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10 expert tips for designing with a blurred background [case studies]

Canva

Blurred images: a photography mistake? In some cases, yes, but also a useful design tool. Now, we’re not talking about salvaging a bad photo by slapping a blur effect on it and calling it good enough.

2020 Logo Design Trends & Inspiration

Just Creative

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.

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6 Insightful Photography Tips for Beginners

Richard Bernabe

These insightful photography tips for beginners will give a solid foundation as you start your journey. No esoteric jargon here, just good, solid advice. The post 6 Insightful Photography Tips for Beginners appeared first on Richard Bernabe.

Indigo Design Award 2020 winners all push the creative envelope

Creative Boom

The Indigo Design Award promotes creativity from around the world, highlighting projects that are unique in graphic design, digital, mobile and game design.

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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. Exclusive Font Bundle of 50+ Fonts, 30 Logos.

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30 Best Overlays, Effects & Styles for Photoshop and Illustrator

Just Creative

One of the great things about using Photoshop and Illustrator ( get 40% off here ) is the number of different add-ons that you can download. Made by other designers all over the world, you can easily find that one piece that can take your work to the next level.

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40 best creative podcasts to liven up your day

Creative Boom

The creative industries are ever-changing, and it can be challenging to keep up which developments demand your attention and which can be safely ignored. Podcasts can be a great way to filter out the noise and help you focus on what's important.

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50 Graphic Design Terms You Should Know

Design Wizard

Introduction. You may think graphic design is a whole new world but in reality, it’s been around for years. It even has developed a language of its own. If you’re not in the industry don’t worry, I know these terms may be confusing.

Best Web Design Builder Software in 2020

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Tegan Tedd.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Popeyes by Jones Knowles Ritchie

Under Consideration / Brand

“Eyes on the Prize”. Established in 1927, Popeyes is a quick service restaurant offering a unique New Orleans style menu featuring spicy chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp, and other regional items.

Aurélia Durand on finding her identity, celebrating African culture, and the importance of diversity

Creative Boom

Graphic artist Aurélia Durand creates vibrant work that celebrates the diversity she experienced growing up in a Parisian suburb.

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My Favorite American National Parks For Photography

Richard Bernabe

America's Best Idea offers landscape and nature photographers some the best locations in the world. Here are my five favorite American National Parks for photography. The post My Favorite American National Parks For Photography appeared first on Richard Bernabe.

15 Best Lightroom Presets (Free & Premium)

Just Creative

Adobe Lightroom is an amazing tool for photographers of all skill levels. Part of the Creative Cloud ( get 40% off here ), you can easily import, organize, manage, and find your images.

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Architects, Designers and Planners: #BlackLivesMatter and You Must Speak Up!

Azure Magazine

There is a stain on your masterpiece. Martin Luther King Jr, the revolutionist – not the watered down, palatable, let’s all get along version that white people love – once said, “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”

Whoopi Goldberg calls for 'The Gigantic Change' in a beautiful new animation

Creative Boom

For World Environment Day, Passion Pictures in London has collaborated with Extinction Rebellion to create a beautiful animation starring Whoopi Goldberg and Livia Nelson.

30 websites with beautifully patterned backgrounds

Canva

These days, patterns are everywhere. You’ll commonly find them on great pieces of packaging, inside the covers of several awesome publications, and printed on beautiful rolls of fabric. If you’ve been poking around online lately, chances are you’ve seen patterns being used in web design as well.

How to Increase Your Brand’s Social Media Engagement

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Jack Paxton. Social media engagement is the new currency for business success. Brands that are looking to perform well on social media measure their performance on the amount of engagement they receive on their social media accounts. The more engaged you are with your audience, the more opportunities will arise for your brand. Opportunities like lead generation, remarketing and customer service.

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Noted: New Logo and Identity for Vancouver's North Shore by LOKI

Under Consideration / Brand

“More Bang for Shore Buck”.

Arnaud Montagard's photographs of an American road trip look like Edward Hopper paintings

Creative Boom

Leaving fast-paced New York City behind to set off on a journey across America, French photographer Arnaud Montagard captured a nostalgic side of America that Jack Kerouac might have experienced back in the 1950s.

