Archive for March, 2011

27 Premium Resource Packs Added in March, Plus a Free Website Template for Our Blog Readers

During the month of March we released 27 new resource packs at Vandelay Premier! Members get unlimited access to all of the resources on the site, or resource packs can be purchased individually.

In addition to the 27 new packs, we also have a free website template to giveaway in this post courtesy of Snobby Slice. Our friends at Snobby Slice approached us about giving away a template to our readers and they donated their coding services to make it happen.

If you’d like to stay up-to-date with new resources as they are released, you can subscribe to the Vandelay Premier RSS feed, or like us on Facebook.

Free Resources:

Concrete Textures – Part III

This is a set of 6 high-res textures that were given away for free to our blog readers. If you haven’t already downloaded them you can visit the page at Vandelay Premier to get them for free.

Concrete Textures - Part III

Free Website Template

This is the HTML/CSS template that has been coded by Snobby Slice. It includes a homepage (click on the image below to see in full-size) and a secondary page. The download also includes the iPad PSD file so you can easily customize it to meet your own needs. The PSD files for the homepage and the secondary page are included as well. If you need PSD to HTML or PSD to WordPress services, check out Snobby Slice.

Download the template zip file (11.5 MB)

Fee Website Template

Icons:

Finance Icon Set
Non-member price: $6

Finance Icon Set

Photography Icon Set
Non-member price: $6

Photography Icon Set

Minimal Web Icons – Volume I
Non-member price: $6

Minimal Web Icons - Volume I

Design Elements:

Pixel Patterns – Part II
Non-member price: $4

Pixel Patterns - Part II

Metal Mesh Patterns
Non-member price: $4

Metal Mesh Patterns

Basic Arrows
Non-member price: $4

Basic Arrows

Vectors:

Hand-Drawn Design Elements
Non-member price: $5

Hand-Drawn Design Elements

Grunge Vectors – Part II
Non-member price: $4

Grunge Vectors - Part II

Textures:

Found Paper Textures
Non-member price: $4

Found Paper Textures

Peeling Paint Textures – Part IV
Non-member price: $4

Peeling Paint Textures - Part IV

Painted Asphalt Textures – Part II
Non-member price: $4

Painted Asphalt Textures - Part II

Cardboard Textures – Part II
Non-member price: $4

Cardboard Textures - Part II

Sand Textures – Part II
Non-member price: $4

Sand Textures - Part II

Black and White Grunge Textures
Non-member price: $4

Black and White Grunge Textures

Stained Notebook Paper Textures
Non-member price: $4

Stained Notebook Paper Textures

Rust Textures – Part IV
Non-member price: $4

Rust Textures - Part IV

Grunge Bricks Textures – Part III
Non-member price: $4

Grunge Bricks Textures - Part III

Photoshop Brushes:

Ink Scribbles Photoshop Brushes
Non-member price: $5

Inks Scribbles Photoshop Brushes

Templates:

Simple Photography Website Template
Non-member price: $10

Simple Photography Website Template

Vandelay Corporate Website Template
Non-member price: $10

Vandelay Corporate Website Template

Stock Photos:

Farmlands Stock Photos Set
Non-member price: $6

Farmlands Stock Photos Set

Career Resources:

Stylish Identity Set
Non-member price: $6

Stylish Identity Set

Watercolor Business Card Template
Non-member price: $3

Watercolor Business Card Template

Grunge Business Card Template
Non-member price: $3

Grunge Business Card Template

Blue Business Card Template
Non-member price: $3

Blue Business Card Template

Modern Business Card Template
Non-member price: $3

Modern Business Card Template

Discounts for Our Blog Readers

We currently have 2 discount codes that have been set up especially for our blog readers. To use them, add the product to your cart and then enter the discount code and click “update cart.”

Free Resources on Facebook

During the month we added several free resource packs for download from our Facebook page. The downloads are available for anyone who “likes” our page.

