It seems like everyday a new and innovative social network is popping up. I become totally entranced by each and every APP or website that offers the ability for me to connect with the world across the internet. Do you ever feel the same?
The use of social icons on your website or blog can really be advantageous to attracting new customers and readers. In addition, adding social icons to your portfolio allows you to reach a wider range of people. Each social network tends to reach a different type of audience and if you can tap into each of those different groups of people you will dramatically increase the reach and distribution of your content.
There are so many different ways to get social, but having icons for your readers to click through on your blog or website is one of the easiest ways to connect. I've selected a few of my favorites from Creative Market to help you start getting social:
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This delightful new app uses the Creative Commons wallpapers from the COLOURlovers community, giving you access to over 3 million wallpapers, right in your pocket. They've been adapted specifically for your device and presented beautifully within a delicate and detailed design. Just take a look at the lovely UI:
I love looking at classic posters from old movies, it always takes me back to the days I used to watch old musicals. Those movies would transport me into another world entirely. I decided to search the web for some modern posters that were inspired by fonts and typography found in classic posters. Check out these awesome vintage and retro inspired typographical posters:
If you're looking to create your own Retro and Vintage Inspired Typographical Posters check out these awesome fonts from Creative Market:
I love seeing all the cool things designers come up with when it comes to business cards. There are so many quirky and creative templates and formats for giving your information to a client, friend, or colleague. Check out some of my favorites:
Creative Market offers a wide variety of creative and innovative business card templates to help you portray the message you desire, check out some of my picks:
Lately everything Grunge seems to be trending. Everywhere I search online I find Grunge Photoshop Brushes or Grunge Textures. Check out the best of Grunge Art from the Internet:
Create Gorgeous Grunge Art with Creative Market, Pick Up These Awesome Items and Get Creative ASAP:
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I love scrapbooks because they are a great way to put all of your special memories in one place. There are so many fascinating scrapbook designs that truly blow my mind. I've found a few scrapbook pages I find really inspiring, and wanted to share them with you.
If you're looking to create gorgeous scrapbook pages like the ones featured above, check out Creative Market's resources selected specifically for scrapbookers.
Cats are constantly trending across the internet, and I can see why...they are so cute. These artists have really brought cat art to a whole new level. I love the interesting color choices in all of these art pieces and the different ways people have portrayed cats.
Can you come up with some crazy and colorful cat art of your own? Check out Creative Market's resources for cat lovers:
If you love color, you're definitely going to love these wine labels from Uproot. Uproot has created an amazing label for their wine, called a Flavor Palette, that gives you a little taste of the wine...before you open the bottle.
Each block of color on the flavor palette represent a tasting note, and the size of the note indicates the intensity of that flavor. For example, Uproot's 2011 Sauvignon Blanc has a crisp sweet pop followed by a smoothness with flavors of Melon (PMS #372), Fresh Cut Grass (PMS #369), Citrus (PMS # 375), Grapefruit (PMS # 393) and Passion Fruit (PMS #512).
Several years back when Jay of Zelkova Ventures (an investor in COLOURLovers) partnered with his friend Greg to launch a winery decided re-make winemaking from the ground up. With this is mind they turned to many of the Zelkova portfolio companies for inspiration, including COLOURLovers, to create the label design for their wine. They wanted their label to tell a story about the wine and the brand, as well as, have a utility and purpose. Working together with TurnerDuckworth, Uproot put the taste of the wine front and center on the bottle thru use of color. Each of the color blocks represent a tasting note, and the size of the color blocks tells you how dominant that note is. Together, these blocks make up a Flavor Palette that's unique to each vintage and varietal.
COLOURlovers and Uproot want to extend an exciting challenge to the design community. The challenge is to design your own wine label using COLOURlover's palette creator. Simply change the sizes of the different colors to indicate their dominance. In addition to being featured on the COLOURlovers website, Twitter, and Facebook, Uproot will send the winner a framed version of their wine label.
Enter the Contest
Enter the contest by submitting your design in the comments below or by Tweeting @COLOURlovers with the hastag #Drinkuproot.
Winners will be announced on the COLOURlovers blog and Twitter.
Today, we are excited to announce the Creative Market Photoshop Extension. It's a free panel that installs right into Photoshop, giving you instant access to all of the amazing content from Creative Market without ever leaving the app.
All content purchased through the extension is automatically installed right in Photoshop and ready to use. It's like the App Store for your creative content — no more unzipping downloaded files, manually installing content, or restarting Photoshop.
Browse, Search and Buy Inside Photoshop
You'll have access to thousands of design assets right from Photoshop, including actions, brushes, fonts, gradients, graphics, layer styles, patterns, shapes, templates, textures and more.
Instantly Install Assets with a Single Click
Once you find the perfect assets for your project, they’re automatically installed in Photoshop with a single click. So you don’t have to waste time downloading random files through your browser, unzipping them on your computer, manually installing content, or restarting Photoshop.
Download New Free Goods Each Week
Pop open the extension each week to grab new free graphics, templates, fonts, brushes, add-ons and more to kickstart your projects, while saving time and money.
Check out some of the amazing products you can use with the new Photoshop Extension:
To find out more about the extension check out the latest blog post on Creative Market.
I love seeing interesting art pieces made entirely of words. Words become even more powerful when you depict them in an interesting way, such as in a typographical art piece.
Create Typography Art with Creative Market: If you haven't visited Creative Market yet, hop on over and check out the amazing font collections. There are so many different fonts to choose from you'll be amazed at all of the amazing pieces you can create. Check out these amazing fonts:
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