Must See Photoshop CS5 Tutorials. Roundup from DesignFloat

Since Adobe Photoshop CS5 was released, the designers have been raving about this product. The situation hasn’t changed today and you can still observe the huge interest in it. It’s not surprising, ‘cause Photoshop CS5 offers a number of powerful features that can make your work with it easier. It shows great results and today we will speak about how to use all these advantages in your work. Of course, learning Adobe Photoshop CS5 can be a sort of a challenge, but well-done tutorials can always help you. This round-up features a good collection of simple and video tutorials that will take you from beginner to expert. There is no need to wait, try them out just now!

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100 + Stunning Adobe Photoshop CS5 Tutorials


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Round-Up of Photoshop CS5 Tutorials


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Kate MccGwire’s Feather Art – Intrinsically Discomfiting and Beautiful

Kate MccGwire is a London based artist who creates some really haunting art pieces using feathers in a deliberately overwhelming quantity. The serpentine feather formations she makes usually have an uncanny shape flow and invade space with truly uncommon surrealistic effects. The artist sorts and trims these feathers to envisage the very concept of beauty as something more complex. In every artwork the viewer can find different layers of meaning, cultural associations, and various mind states buried within the abstract physical form. Basically, that’s her attempt to have us rethink and reexamine our preconceptions of beauty, which may initially entice and then strongly repel or vice-versa. Contemplate her works and feel keenly this duality of our seeing, feeling and thinking – the ideas will be triggered resonating in your mind.

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20 Minimal WordPress Designs. Stylish Layout Solutions

Speaking about the latest trends in design, we should mention minimal style that gives professional and effective look to the web presence. In today’s post we’ve compiled the variety of minimal WordPress designs in order to show you the most interesting and catchy WordPress layout solutions that correspond the mentioned above design trend. Along with simplicity, minimal design also gives an opportunity to highlight the key points of the website and bring them in the focus of attention. Here you will find minimal WordPress designs of galleries, music bands, studios and 5 minimal WordPress themes as a bonus that you can use for your future projects. All of them feature catchy typography, elegant style, clean layout – everything you need to convey the information in the effective way. All these themes have links to the original sources where you can get them. So, let’s browse this tiny collection!

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Pop Faces by Joshua Scott. Iconic Status from a Different Angle

Perhaps, you have heard about the interesting series ‘Pop Faces’ by Joshua Scott and now you have great opportunity to check it out in today’s post dedicated to the art of this author. The most curious fact about these works of art is that they depict photos of well-known people in the unusual way. Each work is the photo of the crumpled photo of the iconic person. You can say that there is nothing special in such works and I will argue in favor of their originality, ‘cause they offer you to look at the famous people from a different perspective. What can be more interesting than to see the well-known things or people in the new light? In this collection you will find photos of a number of stars that you know quite well. Try to guess who they are.

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Pop Faces by Joshua Scott
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Pop Faces by Joshua Scott
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Frightening Proximity of the Past – WWII Photo Collages by Sergey Larenkov

Sergey Larenkov is a talented Russian photographer that took some old WWII pictures and combined them with perspective-matching photos that were taken nowadays. This simple technique brings awesome results by creating original time portals that help us to see the World War II from the different angle. Here you’ll see some absolutely legendary photos that are contextually mixed up with the present days captured in one single composition. At first it looks like WWII ghosts appeared at the streets of St. Petersburg, Vienna, Berlin and other cities. But if we take a closer look we can see that these photos are bringing us to another reality without any time limits and those are not ghosts. Btw, you can visit Sergey Larenkov’s livejournal page.

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PHP Tutorials to Enhance Your Skills. Roundup from DesignFloat

You always need to spend some time in order to find the useful information you are looking for. We have decided to help you and share the collection of PHP tutorials in this roundup. Whether you are a professional who knows a lot about this scripting language, or it is not your strong point, this information will become helpful for you. In this collection you will find a lot of PHP tutorials that will teach you PHP from the beginning, and also get useful tips and solutions from the professionals. We hope that these PHP tutorials will help you strengthen your skills in PHP.

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30 Awesome PHP Tutorials

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25+ PHP Tutorials & Techniques

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Compelling Photography Hints and Tricks

This post is dedicated to giving a handful of basic photography tips for the amateur to intermediate photographers. They’ll get essential tips on how to choose filters, lenses and perfect flash units, besides we’ll give important insights on lighting, exposure and composition techniques to go well beyond the typical snapshots and have fascinating digital photos. In addition, this blog entry will provide some guides for other aspects of photography embracing night, underwater, sunset and sunrise, food photography and many more. So anyone interested in capturing more compelling images will find this list indispensable to help you master your camera and get the most from your equipment.

Shooting Fundamentals

Photography Composition. Introducing the golden mean and the rule of thirds.

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20 Free Vintage Textures

What’s new today? We have decided to offer you this tiny collection of 20 vintage textures that you can use for free for your cool designs. As of late, vintage style is known to be enormously popular among web designers and, to tell the truth, it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere in the nearest future. Using vintage textures, you add the special look to your designs, create the retro mood that add the cool effect to the whole design concept. Feel free to browse this collection of 20 vintage textures and find the items you are looking for!

1. Vintage Strip Texture

 

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2. Textures 20: Old Books

 

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A Series of Drawings by Dan Slavinsky

We don’t know much about this artist, but his drawings can tell more than words. The stunning portfolio that you can find at his blog features his works with small descriptions. The name of this artist is Dan Slavinsky and the works we are interested in are architectural concept renderings. The whole title of the series of these images is “A Series of Drawings from the End of Time Bartlett, London 2010”. As you see, not too much information, but let’s return to his wonderful art. Each image is a sophisticated rendering of the fantastic concept. All these spirals, geometric lines along with science-fiction motives create the original mood and underline the talent of their creator. Let’s check out the aesthetics of these drawings by Dan Slavinsky together!

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Fragments of Arcadia

Drawings by Dan Slavinsky
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Architectural Possibilities of a Threshold

Drawings by Dan Slavinsky
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Learn More about Joomla. Roundup from DesignFloat

We all know Joomla as one of the most advanced software that turns out to be the ideal starting point for your website. You can easily learn the basic things about this CMS and the creation of Joomla-powered site will take you just few minutes. Even little programming skills are not a problem when you work with Joomla. If you want to learn more about it, feel free to browse this roundup dedicated to useful information about Joomla. Here you will find Joomla tutorials, extensions and tips that will help you to enhance your skills. Also feel free to check out Useful Joomla Extensions to Improve your Search.

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25 Ultimate Useful Joomla Tutorials

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A Bunch of Engaging Joomla 1.5 Tutorials

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