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Best of the Week by Abduzeedo

I think this is the biggest list we’ve ever done (special thanks to abduzeedo). This week despite the fact we don’t have any amazing new launch or a big news, we can bring to you a lot of awesome links. You’ll see funny, creativity, design, architecture and some great reads. Let me know if I’ve missed a good link and share with us!

SATURDAY – 08/16

Google Turns On AdSense For Feeds

Google Turns On AdSense For Feeds

Last.FM Needs More Than A Redesign To Catch Up To Imeem

Last.FM Needs More Than A Redesign To Catch Up To Imeem

Werk updates 2008

Werk updates 2008

TexturePacks

Gina

Logo Design Inspiration: 54 Creative Logos Hand-picked From Logopond

54 Creative Logos Hand-picked From Logopond

World’s Most Counterfeited Fashion Brand

World’s Most Counterfeited Fashion Brand

FRIDAY – 08/15

Twitter Is Down… The Street

Twitter Is Down… The Street

Twitter Is Down… The Street

Blog Action Day 2008 Poverty from Blog Action Day on Vimeo.

Trey Ratcliff

Trey Ratcliff

Mountain Dew’s Green Label Art 2008

Mountain Dew’s Green Label Art 2008

Are You Designing for the Smaller Screen?

Are You Designing for the Smaller Screen?

THURSDAY – 08/15

Apple Now Worth More Than Google

Apple Now Worth More Than Google

Google Reader Now Lets You Share Selectively

Google Reader Now Lets You Share Selectively

Top 10 CSS Table Designs

Top 10 CSS Table Designs

‘machine head’ by n maeda atelier

'machine head' by n maeda atelier

nike (burguer) air max 90 by olle hemmendorff

nike (burguer) air max 90 by olle hemmendorff

Green Concept Cars by The Royal College Of Arts

Green Concept Cars by The Royal College Of Arts

WEDNESDAY – 08/13

DevSnippets has Officially Launched with a $4600 Contest Prizes

DevSnippets has Officially Launched with a $4600 Contest Prizes

3rd. edition of the Boardgame Festival. Spain

3rd. edition of the Boardgame Festival. Spain

Interview with David Leggett / Tutorial9

Interview with David Leggett / Tutorial9

Turn Your iPhone or iPod Touch Into a Multi-Room Wireless Music Remote

Turn Your iPhone or iPod Touch Into a Multi-Room Wireless Music Remote [Music]

Top 10 Killer Photoshop Combo Moves

Top 10 Killer Photoshop Combo Moves

10 Handwritten fonts you can’t miss

10 Handwritten fonts you can't miss

OZEANEUM

OZEANEUM

highresolution textures

highresolution textures

Learn Illustrator CS3 in 30 Days

Learn Illustrator CS3 in 30 Days

TUESDAY – 08/12

The Spirit Trailer

The Spirit Trailer

Top 10 Usability Highs Of Mac OS

Top 10 Usability Highs Of Mac OS

The next 37signals Live: Wednesday, August 13 at 11:00am central

00am central

Top 5 Most Inspirational Videos on YouTube

36 Font Resources You Should Have in Your Bookmarks

36 Font Resources You Should Have in Your Bookmarks

Hand-drawn floral type

Hand-drawn floral type

illu_darkside_01.jpg (JPEG Image, 804×486 pixels)

Hand-drawn floral type

I Can Vector Too

I Can Vector Too

MONDAY – 08/11

5 Useful Coding Solutions For Designers and Developers

5 Useful Coding Solutions For Designers and Developers

Smoke & Mirrors

Smoke & Mirrors

Top 5 Graphic Design Forums

Top 5 Graphic Design Forums

Is Facebook the Most Popular Social Bookmarking Service on the Web?

Is Facebook the Most Popular Social Bookmarking Service on the Web?

richard rogers retrospective exhibition and graphic design

richard rogers retrospective exhibition and graphic design

CBS Interactive To Change Its Colors. And Cnet Tests A New Design With Blogs Top And Center.

CBS Interactive To Change Its Colors. And Cnet Tests A New Design With Blogs Top And Center.

