For all designi1 visitors we wish you an happy season

Designi1 wishes you a merry christmas

Take a heap of child-like wonder
That opens up our eyes
To the unexpected gifts in life—
Each day a sweet surprise.Mix in fond appreciation
For the people whom we know;
Like festive Christmas candles,
Each one has a special glow.Add some giggles and some laughter,
A dash of Christmas food,
(Amazing how a piece of pie
Improves our attitude!)Stir it all with human kindness;
Wrap it up in love and peace,
Decorate with optimism, and
Our joy will never cease.If we use this healthy recipe,
We know we will remember
To be in the Christmas spirit,
Even when it’s not December.

By Joanna Fuchs

Share with your friends the same wishes


I always believed the best images artwork always has “insignificant” elements as it will be shown in this simple tutorial. That in another hand, they can be a strong way to get reality and deep into your artwork.
This kind of texture will not interfere directly into the main meaning of what you´re promoting but certainly will help the emotional and sensory side of your brain. That is why i call this as “insignificant” images. But, they can be appealing and powerful when it comes to the emotionalize the user attention.

1 – Some Final examples

The start of the designi1 redesign

Cool designi1 background made with the same technique

Background image

2 – Drawing the lines

Use your Pen Tool in your tools box and draw two free lines as it shows in the image.

Create 2 random lines

3 – Blending Option Tool

Without any selection go to you blend option tool (Object/Blend/Blend Options). Select spacing as Specified Steps (with value 30) and the option Align to Path. After the Blend configuration select the both lines you´ve draw and Select Make (Object/blend/Make) or the shortkey alt+ctrl+B – for Mac CMD+B.

4 – Adjust your lines

Then you can grab your curves and insert them into your current work. As it shows in the image below i´m adjusting that curves to new designi1 website. But some final tricks might be useful:

  • Select the original lines with the Direct Selection Tool
  • Give them different colors/transparency
  • Select the line points and move them into new direction to get the exact curves you want

Final thoughts

The good designer is the guy that uses his culture, methodology and loads of juice creativity to transform or create solutions that helps the human life. This is a kind of tutorial for who wants to be and do a better Graphic worker. I always learned from tutorials around the design community to learn better and new techniques. I´m thankful for the community and i feel as well that this share spirit must be kept wealthy and alive. With the redesign of I may do some more tutorials in some sort of way to show you the redesign process.  Stay tunned, you may follow the most recent updates at twitterRSSRSS via emailor facebook page.

Your Turn to Talk

Good news!!! December smells a holidays, fireplace, family and lots of great feelings like love and friendship. Prepare yourself mentally because the joy days will start soon.

You can get every month, here at designi1, the best design calendar wallpaper. Stay tunned, you may follow the most recent updates at twitterRSSRSS via email or facebook page.

Design by Marielart

  • 2560×1600
  • 1600×1200
  • 1600×900
  • ipad
  • iphon

Design by JAX® Mice & Services

Most popular formats

  • 1280 x 1024 (standard 4:3 screen)
  • 1024 x 768 (smaller 4:3 screen)
  • 1280 x 800 (16:10 widescreen)
  • 1440 x 900 (16:9 widescreen)

Other formats

  • 1680 x 1050 (20″ widescreen display)
  • 1920 x 1200 (30″ widescreen display)
  • 1024 x 600 (common netbook display)

Design by Jahangir Agha

  • 1920×1080
  • 1024×768

Design by Aenima

  • 1680×1050

Design by Aaron4evr

Design by kriegsnet

  • Widescreen Download: 1920×1200 | 1680×1050 | 1440×900
  • Standard Download: 1600×1200 | 1280×1024 | 1024×768
  • No Dates: 1920×1200 | 1600×1200
  • Mobile: iPhone / iPod Touch | Android

Design by Naya Designs

3 colors brown, blue and green in a .Zip including 4 resolutions:

  • 1600×1200,
  • 1680×1050,
  • 1920×1080,
  • 1920×1200

Design by ~aGGie1234567

Retrieved at flash-screen

Retrieved at flash-screen

Design by Give More

Black & white version with:

  • 800×600
  • 1024×768
  • 1280×1024
  • 1440×900
  • 1680×1050

Design by Bleuvanille

Design by Viktor H.

Design by polluxos

Design by Christiane

Christmas season

With this research made around the new December wallpapers calendar 2010 we´ve found out a lots of beauty Christmas wallpapers. So stay tunned because in the next few days we´ll publish another round up of wallpapers – this time the best of of all times about Christmas. Feel free to suggest yours at the comment section!

You want to be the first to know the next wallpapers round up? Subscribe / follow us at: twitterRSSRSS via email or facebook.

