Design, CG Graphics & Inspiration

40 New and Free Icon Sets for Web Designers

40 New and Free Icon Sets for Web Designers

Icons are one of the most important features of any web related project and good icons are like a real godsend for web designers. Every designer knows that icons can do a lot when it’s needed to make a design look complete. Previously, we’ve shared with our readers some good collections of free icons and now it’s the time to provide you with some new sets you might find useful and even to add some of them to your collection. So, today we present 40 New and Free Icon Sets.

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  • January 20, 2012,
  • AndrewG

StarCraft Universe: 100+ Awesome Fan Artworks

StarCraft Universe: 100+ Awesome Fan Artworks

StarCraft is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. Starcraft has not that long, but very successful history. The first game of its series was released in March, 31, 1998 and was one of the best selling games for the PC, sold out with more than 11 million copies worldwide. Then it continued with the expansion pack StarCraft: Brood War and two authorized add-ons. The game’s sequel, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, was released in July 2010, with a further expansion pack, Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm, expected in 2012. With millions of fans all over the world, this space strategy game will be played over and over again.

That was a little prehistory, and now let’s move to the people who really love this game and create an amazing masterpieces expressing their artistic skills. Since I am a huge fan of this game, I decided to showcase some of my favorite pieces of StarCraft fan art for all of you to enjoy a really awesome works created by enthusiasts and the real artists. Most of these artworks were found on the Deviant Art. All of them are worth looking through, so check the collection up to the end and tell us your opinion in the comments.

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40+ New PSD UI Kits

40+ New PSD UI Kits

It has been a long time since we posted a roundup of 60 Free UI Design Kits, Templates and Resources, and now it’s the right time to refresh the collection with some new PSD UI Kits. Every designer has his own collection of resources and tools which he uses for saving the work time and completing the project with ease and pleasure. To find new and free PSD UI Kits to make your workflow better, you should certainly look through the list below. Enjoy and let us know what you think.

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  • November 18, 2011,
  • AndrewG

Collection of Finest Typography Designs

Collection of Finest Typography Designs

Typography is something that makes even unremarkable design look special. Through the years, it has been used by many designers in different ways for achieving the desired effect in design. A really creative person can find a lot of ways of using typography, for example, it can be used in typography pictures, book and magazine covers, web designs, logos, posters etc. All you need is to apply all your imagination and skills and you’ll get an amazing effect that will certainly impact on the whole project you’re working on. To awake your interest we’ve gathered a collection of finest typography designs.

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Fresh and Free Photoshop Brushes

Fresh and Free Photoshop Brushes

On the web there are hundreds of thousands Photoshop brush sets to satisfy the needs of any designer. And the great thing is that there are many talented designers out there who choose to help the community by providing free and useful Photoshop brush sets that you can download and use in your artworks and projects. As many designers prefer to use only high quality resources, they keep their own collections which can be used whenever they need it. But sometimes it’s quite not an easy task to surf the internet searching for the right tool. That’s why we’ve decided to simplify this process for you and gathered here Fresh and Free Photoshop Brushes you might want to add to your personal collection.

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  • October 21, 2011,
  • AndrewG

50+ Fresh Photoshop Actions

50+ Fresh Photoshop Actions

Photoshop actions are recorded steps that you perform on an image; these steps can be saved and replayed on another image later on. They are very useful for making some experiments with different effects and for saving the work time during the process of editing your photos. All you need is just to download the Photoshop action file then apply it to your images, explore how the action is built, choose which adjustments you would like to apply and that’s it, you can enjoy the results! Also, the great advantage of Photoshop actions is that they let you edit a lot of photos at once, without any need to edit them one by one. Here we’ve gathered a very handy set of Photoshop actions, to inspire you for a productive and creative work.

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  • October 11, 2011,
  • AndrewG

16 New Photoshop Gradient Packs

16 New Photoshop Gradient Packs

Every web designer knows that in order to get the job done quickly and efficiently, one should have a certain set of handy tools, which can be accessed at any time. Color gradients are not an exception. As you probably know, the gradient is a fill consisting of two or more colors smoothly blending together. The use of color gradients in creating a beautiful design and implementing it to your backgrounds, buttons, logos, and artwork is both simple and effective. In this post we’ve compiled the freshest and the best Photoshop color gradients you might want to try and add to your collection.