Adobe Photoshop: 50+ High Quality .PSD Files and Tutorials

50+ High Quality .PSD Files and Tutorials

livingstones by stéphanie marin

livingstones by stéphanie marin

Tulipan Condoms Print Ad

Tulipan Condoms Print Ad

Where The Shadows Come To Play

Where The Shadows Come To Play

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Great and clever advertising!

Here are 192 of the best creative, smart and clever advertising messages that I have found across the web in recent times. They have used some great techniques and ideas in all of these ads (Thanks justcreativedesign)

Sources: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Be a Master on PDF

pdf tips, tools, resource

Portable Document Format (PDF) has been widely used for electronic documents in our daily life, either in work or personal file exchange. According to Adobe, PDF has been around for more than 15 years, with more than 250 million circulating on the Internet. But why PDF, and not the typical text files, docs, etc? Adobe has a good answer for that – Multiplatform, Extensible, Trusted and reliable, Rich in file integrity, More secure, Searchable and Accessible. Click here to read more about Adobe PDF.

HONGKIAT present you 80+ Free Tools, Tips and Resources to help you master and get the best out of PDF documents. Full list after jump.

PDF Converters

Online Tools

  1. PDFTextOnline – Extract text from PDF and makes these text copy-able.
  2. ShowPDF – A PDF-to-HTML converter.
  3. FreePDFConvert – Convert MS Office, Images, Web Pages, Vector Graphic Formats files to PDF or Convert PDF to Word (doc) or Excel (xls) document, extract Images from PDF.
    PDFConverter
  4. Document Converter eXPressConvert files to PDF or Image without the need of installing special software.

    neevia_technology

  5. Web2PDF Online – A free HTML to PDF Conversion service for your websites that allows your visitors to quickly save useful information in your blogs and websites to PDF files.
    PDF_Online
  6. Lettos – DOC to ODT & PDF, ODT to PDF a DOC, PDF to TXT
  7. PDFIt – A Firefox extension that allows you to convert any page into a PDF through a online service provided by Touchpdf.com.
  8. htm2PDF – A service to convert your webpages to PDF
  9. Zamzar – A free online file conversion that able to convert PDF to many document formats.
    zamzar
  10. PDFOnline – Convert documents to PDF, PDF service for iPhone, web to PDF and PDF to word.
  11. KoolWire – Just send your documents to pdf@koolwire.com, then you will receive a converted file in PDF format.
    koolwire
  12. HTML2PDF.BIZ – Web Service & API that converts your Website into PDF.
  13. ExpressPDF – ExpressPDF is an online service that lets you convert your Microsoft Office documents to PDF.
  14. Online PDF Converter – You can convert you PDF file to text or image (JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF) absolutely free.
  15. PDFText – Converts your PDF (Acrobat) file to plain text.
  16. RSS2PDF – Free Online RSS, Atom or OPML to PDF Generator.
  17. PDF-o-matic – A simple PHP script that uses HTMLDOC to convert the web page of your choice.
  18. LOOP – A free web-based service that allows you to convert and combine files to PDF.
  19. FeedJournal – Convert RSS and Atom feeds into PDF newspaper.
  20. BookletCreator – A free online tool that allows to create a booklet from a PDF document.

Offline Tools

  1. doPDF – With one click you can convert your Microsoft Excel, Word or PowerPoint documents or your emails and favorite web sites to PDF files.
    doPDF
  2. PDF995 –  Pdf995 makes it easy and affordable to create professional-quality documents in the popular PDF file format.
  3. BullZip –  BullZip PDF Printer works as a Microsoft Windows printer and allows you to write PDF documents from virtually any Microsoft Windows application.
  4. PrimoPDF –  Create PDF files from 300+ file types and optimized for print, screen, ebook, or prepress.

