40+ Best Photoshop Patterns of 2019 (Free & Pro)

If you’ve been looking for a creative tileable pattern to make your designs look even more beautiful, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’re sharing a collection of the best Photoshop patterns with various design styles and aesthetics (both free and premium). When designing a background, whether it’s for a book cover, business card, or a website, using a creative pattern goes a long way to add a personal touch to the overall look of the design. Not to mention that patterns also help highlight certain types of content above the background as well. Crafting such a pattern is not easy. So why not save the trouble by simply downloading some of the amazing premium and free Photoshop patterns that we’ve handpicked just for you. Tropical Leaves in the Jungle Patterns This is a bundle full of beautiful hand-drawn cliparts, patterns, and wreaths. It includes 32 cliparts, Read the full article…

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New JavaScript Features That Will Change How You Write Regex

New JavaScript Features That Will Change How You Write Regex New JavaScript Features That Will Change How You Write Regex Faraz Kelhini 2019-02-08T13:00:32+01:002019-02-09T11:04:59+00:00 There’s a good reason the majority of programming languages support regular expressions: they are extremely powerful tools for manipulating text. Text processing tasks that require dozens of lines of code can often be accomplished with a single line of regular expression code. While the built-in functions in most languages are usually sufficient to perform search and replace operations on strings, more complex operations — such as validating text inputs — often require the use of regular expressions. Regular expressions have been part of the JavaScript language since the third edition of the ECMAScript standard, which was introduced in 1999. ECMAScript 2018 (or ES2018 for short) is the ninth edition of the standard and further improves the text processing capability of JavaScript by introducing four new features: Lookbehind Read the full article…

Play this simple design game to test your UI knowledge

Can’t Unsee is a web-based game that presents two choices of iOS interface designs, and asks the user a simple question: Which one is more correct? There are three rounds that ramp up in difficulty, asking you to pick between two mock-ups presented side by side that start out with design choices that seem obviously wrong, but then escalate to images that are nearly indistinguishable. Created by software engineer Alex Kotliarskyi with product designer Amanda Hum, it’s a game of “spot the differences,” but only one of the choices is the right one. Of course, what makes something good is subjective, but most of the answers are based on universally accepted design traits like even spacing between text blocks and consistent capitalization…. Read the full article…

17 ways to draw better creatures

When you’re drawing creatures, it’s vital that they’re believable. No matter how crazy your designs become, just remember that they must always be grounded in some way – usually through correct anatomy – if you want to keep your audience engaged.  Here, I’ll explain some tips I’ve learned about drawing believable creatures, and how you can make sure your fantasy creatures look as real as possible. For more advice on creating believable characters of all genres, see our post on top character design tips. Click the icon in the top right of each image to enlarge it. 01. Create thumbnails Have fun with shapes when you’re creating thumbnails A step that’s often skipped in the design process is the thumbnail creation process. Chances are that you won’t land on your best design right out of the gate. This is where thumbnail exploration comes into play, with the addition of studying Read the full article…

What Could Nintendo’s Unannounced 2019 Games Be?

Nintendo announced today that it’s holding onto some unannounced games that it plans to release this year. If there’s one thing I love, it’s ruining the surprise for myself, and so I did a little digging into possible clues. It’s an interesting situation, given that Nintendo tends to enjoy teeing up its bigger games well in advance of their release. That would seem to point to a smaller release – but Nintendo has also said it has an unannounced title it thinks will “please fans” in the wings. With that in mind, the following is a list of (mostly) informed speculation about what we could be seeing pop up in a Nintendo Direct, and popping into our Switches shortly afterwards: Read the full article…

NetherRealm Confirms Shaggy Will Not Be Added to Mortal Kombat 11

Despite the internet’s pleas to see the hero of the hour, Scooby Doo’s Shaggy won’t be making an appearance in Mortal Kombat 11. During NetherRealm’s Kombat Kast live stream (via Gamespot), the company revealed that Kabal will be back on the roster but also confirmed that we won’t be seeing Shaggy make the list. Community manager Tyler Lansdown’s shut down fans dreams, saying “Shaggy will not be in the game, ever, sorry, dead meme!”. Read the full article…