High Resolution Textures

Tony bowls: Copping a Feel





Ever get that creepy feeling that someone is grabbing your leg? Even if there's no-one there. Shiver.

Thanks Crystalinne. You can see the original here. If you can't see the PSD, please click here.


Art Fragmentation of the Photo

In this quick tutorial, i will teach you how to make art fragmentation of the photo.

Final Image Preview

Art Fragmentation of the Photo

Resources

Step 1

Start by opening photo on Photoshop.

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Step 2

From this photo choose one of the girls. I choose the one in the middle and use the Crop Tool to select area. After selection, go to Image > Crop.

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After selection, go to Image > Crop. You should have something like photo below.

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Step 3

Now we are going to increase contrast of the photo. To do that, duplicate layer (Ctrl+J) and change layer mode to Overlay on new layer.

Art Fragmentation of the Photo 4

Step 4

Duplicate again new layer (Ctrl+J) and change layer mode for it to Screen instead of Overlay.

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Step 5

Merge all the layers together with Layer > Merge Visible. Now we have only one layer. Apply Image > Adjustments > Levels with next presets for this layer.

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Step 6

Apply again Image > Adjustments > Levels, but this time you have to change options only in Red channel.

Art Fragmentation of the Photo 8

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Step 7

Go one more time to Image > Adjustments > Levels to make some changes in Blue channel.

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Step 8

Duplicate current layer with Ctrl+J again, then apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur with similar settings to these:

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Step 9

Change layer mode to Multiply for this layer.

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Step 10

Duplicate current layer with Ctrl+J and change layer mode to Soft Light on new layer created.

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Step 11

Copy current layer one more time with Ctrl+J and change layer mode to Normal for copy.

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Step 12

Select Rectangular Marquee Tool and create selection similar to mine on newly created layer.

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Press Delete button to clear selected area and remove selection with Ctrl+D.

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Step 13

Apply Strole layer effect by going to Layer > Layer Style > Stroke for newly created frame.

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Final Image

Art Fragmentation of the Photo

You might want to experiment with different filters, layer styles and layer modes and all that to get some unique outcomes, you just have to get creative!

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Snow – A Slick And Modern Web UI Kit

This set of user interface elements was created specifically for light, modern websites and applications. Each of these elements will fit beautifully with subtle textured or solid backgrounds, making your site rich with design elements and beauty.

Each individual element has been hand-crafted with attention to detail for a truly pixel perfect result, and all layers are grouped and organized for ease of use. This UI kit was designed for us by MediaLoot.

MediaLoot

Download the ZIP file here (907KB) (downloaded 1793 times already!)

You can see a preview below:

Snow UI Kit

Finanse domowe i firmowe

Liczba aktywnych kart kredytowych dalej spada. Na zako?czenie 2010 roku przeci?tnie instytucje finansowe mia?y wi?cej ni? 8,74 mln kart po?yczkowych. W poniektórych bankach liczebno?? kart spad?a w ci?gu jednego roku o powy?ej 200 tys.
Kolejny kwarta? z rz?du zlecia?a liczebno?? kart po?yczkowych b?d?cych w u?yciu. To efekt zastoju, jaki zmusi? instytucje finansowe do uporz?dkowania portfela kredytów.

Bank Lucas do?cign?? bank BPH

W ci?gu minionego roku trzyna?cie instytucji finansowych zanotowa?o spadek ilo?ci kart po?yczkowych. Najwi?cej kart spad?o w Instytucji finansowej BPH (275 tys.) i Lukas Banku (230 tys.). Tym samym Lukas Bank dogoni? pod wzgl?dem liczby kart po?yczkowych z Bankiem BPH, jaki do tego czasu by? liderem w?ród instytucji finansowych o profilu ogólnym.

Wspólnie ze spadkiem ilo?ci u?ywanych kart po?yczkowych, spada równie? zad?u?enie z tego tytu?u.To dla instytucji finansowych jest nader niepomy?lne