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.

Sub-Categories:
Graphic Inspiration / Illustrator / Logo Design / Photoshop / Typography / Vector

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Pop Art & Graphic Design

The advent of the Pop Art movement in the 50’s didn’t just impress the wealthy, it changed the culture. So iconic and profound were the inspirations and meanings behind this movement that it’s art is still featured, studied and produced to this day. In this article, Adriana Marinica shares some of the history and details surrounding the rise of Pop…

The Art of Creating Proposals your Clients will not Refuse

The most successful and important proposal in my life was a quick win. With the ring decision aside, it was based on three fundamentally important ingredients: clarity, timeliness and problem-solving power. My intentions were clear and unambiguous, the offer was made in due time and solved a relationship evolution dilemma that all couples inevitably face, sooner or later. Simply put,…

Designers’ Guide to Float through the Invoicing Process Successfully

Designers are one of the most interesting professionals of the world. They love their work and do it at their best; however, most of them absolutely freak out when the project comes down to the invoicing process. Basically, all creative professionals find it difficult to handle the money matters, however, money is what they work for and money is what…

Top 50 Graphic Design Photoshop Tutorials from 2011

What a great year 2011 has been for the Photoshop community. With so many new Photoshop tutorials being published daily it has never been easier to learn a new creative techniques that will help reduce your learning curve substantially. In this yearly round-up we have collected the best of them. It covers Illustrating & Painting, Photo Manipulation, Poster Design, Text…

Our Top 20 Posts from 2011

2011 has been Speckyboy’s best year yet in terms of growth. More great readers and followers, more great authors, more great sponsors. However, at the core is (hopefully) great content here on Speckyboy. And just to recap some of our best content, here are our top 20 Speckyboy posts of 2011. Top 20 Speckyboy Posts of 2011 45 Free eBooks…

How many colours are there?

Colour. It’s something that we all use in our web or print work and finding the right colour to highlight, emphasise and stand out from the crowd can be easier said than done. Trying to make a decision about which hex code to use got me thinking, how many colours are there? 3 or 4? Depending on whether you work…

Is a Design House-Style Really Necessary?

In my previous post I mentioned that I was currently developing a website and as part of those developments I wanted to look at introducing a house-style. It seemed like a way to introduce consistency and, for the less web-savvy CMS editors, make editing easier. With anything like this I try and research what is already out there and to…

30 Amazing T-Shirt Designs for Inspiration

As creative professionals are always seeking inspiration from all kind of medias, the t-shirt design field community is huge and highly inspiring. There are lots of communities created out there where you can create and share your ground-breaking t-shirt. The most memorable t-shirt designs are typically quirky, attention-grabbing and more often than not amusing. But not always. Sometimes they are…