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15 Best Photoshop Alternatives (Free & Paid)

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As the world continues to put a premium on good visuals and captivating designs, it makes perfect sense why more entrepreneurs and creatives are looking to explore new tools and instruments they can optimize to better produce profitable content.

The 25 Best Outline Fonts for Your Designs (Free & Paid)

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Perfect for creating web designs, branding projects and headlines, and more, outline fonts can make your designs stand out. An outline font can help make your design stand out. .

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Top 25 Fonts for Comic Books and Cartoons (Free & Paid)

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If you’re creating comic books or cartoons, a natural choice with their bold designs are comic and cartoon fonts, which are also a great choice for just about any design project. For some time, Comic Sans was one of the few fonts you could choose for a project that needed a comic book look.

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10 Best Manga & Anime Brushes for Procreate

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Originating in Japan during the late 19th century, the term manga refers to both comics and cartooning. Since the 1950s, manga has become an increasingly important part of not only Japanese culture but the world as a whole as manga has increased in popularity over the years.

Design Thinking Strategies for Facilitating Growth and Performance

Speaker: Carrie Cousins, Founder and Freelancer Writer & Designer at Carrie Cousins LLC

Design thinking is at the root of creative success. Seriously! But do you know how to shift your mindset and creative process – as well as that of your team – to create and ideate in ways that are truly innovative? The most inspired and innovative teams and individual designers need to be a part of a culture that enables forward-thinking, acceleration, and efficiency. It’s a combination of creative, analytical, and collaborative approaches that produce results.

The Best Laptops for Graphic Designers 2021

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Graphic design is a challenging job that requires serious hardware and software. In the current digital nomad haze, laptop characteristics such as mobility and weight have also become extremely important.

Top 10 Best Asus Laptops for Graphic Design in 2021

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In an industry so saturated, picking the best bet and purchasing a laptop can be one of the most challenging decisions that you might make today. We wouldn’t be doing our jobs if we didn’t mention Asus’ extensive catalog of Windows-based laptops.

Top 20 Best Graffiti Fonts for Graphic Design, Branding & Logos

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While graffiti was originally intended to describe inscriptions during the times of Ancient Greece and Rome, in modern culture, graffiti has taken on more meanings as a sign of expression, protest, or simple to tell someone that “Killroy was here.”

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10 Best Tablets for Graphic Design, Drawing & Art 2021

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As a graphic designer, there are many times when the project you’re working on may require you to flex your artistic muscles and pulling out sheets of paper and pencils is unlikely to satisfy the clients’ needs and unless you get it right the first time, is not going to make editing easy.

50 Logo Design Inspiration, Tips & Resources

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This article has been contributed by Jack Leo. A logo is an important mark that represents the story and meaning of your business. Although designing an attractive and effective logo sounds easy, in actuality, it isn’t. Whether you are a designer or not, you can still design your logo.

9 Reasons To Choose Graphic Design As A Career

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This article has been contributed by Tracy Sparks. Sometimes finding the right road to travel down can feel like standing in front of a spaghetti junction. With so many paths twisting and turning up ahead, which one do you choose? Where do they all lead?

Now More Than Ever: Why Communication is Essential For Your Business

Speaker: Danielle Hughes, Chief Personality Officer, More Than Words Marketing

In this presentation, you'll hear from Danielle Hughes, a copywriting and branding expert, on how you can use your personality to connect with your clients and stand out from the clutter. On how being vulnerable and real will create stronger connections and affinity, and how knowing your brand and your audience makes messaging easier for you and more relatable for them.

25 Best Handwriting Fonts for Graphic Design, Branding & Logos

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While many of us fully believe that we have good penmanship, the truth is that when it comes to using it in the world of graphic design, we might as well have the penmanship of a doctor. Not exactly the best choice when you’re working on the branding or a logo for a new client.

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15 High-Res Watercolor Brushes for Adobe Photoshop

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Used in some of the most famous paintings in the world, watercolor is one of the oldest mediums, dating back to paleolithic Europe. These days, some incredible artwork can be created with the right watercolor tools such as Photoshop from Adobe.

15 Best Free Retro Font Families for Graphic Design, Branding & Logos

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Retro fonts remind us of the good old day and come with a kind of nostalgia that not many other typefaces can portray. The marker-inspired typefaces and vintage text visuals can naturally convey intimacy, creativity, and talent.

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Best Christmas Gifts for Designers in 2020

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To say that 2020 has been a tough year would be a cinch to win the Understatement of the Year award. With all of the things that have been going on around the world, we’ve finally reached that time of year where people can start thinking of the best gifts to get the ones they love.

35 Best Procreate Brushes for Illustration

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While there are many illustration apps available for the iPad, the Procreate App stands alone as one of the most popular for professional and hobbyist illustrators. Companies such as Pixar and Disney use Procreate.

Recession Proof Your Business

Speaker: Ean

Facts fight fear. This presentation will outline specific actions you can take to protect your cash manage debt to increase your chances of success in an economic downturn. Suitable for all size businesses (side hustle to C-Corp) with any bookkeeping system.

Top 15 Budget Laptops for Designers & Creatives in 2021

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While almost everyone would love to take out an Apple MacBook or a Dell Precision laptop when they start working every day, unfortunately not everyone can afford a high-priced laptop. That shouldn’t mean you can’t get a great-performing laptop at a great price.

Graphic Design Tablet Reviews: XP-Pen Artist 22 2nd Gen & XP-Pen Deco 01 V2

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When we find an incredible piece of technology that we know can help make work easier for you, you know that we do everything we can to share it with you, our loyal reader.

2020 Black Friday + Cyber Monday Deals for Designers

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Welcome to our massive compilation of the best 2020 Black Friday Deals and Cyber Monday Sales for graphic designers, web professionals, creatives, photographers freelancers and more. We will be updating this page frequently until all sales are over.