    PrimoPDF

  5. PDFConverter Desktop – PDFConverter Desktop is Windows software which allow to convert your files to PDF directly from your desktop.
  6. OmniFormat –  A free document conversion utility which allows dynamic conversion and image manipulation of over 75 file formats.
  7. PDF to JPG – A complete solution for the conversion of PDF documents into JPG, TIFF or other graphical files.

    pdftojpg

  8. PDF Image Converter – An easy-to-use application that converts PDF pages to image files with excellent quality.
  9. PDF to Text Converter – Easy PDF to Text Converter can extract text from pdf files — it does NOT need Adobe Acrobat software.
  10. PDF Ripper – Extract image, text, chart, formula from PDF files.

    PDF_Ripperpng

  11. PDF to Word Doc Converter – A desktop document conversion tool to convert Adobe PDF file to Microsoft Word Doc file.
  12. PDF Creator – An application for creating PDF documents from almost any windows application that is capable of printing.
  13. Some PDF Convert Tools – Convert PDFs to DOC competently and in batch.
  14. SWF Printer PRO –Convert documents (DOC,XLS, HTML etc) into both standalone flash movie (.swf) presentations with navigation and/or PDF document format with security options support.

PDF Creator & Editor

Online Tools

  1. Google Docs – Google Docs is a free, Web-based word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation application offered by Google. It allows you to download file as PDF.
  2. FreePDF.org – A PDF creator which is free and create your own pdf file with editor facility. Registration is required.
  3. PDF Hammer – With PDF Hammer you can quickly and easily edit PDF files online, without the need to install anything.
    PDFHammer
  4. PrimoPDFOnline – Free Online PDF Creator
    primoonline
  5. PDFfiller – Online PDF Form Editor-Writer works on any form.
  6. PDFescape – Your online PDF reader, editor, form filler and form designer.
  7. gOffice Web Word Wizard – gOffice Web Word Wizard is a wrapper around Microsoft Word 2007. This means you can implement a subset of the features found in Word on your website.
    gOffice
  8. Arcobat.com – Acrobat.com organizer for sharing files and creating PDFs and storing files.
  9. PDFsharp–An Open Source library that easily creates PDF documents from any .NET language.
  10. Zoho Tools – Zoho writer allows you to create a document online and save as PDF format.
  11. O!pdf – Online PDF creator
  12. Online PDF Creator – A very complete online PDF creator, comes with WYSIWYG editor.

    online_pdf_creator

Offline Tools

  1. CutePDF Writer –  Create PDF for free, free PDF utilities, edit PDF easily.
  2. OpenOffice.org –  A free and open productivity suite that allows you to save a document into PDF.
  3. A-PDF INFO Changer –  A very simple tool, that lets you edit the properties of a PDF file, including author, title, subject and keywords. It does not require Adobe Acrobat.
    a-pdf_info_changer
  4. Skim –  Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF.
    Skim
  5. PDFTools 1.3 – PDFTools is a PDF management application. It can encrypt, decrypt, join, split, stamp, create and rearrange a PDF file.
  6. FPDF – FPDF is a PHP class which allows to generate PDF files with pure PHP.
  7. PDF Text Reader – Convert PDF files to text or PDF to TXT.
    free-pdf-text 

PDF Readers

Online Tools

  1. PDFMeNot – A free online PDF viewer.
    pdfmenot
  2. Samurajdata – An online viewer, with which you can view PDF and PostScript files as browsable images and Word documents as web pages.

Offline Tools

  1. Sumatra –  Sumatra PDF Portable is the lightweight Sumatra PDF packaged as a portable app, so you can view PDF files on the go.
    sumatra-PDF
  2. Foxit Reader –  A free PDF document viewer, with incredible small size (only 2.55 M download size), breezing-fast launch speed and rich feature set.
  3. Adobe Reader –  Easily view, print, and collaborate on PDF files with free Adobe Reader 9 software
  4. Cool PDF Reader – The world’s smallest PDF viewer/reader to view, print, and convert PDF files to TXT, BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, WMF, EMF, EPS.
    cool-pdf-reader
  5. eXPert PDF Reader – A free pdf viewer software that lets you view and print pdf documents on windows operating systems.
  6. PDF-XChange Viewer –  A smaller, faster and more feature rich than the Adobe Reader which has until now been the Reader of choice for PDF files.