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We are back with Freebies! In the last couple of the days i felt that the designi1 needed a new set of social icons but this time they needed to be designed by myself. The need was found and with that a lot of simple but important questions came up to the table: What social network should we design? What are the most important networks? What should designi1 do to keep more listening users?

Of course the content is always the best weapon when we want to attract the visitants and turn them into a constant regular use. In another hand we need to give them tools that allow them to stay tunned at all fresh designi1 content. That´s why we think in RSS, RSS via email, contact, the social network twitter, facebook and the flickr. In this pack we might find, perhaps, the most recognized and popular designers/works and news about design that we´ll should get involved into. In these networks we can find the most fresh and outstanding works around the design community.

Sometimes the important thing is not the most popular networks but the networks that you have really good listeners and that should be considered for you with the best networks. I said that because is particularly impossible being active in all networks and give them valuable importance and relevant feedback that attract always good visitants. We can be present in all networks but to be a really listener we should use only some.

Hell… im not here to talk about the social networks but to present you with my first social icons for free. You can see some different colors and previews with the same design line of icons.

In the next few days I´ll available to you another freebies but this time will be the same social icons coded in HTML and CSS. With Copy and past, upload images and change the social logins you´re done!

Some examples

This examples  were not implemented by the site owners, i just made the preview there because is the best way to show you that they work in a lots of designed active websites.

Preview at

Preview at Six Revisions

Preview at Smashmagazine

Preview at Vandelay Design

Preview at WebExpedition18

Preview at Zeldman

Final notes

These were designed on Adobe Illustrator CS3 we have included the .AI and .EPS files for all kinds of projects. Do not redistribute the Freebies and claim them as your own. If you found an important social icon missing do not forget to mention in the comment section and I´ll soon as it possible available them to you.

Do not forget, if you want to stay tunned to the last designi1 updates you can follow me at Twitter, grab my RSS, (RSS via email), Facebook or Flickr account.

Download the free .AI and .EPS file with all vector shapes. You are free to use. I just ask to refer this page if you publish or talk about this work. Thank you and enjoy!

Being a designer its increasing to 100% sure that you are in a close and kind relationship with typography. Perhaps, you would expect a full post of fonts with reviews or tips for your work. That would not be happening here!!  But if you stumbled here looking for fonts and maybe some tips you may want to look at this post:

Some say that content is king, typography is actually the main road to go through the exact meaning of your intention / communication.  This affirmation remembered me an article at “Information architects” summarizing that 95% of our communication are made by typography. I couldn´t agree more with that article. This post its the effort to bring it to you the best typography web sites – check them out and use fonts!

Payable fonts

Both – payable and free


If you want fresh news about new payable and free fonts you can stay tunned at some design websites as smashmagazine, speckyboy, behance and maybe sometimes here at designi1 as well to catch up the best fresh new fonts.

Feel free to suggest new sources were we can get new fresh and useful typography at the comment section. For now this are the places, the best fine labs, were designi1 get the most news about typography, enjoy! And once more feel free to suggest your sources!

Related articles:

Nothing more to say. Christmas is almost here. As a designers we should already start our marking campaigns and this time is crucial to have a huge inspiring research. Hope you can find it here. If not you can always check at the:

Freebies Icons to use in your work




04 – Ajax Path Christmas Rss Icons



Free available graphics

christmas background

In: psdgraphics

In: psdgraphics

Christmas Icons by aroche

In: Devianart by Aroche

Freebies christmas


Christmas snowman


snowflake brushes by dollfie chan


Scientific Christmas balls by Bergie81


christmas elementsRibbons


Xmas Brush Pack by Stockgraphicdesigns



Christmas textures


Great collections of Christmas goodies like wallpapers, various Christmas elements: balls, snowmans… – visit the web site!



Design Christmas card with tree balls in Photoshop


More stuff about Christmas…

[2009] Designi1 free elements post about Christmas… Post card Tutorial – Adobe Illustratorpost tutorial [2010] Get Inspired by Christmas

I do think the weather helps it a lot because, in the Northern Hemisphere, where I live, it’s autumn. This is the start of the rainy season as well. November always reminds me of Gun´s and Roses Music – November rain. That´s why I reccomend you listen to the music while you check this awesome collection of calendar wallpapers for november 2010. Please leave a comment or reply, this would be a kind of award to the designers that made an awesome job this month.

Lake Pamamaroo November 2010

Sydney Harbour Bridge November 2010

Wallpaper calendar November 2010

Wallpaper calendar November 2010

Wallpaper calendar November 2010

November calendar wallpaper 2010

Wallpaper calendar november 2010

Wallpaper calendar November 2010

wallpaper calendar november 2010

November 2010 wallpaper calendar

2010 November wallpaper calendar

november wallpaper calendar 2010



November wallpaper calendar 2010

Do you like them? What´s your choice for this month?
End note: Feel free to send me yours at anytime!