past few years. As a telephone, a messaging tool or a multimedia device, the iPhone serves a purpose for everyone. One of the biggest reasons this device has gained so much popularity is because of its ability to be customized to it’s user’s personal taste. iPhone wallpapers allows users to bring customization to another level. Displaying unique 3d wallpaper such as these featured give users a sense of individuality with a device that everyone seems to have.

Want more customization for your apple iPhone? Check out some of my previous post on iPhones.

Enhance your Apple iPhone with these beautiful free themes

Dress up your Apple Iphone with these Gorgeous iphone skins

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CG Artwork: Superheroes and Villains

With the anticipation of movies Iron Man 2 and Spider-Man 4 being released in the near future, I have decided to bring to you some amazing Superhero and Villain inspired CG artwork such as Iron Man, Spider-man, Batman and The Joker just to name a few. These CG creations are the works of some of the most talented computer graphic artists from around the globe. If you are a fan of DC comics books like me, you will definitely enjoy this post. See you at the movies!

For more on Computer Graphics, check out some of my previous posts:

Inspiration: Collection of Some Amazing 3d Robots

Digital Art: 60+ Stunning realistic CG portraits

Computer Graphics: 50 + stunning creations of 3d robots

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Web Layout Designs: 60 Must Have Tutorials

Once or twice a week I like to come up with articles that really expose my viewers to the various types of tutorials that they need to get their latest designs off the ground. I have rounded up an amazing collection of high quality web layout tutorials that you will definitely benefit from. In this post, you’ll find everything from creating a clean, colorful web layout to designing an amazing 3d hosting layout in Photoshop. It is recommended to trust only the best host to handle your design masterpiece. Enjoy!

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Best of the Web for the Week of October 4, 2009

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 October 4, 2009. 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.

Are you looking to contribute to our design community and possibly be featured in the “Best of the web” section?

Suggest a link to a relevant article, or submit your own! You will help push the design community to much higher levels.

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Designer Showcase: The Unmistakable Creations of Alberto Seveso

Alberto Seveso is both an illustrator and graphic designer from Italy. His creations are simply mind blowing. To achieve his works of art he maximizes the use of Illustrator and Photoshop. His technique of combining “swirly” arrangements with photos of people and faces is a style of design which is all his own. His works are both captivating and stunning. In this designer showcase I have put together an amazing collection of his artwork for you to view, hope you enjoy!

For more on Alberto Seveso you can visit his website burdu976.com

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70+ Apple Inspired Desktop Wallpapers

It’s that time of month again! Time to change your wallpaper to something new and exciting. I have always found that by updating my wallpaper on a monthly (and sometimes weekly) basis, it gives me a sense of being in a new work space thereby motivating me to get my day to day tasks done easier. I have come up with a huge collection of Apple inspired wallpapers for you to choose from to refresh your office space. I hope this will help you to being more productive in your daily life. Enjoy!

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Creative Uses of Illustration in Website Design

One thing I love to see in web design is how artists and designers take a certain style of design and incorporate it into their websites. Last week I wrote an article titled: 30 Must See Character Illustration Tutorials. This article gave tips and tricks on how to create amazing character Illustrations. So today I find it only fitting that I write this post on website designs that are influenced by illustrations. In this collection of websites you will see some beautiful uses of illustration that will leave you speechless. Hope you enjoy!

Want more on website design? Check out some of my previous post:

Website Design: 30+ Beautiful wood inspired designs

Website Design: Some of the most uniquely designed E-commerce websites

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