August 2010

Beautiful Vintage Design: Showcase and Resources.

Vintage-style designs typically include textures, colors and some items that give it that vintage feel. In this post, VandelayDesign showcase some excellent examples for your inspiration, and they also feature some resources, like textures and Photoshop brushes, to help in your own vintage-style design.

Stunning Black and White Book Cover designs.

The showcase at TheInspirationBlog consists of over forty covers made up from books from all different genres; graphic design, art and culture, novels and and other non-fiction books. B&W book cover design surprisingly stands out tremendously well, especially with so many (or most!) books being full colour these days.

15 places to find awesome free Photoshop Brush Sets.

Regardless of what your needs are, there are places to find awesome brush sets for Photoshop — and they won’t cost you a penny! What’s more is that there are no limits to how you can use these free Photoshop brush sets in your designs, it’s all up to your imagination. Without further ado, TutorialBlog presents 15 great places to find awesome free Photoshop brush sets.

25 excellent Photoshop CS5 video tutorials.

ThemeFlash showcase Adobe Photoshop CS5 tutorials in videos from which you will learn a lot about different features of Adobe Photoshop CS5. Experience 64-bit support for fast performance as well as dozens of time-savers throughout your workflow.

32 unholy digital Gothic art skulls.

Perhaps the most commonly used iconic and symbolic figure used in horror and gothic art illustrations is the SKULL.  And with the advent of digital art, the horror genre has made tremendous leaps forward in the art world, and that’s why HybridLava have gathered 32 unholy gothic art skulls.

Creative PowerPoint and Keynote Presentation designs.

There’s a certain art to putting together a solid presentation and PowerPoint and Keynote are the primary tools of the trade.  To help you put together a great-looking presentation, WorkAwesome present 28 examples of creative presentation designs using Powerpoint and Keynote.

Creative Corporate Identity design showcase.

In this showcase at WsBlogz, you will find more than 40 Quality Identity and Stationery designs, which you can use to increase your creativity and get inspiration. They try to make their collections include many styles and unique ideas to help you stay up-to-date with trends and techniques.

No more boring Maps: 100 Old Maps for inspiration.

Aside from gathering some inspiration from this roundup at FreelanceReview, you may also find some of these maps make great textures or backgrounds, especially those with old wrinkly paper that looks very worn. The next time you need to include a map in your design, why not create a cool custom map design.

The extraordinary world of Ex Libris art.

‘Ex libris’, meaning ‘from the library of’, is a Latin expression concerning the artform of bookplates – stamps or labels inside books that identify the owner. Ex libris bookplates range from the simple to the decorative and elaborate, the obscure or even bizarre and surreal. DarkRoastedBlend presents an impressive showcase.

Beautiful examples of Brochure Designs.

A Brochure is a small booklet or pamphlet, mostly containing promotional material or product information. Here  is a showcase of  22 Beautiful Brochure Designs for another list of inspiration from NaldzGraphics.