This is large round-up of best User Submitted Community News resources for designers and developers posted by other blog owners have been submitting on GRAPHIC DESIGN JUNCTION over the last couple of days. You will find great inspiration for your designs, tools, giveaways, awesome photos etc. Hope you will find useful resources below and help submitting good articles if you find some.
Please feel free to join us and you are always welcome to share your thoughts even if you have more reference links related to other tips and tricks that our readers may like.
Here is a list of User Submitted Community News – November 2010. Enjoy!
Stunning Digital Art From The Gundam Series
Digital art inspiration can stretch into films, television programmes, video games and many other subjects. Here I have chosen to showcase artwork of the Gundam robot series.
Free 3D Blur Menu
Carousel style XML driven menu with blur effect. Easily to adjust parameters and to specify unlimited images and URLs in the XML configuration file.
Thanksgiving 2010: As Designers What Are We Thankful For..?
As a design community we often receive help and support from family and others, here designers answer the question; As designers what am I thankful for in 2010?
Thanksgiving greeting card PSD
As the Thanksgiving season is oncoming, I have released a wonderful PSD freebie, Thanksgiving greeting card in Photoshop PSD format. Happy Thanksgiving!
Create Cool Posters With Photoshop Tutorial Collection
Designing Posters is very interesting to do with Photoshop or Illustrator. If your fun of creating Posters, here are some cool list of tutorials that could improve your skill more and better. This article is a Create Cool Posters With Photoshop Tutorial Collection. Some of this tutorials are a combination of Illustrator and Photoshop.
30 Coolest Abstract iPhone Wallpapers
Bought a new iPhone and couldn’t find any cool iPhone wallpaper from anywhere? Here is where your search ends. Here are 30 really cool abstract wallpapers for your iPhone.
50 Websites To Download and Read Online Free E-Books
Electronic books known as e-books became a very important part of our lifes.As the technology goes very fast,the e-books deal out from this fast growth and people begin to prefer reading e-books which is easy to find and share with each other
Type Showcase: Free Fonts Which I Love to Use in my Designs
After quite a few months of gathering quite a large collection of different fonts from all over the place I decided it was time to show off some of the best fonts I’ve found.
75 Fresh Websites for your Inspiration
Today, a website is not just information but also usability, design and ergonomics. The problem is that with these requirements, a simple web programmer is not enough, now we need true digital artists, people who know how to combine colors, images and fonts to create pieces of electronic art. Below you have 70 examples of sites that fit perfectly into todayâ€™s requirements.
Vintage business card PSD
Vintage business card Photoshop PSD download in two PSD files that are fully editable. They are CMYK print ready in 3.75Ã—2.25 inches with 300dpi resolution.
40 High Quality XHTML/CSS Website Templates
These are 40 Creative free download high quality XHTML/CSS website templates. Which are collected from different web resources for users. These templates includes business templates, game zone templates, hosting templates, electronics templates, design studio templates, online stores, etc.
Create a textured website layout
Learn how to create a textured layout made out of pixel patterns
Absolutely Stunning Dark Photo Manipulations
As you are aware photo manupulation can come in various forms but today we will be only focusing on dark and gothic manipulations created by some very talented designers and artists.
Create Cool Web Layouts With Useful Photoshop Tutorials
Photoshop is an excellent tool for creating attractive websites, so today we make very wide collection of Photoshop tutorials for creating cool web design layouts. There are all different types of websites and styles of design represented, so you should certainly be able to find some useful tutorials on Tech Blog layout, Modern Blog layout, Professional Web 2.0 layout and Business Website layout etc. from this group.
Photography Inspiration Showcase: Glasses Are Beautiful
Today I showcase a great selection of the subject wearing glasses to highlight just how beautiful glasses wearers can be, they encompass all styles of photography.
Best Work Practices For a Freelance Web Designer
If you are working as a freelancer in the web designing industry then there are many things which you should take care of. You have to show your professional end to take your client under confidence and make them believe that you can deliver them exactly what they want for their site.
Photoshop Tutorial: Turn a Picture of Your Face into a Glamorous Digital Painting
This tutorial will provide several techniques on how to transform an ordinary portrait into a digital painting style one, like softening the hair, basic make up and lightning/darkening of the face.
