Have you ever created a new file in Photoshop, Flash, or any other application, and found yourself just staring at the blank canvas not knowing where to begin? Sometimes the blank canvas can be a little intimidating. I personally love the thought of starting a new file and design. I thrive off the opportunity to be creative and to truly create something new.
At the beginning of a new project, I usually spend a good hour or so just finding inspiration. I search all over the web for cool color combinations, typeface and other design elements. I often take bits and pieces of inspiration from all over and then mash them into a unique design that fits my requirements. Whether you like the opportunity to be creative or not, here is a great source for inspiration: The Design Inspiration. I like to look through the Logos for color ideas and websites for compositions. Take a look around and see if you can be inspired.