Exclusive Free Textures of Wood Planks from 10ravens

I am very pleased to announce that the wonderful photographer’s over at 10ravens have supplied us with an exclusive set of gorgeous wood plank and wood fence textures to give away to all of our readers! Who is 10ravens? 10ravens.com is brand new website where you can find more than 10.000 of royalty-free textures and [...]

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Doritos Packaging Concept | 3DS Max Modeling Tutorial

Being a designer means that you will constantly need to come up with new concepts and ideas. The way we present them is of crucial importance. In the following tutorial, I will show you how I have modeled a new packaging concept for Doritos inside 3DS Max. You can see the whole concept and read [...]

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Photoshop Tutorial | Urban Wasteland Photo Manipulation

In this Photoshop tutorial I am going to show you how to combine different photos to create an Urban Wasteland composition. We will do some background removal by masking images and then composite them together into our scene. We will use adjustment layers to manipulate the colors and hues of our image to achieve the dark and grungy final result. These techniques are essential for photo effects and photo manipulation when using Adobe Photoshop.

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Create a Vintage Sci-Fi Movie Poster In Photoshop

In this fun Photoshop Tutorial we will be creating a vintage sci-fi spy movie poster. We will cover a few important topics like using Two Point Prospective, Analyzing and creating DOF(Depth Of Field), Colouring with reference to the original image and few more important basics of Photo Manipulation.

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Design Trends: 25 Awesome iPhone & iPad App Website Designs

Mobile is blowing up. O.K., maybe it’s already blown up and I’m just a bit behind the times, but regardless of my lack of technical savvy, mobile apps make up a huge market and today I want to look over one of the most recent trends I’ve seen in web design – iPhone and iPad [...]

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Creating a ‘Twitteresque’ Bird Vector in Photoshop

A creative way to to add some hand made twitter flare to your designs. In this tutorial I will show you how to draw a very simple but awesome twitter bird vector. I’ve used photoshop to create this but you could just as easily use illustrator as we’re mainly using the pen tool.

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MyInkTrail: Best of the Design Community – January 2011

The first month of 2011 has already come and gone. It was an exciting month for MyInkBlog. Here are the best articles, tutorials, freebies and more from the design community for January 2011.

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Huge Anniversary Giveaway: Winners Announced

A few weeks ago I celebrated this blog’s 2 year anniversary by offering a Huge Anniversary Giveaway. With 255 comments, it’s clear that you guys liked the prizes being offered. I don’t blame you, I wish I could have won some of them :) Thanks so much to everyone for the kind comments and your participation!

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What’s In Your Design Toolbox? Part 5: Matt Ward

This is part 5 of the Design Toolbox Series where I interview top designers about what tools they use to help them create their art. This series was largely inspired by Grace Smith’s “Show Me Your Dock Series.” It’s my hope that you can gain insight into what other designer’s are using, and hopefully find some new apps/tools to check out.

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Elements of an Awesome Artist Portfolio

Not long ago I did a post here on MyInkBlog calledElements of a Great Band Website which discussed the must-have elements that you should always include when designing a website for a band. The reason behind the post spawned from the fact that as a designer you never know who your next web client is going to be, and what kind of site they are going to require from you.

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MyInkTrail: Best of the Design Community – May 2010

The more MyInkTrails that I do the more I am convinced that more is not always better. I’m now much more focused on quality over quantity. Plus I’m frustrated with the lack of creativity with some blogs in the design community. Regardless, I dug deep and found some quality reads, and I’m sure I missed a few others.

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Blue Collar Designers: 5 Lessons From the Lunch Pail

The callused hands, the dirty brows, and the sweat-drenched boots. I’m talking about the blue-collar worker. The men and women who wake up every morning with a day full of manual labor in front of them. From coal mining to telephone pole repair to high-rise construction workers, the working class makes the world go with their hard work, dedication and sweat equity.

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