Sep 15 2010

40+ Awesome Keynote and PowerPoint Templates and Resources

Keynote (part of Apple’s iWork office suite) and PowerPoint (part of Microsoft’s Office suite) are likely the two most commonly used presentation software programs out there. PowerPoint is more likely to be found in the corporate world, whereas Keynote may be more popular in creative fields (due to the proliferation of Macs in the design field). Creating presentations in either program is a similar process, though.

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Sep 14 2010

35 Hand-Picked Illustrator Drawing Tutorials From 2010

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful tool to help designers produce high quality digital drawings. Once you created a sketch on paper or your tablet, you can use Illustrator’s tools to turn sketches in a vivid, beautiful illustrations. In this post we present some fresh tutorials for mastering your drawing skills in illustrator.

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Sep 13 2010

Calculating the Return On Investment (ROI) on Marketing Your Design Skills

By Thursday Bram

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Sep 10 2010

Generative Digital Art: Tutorials and Inspiration

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Generative art is a sort of blanket term for any sort of art which is created or composed using algorithmic or random processes, such as Brian Eno‘s 77 Million Paintings, which composites Eno’s visual art in such a way that there are literally 77 million possible combinations.

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Sep 09 2010

How to Not Catch a Social Media Disease

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I caught a disease from social media and I don’t know if it’s “tweetable” by modern medicine. I am fully vested in all the important social sites; LinkedIn for business, Facebook for friends, old business coworkers and a few “must know” people registered for the big time waster. I even have a fan page. I have a couple of blogs, write for some blogs that aren’t mine, I tweet, I Plaxo, Spock and other social sites I’ve long since deleted the bookmarks. I was one of the first people to discover social media. Not a pat on the back – just a testament to my ability to keep my sanity.

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Sep 08 2010

Tools and Resources for Grammar, Copywriting, Spelling and More

So much of the web is based around written content that it’s important for anyone who works online to have a good grasp of language, including grammar and spelling. But it’s not always easy to find reputable sources that can teach us these things if we didn’t learn them in school (or retain them for long after). Below are over thirty great resources for learning more about grammar, vocabulary, copywriting, and more. If you have more resources you’ve found helpful, please share them in the comments!

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Sep 07 2010

The Ultimate Photoshop Toolbox

For years now, whenever designers have been asked about their go-to program for image editing and creation, one of the top answers that comes back, is Adobe Photoshop. Its generations of evolution has centered around the growth of any number of digital imaging professionals and has made this software giant a staple in the graphic design community. Since so many of us find this tool in our design arsenals, we thought we would put together a post that would have you get the most out of this dynamic imaging program.

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Sep 06 2010

The Ultimate Round-Up of iPad Wallpapers

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Everybody is talking about the iPad. We see more creative applications designed for the iPad, and we see more magazines and publishers experimenting with the new medium. Also, we see more users interacting with the tablet, and integrating it in their daily routine. And because you may be spending more time with your iPad, you probably want to customize it, make it a bit more personal and that means put a nice iPad wallpaper on it.

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Sep 03 2010

40 Awesome Works of Art Made From Paper

Paper is a humble medium. It’s often cheap and you probably have some within 20 feet of you right now. Most of us just use it for jotting down ideas, writing notes or doodling but some resourceful artists out there use it to create stunning works of art.

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Sep 02 2010

30 Fantastic and Splendid Digital Painting Tutorials

We all have our spirit of imagination from our childhood — we give a shape to our thoughts by drawing image on school yard, on a piece of paper or on a digital tablet. Photoshop, Wacom and Illustrator are beautiful tools that help us transform our imagination into beautiful drawings. Today we present useful tutorials teaching us techniques for digital drawing and painting.

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