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Inspiration / Roundups : July 15th: 2010

Tutorials and Resources That Helped Me Learn Web Design

As a graphic designer with 8 years design experience, you would think I would have learned web design long ago. Think again. I, like so many other designers, went through courses in college that, for the most part, make you choose between web and print. I chose the latter. My focus became branding, print and logo design with a very limited knowledge of web development. In the past, I have done some front end design work for web, but it never involved coding. When I decided to launch the Digital Yard Sale, I saw it as my chance to change this.


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Photoshop / Tutorials / Video : July 11th: 2010

TUTORIAL : Create a Vintage Grunge Polaroid

In this Photoshop tutorial, I’ll demonstrate how to create a vintage polaroid photo while teaching some useful techniques. Due to YouTube’s 10 minute time limit, I was forced to edit out some small parts in which I may or may not have rambled on a bit too long. But don’t worry, no essential information was cut.


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Freebies / Textures : July 11th: 2010

FREEBIE : Nebula Grunge Textures

This set includes 11 high-resolution JPEGs combining stunning images and colors from space with grunge textures. This texture set was inspired by Caleb Kimbrough’s Nebulae Grunge texture pack. You can find it here. You know the drill. Click each image to save individually or download them all in the .zip file.


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Photoshop / Tutorials / Video : July 9th: 2010

TUTORIAL : Hand-Stitched Thread in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’ll show you a quick technique for creating a sewn thread look perfect for that hand-made design you’ve been working so diligently on. You can download the texture used in this tutorial HERE.


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Brushes / Freebies / Photoshop : July 6th: 2010

Freedom FREEBIE : 10 Fireworks Brushes

Part 2 of your Freedom Freebies is 10 Fireworks Brushes for Photoshop. Sizes range from 1400px to over 2400px. Download the ZIP file below.


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Freebies / Textures : July 5th: 2010

Freedom FREEBIE : 11 Grunge Fireworks Textures

In honor of our Independence day, I created these 11 grunge fireworks textures. Some are straight forward, some are experimental…ALL are awesome. If you’re an American, these textures are free to you. If you’re from anywhere else…awe who am I kidding, they’re free to all! Right click to save each image individually or download them all in a ZIP file.


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Freebies / Icons / Vectors : July 3rd: 2010

FREEBIE : Dot Matrix Social Icons

Here are 9 social icons, dot matrix style! Perfect for you super old-school geeks….like me. Download includes Vector and PNG files for your favorite social sites: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit, Flickr, Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon and RSS feed.


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Photoshop / Tutorials / Video : July 2nd: 2010

TUTORIAL : Textures as Layer Masks

In this quick tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a logo, photograph or text look vintage or distressed by using textures as layer masks. This works with any texture and is an easy way to create a grunge look. Download the texture used in this tutorials HERE.


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Freebies / Textures : June 27th: 2010

FREEBIE : 12 Hi-Res Grunge Bokeh Textures

These were some of my most popular textures from the old DYS. Now they’re back! And keeping the same permalink to ensure everyone finds them :) Right Click each image individually to download or download them all at once in a .zip file. Dig in!


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Freebies / Textures : June 26th: 2010

FREEBIE : 6 Kaleidoscope Textures

What better way to help launch the new Digital Yard Sale redesigned site than to give away free textures!? So here are 6 Hi-Res Kaleidoscope Textures perfect for backgrounds, patterns and overlays. This is the first of many, so comment, share and enjoy! Right Click each image to save individually or download the whole set in a .zip file.


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