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Photoshop Tutorial: Apocalyptic Christmas Card

Posted Wednesday, 7 January 2009 by Sito Alvina in Photoshop, Design, Inspiration
Photoshop Tutorial: Apocalyptic Christmas Card
In this Photoshop Tutorial, Sito Alvina gives an extremely detailed walkthrough of how he created and combined all the elements required to create his winning entry in the final round of the Crestock Photoshop Contest 2008.
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From All of Us, To All of You: Happy Holidays!

Posted Monday, 22 December 2008 by The Crestock Team in Inspiration
From All of Us, To All of You: Happy Holidays!
As we speak, many of you are in the final frenzied days of preparations for Christmas, Chanuka or whichever other holiday you may or may not be celebrating, and we'd like to round off an eventful year with a seasonal greetings to all of you!
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Photoshop Tutorial: Creating the Hippie Tank

Posted Thursday, 27 November 2008 by Barry Downard in Photoshop, Design, Inspiration
Photoshop Tutorial: Creating the Hippie Tank
We asked some of the best designers from our annual Photoshop contest to put together an illustrated Photoshop tutorial of how they created their entries. First up is Barry Downard with his Round 1 entry - a bright red hippie tank in a field of flowers.
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Inspiring Links for October

Posted Wednesday, 8 October 2008 by Lars Hasvoll Bakke in Inspiration
Inspiring Links for October
A subjective and eclectic round-up of inspiring stuff.
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Ego Trippin Wallpaper Design Contest: Round 1 Winner Announcement

Posted Wednesday, 11 June 2008 in Design, Inspiration
Ego Trippin Wallpaper Design Contest: Round 1 Winner Announcement
The 'Sensual Seduction' themed round of our wallpaper design contest is now over, and we're delighted to announce... the winner of Round 1!
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The Evolution of Propaganda Design: US Retro Posters

Posted Wednesday, 14 May 2008 by Lars Hasvoll Bakke in Design, Inspiration
The Evolution of Propaganda Design: US Retro Posters
With the popularity of my previous blog post on Soviet propaganda posters, I've decided to follow up with an even larger collection of American propaganda posters from roughly the same period, covering the two world wars as well as the period of the Great Depression in-between.
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So You Joined our Affiliate Program – Now What?

Posted Thursday, 24 April 2008 by Sverre Sjøthun in Inspiration
So You Joined our Affiliate Program – Now What?
Affiliate marketing can be a very, very lucrative business – especially when you join great programs and know how to promote the services. I personally know several people that makes a six figure income a year by doing just that. Here are nine tips from the pros to help you on your way.
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Propaganda Design & Aesthetics: Soviet Retro Posters

Posted Thursday, 24 April 2008 by Lars Hasvoll Bakke in Design, Inspiration
Propaganda Design & Aesthetics: Soviet Retro Posters
One of the great aesthetic legacies of the Soviet Union is the great wealth of magnificent propaganda posters it left behind. In this post, I present some personal favorites.
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13 Minimalist Blog Designs You Really Should See

Posted Thursday, 13 March 2008 by Lars Hasvoll Bakke in Design, Inspiration
13 Minimalist Blog Designs You Really Should See
If you're tired of websites bursting at the seams with widgets, flash animations and all the colours of the rainbow, check out this list of selected low-key, minimalist blogs.
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15 Amazing Free, High Resolution Wallpaper Images

Posted Tuesday, 15 January 2008 in Photography, Inspiration, Technology
15 Amazing Free, High Resolution Wallpaper Images
After the incredible response to our first and second high res wallpaper posts, we now follow up with this third offering. Take this opportunity to spruce up your desktop with high resolution wallpapers courtesy of some of Crestock's finest contributing photographers and designers.
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