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BrushLovers Photoshop Brush Giveaway

By / Jan 20, 2011 / Giveaways

Update: This giveaway has ended and we’ve selected the winners. Congratulations to these 10 WDL readers: Lori Rick Yvaine Pdubya Pam KAL Allie G K King Breed Alex Perez BrushLovers has one of the largest collections of exclusive, high-quality Photoshop brushes on the Web. Now they’ve teamed up with us to run a very generous…

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10 Useful jQuery Plugins for Images

By / Jan 20, 2011 / Freebies

We all know and love jQuery for its flexibility and many uses. But some of the most impressive jQuery applications are those that involve images. It really can allow you to do some useful stuff and even add a “wow” factor to your project. So here we’ve rounded up 10 jQuery plugins to help you…

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WDL Premium: Old Paper Textures

By / Jan 19, 2011 / Premium

For our WDL Premium members, here’s an incredible pack of old paper textures from PremiumTextures.com. These high-quality textures are full of tears, wrinkles, and stains – perfect for your next vintage style design. There are 10 textures included in this set.

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Three Reasons for Feeding Yourself Great Designs

By / Jan 18, 2011 / Tips

If you want to be a better designer, then you should feed yourself great designs. Forehead-slapping common sense, right? Yet some designers downplay the importance of consuming and getting inspired by great designs. Yet there are 3 reasons why you need to feed yourself great designs. Designers that think influence and constantly exposing yourself to…

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35 Creative 404 Error Pages

By / Jan 17, 2011 / Inspiration

This week I was doing some researches and I often found that horrible error blank page in several websites…I instantly recalled a showcase we had a while back with 40 Creative 404 Error Pages to Inspire You and decided to do a new roundup on 404 pages, error pages. I simply love when someone spend time designing an error page, even knowing that this page won’t be seen that much, at least it shouldn’t be seen.

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80+ Color Altering Photoshop Actions

By / Jan 14, 2011 / Freebies

Color plays a major role in photography. It helps set the mood and tone of an image, but it is determined by the type of light present during a shoot. Photographers don’t always have control over this. This is one of many areas where Photoshop can be a valuable tool for photographers. It offers plenty…

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7 Free Typography Ebooks

By / Jan 13, 2011 / Freebies

We would all agree that content is the most important aspect of any website. And in most cases content is made up of type. So, as a web designer, it makes sense to have a strong understanding of typography. With that in mind, we rounded up some free ebooks that should help you strengthen your…

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WDL Premium: Creative Monkeys – Portfolio Template

By / Jan 12, 2011 / Expired Premium

Here’s a very nice HTML template for our WDL Premium Members. Creative Monkeys, by WeGraphics, is a nice web layout with a lovely design and a great textured background. It is perfect to develope an unique portfolio. Tested on IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Chrome; it has a fixed layout and valid XHTML and CSS…

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Getting Started in iOS User Interface Design

By / Jan 11, 2011 / Tips

iOS devices are becoming mainstream as avid technology buffs are playing with Apple’s latest technology. The release of the iPad tablet computer along with the HD iPhone 4 retina display has shown an impressive year for company branding. We’ll be going over a few tips for designing a simple iOS interface in Adobe Photoshop. Out…

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30 Inspiring Design Agency Websites

By / Jan 10, 2011 / Inspiration

Back in August we showcased a list with 45 Inspiring Design Agency Websites and today we decided to gather a new list showing how design related firms are presenting themselves to users.