Role: Owner & Founder of Awesome 1WD
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!
You can create successful logotype just using letters and type adding just little accent. Creating logotype just search over different fonts, avoid using two or more fonts in logotype – most of the cases, different typefaces do bad more than something good. Every font has it’s own personality, keep it simple, avoid using fun fonts, because they will add a little bit shallow feel in most of the cases. There are great free font services, where You can choose between thousands of free fonts, and test them online simply typing desired word and browsing over different categories.Read More
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!Read More
Since previous article 38 Beautiful 3D typography works : Inspiration got really good results I decided to dig again even deeper and deliver even more amazing works and here You have - huge inspiration blast going to Your side!! Here is so much different and great techniques to look after, especially I liked that I found only one typography stuff with numbers “29″ – it was great accent and showed that not only letters have their expression forms. Maybe this stuff is simple, but I found it important. Okay, enjoy the stuff and get inspired!!!Read More
WordPress becomes more and more popular, so there a lot bigger demand for free and premium themes. We all are used to see themes like this not for free, that’s amazing what can be found all around the web. All themes are hand picked and elected from the best of the best! I didn’t want You to bother with standard or low-level themes – I chose only those ones, as I would be searching for myself and wanted to use! So here You have it – 70 Premium and Free WordPress themes!!! Cheers, friends and use them well!
If you want newer version with high quality free themes, check this 2012 edition article, with 80 more fresh WordPress themes.Read More
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 :)Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
I wanted to create very natural Ice text separately and later add it to iceberg image. In this tutorial we will learn to use different filter settings, create 3D text effect, different layer styles and much more! I hope it’s not too complex, I tried to keep it as simple as possible.
Scroll down the page to see finished result we will accomplish!
And just be sure to check out this tutorial and join me to these simple steps !!!Read More