Category: Illustration

15 Color Schemes From Disney Heroes and Villains

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The Walt Disney Company was first established in 1923, and their first full-length film, Snow White and The Seven Dwarves was released in 1937. What’s interesting about the character of Snow White, is that she’s one of the most archetypal symbols of “Good” in the Disney universe. In the story, the Evil Queen is envious […]

7 Astonishing Artists and Designers to Follow on Behance

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Our #1 design writer, Gabrielle Gosha, talks about the most astonishing artists and designers to follow on Behance when you need an inspiring creativity boost. Here’s her top 7. Bob Dylan once said: “Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.” So…if you’ve ever struggled to find design […]

5 Fast Tools For Generating Polished Product Mockups

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When you hear the word ‘mockup’, it usually refers to a lo-fi website/app layouts. Today I want to talk about another type of mockup, product mockups. These are the mockups you might make to ‘show the product in action’. Typically they take your site, template, theme or mobile app and show it off by setting […]

How Nostalgia in Web Design Captivates Users (with examples)

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Nostalgia makes users feel warm inside. Suzanne Scacca explains the user psychology behind this, and how we can utilize the effects of nostalgia in web design on users for higher conversions and engagement (with examples). ——— Right now, more than ever before, we’re seeing all sorts of nostalgic throwbacks causing us to reminisce about the […]

4 Photoshop Styles to Lift Your Photos Above of the Crowd

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In an earlier SitePoint article, we talked about the importance of evoking emotion with your imagery choices. I also showed you how to nail those photography styles in Photoshop to create engaging, heartfelt designs. This time around, I’m going to share four more eye-catching effects that can be achieved in under 10 minutes using Photoshop. […]

SVG Tip: Create a Bold Vector Halftone Graphic in Under 2 Minutes

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This is a section from a 500 year old woodcut from perhaps the ‘Andy Warhol of woodcut artists’ – Albrecht Dürer. Woodcut is an old printing technique where the image is hand engraved into a wooden block by specialist blockcutters. Prints are then taken from the block. Woodcuts are always bold and stark in nature […]

6 Clever SVG Pattern Generators for Your Next Design

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Today I want to touch on SVG Patterns. They’re not widely understood, but offer a lot of really interesting design options once you get your head around them. I’m going to start with you a crash course on how they work. Then we’ll spin through 6 tools that take advantage of them. In theory, combining […]

Crash Course: Optimizing and Exporting SVGs in Adobe Illustrator

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When you start working with SVG, one of the most important things is to learn how to create, export, and optimize your graphic files for the Web correctly. Coding SVG by hand can be slow and tedious process, so it’s much better to create your graphic in a visual manner with program like Illustrator (Inkscape, […]