Today we're launching a redesign and refresh of our popular Creattica gallery of inspirational work. The site features almost six thousand items, many of which are just mind-bogglingly amazing. Anyone can submit work for inclusion to the gallery, and we pick the best of the best for showcasing. Plus the latest work gets shown right here on the Psdtuts+ sidebar.
This post is a taste of some of the exceptional Photoshop work you can find in the Creattica Photoshop Gallery. Scroll down to check it out, and jump to the end of the article to learn about the redesign and some of the new features now available on Creattica.
Creattica Design Refresh
A year ago we migrated our small Faveup gallery to its new home at Creattica and the site has been growing quickly ever since. The new design was an improvement, but it's been showing its age recently, and it had an awful lot of bright red for a site supposed to be aimed at showcasing work. So we've given the logo a refresh, toned back the design so it's more about the work and generally cleaned up the site.
Showcasing ... Everything!
Today we showcase 3D, Advertising, Posters, as well as our old favourites: Business Cards, Logos and Websites. And with our redesign we're adding a whole lot of new categories for Email Design, Mobile Design, Vector Graphics, Photo Retouching, Icon Design, Brochures, Book Covers, Tshirt Designs, Skate & Snowboard Art, and Desktop, iPad and iPhone Wallpapers.
If you're interested in submitting to the new categories, be sure to check out our competition where you'll be in the running to win $1000 in cash!
Of course a new design is not complete without lots of new features! So we've built in a lot of great new functionality, particularly focused around finding great creatives to work with:
Search, Follow and Contact Creatives
The biggest update to the new site is the ability to search creatives who have been featured in the gallery. Creatives can specify their country, budget and profession as well as provide a website and contact details. We hope this will give designers and artists one more avenue to get freelance work!
Tagging and Colour Tagging
The new site now provides the ability to tag items with a set of preset keywords and colours. This will mean more ways to browse the gallery - once we've got some stuff tagged that is!
Extras - Badges + WordPress Plugin + Random Browse
And there are lots of little extras we've added including badges to show that you've been featured, a WordPress plugin to add creative inspiration to your blog's sidebar and a feature to browse the gallery a little more randomly!
We hope you enjoy the new Creattica and get a wealth of inspiration from the amazing work of talented creatives around the world. If you have any feedback about the new site, the new design, the new categories, or pretty much anything else then Fill in the Feedback Form or leave a comment!