November, 2020

6 Graphic Design Tips for Non-Designers

Designer Daily

The world of graphic design can be intimidating to newcomers, but at some point most people will at least have to dip their toes in to either bring their own ideas to life, or to get a better understanding of the skills and techniques used by professionals in this field.

How To Get Your Creative Products Featured in the Press

Creative Boom

Photo by Anthony Shkraba from Pexels. You might be a jewellery designer selling products online or an illustrator hoping to push some new prints – whatever you're doing to make a living; you need publicity in magazines, blogs, and newspapers to raise your profile and get new customers.

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How To Avoid Design By Committee

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Here’s a scenario for you: a woman has three young children, each armed with a handful of crayons. They’re happily drawing on a large sheet of paper, cooperating and sharing colors.

Free Photoshop Action to Turn Anything into Gold in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

Turn anything into gold with the help of my free Action for Adobe Photoshop! With the click of a button, this Action will play a series of adjustments that give an image a shiny appearance with yellowy hues that mimic solid gold.

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.

Top 10 Logo Design Trends For 2021

Just Creative

We’re expecting a striking variety of exciting logo design techniques to flourish in 2021. Logaster logo maker has put together a list of the hottest logo design trends that are set to soar in 2021. Check it out! Logo Design Trends 2021. Simplicity. Inventive Typography. Gradients.

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I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Tens of millions of broadsides were printed from the very earliest days of printing. Many were cheap and ephemeral, eventually being recycled or ending up in the trash. Others, like rebus and puzzle broadsides were novel and engaging enough to live longer lives. This is my very brief look at some early examples of these curious so-called hieroglyphic broadsides. The post Emoji b4 emoji appeared first on I Love Typography. typography 19th century ephemera

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30 emerging illustrators to support and follow for inspiration in 2021

Creative Boom

Tess Smith-Roberts. Looking to commission an illustrator, or simply want to be creatively inspired by the latest talent? Then you need to check out the Directory of Illustration.

Illustrator Spotlight: Lydia Ortiz

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How to Create 3D Text Effects in Photoshop with the “Transform Again” Technique

Spoon Graphics

The “Transform Again” command in Photoshop that repeats the previous adjustment with every press of the shortcut has many uses, but one of my favourites is to create faux 3D text effects.

Top 15 Best Procreate Hair and Fur Brushes

Just Creative

When you’re a graphic artist, some of the hardest things to portray accurately on an image are hair or fur. No matter how many times you try it, it just doesn’t seem to look right.

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.

How To Start Your Brand With A Mood Board

Six Leaf Design

One of the first steps to take when you start the branding process is to begin defining your brand. It’s also probably one of the more difficult tasks and involves a lot of time spent thinking about your business and target audience. What appeals to them? What do they like?

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15 New Ways to Master Graphic Design With Domestika

Designer Daily

Graphic design is a highly competitive industry. In order to make it as a professional and stand out, hands-on experience is essential. At Designer Daily, we keep you updated on education resources that will help you acquire new skills and improve your portfolio.

Be inspired by these award-winning branding projects by leading designers

Creative Boom

Critical Mass. Ever wondered what it takes to be an "award-winning" designer? Well, check out these branding projects, and you'll soon have a good idea.

Illustrator Spotlight: Sarah Cliff

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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.

Video Tutorial: Retro Text Effects with Adobe Illustrator’s Blend Tool

Spoon Graphics

Follow along with today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a simple but effective text effect with somewhat of a retro vibe, featuring stacks of text elements that are progressively spaced further apart.

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15 Best Pastel Brushes For Procreate

Just Creative

When you’re an artist, whether it’s digitally or in real life, there are many different mediums that you can choose from to create incredible works of art every time. One of these is pastels.

Here’s Why AI Is Unlikely to Harm Your Web Design Career

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Bring up the subject of artificial intelligence (AI) and it tends to elicit one of two reactions. Either it’s the technology that will save us or it’s going to take our jobs. Both of these responses are understandable. After all, there’s plenty of good AI can bring to the world.

A Design Repository With Over 1’000 Arabic Book Covers

Designer Daily

Apart from obnoxious influencers, Instagram also includes some accounts that are real gems. This account , dedicated to Arabic book covers and maintained by Egyptian designer Moe Elhossieny, is one of these gems.

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

A guide to 2020 Christmas cards by designers, illustrators & makers

Creative Boom

Christmas card bundle by Jot. Now, more than ever, independent businesses need our support. With that in mind, if you're thinking about sending Christmas cards this year, why not purchase something special from an artist, designer or maker?

Illustrator Spotlight: Qianhui Yu

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Video Tutorial: Easily Create Retro Landscapes with an 80s Aesthetic

Spoon Graphics

Today’s video is a reproduction of last month’s written tutorial on how to create your own retro landscape scenes with the help of a huge 80s inspired toolbox named NeonWave.

How to Write Social Media Captions That Engage & Grow Your Audience

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Haley Osborne. Browsing social media posts has become a regular part of our everyday routine. But we don’t actually take notice of all the posts we see, simply because there are so many of them. People have become picky in what they choose to watch or read.

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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.

Top 20 Fonts That Will Be Popular With Designers in 2021

Shillington

Considering how much the world has changed since this time last year, making general predictions for what the next 12 months have in store is a tall order. But when it comes to design, we at Shillington feel we’re on steadier ground.

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Get Professional SVG Designs At A Discount Price On Design Bundles

Designer Daily

As a designer, you should always be on the lookout for trends, resources, and… good deals on these resources. At Designer Daily, we try to keep you updated on the best discounted design resources on the market.

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A long-overdue look at the role graphic design played in Atari's arcade machines

Creative Boom

There was once a time when you could only play video games in arcades. For Atari, its innovative game design played a key role in its growth during the 1970s and '80s – from Pong to Asteroids and beyond.

Photographer Spotlight: Salvatore Di Gregorio

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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.

Save 34% off the Nostalgic Font and Label Collection

Spoon Graphics

My friends at Heritage Type Co. recently launched a magnificent new collection of vintage fonts and ready-made label designs. If you love the detailed design style of vintage branding with ornate embellishments, this extensive set of tools and resources may be just what you’re looking for to create nostalgic logos, packaging designs, posters, wedding invitations, and much more!

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8 Graphic Design & Branding Services for Musicians, Bands & Artists

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Nick Voorhees. It’s no secret that social media is over-saturated with competing interests ruthlessly seeking attention. An unfathomable amount of new posts are uploaded every second and most of us mindlessly scroll while our minds are elsewhere. Like any other business owner, musicians, music producers, DJs and other music creators are forced to navigate these oversaturated waters that are essentially a popularity contest.

15 Free Hero Scene Creator Mockup Templates for Photoshop

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Scene creators are a great way to present your designs exactly the way you want them. A great scene creator will have different elements as separate files or objects that you can place and arrange as you please.

Tailor Brands – A Comprehensive Review

Designer Daily

The marketing space in the modern era is rather competitive. While brands are striving to make excellent products and have product quality at their core, branding is something that not everyone pays heed to.

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24 fonts that will be popular with designers in 2021

Creative Boom

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a pretty weird year all round. And with most of us locked down for months on end, and uncertain of what the future holds, it's not surprising that when it comes to typography, retro styles and nostalgic feels have come to the forefront.

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