Rusty Text Effect: Photoshop Tutorial

This is an easy tutorial using a free font, gradient set, brush set and Photoshop’s built-in tools to get a real-looking rusty text effect. There are quite a few steps to this tutorial, but I think the end result justifies the time needed to complete it.

Rusty Text Effect: Photoshop Tutorial

30 Beautiful Nature Wallpapers

Nature – the greatest artist of all time! Where artists and designers have to carefully colour-match everything, nature seems to be able to throw every shade of every colour into the mix without causing any clashes – just beauty. We may not be able to visit the beach, a lake or the mountains, but we can use the stunning high quality free wallpapers that are on offer to bring these vistas to our desktops. This is a round-up of just 30 such beautiful free nature wallpapers.

30 Beautiful Nature Wallpapers

Photoshop Tutorial: Denim Patchwork Text Effect

This is an easy tutorial, you need no more knowledge than knowing your way around Photoshop to complete this text effect, and it uses a free font and a canvas texture. All other effects are generated by Photoshop’s built-in tools. However, be warned, it is quite time-consuming!

Denim Patchwork Text Effect

Back to Black: Beautifully Designed Black Websites

In web design, for quite some years now, trends have come and gone, but black has remained the ‘new black’. Black is, maybe surprisingly, the most versatile colour for website design – it can be used for both very formal and very casual websites, and everything in between. This article is showcasing some extremely effective, beautifully designed black websites for your inspiration.

Back to Black: Beautifully Designed Black Websites

Red, Red Wine: Beautiful Wine Related Photography

Imagine the scene: a beautiful sunny day, no pressing, urgent work or engagements, the rolling hills in perfect view just outside the door, a gentle breeze and a table and chairs waiting to be occupied. A bottle of wine on hand, along with a couple of glasses, and the person you most like to spend time with right there to share the wine with you… idealism to the max! Of course, that is not the situation most of us are in right now, so here is a selection of beautiful wine-related photographs to take you off to dreamland for a few minutes.

Red, Red Wine: Beautiful Wine Related Photography

Moonlight Sonata: Beautiful Moonlight Photography

Moonlight is considered to be a romantic time by many. Sunshine tends to throw yellow light on everything it touches, while moonlight often makes everything look blue. To achieve an excellent moonlit photograph long exposure times are required, water and moonlight together can create a fantasy-like scene, making water – the ocean, a river or even a pond, one of the best settings for moonlight photography.

Here we have selected some beautiful, romantic examples of moonlight photography for your viewing pleasure.

Beautiful Moonlight Photography

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: The Need for Speed Desktop Wallpapers

Planes, Trains and Automobiles was the title of a very funny 1987 film starring Steve Martin and John Candy. Surely the name was no accident…. those three forms of transport are the fastest means of getting from A to B, and represent ‘boys’ toys’.

You don’t have to be a boy to appreciate speed and motion, and having a desktop wallpaper in that vein may inspire and motivate workflow (no guarantees here!). So today we bring you a selection of wallpapers featuring Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Vehicle Desktop Wallpapers

Cat in the Hat: Photographs of Cats ‘In’ Things

Cats are known for being their own personalities – they don’t do things to please humans, they do things purely to satisfy themselves! Cats have a great ability to find places to curl up that suit their immediate needs – with no consideration given to whether the humans wish them to be in that place. The result is often a cute cat in ‘the wrong’ setting!

Here we have collected 20 cute images of cats ‘in’ things – some of which they shouldn’t be in at all!

Cat in the Hat: Photos of Cats 'in' Things