40 Hours of Design in Just Over Four Minutes

April 20th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in Graphics, Shortcuts, Tutorials

Science Machine from Chad Pugh on Vimeo.

The design process is always something of a mystery to people new to a program. One great way to start learning how to use a design program is simply by watching someone at work. Now, try this on for size: approximately forty hours of using Illustrator all compacted into a few short minutes. The artist considers this part art, part music video, and it is certainly all kinds of interesting.

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Combine Two Different Creatures in Photoshop

April 10th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in Aesthetics, Shortcuts, Tools, Tutorials

Merging, blending and cross-shading are some of the most difficult tasks in Photoshop. Lots of folks do it successfully to create compelling works of art and strange mutant hybrid animals. So how do they do it? Well, this video will show you how to make a ‘crog’ – a cross between a crocodile and a frog. What you’d need to do this for on a practical level is, of course, your call.

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42 Must-Bookmark Resources for Web Designers – Inspiration, Design, Color, Fonts and More

April 1st, 2008 | 46 Comments | Posted in Aesthetics, CSS, Graphics, Tools, Tutorials, Web Design

Creative Web Designs

Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned veteran these tools, tutorials, lists and other resources are great sites for any web designer. Organized into helpful categories (design inspiration, CSS resources, web design guides, color tools, free fonts and more) this collection not only has useful resources but also categorized links to other lists with 100s more. If you’re not a designer but still need to create sites you still might be best off spending a few bucks on a web page creation tool with a simple GUI than hiring a designer but can still use the first section below and these great wallpapers to get design inspiration!

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