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Tara Horner (13 Posts)

About: Tara Hornor loves writing about marketing, web and graphic design inspiration, and photography. She is a Senior Editor for Creative Content Experts, a copywriting company that she started with her husband. Connect with @TaraHornor for more design inspiration and marketing help.
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Exploring Current Web Design Trends

The funny thing about current web design trends is that they are both helpful and detrimental. Trends set the standard for design elements and styles that are popular for a specific era, so keeping up with current trends means that web designers and developers are better able to create a modern look for clients. And new trends usually come with…

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Fresh Free Vector Packs for Your Spring Designs

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, spring is right around the corner and, along with it, designs bursting with flowers, butterflies, Easter Eggs, and pastel colors. Most of the holidays in the spring are represented by nature or floral icons. Many weddings also occur in the spring, due to the significance of the season to newness. The following…

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Things You Need to Know about Guest Blogging

One of the ways to help improve your ranking with search engines, and especially Google, is with inbound links – those links that point back to you. Creating inbound links to your company website, blog, or portfolio is difficult to do without guest blogging. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear an audible groan of dismay from many of you reading…

Stunning Fantasy Photographers to Envy

Many would argue that one of the largest and most popular genres in art, especially digital, is fantasy. This style of art can be hand-drawn, painted, created in a drawing or animation software program, or even photographed, which is what this article will be focusing on: Stunning Fantasy Photographers to Envy. A fantasy photograph takes a lot of time to plan, prepare,…

Advanced Illustrator Tutorials – My Favorites

Have you ever wanted a list of only the best advanced Illustrator tutorials that you could reference when needed? I keep finding myself spending too much time scouring the web for techniques, having to watch or read through a bunch of tutorials, to FINALLY find what I was looking for in terms of quality advice. So I went on a…

25 Examples of Monochromatic Art

Colors help our eyes determine detail. Sometimes, however, multiple colors can disguise details that we do not naturally see. Using shades of one color to wash out a photo or art piece can add to the overall impact and bring out details we might have missed. This process of either eliminating all color or reducing the color palette to hues…

Why and How to Write Better Graphic Design Tutorials

For every single quality graphic design tutorial out there, another 50 just plain suck. They’re poorly written, use bad graphics, are about bad graphics, or just altogether skip important steps. It’s a shame, but bad tutorials also create an opportunity for those who are willing to take the time to produce quality work. Writing and publishing graphic design tutorials is…

20 HDR Photographers Worth Watching

Do you need a twist on your photographic inspiration? Check out the following HDR photographers. The techniques they use to create surrealistic images combine multiple exposures to capture a wider range of value and color. Since most HDR photography is used to achieve difficult exposures with wider dynamic ranges, the subject matter of the art tends to be architectural or…

Grunge Toolbox for Web Designers

Grunge websites are a common web design style that can add emotion and depth of character to a website. Some of the most common elements include dirty textures, torn edges, aged paper, and handwritten text. Often, the color palette of grunge includes muted colors that are mostly neutrals. And contrary to popular belief, a design does not have to be…