The Basics of Illustrator Vector Manipulation

by Jake Rocheleau
on April 22, 2015

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful vector program made for digital and print designers. Vector shapes are made to scale without any quality loss, which makes them quite different from pixel graphics. This means vector graphics can be manipulated differently and under different contexts which may be confusing for new designers.

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In this post I’d like to cover a brief how-to process of vector manipulation in Adobe Illustrator. I’ll explain the absolute basics of shape tools and how to manipulate them. Photoshop users who are familiar with vectors will recognize some of these terms. Others who are brand new to Illustrator will just need time to practice the fundamentals of this powerful design suite.

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35 Best Premium Shopify Themes for E-commerce Web Shops

by Jake Rocheleau
on April 13, 2015

Looking for a captivating layout to entice potential customers into your webshop? Well look no further than these brilliant Shopify ecommerce themes! Shopify is one of the safest content management systems that you could use to build an online store. Along with a manageable backend panel the entire website is often easy to customize with a unique theme.

In this post I’ve collected 35 unique website themes for Shopify. The designs are brilliantly hand-crafted to work with practically any market or product. Regardless of what you’re selling it shouldn’t be tough to find a theme which perfectly matches your web store. Take a peek at some of these examples and see if any specific designs catch your attention. There are several shopify plans for users of any type to choose from depending on your store needs and budget.

Finding a custom E-Commerce Shopify Theme will save you from having to pay a designer a handsome amount to get something from scratch. These Shopify E-Commerce themes look professional and give a business instant online credibility find your favorite or Start your FREE trial now! and give it a whirl. We hope to ease the pain of finding a quality shopify E-Commerce theme with this brilliant collection.



Minimal Vintage Responsive

Great Shopify Theme for any line of products and you want that vintage, classic look.


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How To Use Photoshop Adjustment Layers

by Jake Rocheleau

Most people who are familiar with photo editing should know about image adjustments. These are used to affect a photo’s levels in light & color. The only problem with using typical adjustments is that they can damage an image’s pixels permanently.

preview adjustment layers photoshop

This brief how-to will explain the benefits of using an adjustment layer instead of a typical adjustment. Non-destructive workflow is crucial to becoming a master of Photoshop. We’ll be using many of the same tools and interfaces but they’ll be applied onto a separate layer rather than directly onto the image itself.

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37 Best Websites for Online Tools & Design Resources

by Jake Rocheleau
on April 8, 2015

Free online tools have reshaped the way designers work on digital projects. The Internet is full of amazing resources for free photos, code libraries, icon sets, and loads of other splendiferous goodies. It can be difficult keeping up with new websites so I’ve organized this collection of the best modern resources and online tools for designers.

Everything in this gallery is 100% free to use in any type of project work. Many sites are resource-driven which share free graphics or code snippets. Other sites behave more like web applications where you can build wireframes or test a demo website live in the cloud. Be sure to check out these resources and see if anything in particular captures your attention.

Photoshop Etiquette

photoshop etiquette website resource

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All in One – Big Bundle for Creatives Super Deal

by Dustin Martin
on April 7, 2015

Head over to today and get their All in One Super Bundle with unique resources from authors of Creative Market. Get 26 Items and Bundles from 8 different Authors, Font, Logos, Labels, Badges, Graphics, Add Ons and more. This deal last for the next 15 days and run $29.


Caferus Font

Caferus is inspired and designed for restaurants and Coffee Shops who use vintage concept, for lettering, logo, posters, t-shirt, etc.
Caferus also gives you an easier usage with layouts because you’ll have all the fonts on OTF version:

Caferus Layer Family
Caferus Normal (Sans-serif Bold)
Caferus Slim Regular (Sans-serif Light)
Caferus Regular (Serif)
Caferus Ornament Regular ( OTF & Vector eps CS3 )


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Floral Super Bundle Graphics & Illustrations

by Dustin Martin
on April 2, 2015 has another great deal for you. A Floral Super Bundle. Included in this bundle are over 1900 illustrations and graphics as well as 17 fonts. Retail for all of this would be over $600, they are giving it away for $29 for the next 30 days. Purchase this deal and you can use it for personal or commercial use. ( They also have a deal if you tweet the deal you can get 10% off). Here are a few examples of what you will get.


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Basic Shape Manipulation Techniques in Photoshop CS6

by Jake Rocheleau
on March 27, 2015

Adobe Photoshop has come a long way since it was originally released in 1990. While Adobe has put out their latest “monthly subscription” suite of Creative Cloud, many designers choose to stick with the last iteration of CS6.

The CS6 pack is still incredibly powerful and there’s not much of a difference from CS6 to CC. However going back in time there is a tremendous difference between CS6 and CS2 or CS3. So it’s worth getting up to speed with all the new tools and techniques for the CS6/CC collection.

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This how-to guide will focus on how to manipulate shapes in Photoshop CS6. The options bar has some new tools and there are brand new techniques for creating shapes at manual width/height values. If you’re using either CS6 or CC then these tips will dramatically improve your workflow.

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30 Free Premium WordPress Themes

by Dustin Martin
on March 26, 2015

30 Free and premium WordPress themes will give you a professional Website in minutes if you are a looking for a , real estate or photographer website. It possible to get your site up quicker than you think with these Free Premium Themes.

Why do you need them? It`s obvious. For example, you have to create a website for your business the main purpose is to help users or customers  find your  website and to create a proffessional  image of the business. Choose a premium education theme from our stunning collection and you’ll see it really works. Stunning designs will give you potential for thousands of visits. Be sure, that after their first meeting with your site your users will have a good impression and convert in whichever way you are wanting them to.

Looking for a Real Estate Website? To be successful your business must be visible to the public. What if  you do not need to pay extra money for advertisement in publications or TV. Your site can be the best ways to attract new clients. One of 30 free premium WordPress themes can do most work for you. The visitors will find and contact you themselves. Just show them attractive pictures of real estate you are offering. Add description and show to the whole world how great you are.

And finally, if you are a professional photographer, portfolio should be a reflection of your creativity. And these original free and premium WordPress templates will reflect only the best images! They will transform your portfolio into a piece of art. Furthermore, it will be cheap and cheerful! The only thing left is to take a look at this stunning collection and choose the best.

Unobtrusive Real Estate Agency WordPress Theme

 Real Estate Agency Responsive WordPress Theme

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30 Flat Analytics Dashboard Charts & Graphs for Website UI Design

by Jake Rocheleau
on March 24, 2015

Online dashboards like Google Analytics are some of the most advanced modern web applications to date. They pull data related to stats, sales numbers, or conversion rates and display this information in sortable charts. Each dashboard has a set of personal needs which can be met through expertise in web design.

The following examples are perfect for any web designer currently working on a dashboard interface. Some designers may choose to create a dashboard merely for practice while others could be working on a real-world client project. Either way this gallery is perfect for anyone who’s looking for inspiration for an aesthetically-pleasing and usable dashboard.


nettrap dashboard ui interface design

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