20 Tileable Pixel Patterns 1

This is a set of 20 photoshop pixel patterns, they are all transparent just place the pattern above the layer you want the pattern on and there you go instant texture, you can set the opacity to get your pattern to look how you like!

This set of 20 photoshop pixel patterns contains a range of modern, crisp, yet subtle Pixel backgrounds patterns that won’t take the eye away from your webpage and will make any site look sleek and professional. They are also useful in other contexts like buttons, or to break up too much solid colour.

This pattern set is for photoshop CS2 , CS3 and CS4

File Includes

1. 20 tileable pixel patterns file

2. preview file with all 20 patterns shown

3. Detailed Html instructions

4. psd example Background

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Retro Space Game Business Card

General Information – Standard sized business cards 3.5”x 2” – Print Ready – Bleed lines and guides are ready in the .psd files with image showing “safe area” “Bleed” and “trim marks” – None of the text files are rasterized which allows for simple customization

Font information

There was one font used on this business card, from dafonts it is available for download here.

http://www.dafont.com/lcddot.font

Contents

1 Master Business card master file – High Resolution jpeg example files of each item – Print guide images explaining what all “safe area” “Bleed” and “trim marks” mean – Html instruction guide explained with images to make everything clear

If you are having difficulty customizing the business cards we, offer free support for products you have purchased from us. Just e-mail us at “darkstardesigns@whatstheharm.com” and let us know what you would like the cards to say and we will change it, free of charge.

If you need to have a custom logo created for your use on the business card you purchased from us, we will offer a great rate and work with you to give you a timely and pleasurable experience.

Free Engraved Business Cards

This Engraved Business Card has been designed as you guessed it to be both minimal, clean, crisp and uncluttered, this business card is very versatile and could be used in agency’s, corporate, freelance, or designer. This comes with two options stone and wood, but it would work with many more.

General Information – Standard sized business cards 3.5”x 2” – Print Ready – Bleed lines and guides are ready in the .psd files with image showing “safe area” “Bleed” and “trim marks” – None of the text files are rasterized which allows for simple customization

Master Business card master file – High Resolution jpeg example files of each item – Print guide images explaining what all “safe area” “Bleed” and “trim marks” mean – Html instruction guide explained with images to make everything clear

If you are having difficulty customizing the business cards we, offer free support for products you have purchased from us. Just e-mail us at “darkstardesigns@whatstheharm.com” and let us know what you would like the cards to say and we will change it, free of charge.

If you need to have a custom logo created for your use on the business card you purchased from us, we will offer a great rate and work with you to give you a timely and pleasurable experience.

An interview with cgpation

Over the last 2 year I have spent many hours on a site called Graphicriver a place for selling design templates of all sorts, it is a great place with many talented authors so I have decided to interview artists from the site and this is the first of many more to come. I hope this will help people understand how other designer work and what processes they go through.

1. How did you get started in the design industry, and what is your advice for people thinking of doing the same?

First, let me thank you for this wonderful blog you’re managing, I like your way to share knowledge and love of arts, and thank you also for choosing me to be interviewed. My first design experience started years and years ago… When I first got a PC with the Win 3.11 on it well not that long, it was just in 1994, I started then to discover the digital world. Using it for playing the few games we had that time (that was a source of inspiration for me… Prince of Persia especially) I started to convert my hand drawings using PAINT to make a Soccer Game that I never finished! then I went on and started with Photoshop and all the Adobe suite over the years. I’m now well self-skilled in 3D, Graphics, Webdesign, Motion, and Photography.


My advice for the future designers gonna be like… if you really love what you do, keep it all up! do you best, be out of the crowd, get involved you have the chance that we did not had several years ago, the INTERNET, get the knowledge everywhere, learn whatever it take, as someone said once: “Stay hungry… stay foolish”

2. What is your process for starting a new piece of work?

Every single project of mine starts with a pen and a white piece of paper, scratching is the first fun part of every project I make, then go armed with my Mac or PC (depending on the project), and dive into deep creativity ’till the baby get born!

3. Do you have any favourite websites for finding design inspiration?

Yes, we all do have some source of inspiration, but it actually depends on the project, I like being inspired from other artists in DeviantArt and Creattica for some of their web and graphic creations, I like adsoftheworld a lot, and I can admit that one of the best inspiration website in the motion design ever (as a personal point of view) is VideoCopilot, which has as a slogan “inspire to create, create to inspire…”

4. What do you think are the most important skills for a designer to have/develop?

Creativity, and love of the job! the two most important skills that every designer must have or develop, actually there is a list that Greyscalegorilla shared with us (Rules of a Creator’s Life), thanks for him, and it’s my turn to share it back, ‘cuz I think that’s a pretty important list, needs to be checked out, and I like the last quote pretty much.

