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18 Fresh Photoshop Photo Manipulation Tutorials

By / Aug 6, 2009 / Tutorials

Photo Manipulations can be a lot of fun and can produce powerful effects when well executed. There are a lot of tutorials out there that teach various photo manipulation techniques, but a lot them are old and, unfortunately, are a bit cheesy. In this post, I’ve tracked down the ones that are well written and…

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Perforated: A Minimal WordPress Theme

By / Aug 4, 2009 / Premium

We’re proud to release our first WordPress theme for WDL Premium Members. It’s called Perforated, and features a super sleek design and layout that doesn’t get in the way of your content. This theme only uses 4 images with a combined file size of 16 kb. Now that’s minimal. Perforated will be part of our…

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The Best Vector Icon Sets All In One Place

By / Aug 3, 2009 / Freebies

As you’ve probably noticed, we love finding the best freebies out there and sharing them with you. In this post, I’ve rounded up the best vector icons available. Vector icons are great because they can be scaled to custom sizes while not losing any quality. Some of the sets below will also include raster versions.

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Best Free Website Analytics Tools

By / Jul 30, 2009 / Tools

Web designers are often website owners. If you fall into this category, you have probably already realized the importance of knowing and understanding who is coming to your site and what they are doing while they’re there. Whether you are running a blog or an e-commerce site, this information is vital. That’s why it’s key…

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30 Awesome Textures for Creating Subtle Grunge Designs

By / Jul 28, 2009 / Freebies

Websites that possess a “subtle grunge” style are some of my favorites. Electric Pulp and Function are excellent examples of this particular style. If you’re wanting to achieve this look in one of your upcoming designs, these textures will come in handy.

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WDL Premium: Water Color Dry Brushes

By / Jul 28, 2009 / Premium

I set out to create a water color brush for this set, and I wanted to do something that I haven’t seen in a water color Photoshop brush, but I wanted it to be useful at the same time. As I was playing with the various brushes, I tried a 1″ sponge brush to see…

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30 Inspiring and Beautiful Widescreen Wallpapers

By / Jul 27, 2009 / Freebies

Web designers are constantly seeking visual inspiration. That’s why many of us frequently change our desktop wallpapers. It’s nice to have an image that is visually stunning to glance at as we are switching between applications or just taking a break from our work. For this post, I’ve taken the time to round up some…

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13 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Building WordPress Themes

By / Jul 23, 2009 / Resources

We’ve already shown you some beautiful sites built using WordPress. So now that you are inspired, you probably want to start building your own themes using this powerful and popular content management system. If you are just getting familiar with WordPress or even if you have been using it for a while, it’s a good…

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WDL Premium: A Personal Portfolio Photoshop Template

By / Jul 20, 2009 / Premium

Here is a PSD template that can be used as a personal portfolio design or the foundation of something bigger. It features a sleek layout with the use of several subtle textures. There are two PSD’s included: a home page design and a secondary page design.

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22 Very Useful Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

By / Jul 19, 2009 / Tutorials

I have to admit, my Illustrator skills aren’t what they should be. I have been living in Photoshop and Flash for the past 2 years and have become somewhat rusty and unfamiliar with Illustrator. So, in an effort to brush up on Adobe’s vector application, I’ve spent a lot of time looking at tutorials.