Do you feel it? Yeah, it’s the special mood in the air – the mood of upcoming St.Valentine’s day. Whether you like it or not, it will come and paint everything in pink colors. Don’t be grumpy, enjoy its easy atmosphere and spend it in the nice way.

If you have decided to add a romantic tone to your designs, have a look at this nice free stuff that is created especially on this occasion. Nice vector illustrations, posters, banners, cards, set of brushes, and much more goodies are included in this post. Just look at them – these eye-candy and colorful goodies will turn your works into festive ones, and cause the viewers to flash a huge smile. These St. Valentine’s Day Design Freebies are full of all that recognizable elements of St. Valentine’s day as hearts of different shapes, ornament swirls, arrows, little Cupids, birds, presents.

Feel free to download them following the links below. Decorate your designs with festive tone, and turn on the romance!

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Bokeh Pack

 

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Let’s see what Friday has brought us. And it’s a fresh freebie from our illustrators that never stop creating the design stuff. Free Vector Illustration of an appetizing cheeseburger is a matter at issue today. It’s going to be free for the whole week starting from today, and you’re welcome to download it following the links placed in this post. This attractive image is a good fit for various designs that deal with food and the related topics. We are sure that you’ll find a good use for this well-crafted illustration in your works.

The illustration is presented in two formats (.PNG, .AI) and these resolutions: 957 x 963, 1994 x 2006, 3988 x 4013. Being a vector image, it can be printed in different formats without losing its high quality. Downloading is affordable and easy. It is possible after the registration at Templates.com. This registration is completely free.

Please note: This free vector illustration is free only for one week (starting from today). You can download the particular free illustration only during one week, the next week it will be changed for another one.
! You can use this free vector illustration only for your personal or educational purposes. Do not use it for commercial purposes, it is forbidden.

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Logo Designing Trends in 2013


Each year brings fresh design ideas, trends that become popular all over the web. Today let’s focus on logos. The process of creating a logo is an art which demands highly creative thinking and certain professional maturity. This is the very element of design that communicates the key idea of the business and makes the viewers interested in it. This small picture has a big power, and each designer understands it quite well. Redesigning of a logo is a part of company’s life, because times change and call for new novelties in design. Let’s see what main trends will appear in logo designs this year. We’ll use the examples of fresh logos to review them.

What are the Logo Designing Trends in 2013?

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Blurred Image Background

 

You can notice a number of new logos with so pleasant to eyes blurred image background. It creates the nice atmosphere and at the same time brings the retro touch to the whole design concept. The elements placed against this background sound effectively. Being noticed in various brands, it seems to be the new trend in 2013.


Markowicz Hats

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Laconic Style

 

Minimalism is always cool, especially when it is nicely done. Whatever trends there are, well-crafted effective logo will always be in trend. Not overloaded with extra elements, it draws attention to the main point of the company it presents.


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Vintage style is ever young and popular in web design. It’s a well known fact that future is impossible without past, so we all turn to history from time to time and learn tools and tips, which can be useful in our present work. Today we have a wonderful possibility to make a brief retro digression and trace the evolution of typography by means of old movie posters. It’s really a peerless experience to sense the spirit of the epoch, left behind long ago and observe how designers conveyed their ideas with their limited antiquated toolkits.

Some of those posters can seem funny or naïve; nevertheless, they are an inexhaustible source of inspiration and new – old forgotten methods and techniques. All of them were thoroughly handpicked due to the outstanding vintage typography. Some of the examples date back to 1913! Can you believe that?

The characters with retro hairstyles dressed in old garments are very expressive. Vintage textures, backgrounds and fonts are cool and unique. We are sure that these vintage typography solutions can serve an abundant foundation for your projects created in similar style. With such original material you can reach the unmatched authenticity and utmost accuracy in every detail. Add a little bit of vintage into your design experiments with our old posters showcase & their vintage typography!

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The Last Days of Pompeii (1913)

Vintage Typography in Old Posters

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Cleopatra (1917)

Vintage Typography in Old Posters

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What are your associations with gray color? Rain, melancholy, depression or maybe vice versa – high technology, modernity, professionalism… Do you often use gray color in your designs? When you start a new project, it’s always extremely important to make the right decision about prevailing color scheme. Sometimes, it is a smart move to limit the number of hues to just a few. This way your content will look more important than the surrounding environment. The layout will have clean uncluttered professional look. Surely, it’s not so easy to reach the desired result, but such creative efforts will be paid off. Our today’s showcase is dedicated to gray websites. As you know the color is neutral and friendly for users’ eyes, so the visitors feel calm and comfortable even if they need to stay online for longer period. Gray is suitable for vast number of website categories and is frequently combined with minimalistic style.

