70 Awesome Articles for Designer and Developers

September 19, 2009 · 13 comments

by Lars

Readers at tripwire magazine daily submit links and short descriptions to highly relevant and worth investigating articles. User links are normally JUST PUBLISHED articles and have gone through a check to be relevant for designers and developers. This is a round-up providing latest user links submitted on tripwire magazine. See more user submitted links here


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12 Ultimate Free Stock Photo Resources

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20 Tips for Stunning Portrait Photography

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Design a Unique Paper Grungy Website Layout

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Create a Dramatic Car Speeding Photoshop Scene

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34 Free Church Marketing Vector Files

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The Sexiest Twitter Backgrounds

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Colorful Flower Vector

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Shadows Blood Brush

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30+ Free Photoshop Website Templates with PSD Files

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Over 40 Free Design Vector Sticker banner Icons

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Design an amazing 3d hosting layout in Photoshop

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17 Excellent Image Optimization Tools

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In this tutorial It will take you through the steps and techniques of creating a golden compass.

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How to Create a Very Super Shiny Slick Pencil Icon

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10 Examples of Great, Corporate Mascots

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Shadows Blood Brush

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Colorful Backgrounds

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Collection of Best Free Clip Art Sites

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Super Easy and Cool Flower Text Effect in Photoshop

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Illustrator Tutorial: How to Draw a Vector Kiwi

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Old School Retro Vintage Model Photoshop brushes

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Modern Web Banner Boxes

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Mike (from how to build a dog house) February 3, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Thanks for the resources. I will definitely take a good look at the free photos link because I’m always after decent images for my site. I sometimes use a header creator program, but often their themes are too general and don’t include highly targeted niche’s. Having a few photos to add to my headers will be a big help.
Much appreciated
Mike

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Diseño BbWebConsult December 16, 2010 at 4:10 pm

That will help me thanks!!!

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Barcelona June 11, 2010 at 12:14 am

It’s really cool, and it helped me do my job. Tnx a lot :)

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Rupinder Singh September 19, 2009 at 10:12 pm

very resourcefull……..

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toputop September 19, 2009 at 8:11 pm

Great collection of design resource…Thank you.

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lisa September 19, 2009 at 5:10 pm

WOW!!

All these tutorials are so overwhelming! I must learn a lots. I just started my venture into graphic design world.

Bookmarked!

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