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    There is a relatively new maxim that suggests how important your choice of font is. Now, not a lot of people take the time to personalize their choice of font-face. However, when it comes to print and Web material where the choice of font type is almost as essential as what the text says, understanding [...]

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    We’ve touched slightly on the psychology and different perspectives on the influence of font-faces. Now we’ll look into the application of this research into print media and marketing. We would focus on the three perspectives mentioned in the previous post: legibility, suitability, and personality. We’ll also divide print media categories into single page media (or [...]

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    Whether your marketing efforts for Labor Day sales include postcards, sales letters, emails, or even a simple icon on your website, you are sure to find something from the following graphics. The list below includes icons, backgrounds, photos, and more that are perfect for giving your Labor Day marketing pieces the holiday feel they need [...]

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    Many projects require you to design for mulitple types of mediums: postcards, posters, websites, billboards. You can start with a MASSIVE Photoshop file or instead use Illustrator for your designs. Since typography is central to almost any design, Illustrator is the ideal tool if you are going to be using your design in multiple sizes. [...]

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    There’s still time to get your Christmas greeting cards designed and printed! The key to quick, quality designs is to start with the right resources. Once you have quality stock images and fonts, you can quickly put the finishing touches on the design and send it to the presses. Stock images are necessary for the [...]

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    Print portfolios are not dead. While an online portfolio certainly is extremely important in today’s digital age, a print portfolio is still equally important for showing that you know how to design for a project that will be sent to an online printing company. Many clients know that there is a difference between a web [...]

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    As a graphic designer, your most important asset is your imagination. Whenever you visualize and guide a concept into fruition, it is your imagination that is at work. It practically fuels your very being. To maintain and care for this valuable asset and keep your creative juice flowing, you may want to remember the following [...]

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    These days, almost anyone with a computer and Internet connection can create his or her own website. Web 2.0 has made everything simple and user-friendly. However, this was not always the case. There was a time when even a simple text-filled web page would require so much time, effort and complex coding. Here is an [...]

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    Once in awhile an artist finds their calling quite by accident. Carlo Cruz has such a story. As a photographer, Carlo works by day in the fields of architecture but by night, Carlo photographs bboys. For Carlo, the world of breaking is a sub-culture of passion, spontaneity and discipline where authenticity is vital. He often [...]

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    Managing a freelance design business involves many challenges. As a freelance designer, you need to be prepared to manage different projects as well as your finances and other important business matters on your own. Hiring assistants is a great idea – only if you have the budget for it and as a freelancer, this rarely happens. [...]

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    A “Do-it-yourself” design concept is deceptive. For outsiders, a DIY project may seem so simple to create yet in reality, a lot of aesthetic consideration is involved behind every design. In producing interesting DIY things, skills and the insight to work with any available material are important. In this regard, French designer Pierre Lota is [...]

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    Muralist Jason Hulfish knows how to make any child’s fantasy come alive. Fairies, dragons, sports, and underwater adventures are just some of the themes of his murals for children’s rooms. He designs the rooms by painting from floor to ceiling and even incorporating custom furniture like starfighter or pirate ship bed to complete the experience. When [...]

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    Samuel Silva is not your regular artist. Aside from that fact that he is actually a lawyer, he is also a master of using a not-so-ordinary drawing tool – the ballpoint pen. While most of us use ballpoints for doodling, he uses them to create photorealistic drawings. Redhead Girl – Ballpoint Pen Tiger – Bic Ballpoint [...]

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  • 09/02/12--17:14: EL MAC Covers for No Doubt
  • Miles “Mac” MacGregor began acrylic painting and  doing graffiti in the mid ’90s. His main focus is the life-like rendering of human faces and figures. He has since developed his own unique style of rendering – utilizing repeating contour lines that look like ripples and evocative of Turing patterns and indigenous North American art. No [...]

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    A light-based color mode, the RGB color scheme is the visible color spectrum that a computer monitor emits. As such, it is ideal for graphics meant for websites, desktop wallpapers and digital publications. RGB color is not intended for print media  as RGB-based images typically have a resolution of 72 pixels per inch (ppi) instead of [...]

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    There’s still time to get your Christmas greeting cards designed and printed! The key to quick, quality designs is to start with the right resources. Once you have quality stock images and fonts, you can quickly put the finishing touches on the design and send it to the presses. Stock images are necessary for the [...]

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    One of the single most powerful tools in Photoshop is the Clone Stamp Tool. With this feature you can work magic on photos that need to be touched up or have items removed. In the photo below, the woman has a small mole on her face that needs to be cleaned up. The two versions [...]

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  • 08/30/10--22:45: Image Recovery
  • We truly apologize for the absence of images on most of the posts on the site. We are doing our best to get all images back up and running. Thank you for understanding.

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    Brochures are an excellent marketing media for informing clients of products, services, or company, but they can only do their job when clients are intrigued enough to open the cover. Most designers know the vital importance of capturing attention with a smashing design on the cover and stunning graphics and layout throughout the rest of [...]

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    Companies are scurrying to merge their print and online media to become a unified and effective tool for reaching out to their audience. But a constantly evolving landscape of Web design is making it a challenge to come up with effective Web media, and doubly difficult to come up with matching print media. It’s high [...]

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