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Dainis Graveris is 23 years old blogger and designer, founder of 1stWebDesigner, now more silently managing everything behind the scenes. He usually hangs out in Twitter tweeting design related links and chatting with people. If you have any questions or feedback that's the best place to start! Cheers!
It’s been a while since I haven’t done any tutorial for Photoshop, but my Christmas spirit is telling me, I must do something to change that. Yes, I am totally deep in heap of snow and I am throwing one snowball to You too! Actually this is just my first attempt to create something like that, so don’t be harsh, but hey – maybe You can just smile and accompany me in this simple Christmas wallpaper tutorial?
We will learn how to use pen tool, use paths, smudge tool and yes – how to create 3D effect in Photoshop in joyful way!Read More
If You are graphic designer, You should learn also some simple coding too. If You are new to this simple coding, You could find this resources useful. I listed few resources, I prefer to learn from and hopefully You’ll learn something too. This article isn’t very long, because I think You should choose just one place, where to learn from.
Okay, no more long discussions – enjoy!Read More
It’s very important to keep up with forever-changing design community – this profession requires regular learning, if You don’t want to fall back. Audio and video podcasts both are popular at the latest time because of iPods and other media audio and video players. Video podcasts is great way to easily learn new skills and communicate with reader with visually appealing presentation and audio. Audio podcasts are very useful, because You can for example go somewhere, training, but do both things in the same time. I listen podcasts for example while training, running or just moving from point A to point B.
I am amazed how many great and professional podcasts are out there so I am presenting to You 20 useful audio and video podcasts.Read More
Soon the Christmas time will come, and winter related designs will become more and more popular – I am hoping these brushes will help You to create all those winter season works. There are pine, ice, snowflake, snow and many different Christmas brushes for every taste in this list.
Also these brushes are great inspiration to remind You the most popular Christmas symbols.
Put these brushes in good use or just bookmark them for later use! Remember soon these brushes will become handy!Read More
If You are developing web designs, then You know there is times when You struggle without any ideas. That’s the time when these web sites becomes handy. I collected nice list with some of the most known web gallery sites showcasing and listing well design sites into different categories, letting You to promote and demote all designs.
Every site is a little bit different, so make sure to check everyone of these and pick up Your most favorite ones. Hope this list will help to get Your inspiration back.Read More
Having inspiring picture on Your desktop always help – every time You look at specified picture, You look to it carefully and slowly find out how idea has been created and if You learn from the best – You are taking something from that work too. Take the best out of these creative works, and evolve Your eye view together with us.
I found several great sources so just check given sites for more wallpapers and get inspired!Read More
This is Part 2 of these article series – again I needed to separate those articles, otherwise I couldn’t post them online. So here is continued list with reminding half of plugins. And You’ve got also bonus plugins at the end of the post..well not really bonus, but I didn’t find these mentioned everywhere else, but these are really worth checking out! So enjoy the list and feel free to add more plugins, if you know any! And yes..thanks for patience and hopefully You’ll find these useful!Read More
WordPress plugins are really great thing, because You even don’t need to know something about coding to install and use really great features, You’ve seen in professional blogs. So this list is separated in parts, so You can easier catch plugins You are interested in. If You’re interested for example in SEO, just check out SEO part and get the best plugins there are optimizing Your blog. With thee plugins I think You shouldn’t need to worry about plugins for some time.Read More
Illustrator brushes are always underestimated and AI brushes are a lot less around than Photoshop brushes, but I looked all over the web to search for the best brushes, I could find. Also note, in Adobe homepage You must register in order to download brushes, but I think it’s really worth it and for the most cases read description to use brushes correctly. So here You have 30 beautiful Illustrator brushes for daily use! And I am really hoping these brushes will help in Your workflow, as these do and did in mine. Cheers!Read More