Mar 24 2011

When You Freelance, How Do You Know You’ve Been Fired?

It’s easy to figure out you’ve been fired from a staff position. Either your boss or a human resources person has told you to your face, you are met at your desk and walked out, or security guards drag you out, one on each arm and leg. The hints are fairly obvious. When you freelance, it takes time to realize you have been fired and will no longer be working for that client.

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Mar 23 2011

45 Stunning Steampunk Artworks and Gadgets

Here is a type of science fiction that will surely catch your eye. Steampunk is mostly associated with fantasy stories and is related to an era when steam engines were widely used. It is an attempt to merge steam motorized objects and machines with contemporary themes and technologies. Today we’re featuring a good number of artists who have created some really amazing steampunk digital artworks and gadgets to spark your imagination.

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Mar 22 2011

How to Create a Cute Piggy Bank in Perspective with Adobe Illustrator

Many people have difficulty in drawing objects in perspective. Most of the time it helps if you have that particular object in front of you, but we still need our imagination.The most important aspects of perspective are size and distance. If you increase the distance between you and the object you are observing, you need to decrease the size of that object. That way you can achieve a nice depth effect in your illustrations.

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Mar 21 2011

Design Charts for Better Typography and Color

We’re designers, so it makes sense that a lot of us are visual learners and do better looking at charts and graphs than reading an article or listening to a podcast. Typography and color are two great topics that are perfectly suited for infographics, charts, and other graphical learning tools.

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Mar 18 2011

Free HTML Newsletter Templates

Choosing a well designed newsletter can provide any marketing campaign a great deal of success. Here are excellent examples of some of the best free HTML newsletter templates that you can use without spending a fortune. No matter how you’d like to update your customers about a particular product or simply want to share some information with them, you can do so effectively by contacting them with a pleasant template in your email. Enjoy!

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Mar 17 2011

Less is More: Creative and Inspiring Minimalist Print Ads

We’ve all become aware of how important advertisements can be to help put any company’s message across. Many ads contain a lot of content as well as colour even though this is not a must. In fact, a simple ad can also do wonders — given that it carries a particular strong message. Take a look at these ads and share with us your opinions on minimalist designs!

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Mar 16 2011

Stylish Music Wallpapers for Your Taste


Most of us have different tastes in music. That’s why it’s not easy designing a music wallpaper for everyone’s taste. We’ve gathered a nice collection for you today with over 40 music-related wallpapers for all you music lovers out there. Take a look and feel free to share your opinions with us. Enjoy!

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Mar 15 2011

Illustrator Must-Know Text Effects

Most designers use Photoshop to manipulate text as well as graphics but you will be amazed at what you can accomplish with the help of Illustrator. Nevertheless, combining the two will undoubtedly help you produce even more wonderful and creative effects for your designs. Typography is surely one of the aspects that should be well considered for you to be able to achieve that successful design you’re striving for.

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Mar 14 2011

Inspiring Typography Artwork

There are so many various styles of typography these days that allow us to communicate our ideas effectively within any type of design we are creating. In order to achieve a unique design that truly conveys our message, we need to ensure that the choice of typography being used will indeed express the desired thoughts and ideas. The combination of such effective typography, the chosen style of the design as well as the composition should also be kept in mind.

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Mar 11 2011

Anyone Up for a Cup of Coffee?

Following along this tutorial you’ll be learning how to use the Pathfinder Panel in Illustrator CS5 with its very useful features. Combining various forms with the Pathfinder tools, we can create nice shapes. Applying the gradients and colors to those shapes, we can achieve great results by creating a nice depth and perspective. Highlights and shadows are very helpful as well and make the artwork look very realistic.

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