50 Stunning Asian Movie Posters

It’s fascinating what information can be learned about a movie simply from taking a glance at the movie poster. Skipping past the obvious such as the title and cast, what is really interesting is determining a film’s tone and atmosphere from its poster alone. Is it violent? Funny? Scary? Quite often the poster alone may answer these questions for you.
Not surprisingly, this is not a trait solely unique to North American cinema.

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50 Stunning Asian Movie Posters

40 Dirty Grunge Effect Photoshop Tutorials

Grunge is a popular trend that gives designs a more organic and realistic look. It also provides a stark contrast to the simplistic, polished and rigid Web 2.0 trend, opting instead for a less uniform and more elaborate form of design.
We’ve discussed grunge style in modern Web design before, as well as tips and tricks to achieve the grunge look. Now, it’s time to put theory into practice by finding ways to infuse grunge themes into your artwork using Photoshop.

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40 Dirty Grunge Effect Photoshop Tutorials

Smashing Pumpkins: A Free Halloween Vector Icon Set

As the Halloween is approaching, it’s best time to spice up your design with some quick Halloweenish icons. And since we are, apparently, smashing and the Halloween is all about pumpkins, we decided to release Smashing Pumpkins: A Free Halloween Vector Icon Set. This set includes 14 exclusive Halloween icons (.png, up to 512×512px) as well as vector sources (.ai CS3 file and .eps file), so you can modify and scale them as you wish.

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Smashing Pumpkins: A Free Halloween Vector Icon Set

Showcase Of Beautiful Retro And Vintage Typography

Typography surrounds people daily as they move through their routines, rarely taking notice. It’s literally everywhere. In advertising, product packaging, printed publications, graphic designs, and more. Accentuating and centralizing the overall theme of the design that it inhabits, communicating the message to the masses through creative inclusions in the work.
For decades this design tool has given rise to some truly elegant type that still have impressions echoing through design today.

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Showcase Of Beautiful Retro And Vintage Typography

Beautiful Examples Of Moleskine Art

More than quick sketches and drawings, Moleskine art can encompass mixed media and even digital art. The imperfect lines, smudges and wrinkles give it dimension and raw honesty that more than ever are sought by digital artists and implemented in software. Regardless of any advancement in technology, pen and paper will always be the number once choice for any budding artist or seasoned illustrator.
No theme or medium is ever neglected for the Moleskine treatment if the mood strikes the artist, spawning art like no other.

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Beautiful Examples Of Moleskine Art

Splatter and Watercolour Brushes For Photoshop

Another day — another fresh freebie. Today we are glad to release Splatter and Watercolour Photoshop Brushes, 3 sets of 21 high-quality brushes, with the average size of 2500px or 2200px. These brushes were created for Adobe Photoshop CS, CS2 and CS3 and also work with GIMP 2.4.
The sets are created by Abdullah, the creator of Qbrushes where you can find further high-quality Photoshop brushes available for free download.

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Splatter and Watercolour Brushes For Photoshop

Photoshop Actions – The Ultimate Collection

Saving repetitive tasks as Photoshop actions can save you a lot of time, allowing you to automate your work and improve workflow efficiency. An action is a recording of a sequence of commands and operations that you can save and access later on. [Updated Dec/31/2016]
We’ve searched for the best downloadable Photoshop actions that can help you improve your workflow and perform complex techniques with the push of a button.

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Photoshop Actions – The Ultimate Collection

50 Stunning Underwater Pictures

Of all the different types of photography showcased on Smashing Magazine, underwater pictures are probably the most difficult to get. They require a very specialized equipment and the knowledge of some advanced techniques to get a perfect picture. You need to get the correct exposure, accurate focus, controlled movement of your subject and a pleasing color balance; you also have to deal with low light.
Underwater photos offen suffer from loss of color and contrast when taken at a significant depth.

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35 Phenomenal Fractal Art Pictures

In the realm of digital art, so many wonderful and playful genres exist that stimulate the imagination, but so few do it with the intricate style of fractal art. Fractal art is achieved through the mathematical calculations of fractal objects being visually displayed, with the use of self-similar transforms that are generated and manipulated with different assigned geometric properties to produce multiple variations of the shape in continually reducing patterns.

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24 Excellent AJAX Tutorials

AJAX provides Web developers with plenty of opportunities to enhance the user experience and improve the performance of their websites. There are countless ways that AJAX can be used, and fortunately there are plenty of good and useful AJAX tutorials out there to help you with your own implementation.
This post serves as a collection of useful tutorials on working with AJAX in a wide variety of ways. You’ll find tutorials on working with forms, building shopping carts, creating chat features, working with log-ins and usernames and much more.

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24 Excellent AJAX Tutorials