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Quick Tip: Three Simple Ways to Make Any Texture Transparent

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Textures are indispensable resources for designers. There are countless ways to use textures in Photoshop, but often times, you need a texture to be transparent in order to use it in the foreground of your work. In this post I’m going to share three of my methods for turning any texture into a transparent overlay.

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20 examples of transparent business cards

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With smart phones, fax machines, and the interwebs it’s been said that business cards are dead. And that certainly might be the case in some circles. But then there’s the rest of us who actually have to meet with prospective clients when we’re trying to get their business!

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The Ultimate Designer Toolkit: Over 60,000 Designer Items – only $27!

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Another mega-popular deal returns and it now has even more awesome content! Some deals are just too darn awesome for their own good, like this Ultimate Designer Toolkit! For just $27, you’ll get yourself an entire month to download more than 60,000 Designer Items from one of the greatest design libraries around!

You’ll find an arsenal of vectors, gradients, textures, patterns, brushes, icons, stock photos, Photoshop actions, business card templates, and tons more, not to mention a good number of helpful tutorials! That’s an insane amount of design elements!

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Create a Polygon Portrait Poster Design in 3 Easy Steps

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Polygon portraits can look incredibly detailed and complex, but can be created with relative ease. Below I’ve outlines some simple steps to create a polygon illustration. You can follow along and create your own portrait or custom design. Let’s see how it’s done.

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30 new tools for designers and developers

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We’ve selected 30 useful new resources for designers and developers, including plugins, libraries and articles for you guys to play with and be inspired. Let us know if we missed anything.

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14 Inspiring UI/UX Designs Made in Bohemian Coding Sketch

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Sketch is the perfect vector based design tool for UX and UI designers. Its reasonable price makes it more accessible to designers than its Adobe counterpart. More and more designers are starting to use this powerful software and today we’d like to share some awesome designs created in Sketch.

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Only Best Fonts – a new mega bundle!

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This 3rd edition of the mega bundle is something really special. 40 high quality custom fonts and shapes from 8 best-selling authors in one mega pack! Whether you’re just starting your design career or looking to beef up your custom font library, this Jumbo Deal is for you! With almost 93% off, and available for limited time only, you’ll need to grab this bundle while you can.

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Monoslideshow 3: HTML5 Image & Video Slideshow – only $15!

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Looking for a slick, modern way to show off your amazing photo and video content? Then feast your eyes on this Mighty Deal for Monoslideshow 3! With more than 1,000 configurable options, this high-quality, professional HTML5 slideshow viewer will fit your website no matter what it looks like! It’s touchscreen ready, allows for multiple images per slide and sports a responsive design. So no matter where anyone’s viewing your site, they’ll have no problem enjoying your content. And for a limited time only, you can snag this superior slideshow software for a mere $15!

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Quick Tip: Blend Modes in Photoshop for Photo Manipulation

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Double exposure photography and photographic effects are pretty cool. The same goes for adding textures to your photographs to give them an added visual consistency. Here are a few examples of how you can use blending modes in Photoshop within the layer panel — all demonstrated for you so you don’t have to lift a finger!

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Seamless Vector Herringbone Pattern Swatches

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This freebie is a huge collection of 50 Illustrator pattern swatches. These vintage style herringbone patterns are both vector and seamless, they are supplied in a wide variety of different colors and sizes and are excellent for creating funky retro backgrounds in seconds.

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How to Create an SVG

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With SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) in a design, you have lots of opportunities: SVG is a resolution-independent graphical format which means that you don’t have to serve up multiple versions of a given graphic to all of the different screens. And that is a huge time saver.

Because SVG is recently being supported by all major and modern browsers, people will explore the world of SVG and will start to use it for more and more artwork. SVG is an open W3C standard and SVG allows for three types of graphic objects: vector graphic shapes, images and text.

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Designer Showcase: Jan Cavan

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For this designer’s showcase, we’re excited to feature designer Jan Cavan who specializes in user interface design, illustration, and iconography. We discovered her work on Dribbble and are excited to share her work with you, especially since she recently launched her personal site.

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How to Create an Abstract Mosaic Background in Photoshop

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Learn how to use filters, smart objects and adjustment layers in Photoshop to convert a photograph into a unique abstract mosaic effect. Perfect for making custom wallpapers for your devices or desktop.

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Blocky Free Flat UI Kit

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This flat UI kit contains various widgets and block design elements for web projects. Included is a top bar, header, calendar, pricing table, video player, various form elements and more. In the pack you will find a well organised .psd file consisting entirely of vector shape and text layers.

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