Creative Fliers Inspiration: Reggae

The reggae genre provides some awesome inspiration. The fliers we found are vibrant and full of life. I love the mix of urban and grunge. Check it out; be inspired!

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A Review of Elegant Themes

Elegant Themes provides an interesting alternative to most premium theme sites. For the very reasonable cost of $19.95 per year you get access to all of their premium themes as well as the new ones they create in the future.

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Creative Fliers Inspiration: Rock

This is part 1 of a 6 part collaborative effort with Christopher Tarampi of Esthetic Core. We will be showcasing inspirational fliers and posters in different genres. In this first part we will showcase the rock genre.

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Freebie: MyInkBlog Snowflake Brushes

I’m always meaning to give away more freebies to my awesome readers, but somehow I never get around to it. Well, at the very least here is a set of 8 cool snowflake brushes for Photoshop right in time for winter and the Christmas season.

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MyInkTrail: Best of the Web, November 2008

The design community again impresses this month with quality articles, tutorials, freebies and some new sites I’ve stumbled on. This is by far my longest MyInkTrail. I hope you find the content as useful as I did!

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10 Fantastic Christmas Inspired Tutorials

I absolutely love this time of year! I figured I’d help get everyone in the Christmas spirit by sharing some awesome Christmas related tutorials I’ve found. Have a look, I hope you enjoy them!

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Breaking Through Creative Blocks

Working in a creative field, such as design, can be taxing on the imagination. But there are some ways that have proven effective to folks who have faced these times, and come through them with success. And they all involve taking a mental five.

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An Interview with Liam McKay

Liam McKay is a designer that is constantly growing and improving. Every design he creates seems to top the one prior. That’s impressive; and it’s something I always strive for in my own work. I’m stoked Liam agreed to this interview.

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MyInkBlog Flickr Group Showcase III

Every 50 new members to MyInkBlog Flickr group yields an inspirational post of the best work from that period. If you want to be a part of the next showcase, all you have to do is join up, and submit some fantastic design work.

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Design a Realistic Sandwich Bag

This tutorial covers the use of filters, brushes, the pen tool, masks, and maybe a couple other techniques; all in order to create a realistic sandwich bag from scratch.

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BlendFu: Photoshop and GIMP Brushes!

I love discovering awesome Photoshop brushes. So it’s good news that I keep learning about new Photoshop brush sites. However, the market for any service can very quickly become over saturated with too much of the same. Despite the volume of these type of sites, I try to give each one a fair shake to see if they separate themselves in any manner.

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A Very Snowy Tutorial

This tutorial will cover a lot of ground (that may or may not be a bad play on words :) ). We will use both Illustrator and Photoshop to create a cool winter background. The focus will be showing you how to create custom patterns in Illustrator and custom brushes from these patterns in Photoshop. I think you’ll find a lot of these techniques very useful.

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