Photoshop Actions. Roundup from DesignFloat

Using Vintage Photoshop Actions, you can easily give a cool vintage look to the photo you are working with. Such recorded series of Photoshop tasks ideally suit the purpose of improving your workflow, making it faster and easier. Today, when there is a number of Vintage Photoshop Actions tutorials and resources, you have to try them out in order to see which of them can be useful for your own works. In today’s roundup you will find the ultimate collection of Photoshop Actions that will help to achieve the attractive retro and vintage look of your photos. Try these time-savers and create your own stunning works with cool vintage effect!

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100+ Outstanding Photoshop Actions to Enhance Your Photography

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60 Useful Photoshop Actions to Enhance your Photos for Free

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NYC’s Day and Night Combined in Stephen Wilkes Photography

For this Thursday we’ve made a series that captures a transitioning of day into night within a single photograph. In fact, this is going to be about a fine art project Stephen Wilkes has produced about New York in the beautiful patches of day and night. “Day to Night embodies a combination of my favorite things to photograph; people on the street melded with epic cityscapes, and the fleeting moments throughout the day and night,” noted the author. Well, we should admit that these exceptionally well done photographs add a surreal dimension to various iconic New York places. To split the landscapes from AM to PM and create such a surrealist effect, Stephen kept his camera at a fixed angle for up to 15 hours, then weaved and blended the shots into one frame. Let’s now contemplate all the bustle of the city within these breathtaking shots. Hope, those of you who have never been to NY will have the time to make it up to see this in person.

The Flatiron, NYC

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Cows in Web Design – Websites Saying Moo

The phrase “Purple Cow” is the leading one in our today’s post. And it is not only because we are going to present you the websites with original designs, but because all of them contain the images of a cow. Cows in Web Design – that is the point of our interest today. When we speak about websites, the term “purple cow” is used to mark those that are out of the ordinary and stand out of the crowd. As well as the purple cow attracts attention, the creative designs attract more visitors and clients. All sites from our list are eye-candy and all of them are interesting for us because of cool cow illustrations integrated in them. While browsing the web, you can notice that quite a lot of sites use cow images in their designs. The subjects of these sites range from the cattle-breeding to the web design studios. In any case, cow images bring them some catchy look and creativity. It seems to be a certain trend and you can easily check it out in this tiny compilation of Cows in Web Design.

You may also want to check out TemplateMonster’s showcase of 40 websites that use creative illustrations as a part of their design. There should be plenty of ideas of how you can incorporate illustrative style into your own website.

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Cow & Monkey

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Smoking Cow

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Inspiring Illustrations by Berto Martinez

This week I was lucky to find the amazing illustrations done by Berto Martinez, Barselona based illustrator. The portfolio of this gifted Spaniard seemed to me quite interesting, and I have decided to share it with you. Various works can be found in his collection including the professional illustrations of celebrities like Anna Wintour, Obama Stromae, Didier Deschamps, and the bright fashion illustrations. The latter pieces of art are something that all fashion fans will certainly enjoy. The themes of his illustrations range from interior, life style, fashion to social environment issues. He tries to depict everything close to reality from the view point of a photographer, but adding some effective accents and the special attractive tone. Here you can admire some of amazing illustrations done by Berto Martinez.

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Tosca

Illustrations by Berto Martinez

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Fashion Illustration

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Booyah! Old School Rave Flyer Designs

Oh, those ’90s! Like any other decade the ’90s have its own traditions and have brought us many great things that have became classics by now. Rave culture was a real breakthrough for the music industry. I’m sure that many of you remember those days of acid colors in outfits and strong beats in loudspeakers. It is a well-known fact that rave music has gained world recognition in early 90′s and today we want to draw your attention to the graphical aspect of the rave culture. The following set consisting of fifteen rave flyers and perfectly present original design solutions that were used for creating these flyers. We hope that these original retro exhibits will remind your good old days and you’ll search for old music tracks to dive in the atmosphere of cool rave all-night party.

