The Mac Lab

GCL

GCL = Grand Central Linkage The page I always wished I had (to stash, sort, and store bookmarks).

Links to Inspiration, Resources, Tutorials and More Outside the Mac Lab Domain This is a work-in-progress and is frightfully incomplete in many respects. Some links are hard to categorize so don’t fret if there’s a bit of overlap in the category/content mix (i.e., Web Blogs also have design tips and trying to separate “art” from “design” is proving especially problematic). Just enjoy and feel free to suggest new links.

NOTE: Some links are blocked at school. (I bet you have a computer at home — hint, hint!)

NEW: Inspiration Third Party Digital Artistry

Educational Options Platt | Art Institute | FIDM | ex’pression | Full Sail | Academy of Art | Animation Mentor | Cogswell | Sheridan | LA Film School | Parsons |

Contests Blog Listings | Graphic Competitions |

Design Communities/Collections CG Society | Deviant Art | Behance | Depth Core | Illustration Mundo | uCreat!ve | Cool Showcase | Graphic Exchange | Humble Voice | CP Love | Visuelle | Coroflot | depthCORE | Evoke | Debut Art | Fair Spot | Spaghetti Mag | Booooooom | Red Bubble | Image Spark | One Exposure | Intrinsic Nature | Creattica | The Artworks | Artician | Konvulse | SlashTHREE |

Design Blogs Abduzeedo | John Nack | Toxel | Kyle Steed | Fudge Graphics | Snap 2 Objects | Design Shard | Digital Artist Toolbox | Vector Tuts | Bittbox | Art Slam | Designer Daily | Drawn! | Vreele | Planet Photoshop | Color Burned | Vector Diary | David Airey | Design Cubicle | Design Fruit | 10 Steps | Doodlage | CartoonSmart | Just Creative | PSD Tuts | Mosaic | Think Design | Spoon Graphics | Tutorial 9 | Inspiredology | Pat Terrific | PSD Fan | Command Shift Design | Design O’Blog | Andrew Kelsall | Signal Noise | Fubiz | Hicks Design | psdVault | aiVault | Jeff Fisher | Pixel Apnea | Logo Designer | Lovely Package | PICDIT | 2 Modern | LCS | Design Blurb | Naldz | Max Spencer | Kanaly Design | N.Design | This Inspires Me | Presidia Creative | Design Pepper | Design Your Way | TWBE | Eye Magazine | Change the Thought | Ace Jet 170 | Canadian Design | Form 55 | Isn’t That Nice | Von | September Industry | House Industries | Dirty Mouse | You Work for Them | Font Feed | Icon Blog | Logo Log | Swiss Miss | Swiss Legacy | Thinking for a Living | Graphic Hug | Original Linkage | Sampson May | Dan Tobin Smith | Mag Culture | Scott Hansen | Special Modern | Tripwire Magazine | Dzine Blog | I am Paddy | Spacesick | Stopdesign | Ministry of Type | 2 Experts Design | iShift | ISO 50 | Slanted | Inspired Magazine | Juxtapose | Hongkiat | YCN Online | Grain Edit | But Does It Float | Design Diary | Simon Page | Glenn Z | Same Tomorrow | DuperDuper | Design Feedr | Core 77 | Typo Jungle | Type Theory | Grafica Real | DesignLenta | Design Observer | Denis Designs | Ace Jet 170 | Lovers Town | Art of the Title | Glossy | Digital Kitchen |

Art/Illustration Blogs Infinite Resolution | Yuta Onoda | Halcyon Realms | Mark Cabuena | Peter Chan | Rachel Gordon | Josiah Gordon | Nimit Malavia | Paul Leli | Irma Kniivila | Scott Belcastro | Pete Ryan | Juan Carlos | Vicki Nerino | Erratic Phenomena | Borja Bonaque | Julian Vallée | Jepchumba | Brian D. Smith | Tessar Lo | Kareena Zerefos | Kyle T Webster | Eshwin Dhir | Erica Danusasmita | Wooster Collective | Michael Paul Young | Kitsune Noir | Matt Laskowski | Luke Ramsey | Sub-Studio | Matt Taylor | Plastic Shards | Preik | Kathy Weller | Valerie Walsh | Robot Johnny | Illustration Friday | Scene 360 | Ben Tour | Zara Picken | Alberto Cerreteño | Super Silo | Dalek | Jason Chan | Christoph Neimann |

