Mon.Sep 28, 2020

How to Create Smoky Brushes and Type in Illustrator

Tuts Plus

What You'll Be Creating I've always been fascinated by smoke and have experimented a lot with it. So in this tutorial, I'll explain how to create a realistic smoky texture, make it into a smoke vector brush, and use it for type.

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Sleepless in Soho: Neon-lit, stylish photographs of London's entertainment district at night

Creative Boom

For three years, British photographer Joshua K. Jackson walked the lamp-lit, neon-filled streets of London's Soho, turning to photography as a way to escape the frustrations of insomnia.

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[Podcast] Brand Mastery with Tobias Dahlberg

Just Creative

Get to know the super sleek brand educator that is Tobias Dahlberg all the way from Helsinki, Finland.

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Christopher Doyle & Co's bold and colourful identity for Hay, Australia's latest internet-only bank

Creative Boom

Sydney-based creative studio Christopher Doyle & Co has just launched a bold, rainbow-palette identity for Hay, Australia's latest online bank. Coming up with the name, positioning and brand, it follows an 18-month collaboration with the company's in-house team.

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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.

7 Free Dark Wood Texture Photoshop Mockup Templates

Spoon Graphics

Apply detailed wood grain effects to your lettering, logos, and graphics with the help of my free Dark Wood Texture Mockups. These Photoshop files contain Smart Object layers you can paste your artwork into, which will then be automatically processed to apply the wood grain texturing.

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Who invented the news­paper?

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News has been around as long as humans have. From word of mouth to handwritten newsletters to printed newspapers in the early 1600s, the news has always captivated us. It has evolved from an expensive and bespoke service for an elite few into a major part of today's mass media.

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[Podcast] Brand Mastery with Tobias Dahlberg

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Get to know the super sleek brand educator that is Tobias Dahlberg all the way from Helsinki, Finland.

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Photographer Spotlight: Kemka Ajoku

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[Podcast] Brand Mastery with Tobias Dahlberg

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Get to know the super sleek brand educator that is Tobias Dahlberg all the way from Helsinki, Finland.

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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.

Looking at an Online School Through a Web Designer’s Eyes

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Like so many families around the globe, ours has had to make some difficult decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most agonizing was what to do about school. Should we send our daughter back to traditional school, or should we opt for an online school?

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Tami Aftab’s depiction of her father’s short term memory loss is playfully poignant

Its Nice That

Tami Aftab mixes an equal balance of care and humour to widen conversations around illness.

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“In Elford’s Garden” by Photographer Tommy Keith

Booooooom

Tommy Keith. Tommy Keith’s Website. Tommy Keith on Instagram. Photo editor pick member photographer photography submission Tommy Keith

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Black Lives Matter Mural for London chosen by public vote

Its Nice That

The afrofuturist design by artists Linett Kamala and Azarra Amoy depicting Paulette Wilson and Belly Mujinga won by a “landslide”.

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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.

The Top 40 Free Lightroom Presets

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Most web and graphic designers use Photoshop on a daily basis as one of the main tools of the trade. Photoshop is incredibly powerful for designing and for photo editing, but Adobe also has Lightroom, which can be used for processing/editing photos and for the organization of photo files.

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Imaginary Forces creates totally excellent title sequence for Bill & Ted’s big comeback

Its Nice That

The Emmy award-winning studio behind TV’s most memorable opening graphics share the 70s and 80s rock references and faux archive trickery behind their film charting the band and characters’ last 30 years.

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Dastardly Deed with Dancers Near the Diner!

Joe McNally

Once again, Detective Nik Night is on the case. Yet another ballerina has turned up, “deceased,” this one in the inglorious confines of a garbage can outside the famed Hollywood Diner in Manhattan. Jealousies amongst prima ballerinas run amok?

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The 10 Best HDR Effect Photoshop Actions

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Often an HDR effect is a desired look for professional photographs. But what if you lack the equipment to achieve this? That’s where Photoshop actions come in. With just a few clicks, it’s possible to add an HDR effect to your photos and give them incredible depth.

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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

Make 2021 Your Year of Embroidery With the Daily ‘1 Year of Stitches’ Project

Brown Paper Bag

This article is brought to you by Brown Paper Stitch , my business that makes your wardrobe pawesome by embroidering your pets on clothing. One thing I remember from the year 2017 was how I stitched every day.

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Meticulous Illustrations Document the Flora and Fauna Observed throughout the Devon Countryside

Colossal

All images © Jo Brown, shared with permission. Behind Jo Brown ‘s home in Devon is a rich countryside complete with a wooded area and thick vegetation.

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V&A goes virtual ahead of Alice in Wonderland themed exhibition

Creative Review

We’ve seen a whole raft of virtual exhibitions, events and other digital experiments in response to the pandemic.

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1,800 South Park Cut-Outs Spread Across Five Sections at Broncos Game During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Design You Trust

Twitter Cartman, Stan, Kenny, Chef, Towelie, Satan and yes, even Mr. Hanky, were among those in attendance at Sunday’s Denver Broncos game.

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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.

Adidas And LEGO Collaborate On Brick-Themed ZX 8000

The Die Line

The influencer kit for the sneaker collab comes packed in a giant 6x2 LEGO-like brick outer cover in Adidas’ signature blue and sporting the brand’s tri-stripes

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Sustainable sports brand Hylo debuts its ultra-minimal branding

Creative Review

London agency Otherway has designed the branding, which is intended to live between the worlds of sport and sustainability.

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#FridayFive with Shillington Design Teacher Maddy Ritchie

Shillington

Inspiration can come from anywhere. So, on the first Friday of each month, we’re sharing some of our Shillington team’s favourite things from the past four weeks. This month, Shillington Sydney and Online Teacher Maddy Ritchie shares what was on her radar in September. To Follow: 2. To Read: 3.

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How To Pick The Right Color Suited With The Brand Personality

Noupe

Whether you are launching an innovative startup or starting a new business, knowing the right color dynamics on the behavior of your customers can boost the chances of success for your brand. Most clients believe that color is the main trigger when selecting a certain product or service.

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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.

Soviet Space Era Meets Japanese Culture In Four Dots Craft Beer

The Die Line

Expect the unexpected.

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How Can Solopreneur Designers Make Their Business More Efficient?

Noupe

Becoming more efficient is something every business can benefit from. It helps you to work faster and more accurately, ensuring that projects are completed on time and within budget.

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Mary & George – Gelato Inspired by It's a Wonderful Life

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