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Free PSD Resources That You Can Use For Personal & Commercial Projects

‘Art Book Sketch’ mockup by Kamila Figura<br>Image via Kamila Figura<br>To creatives, freebies are godsends. It’s certainly been a great week, as Adobe has …

This tiny cabin in Australia lets you go off-grid in style

For those looking to get back to nature, this tiny cabin in rural Australia provides a picturesque retreat without sacrificing comfort or style. …

Why I Left The U.S. 20 Years Ago... And Why I Won't Be Coming Back

In hindsight, growing up in white, middle-class suburbia in 1980s America was kind of like being brainwashed. I grew up believing that having money was an objective to strive for and that life was a ruthless competition. I worked hard in school and got a good job because that was what was expected …

A Stanford professor explains how 'design thinking' can help you lose weight, stop worrying, and change your life

Shutterstock<p><b>Bernard Roth is a professor of engineering at Stanford and the author of "The Achievement Habit."</b>• <b><br>In the book, he explains how design</b> …

Design

7 Reasons I Still Shoot Film in 2018

I’ve been shooting analog for almost four years now, and all I can say is: analog has truly changed my life and what I think about what it means …

Cameras

Blade Runner 2049's beautiful Screen Graphics and UI Design

Starting off our week here on Abduzeedo with the work of Andrew Popplestone on his work on the outstanding Blade Runner 2049. More precisely on his …

This Photographer Uses an iPhone to Shoot Russia’s Grittiest Streets

Photographer Dmitry Markov grew up Pushkino, a hardscrabble industrial town north of Moscow where, for Markov and many of his childhood friends, …

Radio Free Europe

An Effective Website Requires 90% Marketing and 10% Web Design

No business builds a website just to build a website. It’s expensive so it better provide a lot of value. That’s why I say an effective website …

Trump change: Ukrainian artists unveil presidential portrait made of money

“I’m rich,” Donald Trump assured crowds when he ran successfully for US president in 2016. Two Ukrainian artists have taken him at his word and …

I tried the 10/10/10 Method to make decisions like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio — and it's completely changed the way I view choices

<i><br>"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people."</i><p>Those words are often attributed to Isaac Newton. They may evoke a chuckle, but they get to the root of a problem faced by us all — irrational behavior.<p>Making decisions is one of keystone actions we all take on a …

Tiny A-frame cabin costs just $700 to build

And it only took 3 weeks<p>Whether it’s in dollhouse form or as one of the many vacation homes that proliferated in the 1970s from Mount Hood to Fire Island, the A-frame is an instantly recognizable—and beloved—-architectural style.<p>Perhaps that’s why this DIY tiny home is just so dang cute. Built by …

People chose AI-made artwork over actual Art Basel pieces

We’ve learnt in the last few years that AI can be arty as fuck: those hallucinogenic DeepDream pics, the AI that made questionably attractive paint colours. Now, research has shown that bots are better at making art than creatives at Art Basel, and even Andy Warhol.<p>A study by researchers at Rutgers …

3 Levels of Sharpening You Should Be Applying in Photoshop

My name is Jake Hicks, and I’m an editorial and fashion photographer based in the UK. In this article, I’ll share a look at some of the sharpening …

Tutorials

Make a DIY Soft-Focus Camera Lens for $15

Sometimes clear focus isn’t what you actually want in a photo. Maybe you’re trying to create an impressionistic scene that evokes something other …

Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s Great American Bromance

A decade ago, it didn’t look like Barack Obama and Joseph Biden had all that much in common. Two men from different generations. One a longtime …

Joe Biden

The Best UI/UX Design Books & Resources for Designers

Want to be an excellent designer? Looking for the best UI/UX books and resources? Nowhere to go or to gain the right and effective channel for …

School Replaces Detention With Meditation And Results Are Amazing

Robert W. Coleman School in Baltimore sounds like the best school ever. Why? Because there’s no such thing as detention at the Baltimore …

Nonprofits

Top 10 Sites for Designers: September 2016 Edition

Every month, HOW art director Adam Ladd curates a list of inspiring websites of particular interest to designers and creatives. This month’s …

Graphic Designers: Cheat Sheets That Simplify Design Elements, Print Terms, More

Image via Canva<p><b>Graphic designers</b> who are just starting out may sometimes feel overwhelmed by the myriad jargons used in the field.<p><b>Adding on to</b> these …

Graphic Design

12 creative put-downs turned into cheeky typographic art by Lisa Maltby

It can be challenging to stay sane and push your skills forward as a freelance creative, particularly when it's a field under so much scrutiny. And …

Three tools to rule them all: How to fix anything in Photoshop with three basic tools

I know – that title sounds a little bit like clickbait-ish. But! It’s not! (well not this time). You don’t need a lot of fancy tools to fix most …

Typography for User Interfaces

Jun 21st, 2016<p>Back in 2004, when I had just started my career, sIFR was the hottest thing out there. It was developed by Shaun Inman and it embedded …

Here's what it was like being on set of Sunday's epic 'Game of Thrones' battle

Helen Sloan has been the principal set photographer for "Game of Thrones" for close to a decade now — but nothing so far compares to her experience on set for "Battle of the Bastards."<p>600 crew members and 500 extras spent more than three weeks filming in a secluded valley of Northern Ireland, …

Creating You Own Font with Adobe Shape, Adobe Illustrator and FontSelf

I love fonts (is fontaholic a thing?) and have always wanted to create my own. The difficulty is getting what I want from paper to computer in a …

Burly Arizona Fireman Stars in Sexy, Viral Photo Shoot

When Prescott, Arizona-based photographer Chad Castigliano of Chronicker Photography and his friend Tim the firefighter set up a fun, sexy photo …

Nonprofits

Interview: Playboy Photo Director, Rebecca Black on the Magazine’s New Retro Aesthetic

<i>Last year, it was national news that venerable men’s lifestyle magazine Playboy was doing away with full-on nudity in their pages. But, the</i> …

Stunning photo series celebrates contemporary childhood without technology

Growing up with no smartphones, no Netflix, no Snapchat? To many these were the good ole days.<p>Those childhoods of yesteryear are alive and well today …

Raspberry Pi + IKEA = ultimate retro gaming table

Raspberry Pi

33 Epic Sites With Breathtaking Free Stock Photos

No matter how good your product is, you must present it in a clean, professional and most important natural way. Imagery is one of the strongest element in any form of design making an emotional connection with your customer so you should pay incredible attention to what imagery you use to …

Web Design