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  • September 2, 2011,
  • AndrewG

How to Optimize PNG and JPEG without Quality Loss. Part 1

How to Optimize PNG and JPEG without Quality Loss. Part 1

I would like to present to your attention a review dedicated to optimization of PNG and JPEG images without losing quality. Under “without quality loss” it is meant that there won’t be any visual difference between original and optimized images.

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Helpful Tools, Resources and Services for Web Designers

Helpful Tools, Resources and Services for Web Designers

Every designer has his own tools set that he uses everyday for project’s realization. Recently we’ve posted a round-up Timesaving tools for Web Developers and now we would like to showcase the same very useful collection that we’ve gathered for Web Designers. Here you’ll find useful articles, cheet sheets, grids, generators, editors etc.. Hope that it will help you to increase the tempo of your working time and to master your designer skills.

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  • July 19, 2011,
  • AndrewG

40 Creative Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

40 Creative Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

Fonts and typography are the things that can make your site look special and unusual. Fonts play a great role in attracting visitors to your web site and it is very important the way you present the text messages on your pages, especially if you need to highlight some information. And here, using your imagination and Photoshop skills you can achieve really awesome effects. Therefore, we would like to share with you the collection of 40 Creative Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials that might help you in improving your web site.

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  • June 29, 2011,
  • AndrewG

40+ Fresh And Free Pattern Sets

40+ Fresh And Free Pattern Sets

In this post we’ve gathered 40+ Fresh And Free Pattern Sets you can always download and use wherever you like. Look it through up to the end and you’ll find a lot of of creative, interesting and simply amazing patterns of different geometric shapes, various colours and textures. It doesn’t matter whether you are going to use some of these as a background for your web site or just want to try them for any of your design projects, you’ll definitely find these patterns very useful. They are available in various formats: .eps, .ai, .png, .pat, .psd and .jpg, so all you need is to download the one you like the most.

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Web Design & Dev Community News #4

Web Design & Dev Community News #4

Here at Splashnology our main purpose is to provide our readers with interesting, resourceful and useful content. Every time when surfing the web we pick out the freshest information for you to stay in the swim. So to your attention we showcase articles, tutorials, new services and more new freebies of the last week. We’ll try to bring you all the best in a way of weekly roundup. Hope you’ll enjoy it!

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Web Design & Dev Community News #3

Web Design & Dev Community News #3

Here at Splashnology our main purpose is to provide our readers with interesting, resourceful and useful content. Every time when surfing the web we pick out the freshest information for you to stay in the swim. So to your attention we showcase articles, tutorials, new services and more new freebies of the last week. We’ll try to bring you all the best in a way of weekly roundup. Hope you’ll enjoy it!

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50 Fresh & Free Icon Sets For Web Designers

50 Fresh & Free Icon Sets For Web Designers

On the web there is a great amount of free beautiful icon sets. And it’s really nice that some talented designers and artists are sharing their works by providing us some useful stuff for free. In this post we would like to present you 50 amazing and free icon sets which you can use for your web designs or your desktop. Please be sure to read the license agreements carefully before using all icons since this can change from time to time. Enjoy!

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60 Free UI Design Kits, Templates and Resources

60 Free UI Design Kits, Templates and Resources

There are a lot of different Web UI kits, Templates and Resources to make designer’s work easier and speed up the process of creating a wireframing kits, browser windows, form elements, grids, Mac OS X elements with the help of buttons, checkboxes, tab, drop down menus, etc. In this post we’ve collected the best and the most useful kits and recourses for the designers who want to mock-up a user-interface that will certainly save your time and simplify your life. All the kits presented below are absolutely free, so you can download them and use them as you like.

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“Etiquette” in Photoshop – Useful Tips For Web Designers

“Etiquette” in Photoshop – Useful Tips For Web Designers

Following these simple rules exclude many problems that might arise when working with HTML coders and designers.

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