February, 2022

Quick PR and marketing tips for busy freelance graphic designers and illustrators

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. The clients, the deadlines, the admin: it all adds up to a busy work schedule for any creative freelancer. This means marketing often gets deprioritised.

Animated Corporate Video Examples to Inspire Your Next Campaign

Canny

Are you in need of some animated corporate video examples to inspire your next project? Well, look no further because that’s what we’re covering in this blog post. If you haven’t started experimenting with animated video yet then it’s time to take the plunge.

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Creative Business Card PSD Templates: 35 New Design

Graphic Design Junction

New creative business cards collection of 35 professionally designed business card templates. Each business card is fully customizable and comeup with well organized Photoshop PSD files. All business card templates are perfect for corporate business, agencies or even personal use.

How to Create a Colourful Stacked Text Effect

Spoon Graphics

In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a colourful text effect with several stacked text elements that are progressively spaced further apart and transition through the colour spectrum to produce a rainbow effect.

How to create any design you like in 5 minutes!

Designer Daily

Creating a professional design and doing so in a time efficient manner have been two contradicting goals ever since. But don’t worry, we have just discovered a solution!

Adobe Alternatives – 24 Apps to Rival Adobe Creative Cloud (Free & Paid)

Just Creative

Looking for a affordable Adobe Creative Cloud alternative? We’ve compiled the best Adobe alternatives into one post, including free Adobe CC alternatives. Get 65% Off Adobe Creative Cloud — See our Adobe Creative Cloud discount guide.

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The Month in Type: Feb 2020

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Our monthly roundup of fonts, typography, and graphic design news and inspiration. From Pimp my Wordle and missing webfonts to interviews, must-read books, and design trends — all in the Month in Type.

23 Best Photoshop Actions for Photographers & Designers

Graphic Design Junction

High quality Photoshop actions can turns your photo into a masterpiece that looks amazing. These best Photoshop actions are made for designers and photographers who wanna creative amazing photographs, images and designs.

Illustrator Tutorial: Sketch to Vector Character Illustration

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you my process of converting a rough sketch into a vector illustration by turning one of my old doodles into a cute yeti cartoon character.

“The Purple Pill” by Photographer Christian Michael Filardo

Booooooom

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How to Create a Graphic Design Print Portfolio (with Examples)

Just Creative

Just as Zoom doesn’t give you a way to shake hands, a digital portfolio doesn’t deliver a satisfying tactile experience for prospective clients. This article will teach you how to create a graphic design print portfolio.

Wild in Art brings classic Aardman characters to a town centre near you

Creative Boom

© John Millard Photography. Have you ever wanted to meet beloved Aardman characters like Morph and Shaun the Sheep? Well, now you can thanks to Wild in Art , as it brings sculptures of these iconic animated icons to towns and cities all over the country.

Steven Heller’s Font of the Month: Show

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. In this sixth episode of Font of the Month, Steven Heller takes us on a geo-historical journey from Modernist manifestos and 19th-century wood type to the brightly painted handcarts of Buenos Aires, Argentina — to trace the origins and inspiration for Huy!

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The 10 Best Social Media Kits & Templates for Photoshop

SpeckyBoy

Being active on social media is a must if you want to reach your audience, engage with them, and build their trust. If you want to make sure they engage with your posts, then sharing catchy posts and images are the best ways to stand out in a social media feed, no matter which platform you’re on.

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Refracted Ray Gradient Textures

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a fantastic new collection of textures to download this week, courtesy of Illus.trate. These Refracted Ray Gradients are colourful abstract graphics with grainy details. 20 high-resolution 300ppi textures are included, each with a unique spectrum of colours.

2022 GDUSA People To Watch

Graphic Design USA

Our 2022 GDUSA People To Watch spotlight on creative professionals who embody the spirit of the creative community. It is a tradition that reaches back to 1963.

Download Adobe Acrobat Pro Free or Subscribe with Creative Cloud: Here’s How

Just Creative

Finding the best way to download Adobe Acrobat Pro DC can get confusing if you’re new to the Adobe world. There’s also the question of what it can do for you and whether it’s worthwhile for your business. But don’t worry!

