This year left us many great things design-related, new tendencies, great styles and really great graphics. Amongst them we can highlight the birth of new amazing design blogs filled with clever and useful articles. One of the blogs that saw light in 2011 was Mishës, an idea conceived by two friends with a strong passion for design and thrilled for sharing their knowledge with people. Now we’d like to show you some of the articles that captivated our audience during our first year of existence.
1. Vintage Effect in Photoshop CS5
Our first video tutorial shows you how to easily apply a nice vintage effect to your photographs using Photomatix and Adobe Photoshop.
2. Graphic designer resume, best tips and examples
One of our more popular articles where we share some key tips that will help you create a successful and well-designed curriculum.
3. Tattoos and illustrations by La Duquesa Colectivo
We met the people of La Duquesa Colectivo a few months ago, this Colombian group creates some of the most beautiful tattoos that we’ve ever seen.
4. Best sites to grasp design inspiration
If you’re a graphic designer or aspiring artist, then this showcase will give you plenty of sites where you can instantly boost your creativity.
5. Must-follow people for designers
If you’re into graphic and web design, this list gives you the most important names that you need to keep in mind in order to stay informed with the latest design news and trends.
6. Illustrator strokes, tips and secrets – advanced version
This Illustrator tutorial gives you some handful tips to help you leverage the Stroke tool in this popular Adobe software.
7. Snapping pixels in Illustrator CS5, all problems fixed
One of the most common problems that designers have to face when making pixel perfect designs is snapping pixels, on this tutorial we give you a series of tips to achieve a nice pixel perfect design in Illustrator.
8. Beautiful kite designs
Inspired by the beautiful kites’ season that arrives every year in many countries, we decided to look for some of the most beautiful kite designs that have taken over the sky.
9. Old tree texture in Photoshop
An advanced Photoshop tutorial that shows you a nice method for emulating an old tree texture that unlike low quality pictures, will never pixelate or lose quality.
10. Design portfolio, best sites to showcase your work
Nowadays, one of the easiest ways of gaining exposure at low cost is building an online portfolio, this article shows you some of the most important sites where you must definitely include your work.
11. Illustrator strokes, tips and secrets – beginner’s version
One of our first tutorials, on this article we give you some basic tips to help you harness the Stroke tool in Adobe Illustrator.