Free Abstract Photoshop Brushes

Adobe Photoshop comes with a basic package of brushes, but it is not enough for creative minds. That’s why so many designers try their best to create more Free Abstract Photoshop Brushes for you to choose. This immense variety can impress even the most exacting user, give the real edge to the creative workflow and take the designs to the next level. Using them, you can easily add whatever cool effects to your work and make it special. Here is a compilation of Free Abstract Photoshop Brushes that are ready to be added to your library. All of them are free and ready for immediate download. Create your own artworks easily!

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Abstract Photoshop Brushes by JavierZhX

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Paint Lines Brushes by brushking.eu

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Pop Culture Illustrations by Fab Ciraolo

This artist has interesting style of presenting himself. Once seen, you’ll recognize his artworks among a number of others. The amazing artist I’m talking about is coming from Chile in Latin America, and today I offer you to focus your attention on the illustrations by Fab Ciraolo. Probably, you have seen his works created in pop art style that is a mix of a number of cool psychedelic details. The most controversial elements are mixed in his illustrations thus creating the special memorable style. Here is the selection of illustrations by Fab Ciraolo that can add inspiration to your daily mood.

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Little Red Riding Hood

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Too Late to Die Young

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Informative CSS3 Navigation Menu Tutorials

I guess this post will be interesting first of all for the CSS3 fans and all web design junkies that are going crazy about various tricks and time-saving hints. Considering the growing populairty of various CSS3 tutorials now we can observe diversification of topics that can be covered by CSS3 tutorials. Current collection of CSS3 navigation menu tutorials clearly demonstrates that soon we will have great opportunities for creating different website components and important navigation elements with the help of CSS3 combined with jQuery etc. Our today’s post combines mostly fresh CSS3 navigation menu tutorials from 2011 but also we’ve included few “bestsellers” from 2010 and we hope you’ll appreciate that. Navigation menu is the cornerstone of any website and now you can easily create it with the help of these wonderful tutorials.

1. Creating a cool CSS3 Dropdown Menu

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2. Pure CSS DropDown Menu using :target pseudo class

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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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Coney Island

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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

Illustrations by Berto Martinez

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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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