Create Nicest Photo Effects With 30 Photoshop Tutorials
You might not be the best photographer, but this doesnâ€™t mean the photos you publish will suck. Weâ€™ve previously showcased 41 nicest photo effects tutorials you can adapt, now hereâ€™s more. By adding this new 30 really cool Photoshop photo tutorials to our blog, you have over hundreds of ways to enhance photos taken with digital camera, or even dSLR.
Outstanding Examples Of Vexel Inspiration
Please enjoy this fantastic selection of Vexel artwork, I am truly inspired and I hope you will be to.
50 Beautiful Typography Websites Designs for Inspiration
Here we have collected 50 Creative Websites with Beautiful Typography. Typography has really set a great trend this 2010. Experimenting with the right choice of font, splashing with bold or plain colors, and designing it in different perspective are elements that works on typography. It uses on logo, poster, and websites.
Inspiring Fonts Typography Designs: 30 Fonts Typography Designs
Fonts Typographic posters is now more popular and we can notice a surge for Fonts Type work on portfolio sites, Here we have collected 30 Fonts Typography Designs , I found these design realy inspiring, hope you will be inspired.
Get Inspired: 50 Creative Websites with Beautiful Typography
Fonts Typographic posters is now more popular and we can notice a surge for Fonts Type work on portfolio sites, Here we have collected 50 Creative Websites with Beautiful Typography , I found these design really inspiring, hope you will be inspired
35 Beautiful Fonts Typography Designs For Inspiration
Fonts Typographic posters is now more popular and we can notice a surge for Fonts Type work on portfolio sites, Here we have collected 35 Beautiful Fonts Typography Designs For Inspiration , I found these design really inspiring, hope you will be inspired.
Importance of Specializing a Certain Field of Designing
Graphic designing is huge field and for those students, who are interested in it, need to understand all of the categories related to graphic designing and then study the one they think is perfect for them. It is very important to determine what you really want to do. Just because you are fascinated with Photoshop and you know how to run it, does not mean you can be a web designer as well as logo designer, business card specialist and yes, not to forget, an excellent brochure, flyer and poster designer too.
40 Stunning Well Structured HTML5 Websites Designs
HTML or Hyper Text Markup Language has seen a phenomenal growth from its birth. The current version is HTML 4 which is used for multimedia and interactiveness takes the support of plugins like Flash, Silver light and JAVA for an audio or video playback. HTML5 which is in its beta version allows you to write your code in HTML as well as in XML languages.
Exclusive Interview with Joni Niemela and 45 of his Best Photography Shots
Joni Niemela is a young talented photographer from Finland. He started very young in this field, from a hobby which now turned into even more than that, an actual business and passion.
22 excellent websites where you can find high quality free photos
If you are looking for graphic design resources and web design, and for free, if you want high quality photographs of high quality and find enough high-quality website
Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Fantasy Scene with a Sorceress and Tree Monster
In the tutorial you’ll learn how to transform a normal photo of a woman walking in the park into a fantasy image of a sorceress facing a tree monster.
Fruit illustration, fresh lemon PSD
Fruit illustration of fresh lemon graphic in Photoshop PSD format. The lemon graphic comes in an editable PSD format with each part of the graphic organized in named folders in all layers.
50 Outstanding Examples Of Big Typography Art in Poster Designs
As we always say â€typograpy is everywhereâ€,one of the most common use of typography is in the poster designs.Typography has long been a vital part of promotional material and advertising. Designers often use typography to set a theme and mood in an advertisement;
Photoshop Tutorial: Quick Techniques to Create a Panorama in CS5
In this video tutorial we will learn about panoramas and the very basics in levels adjustments to make our images pop in ways they maybe never have!
30 Stunning Advertising Posters Designs
Using poster in advertising is the most preferable way to convey your message; poster design is challenge design to show you creativity so you need to make design unique, clear, attractive and convey client message. Some may need us to spend time thinking on its purpose and some may have impressive photo manipulation works. Here are showcase of 30 advertising posters that I decided to share. Please enjoy! Place Your Feedback In Command Section
Building Your Own WordPress Gallery â€“ Part 1: Image Rollover
Today we are happy to announce that we will be starting a long series of tutorials to show you how to build your own WordPress gallery without the need to purchase a plugin or script.
