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Easily Editable Vector Globes in Adobe Illustrator

March 10th, 2016
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Easily Editable Vector Globes in Adobe Illustrator

There can be a time that you are working on a design that would go well with a globe of the earth. Where to start? Searching for the perfect globe clip art can be a tedious task. Not to mention it would sure need to be in your custom style, with individual line widths, colors and probably rotated to your preferred location. One Stop...

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Graphic Design Trends That Will Rock 2016

March 8th, 2016
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Graphic Design Trends That Will Rock 2016

Graphic design is a genre of its own, and it has its own norms, conventions as well as trends. Much like web design, graphic design too evolves with time and is never static or rigid. That said, graphic design is as much about making a statement and leaving an impression as it is about focusing on user experience and ease of accessibility. So, what...

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Instead of Bezier Curves: Beautiful Drawings using Spiral Tools

November 7th, 2015
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Those using Illustrator or a different vector program can’t avoid bezier curves. They allow the user to draw curves in any form or shape. However, it needs practice to be able to draw well-shaped curves. Especially when drawing letters like the curvy S, it is not easy to set the starting point so that the curves are proportioned correctly. That’s why there are drawing...

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Retro Textpress for Illustrator: 20 Great Retro Text Effects Bargained Away

November 18th, 2014
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Retro Textpress for Illustrator: 20 Great Retro Text Effects Bargained Away

You know and (most likely) love the concept of one-click purchasing. This is a convenient way of buying something, isn’t it? Imagine the same principle ported to design work. One click and your plain text layout looks great. This is exactly what today’s Deal of the Week will bring you. Apply a plethora of retro text effects to even the most common (and boring)...

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Lifelong Learning: Certified Online Tutorials by Adobe Experts Train Simple for a One-time Payment of 79 Dollars

October 10th, 2014
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Lifelong Learning: Certified Online Tutorials by Adobe Experts Train Simple for a One-time Payment of 79 Dollars

Should you expect to get a lifelong membership of Train Simple through this deal, you are totally right. Our Deal of the Week gives you the opportunity to gain lifetime access to the massive portfolio of official Adobe training videos for a friction of the original price. If this is too far into the future for you, buy a year’s membership, still massively discounted....

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24+ Best Apps for Graphic Design Freelancers

October 6th, 2014
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24+ Best Apps for Graphic Design Freelancers

One of the best ways to improve your workflow and time management as a graphic design freelancer is to use apps. Not just any app will do, however. You need ones that won’t waste your time by crashing and that help you both on the go and when around your computer. Our collection of the best apps for graphic design freelancers below are divided...

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Typography Without Limits: 40 Fresh Adobe Illustrator Text Effects

August 14th, 2014
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Typography Without Limits: 40 Fresh Adobe Illustrator Text Effects

Wondering how to start working with Adobe Illustrator without getting overwhelmed by its endless possibilities? Then begin your acquaintance from tutorials that are aimed to fill the gaps of your knowledge. Nothing can be compared to this kind of educational material, especially when devoted graphic designers reveal their secrets and techniques. Of course, there are a considerable number of tutorials that cover everything from...

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Get Prepared: 40+ Top Free Vectors for Spring Holidays

February 14th, 2014
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Get Prepared: 40+ Top Free Vectors for Spring Holidays

Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Thanksgiving (in the US) are such big holidays in the winter that it can be easy to forget the smaller holiday that occur at the end of winter and into spring. Valentine’s Day is today, so we are little late for that, but we still have St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and even Memorial Day...

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AI -> Canvas: Export Fully Functional HTML5 Canvas From Within Adobe Illustrator

January 21st, 2013
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AI -> Canvas: Export Fully Functional HTML5 Canvas From Within Adobe Illustrator

Mike Swanson, though having been aboard Microsoft for more than 11 years, has created a plugin for Adobe Ilustrator that resembles a good wine. The older it gets, the better it grows to be. More than two years ago, still employed at the Redmond company, Swanson pushed out the first version of AI ->...

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Corbis Poster Contest: Make Your Mark – Design For A Cause

November 14th, 2012
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Corbis Poster Contest: Make Your Mark – Design For A Cause

The world is not short of good causes and people who stand for them. Some of these causes are very prominent, practically omnipresent, while others could well use some more publicity. Now you have the chance to support a good cause you personally care lots about. With your help in terms of design you...

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40 Amazing Tutorials For Illustrators And Photoshoppers

November 8th, 2012
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40 Amazing Tutorials For Illustrators And Photoshoppers

The following roundup of high-grade and elaborate Illustrator tutorials will not only satisfy the fans of vector-graphics. It is also bound to inspire the Photoshop artist. This is because a lot of the effects shown can be achieved using Photoshop as well, though in slightly different ways. You will definitely have your aha-moments here. The spectrum ranges...

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Exploring Geometry: 30 Exceptional Polygonal Art Illustrations

October 11th, 2012
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Exploring Geometry: 30 Exceptional Polygonal Art Illustrations

Polygons by Dave Murray Now and then different modern artists create artworks that force you to look at ordinary pictures in a whole new way. With a strong hint at the cubist style, polygonal art illustrations become extremely popular nowadays. Just like the old-school video games, this art direction inspires by exceptional...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Set of Sleek Web Ribbons

August 28th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Set of Sleek Web Ribbons

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a set of sleek web ribbons. We'll start with two simple shapes and some basic masking techniques. Next, using a simple rectangle and some simple vector shape building techniques we'll create the overall ribbon shape. Once we have...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Simple Drop-Down Menu

August 16th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Simple Drop-Down Menu

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed web element, a simple drop-down menu. We'll start with a bunch rectangles and simple paths, some basic vector shape building techniques and the Rounded Corners effect. Once we have our starting shapes we'll continue with the colors. We'll...