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Top 20 After Effects Intro & Title Templates

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The introduction sequence of your creative is perhaps the most essential part of your project. This is the point where you will attract the audience and keep them interested in your project. If not done correctly, the audience may not continue watching the remaining part of your project.

Practical Financial Advice for Creatives in Crisis

Speaker: Jason Blumer, CPA

This webinar provides practical and honest financial advice for those running creative businesses in crisis. The economic disruption brought about by the spread of the coronavirus has caught us all by surprise. Come learn how you need to act now in areas of cash, finances, tax, and the financial side of your business. There will be a time for Q&A as well

Top 5 Online Marketplaces to Sell Graphic & Web Design Products

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This article has been contributed by Sandra Brooke. There’s nothing like earning money doing something that you love. You may even be lucky enough to turn your creativity into an additional source of money.

15 Best Steampunk & Victorian Fonts

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On its own, Steampunk is a fascinating genre of science fiction blending elements from modern sci-fi, the Victorian Era, and the Industrial Revolution. This genre has continuously produced beautiful artwork, cosplay, and fonts.

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Top 10 Best Watercolor Brushes for Illustrator

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Already one of the oldest art forms in the world, watercolor has also made its mark on the world of digital art. Having the right tools at your disposal can help you perfect your skills in using watercolor in a digital medium.

15 Best Acrylic Brushes for Procreate

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Created initially as acrylic resin in 1934, acrylic paint is a water-based paint that is made up of pigment particles that have been dispersed in an acrylic polymer emulsion. We don’t know about you but that’s a lot of technical terms. Painting using acrylic paints can be fun.

Web Design for All: Accessibility, Inclusivity and Beyond

Speaker: Eden Spivak, Design Expert and Editor at Wix & Nir Horesh, Accessibility Lead and Senior Product Manager at Wix

When we design products or websites for people like ourselves, there are many others who are, as a result, left out. In this webinar, we’ll delve into why accessibility matters. Yet however well-intended, website accessibility is too often seen as a checklist to be marked off at the end of the design process. Our goal is to shift the discussion around accessible design from accommodating the needs of a small minority group to creating better, more inclusive interfaces for us all - no matter our identity, background, knowledge, or ability.

5 Key Branding Aspects of Web Design

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This article has been contributed by Dave Schneider. Brand authenticity is an essential factor for 86% of consumers , often determining the brand they end up working with and supporting.

25 Tattoo Design Elements: Brushes, Vector Art and ToolKits

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Tattoos have been around for as long as we can remember. As a matter of fact, experts claim that evidence of human tattoos can be traced from around 3370 BC to 3100 BC. That mentioned, it’s understandable why tattoos are still very much celebrated today.

Top 40 High-Resolution Illustrator Brushes (Free & Paid)

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Adobe Illustrator is used by millions of professional and hobbyist graphic designers all over the world.

The Ultimate Guide to Brand Strategy

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When big brands decide to reinvent not only themselves but also their brand strategy, it can make for some big news. Think of it this way, in the late ‘90s, Apple was on the verge of bankruptcy. Thanks to their biggest competitor, Microsoft, they were saved from going under.

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What in the World is a Force Majeure?

Speaker: Michele Berdinis

This session will answer business law questions that people are asking most during the pandemic.

The Best Printers for Graphic Designers in 2021 & How To Choose What’s Right For You

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While many things in this world have taken the digital route, if you work in any creative field such as graphic design, you know how being able to print physical copies of your work can help not only you get a better idea of how the final project will look but is also a great way for your clients to get an idea of how things are going.

Best Procreate Brushes For Beginners

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When you download the Procreate app for your Apple iPad, it can take some time to get used to using it. With so many different brushes created by other designers out there, it can be hard to pick the ones that will help you get up to speed in no time.

10 Best Charcoal Brushes for Procreate

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Charcoal is a great medium to create life-like portraits. It equips an artist with the perfect option to highlight the effects of light and shadow with shading. Charcoal sketches also work great to distinctively elaborate the gradients on a hand-drawn surface.

Top 15 Best Scanners for Graphic Designers in 2021

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Having the right scanner can help make your workday easier and certainly more productive. Working in graphic design, you may need to scan hand-drawn sketches or doodles and make them digital so you can edit them to fit your needs.

Top 8 Gaomon Tablets for Graphic Design

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While not a household name like some of their competitors, Gaomon continuously crafts incredible tablets for graphic designers and we felt that it was beyond time that we share with you, our loyal readers, what the best Gaomon tablets for graphic designers are.

Top 50 Free Fonts for Graphic Design, Branding & Logos

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Fonts are a crucial part of any brand and marketing campaign. They determine the aesthetic of a project, and the target audience an organization has its eyes set on.

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2020 Logo Design Trends & Inspiration

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Earlier in 2020, I posted an article on the latest logo design & branding trends and now 6 months on, the official 2020 logo trends report has just been released by Bill Gardner of LogoLounge.

10 Top UI/UX Design Trends For 2021

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This article has been contributed by Lesley Haught. With 1.5 billion websites in the world, the competition is pretty evident, right? And the only way you can beat your competitors is by being better than them – better in your UI/UX design. What is UI/UX Design?

10 Top Display Fonts for Graphic Design & Branding

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As a graphic designer, you might be hired for all kinds of projects from branding, logo design, or even designing a website. These might be small or large projects depending on the client.

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How To Create and Sell Watercolor Clipart Stock

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This article has been contributed by KT Mehra and Joanne Green. When you hear the term clipart it might conjure up those basic, clunky looking images you can download in Microsoft Word. However, clipart is so much more sophisticated now.