Wooden speakers PSD
Set of realistic wooden speakers in Photoshop PSD format with each speaker layers organized in named folders. The wooden speakers also come as icons.
PSD paint brushes in 3 colors
Set of 3 paint brushes in Photoshop PSD format. The brush graphics come in 3 dripping colors in red, blue and green in fully layered PSD format with each brush layers organized in named folders.
40 Very Creative Wedding Invitation Examples to Get Inspired for Couples
We have many special days in our life and wedding day is one the most exciting days of course.Every couple wants to do something extraordinary to make that day memorable.One part of this event and maybe the most attractive part is the wedding invitation
The Stages of Life Presented in 50 Emotional Photographs
This showcase presents some of the most important moments in one’s life, captured by professional photographers and meant to awaken emotions to the fullest!
30 Creative And Inspirational Vcard Designs
T-Shirt Design Template
T-Shirt Template with wrinkles (PSD for designers). Just paste your design in the appropriate layer, select shirt color (most American Apparel colors are there), merge, and you’re good to go. Great for submitting designs to sites like Threadless or Goodjoe. I also use it for mock-ups of promotional shirts for clients. Enjoy!
50 Amazing Examples of Dew And Water Drops Photography
Dew is water in the form of droplets that appears on thin, exposed objects in the morning or evening. As the exposed surface cools by radiating its heat, atmospheric moisture condenses at a rate greater than that at which it can evaporate, resulting in the formation of water droplets.
How to Create a Spectacular Nature Composition in Photoshop
Today we will create an abstract composition by combining stock vectors, photos and brushes. Difficulty: Beginner; Completion time: 40 min; Tools: Photoshop CS3, Illustrator CS3 (Optional)
Important Procedures For Choosing a Web Design And Development Team
Web design and development are key components of a modern organisationâ€™s existence. The corporate website is, at once, a microcosm of the companyâ€™s sales literature, public relations profile, employee newsletter and advertising, all easily accessible in one very visible and public place.
160 excellent free high quality wallpapers for IPAD
the technology advances apace, and one of those new products is called IPAD is a tablet designed and developed by Apple
50 Ultra Realistic Male Portrait Drawings
50 brilliant portraits of men created by the technique of traditional drawing, without any digital manipulation.
Drawing Tutorial: Draw and Paint an Angry Looking Iron Man
This tutorial shows my process of drawing and painting Iron Man, angry looking with bright light coming out of the arc-reactor, on a small card (of size almost similar to that of a playing card), using graphite and watercolours as the media.
Interview: Industrial Designer Martin Gibson of Embody 3D
Today we bring another amazing interview, we are privileged to introduce you to an amazing industrial designer and online writer Martin Gibson of Embody3d
Free X-Treme Dock Gallery
The most advanced Free Dock Image Gallery application for Flash. Clean OOP source code â€“ No Flash Knowledge required to insert the Banner SWF inside the HTML page(s) of your site.
200 best illustrations in web design, a complete review
On this countdown, youâ€™re about to take a breathe of inspiration and see 200 of the most astounding characters and illustrations found on the internet during these days, maybe your website was featured if you have a great vein for creativity.
Ever So Awesome Illustration
152 Fabulous New Vector Illustrations from Vectorious.net
The artists from Vectorious.net never cease to amaze by creating every month new and beautiful vector illustrations for you to use in your design projects. This time they created an impressive collection of 152 illustrations, which you can find under the following categories on Vectorious.net: abstract, backgrounds, seasonal, vintage and free vectors.
Giveaway: 3 $150 Giftcards for CodeMyConcept Services
CodeMyConcept is the fastest growing and best PSD to HTML service on the planet. They take your PSD design and turn it into beautiful hand-coded and W3C standard compliant website. Currently there are a ton of PSD to HTML companies out there. Choosing one can seem like a difficult process with the whole list out there.
42 Free and Excellent Metal Textures For Your Designs
Texture is always a must for designers especially for graphic designers.You can find thousands of free textures over the net but today weâ€™ve collected free metal textures.The below textures a re a little bit different and i think all of them must be in your collection.
Photoshop Tutorial: Creative WordPress Blog Layout
Today I will be walking you through the process of creating a Creative WordPress Blog Layout in Photoshop.