PDF Tips & Related Tools

  1. Insert a PDF into Powerpoint 
  2. How to convert a PDF file to Word, Excel or JPG format
  3. How to convert Powerpoint To PDF
  4. How to capture links and embed in PDF
  5. How to add Save as PDF button to your website or blog
  6. How to Remove Watermarks from PDF Files
  7. Docmetrics – Track Statistics for Your PDFs
  8. Adobe Reader Speed-Up –  Allows you to significantly speed-up the time it takes to load the Adobe reader application.
  9. A-PDF Number  – Add numbers to PDF pages
  10. Scan2PDF – Enables you to scan paper documents and save them to PDF format on your computer for digital archiving or backup.
    scan2pdf
  11. Combine PDFs – Merges multiple PDF files into one. (Mac only)
  12. PDF Filler – PDFfiller lets you fill PDF Forms on-line
  13. PDF Image Grabber – Allows you to take embedded images out of PDF Files.

PDF Resources

  1. Issuu – A place for online publications: Magazines, catalogs, documents, and stuff you’d normally find on print.
    Issuu
  2. Data-Sheet – A search engine specially designed for searching PDF files, powered by Google.
  3. PDF Search Engine – PDF Search Engine allows you to search web for e-books with relative ease.
  4. Scribd – Scribd is a free, web-based, document sharing community and self-publishing platform that enables anyone to easily publish, distribute, share, and discover documents of all kinds.
    scribd
  5. Calameo – A new publishing method that has an incredibly wide variety of options and is simple to use. From a PDF file, you create magazines, brochures, sales catalogs, annual reports, presentation brochures and etc.
  6. Yudu Freedom – YUDU is a free online publishing service that lets you share your work with the world!
    yudu
  7. PlanetPDF – PDF user community – PDF softwares, events and newsletters.
    planetPDF
  8. VeryPDF– A Fascinating Entry To The PDF World
  9. Thanks Hongkiat (recommended visit)

Photoshop cool tutorials

Photoshop Tutorials

Every once and while I start searching for new tutorials to improve my Photoshop skills and techniques. There is a bunch of websites nowadays, offering you lots of juicy and innovative tutorials. The problem is that among these websites there’s a lot of “fill up stuff”.

If you’re like me and have like 1 858 623 bookmarks on Photoshop tutorials, guides and articles websites…. this might become a problem to keep track of.

Fear not! This is exactly why I’m writing this article. I pretend to collect the best Photoshop Tutorials since the stone age. The ones that I find more relevant, meaningful, innovative and… < Insert a nice Adjective here > … you get the picture.

So sit tight, fasten your seatbelts, grab a drink… and enjoy your reading!

Table of Contents

Tutorials Categories

Photoshop tutorials

Effects

. Sparkling Girl

Sparkling Girl

. How to Make a Flag

How to Make a Flag

. Magic Lightning Effect

Magic Lightning Effect

. Water effect photo montage

Water effect photo montage

. Mix Cool Retro Curves Into Your Photographs

Mix Cool Retro Curves Into Your Photographs

. Create your own Planets

Create your own Planets

Photo Manipulation
. Turning an Ordinary Photo Into an Extraordinary Photo

Turning an Ordinary Photo Into an Extraordinary Photo

. Matte Painting – Old House

Matte Painting

. Matte Painting – Winter

Matte Painting Winter

. Super Airbrush

Super Airbrush

Typography
. Create a Layered Glowing Text Effect

Create a Layered Glowing Text Effect

. Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography

Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography

. Spectacular Grass Text Effect

Spectacular Grass Text Effect

. Dramatic Text on Fire Effect

Fire Effect

Digital Painting
. The Making of Wage Slave

The Making of Wage Slave

. So You Think Im Fat Do You?

So You Think Im Fat Do You?

