Dainis Graveris

Role: Owner & Founder of Awesome 1WD

Dainis is 25 years young man, who struggled for 3 years while studying in design academy and working for local design agency, because of ignorant teachers and agency boss. He couldn't believe this is all life could offer to him! And then he discovered true Internet possibilities, he was lucky to find his passion early in life and take advantage of this beautiful Information (Internet) Age! Now he is committed to help others succeed, to help others take charge of their life and follow their passion! His goal is to open Your eyes and help unveil Your true potential!

Night Before Christmas : Photoshop Tutorial And WallPaper

Posted in Freebies, Text Effects, Tutorials, Wallpapers5 years ago • Written by 29 Comments

As I saw everybody enjoyed previous Christmas related tutorial, I decided to keep it that way and now I am offering You the next Photoshop task. Tutorial creation took me about 4 hours, so You could do this in 30min or an hour. I wish You good luck and please provide us with Your outcomes! We will use many different and useful techniques here so read everything carefully and ask if You don’t understand something.

And now I wish You good luck – and keep Your Christmas spirit going!

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The Third Month And Time To Talk!

Posted in News, Web Design5 years ago • Written by 12 Comments

Hey everybody!

It’s been a while I haven’t done any short post to check in with You guys and one more reason – it’s already the third month of my blogging carrier.

At starters I wanted to apologize for my laziness ( not really actually), but session in my academy starts in 8. December, but I don’t want to get bad marks in the field I love. If You don’t know I am learning as graphic designer, already the second course is at half.

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25 Winter, Snow And Christmas Related High Resolution Wallpapers

Posted in Freebies, Wallpapers5 years ago • Written by 17 Comments

Since everybody loved my previous wallpaper list – 35 Beautiful High Resolution Wallpaper Collection, I created one more wallpaper related article, but this time totally related to this time feeling, sense – everybody love Christmas, snow and winter! Also these works are great inspiration at least for me, creating in future more related tutorials. Also take a note looking through these wallpapers – which are really Christmas symbols like, snow, ice, gifts,  Christmas trees, night scenes..etc, oh well, that was at least for me interesting to see actual Christmas trends.

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Beautiful Christmas Vision Tutorial And Wallpaper

Posted in Freebies, Text Effects, Tutorials, Wallpapers5 years ago • Written by 32 Comments

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!

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11 Useful Sources To Learn and Improve HTML Skills

Posted in Coding, Coding, Freebies, HTML & CSS, Tutorials5 years ago • Written by 21 Comments

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!

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20 Design Related Audio And Video Podcast Sites

Posted in Freebies, News, Web Design5 years ago • Written by 20 Comments

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.

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How To Create Your Permalink Structure More User And SEO-friendly

Posted in HowTos, WordPress5 years ago • Written by 52 Comments

Okay, this time it will be just a small tip, I see many people do not know about. I must say this tip is for WordPress blog users, I don’t know what kind of system is in other blogs.

So what am I talking about??
Every WordPress blog user should use and customize their permalink structure. What permalink means and stand for? Permalinks are the permanent URLs to Your individual blog posts, categories, archives and others. It is URL that follows after Your web site address for example I use (example.com as web site front page address) – example.com/follows-permalink-address. You see?

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48 Snow, Ice, Snowflake and Christmas Brushes

Posted in Brushes, Freebies5 years ago • Written by 32 Comments

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!

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30 Sources To Get Your Web Design Inspiration

Posted in Freebies, Inspiration5 years ago • Written by 30 Comments

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.

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35 Beautiful High Resolution WallPaper Collection

Posted in Freebies, Wallpapers5 years ago • Written by 47 Comments

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!

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