Sunday, May 9, 2010

Logos in Color: The Blue

Logos in Color: The Blue by Ahmad Hania

Blue is a natural color and calming. It can be strong and steadfast or light and friendly. It is long considered a corporate color, especially darker blue, is associated with intelligence, stability, unity, and conservatism. Combine a light and dark blue to convey trust and truthfulness.
Mix the color of blue with green for a natural, watery palette. Add gray for understated elegance. Throw in a dash of blue to cool down a hot red or orange scheme. Grab attention with the contrast of blue and yellow. Using Dark blue with white is fresh, crisp, and nautical. Use dark blue with metallic silver accents for an elegantly rich appearance.
That’s why almost everyone likes some shade of the color blue. In this article I have collected 62 inspirational examples of blue color handling in logo creation.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

50+ Amazing Free Abstract Photoshop Brushes

50+ Amazing Free Abstract Photoshop Brushes by Ahmad Hania

In this article I compiled a list of high quality and professional abstract brushes that I found very useful either in web, wallpaper or even print design. The brushes are mainly for Photoshop but some of the brush creators have provided other formats of the brushes in PNG or for Gimp. The brushes licenses range from free for personal use only to free for both personal and commercial use as well, you might want to check the license before starting to use the brush or even consider contacting the author for permission. This is my first article as a guest writer at 1stwebdesigner: Graphic and Web Design Blog.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

70+ Fierce Dragon Designs from deviantART

70+ Fierce Dragon Designs from deviantART by Ahmad Hania

Dragons are legendary and imaginary creatures, commonly portrayed in various myths as serpentine or reptilian. We have seen dragons in various movies, cartoons, comic books and even video games, dragons always displayed as fierce and powerful flying creatures that are able to emit fire from their mouths. Many artists and designers have tried to draw their own version of powerful, fierce, old and mythical creatures. In this article I compiled a list of fantastic digital art of dragons from deviantART.

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

55+ Workspaces from deviantART

55+ Workspaces from deviantART by Ahmad Hania

A Workspace by definition is the place where we do work at and for some of you it is just this, but for the majority of you it is more than that its a special place where you should take good care of and make it the best there is because simply it is your only private place where you can set back and do what ever you wish away from every thing, its the place where we seek creativity, inspiration, comfort, privacy and some quality time. In this article I compiled images of nice workspaces found on deviantART.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Monthly Inspiration: 40+ Websites with Illustrations

40+ Websites with Illustrations by Ahmad Hania

An illustration by definition is a visualization such as a drawing, painting, photograph or other work of art that stresses subject more than form. The aim of an illustration is to decorate textual information (such as a story, website, poem or newspaper article) by providing a visual representation.
Illustrations usually used in web design to attract more attention by using characters, scenes or other abstract forms. In this article I have collected 40+ excellent examples of using illustration is web design.

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