One-Shot “MOVEMENT” Photography Competition Winners

Trendland

They always have such a great selection photography collection at the International Photography Award. Today, the IPA announced the winners for its special themed photography competition One-Shot “MOVEMENT”. One-Shot “MOVEMENT” Photography Competition Winners.

[New Work] Logo Design & Branding for Primitive Marketing Agency

Just Creative

As designers, it’s always difficult to design for one’s self. You can’t read the label from inside the bottle”. For this reason, Primitive (formally Primitive Social), a large digital solutions agency based in Texas, commissioned me for the rebranding of their agency. The brief in short, was to create an identity that conveyed “old school character, dependability, durability, grit and endurance but with a modern mid-west vibe”.

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Inspiring Work From Home Setups From Designers Around the World

Creative Market

Given the circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many creators have abandoned the routine of heading into the office or working from a cafe, to working from the comfort of their homes instead.

Nastia Calaca on her charming animal sculptures, and the joy of teaching others and building a creative community

Creative Boom

If you're a fan of ceramic art and love to discover new sculptors, then Nastia Calaca is about to become a highlight. The Ukrainian artist crafts charming, "fanciful" animals that wouldn't impress a stern zoologist but would raise a smile.

Dissecting Flowers by Tim van der Most

Trendland

The Dutch photographer Tim van der Most has used his time during lockdown to revisit his botanical photography. His series includes images inspired by botanic illustrations showing the anatomic research of flowers.

Reviewed: Friday Likes 331: From Heavy, Pop & Pac, and studio NUR

Under Consideration / Brand

“From Heavy, Pop & Pac, and studio NUR”. A trio of restaurants that you probably can't go into with beautiful design make up the selection this week, with work from Guadalajara, Melbourne, and Budapest. Persephone by Heavy.

Colour of Currency ? Pantone Colour Guide to Banknotes around the World

The Logo Smith

The post Colour of Currency – Pantone Colour Guide to Banknotes around the World appeared first on The Logo Smith All Content © 2020 TheLogoSmith.co |. Colour of Currency – Pantone Colour Guide to Banknotes around the World.

Prints by 80 artists and photographers to raise funds to support Black Lives Matter

Creative Boom

The people behind The Earth Issue , a collective of creatives and climate activists from all over the world, have pulled together an emergency print fundraiser following the death of George Floyd.

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What Will the Freelance Web Design Business Look Like Post-Pandemic?

Speckyboy Design Magazine

In many ways, web designers are quite fortunate. If that wasn’t already evident before the COVID-19 pandemic, it certainly is now. First, we’re part of an industry that embraces remote work. That’s allowed us to practice social distancing without massive disruptions to daily life.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Dustin by Kurppa Hosk

Under Consideration / Brand

“All we are is Dustin the Wind”. Established in 1984, Dustin is an online based IT-partner with operations in the Nordics and the Netherlands, offering both the products and the hardware as well as the services necessary for companies to establish their IT infrastructures.

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Photographer Spotlight: Tommy Kha

Booooooom

Photo Memphis new york city photographer photography tommy kha

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Aurélia Durand on finding her identity, celebrating African culture, and the importance of diversity

Creative Boom

Graphic artist Aurélia Durand creates vibrant work that celebrates the diversity she experienced growing up in a Parisian suburb.

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The KLM House Mark – Logo Construction Grid Designed by FHK Henrion 1961

The Logo Smith

The post The KLM House Mark – Logo Construction Grid Designed by FHK Henrion 1961 appeared first on The Logo Smith.™ All Content © 2020 TheLogoSmith.co |. The KLM House Mark – Logo Construction Grid Designed by FHK Henrion, 1961.

The Best Calendar Graphics

Design Roast

Graphic designers are the driving force behind beautiful, highly functioning calendars for a wide variety of purposes. Whether you’re designing a wall version or something digital, finding the best calendar graphics allows you to create a little extra oomph and make it useful for consumers.

“Self Portrait as my Mother” by Photographer Silvia Rosi

Booooooom

Photo london photographer photography self portrait as my mother silvia rosi

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