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Surreal Inspirationan by Saad Moosajee

Saad Moosajee is a very young digital artists from Denver Colorado. Despite the age he as an impressive portfolio with some images heavily inspired by the Surrealism. Also he has worked for really good clientes such as Oxfam, Tiger Beer, Computer Arts,...
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20 Amazing 3d Illustrated Portraits

The work of PoisonVectors is just a new level of portraits, mixing it up with a lot of abstract 3d and great final touch and colors it's amazing. This is definitely a new style that came up from the trendy of making full body portraits with abstract...
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30 Totally Cool Band Posters

Some friends of mine play in a instrumental rock band called "Você Nunca Viu". They got a pretty cool sound, and one of the things I like the most about indie bands in general are the posters! Yes, posters play a big role for these bands. Yesterday,...
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An Explanation of Photoshop Blend Modes

The definitions used here are from the Photoshop help files, with a few bits of added explanation where I saw fit to add them. The Blend Modes specified in the options bar control how pixels in two separate layers interact with and effect each other....
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20 Creative and Unique Typefaces

We live in a world surrounded by Times New Roman, Arial and Helvetica, typefaces so functional that they have long since become boring. It’s a shame that we rarely come into contact with the wealth of endlessly creative typefaces out there, relying...
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Professional Business Cards Giveaway

Our friends at AllBusinessCards.com are giving away 100 sets of business cards on a contest held at their site. Six Revisions teamed up with them to give out 5 more sets specifically to Six Revisions readers. How to enter (as a Six Revisions reader)...
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Free is the Future of Failure

“There will always be a company that replaces you. At some point your BlackSwan competitor will appear and they will kick your ass. Their product will be better or more interesting or just better marketed than yours, and it also will be free. They...
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FOWA Summer Sale

FOWA Summer Sale is heating up! Grab ‘em while you can.
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Don't Freelance If

Intro Freelancing has treated me very well. I’ve been able to make some decent money while doing something that I love to do. Recently, I wrote an article called “Take the Plunge into Freelance Work” on my blog, The Creative Lab. However,...
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Social Network Design: Examples and Best Practices

According to Nielsen Online, social networks and blogs are now the 4th most popular kinds of online activities. 67% of the world online population are now visiting them and the time they’re spending on them is growing by three times the overall...
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65 Outstanding Packaging Designs

I was doing my daily dose of ffffound surfing the other day and I came across these really cool packaging designs and I thought I'd share them with you. It's about time manufacturers got to work on some nice packaging for their products. That is what...
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Creating a Keyboard with CSS and jQuery

Sometimes it’s just fun to play around with the programming languages we know and see what we can create. I thought it might be nice to create a little online keyboard with CSS, and then make it work with jQuery. The keyboard includes “action”...
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Wallpaper Contest Final Update

After 3 long weeks our Abduzeedo + MediaMilitia contest is now over and closed for entries, and here is the final update of the entries, check it out. The fist update we had 99 entries, this time is more than 140. It took a lot of work to put it all...
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Super Easy and Cool Flower Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a very simple but at the same time really cool effect in Photoshop. We will use some stock photos and just play around with them, also we will pay with some Layer Styles and brushes. <!--break--> Step...
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12 Essential Security Tips and Hacks for WordPress

WordPress is a great publishing platform, but it isn’t immune to all the potential attacks from hackers, spammers, and other ill-intentioned attackers trying to compromise the security of your WordPress installation. WordPress being open source...
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Video of the Week #45

Some time ago we had a post featuring some beautiful infographics. There was a bunch of great data visualization settings, which I find awesome. Today, I've found a very clever infographic video. Made for a class project by Tomas Nilsson, this video...
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The Layman s Personal Branding Platform

Posted by Danny Dover Personal branding is the art of showcasing your experiences, accomplishments and perspectives. Like many of you, I knew the importance of this but had always put building a personal branding website on the back burner because...
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Daily Inspiration #246

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, just send us, via email, the image with the...
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15+ Useful Firefox SEO Tools For Serious Bloggers And Web Designers

Search Engine Optimization, or SEO is the process of structuring your web page so that search engines can reach, read and index your page in a higher ranking and finally bring more organic traffic to you. So, who should perform SEO for our websites,...
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Crank Up Your Design Radar

No one understands the statement, “design is everywhere” better than us designers. But comprehension and integration are two totally separate acts. From food packaging, to billboards, to book covers, catalogs, websites, and everything in...
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How to Debug PHP Using Firefox with FirePHP

Typically, there are two main ways of debugging server-side code: you can utilize an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with a built-in debugger or log and perform your debugging processes in a web browser.   This article shares an elegant,...
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30 Light and Sleek Web Designs for Inspiration

The creative utilization of color gradients, lighting effects, glow effects, and details such as inset pixel dividers can result into a beautiful and impressive website design. When deciding on a color theme, designers often choose whether they’d...
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Giveaway Winners

Check out who won a free "Goddess of Abduction" t-shirt and also two copies of the new Obox signature series word press theme "Arcade" maybe it's your lucky day. <!--break--> Thank you for everyone that commented to win these giveaways, that were...
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CSS 3 Cheat Sheet (PDF)

  Just last week we released an extensive printable HTML 5 Cheat Sheet that lists all currently supported HTML 5 tags, their descriptions, their attributes and their support in HTML 4. In comments to this post we received many requests for a similar...
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Finding and Using Niche Blogs

Posted by Lucy Langdon When I talk about 'niche blogs', I mean blogs that are regularly updated and focus mainly, but not exclusively, on a certain subject area like, for example, crocheting or tea. More often than not, a blog with a specialty will be...
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How to Design a Portfolio Site

If you’re a freelance designer, you know how important your portfolio site is to your business. Therefore, we decided to commission Elliot Jay Stocks, a well-known web designer, to film two 30-minute screen-casts on “How to Design a Portfolio...
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Five Interesting Links to Brighten Your Day

We’ve rounded up five great links for you today. Topics range from Firefox plugins to CSS3. Enjoy! 3D CSS Visual Effects demo using pure HTML, WebKit’s 3D CSS Effects extensions and JavaScript An amazing demo that shows what’s possible...
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Carsonified presents Carsonified Summer Camp 2009!