Flash Blogs CartoonSmart | Andre Michelle |

Artists/Illustrators/Designers Cristiano Siqueira | Rik Oostenbroek | Oksana Grivina | Andrio Abero | Tony Weinstock | Andy Gilmore | Miciej Micer | Reggie Gilbert | Pieratt | K4 | Craig Ward | Chuck Anderson | Lauren Palmer | David Carson | Jacob Souva | Elena Savitskaya | John Martz | Maciej Hajnrich | James White | Sugar Rhyme | Samuel Sinaga | Luke Feldman | Neville Brody | Alexandre Szewinski | Banksy | Jens Sjöbergh | Best Posters 2008 | Keley Dyson | Thomas Fuchs | Illustration Friday | I See Dead Pixels | Theo Aartsma | Jonathan Wong | Justin Maller | Victor Dottori | David Fuhrer | James Jean | Beksinski | Shepard Fairey | Kris Kuksi | Charlene Chuna | Paul Lee | JA/BC | Thomas Helbig | Studio Newwork | Diego Latorre | Typenuts | Aisle One | Lamosca | Experimental Jetset | Burn Everything | KTKM | Von | This Studio | Typographic Posters | Central Illustration | Kaloian Toshev | Design Inspiration | Design by Humans | Grzegorz Domaradzki | Zutto | Antonio Joao Santos | YCN Online | Kouglof | Matei Apostolescu | Andy Gilmore | Abduzeedo | Sky Nerve | Karen Singh | Mike Harrison | Kervin Brisseaux | Ben Hewitt | Two Fish | Shiny Binary | Visual Complexity | Rubens LP | Allan Tangedal | James Jean | ShadowChen | iuneWind | Alexey Andreev | Heiko Klug | Aaron Baggio | Side Arm Design | Emil Kozak | Chris Leavens | Go Media | Paul Lee | David Sones | Andi Butler | Two Fish | Matthew Woodson | Graphic Exchange | Jenny Kostecki-Shaw | Beeple | Ian Johnson | Christopher Haines | Cris Wicks | Florian Nicolle | breakerr | Cindy Thornton | Jason Thielke | Insomnio Inspiration | Joy Ang | Owaikeo | Glashaus | Christoph Neimann | Jason Limon | Anna Anjos |

2D/3D Artists Aeriform | Anthony Gargasz |

Motion Graphics William Ismael | Michael Paul Young | Joost Korngold | Coroflot | Jose Ortiz | The Core | Laundrymat | Santa Motion | The Last Mixtape | Myoshka | Colour Movie | Rob Millington | Thank You | Yaniv Fridman | Parasol Island | Cocoe | The Ronin | Vimeo C4D Vids | Blind | Motionographer |

Animation Flash TV | Michele D’Auria |

Flash Interface Design David Lewis Taylor | Checkland Kindleysides | Steve Bergeron |

Web Blogs Spoonfed Design | Noupe | Web Wall | A List Apart | Six Revisions | Vandelay | Viget | In the Woods | Andy Sowards | From the Couch | My Ink | This is Aaron’s Life | Mayhem Studios | Function | 1st Web Designer | Web Designer Depot | Design Shack | CSS Tricks | iDesign | Spyre | Elite by Design | Anidan | UX Booth | Dezigner Folio | Think Vitamin | CSS Globe | Studio 7 | Web Design Ledger | Build Internet | Line 25 |

Just Because The Calvin & Hobbes Super-Stupendous Guide to Design | 6 Web Design Tips from Leonardo da Vinci | Vizzini’s Rules Of Blogging | 5 Web Design Tips from Michelangelo | Goblin Creative | Speak Visual | 25 Macro Shots |

Resources Apps/Reference Gimp | Blender | Aviary | Lipsum | Fontstruct | Vector Magic | Golden Ratio Calculator | Zen Photo | Web Toolkit | The Grid System | Splashup | File Mail |

Resources Color Kuler | Color Scheme Designer | Color in Motion | ColorLovers | Working with Kuler | More on Kuler | Color Theory 101 (lots of color resources at bottom of page) | Ultimate Online Color Tools | ColorSuckr |

Resources Images Copyright Info | SXC | Urban Dirty Textures | Morgue File | US Gov Images | National Marine Sanctuaries |

