Splatter painting is a fun way to relieve stress, but also create amazing art. There are so many different images you can create with paint splats, and now, there are tools that will even allow you to create splatter paintings only by using your computer.
Create Awesome Paint Splatter Images with these Photoshop Tutorials using Products from Creative Market (found below):
These Creative Market products will help you design amazing splatter painting images:
Darius A Monsef IV, the founder & CEO of COLOURlovers and Creative Market, has teamed up with BetaBrand to bring you some colorful swim shorts. Help us support Darius and BetaBrand by voting for these awesome shorts, we have two days left and still need over 40 votes to move these shorts from idea to reality. Check out the awesome design for the shorts below (all of the images link to the voting page) :
These designs are part of what BetaBrand calls ThinkTank, its a place where people can submit, comment, and vote on design ideas. Time is running out, so make sure you check out these shorts and vote for them ASAP.
There are so many interesting things you can do with text. Here is a collection of tutorials to create amazing text effects in programs like Photoshop. Once you have mastered these colorful and creative text effects, use them to create beautiful typographical art pieces.
Tutorial #1: Earth Design - Grass Text
Tutorial #2: Embossed Text with Metallic Glow
Tutorial #3: Spray Paint Text
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Tutorial #4: Grunge Floral Text Effect
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Make sure to share or link to the colorful creations you make using these tutorials, can't wait to see what you come up with.
Hand-drawn illustrations add personality and depth to websites by bringing the digital world in conjunction with the physical. I love seeing hand-drawn illustrations on internet because it adds a sense of character to the page itself. These sites are some of my favorites that feature hand-drawn illustrations.
Just Dot: I love how this website combines the trendy chalkboard element with hand drawn graphics and a sketched font.
Bowtie: features a completely hand drawn background with hand written fonts and other styles of typeface. I love the colors and interactive layout of this site as well.
Bootb: this site utilizes a hand written type face as well as hand drawn doodle frames to create a friendly landing page. I like the different colored frames on the black background along with hand drawn buildings.
Denise Chandler: this designer's site features an awesome hand drawn image that has been animated, as well as, a variety of quirky and cool hand drawn fonts.
Carsonifide: uses fun text bubbles and hand drawn graphics to highlight the important parts of their site.
Tennessee Education: I love all of the cool hand drawn doodles that are found throughout the site. This site really brings education to life by adding hand drawn elements on top of writing paper.
Products from Creative Market to help you enhance your site with hand drawn elements and illustrations.
The key to making a website or blog with hand drawn illustrations is to combine hand written or drawn fonts along with intricate hand drawn images, lines, and vectors. Creative Market, offers a variety of hand drawn elements to help you create an amazing website like the ones featured above.
Watercolors afford artists the ability to create whimsical portraits, where colors blend together and give the painting increased depth. I believe watercolor art is a powerful way to express emotions, thoughts, feelings, and perceptions. These watercolor portraits have a certain strength to them that shines beyond the paper.
Create Your Own Watercolor Masterpieces with Creative Market by downloading these products:
Then, check out these tutorials to learn how to create colorful watercolor designs with Creative Market products:
Save any of your broken or unused crayons and join the melted crayon craze! Melted crayon art extends far beyond creating a crayon rainbow, there are so many different designs you can create using different color combinations. I searched a variety of DIY sites and Pinterest boards for the most inspiring melted crayon designs, and then created palettes based on the colors found in the art pieces.
How to Create Your Own Crayon Art
If you're looking to create colorful art without using crayons, check out these products from Creative Market
Everywhere I look, everyone seems to be wearing mint. In fact, I can't go into a store these days without seeing a mint colored shirt, pants, or dress. I think this color is perfect for spring, and I searched the web for mint-spiration to find everything people are doing with the Spring's trendiest color. There are so many creative people out there, and I was amazed at all of the mint colored items I was able to find.
What do you think of the growing mint trend? Will you be creating something inspired by this trendy color? If so, share in the comments below...
Check out these palettes featuring Mint:
Be sure to check out these products from Creative Market that feature mint in their designs!
This guest post is written by Alex Black. Alex writes for printing company Print Express. In his spare time he enjoys studying graphic and web design and works on his Photoshop skills. You can follow him on Twitter at @iamalexblack.
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As the saying goes, you only have one chance to make a first impression. When you’re marketing a product or service, if your landing page doesn’t make a great first impression then it’s unlikely that visitors will return, much less use your product. Good landing pages show off the product, sell it’s benefits and do a good job of leaving the visitor with the impression that it’s well designed. Great landing pages, on the other hand, do all this and also stick in your memory – they stand out and are remarkable.
Of course, this is much easier said than done – how do you create a landing page that’s remarkable, and memorable while still being beautifully designed instead of garish? One of the ways in which you can do this is to focus on creating a tastefully bright, vibrant and colourful design. Use a bold, daring colour palette – or use subtle, muted colours but with bright, impossible-to-miss contrasts on the buttons you want users to click (like the “sign up” or “try the demo” buttons).
The use of colour in landing pages is an art form in itself, and we’ve brought this collection of designs together to help give you some inspiration for your next landing page project. We hope you find the collection useful and entertaining.
Viximo is a company that works with developers to get their games published online. The landing page stands out instantly by using big, bold illustration and the muted colour palette grabs attention without being too garish.
I know what you're probably wondering...turn of what century? Well these particular designs come from a magazine published in 1901 and 1902 called Shin-bijutsukai.
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This magazine was a monthly publication featuring "various designs by the famous artists of to-day," and as you can see, the pages are filled with wonderful colors and trippy patterns. I don't know about you, but after looking at all of the nature elements in these designs, I feel like going for a jaunt in the park.
The grand finale of our virtual dinner party is here! True hospitality rarely ceases at dessert; it extends into small sips and bites that leave guests feeling calm, content, and pleasantly plump. The colorful juxtaposition of a warm, glowing digestif and the light palate cleansers of pastelled sorbets has the potential to create an incredible canvas of color.
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Seasonal fruits, like juicy orange mangos, ruby red raspberries, and deep yellow pineapples, can add a flavorful collage for the cherry on top of your meal (literally). And finally, a soothing peppermint tea or bittersweet milky cappuccino keep the cheerful dinner table conversation going.
Let the après-dinner conclude your evening as a soft, sweet goodnight, but not a goodbye--the beauty of feasts is that we can delight in them time after time.
Thanks for taking the time to indulge with us. Until we meet again, à bientôt!