. Photorealistic Painting

Photorealistic Painting

. Clouds from Above

Clouds from Above

. Soft Cell Shading

Soft Cell Shading

. Let the Sun Shine in

Let the Sun Shine in

. Portrait Painting Tutorial

Portrait Painting Tutorial

. Umbrella Sky

Umbrella Sky

Design
. Coldplay/Apple Inspired Portrait

Coldplay/Apple Inspired Portrait

. Create a Mobile Phone Ad Design

Create a Mobile Phone Ad Design

. Enhance Your Ad Designs with 3D Splashes

Enhance Your Ad Designs with 3D Splashes

Icons
. Create a Jaguar Style Folder Icon

Create a Jaguar Style Folder Icon

. The Power of Blending Options

The Power of Blending Options

. The Making of an Icon

The Making of an Icon

Webdesign

. Slick High-end Design from Scrath

Slick High-end Design from Scrath

. Hero Header

Hero Header

. Tutzor web 2.0 style design

Tutzor web 2.0 style design

. Creating A Cool 3D Web Design Effect

Creating A Cool 3D Web Design Effect

Miscellaneous

. Capturing Heaven

Capturing Heaven

. Advanced Planet Creation

Advanced Planet Creation

. Gritty Wall Lights

Gritty Wall Lights

. Diving – making of

Diving - making of

. Design a Vista Styled Wallpaper

Design a Vista Styled Wallpaper

. Designing Loox Pocket PC

Designing Loox Pocket PC

. mp3 Player Design

mp3 Player Design

Photoshop Tutorials Websites

50 Great Text tutorials for Photoshop

Here are 50 of the best tutorials for working with text.

Create a Spectacular Flaming Meteor Effect on Text

Flaming text

Smooth Glass Type

Glass text

Slow Shutter Text Effect

Slow Shutter Text

Placing Multiple Images Inside Text

Multiple Images in Text

Stylish Text

Stylish Text

Using Light and Shade to Bring Text to Life

Shade and Text

Grunge Rubber Stamp

Rubber Stamp Text

Graffiti with Photoshop

Graffiti

Faking Text Wrap in Photoshop

Faking text wrap

Kaboom! Exploding Text

Exploding Text

Recreate the “Bee Movie” Text Effect

Bee Movie Text Effect

Freezing Ice Text Effect

Freezing Ice Text Effect

Color Reflection Special Effects

Reflection

How to Create a Gold Text Effect

Gold Text

Old School Type – Line Gradients

Old School Text

Cartoon/Comic-Style Text Effect

Cartoon Text

3D Typographic Effects

3D Text

Matrix Text Effect

Matrix Text Effect

Metallic Spiderman 3 Text

Spiderman Text

Text Explosion Effect

Text Explosion

Colorful Light Burst Text

Colorful Light Burst

3D Text

3D Text

Reflective Liquid Type

Reflective Liquid Text

Swirl Text Logo

Swirl Logo Text

Stylish 3D Text

Stylish 3D Text

Dreamy Text

Dreamy Text

Text on Turf

Text on Turf

Zoom Text

Zoom Text

Snow on Text

Snow on Text

Aqua Text

Aqua Text

Simple 3D Text

Simple 3D Text

Electric Text

Electric Text

Reflective Metallic Text

Reflective Metal Text

Futuristic Text

Futuristic Text

Glowing Text

Glowing Text

Plasma Text

Plasma Text

A Slick Supernatural Text Effect

Supernatural Text

Radioactive Text

Radioactive Text

Glow Letter with Perspective

Letter with Perspective

Text on a Path

Text on a Path

Metal Text Effect

Metal Text Effect

Web 2.0 Style Text

Web 2.0 Style Text

Mosaic Text

Mosaic Text

Taco Bell Text Effect

Taco Bell Text

3D Styled Text

3D Styled Text

3D Bulge Text Effect

3D Bulge Text

Black Glass Reflection

Black Glass Reflection

Striped Text

Striped Text

Cool Breeze Text Effect

Cool Breeze Text

Thanks Vandelay!

