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Realistic renderings can be done easily in Adobe Illustrator. With vector shapes, the objects can be preserved and edited infinitely which is a great advantage over raster objects. A few simple tweaks from the Effects menu and an understanding of basic object rendering can create a bold and stunning finish. In this tutorial, created exclusively for WDD by Wendy Ding, she’ll
As web design and design in general have evolved, rules have been established to ensure consistent and usable designs. Some of these rules were created simply because website creators abused certain principles without regard for their users. But these rules are not enforced by anyone and should be broken when necessary, especially when breaking them would lead to a stunning design.
Today we bring you a great set of exclusive Photoshop brushes which include 30 high resolution drippy sprays. The set was created by Grant Friedman from Colorburned exclusively for WDD readers. These brushes are completely free for both personal and commercial use so you can create any type of project with them with no restrictions, with the exception that we do not allow the redistribution
Many e-commerce and shopping websites suffer from poor quality design. However, when it comes to online t-shirt shops, creativity is high and there are plenty of designs that are worthy of mention. Many of these sites target the artists who create t-shirt designs, so it seems natural that they would feature an attractive website design. As you browse through this gallery of online
The MacBook and MacBook Pro are stunning examples of minimalist design. Their sleek lines, simple shapes, and uncomplicated designs are pinnacles of modern beauty. But let’s face it: they pretty much all look the same. Whether you have a basic 13″ MacBook, a MacBook Pro, or a MacBook Air, they’re all silver, they’ve all got a very similar shape (even though
Let me first get this out of the way: my blog posts at WDD are not for sale, and I stand to profit in no way from this post. That being said, I want to tell you about my success in finding great web hosting, as well as a good hosting deal for WDD readers that also lets you do some social good (more about this below). Choosing the right web hosting provider is one of the most difficult business decisions
Photo manipulation is an ever evolving collaboration between photography and graphic design. Combining certain elements to create a unique image, that can convince even the most experienced set of eyes, requires a very creative set of skills. Because the manipulation of a photo gives a realistic view of an unreal picture, you should have an open mind when gathering ideas on how to
In over 10 years of freelancing I’ve had the fortune, and sometimes misfortune, of working with some unusual clients. While each client is a unique individual, I’ve found that many characteristics and behaviors are similar from client to client. Most of my clients are typically small business owners in the US. If you are working with a different type of clientele, your
Today we bring you a great collection of portraits of the most iconic people throughout history. Portraits explore the relationship between the subject and the photographer or artist and usually continue to impress the viewer years after they have been created. The common thread running through all of these portraits is superlative design. Each is a masterpiece in its own right,
Whether it’s your portfolio, a blog, a marketing web site, or a collection of games, we all want to attract visitors to our website and to ensure that they have a pleasant experience. Usability measures the level of a user’s experience and can be characterized by how easily a given task can be completed; whether it’s done with prior knowledge, or by having the user
Facebook might not have all the glittery text and obnoxious backgrounds that MySpace has, but it still has its fair share of useless apps. This is especially true if you have ever tried to search for creative Facebook apps or those that may be of interest to creative people. If you have ever searched for such a thing, you have no doubt realized that there is an abundance of useless apps.
Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for. But data visualizations can make all of that much easier, allowing you to see the concepts that you’re learning about in a more interesting, and often