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Best Website Builders for Small Businesses

by iulian
on June 21, 2014

in Sponsored

Nowadays, creating your own website is no longer a hassle thanks to the variety of website builders that allow you to take care of your current projects and not spend time on coding. What’s the best way for small design businesses to get started with their sites? Here’s a list of three website builders that […]

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40 Free YouTube Channel Art Background Images

by Jake Rocheleau
on June 12, 2014

in Freebies

Not so long ago YouTube updated their design specs to some type of newer One Channel. This features a single piece of background artwork that centers itself on your desktop monitor, smartphone browser, and television set. YouTube channels are becoming much more customized to fit any type of media display. This means you want to size BG images to the exact dimensions of 2560x1440px fitted right around the center.

If you don’t want to spend time in Photoshop then I’d suggest downloading a copy of some free YouTube channel artwork. I’ve collected 40 great examples ranging over a few different categories. The process of designing your own artwork isn’t too complicated and you can learn the basics within Photoshop after just a few hours of practice. If you’re serious about managing a YouTube channel with great video content, then you will definitely want to include some type of recognizable channel artwork.

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27 Tutorials for Creating Realistic Textures & Objects in Photoshop

by Jake Rocheleau
on June 2, 2014

in Photoshop

Understanding texture design opens up a world of possibility for graphics designers. Textures provide the illusion of realistic items for a poster or cover artwork. But you can also implement textures for mobile app interfaces or website designs.

Adobe Photoshop is the premiere graphics editing software and offers the best tools for the job. If you’re unfamiliar with any methods of creating texture then these tutorials are for you. I’ve cataloged a total of 27 articles covering items and backgrounds that you can build with Photoshop and some general creativity. Once you practice these underlying concepts it will become easier for you to redesign textures in the future.

Stylish Coffee Cup

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