Resources Logo Jeff Fisher Interview | 15 Illustrator Logo Tuts | Logo Pond | Brand New | Logoholic | Logo Lounge | BuzzShout | GoodLogo | DesignLove | Cool Logos Part One and Two | Snap2Objects | Logoed | Logofi | Design Tagebuch | 40 Helvetica Logos | 30 Vector Logos | Mixing Fonts in a Logo | Vector Logo | Logo Design Love | Julian Hrankov | Logo Faves |  and a lot more links at Design Cubicle | 2009 Logo Trends | Clever Typography | Abduzeedo A | B | C | D | E | F | G | Business Cards |

Resources Misc Blue Vertigo | Book Cover Archive | Creative Commons |

Resources Photo PhotoJojo | Scott Kelby | Joe McNally | Digital Pro Talk | Unqualified | Digital Photo School | Pioneer Woman |

Resources Photo 5D EOScars |

Resources Sound CC Mixer | FreeSound |

Resources T-Shirts Design By Humans | Threadless | Glenn Z | Tee Fury |

Resources Typography Typography 101 | Typography 110 | Type is Art | 5 Steps | Web Wall | Type Chart | iLoveTypography | Common Typography Mistakes |

Resources Web Noupe 40 | CSS Zen Garden | Type Chart | BG Patterns | Type Tester | Wix | 10 Lightbox Scripts | CSS for Beginners |

Downloads Fonts Noupe 40 | Smashing 40 |

Downloads Illustrator Swirly Curves | Foliage | 64 Arrows | Curvy Roundup | Gradients | Pixel Pusher | Q Vectors |

Downloads Photoshop Obsidian Dawn | Noupe 1,000 | Abduzeedo 1,000 | 75 Hi-Res | 100 Hi-Res | Light Effects | My PS Brushes | Brusheezy | Gradients | Layer Styles | Layer Styles 2.0 | Brush King | F Brushes | Blend Fu | Q Brushes | Valhalla-Varnia | Libertiny |

Magazine Companion Sites Computer Arts | Layers | Smashing | Communication Arts | Graphics | Advanced PS | PS Creative | Digital Arts |

Tutorials (All Apps) Adobe Video Workshop | Adobe TV | Abduzeedo | Tut Search | Computer Arts | Layers | Creative Pro | CP How-To | Graphic Mac | Web Wall | Oman | Design Reviver | Tutorial Blog |

Tutorials Photoshop Adobe TV | NAPP | Russell Brown | PS TV | CS Four | Layers | PSD Tuts | Abduzeedo | PS Hero | Planet PS | Killer Tips | PS Lab | Julieanne Kost | Julieanne’s Blog | Tute 9 | PS Star | PSD Fan | 10 Steps | PS Roadmap | Noupe 60 | Invest in Tech Collection | DP Blog Links | Pixel Perfect | Mac Design Pro 300 | Tutzor | PSD Rockstar | Luna Core |

Tutorials Photoshop Specific Polishing Vectors | Digital Painting | Frilly Type |

Tutorials Illustrator Adobe TV | Adobe How-To | Real World | Layers CS4 | Layers | Graphic Mac | Vector Tuts | VecTips | AI Vault | Bittbox | Tute Outpost | Vreel | Smashing | More Smashing | Scatter Brushes | Kevin Hulsey | Noupe 80 | iShift 125 |

Tutorials Illustrator Specific Pen Tool | Pen Tool II | Blend Tool | Transform Again | Live Color | Shortcuts | Swirl Mania | Swirly Curls | Pucker and Bloat | Circular Designs | Blend and Mask Poster | Sketching |

Tutorials Flash Adobe TV | Layers CS4 | CartoonSmart | GotoAndLearn() | Flash Tuts |

Tutorials After Effects Adobe TV | Layers CS4 | Video Copilot | 300+ | Noupe 40 | Gray Scale Gorilla | AE Tuts |

Tutorials InDesign Adobe TV | Layers CS4 | CreativePro Tips | ID Secrets | InDesigner |

Tutorials Cinema 4D Cineversity | C4D Cafe | 3D Attack | Bending Pixels | Renderosity Tips | C4D Portal | Base 80 | Bonkers | Ko’s Tips | Tool Farm | Carles Piles | Tutorialized | Pixel2Life | Planet Pixel | CG Tutorials | Creative Cow | Melting Light | Buzhug | C4D User | CG Society | TV Grafx | Noupe 25 | Presidia Creative 50 | Gray Scale Gorrilla |

Tutorials Cinema Specific Sketch n Toon/Illustrator | Greeble |

Tutorials Font Creation Abduzeedo | iLove Typography |

Organizations AIGA | AOI | CG Society |

Educational Sites Elif Ayiter | Thinking for a Living |

To Be Filed exljbris |


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