20+ Best Free Photoshop Brushes 2019

If you’re a professional designer or an illustrator who use Photoshop for design work you’ll find this collection of free Photoshop brushes quite valuable. With the right set of brushes, you can go beyond your imagination to create unique graphic designs, illustrations, effects, backgrounds, and so much more using Photoshop. Of course, you don’t always have to pay to get the best brushes. We scoured the web to find the best free Photoshop brushes and divided them into a few popular categories. Have a look. What Type of Free Photoshop Brush Do You Need? We’ve broken our collection down into different categories, so you can quickly find just the right Photoshop brush for your project! Watercolor Brushes Hair Brushes Smoke Brushes Paint Brushes Cloud Brushes Grunge Brushes Stars Brushes How to Install Free Photoshop Brushes Free Watercolor Photoshop Brushes 40 Free Watercolor Photoshop Brushes This high-quality set of Photoshop brushes Read the full article…

UX Designers Will Love Phrase

Have you ever struggled with translation management across languages for a website project? It can be a complicated task to navigate. Phrase is designed to make it a lot easier, saving UX designers time and effort during website builds. Phrase is a translation management solution for software products. It’s built with designers in mind, and their recently released Sketch Plugin can be incredibly helpful for anyone designing with multiple languages in mind. We’re taking a look at the broad tool, as well as the new Sketch Plugin, and explaining how it works. What is Phrase? Phrase is a developer-centric localization tool that’s made to make translation easier for you and more seamless for users. Developers, copywriters, designers, and project managers can all reap workflow benefits. It’s a scalable solution that is rooted in an API that’s designed to fit all software localization processes. Phrase integrates with the API, plus other Read the full article…

Pitching Your Writing To Publications

Pitching Your Writing To Publications Pitching Your Writing To Publications Rachel Andrew 2019-08-19T14:00:59+02:002019-08-20T11:07:43+00:00 Recently, I had a chat with Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert over on the Shoptalk Podcast about writing for publications such as Smashing Magazine and CSS-Tricks. One of the things we talked about was submitting ideas to publications — something that can feel quite daunting even as an experienced writer. In this article, I’m going to go through the process for pitching, heavily based on my own experience as a writer and as Editor in Chief of Smashing. However, I’ve also taken a look at the guidelines for other publications in order to help you find the right places to pitch your article ideas. Do Your Research Read existing articles on the site that you would like to write for. Who do they seem to be aimed at? What tone of voice do the writers take? Does Read the full article…

Death Stranding, Gears 5, and Destiny 2: the best trailers of Gamescom 2019

It’s Gamescom, which means a slew of video game news is coming out of Germany this week. Already, we’ve learned that Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to Google Stadia, PUBG is getting cross-play support on console, and another big wave of indie games is on the way to the Nintendo Switch. Outside of those announcements, big game shows are also good for another thing: trailers. And so far, Gamescom has not disappointed. We got looks at Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Cyberpunk 2077, Gears 5, and, of course, Hideo Kojima’s confounding Death Stranding, which somehow is even weirder than you think. Check out the best from the show so far below. Don’t forget to rock the baby! @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN just debuted a 6 minute gameplay clip from Death Stranding on #… Read the full article…

Nvidia is bringing its GeForce Now cloud gaming service to Android phones

Microsoft’s xCloud service, running Halo on a phone. | Photo by Nick Statt / The Verge See the photo above? That’s not Nvidia — it’s Microsoft’s xCloud, streaming Halo to an Android phone from remote internet servers powered by AMD GPUs. Google will also be bringing its Stadia cloud gaming service to Google Pixel phones from AMD-powered servers, and you’ll be able to try both this fall. That’s probably why AMD rival Nvidia isn’t sitting still. The graphics giant just announced it will “soon extend” its existing GeForce Now cloud gaming service to Android phones, including flagship devices from LG and Samsung. Unfortunately, we don’t have details like “when exactly?” and “how much?” except that you won’t have to pay to try Nvidia’s service at first. Like the current GeForce Now for Mac, PC, and Nvidia’s Shield TV set-top… Read the full article…

Sony acquires Spider-Man and Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games

Sony has announced that it’ll be acquiring Insomniac Games, the game development studio behind the Ratchet & Clank series and, most recently, Marvel’s Spider-Man for the PS4. The news isn’t totally surprising: Insomniac has long had a close relationship with Sony, developing PlayStation-exclusive titles like Spyro the Dragon, Resistance, and the aforementioned Ratchet & Clank and Spider-Man, so bringing Insomniac in-house as a first-party studio makes a lot of sense. That said, Insomniac has worked with other companies in recent years as well — notably developing Sunset Overdrive (one of the Xbox One’s earliest console exclusives) with Microsoft, as well as Stormland, an open-world VR title for Oculus. Big news: @InsomniacGames is… Read the full article…

Creating a Custom Bootstrap Landing Page with Startup 3

You’re reading Creating a Custom Bootstrap Landing Page with Startup 3, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook! Designmodo’s Startup Framework is an affordable tool to help you create excellent web pages quickly. The framework is a drag and drop page builder, made with Bootstrap. This means you can easily and quickly generate production-ready, responsive pages in a … Read the full article…

Blair Witch Hands-On Preview

Let’s just get this out of the way right now: I spent most of my time in the Blair Witch video game trying to pat the dog. Believe me, you’ll want to. Your trusty canine companion Bullet is the only thing you’ll have to help you in Blair Witch, which is shaping up to be a frightening little throwback to an era where camcorders were at the cutting edge of technology. He’s as important a part of your (limited) arsenal as your camcorder, mobile phone, and flashlight, but he’s also an extremely adorable partner who you’ll want to protect against the mysterious horrors of the Black Hills Forest. As ex-cop named Ellis on the search for 9-year-old Peter Shannon in the depths of the said forest, you’re armed with a camcorder, a walkie talkie, a flashlight, and Bullet. All have their uses, but Bullet is the most utilized, minute to Read the full article…

Remnant: From the Ashes Review

Remnant: From The Ashes demands a lot from you while offering very little in return. Its excellent combat and high-stakes, randomized progression system gives it moments of pure blissful excitement, especially in co-op. But its frequent difficulty spikes and underwhelming gear system rob it of the consistently “tough but fair” feeling that gives Souls games their infamous appeal. The elevator pitch for Remnant is basically Dark Souls with a heavy focus on ranged, gun-based combat, and it sticks closely to that format. Your team of three fights across randomly generated maps and slays boss monsters in the hopes of earning extremely rare loot. Gunfire Games did a good job of building out a world that feels unique with lots of fine details that are fun to uncover, but the actual post-apocalyptic story about a battle against an evil called The Root lacks personality and a driving purpose to keep things Read the full article…

Marvel’s Avengers Hands-On: We Know a LOT More Now

While the tutorial portion of Marvel’s The Avengers has been shown behind closed doors at both 2019’s E3 and Comic-Con, we’d been left curiously in the dark as to what the game actually is. The fluid frantic action of the front roster – Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, and Black Widow – was nice to look at, but Square Enix had given us little information beyond the team’s aesthetics and the basics of how they play in combat…until now. At Gamescom 2019, we not only went hands-on with that same tutorial to get a real feel for how it controlled, but we also learned a whole heap of new information that paints a picture of a deeply ambitious, ever-evolving experience that blends the loot-shooter hook of Destiny with the story-driven heart of the MCU. There’s a lot to unpack here, so let’s get started.