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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Mar 10 2011

Dreamy Fantasy Art Photoshop Tutorials

Creating fantasy artwork requires a lot of imagination as well as expertise in softwares which are used to create such marvelous pictures. Almost anything is possible; whether it’s a supernatural fairy, an old fantasy space city or an armored dragon jewelry box. All of these tutorials are useful and will definitely give you the chance to improve your Photoshop skills.

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Mar 09 2011

Fresh Icon Sets To Improve Your Designs

A predefined icon set collection is like a resource reservoir for graphic designers which can be used to improve the appearance of the designs they’re working on. Nevertheless, these icons should be seen as an inspiration and we encourage you all to try creating your own icons for designing portfolios, blogs, corporate designs, magazines and Web applications.

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Mar 08 2011

How to Say ‘No’ to Other Designers and Developers

We recently did a post on how to tell your clients “No” which broke down the multiple considerations that need to be weighed when you are approaching this ground under these varied circumstances. Along with this handy online flowchart, Should I Work For Free? has you pretty well covered on that end. Now we bring you the other side of that coin: how to say “No” to other designers and developers that you might be working along side in any given project.

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