May 18th Design Inspiration: Articles, Artwork, and Tutorials

Articles & Inspiration |

How to Create a Beautiful Mixed Media Illustration 20 Really Inspirational Fashion Website Designs Showcase of Amazing Geometric & Polygonal Artwork How to Draw a Monster on a Real Picture Free 200 Map Icons for Google Maps in PSD Vector Shape format How to Create a Semi-Realistic Graphics Tablet in Adobe Illustrator 25 Outstanding Google

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35 Epic Movie Posters w/ Great Photography & Photoshop

Articles & Inspiration |

Movie posters contain some of the most visually stunning and technically beautiful artwork and photography of everything we see today. I am very pop-culture stupid and don’t really keep up on movies and what’s hot, but my frequent internet usage and social media-watching keeps me informed to a certain degree. These are posters that I’ve set aside of hundreds that I’ve looked at as posters containing great artwork, concepts, and-most importantly-great photography and Photoshop work. Take a look for yourself and enjoy!

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Drop Cap Effect w/ :first-letter – CSS3 Tutorial

Dreamweaver |

Using a little bit of CSS3 we can quickly create a cool magazine style drop cap letter effect, or in other ways decorate the first letter of our paragraphs in any website. It’s fairly simple, let’s begin!

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Create a Twitter Widget UI – Photoshop CS6

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Create UI elements and full widget mock-ups can be lots of fun and extremely useful for web design and App projects as well. We’re going to take a look at some simple methods to create this fun little Twitter tweet display widget UI in Photoshop CS6.

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Guest Post: How SEO’s Can Use Regular Expressions (Google Analytics)

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Since you’re not a programmer, you may be surprised that you may even need to know anything about regular expressions (also known as “regex”), but using them will both allow you to work with Google Analytics like a pro and show that you really know your thing when it comes to rewriting URLs, analyzing data and stuff like that. Sure thing, you’ll mostly need it for your Google Analytics exercises and that’s exactly why this post focuses on that. You’ll learn that the data you already have in your Google Analytics account has more to offer than meets the eye at first sight.

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How To Use FancyBox – Dreamweaver CS6 Tutorial

Dreamweaver |

FancyBox is an amazing jQuery plugin which you can use on your website for free (for the most part, read here to see if you should buy a license ( http://sites.fastspring.com/fancyapps/product/store ) which offers great functionality and allows you to create image galleries in a snap. In addition you can display Google Maps, Youtube and Vimeo video content, SWFs, and much more! It’s a breeze to setup and a whole lot of fun to use. Check out this tutorial and learn how to setup these incredible galleries to get one on your site or your client’s website in the future!

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