5. What does your work area look like and what make it special to you?

My work area? a room with a desk and a powerful Mac on it just next to another PC Laptop, nothing unusual, ‘but when I sit there to work, I feel like diving inside of the computers, forgetting about the real world for some hours, except for eating no I can’t play with at all…

6. What trends will emerge and be popular in 2012 in your opinion?

Trends for 2012!? well, no one can knows but we can expect from the web to get into it’s highest level, motion is talking the second place, and after the rest comes no matter the order will be but I think the Envato market places will be more full with great artists, it becomes more and more competitive, especially after the announcement of the ENVATO MARKETPLACES AWARD 2013!

7. When you are not designing what do you get up to?

When I am not designing, I’m drumming, yes I’m also a drummer, maybe watching movies, and the most important thing ever is spending time with my wife! ‘coz without her, none of what I’ve become could be possible…

8. Which piece of you work are you most proud of and why?

The News design Pack is my favorite project, it’s a full modern high quality broadcast news channel, but I recommend you to visit my whole portfolio, there will be some interesting things you may need, and maybe get inspired from!

9. What do you do when get creative block and how do you overcome it?

I try new things, put the thing in standby and get inspired from the real world, when it comes to its highest lever, I shut-off everything, get out of the digital world go to the most important person in the world “my wife” and get comfort from her! believe me, it works… spending time with your family is the most important thing you should have! they’re there for you, as long as you have to be there for them!

10. What are the current design goals you’re looking to achieve?

2012 is announcing it-self really good, at least I hope so I would like to increase my incomes at the Envato Marketplaces, be on the top of the ENVATO MARKETPLACES AWARD 2013 and I’m about to open a new design company somewhere, I will let you know when time will come… just keep following me… I’ll be opening very soon, a new online interactive portfolio…

Gallery

The amazing digital work of Xuan Yuan

This gallery contains 6 photos.

Xuan Yuan Is and active member of a site called http://www.deviantart.com/ and has some of the most detailed speed painting out there today I will share some of the amazing environment he has created, all will strong fantasy vibes to … Continue reading

6 Free 3D Glossy Layer Styles

This is another pack brought to you by Darkstar Designs  and it contains contains a variety of 6 Glossy 3d layer  Styles, and they are made with one effect so you don’t have to mess around getting it to work it is as simple as possible, so it is easy to implement.

Save time and money by using pre-built great looking styles in Photoshop! The pack comes with a number of styles and colours and really helps bring text to life. The layer styles are best used on dark backgrounds but do also work well on light backgrounds

This is a set of 6 Photoshop styles, included is

1. set of clear HTML instructions
2. Psd file for the large preview including all layer styles
3. asl files with all the layer styles

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An interview with 3alisha

Over the last 2 year I have spent many hours on a site called graphicriver a place for selling design templates of all sorts also it has sister sites one of which is called 3docean todays interview is from the 3d site . It is a great place with many talented authors so I have decided to interview artists from the site and this is the first of many more to come. I hope this will help people understand how other designer work and what processes they go through.

1. How did you get started in the design industry, and what is your advice for people thinking of doing the same?

Actually, I started design all by mistake ! It all started when I discovered a trial dvd of 3dsMax8 at my friend’s place, i had lots of free time back then, so I experimented a lot.. At first I had nothing to do with 3dsMax, sometimes I just fired it up, and looked into the empty workspace not knowing what to do. Then i pressed F1 for help, and surprisingly enough, found awesome tutorials that helped me start with the basics. I started to read tutorials from the internet and caught up the pace really quickly, I started to grow exponentially, then I discovered 3dOcean.net, and became a top author there (currently top 9th).

But there is a special “thank you” for LEGO, that developed the spirit of a creative inside of me from my very early childhood ! So if you want your kid to become a rockstar 3d artist, buy him tons of LEGO ! If you are looking to start learning 3d.. We’ll I’m going to tell you that it will be an epic journey, 3d is not as easy to learn as Photoshop or Illustrator. Mastering 3dsMax took me 4 years ! But i can proudly say that I am self-taught, and that i never regretted it as I have learned to use the adobe creative suite in parallel to 3dsMax, as their workflows combine at times.

