Author Archive | estefany

Ultimate Photoshop Crash Course – Part III

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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Ultimate Photoshop Crash Course – Part I

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!

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30 Free Comic Fonts

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.

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Digital Revolution in Graphic Design

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.

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Male versus Female Designers

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, […]

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The History of Advertising

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.

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The Bauhaus

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.

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Michael Jackson Artistic Tributes

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 […]

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Huge Roundup: 150 Amazing Wallpapers

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.

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Semiotics: A Powerful Communication Tool For Designers

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 […]

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Starting Your Own Business: When? How? Why?

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 […]

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25 Tutorials using 3D in Adobe Illustrator

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.

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