Adobe Illustrator can at first seem a little bit intimidating and daunting (speaking from first hand experience) to work with, whereas it is in many ways similar to working within Photoshop (or any other graphic editor), but in others very very different. And the thing is, quite often certain design techniques with Illustrator may seem at first complex, but in actual fact are very very simple – Its just about learning these techniques.
Category Archives Graphic Design
Graphic Design Archives
In this category you will find general articles, professional tutorials and handy tools & resources covering all aspects of graphic design.
DeviantART stands out as one of the most popular means of showcasing your design portfolio, were users of any artistic level can upload there art and allow others to offer a critique. In this article we have rounded up some…
.psd source files are truly amazing and unique resources – not only do they showcase the talents of the artist, but they also offer the opportunity to dig deeper and discover how they were created. They give you the chance to learn, unlike tutorials which are step-by-step, with a .psd file you roll your sleeves and you get your hands dirty delving into its inner workings.
In todays tutorial you will learn how to create a social bookmarking icon set that are wrapped in a photo frame and much just be good enough to hand on your wall…
For many ‘designers’ today, the ‘art of typography’ consists of picking a typeface – and, maybe if the audience is lucky, experimenting with leading, tracking, and kerning.
That’s not to say that there aren’t many extremely talented designers working with type today. Typography is, of course, an intricate art-form.
Although posters as a concept have been used for many centuries, in traditional art years, poster design is a relatively new. It has only been in the last 100 years that poster design has been elevated and recognized as an art-form, and has gained the kind of popularity that no other design category can rival.
Animator and Director, Darcy Prendergast mixes a gritty animated style with a twisted sense of humor to create his amazing and unique animations. Over his many young years, he has won a host of prizes and awards, most notably the 1999 Junior Stanley award, the $20,000 Nescafe Big Break prize, and most notably, being selected for the Annency Festival International du Film d`Animation and Stuttgarts Internationales Trickfilm.
All this and he is only 24.
A business card is the most important tool any designer (or businessman) should have. It delivers the brand of your company and, most importantly, it represents YOU as a creative professional. It gives your potential client a glimpse into who you are, what you can do and your level of professionalism. Lets be honest, high quality work and reasonable pricing do not always speak for its self, but professionalism always does. That is what a client is looking for, someone they can rely on, trust and ultimately deliver the project they require. That is what your business card must reflect.