The collection of gray websites below contains striking examples of designers’ skills, able to turn actual absence of color into real advantage. These websites look different and stand out against the competitors. After you finish browsing them, gray color will never seem gloomy again. We hope you will pick out some uncommon techniques of working with various hues of the same color and replenish your design toolkit.

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Six Three Nine

Grey Websites Showcase

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Rick and Drew – Digital

Grey Websites Showcase

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How should good health blogs look like? Of course, it is a trustworthy design that draws the visitors in and gains their favor. If you are looking for the one to build a solid health blog, have a look at Free WordPress Medical Theme that is ideal for portraying quality and stability of your site.

Blue color scheme is widely used in healthcare projects, ‘cause it is associated with protection and stability. That is the reason for its usage in this theme. This clean and crisp design speaks for the solidity of your ideas, and increases the trust of the visitors. Place large images in the slider, arrange all the texts in the well-organized content area, add the most important of them to the featured blocks, play with the typography, and you get a ready-to-use website. After all these minor changes, nobody will guess that your site is not a custom made. If you want to preview this theme before you start working with it, check out its free template live demo.

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Put emphasis on the visual part of your designs, and attract the visitors’ attention. Using some catchy elements, you can add the desired visual appeal to the project you’re working with. Nice stuff from our ultimate collection allows you to choose the items that fit various types of designs. Try the following Free Vector Illustration of the week representing a woman standing before the mirror with a magic book, and add a pleasant to eyes look to your works with its help.

You can choose among two formats (.PNG, .CDR) and the following resolutions of this illustration: 566 x 765, 1179 x 1595, 2358 x 3191. As a vector image, this item keeps its high quality while being printed in different formats. Make your works always catchy with our professional stuff.

Please note: This free vector illustration is free only for one week (starting from today). You can download the particular free illustration only during one week, the next week it will be changed for another one.
! You can use this free vector illustration only for your personal or educational purposes. Do not use it for commercial purposes, it is forbidden.

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I believe Photoshop is the main factor for increasing number of marriages. Indeed, many people would find it frustrated if this needful utility suddenly disappears.

Unfortunately not all of users (chiefly beginners) know about the so-called Photoshop Actions, which can definitely ease the process of becoming beautiful on the internet and working with the program in general. It is series of pre-recorded operations that can be played back on a single file or on a batch of files menu and tools options. Just couple clicks – and here you go with a photo enhanced in a pro way.

Being sympathetic, I’d like to share with you the most original and aesthetic free Photoshop Actions together with the samples showing the way each one transforms a picture. By the way, the material would be useful not only for amateurs: ably picked set of the actions surely can improve the productiveness of Photoshop masters.

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Cross-Processing ATN

Free Photoshop Actions

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Landscape Action

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Not so long ago Windows 8 operating system was released for general availability. Since the field day of October 26, 2012 users could fully delve into new Microsoft OS researching. The guides and life hacks aimed to improve the knowledge of Windows 8 began to appear all over the internet.

Still, there are many people who have no idea about some tricks that can ease the coexistence with this operating system. One of such deceits is shortcuts. You should know about Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V and other useful hotkeys. But Windows 8 was developed both for touch-screen handheld devices and usual personal computers with keyboards and mice, that’s why Microsoft had to envelope different ways of interaction. So, the operating system offers new combinations, which are concentrated around Windows Key+X one. For more detailed info I gathered most popular life hacks revealing the theme of Windows 8 shortcuts.

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How to Not Get Lost in Windows 8: The Best Shortcuts and Tricks

Windows 8 Shortcuts

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What wallpaper is on your desktop now? Serene landscape, luxury car, abstract theme or maybe fantastic poster? It’s a matter of your taste, of course, but don’t you think that it’s time to make your desktop useful? Being a web developer or designer you need plenty of professional stuff to be at hand each day. The data is so vast that it is impossible to keep everything in mind, if you are not an Einstein, of course. That’s why each developer has his/her favorite cheat sheets and shortcuts to peep into in the moment of doubt. It goes without saying that when all essential information is gathered in one place, it considerably speeds up the work progress.

Herein under, you will find a collection of helpful time-saving cheat sheets for web designers and developers. Since now, you will stop regarding your desktop theme as a vain element of décor. Just agree that it’s much more convenient to return to the desktop when you need to specify something than search for details scattered over your documents or links. So choose your new informative wallpaper, which is free to download, by the way, and save your time and creative energy for the projects you are working at!

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Elements of Design Reference Sheet Wallpaper

Cheatsheet Wallpapers for Web Designers and Developers

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WordPress Help Sheet Wallpaper

Cheatsheet Wallpapers for Web Designers and Developers

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