Graphics

People learned to communicate with the help of graphics much earlier than they invented letters and writing systems. These days, the role of graphics, especially in website design, remains immensely important. From icons and favicons to backgrounds, textures, and to logos, avatars, and stylish themes for websites customization – the variety of graphic applications is virtually endless. This Cruzine channel hosts all the posts where graphics is at the core.

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5 Free Online Alternatives to Photoshop

Today Photoshop still holds the leadership among the image processing tools for web designers and graphic editors, though many free alternative applications already follow the heels of the most successful Adobe’s product. Indeed, Photoshop is the award-winning application that regularly sets new standards in editing graphics, photo material, and digital illustrations. Photoshop also demonstrates significant …

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Stereogram – A New Way to Look at the World

Stereograms or 3D images, which represent nothing but an optical illusion, appearing when one follows a particular method of eye focusing at the specifically rendered flat two-dimensional source images, has been a kind of a total world craze in the 1990s. People of all ages spent time gazing at some odd-looking and obscure images, waiting …

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Kinetic Art vs. Graphics: Captured in Motion

The world is a non-stop whirl of motion that, when transferred into art or graphics, quite often has a tendency to stop in mid-air. The addition of movement to a structure turns it into kinetic art. The appearance of movement existing in a still photo or image is referred to as kinetic graphics. With intense, …

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How to Create an Ice Text Effect with Photoshop

The Best Text Decoration Tutorials on the Web

If you are a web designer, we bet you know how challenging and difficult it can be to create a nicely decorated text. However, the fruits of such routine yet highly creative work are always extremely valuable, because professionally decorated text contributes to the overall success of the project, making it unique, authentic, and easily …

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The Best Photo Manipulation Tutorials on the Web

The capabilities of modern image editing programs, such as Photoshop, really amaze. Stunning visual effects and unbelievable photo manipulations – these are, perhaps, the most vivid applications of Photoshop. Cruzine magazine has always positioned itself as the source of the most up-to-date practical information and experience, related to graphics and design, and we are now …

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Glow Effects In Photoshop: Surreptitiously Beautiful

The beauty of Photoshop lies in the surreal transformation of a mundane image into a thing of breath taking beauty. While virtuosos and geniuses can take a figment of their imagination and with the masterly stroke of their brush or the tiny scrape of their mallet can endow a nondescript easel or a block of …

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Adobe Photoshop CS5 and the Refine Edging filter

Out and Out explication of Refine Edging in CS5

What do billowy hair, fur coats and horse manes have in common? They used to be the bane of designers who had a rough time selecting these sorts of complex edges from the surrounding background. An under billed, yet, one of the most path breaking features of CS5, the Refine Edge feature has finally put …

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Charcoal Effect Adobe Photoshop Tutorial

God used the night sky as a canvas to paint his masterpiece; man not to be outdone, has not been far behind. Although the vast expanse of the sky is denied to us,  we have strove to leave our imprints on caves, walls, parchment and paper ever since the beginning of our civilization. The same …

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80+ Fresh Logo designs – get Inspired!

If you are a professional logo designer, I bet you are familiar with the feeling when just after securing the order for some corporate logo design you find yourself trapped in the searches for inspiration. Of course, some ideas could be picked up from the type of the business your client runs or, maybe, the …

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Inspirational Business Card Designs

How do you think – what is the purpose of a business card? Is it only to provide a phone number, email, and address of a person, whose name is written on the card? Surely, there are many people, who would say “yes” to this question and would rather use one of the conventional business …

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