Visual illustrators, in the past, were never ever mentioned in the same breath as traditional or fine artists, and they have consistently came second best in comparison with traditional graphic designers. Times have changed, and the exciting and fresh art of illustration is now firmly recognized as an art, and is gaining constant popularity, especially with young, adventurous and creative artists.
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.
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.
Natural imagination is the key to creating Fantasy art. It could be a depiction of a magical and mysterious scene, a mythical or supernatural fairy, or even a horrendous blood soaked fiend. Whatever the ingredients of the fantasy scene are, the results are always the same, beautiful, mysterious and thought provoking. The real beauty is that it could be anything that your imagination can muster. Unlike natural imagination, having the skills and knowing the techniques to reflect your imagination on screen or in print needs work, it has to be taught.
The list of cool digital photography techniques and tutorials is endless, you can even find 10 completley different methods to achieve the same effect. Which is the best? It really depends on the photographer and there level of expertise. In this post we have listed our own personal favorites photography techniques with tips tutorials to help you recreate the effect. You will find tecniques for the currently in vogue HDR, Tilt-Shifting and Lomography to the less common and diverse Sabatier and Escher effects. Which ever effect you use, your images are going to look cool and unique.
When a designer releases a free high quality icon set, we are all delighted and grateful. And when a designer releases an icon set accompanied by the .psd files we are ecstatic. An icon set may at times be limited to your requirements, and the chance to extend the icon set, with the use of a .psd file is always helpful.
Sometimes, the smaller elements of a website design, can cause you the most design problems. The simple button is the biggest culprit, you need to craft it so that it will fit seamlessly into your sites layout and designing it so that it helps your readers navigate easily. A difficult combination. All of the tutorials below are to help you create your own custom web site or interface button.
Quite often a films promotion poster does not reflect the quality of the actual film, which is disappointing. But what if the poster was designed differently, with a little bit more artistic and creative license, what would the results be like? How would you feel about the movie? In this post we have taken a look at alternative movie posters from various popular and classic films.
Tracy Lee Stum is considered by Madonnari peers, festival directors and viewers among the finest street painters today, Tracy has participated as an invited featured artist in many festivals and events in the US and internationally. Her paintings have won numerous awards & accolades and she currently holds a Guinness World Record for the largest street painting by an individual, which was set in 2006…
Have you wondered how to create a logo with the quality and distinction of famous logos like Google, Digg, Transformers or Star Wars. With the help of these amazing photoshop tutorials you will get an insight into how professional logos are designed as well as improving your photoshop skills.
Graphic designers never cease to amaze me. Time and time again, they keep on coming up with new, original and creative text effects. Some of these typography effects tutorials are amazing, just have a look at the MEAT text effect, genius at work.
If you have ever tried to make a font very small (usually, anything below 9px), and it becomes unreadable, you are in need of a specially designed mini font, and this post is for you.
Mini-Pixel fonts have and are very popular within Flash applications, but sadly under used everywhere else. Even though, there is no denying Mini pixel fonts have an air of elegance about them.