Coreldraw Tutorial: Create an Adorable Twitter Bird Holding a FollowMe Sign
This tutorial will show you how to create a vector twitter bird using basic shapes.We will be using some primary shapes like circle, triangle and rectangle.
40 Brilliantly Designed Login and Sign Up Web Forms
Web forms are crucial for converting visitors into regular users, particularly for web communities, e-commerce and web applications. Designing a registration or sign up form is a bit different from a sign in or login form, as a registration form is the last link between turning a visitor into a user, so the final â€˜saleâ€™ must be completed.
Absolutely Beautiful Headphone Influenced Photography
At home and on the way to work, I always have a pair of headphones on. With music being a huge influence on many designers and photographers this beautifully influenced photography showcase is dedicated people wearing headphones.
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Web hosting, web designs, logo designs, bulk sms. Lowest web services plans ever in pune. Now design your world at your own budget.
10 beautiful resources of getting free online historical books
Here we are sharing some beautiful resources of getting free online historical books for the researchers and readers who are fond of reading historical books.
30 Stunning Juicy Orange Website Designs
When you are creating a new website you may be inspired by seeing other sites that are beautifully designed, as a designer itâ€™s a must to know the current trend, particularly in web designs thereâ€™s always new trends emerging quite often. Color is an important aspect of web design.
Top 50 Pictures from the Pxleyes Photoshop Contests of October 2010
The 50 highest scoring entries from the Pxleyes photoshop contests that were active during the month October 2010… This list is ranked by the final scores of the entries.
5 SEO Factors that Really Matter Nowadays
Search Engine Optimization has always been an important part of the online world. Webmasters use it to get their sites ranking high on the results pages, and marketers use it to make money from products and services that they try to get into the SERPs (Search Engines Results Pages), as well.
6 Possible Ways to Update Your Site Content Easily
To make cost effective changes, you should have a method of updating content that doesnâ€™t require advanced coding or paying your Web developer every time you want to make a small change. Frequently updated site is critical to the customersâ€™ perceptions of your company, and also improve your search engine ranking. Consider how you will update your web site before you start working on it.
Showcase of Beautiful Free and Premium WordPress Themes
There are so many websites out there that pay no attention to their aspect, they are too simple or too poor in colors. I personally find it invigorating to see a site filled with color. I enjoyed making this beautiful collection of truly creative and colorful WordPress Themes. You can find in this showcase both free and premium themes. Just check them out!
100 Stunning Examples Of High Speed Photography
Today we will show you some examples of these “moments in time”… high speed images captured in their special beauty, something that your eye can not see every day in such a detail.
Deftbeat, An Extremely Inspirational Vexel
Deftbeat is a vexel/vector artist from the Philippines who has an absolutely stunning portfolio, showcasing how much of an impact vexel inspired work can have. Looking so simple, yet so very effective.
Worlds Most Funny Animated GIFs Get Ready To Laugh
Everyone loves funny things, if you are looking for some fun as well so you have no need to go anywhere; here we are sharing really impressive stuff about worldsâ€™ most funny animated GIFs, these animated funny graphics can make you laughter, get inspired and share the fun with othersâ€¦
60 Eye-Catching Unusual Building Photos
Unique and different architecture always get extra attention, world is surprised with the work done by the artistic peoples. There are many unusual and interesting buildings around the world which makes you look over and over, some of the most inspirational unusual architecture are listed below, hope youâ€™ll enjoy this weird, odd, bizarre and incredible looking architecture photographs,
Colorful Clientele â€“ Client Types and How to Handle Them
Get Your Design Fix â€“ Inspiration Galleries
With the impending launch of our very own inspiration gallery â€“ Inspired, I would like to show you where I go for my design inspiration with a stunning collection of 43 inspirational galleries!
Essentials of Designing a Perfect Newsletter
Ultimate List of Websites to Promote Design Related Articles
This is the best and the fullest list of web design related websites with “Community News” section to promote you article.
Create a prime quality software layout
Learn how to create a sleek software layout where you can sell your software in a proper way
Some Great Invoicing and Billing Tips for Freelance Designers
Getting paid is the most exciting thing for working so hard for your employer or client. Though most of the designers do not enjoy invoicing their client but it should not be forgotten invoice handling is an imperative part of being a freelancer or running a design agency.