20 Fantastic Illustrations from CGsociety

CGsociety Illustration Works

CGsociety is one of the oldest Digital Art Communities to emerge on the Internet. I began to follow CGsociety development since the CGtalk forums existence. Today CGsociety represents a big community of artists bond together by the common interest of Digital Art. In their forums you can find excellent pieces of Work by some of the most amazing digital artists of our time. I made a small selection from their featured galleries. I hope you like them and somehow they help to inspire you so you can create even better works then the ones I listed bellow…


Hidden Nature by Goro

Hidden Nature

Mt. Doom by exsanguinatus

Mt. Doom

Frost Dragon by Anry

Frost Dragon

Artizel by KrotArt

Artizel

Her Silent Silhouette by DanielConway

Her Silent Silhouette

God of War 2 by AndyParkArt

God of War 2

Talisman of Death by mckenna

Talisman of Death

Shark Encounter by Simon-Prime

Shark Encounter

The Baron’s Gang by kornel

The Baron's Gang

Just Married by ales

Just Married

The Ascend by henningsen

The Ascend

Grand Space Opera Entry by Tommy Lee

Grand Space Opera Entry

Ladies Of London by Enayla

Ladies Of London

Grand Space Opera Winner by Blackarts

Grand Space Opera Winner

Time Repair Machine T50 by Andead

Time Repair Machine T50

First Lesson by kerembeyit

First Lesson

Arctic Express 2008 by Raphael-Lacoste

Arctic Express 2008

Grand Space Opera Runner-Up by Levan

Grand Space Opera Runner-Up

The Avatar of the Great Enemy by PHaagensen

The Avatar of the Great Enemy

Keep a Sharp Eye by crabbman

Keep a Sharp Eye

London Rooftops by Raphael-Lacoste

London Rooftops

Troll Crossing by walrus

Troll Crossing

Blowout at Exit 16A by frameboX

Blowout at Exit 16Ag

Shark Rider by taeyoungchoi

Shark Rider

Lost Day by Esin

Lost Day

Anatomy of dance by San-metallurg

Anatomy of dance

Transformer-Death Blow by AlonChou

Transformer-Death Blow

Wall by henningsen

Wall

79 of the best logo design resources

Adobe Illustrator

From time to time I’ll see a list of ‘logo design resources’ being circulated around social media websites, but more often than not, I’m disappointed at the quality of links. So I’ve searched through my bookmarks, trawled the other ‘resource’ articles, and asked some designers for their input.

Here I present a choice selection of logo design resources that I believe are beneficial to serious designers (with a touch of humour here and there).

Where to find excellent logo typefaces

Arnhem typeface

  • Hoefler & Frere-Jones
    H&FJ works with brand leaders in every sector, developing original typefaces and licensing fonts from its library of nearly 1,000 designs.
  • Porchez Typofonderie
    An independent digital type foundry in France, designing, manufacturing and selling high quality typefaces for adventurous digital typographers.
  • OurType
    Founded in 2002, OurType is managed by three partners: Fred Smeijers, Corina Cotorobai and Rudy Geeraerts.
  • Village
    The union of eleven young type foundries who have decided to go it alone, together.
  • P22
    Creates computer typefaces inspired by Art, History, and sometimes Science.
  • FontShop

    Around for 16 years, since the dawn of digital type.

The history of logo design

logo design history

Logo design trends

logo design trends leaf

  • Logo design trends in 2008
    Subjective, as with a lot of logo design, and whilst I do keep an eye on trends I always design logos that work as flat art. That way, the logo is still effective once the trend has passed.
  • 2008 trends // 2007 // 2006 // 2005 // 2004 // 2003

    Bill Gardner, of LogoLounge, takes us on a journey through the trends of 2000

A selection of logo design articles

logo notions

Logo design books

Logo by Michael Evamy

Some heavyweight agencies in the design industry

Pentagram

Independent logo design portfolios

dache

Logo design awards

OK logo design

Blogs about logo design

logolog

Adobe Illustrator tutorials

Adobe Illustrator

Logo design showcases

Mexico 70 logo

Style guides and manuals

E4 logo

Further logo design resources

La Logotheque

Hopefully that lot will keep you engrossed for a while. If you know of any more excellent logo design resources, feel free to mention them in a comment.

Thanks logodesignlove