June 2009


You know you’re a geek when your wallpaper is esoteric, not just pretty. Typophiles need to head to GraphicRiver to get their fix of 30 sleek typography wallpapers. You know you want to.

Would you like a free taste?

An elegant way to sell your product is to offer a free taste. Designers do pretty much the same thing when they offer freebies. Once tasted, you’re more likely to pay for the products they sell. That’s the theory anyway. The good folks at inspiredology, gomedia and designshard provide you with some excellent textures, wallpapers and vectors. For free.

Strange, odd and unusual.

There are times when Photoshop brushes can’t be simply categorised. They’re not grunge or floral or splatter…they’re unusual. The 75 sets available at DESIGNM.AG are quite exceptional. And odd.

Faster than a speeding bullet.

High Speed Photography displays that ‘Wow’ factor many photographers seek. Frankly, I think it has rather limited application, but if you want to give it a go, check out DIYPhotography to see how it’s done.

Happy snaps.

Travel photography doesn’t need to be relegated to the ‘Cheesy’ basket. There are countless tools to convert your happy snaps into creative masterpieces, and TimesOnline tells you how it’s done. This guide is aimed at photo manipulation novices.

Color vs colour.

Who else but COLOURlovers to explain the difference between usage of the words ‘color’ and ‘colour’. A simple history lesson for your edification.

DIY brushes.

It’s easy to find lots of free brush sets on the net (just check out our Tag Cloud). But there’s a certain satisfaction in creating your own, for a specific project. Jump into the tutorial at myInkBlog to find out how easy it is to create your own Photoshop brush.

Stupid name, cool brushes.

Brusheezy admits to having a stupid name, but it’s getting tough coming up with cool new ones. Perhaps they should have checked our post on Naming Rights and Wrongs. Either way, they do offer some interesting Photoshop brushes and patterns.

A sharper image.

Sharpening images in Photoshop seems relatively straightforward. But without a clear understanding of the basics, results can be patchy at best. Helen Bradley explains clearly what sharpening is, when and how to do it.

Icon find it.

IconFinder is a really useful online utility that searches through almost 70,000 icons in 130 sets. It does what it says it does, very quickly.