50 Beautiful And Amazing Free Joomla Templates
Today you talk about having a website and the term CMS would start having rounds in your mind. There was a time when people used get the designing and the coding of a site from different people, but CMSâ€™s have made life easier for the website developers. One of the most used and widely anticipated of the many CMSâ€™s is Joomla. Whenever there is a need to develop a big, robust website Joomla would be one of the most preferred solutions
Product website PSD template
Modern product website design in Photoshop PSD format with a professional creative edge. The PSD template can also be used for any business or corporate website.
Free Download 50 High Quality XHTML/CSS Corporate Website Templates
These are 50 Creative free download high quality XHTML/CSS corporate website templates. Which are collected from different web resources for users. These templates includes business templates, game zone templates, hosting templates, electronics templates, design studio templates, online stores, etc.
45 Free and High Quality CSS/XHTML Business Website Templates
You know the first step of a website template is the designing process and that is all depending on your creativity.However,the second step is much more harder,you have to understand coding very well in order to make the template design suitable for
Red Webdesigns – A little Showcase for your Design Inspiration
The Designblog Weblovers presents a little Showcase of 12 awsome red Webdesigns for your daily inspiration
Dark Webdesigns – 28 Sources of Inspiration
In this Showcase, which is presented by the Designblog Weblovers, you can get a lot of inspiration from 28 great dark Webdesigns.
Choosing Color Schemes in Web Designing
A Collection of Business Cards with Exciting Pattern Designs
One way to attractively design a card is by using patterns; to get you inspired, we have collected 20 business cards that make use of patterns in their cards.
OSX Leopard GUI set, Vector Photoshop and Fireworks files included, great Freebie
A previously unreleased GUI set for Macâ€™s OSX Leopard operative system for all web developers that want to integrate great designs into their applications, web designers that are currently working with interfaces and quality GUI sets and well, of course that is also meant to be for all the Apple lovers that want to beautify their desktops with quality designs and components.
Absolutely Stunning Fantasy Influenced Mixed Media
Focusing on all things mythical from faeries to seductive mermaids we hope you enjoy this stunning collection of fantasy influenced mixed media!
6 most lucrative ways to monetize your rss
The revenue models that these services use in monetizing your RSS feeds are different: ranging from the CPC to CPM, in addition, publishers can choose between text-based ads, banner ads and interstitial ads, which are often fully customizable.
Magician hat and wand PSD file
Magicianâ€™s hat and wand in fully layered PSD file with each part organized in named folder. The â€œmagicianâ€™s hat and wandâ€ graphic also comes in .PNG format as icons.
Be Inspired by Typefaces, Text Art and Typography
We have all be inspired by the text art we see in advertisements; here we showcase posters, artworks and general wild creativity with text art and typography.
How to Create a Spectacular Vector Film Strip in Illustrator
Today we will create a vector film strip from scratch, using only our keen sense of perspective, imagination and taste for colors.
30 Amazing Example of Realistic 3D Artworks
3d tool is one of the best ways to create truly unbelievable and realistic artworks. Today in this post I have gathered 30 really amazing and fantastic 3D arts.
Interview: Web and Graphic Designer Sarah Camp
We are privileged today to bring you another great designer, who is apart of the great design group ‘Motley Design Crue,’ Sarah Camp.
Inspiring Clothing Apparel Store Showcase
This collection of 26 stunning apparel stores showcases a vast amount of inspiration for any designer or illustrator wanting to hit the clothing business.
Beginner’s Guide for Newcomers in Freelance Designing
60 Typographic Wallpapers Make Your Desktop More Cheerful
Giveaway: $25 Credits on Next Day Flyers
Flyers and Brouchers are typically used by individuals or businesses to promote their products or services. They are a form of mass marketing or small scale, community communication. As customer touch points become increasingly important, businesses require a greater variety of marketing tools to effectively reach their customers.
12 Blogs Every Small Business Owner Should Follow
Top 12 blogs that offer advice and practical tips to small business owners and entrepreneurs. If you have a startup and want to make it big, these blogs are a must read.
Showcase of Amazing Typography
Types can be really creative especially when the imagination of the artists has no limit. Some designers have created amazing typography with elements you canâ€™t even think of. This kind of creative and unique typography can make your design, poster, CD cover or book cover stand out.