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Geoffroy Pithon's explosive mix of art and graphic design for Claptrap's latest music video

Creative Boom

For its new track Out Of, French band Claptrap appointed Geoffroy Pithon and Gérald Fleury to create a stop-motion music video that mixes paint, drawings and paper cut-outs with a little lettering all in Pithon's distinctive style – a pleasing mash-up that treads a fine line between art and graphic design.

Hot new fonts

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. This month’s hot new fonts include a voluptuous space-aged sans from Jean François Porchez, plus two new gems from Beasts of England that take us from the roaring twenties through the psychedelic 70s, and into the present day with aplomb and pizazz.

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Photographer Spotlight: Sophie Bogdan and Can Dagarslani

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What are Web Design Patterns and Why Are They Important?

Canny

If you’ve ever ran your own site, or simply have a general interest in UX, then you’ve more than likely came across web design patterns before. You might not know what they mean exactly, but you’ve still come across the term, regardless.

10 Minimalism Web Design Tips for 2022

Noupe

The old saying is true: You never get a second chance to make a first impression. For businesses, a website and its design are as important as their front door, if not more so.

Download Adobe Sign for Free or Subscribe with Creative Cloud: Here’s How

Just Creative

Looking to download Adobe Sign for free? This article has you covered. Signing documents digitally has become a new trend in modern days. Adobe Sign is a means by which you can get your signatures digitized. Adobe Sign is the most trusted digital signature solution in the market.

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Verve's new identity for Flutterwave is a celebration of African entrepreneurial spirit

Creative Boom

Dutch agency Verve has launched its new brand identity for African fintech Flutterwave , which has just been valued at over $3 billion, currently making it the highest valued African startup on the continent.

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Featured Fonts: Feb 2022

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Our monthly Featured Fonts Series is an opportunity to highlight some of our favorite typefaces, from hugely popular bestsellers to sometimes overlooked and hidden gems.

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Penn Station Map Welcomes Visitors

Graphic Design USA

Creative Source designed the massive map illustration that enhances the glass and steel spandrel at the East End Gateway to Penn Station.

Amazing Character Design Illustrations By Serag Basel

Graphic Design Junction

? Today I’m going to feature one of my favorite Art Director and ?G G reat Character Design illustration artist “ Serag Basel ”, with his character design illustrations. He was from Cairo, Egypt.

How to Devise a Winning B2B SEO Strategy

Canny

With the right B2B SEO strategy at the ready you can terraform your business, turning it into a bonafide powerhouse that actually influences others to follow you and your techniques. But how do you devise this strategy?

Adobe Sale – Save 25-70% Off Adobe CC (Ends Feb 21)

Just Creative

Adobe Creative Cloud is the software that I use nearly every day – mainly Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign. It’s the industry standard for creative professionals, however, it does come at a premium cost especially for students or beginners who may not be as established. The good news is that JUST Creative is an Adobe partner so we’re the first to know about any Adobe sales, which are rare.

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Illustrated Moments: Andrea Ucini's intimate and emotional works to go on display

Creative Boom

Still Not Worried © Andrea Ucini. You might know Rankin as a leading British photographer, but did you know he also hosts exhibitions at his London studio to support other artists and designers?

“Rest Behind the Curtain” by Photographer Michal Solarski

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Vintage Script Logo Templates with Green and Gold Elements

We And The Color

Download these vintage-inspired script logo templates on Adobe Stock. Adobe Stock contributor @More Profesh created this amazing set of nine script logo templates. Thanks to the use of fully editable vector graphics, you are free to customize these logos in every possible way.

25+ Realistic Mockup Templates For Brand Identity

Graphic Design Junction

Beautiful realistic mockups to help you create elegant and versatile brand presentations that looks stunning. All of the mockup templates are available to adjust the shadow, glare, color, and background design as you wish. Everything is created to make you easier in costumizing the templates.

Full Guide On How To Design A Perfect App Icon

Noupe

In the first quarter of 2021, Google Play had almost 3.5 million apps , and App Store – more than 2,2 million. It means that while users don’t have to limit their demand, developers struggle to keep up with the competitive edge.

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