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User Interface Tips. Roundup from DesignFloat

Welcome the next roundup from DesignFloat! Today it is dedicated to User Interface Tips that can become of a great use for all of you. To meet the needs of the users, the usability of your site should always remain high and it is your task to maintain it on this high level. A properly designed user interface helps accomplish this task, and you can always learn more about it from some useful resources. The tips from this roundup and clear examples will help you design the website that is favorable to its visitors and make it successful.

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10 Tips For Android UI Design

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Interview with User Interface Designer Callum Chapman

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Kite Photography – New Look at The Old World

A thoroughly enjoyable day with a very light wind can make all the better for making spectacular birds-eye photos. If you geared up for such a pastime, then go fly a kite to give photo buffs awesome aerial views. But first see how other people had a go with their kites! All pictures listed below were taken from a camera suspended on the line of a kite. This is so called kite aerial photography or simply KAP. Did you know that KAP was utilized in the late 19th and early 20th centuries for military reconnaissance, disaster assessment, scientific surveys, capturing cities’ novel views, and more purposes? No, seriously, this form of remote sensing rooted itself long ago. Well, no wonder, up in the air photography gives us a slightly different view of the earth. See therefore if you can pick out all the tiny things that are captured on these fabulous shots!

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Top 20 Free Patterns to Download Websites

Whether you are designing a website, or just looking for the appropriate background for your twitter page, some posters, print ads, billboards, free patterns will help you to bring your ideas into reality. They play a role in the process of creating an eye-candy look of a website, and can easily make it memorable and effective. When you just start thinking about the future design, don’t hesitate and browse Free Patterns to Download Websites to find the useful and creative items you need. Of course, there are a lot of them all around the web, but it’s really time-consuming to find the one you need. Here we present you a bunch of cool Top 20 Free Patterns to Download Websites that offers patterns of various kinds. Using them you will surely make your designs fresh and lively!

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Ava7

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Adobe

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Hypnotic Art by Tarin Yuangtrakul

You all have got used to Tuesday posts centered around the works of one artist, and today it will be dedicated to the Art by Tarin Yuangtrakul. His vision of art and the obvious talent that he possesses along with his maturity give the perfect understanding of his wonderful hypnotic artworks. His portfolio is full of both colored and black and white graphic works. The series of the latter is noticeable for the usage only the shades of black and white, hints of geometry and strong visual impact on the viewers. He mixes traditional and digital art and in such a way explains the ideas of his pieces. This young artist from Bangkok, Thailand who is currently studying Graphic Design at Chulalongkorn University creates his inspirational pieces that become popular as soon as they are posted at his site. Hope, we’ll see more art by Tarin Yuangtrakul in the nearest future, and now let’s enjoy his recently created expressive works.

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Art by Tarin Yuangtrakul
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Art by Tarin Yuangtrakul
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10 Best Photography Applications for iPad

iPad along with its elder brother iPhone has changed the mobile world forever, but we have nothing to complain about because these awesome devices have started real mobile revolution. It is hard to find really useful and efficient applications today and we are going to help you with our short review of ten awesome photography applications for iPad. Please consider that our list does not only contain photo editing apps but also some very interesting software connected with photo blogging and other stuff. So, please welcome our vision of the best photography applications for iPad. Of course we would be glad to hear about your favorite iPad photo apps in the comments section.

1. Photogene

ipad-photo-applications Photogene was created for large screen devices and now you can easily edit your photos “on the go”. This software has great user interface and now you can improve any photo without having great skills. We must mark out such great features as multiple color adjustment (color levels, exposure, contrast, saturation). Also you can apply sharpen filters or use pencil filter. Besides don’t forget about fun effects including text balloons, frames etc.

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2. Beautiful Panoramas

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As you may have guessed this application is created for all panorama addicts. This applications delivers stunning 360 degree panoramas to iPad. You can easily navigate trough your photo with an excellent zoom system. Beautiful Panoramas app was created by professional photographer and you’ll feel it once this app will be installed on your iPad.

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3. Filterstorm

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Filterstorm attracts with its very intuitive and simple user interface which allows you to choose among various editing tools. You can use masking tools which can be applied to any of the filters by brush, color range, and gradient, as well as to the entire image. Another great thing about this application is that you can use video tutorials to learn more about some particular features and tools.

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