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AROUND THE BLOQ: Top data visualisation tools, stunning Photoshop effects and much more!

Discover the best posts from the Creative Bloq Network this week, including .net, Computer Arts and 3D World.

The man behind Derren Brown's new site design

Creative Bloq speak to digital art director Marc Hagan-Guirey - otherwise known as Pixel Dandy - about Derren Brown's new site design. 

The top 20 data visualisation tools

From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, Brian Suda's round-up of the best - and mostly free - tools has everything you need to bring your data to life. 

Behind the scenes: Borderlands 2

Gearbox Software's Borderlands used a bold concept art-inspired graphic style. Now Mark Ramshaw takes a look at the game's sequel, which boasts richer visuals, more variety... and more guns.

Gradient opacity masks in Illustrator

In this video tutorial, Lee Barnes shows how gradient opacity masks can be put to use in Illustrator. 

30 free Photoshop actions to create stunning effects

Don't waste your time repeating the same combination of steps to achieve an effect! Download these great free Photoshop actions. 

The pro's guide to the new cookie law   (part 1)

Don't fear the cookie monster! Accessibility expert Sandi Wassmer presents a practical guide to internet privacy, explains what web designers and developers need to know about the new cookie law and dispels various confusions and misconceptions. 

Alphabetical: Two's company

Design studio Alphabetical has won plaudits and high-profile clients ranging from M&S to the Design Museum. Here co-founders Tommy Taylor and Bob Young reveal the secrets of their success.

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