57 Stunning collection of Bokeh Photography and Pictures
Bokeh is often most visible around small background highlights, such as specular reflections and light sources, which is why it is often associated with such areas. However, bokeh is not limited to highlights, as blur occurs in all out-of-focus regions of the image. For your inspiration, weâ€™ve rounded up 57 Stunning collection of Bokeh Photography and Pictures.
24 Inspirational Wood Business Card Designs
Looking for unique wood business cards? Few materials are so certain to create a lasting impression (and keep your business card out of the trash). For your inspiration, here are 24 impressive wooden business cards from around the world. Here are our picks for â€œthe best of the bestâ€ wooden business cards.
50 Examples of Pixel Perfect Button Design
Buttons are always an important part of any website. The buttonâ€™s main goal is to attract the user into performing an action you want them to. Meaning to sign up, purchase now, log in, vote up, and etc. Not only do they attract users, but they also add a mood to the overall website design.
Effective Search Engine Optimization for Designers
Exclusive Freebie: Social Networking Icons
Today I am pleased to offer an icon set that I designed specifically for Design Juices absolutely free, these icons include the most used Social Network sites.
20 Cool Social Media Infographics to Show The Power Of Sharing
Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education
Design a business software layout
In this tutorial i will show you how to create a sleek looking software layout
40 beautiful illustrations on t-shirts designs
digital illustration has expanded worldwide and is widely used by graphic designers using graphic design programs like Illustrator and Photoshop
30 Amazing Web Design Interface From deviantArt in November 2010
There are million websites out there all sporting different web design interfaces. If youâ€™re a web designer trying to make your own website. Web 2.0 is all about the user so I whipped up a list of 30 amazing web design interface from DeviantArt in november 2010.
55 Beautiful Web Interface From deviantArt in October 2010
In this post featuring several very talented web designers from DeviantArt. All of these inspiring website examples are fresh and new, for previous September month so you can see current web design interface ( layouts ) trends.
How to Create a Mad Chihuahua Wallpaper in Photoshop
In this tutorial we will create a grungy abstract wallpaper using vectors, powerful lighting and stock brushes. You can use these techniques to enhance your own photos, all you need is some patience and preferably a graphic tablet.
Absolutely Beautiful Bokeh Inspired Portrait Photography
Todayâ€™s showcase features bokeh inspired portrait photography that will show you how one of my favourite effects can be incorporated into modern photography.
Vector tutorial: Character superheroes illustration set
Today we are about to take a lesson like the ones you took when you were at design school, youâ€™re going to learn how to create the basic character design for an illustration.
Popular Free Theme Provider in Auction
OSDesigner.net is a free theme provider for WordPress, phpLD and 4Images platform. It’s a very known name in WordPress users for free CSS Gallery theme.
65 Very Useful Adobe Illustrator Character Tutorials To Help You Create Your Own
In the last few years cartoon characters and mascots became very popular and you can see them everywhere.Creating these kind of characters is not hard but of course it not easy.As being a beginner in illustration i learnt a lot from the below tutorials.
50 Free Premium WordPress Themes Released in 2010
Today Iâ€™d like to introduce you to 50 Free premium high quality wordpress themes released in 2010 or to be accurate in late 2010, all are wordpress 3.0 Compatible.
Awesome Calendar Designs And Resources For Year 2011
You may be looking forward to the 2011 calendar year, and considering some actions that might be scheduled to take place, possibly there are special birthdays, anniversaries, high school or college graduations, or other particular situations that you are eager to enjoy, calendars will make your life easier. If you are searching impressive and artistic designs of coming New Year 2011 calendars so here are some beautiful calendar examples available, have a look!
Review: Icons-Land, The Land Of Icons
Icons have been formerly known as the religious work of art. It is a sign or likeness that stands for an object by signifying or representing it either concretely or by analogy. In modern culture, icons are used as a sense of symbol â€” a name, face, picture, edifice. Today, icons are used by the web designers for showcasing their creativity.
10 excellent secrets to successful web design
A website with an effective design along with concrete content is essentially required. Successful web sites are â€œuser friendly,â€ allowing valuable information to be obtained easily by the user.