September, 2019

Design Deals for the Week

Designer Daily

Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals. Draft Natural Complete 56-Font Family.

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How to Create Repeating Patterns in Adobe Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

It can be difficult to get your head around how seamlessly repeating patterns work. Any objects that ‘fall off’ one side must reappear on the opposite side of the pattern tile, much like the retro arcade game Asteroids.

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The Best Printers for Graphic Designers in 2019 & How To Choose What’s Right For You

Just Creative

Graphic designers work with print more than most other creatives today.

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We Compost by Seachange

BP&O

Opinion by Richard Baird When organic waste breaks down in landfill, methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is released. This has been identified as a significant contributor to climate change.

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50 amazingly talented graphic designers to follow on Instagram

Canva

In its early days, Instagram used to be all about filtered pictures of your lunch and your pets, but since then it has grown into an immeasurably useful creative tool.

Meditations on Snowflakes

I Love Typography

Born in December 1571 in southwest Germany, Johannes Kepler would go on to become one of the greatest observational astronomers of all time. He would also write books that forever transformed our view of the cosmos.

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Video: How To Create Custom Camouflage Patterns in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you some clever techniques for creating military style camo patterns, using nothing but Photoshop filters. The result is completely randomised, which is perfect for producing abstract shapes and disruptive patterns.

How to Rank for Local Search on Google – The Ultimate Guide

Just Creative

This article was contributed byRavi Sharma. Countless hours have gone in to the study of search algorithms by experts. It is an ever-evolving process that requires diligent training and practice. The best developers have built up a list of resources and techniques that have shown to work efficiently.

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Atlantic Theater 2019 – ’20 Season by Pentagram

BP&O

Opinion by Richard Baird Atlantic Theater Company was founded in 1985 by playwright David Mamet and actor William H. Macy and, since then, has established itself as an influential Off-Broadway theatre group.

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21 creative business cards ideas and how to get the look

Canva

In a world of LinkedIn and professional Instagram pages, we discuss the importance of physical business cards and give you 21 creative business card ideas that will make an impact. In 2019, most of your business interactions probably take place in the digital space.

How to Use Photo Shapes to Maximize Your Graphic Design

Fotor

In advertising, people often use pictures of real people and settings, and the reason why is that the feelings they convey are more likely to resonate and achieve more palpable results. So how to enrich your designs more with real photos is very important. You can use all manner of shapes to do it.

Old Bulgarian Lottery Tickets Were Winning at Design

Designer Daily

I couldn’t find much information about these lottery tickets from communist Bulgaria, but the design alone makes it worth sharing here. Heavily inspired by Russian constructivism, these tickets are an amazing display of great layouts produced with abstract shapes only. Images via Delcampe.net.

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Moderno Sans Font for Access All Areas Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a powerful new premium font to download this week, courtesy of The Free Design Club. Moderno Sans is a bold, chunky italic that oozes strength and fierceness.

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9 Basic Photoshop Adjustments That Beginners Need To Understand

Creative Live

RAW files are not processed within the camera, which means they’re essentially a huge chunk of data for you to mold. Think of them like raw materials found in nature, just waiting to be used for any number of purposes.

How to Choose a Font: A Science-backed Guide

Creative Market

As any graphic designer will tell you, choosing the perfect font for a project can be a love/hate process. The more prevalent and permanent you expect the font choice to be, the more involved you become in the decision.

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30 examples of pastel colors

Canva

When you think pastel colors, the first things that probably come to mind are: Easter. Cupcakes. Babies. But there’s so much more to these soft, muted colors.

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Top of the Tree Fruit, Vegetable, and Produce Packaging Design

Canny

When it comes to fruit and vegetable packaging their is a massive debate going on at the moment regarding the amount of packaging we use for them. The main problem is plastic in packaging is the need for sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging.

Design Deals for the Week

Designer Daily

Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals. 750+ High-Quality UI Sound Effects.

