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35 Examples Of Masterful Lighting Effects In Web Design

Using a light source the right way can add dimension and beauty to a website design. Strong light sources create a stark contrast between light areas and shadows in a design, making the elements look more realistic and dimensional and less flat. Some...
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Applying Mathematics To Web Design

   “Mathematics is beautiful.” This may sound absurd to people who wince at numbers and equations. But some of the most beautiful things in nature and our universe exhibit mathematical properties, from the smallest seashell to the...
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Free Medical Icons Set (60 Icons)

  Today we are glad to release a Free Medical Icons Set, a set with 60 original medical icons in .png 32 bit in resolutions 32×32px and 128×128px. This set was designed by the user interface design agency Centigrade and released...
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Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet (PDF)

  Over the last months we released a variety of icon sets, tools and templates, but now we would like to release something a bit different for a change. In this post we are glad to release Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts, a PDF-file with a handy...
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SimpleFolio: A Free Clean Portfolio WordPress Theme

  Today we are glad to release a beautiful, simple and clean portfolio WordPress theme — SimpleFolio, designed by Omar E. Corrales and released for Smashing Magazine and its readers. SimpleFolio is a portfolio theme that includes a blog...
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The Art And Science Of The Email Signature

  Email signatures are so easy to do well, that it’s really a shame how often they’re done poorly. Many people want their signature to reflect their personality, provide pertinent information and more, but they can easily go overboard. Why...
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Inspiration Served, Beautiful Letterpress Business Cards

Letterpress, A Popular Design Trend It’s no secret around here, that I like letterpress design, and think that it’s a growing trend (and it would seem that I’m not alone on that. I even wrote a tutorial on how to achieve the look in...
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MyInkBlog Flickr Group Showcase VI

Introduction MyInkBlog’s Flickr Group has grown to 400 awesome members! At this point, every 100 new members will result in a Flickr group showcase; this is the sixth such showcase. If you missed the prior ones, be sure to check out I, II, III, IV...
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Website Designs Inspired by Apple

It’s well known that Apple is one of the most creative and innovative companies in the world, so it’s no wonder that many software companies and web designers would choose to follow Apple’s style of branding. The Apple website is one of the best...
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Best of the Week #74

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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Reader Tutorial: 16bits Vector Style Illustration

Mario! everyday he saves the princess! Between some enthusiasts he is a great hero, outside and inside the gamers world, he is one of my favorite characters, so I decided to show how to vectorize a Mario from super nes with illustrator. The same process...
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Skateboard Graphics Book Giveaway Announcement

Last week we posted about the really awesome skateboard graphics book and thanks to Mark Batty Publisher we received a copy to giveaway to one loyal abductee. Seven days and 209 comments later, we're proud to announce the lucky winner: firetongue! Thank...
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Sites of the week #60

For this Sites of the Week we have selected some great sites such as Media Pozitiv and Guzzle. Also there is the amazing flash site from Umbro, and much, much more! As usual we would love to hear from you, keep sending your suggestions to us and we will...
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Beautiful Illustrations by Ana Maldonado

Yesterday I was chatting with one of my professors from college and that brought me back some quite nice memories. Ana Maldonado taught me very important things about design workflow and presentation that I have been using since then. But we also talked...
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Awesome Daily Doodles by Chris Piascik

I've been a big fan of Chris's work for a while now ever since the beginning of his election doodles. He became enraged by McCain and Palin's antics and satirized it in his work. His taste for lettering and typefaces never ceases to amaze me and I always...
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Friday Fresh Free Fonts #6

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#6 and make sure to comeback...
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Design Inspiration: Noeeko s Incredible Work

Michal Sycz is a freelance digital artist based in Cracow, Poland. We have already featured some of the designs created by Noeeko in our Daily Inspiration series, however if you check out his portfolio you will understand why he really deserves a full...
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Manipulation Basics: Illumination and Coloration

When comes to photo manipulation, the basics and most important parts are the illumination and coloration, these are the main things that if you know how to work around it pretty much will assure you of a good result at the end, so open up the photoshop...
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37 Super Cool Etch-a-Sketch Drawings

I remember as a child the absolutely cool toy Etch-a-Sketch. I was thrilled when someone would draw a nice image out of the blue, in that white screen. Yesterday, I found some of those etch-a-sketch's drawings, and people seem to have not forgotten about...
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Beautiful Photography by Natalia Campbell

Natalia Campbell is a photographer that started pursuing her passion for photos after her daughter was born in 2004. Capturing the moments of her daughter's growth increased even more her interest about photography. Around december of 2007 she gave herself...
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Amazing Light Paintings

Light paintings, aka as light drawing or light graffiti is a photography technique in which exposures are made usually at night or in a darkened room. The images we will show here are all from Jan Wöllert and Jörg Miedza, the guys behind LAPP-PRO....
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Stylish Illustrations by Andrey Gordeev

We get to see great illustrations from everywhere in the world everyday. Yesterday, I ran into the work of Russian illustrator Andrey Gordeev. He's got a pretty sweet style, that really catches yout attention, and for that, I made a selection of some...
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Christopher Haines Interview

Christopher Haines is a young graphic artists from Australia that brings a whole new level of digital art on to the table with his unbelievable style mixed somewhere between 3d and photo manipulation with a bit of surreal on top of that, how can you...
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65 Really Cool Swirls Inspiration

Swirls are beautiful and they can add a very unique look to a design when properly used. They are so appreciated that we even had a tut about it a while ago, Swirl Mania in Illustrator & Photoshop. This time we will show different kinds of swirls...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Case Study Thicker Than Matter by Spizak

In this case study by the great Spizak, you will be able to see step by step how he created one of his last piece "Thicker Than Matter", this art is so good on details and coloration that I wouldn't miss the case study. Enjoy! <!--break--> For more...
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60 Interesting Lomo Fisheye Shots

I turned 17 last month and for my birthday a friend of mine gave me a Lomography Fisheye 2! I was really excited and wanted to check out what these babies could do before I took mine out for a spin. I know some of you guys don't particularly like Lomography...
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85 Great Tattoos as Art and Inspiration #2

As our previous 85 Great Tattoos as Art and Inspiration post was a big hit and we received several comments about it from our readers, we decided to do a sequence of it! The difference is that for this one we pick some samples of the work from the artists...
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Daily Inspiration #242

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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Interview with British Designer Neil Duerden

Neil Duerden is an experienced designer/illustrator from UK and in this interview he is sharing a bit of his work life and also giving some tips for the young designers, and you get a little taste of his work while you read, check it out. <!--break-->...
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Beautiful Fashion Photos by Jake Garn

Jake Garn is a photographer hobbyist with an insatiable need to create for as long as he can remember, whether it was drawing, building a fort, or even writing an unfinished novel. It was in the mid-nineties during a simple Introduction to Photography...
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Daily Inspiration #243

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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Great Vintage Advertising and Propaganda

Since we're having some cool posts on modern vintage, I thought "why not real vintage"? Vintage ads and propaganda are a true inspiration for every designer, on how they used to set typography, and many other elements through the canvas. Ao here's some...
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Design Legends #2: Joshua Davis

Following our series of Design Legends, our next featured artist is the great Joshua Davis. It's impossible to talk about modern graphic design using computers without mentioning his name and everything he has done creating scripts and apps to generate...
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Super Funny Illustrations from Behind the Websites

Ricardo Gimenes, a super talented illustrator from Brazil, started an amazing and super funny project where he will be illustratating what people think about some websites. He has been doing this every day for a few weeks already. Some great blogs and...
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