In the spirit of summer and school being out, Carsonified is hosting a two day “Carsonified Summer Camp” on July 20-21. Summer Camp will take place right at the Carsonified campground (office) in Bath, England and the two day event is structured...
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What Makes a Good Facebook Fan Page

Over the last year, and especially the last few months, Facebook fan pages have quickly risen in noteriety. The launch of the new Facebook a few months ago shot fan pages into the spotlight as it allowed fan pages to be more customizable. Fan pages also...
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Sneak Preview of new Carsonified Site and a Treasure Hunt

We’re launching the brand new Carsonified.com site this Thursday (July 9th) so we thought we’d give you a sneak peek at one of the major images for the site. This is an image that’s going on the homepage of the new site. It’s...
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Workshop Winter Warmers

We have some awesome workshops coming up for you in the second half of ‘09. Carson Workshops are a more intimate setting, with only 40 seats available in each one. This way you are able to interact, learn and be inspired by the biggest names in...
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400+ Files, Tutorials, and Inspirations for Nature Themed Design

There is a lot of focus being put on the environment today, and it is no surprise that the “going green” trend is spilling over into web design. There are so many beautiful things to be found in nature that make great design elements. This...
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Best of the Week #73

It's time to our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web, a bit of architecture, Ads, tech news, awesome reads and other crazy stuffs! So take a look on the links we've selected for your inspiration and to keep you updated about what...
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Dont Let Your Baby Die – How to use Social Capital to Market Your Web App

There’s a worryingly high web app mortality rate right now. I think the primary cause is the lack of marketing knowledge and how to apply it to web apps. I spoke at FOWA Tour Leeds on this subject so I’m going to summarize the major points...
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Wallpaper of the Week #57 - 80 s Inspiration

The wallpaper of this week is an image I did while I was learning how to create an 80's style effect in Photoshop and in Pixelmator. This image was done I selected was done entirely in Photoshop and it was inspired by the work of Empireisok. Desktop...
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Photoshop Tutorial: Light Leaks, pt. 1

One of the coolest things about older cameras and toy cameras (such as holgas, dianas, lubitels and other gems) is that they have an element of unpredictability to them. If you haven’t shot on a certain camera before, you have no idea if there...
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12 Free & High Quality Burnt Paper Textures

In this set, you’ll find 12 completely free, high-resolution, and large-scale paper textures that feature burn marks. They have a very liberal Creative Commons license so that you can use them in any manner you choose, whether it’s personal or commercial....
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Making a Content Slider with jQuery UI

In this tutorial we’re going to be using the jQuery UI slider widget to create an attractive and functional content slider. We’ll have a container, which has a series of elements each containing different blocks of content. There will be too many...
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Get Started with DNS

Editor’s note: Chris will be doing a workshop called Setting up Your Web App – Powerful Alternatives to LAMP at FOWA London in October. DNS is a big topic, and I’m certainly not going to try to cover all of it here. However, I think...
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Friday Fresh Free Fonts #5

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#5 and make sure to comeback...
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Little UX Touches that Go a Long Way

It’s always the little things that count. I recently noticed the download notification bar on the bottom right of Firefox 3.5. It tells you how many downloads are active, and roughly how long they’ll take to finish. The reason why this works...
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Inspiration from Skateboard Graphics - Book Giveaway

I am a skateboarder and always loved everything about this lifestyle because that is what it is, a culture. As graphic designer, this culture has a lot influence in my work. From the "dirty type" and grunge style from David Carson, that he started in...
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Web Design: Awesome Magazine Style Sites

It's been a time since we had a web design post. There's one trend that I find really awesome and I enjoy very much everytime I find a site featuring this style. Magazine style sites are usually very beautiful and well design, and here are some examples....
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Amazing Images from Evoke s Spectrum

Evoke has launched a new exhibition called Spectrum. As usual, there are some really inspiring artworks from artists from all over the globe. The Spectrum exhibition is also a tribute to color, so it is not necessary to say anything else, just check...
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Fantastic Fire Round Up: Photography, Illustrations and Logos

Fire has to be the most misterious of the 4 elements of nature. It warms you up in a cold night, but it might also kill you if you house is caught on fire. Probably the most interesting choice is to respect it, no matter water. As we say here in Brazil:...
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Daily Inspiration #244

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, just send us, via email, the image with the...
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Daily Inspiration #245

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, just send us, via email, the image with the...
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Whiteboard Friday - Visualization

Posted by great scott!This week on Whiteboard Friday we're looking at visualization. Not the Tony Robbins, Zig Ziggler, positive thinking kind, but rather how to make your web content attractive to users. People on the web consume tons of information...
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Dear United, Here s Your Chance for Awesome Reputation Management

Posted by roadiesThis post was originally in YOUmoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to our community. The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of SEOmoz, Inc.Dear @UnitedAirlines,...
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Announcement: Daylite 3 + Daylite Touch Winners

Last week, Six Revisions and Marketcircle announced a giveaway of three packages of the Daylite 3 productivity suite bundled with the Daylite Touch. There were over 100 participants and it was a pleasure to read all of your responses! Without further...
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