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Easily Create Vintage Logos With This All-In-One Toolkit

Spoon Graphics

If you love the vintage design style you need to get your hands on this brilliant toolkit of fonts, textures, logo templates and graphics from Heritage Type Co.

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Underground World & the man who (thought he) knew everything

I Love Typography

Often described as the man who knew everything, Athanasius Kircher (1602–80) was a German Jesuit polymath of international renown during his own lifetime. He was a prolific author with an astoundingly broad range of interests, writing about everything, from geology and geography to sinology and egyptology, biology, medicine, engineering, theology, anthropology, music theory and linguistics. […].

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My Book, ‘Embroidered Life: The Art of Sarah K. Benning’ is Out Today!

Brown Paper Bag

This post contains some affiliate links. If you make a purchase, Brown Paper Bag may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more here. I’m so excited to announce that my book Embroidered Life: The Art of Sarah K. Benning is out today! It’s been a long time coming and I can hardly believe it’s here.

How to create depth in design

Canva

Don’t get us wrong, there’s certainly a time and place for flat design. But when you want your designs to have a more realistic, embodied feel, flat design…well, falls flat. And this is where depth comes in.

Is It Time for a Brand Refresh? Use This Guide to Help!

Canny

From time to time, it’s only natural to consider a brand refresh. Maybe you’re thinking of completely rebranding, or maybe it’s a case of “tidying it up around the edges.”. Either way, you’re looking for your brand refresh to breathe new life into your business.

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Design Deals for the Week

Designer Daily

Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals. 10 Vintage Effect Photoshop Actions.

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Nail the Vintage Look with This Massive Library of Resources

Spoon Graphics

It is difficult to create convincing vintage-style artwork without the right materials, but tools and resources that are made from real antiques are quite rare!

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A Collection of 15 Modern Food Label Templates to Personalize Your Brand

Creative Market

Sometimes, the first impression customers receive of your brand is your logo or labels. Especially in the food industry, it is essential to have labels that give your brand a unique, recognizable character.

25 Business Flyer Templates (Creative Layout Designs & Industry-Specific Templates)

Tuts Plus

Do you need an impactful and effective way to promote your small or medium-sized business in 2019? It's tough to find advertising that balances high-value information and promotion. Traditional forms of advertising, like business flyers, are still effective.

The history and psychology of colors

Canva

It’s believed that artists invented pigments using a combination of soil, animal fat and burned charcoal as early as 40,000 years ago. In this article, we deep dive into the history of colors and the color psychology behind them.

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The Font Series: Athene

Design Roast

Athene font features a unique look that is a cross between serif and geometric patterns. This is one of those fonts you may not have run across before. It doesn’t come bundled in the Microsoft Suite of products, nor is it listed as a Google font. That means you may not have run across this [.].

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Design Deals for the Week

Designer Daily

Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals. 140 Design Templates for FREE.

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The Best Websites to Hire Freelance Designers

Graphic Mama

Searching for some good platforms to hire freelance designers? In this post, we’ve listed the 30 best sites that will help you find creative and vetted talents. The benefits of hiring freelance designers for your creative project are many.

Five Foolproof Steps to Score More Freelance Graphic Design Jobs

Creative Market

When you’re working as a freelance designer, your next job is always on your mind. No matter how busy you are or how much experience you have, you probably ask yourself “What do I have lined up after this?” at least once a day.

These Dreamlike Illustrations Will Appeal to Cat-Loving Children of the 1990s

Brown Paper Bag

This post contains some affiliate links. If you make a purchase, Brown Paper Bag may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more here. Angie Nguyen creates dreamlike images of cats, boba tea, and video games.

9 terrific font pairs for you to try

Canva

Choosing fonts that pair well with each other is a lot like choosing an outfit. In graphic design, fonts play a huge role in shaping the end result of your design. Below, we share nine modern font pairings that you can try in your next design. There’s a fine art to font pairing.

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