Multicolr Search Lab, Coloured Fish & Great Links: Inspiration #8


Posted on February 28th, by Andrew Kelsall in Community Submitted News. Comments Off

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Yet again, here’s another set of design links for the end of this busy monthas well as some images and a following highlighted resource. There’s also some design links submitted by some of the design community…

Appendix A: Featured Designers’ Resource: Idée Multicolr Search Lab

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I found this great resource recently, and I think its something I’ll be using in the future. The Idée Multicolr Search Lab site reads:

We extracted the colours from 10 million of the most “interesting” Creative Commons images on Flickr. Using our Piximilar visual search technology you can search the collection by colour.

You can go and check out this tool over at labs.ideeinc.com

Appendix B: Fresh Design Links

How to Blog for Business by Rob Cubbon

For me, blogging isn’t about making money from advertising, affiliate marketing and selling products. It’s not about that for the majority of bloggers either.

But it is about business. All of my current clients have either contacted me through my website or are a result of a recommendation through my website.

I advise most of my clients to see a blog as a marketing tool…. Read More

One year published, and thoughts on a second book by David Airey

It’s been around a year since my book became available. A few of you have asked how the year went, if there’s been any impact on business, and if I’ll write another.

For those new to my blog, here’s a “behind the scenes” of writing a design book… Read More

Brand Identity Design Process – Progressive Legal by Dot Design

When Dot Design initially talked through the project brief it was clear that this was to be an evolution of the existing brand identity design. Progressive Legal wanted to retain certain graphic elements such as use of blues and exploration of the original ‘P’ arrow device as seen below… Read More

Calculating Color Contrast by Brian Suda, 24 Ways

In this article I will walk you through two simple equations to determine if you should be using white or black text depending on the color of the background. The equations are both easy to implement and produce similar results… Read More

Appendix C: Great Images

the moon image
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↑ Amazing image the Moon

sunny paradise beach
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↑ Sunny paradise beach

coloured fish photograph image
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↑ Image showing coloured fish

coca cola bottles image
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↑ Vintage & modern Coca-Cola Bottles

throughthedark image
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↑ Stunning photo named “Through the dark”

Appendix D: User-Submitted Links

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Mastering shadows in Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks, who’s the winner?

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Before Starting a Project

10 most important questions keep in your mind at the time of making a logo or a brand identity

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Beautifully Designed Christian Wallpapers

Although Christian designers can derive inspiration from almost everything, the Bible is our greatest source of inspiration.

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Top 3 Keys For a Great Web Design Every Time

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Useful Typography Tips For Adobe Illustrator

Here are some of the most important aspects of typography that every Illustrator user should know.

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35 Stunning Examples Of Soap Bubble Photography

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3 Free WordPress Plugins That Will Change the Way You Blog

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5 Design Lessons Learned From Billboard Ads

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Clever Food Packaging for Your Inspiration

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Simple and Basic Business Card for Beginners

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Up and Coming Wedding Photographers

Photographs should capture all of the energy and emotion of a moment, especially for as special of an occasion as a wedding.

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Minor Details that can enhance Sales for Creatives

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Let us Design Twitter Bird in Photoshop

Have you ever made Twitter Bird in Photoshop? If No then I’m going to tell you how you can make in Photoshop quite easily, just check and see.

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Outstanding Photo Manipulation Tutorials for Photoshop

Photoshop is arguably the top design program for manipulating photos. So, if you are interested in building new skills by playing around with Photoshop, the following are the tutorials for you.

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Weekly Fresh and Updated Fonts #5

We continue to share weekly free,fresh and updated fonts with you.This week we’ve collected 10 fresh and updated fonts.For me,Kerater is just what I was looking for a project.

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Font Typography: 50 Brilliant Typography Designs To Inspire You

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22 Inspiring Invitation Ideas and Solutions

Invitations not only inform invitees of your event but also give them a glimpse of the theme and style. For an event as memorable as your wedding day, and even your bridal shower, your choice of design for an invitation is especially important.

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10 Free E-books for Web Designers,Developers and Freelancers-Part 1

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Free Fonts: 50+ Remarkable Fonts For Designer

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Interview with ArtPhotoSoul

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50 Fantastic Examples Of Photo Manipulation Art

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