Dainis Graveris

Role: Integrator of Company's vision

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!

3D Dreamy Scene On The Sky: Tutorial

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Ok, it’s time for new tutorial. I wanted to create dreamy scene in the sky, learning different effects through all tutorial. We will use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and cloud stock image. Again we will use 3D effects to get the job done. And yes, if You can use, Xara 3D for this step – it will get a lot better results then using simple Illustrator’s Bevel&Extrude options. If You don’t know what Xara is , check out this review and tutorial using XARA 3D to get cool 3D effect. Let’s begin!

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30 Useful Sites Where To Submit Your Tutorials

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As I am starting to write design related tutorials, I wanted to find out all the possible places, where I can submit and publish them, because it is hard to get publicity if people don’t know about Your site and articles. It doesn’t matter what’s Your reason creating  tutorials, but traffic and publicity always helps to reach Your goals.

Anyway..here comes the list with tutorial submission sites, where I think it’s worth to submit, so You can open Your own traffic sources, get new users, subscribers and mainly publicity.

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15 Useful Color Mixers For Effective Designing

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I wanted to create this list, because there are times when I struggle choosing my design colors –  for me it’s not always easy task to just play with the colors and choose the right ones – of course, there are few favorite colors for everybody, but finding new great color combinations are not so easy task. That’s why there a lot of helpful resources to ease this task,  and I am here to show You those!

Hopefully this will help You to create new designs and the process will become a little easier.

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33 Beautiful Border And Corner Brush Sets

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Nice brush always comes handy in Your workflow and if You have ready brushes to choose from, it’s even better. So for now I created a huge list of corner and border brushes to use them in Your designs, posters or graphics. Each brush actually is for one corner, so just flip them in Your brush properties ( F5 to bring up brush options panel). There are more than 400+ brushes out here, so I think You have a little list now to choose from!

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The First Month Of 1stwebdesigner

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Hey! I wanted to check in with You, guys! Today is the first month of my website existence. I want to really say thanks to my loyal readers – for now I got 132 RSS readers – I really appreciate that You spend Your time reading and checking out my articles! Without You I am nothing!

Why I started to blog? Main reason was – I read many articles and sites, where other people say that blogging is the best thing happened to them. I thought why shouldn’t I give it a try! And yes, I totally agree – I started blogging and that’s one of the best things happened to me, even if it’s only the first month :)

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9 Great File Hosting Services Reviewed

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It really doesn’t matter what are You doing – there are time for everybody, when You need to upload files, share with them online or just keep somewhere You can always get those files from. In my early days I send my files to e-mail and that’s my way of file hosting. Now there are a lot more options, to choose from and the best way is to choose some file hosting service, so You don’t need to keep those files on Your own server and get better download and upload speed too. I made great list of 9 the most known free file hosting service sites You can choose from – choose the one which fits You the most.

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Easy Logo Creation From Bitmaps

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There are a lot of different ways, how to create logotype – it can be unique icon tied with company name or the field company is working, it can be stylized text – 3D text, outlines – actually there are unlimited opportunities how to fulfil this task. I just wanted to show You one more easy and effective way, how to create nice logotype in few easy steps. I love this way, because I am not so great in sketching, so here is my opportunity to do job effectively and maybe Your’s too!

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42 Free Nature And Floral Photoshop Brush Sets

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I really enjoy  natural, floral brushes – something that always comes handy while creating some new web designs, posters or everything else related. In the list you will find different Photoshop  brushes for every taste –  really inspiriting too!

I have a bunch of different brushes downloaded on my computer, but I wanted to see the best of them just in the one place.

There are more than 500+ brushes out here, so I think You have a little list now to choose from!

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45 Photoshop Tutorial Sites

Posted in Photo Effects, Text Effects, Tutorials, Web Design, Web Interface • Posted on 37 Comments

Adobe Photoshop is the most popular program, when it comes to graphic design. Great tutorials always become handy – You can look how other designers get his job done, and there are tons of different ways how to do the same job.

I saw many people creating different tops with different kind of tutorials, but I wanted to do something different and summarize different Photoshop tutorial sites. So here is my selection of different Photoshop resource sites with some great and unique tutorials out there. I hope You will enjoy and evaluate this list as I did! Now there is surely enough tutorials to master Your Photoshop skills!

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