2. What is your process for starting a new piece of work?

Before starting any particular project I try to stay away from thecomputer, and get inspired from the real world. I look particularly at materials and surfaces that I will be recreating in 3d, and evaluate how they look in real life, how light affects them, how they cast shadows, etc. Then I go and sketch and doodle and draw, so that I memorize the sketch or project or model aspect by aspect.. This helps me visualize the project inside my head before I even start playing around with polygons. Only after I get a clear picture of what I will be doing, I fire up 3ds max, and go creative!

3. Do you have any favourite websites for finding design inspiration?

I like to look for inspiration on the web (oh well , who doesn’t).. The sites are usually not 3d-related, but I really get inspired from www.Abduzeedo.com www.wookmark.com www.dribbble.com (follow me there
for updates) www.behance.net

4. What do you think are the most important skills for a designer to have/develop?

The most important things for a designer to have are determination to consistently improve and the ability to take all criticisms of their work on board. Everyone develops their own style and their own way of doing things, but you should also have the ability to understand the fundamentals of design. It’s ok to be able to create super explosive, energy filled & high octane flyer or poster designs, but can you create a simple, basic, text based leaflet for a local shop or business, that doesn’t need in-your-face graphics? Understanding the importance of single core subjects like typography, contrast, colour palettes etc, is something that I am still taking a lot of time to improve and work on, as it’s something that’ll be key to your success much more than your ‘sick Photoshop skillz’.

5. What does your work area look like and what make it special to you?

For a person to really become a designer, he/she should start to think like a designer.. Look at things differently, grow a love for solid materials; like metal, wood, marble, etc. Also a designer must regularly try to describe solid colours for him/herself, it stirs imagination a lot, and is potentially very inspiring. Few of the other essential skills that a designer must have are ethics and patience; a designer must be ready to work an extra few hours free of charge, just to please the client.. Because a real client is a happy client. A designer must always tend to perfection, but never achieve it; it’s all about the dynamics and growth that helps designers become great.

6. What trends will emerge and be popular in 2012 in your opinion?

It is dangerous to guess what will happen tomorrow, who knows what may happen.. But the trends in the 3d industry rarely change, the trend was, and always will stay “make it as real as possible”.. And with emerging rendering software, and out-of-the-box hardware, we will soon start to mix up reality and illusion. And that’s on a general scale.. But i think that 3d trends will be different for mobile platforms.. I have a feeling that soon mobiles will adopt real3d interfaces and systems.. And this will be a revolution for us as 3d artists.

7. When you are not designing what do you get up to?

I must admit that design affects my social life a lot, it just takes most of my time.. But when i am not designing, i prefer to catch up with friends and family.. Sometimes play a computer game looking for inspiration, or just for fun. I usually play football (soccer) on a weekly basis, it helps me stay fit and all sporty. Best sport on the planet!

8. Which piece of you work are you most proud of and why

My favourite piece of work is the one that I haven’t created yet. I always tend to look at my designs with scrutiny, and always criticize myself.. “this can be better… why did I add this here?… this shadow seems off, etc..”. So I am in a constant chase of perfection that I will never reach. But still, I really like this mock-up of a wine brand I made in my free time

9. What do you do when get creative block and how do you overcome it?

When I have a designer’s block, I am usually depressed, and get irritated easily. I usually go out or play an extremely forceful football game with my mates to ease the stress. Then things get back to normal. Nothing eases blocks for me better than some fresh air and movement !

10. What are the current design goals you’re looking to achieve?

This year, I put a plan for myself. I need get drafted into dribbble (and I managed to do it). I will be focusing more on product and interior visualization 3d-wise.. But most importantly, I will be getting to learn HTML and CSS when time permits, and I will be launching a personal
portfolio.

Free Minimal Business Card

This Minimal Clean Business Card has been designed as you guessed it to be both minimal, clean, crisp and uncluttered, tthis business card is very versatile and could be used in agency’s, corporate, freelance, or designer.

General Information – Standard sized business cards 3.5”x 2” – Print Ready – Bleed lines and guides are ready in the .psd files with image showing “safe area” “Bleed” and “trim marks” – None of the text files are rasterized which allows for simple customization

Font information

There was one font used on this business card it was from Dafonts.com.

1 Master Business card master file – High Resolution jpeg example files of each item – Print guide images explaining what all “safe area” “Bleed” and “trim marks” mean – Html instruction guide explained with images to make everything clear

If you are having difficulty customizing the business cards we, offer free support for products you have purchased from us. Just e-mail us at “darkstardesigns@whatstheharm.com” and let us know what you would like the cards to say and we will change it, free of charge.

If you need to have a custom logo created for your use on the business card you purchased from us, we will offer a great rate and work with you to give you a timely and pleasurable experience.