Hi there! I’m happy to bring to you the third and last part of our Adobe Photoshop crash course. Remember that this is a basic and fast course for people that aren’t used to the software, but are interested in starting to use it. Today we are going to see the (much anticipated) retouching tools, […]
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Here we are for the second part of the Ultimate Photoshop Crash Course (check the first part here). This software is really complex, but we’re making everything simpler for you.
Hi everyone! We have good news for you. We’re making a Photoshop Crash Course (and soon an Illustrator version as well). In a few simple and fast articles we’ll help people with no knowledge of Photoshop learn the basics, so you can start editing and creating!
Hi everyone! We have one more Design History article, talking about the postmodern movements. Many things happened in the art world after the second war. See the most important movements that are still reference for designers.
No more Comic Sans! Nothing personal, just kidding. Who has never needed a nice comic font for speech balloons? There are plenty of good options and styles. Make good use of these 30 comic fonts.
We’re finishing our Design History series with a more contemporary matter: the computer and the graphic design. We’re going to see some great names that we already know, like Apple, Adobe and Microsoft, and how they contributed for the graphic design. Good reading.
Some time ago, we wrote the polemic article “70 designers that shaped the world”. After suggestions, we made the “Another 30 designers that shaped the world”. One thing that called attention was the few women present on the lists. Looking at the 100 designers, only 8 were women – among them, Eileen Gray, Zaha Hadid, […]
Today’s article from the Design History series talks about something we’re used to see all the time in our lives but we don’t really know how it began or expanded so much: advertising. It’s an important matter for designers, advertisers, companies and customers. Check that out.
Here it goes one of the most expected articles from de design history series: The Bauhaus. Let’s see how everything begun, its artists, its influences and many things about the first big school of design, that means so much for us.
Slab Serifs have been emerging as a nice trend, used in casual and dynamic layouts. I L-O-V-E them, so expressive and strong, combined with high contrasts they can make a layout pop. Hope you enjoy them, too.
After the great feedback and suggestions we had with the post “70 designers that changed the world”, we decided to make another list with your suggestions. So, here are more 30 great designers, architects, artists.
In this tutorial we are going to use colors, blending modes and displacement maps to make a flyer for a rave party. Take a look at the final image:
This tutorial is a step-by-step to help you making photo manipulations only with vectorial elements, integrating Photoshop and Illustrator.
Who doesn’t need a handwritten font? They are always useful and charming for informal layouts, notes, etc. Take a look at these beautiful script fonts we pulled together for you.
This blog could not escape the MJ madness. This is just a simple tribute for this amazing artist, who, even when he is not among us (maybe having a drink with Marylin in a secret mansion), is still inspiring and moving us. These are some fan artist tributes from around the web to the one […]
There’s one thing that every computer user loves: wallpapers. And we, the designers, also love to make them. We’ve selected some of the greatest wallpapers on the internet for you, categorized as 3D Illustration, 2D Illustration, Photo Manipulation and Typography. There are 150 on this list, so… help yourself.
There is an important thing present in advertising and other design uses, that we call semiotics. Actually, it’s present in everything in our lives, so deep that we don’t always pay attention and it happens naturally. So, what is this thing that surrounds us and is so important for design and advertising? The semiotics is […]
The idea of working for yourself and administrating your own time is, at least, interesting. Thinking about some advantages of being your own boss, many professional designers are trying to get their slice of the market. Let’s discuss when is the best time to start a business, if it’s really worth, how to get started […]
Last week we selected 20 tutorials using the 3D tool in Illustrator. Now here’s our own tutorial to make a simple graphic become a graphic art.
The Illustrator 3D tool can do amazing things, but it’s still a mystery for many users. Thinking about that, we collected 25 tutorials from beginners to advanced to help those who want to start using this feature and those who want to extract more from that.