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!

3D Dreamy Scene On The Sky: Tutorial

Posted in 3D Effects, Tutorials6 years ago • Written by 17 Comments

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

Posted in Social Media, Web Design6 years ago • Written by 36 Comments

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

Posted in Freebies, Tools, Web Design6 years ago • Written by 11 Comments

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

Posted in Brushes, Freebies6 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

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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50 More Amazing 3D Typography works : Inspiration

Posted in Inspiration, Typography6 years ago • Written by 17 Comments

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!!!

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70 Free and Premium WordPress Themes

Posted in Themes, WordPress6 years ago • Written by 80 Comments

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.

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The First Month Of 1stwebdesigner

Posted in News, Web Design6 years ago • Written by 17 Comments

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

Posted in Freebies, Tools, Web Design6 years ago • Written by 18 Comments

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

Posted in Tutorials6 years ago • Written by 6 Comments

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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