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Helvetica - Why is it SO Popular?

November 17, 2008 in Articles by Steve Tolley

The other day I was thinking about what font to use for a some Photoshop work I was doing, and whilst searching through the many different fonts I had, the one that jumped out at me was Helvetica I don’t quite know what it was about the font that stood out so much to me, was it the simplicity, the beauty or something else, this got me thinking and so I did some research…

17 of the Most Visually Beautiful HDR Images

October 28, 2008 in Articles by Steve Tolley

After a break for a little while, and concentrating on my University Assignments I am back with another collection of inspirational and stunning images, this time its a collection on beautiful HDR images,

1000 Business Card Giveaway - Winners Announced!

October 20, 2008 in Contests by Steve Tolley

So it’s been 2 weeks since I announced the 1000 Business card giveaway and today is the day where the winners are announced,

User Link Feed

October 17, 2008 in Other/Misc by Steve Tolley

Hello! Welcome to the User Link Feed. Anyone can submit links with a short description which will then appear in the sidebar. Links must be approved before appearing and we filter out links that aren’t relevant to the audience. We generally want:

The ‘Colour’ Wallpaper Tutorial

October 16, 2008 in Designing by Steve Tolley

This tutorial is an addition to the previous wallpaper tutorial I did, as that got such a good response I thought I would make another wallpaper this time using different methods to achieve quite a unique look.

Making a Compact Disc Icon

October 6, 2008 in Designing by Steve Tolley

This tutorial will show you the steps and techniques used when creating a CD icon which can be used on websites etc… Very useful as the same techniques can be applied when making other icons/images

1000 Free Business Cards Up For Grabs

October 4, 2008 in Contests by Steve Tolley

If your a designer, business man/woman, web designer, or have any job where business cards will come in handy then this giveaway is for you…

Monthly Roundup - September 08

October 1, 2008 in Articles by Steve Tolley

September has been a crazy month for me, getting prepared for university, trying to maintain this website, starting university and getting stuck in as well as releasing a second website it has all really kept me on my toes, hence the reason for the lack of posts/tutorials over the past week or two, hopefully things are settling down now and I can resume normal posting, roll on october…

Text Quickie - WireFrame 3D Text

September 30, 2008 in Text Effects by Steve Tolley

This is a quick text effect tutorial on how to make a 3D wireframe effect, I will show you the basic principle of how to get the effect and will then leave you to experiment with the other letters,

Best of The Week - 15th To 21st September

September 21, 2008 in Articles by Steve Tolley

As of this week every sunday I am going to produce a ‘Best of The Week’ Selection where I will look through the weeks top Tutorials, Articles and Resources and produce a list of the best ones found, This being my first some feedback in the comments would be appreciated to say whether or not you like the idea,

The ‘Creativity’ Wallpaper

September 18, 2008 in Designing, Website News/Updates by Steve Tolley

This tutorial is possibly one of my favourites as I love the outcome, we are going to create a desktop wallpaper with a bit of a difference, we will use a range of techniques and most importantly we are going to use our imagination and creativity skills,

Advertising on Photoshop Tutorials

September 17, 2008 in Website News/Updates by Steve Tolley

Yes that’s right, Buysellads accepted me into their beta period to try out their advertising scheme, so what’s available I hear you ask, well…

Top Designers and THEIR Inspiration

September 16, 2008 in Articles by Steve Tolley

In the 2nd part of my design inspiration article series I asked 2 TOP Designers/Photoshoppers to let me know what inspires THEM in order to see how they come up with their ideas and what artists, websites, sources etc…they use, here are the answers that I got,

Creating A Retro Grunge Poster

September 12, 2008 in Designing by Steve Tolley

This tutorial is an add on from the Poster article the other day, we will create a Retro/Grunge style poster using the pen tool some textures and playing with text to make it look more retro,