A Film About Coffee: Telling the story of the specialty trade, from farmers to baristas

A Film About Coffee


by Chérmelle D. Edwards By profession he’s a commercial director, but by passion he’s a filmmaker. Brandon Loper’s “A Film About Coffee” is a visual love letter about the…

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Bay Meats Butcher Shop Beef Jerky: A gluten-free, hand-sliced and 100% Canadian snack

Bay Meats Butcher Shop Beef Jerky


Globalization may have reduced the number of surprising discoveries one makes in foreign lands, but the art of travel can still lead to exciting finds. The latest example of this is ); return…

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Microsoft will merge separate versions of Windows into one unified operating system

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed that the his company will amalgamate all major versions of Windows into one operating system. Speaking on the company’s quarterly earnings call today, Nadella told analysts Microsoft will “streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system.” Describing the implications of the change, Nadella said ”this means one operating system that covers all screen sizes.”

Previously, under the management of Steve Ballmer, Microsoft had multiple teams producing different versions of Windows working separately from each other. “Now,” Nadella said, “we have one team with a common architecture.” The Microsoft boss noted the benefit for users and…

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You’ll love these quirky rendered illustrations of everyday objects

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The 3D icon designs take everyday items to a new level







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10 awesome freebies for Photoshop

Freebies for Photoshop always prove useful. They allow you to save tons of time by doing all the hard work for you.

For example, how long would it take you to create watercolor textures for a design. Probably hours, and that’s a conservative estimate. To save you this time, I have compiled a collection of great freebies for Photoshop.

1. Halftone automator Photoshop action

Halftone effect looks great, but it can be hard to produce in Photoshop. This Photoshop action will make your life much easier.

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2. Branding identity mockup

A layered PSD mockup that makes it easy to present your corporate identity work. It uses smartobjects to make your work easier.

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3. Stamp-o-matic

A vintage stamp & seal brush set.

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4. Blood marks

20 ultra high resolution blood marks brushes.

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5. Sunrise and sunset actions

Want to turn your photos into looking like they’ve been taken at sunrise or sunset, this Photoshop actions set will do just that.

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6. Watercolor brushes

Beautiful brushes pack to create watercolor effects on your Photoshop compositions.

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7. Black & White actions

A collection of great and classy actions for greyscale in Photoshop.

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8. Flat shadow maker

An easier way to make shadows for your flat designs: the flat shadow maker Photoshop action.

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9. PSD summer icons

A collection of icons about summer, useful for designs that are related to that season.

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10. Mapita

An impressive Photoshop tool that allows you to create isometric maps from your vector 2D maps, then add some elements like buildings or trees.

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How to Define Visitors’ Eye Path to Lead Them to the Conversion Goal

Thanks to our sponsor, VWO. VWO has made publishing possible this month on UX Booth. Here’s an article from their blog:

How to Define Visitors’ Eye Path to Lead Them to the Conversion Goal

How you arrange information on a page determines where people look. Position page elements in the easiest sequence possible so that it intuitively leads visitors to the conversion goal.

The ‘Fold’ Isn’t As Important As You Think

It is important to remember that ‘above-the-fold’ space is the prime real estate of your website. While the best practice suggests that your call-to-action should always be above the fold, several case studies have proven otherwise. The call-to-action should be positioned when visitors have all the information they need to take action and no sooner. Fold matters but not as much as you think.

In a test run by Marketing Experiments, they crammed important sales information above-the-fold. While most marketers in the audience believed that this page will outperform the original, the page actually proved to be a dismal failure with a huge negative lift.

Read the full article here.

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5 amazing works of art made from flowers

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Inspiration can be found in the strangest of places, or in this case, the most ordinary. At Creative Bloq we’re big fans of artists who take inspiration from the world around them, using seemingly average objects and turning them into something spectacular.







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10 great text editors for web designers

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We’re sure at some point, a visually-oriented app will come along and make text editors obsolete overnight. But people have been gleefully predicting the demise of the ‘old way’ of designing and developing websites for years, and yet text editors just won’t die. Those who love text editors swear they are advantageous for speed and control, the best-in-class apps making a designer or developer more efficient.







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Alexa Meade Paints on People Turning them into 2D Paintings

Alexa MeadeAlexa Meade is based in Los Angeles and specialises in painting on people, creating a 2D painting effect. In this article I have included a video of her explaining the process of how her paintings are made, she also explains how her work is a combination of painting, photography and installation in the video. Images of […]
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